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..

Dates: 1913-1951.

Extent: 49.4 linear feet, 191 boxes/volumes

Languages: English.

Access Restrictions

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.

Preferred Citation

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.

    Title Date Container
    Subseries 2A: Adjustment Plans 1943-1945 Explore Multiple Containers
    Subseries 2B: American Commission to Negotiate Peace at the Versailles Conference 1918-1920 Explore Multiple Containers
    Subseries 2C: Council of National Defense 1917-1919 Explore Multiple Containers
    Subseries 2D: National Industrial Conference 1919 Explore Multiple Containers
    Subseries 2E: National Transportation Committee 1916-1932 Explore Multiple Containers
    Subseries 2F: Rubber Survey Committee 1942-1945 Explore Multiple Containers
    Subseries 2G: Saratoga Springs Commission 1929-1930 Explore Multiple Containers
    Subseries 2H: United Nations Atomic Energy Commission 1946-1949 Explore Multiple Containers
    Subseries 2I: United States War Industries Board 1913-1923 Explore Multiple Containers
    Subseries 2J: Subject Files 1942-1945 Explore Multiple Containers

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