- Series 6, Stevenson Campaigns
Series 6, Stevenson Campaigns
9 boxes (2 partial)
This collection is stored at Mudd Manuscript Library.
Requests will be delivered to Public Policy Papers, MUDD Reading Room
Collection Creator: Ball, George W. (George Wildman),
Extent: 9 boxes (2 partial)
Collection is open for research use.
Series 6, Stevenson Campaigns, 1952-1960, is arranged chronologically by year and
alphabetically thereunder, and includes correspondence, press releases, speeches,
scripts, financial information and reference files. The material details Ball's
involvement with Stevenson's two presidential campaigns. Before the official
launch of Stevenson's campaign in 1952, Ball established Project Wintergreen to
feed Stevenson's name to the press. The Project Wintergreen material chronicles
the work of Ball, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., Adam Yarmolinsky, and Allen Harris to
promote their unofficial candidate. Their disappointment was evident when
Stevenson stated on April 16, 1952 that he could not accept the Democratic
nomination. Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. wrote to Ball that same day that it had been
great while it lasted and next time they should try it with a candidate. Stevenson
later reversed himself and accepted the party's nomination. Ball served as
executive director of Volunteers for Stevenson during the 1952 campaign and later
served as his director of public relations during the 1956 campaign.
Series 6, Stevenson Campaigns; 1952-1960; George W. Ball Papers, Public Policy Papers, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.