- Series 2: Political Activities, 1917-1945
Series 2: Political Activities, 1917-1945
49.4 linear feet, 191 boxes/volumes
This collection is stored at Mudd Manuscript Library.
Requests will be delivered to Public Policy Papers, MUDD Reading Room
Collection Creator: Baruch, Bernard M. (Bernard Mannes), 1870-1965..
Extent: 49.4 linear feet, 191 boxes/volumes
The collection is open for research.
This series contains records pertaining to Baruch's involvement in politics, 1917-1945. Among the activities documented in this series are Baruch's activities as the leader of the War Industries Board, a government agency that coordinated the purchase of war supplies during World War I, 1917-1918; his service as a member of the American Commission to Negotiate Peace, a commission appointed by President Woodrow Wilson to negotiate formal treaties following World War I, January 1, 1918-December 9, 1919; his involvement involvement with President Woodrow Wilson's Council of National Defense, an organization formed to coordinate national resources during wartime, 1917-1919; his service as as chairman of the Public Group at the National Industrial Conference in October 1919, a conference convened by President Woodrow Wilson to address industry and labor issues; involvement in the Saratoga Springs Commission, 1929-1930, a commission appointed by Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt to develop the mineral springs in Saratoga Springs, NY and establish a Mineral Springs Authority in New York; his activities as the head of the Rubber Survey Committee, an advisory body appointed by President Roosevelt to investigate the natural rubber supply, reuse of old tires, and manufacture of synthetic rubber, 1942-1945; his service as a member of the War and Post-War Adjustment Unit of the U.S. Office of War Mobilization and as an adivsor to its director, James F. Byrnes, 1943-1944; his mission to England for President Roosevelt in 1945 which was interrupted by the President's death; and his service as the United States representative to the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission, 1946, a commission founded by the first resolution of the U.N. General Assembly to make recommendations on the peaceful use of atomic energy.
Divided into the following subseries: Adjustment Plans, 1943-1945; American Commission to Negotiate Peace at the Versailles Conference, 1918-1920; Council of National Defense, 1917-1919; National Industrial Conference, 1919; National Transportation Committee, 1916-1932; Rubber Survey, 1942-1945; Saratoga Springs Commission, 1929-1930; United Nations Atomic Energy Commission, 1946-1949; War Industries Board, 1917-1918; Subject Files, 1942-1945.
Series 2: Political Activities, 1917-1945; 1913-1951; Bernard M. Baruch Papers, Public Policy Papers, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.