American History/20th Century

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Karl L. Rankin Papers

    This collection contains mostly correspondence and memoranda between Rankin and other Government officials. There exist some writings, mostly official reports. A list of correspondents and subjects identified by year follows the container listing.

  • Clifford Nickles Carver Papers

    Consists primarily of correspondence relating to the work of Carver (Princeton Class of 1913) as secretary (1914-1915) to Walter H. Page, the American ambassador in London, as secretary (1915) to Edward Mandell House in Europe, and as assistant to Bernard M. Baruch working for the War Industries Board, and to his commission in the U.S. Navy attached to the Office of Naval Intelligence (1917-1918).

  • Raymond Blaine Fosdick Papers

    The majority of the collection consists of correspondence relating to the political events occurring during World War I. The collection also contains articles, books, memorandum, reports, and photographs.

  • Frank Thompson Papers

    The Thompson Papers consist of the files maintained by Frank Thompson's offices throughout his political career, beginning with his election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1955. They include speeches, statements, correspondence, copies of replies to constituents, records relating to congressional committees, agencies, and cases, government publications, photographs, and other printed materials.The collection contains information on foreign relations, civil rights, social security and Medicare, public utilities, and New Jersey state matters.

  • Jacob D. Beam Papers

    The correspondence, filed chronologically and separated by decade, ranges from Beam's Foreign Service exam results to a letter from Nixon commending his book. Many of the letters are in appreciation of his service, hospitality and friendship sent by State Department figures and visiting dignitaries. (One typical note, addressed to Mrs. Beam, sends thanks for efforts and gifts bestowed, reading: “Our first American hose and toilet articles were especially appreciated.”) Other correspondence includes official certifications and instructions.

  • Julian L. Street Papers on Theodore Roosevelt

    Street's papers on Theodore Roosevelt are composed of correspondence, the majority being letters from Roosevelt to Street, as well as copies of articles, clippings, and other related materials which Street collected and prepared for a book of manuscript materials documenting his association with Roosevelt.

  • Clarence B. Randall Papers

    Consists of 78 bound volumes containing Randall's journals, articles, and speeches concerning his relationships with Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard M. Nixon, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon B. Johnson, and his government posts as chairman of the Commission on Foreign Economic Policy (1953-1954) and the Council on Foreign Economic Policy (1956-1961), as special consultant and special assistant to Eisenhower on foreign economic policy (1954-1961), special emissary to Turkey (1956) and Ghana (1961), and as chairman of the Dept.

  • Project on Ethnic Relations Records

    Consists of paper and digital reports and records of consultations, meetings, roundtables and discussions and preparations for them, and correspondence with leaders of political parties and representatives of governments and international organizations. Some of the records are in the form of published reports that summarize the positions of the disputants and interlocutors and the substance of their debates, providing a detailed picture of the nature of their claims and counterclaims and changes over time.

  • Frank W. Notestein Papers

    The Frank W. Notestein Papers document his position as a leader in the field of
    population and fertility research through his involvement at Princeton
    University as the Director of the Office of Population Research and as a faculty
    member (although the papers do not include substantial information on his
    classes or students), as well as through his work with the Population Council
    and the Population Association of America. It also documents his significant

  • Woodrow Wilson Collection

    The Woodrow Wilson Collection consists of Wilson holdings which have been acquired by the Princeton University Library Department of Special Collections gradually over many years by purchase and gifts from many sources. The collection is rich in material prior to Wilson's presidential years, although it is not limited to this period; researchers will find materials documenting both the public and private life of Woodrow Wilson.

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