Subseries 2L: State Department

3 boxes (2 partial)

This collection is stored at Mudd Manuscript Library.

Requests will be delivered to Public Policy Papers, MUDD Reading Room .

Collection Creator: Armstrong, Hamilton Fish, 1893-1973..

Dates: 1939-1949.

Extent: 3 boxes (2 partial)

Languages: English.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research use.


In 1941 the State Department organized a Division of Special Research along the same lines as the Council on Foreign Relations War and Peace study committees. In 1942 the State Department established an Advisory Committee on Postwar Foreign Policies. Armstrong was one of several committee members from outside the State Department, serving on the Subcommittees on Political Problems and Territorial Problems. Armstrong was also a member of the European organization subcommittee formed in 1944.

The State Department files contain general correspondence and memoranda followed by various committee files. The State Department correspondence and general memoranda files contain correspondence regarding the organization of the Advisory Committee, memoranda and information on meeting arrangements, matters of general concern to the members, and memoranda from subcommittees of which Armstrong was not a member. The Joint Meetings File documents meetings between two or more of the subcommittees and includes correspondence, articles, agendas, and notes.

The materials from the Political and Territorial Subcommittees consist of memoranda for discussion, printed material, and Armstrong's handwritten notes. There are also two files containing Armstrong's private memoranda about the meetings.


No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

Preferred Citation

Subseries 2L: State Department; 1939-1949; Hamilton Fish Armstrong Papers, Public Policy Papers, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.

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    Title Date Container
    General Correspondence/Memoranda 1939-1942 Box 78, Folder 10-11
    General Correspondence/Memoranda 1943-1948 Box 79, Folder 1-3
    Advisory Committee - Joint Meetings 1942-1943 Box 79, Folder 4
    Advisory Committee - Political Subcommittee 1942-1943 Box 79, Folder 5-6
    Advisory Committee - Political Subcommittee HFA's pencilled notes 1942-1943 Box 79, Folder 7
    Advisory Committee - Political Subcommittee HFA's Journal Entries 1942-1932 Box 80, Folder 1-2
    Advisory Committee - Territorial Subcommittee 1942-1943 Box 80, Folder 3-4
    Advisory Committee - European Organization Subcommittee 1944 Box 80, Folder 5
    Consultative Meeting on Strengthening International Organization 1947 1949 Box 80, Folder 6
    Policy Planning Staff 1948 Box 80, Folder 7

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