Princeton holdings are particularly strong in in documenting the architects of the Cold War and include the papers of Hamilton Fish Armstrong, James A. Baker III, George W. Ball, Bernard M. Baruch, Allen W. Dulles, John Foster Dulles, James V. Forrestal, George F. Kennan, David E. Lilienthal, George S. McGovern, and Adlai E. Stevenson. All of these collections can be searched using the Finding Aids website.
Collections with Divisional Holdings
John Lewis Gaddis Papers on George F. Kennan
The John Lewis Gaddis Papers on George F. Kennan contain interviews conducted by Gaddis for his authorized biography of noted diplomat and historian George F. Kennan and include transcripts and recordings of the interviews. Gaddis interviewed Kennan, his family, and his colleagues in the United States government and in academia about the entire span of Kennan's life and career.
Charles A. Eaton Papers
The collection consists of Eaton's files on the United Nations Conference in San Francisco in 1945, at which he was a United States delegate and signatory of the Charter. There is correspondence from Harry S. Truman, Dean Acheson, and others involved with the conference, concerning Eaton's appointment as a delegate, copies of the charter, and photographs of the conference. There are also copies of a New Jersey General Assembly resolution written during Eaton's term as congressman concerning the United Nations Charter, and news clippings about Eaton's death on January 23, 1953.
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.
Chalmers Benedict Wood Papers
This collection includes writings, correspondence, clippings, and State Department documents from Chalmers Benedict Wood's time as a Foreign Service Officer in Vietnam in 1967-1969.
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.
Carol Evans Collection on Adlai E. Stevenson
Consists of papers retained by Carol Evans while she was secretary (1948-1961) of Stevenson and, later, assistant editor of The Papers of Adlai E. Stevenson (1972-1979), which were edited by Walter Johnson. Included are copies of general correspondence (1954, 1957-1961) of Stevenson (Princeton Class of 1922), some of his notes, correspondence with Evans, and photographs, as well as tape recordings of tributes after his death, interviews with Evans about him, and Evans' personal (1953-1965) and editorial (1972-1978) correspondence.
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
Bob Guldin Interviews with George F. Kennan
This collection includes audiocassettes of interviews between Bob Guldin and George F. Kennan, and two publications which include articles of these interviews.
John Bartlow Martin Papers on Adlai Stevenson
The John Bartlow Martin papers on Adlai Stevenson contain transcripts of interviews and Martin's notes used in the preparation of the two volume biography, Adlai Stevenson of Illinois (1976) and Adlai Stevenson and the World (1977).
Brooks Emeny Papers
Consists, for the most part, of correspondence, articles, speeches, reports, and printed publications relating to the various organizations in which Emeny (Princeton Class of 1924) participated, including the Atlantic Council of the United States, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Foreign Policy Association (president, 1947-1953), the Cleveland Council on World Affairs (president, 1935-1948), and the Institute of Pacific Relations.
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