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..
Extent: 3 boxes (2 partial)
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.
Subseries 2L: State Department; 1939-1949; Hamilton Fish Armstrong Papers, Public Policy Papers, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.