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
Hamilton Fish Armstrong Papers
Consists of both personal and public papers of Armstrong (Princeton Class of 1916), including correspondence, notebooks, memoranda, writings, memorabilia, photographs, and clippings. The correspondence series is a major resource for the shaping of 20th-century American foreign policy. It documents the history of the Council, the expanding role of FOREIGN AFFAIRS magazine, the interactions of Armstrong and Archibald Cary Coolidge in shaping the journal, and Armstrong’s extended discussions with public servants, academics, and journalists regarding leading issues between 1920 and 1972.
William W. Lockwood
The bulk of the William W. Lockwood Papers relate to the American Institute of Pacific Relations (IPR). These papers specifically document the IPR and Lockwood's activities within the IPR during the McCarthy era, and include minutes, correspondence, conference reports and IPR research projects and publications. A significant amount of the IPR papers concern the investigation of the IPR by Senator Joseph McCarthy and Senator Pat McCarran and the subsequent 1952 Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearings on the alleged Communist activities of the organization and some of its members.
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 P. Bundy Papers
The William P. Bundy Papers are arranged by form and consists of correspondence,
speeches, articles, memoranda, appointment books, and trip and book notes. A small
portion of the collection documents Bundy's career in public service including Deputy
Assistant Directory, Office of National Estimates, Central Intelligence Agency;
Deputy Assistant Secretary and Assistant Secretary of Defense, International Security
George F. Kennan Papers
Kennan's papers document his career as a scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study and his time in the Foreign Service, and include his correspondence files, published and unpublished writings, and personal files. Many of the papers are related to his study of Russian history and foreign policy or his critical analysis of American foreign policy.
William Cattell Trimble Papers
The William C. Trimble Papers reflect Trimble's career in the Foreign Service, with more documentation from his years in Brazil, Cambodia, Germany, and from his work covering Africa. Most of the material is routine in nature, but letters detailing his views and the challenges he faced in his various postings can also be found.
Freedom House Records
The Freedom House Records contain the administrative records of this organization. The collection consists of various forms of textual, graphic and audiovisual materials. The collection provides an overview of the organization and its activities, primarily through 1993. Many of the more recent records remain in the hands of the organization.
William Burgess Papers
The William Burgess Papers document Burgess' tenure on the U.S. Tariff Commission. Included are correspondence, memoranda, reports, charts, and graphs, all compiled while Burgess was a member of the Tariff Commission. The material includes details on the inter-workings of numerous industries and the establishment of tariffs on imports including butter, china, fabrics, metals, pottery, and sugar, as well as documents related to general tariff legislation.Please see series descriptions in contents list for additional information about individual series.
Fight for Freedom, Inc. Records
The Fight for Freedom, Inc. Archives documents the views and activities of a national citizen’s organization that was formed in April 1941 to press for the United States’s immediate entry into World War II in defense of Britain and other victims of Nazi aggression. The collection consists of organizational records and material acquired in the course of Fight for Freedom’s work, including correspondence, speeches, writings, press releases, administrative records, printed matter, photographs, phonograph records, and ephemera.
William Alfred Eddy Papers
Consists of papers of Eddy (Princeton Class of 1917). Included are notes and articles (and drafts) concerning his interests in the Arabic language, 18th-century literature, and Jonathan Swift; Hobart College presidency correspondence and related scrapbooks; military documents regarding his role in planning WWII North African landings, the President Roosevelt/King Ibn Saud meeting at the Suez Canal, and the U.S. treaty with Yemen (1946); numerous addresses, some college journals, and class notebooks; and photographs of Middle East dignitaries and landscapes.
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