World War I
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Melvin A. Hall Papers
Consists of diaires, correspondence, published and unpublished writings, medals, awards, photographs, and scrapbooks of Hall (Princeton Univerrsity Class of 1910). The collection contains diaries Hall kept throughout his life which chronicle his travels and his reflections on transportation conditions; personal and business correspondence; official documents and reports from his tenure with the American Financial Mission to Persia (1922-1927) which reflect his work as a provincial administrator.
Lindley M. Garrison Papers
Garrison's papers document his service as Secretary of War and include correspondence, writings, and newspaper clippings. The correspondence includes letters between Garrison and government officials, legislators and citizens, and includes discussions of military policy and business pleasantries. The majority of the papers document United States military preparation before entering World War I, and also includes materials regarding the Philippines and Mexico.
Liberty Loan Committee Records
The Liberty Loan Committee Records document the four Liberty Loan and the Victory Loan campaigns and include advertisements, committee memoranda, forms and descriptions of the loans, and subscription information. Additionally, the records include materials about other organizations active during World War I, especially those involved in fundraising and aid work, including the sale of war savings stamps by the National War Savings Committee.Please see the series descriptions in the contents list for additional information about individual series.
Joseph Coy Green Papers
This collection consists mainly of papers of Joseph Coy Green (Princeton Class of 1908) relating to his government positions: as an official in the Department of State including his appointment as special representative to the International Institute of Agriculture in Rome (1931), chairman of the Armaments Commission (1944-1946), member of the U.S. Mission to observe the elections in Greece (1946), director of the Foreign Service Board of Examiners, and ambassador to Jordan (1952-1953).
James M. Beck Papers
Consists primarily of correspondence, articles, addresses and scrapbooks which document Beck's long public service career. A significant portion of the correspondence concerns limited government and the constitutionality of certain measures. An important portion of this series is Beck's correspondence with Harry M. Daugherty, Attorney General under Warren G. Harding, concerning Daugherty's trial. Subject files contain correspondence on specific issues surrounding Beck's books, legal cases, speeches, and publications and include the New Deal and Republican party politics.
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.
Hugh Lenox Scott Papers
Consists of papers of Scott relating primarily to his mission as a military member of the Special Diplomatic Commission headed by Elihu Root, which was sent to Russia by Woodrow Wilson in 1917 to encourage the Russian people to continue participation in World War I and to assure them of American aid.
Herbert Adams Gibbons Papers
Consists of papers of Gibbons from the periods when he was a foreign correspondent (1909-1916) in Greece, Spain, Turkey and other Near Eastern countries, a serviceman with the American Expeditionary Forces in France (1917-1918), and a correspondent (1920-1931) for various American magazines in Europe, the Orient, and Africa. Included are articles, dispatches, proofs for PARIS REBORN (1915), and interviews and reports concerned with World War I, U.S. foreign policy, French civilian relief, and European relations with the Near and Far East. Also included are material about Richard E.
H. Alexander Smith Papers
The H. Alexander Smith Papers document his career as a lawyer, executive secretary and lecturer at Princeton University, and United States Senator from New Jersey. The bulk of documentation focuses on his tenure in the Senate and the period immediately after, when he served as a Special Consultant on Foreign Affairs to the Secretary of State. The papers also contain documents created during his work at Princeton.
Gilbert F. Close Papers
The papers consist of personal and professional correspondence from Close's tenure in the government, as well as items gathered while traveling with President Wilson to Europe in 1918-1919 for the Paris Peace Conference. Many photographs from the trip are part of the collection, including multiple photos of President Woodrow Wilson, Britain's David Lloyd George, France's Georges Clemenceau, and Italy's Vittorio Orlando.Please see the series descriptions in the contents list for additional information about individual series.
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