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
Arthur Bullard Papers
Consists of the papers of Bullard, chronicling the major world political and economic events of World War I and its aftermath.
Jacob Newton Beam correspondence
Contains personal correspondence of Jacob Newton Beam (Princeton Class of 1896, professor of German, 1899-1927), including a file of letters from his son, Jacob Dyneley Beam (Princeton Class of 1929), while serving at the American embassies in London, Germany, the Soviet Union, and Indonesia.
Ann Whitman Papers on John Foster Dulles
Whitman's Papers on John Foster Dulles consist of photocopies of a portion of Whitman's files concerning secretaries of state John Foster Dulles and Christian A. Herter. The majority of the files consist of correspondence of John Foster Dulles, often with President Eisenhower or United States government officials, and also include a small amount of similar material of Christian A. Herter. The correspondence is predominantly concerned with United States foreign policy and world events.
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.
Anne Martindell Papers
The Anne Martindell papers document Martindell's personal and professional activities from the 1920s to the 1990s. The bulk of the collection concerns Martindell's professional career in New Jersey politics, the State Department's Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, and as ambassador to New Zealand and Western Samoa. There is little material related to the United States-New Zealand Council, which Martindell helped to found.
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).
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.
Hugh Moore Fund Collection
Consists of correspondence, memoranda, articles, speeches, photographs, and
posters belonging to Moore, relating to his interest in the areas of world peace
and world population. The organizations which the Hugh Moore Fund supported or
on which Hugh Moore served include the United Nations Association, the League of
Nations, American Council on NATO, the Atlantic Citizen's Congress, the Atlantic
Allen W. Dulles Papers
The Allen W. Dulles Papers contains correspondence, speeches, writings, and photographs documenting the life of this lawyer, diplomat, businessman, and spy. One of the longest-serving directors of the Central Intelligence Agency (1953-1961), he also served in a key intelligence post in Bern, Switzerland during World War II where he established his reputation as an intelligence operative with the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). The collection is useful for understanding the role of both a private citizen and public servant's role in the shaping of United States foreign policy.
Harold Sprout Collection on the London Naval Conference (1930)
Consists of Sprout's collection of copies of papers in the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library (Iowa) pertaining to the London Naval Conference of 1930 which resulted in a treaty for the limitation of naval armaments and the exchange of information concerning naval construction between the United States, Great Britain, and Japan. Included are notes, correspondence, and reports of Herbert Hoover, Henry L. Stimson, Edward P. Bell, Charles F. Adams, and members of the American delegation to the naval conference.
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