Series 3: Personal Files

14.1 linear feet, 36 boxes

This collection is stored at Mudd Manuscript Library.

Requests will be delivered to Public Policy Papers, MUDD Reading Room .

Collection Creator: Kennan, George F. (George Frost), 1904-2005..

Dates: 1871-2005.

Extent: 14.1 linear feet, 36 boxes

Languages: English.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research use.


The Personal Files series contains materials about Kennan's career, as well as his personal life. The majority of the series is composed of newspaper articles, either clippings or arranged in scrapbooks, about Kennan which cover his entire career at the State Department and at the Institute for Advanced Study, as well as his opinions on current events and his retirement. Also included are recordings of interviews, lectures, conferences, and television programs by or about Kennan, his appointment calendars from 1965 and 1970-2000, papers for classes he taught at Princeton University, and materials he provided to his official biographer John Gaddis, notably the FBI's file on Kennan. Other materials include photographs, awards and honorary degrees, topical files of articles Kennan collected, and files on Kennan's travels.


Arranged alphabetically by document type or subject.

Preferred Citation

Series 3: Personal Files; 1871-2005; George F. Kennan Papers, Public Policy Papers, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.

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    Title Date Container
    Audiovisual Materials 1957-2004 February 20 Explore Multiple Containers
    Awards 1949-1994 Box 314
    Awards 1955-2000 Box 173
    Awards 1976-1985 Box 174
    Awards 1982-1994 Box 313
    Awards 1982-2004 Box 312
    Biographical Information 1985-1993 Explore Multiple Containers
    Book Purchases 1965-2001 Box 175, Folder 5
    Calendars 1965-2000 Explore Multiple Containers
    Clippings 1929-2005 Explore Multiple Containers
    Crank File 1957-1986 Box 180, Folder 5 to 9
    Crank File 1957-1986 Box 181, Folder 1
    Dilworth Files on Kennan (Published and Unpublished Writings) 1953-1994 Box 181, Folder 2
    Gaddis, John 1941-2000 Explore Multiple Containers
    The George F. Kennan Peace Essay Contest 1984-1985 Box 319, Folder 2
    "The Illusion of History: Memoirs: 1925-1950 and George Kennan. 1944-1950" by Joseph U. Schorer 1975 Box 182, Folder 5
    Inventory of Possessions at Hodge Road House undated Box 182, Folder 6
    Insurance Policy 1934 October Box 182, Folder 8
    Kennan, George, Correspondence of Kennan's Grandfather's Cousin 1886-1949 Box 182, Folder 7
    Kennan, George, Correspondence of Kennan's Grandfather's Cousin 1886-1949 Box 183, Folder 1
    Kennan, George, Disposal of Library 1998 Box 183, Folder 2
    Letter to Father 1912 November 5 Box 183, Folder 3
    Letter to George Kennan (1845) 1917 February 17 Box 183, Folder 4
    Library, Secretary's Office Catalog of Books undated Box 183, Folder 5
    "My Soldier," a Poem by Kennan 1913 Box 183, Folder 6
    Passports 1983 Box 183, Folder 7
    Peace Prize of the German Publishers and Booksellers, Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandels 1982-1983 Box 183, Folder 8
    Peace Prize of the German Publishers and Booksellers, Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandel, Press Clippings 1982 October 10 Box 183, Folder 9 to 10
    Personal Affairs Charts, Information for Wills, Passports, Health History (current) 1974-1990 Box 183, Folder 11
    Photographs 1900-1990 Explore Multiple Containers
    Portrait of Kennan 2001-2004 Box 185, Folder 4
    Princeton University 1963-1967 Explore Multiple Containers
    "Requiem for a Cold War Critic: The Rise and Fall of George Kennan: 1946-1950," by Michael Cox 1988 April Box 186, Folder 1 to 2
    Scrapbooks 1934-1977 Explore Multiple Containers
    St. John's Northwestern Military Academy 1909-2005 Box 193, Folder 7
    Telephone Log 1956-1961 Box 193, Folder 8
    Topical Files 1832-1994 Explore Multiple Containers
    Travel 1927-1987 Explore Multiple Containers
    Will 1989-1994 Box 197, Folder 4

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