American History/20th Century

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • John Foster Dulles Papers

    The Dulles papers document his entire public career and his influence on the formation of United States foreign policy, especially for the period when he was Secretary of State, and include his correspondence files, as well as his writings, reports, and memorabilia. The papers include materials on his work regarding the formulation of treaties, United States-Soviet Union relations, atomic weapons and energy, the United Nations, and efforts for establishing and maintaining world peace.

  • Isaac W. Carpenter Papers

    Consists of seventeen notebooks containing a summary record of Carpenter's term in office as assistant secretary and controller for the Department of State from 1954 to 1957. Included are notes, correspondence, transcripts of conversations, schedules, reports, speeches, diaries, a few photographs, newspaper clippings, and other printed matter primarily relating to budgetary and fiscal controls, personnel administration, and the operations of the Foreign Service, with files on two trips to Europe and the Middle East (1954 and 1955).

  • Osmond K. Fraenkel Diaries

    This collection contains typed extracts taken from his diary that pertain to his work with the ACLU. These excerpts, arranged chronologically, consist primarily of his notes on ACLU meetings, monthly luncheons, conferences, and court cases. Fraenkel details the conversations and opinions of Roger Baldwin, Arthur Garfield Hays, Patrick Malin, and others.All excerpts are dated and contain both factual information and editorial comments by Fraenkel. Some entries are retrospective, though most were recorded shortly after events occurred.

  • William Fitts Ryan Papers

    The collection contains material from Ryan's time as a United States Congressman including campaign materials from New York and Washington D.C., correspondence, research and subject files, and office records. There are also files from his home office and personal papers.

  • Charles W. Yost Papers

    Yost's papers document his professional life in the Foreign Service, as well as his time in academia, and include his correspondence, writings, and photographs. The papers document Yost's service as ambassador to the United Nations, as well as his work in Europe and Asia in several diplomatic posts, notably in Laos and the Middle East.Please see the series descriptions in the contents list for additional information about individual series.

  • American Civil Liberties Union Records: Subgroup 3

    These records document the administration and work of the ACLU's national office,
    regional offices, and legal projects, with particular emphasis on the areas of civil
    rights, children and women's rights, freedom of speech (and all First Amendment
    questions), and due process, among many others. The records include case files,
    correspondence, meeting minutes, research files, and files of staff members. A large

  • Frank Augustus Scott Papers

    Consists of papers of Scott relating, for the most part, to his positions as chairman of the General Munitions Board during World War I, co-founder and chairman of the War Industries Board (1917), chief of the Cleveland Ordnance District (1924-1928), and adviser to the Army Industrial College (1925). Included are speeches by Scott and others, correspondence (1912-1954) including letters from Newton D. Baker, Palmer E. Pierce, and Bernard M. Baruch, reports, minutes of meetings, journal notes, printed matter, clippings, and photographs of army officers and friends.

  • John Foster Dulles oral history collection

    This collection consists of 282 transcripts of tape-recorded interviews concerning
    John Foster Dulles (Princeton Class of 1908) and his times by men and women who knew
    and worked with him, such as Roswell P. Barnes, Robert R. Bowie, Walter Judd, and
    Carl McCardle. Some of the main topics covered in the various interviews are the
    Versailles Treaty, the League of Nations, the Federal Council of Churches, the San

  • Hugh C. Wallace Papers

    Consists of correspondence primarily of Wallace, former member of the Democratic National Committee in 1916, relating to the campaign and reelection of president Woodrow Wilson. As Wallace was appointed American ambassador to France in 1919, there is also correspondence concerning the signing of the peace treaty of Versailles and the Supreme Council and Conference of Ambassadors in Paris. Also included is correspondence with Robert Underwood Johnson and William Colby, as well as a memorandum, concerning E.M.House.

  • Norman Armour Papers

    The collection contains approximately 145 letters to Armour, somewhat affectionate and personal in nature, from Presidents Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower and Nixon.Other notable correspondents include John Foster Dulles, Dean Acheson, Henry Stimson, George Kennan and other State Department figures, various U.S. Senators, and J.

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