Series 4: Notebooks and Memoranda

6 boxes

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: 1928-1972.

Extent: 6 boxes

Languages: English.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research use.


The Notebooks and Memoranda series is arranged chronologically dating from 1928 to 1972. Armstrong's notebooks are essentially a journal or diary of typed observations on politics, world events and economics, as well as his notes from dinners, meetings and interviews, including his candid impressions of people. The series contains memoranda of conversations Armstrong had with Hitler, Mussolini, Tito, the Dalai Lama, John Foster Dulles, and Franklin D. Roosevelt, among others. Journal entries will also be found in the State Department subseries of the Organizations and Committee series, in the United Nations Conference on International Organization series, and in the Subject Files series.

Armstrong's memoranda from his trips abroad is also significant to this series. They detail meetings which heads of state, ambassadors, royalty, military personnel, and other influential people as well as Armstrong's notes on the country. Also included are copies and drafts of some of the articles and speeches he wrote over the years. Materials similar to those found in this series are often found in other series in the papers, for instance in the Daily Journal subseries of the UNCIO, and the Correspondence, Writings, Travels and Subjects series.


(arranged chronologically)

Preferred Citation

Series 4: Notebooks and Memoranda; 1928-1972; Hamilton Fish Armstrong Papers, Public Policy Papers, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.

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    Title Date Container
    1928-1938 1928-1938 Box 99, Folder 1-11
    1939-1946 1939-1946 Box 100, Folder 1-8
    1947-1951 1947-1951 Box 101, Folder 1-6
    1952-1958 1952-1958 Box 102, Folder 1-7
    1959-1963 1959-1963 Box 103, Folder 1-7
    1964-1972 1964-1972 Box 104, Folder 1-10

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