American History/20th Century

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • George W. Ball Papers

    The George W. Ball Papers contain correspondence, memoranda, reports, speeches,
    telecons, minutes, appointment books, writings, scrapbooks, clippings, financial
    information, legal documents, photographs, memorabilia and audiovisual material
    documenting the private and public life of this lawyer, under secretary of state,
    ambassador, author and investment banker.The material is arranged chronologically unless otherwise noted and includes items in

  • William H. Walker Cartoon Collection

    Consists of approximately 1000 pen-and-ink drawings for cartoons which Walker published in Life magazine between 1894 and 1922. Walker’s images touch on topics including the presidencies of Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, the invasion of the Philippines, the rise of the railroads, voting rights, political corruption, isolationism, xenophobia, World War I, women’s rights, child labor, strikes, and colonialism. Walker’s largest topic of satire revolved around domestic political policy. The melting pot theory became a major area of Walker’s exploration.

  • John J.B. Shea Papers on Adlai E. Stevenson

    The correspondence, inter-office memoranda, public opinion polls, reports, press releases, issue files, newsletters, campaign ephemera and audio tapes detail the relationship between the central New York committee and its local affiliates, and their efforts to get Stevenson nominated as well as elected.

  • David E. Lilienthal Papers

    This collection consists of the papers of Lilienthal spanning his entire career.

  • Allen W. Dulles Papers: Digital Files Series

    The Allen W. Dulles Digital Files contain scanned images of professional correspondence, reports, lectures, and administrative papers. The Agency culled these documents from Dulles's home office immediately after his death in 1969 and they continue to maintain the originals. The Agency redacted the documents and provided PDF scans to Princeton University in Spring 2007.

  • Paul D. Tillett, Jr. Papers

    The papers of Paul D. Tillett, Jr. largely relate to his study, “The Social Costs of the Loyalty Programs.” The most significant part of this collection is the responses to questionnaires Tillett sent to academic professionals and a few federal employees in 1964, who were adversely affected by official inquiries into Communist activities during the 1950s. The questionnaire was designed to evaluate the long-term financial and psychological consequences of the anti-Communist crusade.

  • George S. McGovern Papers Series 5: Audiovisual Materials

    The Audiovisual Materials Series documents George McGovern's political career,
    including his years in the House of Representatives 1956-1960 (no materials dating
    from 1956), his service as Special Assistant to the President, in which function he
    directed the Food for Peace Program (1961-1962), and his senatorial career
    (1962-1981). In addition, the series contains campaign materials from McGovern's
    House and Senate campaigns as well as his 1972 presidential campaign and his

  • William O. Baker Papers

    Baker's papers document his government service beginning with President Eisenhower, as well as his career at Bell Labs, and include correspondence, writings, and reports. The papers include materials on his governmental service at both the federal and New Jersey state level, notably for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (PFIAB), President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC), New Jersey Board of Higher Education, and New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology.

  • John Foster Dulles State Department records

    The collection consists of 192 reels of microfilm, totaling about 131,000 individual microfilm frames, as well as a series of declassified documents. The collection can be characterized in general as the State Papers of Secretary John Foster Dulles, 1953-1959. The originals of all papers, with the exception of Mr. Dulles's personal appointment book, are located in the Department of State.

  • David Aiken Reed Papers

    Consists of scrapbooks of primarily newspaper clippings, but also photographs, correspondence, and copies of speeches, documenting the career of Reed (Princeton Class of 1900) between 1914 and 1940. Clippings also document, among other subjects, World War I, the 1932 Bonus March, the 1936 Johnstown, Pennsylvania, flood, and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Notable correspondents include Herbert Hoover, Henry Luce, and General John J. Pershing. Some Hoover correspondence and clippings relate to Reed’s participation in the London Naval Conference of 1930 as the U.S delegate.

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