Biography and History

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.

Source: From the finding aid for MC006

  • Bernard M. Baruch Papers. 1701-1965 (inclusive), 1917-1965 (bulk).

    Call Number: MC006

    Baruch was a financier and public adviser. This collection consists primarily of public papers relating to Baruch's various involvements in government affairs.

  • Bernard M. Baruch Papers. 1701-1965 (inclusive), 1917-1965 (bulk).

    Call Number: MC006

    Baruch was a financier and public adviser. This collection consists primarily of public papers relating to Baruch's various involvements in government affairs.

  • Clifford Nickles Carver Papers. 1897-1965 (inclusive), 1910-1918 (bulk).

    Call Number: MC010

    Consists primarily of correspondence relating to the work of Carver (Princeton Class of 1913) as secretary (1914-1915) to Walter H. Page, the American ambassador in London, as secretary (1915) to Edward Mandell House in Europe, and as assistant to Bernard M. Baruch working for the War Industries Board, and to his commission in the U.S. Navy attached to the Office of Naval Intelligence (1917-1918).

  • Ferdinand Eberstadt Papers. 1868-1970 (inclusive), 1935-1965 (bulk).

    Call Number: MC021

    Ferdinand Eberstadt (1890-1969) was a prominent Wall Street investment banker who also served in several government posts throughout his career. During World War II, he organized the production and distribution of supplies to the United States military through his work with the Army-Navy Munitions Board and the War Production Board, and he was subsequently involved in plans for the reorganization of the armed services and in the development of post-war economic policies. The Eberstadt papers primarily document his extensive career in public service to the United States related to defense and the economy, as well as his career as an investment banker and his personal life, and include correspondence, reports, his writings, and his personal papers.

  • William Hard Papers. 1914-1934 (inclusive).

    Call Number: MC145

    The William Hard Papers consist of correspondence files, notes, typescripts, speeches, papers and articles relating to the career of William Hard. The papers also contain a significant amount of supplementary printed materials Hard used for research on his unpublished publication on the League of Nations fight during the Wilson presidency.

  • Derso and Kelen Collection. 1922-1982 (inclusive), 1922-1970 (bulk).

    Call Number: MC205

    The Derso and Kelen Collection consists of correspondence, writings, published material, and over 900 cartoons and caricatures in varying media ranging from pencil sketches and ink drawings to richly-hued watercolors and limited edition lithographic portfolios created by the Hungarian caricaturists and political satirists Alois Derso and Emery Kelen. The vast majority of the works were produced between 1920 and 1950, the active period of collaboration between Derso and Kelen.