Bernard M. Baruch Papers
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- Baruch, Bernard M. (Bernard Mannes), 1870-1965.
- Title and dates:
- Bernard M. Baruch Papers
- bulk 1917-1965
- Baruch was a financier and public adviser. This collection consists primarily of public papers relating to Baruch's various involvements in government affairs.
- 340.65 linear feet
- in 746 boxes/volumes and 1 drawer of oversized material.
- Call number:
- Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library.
Public Policy Papers.
Princeton, New Jersey 08540 USA
- Language(s) of materials:
- Storage note:
- This collection is stored onsite at the Mudd Manuscript Library.
Bernard M. Baruch, a financier and public adviser, was a millionaire by the age of thirty thanks to his investments in the stock market. He put his wealth to use in politics and public affairs and became an adviser to Woodrow Wilson, who appointed him chairman of the War Industries Board and a member of the president's war council. After World War I, he took part in the postwar peace conference and later became an adviser to President Roosevelt on defense matters and industrial preparedness for war. After World War II, President Truman appointed him ambassador to the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission.
This collection consists consists primarily of public papers relating to Baruch's various involvements in government affairs. It includes several runs of office correspondence as well as a small amount of personal correspondence. Among the Political Activities documented in this collection are his involvement in the War Industries Board, the American Commission to Negotiate Peace, the Council of National Defense, the National Industrial Conference, the Saratoga Springs Commission, the Rubber Survey Committee, the War and Post-War Adjustment Unit of the U.S. Office of War Mobilization, the mission to England for President Roosevelt, and his service as the United States representative to the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission. The collection also contains published and unpublished writings, including diaries, book drafts, articles, and statements written by Baruch and secondary material about Baruch or pertaining to his interests. The papers also include a large number of photographs of Baruch and his friends and family members, as well as a collection of political cartoons, drawings, and caricatures of Baruch.
Other material included in the collection includes diplomas and tokens of honor as well as miscellaneous genealogical and office records.
Access and Use
The collection is open for research.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Access to audiovisual material in this collection follows the Mudd Manuscript Library policy for preservation and access to audiovisual materials.
Restrictions on Use and Copyright Information
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For those few instances beyond fair use, patrons must submit the Publication and Broadcast Form. In addition to completing this form for Princeton, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them.
Other Finding Aid(s)
For Subseries 1B: Selected Correspondence, a chronological and alphabetical card file index to correspondents is available for the years 1912-1945. Each card entry includes name of correspondent, date, number of pages, type of communication and a brief summary of the contents. The card index is located in the Mudd Library Microfilm room. Please consult with Mudd Library staff to access this index.
Acquisition and Appraisal
Provenance and Acquisition
This collection was donated by Bernard M. Baruch in 1963, 1964, and 1964. Additional papers were received from the Baruch School of Business and Administration in 1966.
Appraisal has been conducted in accordance with Mudd Manuscript Library guidelines. Three boxes of duplicate writings have been separated from this collection and one duplicate treaty volume was transferred to the Department of Special Collections at Firestone Library.
Location of Copies or Alternate Formats
Publications: Three works by Bernard M. Baruch, Baruch: My Own Story (New York: Holt, 1957), Baruch: The Public Years (New York: Holt, 1960), and The Making of the Reparation and Economic Sections of the Treaty (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1920), and one by Grosvenor B. Clarkson, Industrial America in the World War (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin Co., 1923).
Baruch College in New York City maintains a Baruchiana Collection of online exhibits and archival collections containing photographs, memorabilia, books, speeches, and other materials pertaining to its namesake, Bernard Baruch.
Processing and Other Information
Re-processed by Regine Heberlein in 2010.
Descriptive Rules Used
Finding aid content adheres to that prescribed by Describing Archives: A Content Standard.
Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD 2002 created from MARC record via MarcEdit and XSL stylesheets in 2007. Contents list was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit in 2008.
Language(s) of this Finding Aid
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Bernard M. Baruch Papers, Box and Folder Number; Public Policy Papers, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.
- Baruch, Bernard M. (Bernard Mannes), 1870-1965
- Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924 -- Political and social views.
- Council of National Defense.
- National Industrial Conference.
- United Nations. -- Atomic Energy Commission.
- United States. -- American Commission to Negotiate Peace.
- United States. -- Congress. -- Senate. -- Committee on Foreign Relations.
- United States. -- Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion.
- United States. -- War Industries Board.
- Capitalists and financiers -- United States -- 20th century -- Correspondence.
- Commodity control.
- International organization -- Congresses -- 20th century.
- Industrial policy -- United States -- 20th century.
- Industries -- Defense measures -- 20th century.
- Inflation (finance) -- United States -- 20th century.
- Jews -- United States -- 20th century.
- Legislators -- United States -- 20th century -- Correspondence.
- Nuclear nonproliferation.
- Nuclear energy -- United States.
- Peace treaties -- 20th century.
- Prices -- United States -- 20th century.
- Rubber industry and trade -- United States -- 20th century.
- Rubber, Artificial.
- Statesmen -- United States -- 20th century.
- Statesmen, Jewish -- United States -- 20th century.
- Treaty of Versailles (1919)
- World War, 1939-1945.
- Neutrality -- United States -- 20th century.
- United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century -- Caricatures and cartoons.
- United States -- Defenses -- 20th century.
- United States -- Economic policy -- 20th century.
- United States -- Foreign relations -- 20th century.
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