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H. Freeman Matthews Sr. Papers, 1773-1986 (mostly 1923-1972)

MC243 9 boxes
Harrison Freeman Matthews Sr. (1899-1986) was a U.S. diplomat and career ambassador. This collection consists of correspondence, a draft of his memoirs, photographs, clippings, films and miscellaneous papers. It includes correspondence with Elizabeth Luke Matthews and a diary she kept during a visit to her husband in Vichy, France in 1940-42.

Jeffrey E. Fuller Papers, 1941-1970

MC233 6 boxes
Jeffrey Fuller (1917-1970) worked for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) from 1948 to 1966 and also served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Fuller's papers document his service in the U.S. military and his work for the ACLU and include his personal and professional correspondence, memoranda, and diaries.

Chester Brooks Kerr Papers, 1936-1947

MC242 1 box 2 items
This collection contains Chester Kerr's early papers on book publishing. It documents his involvement with Atlantic Monthly Press and his employment at Reynal and Hitchcock. It also documents Kerr's work with the United States International Book Association, a short-lived non-profit organization founded in 1945 and dedicated to addressing the issues surrounding international book trade and exports.

Allied Mission to Observe Greek Elections Collection, 1945-1946

MC300 1 box
The Allied Mission to Observe Greek Elections was established when on September 19, 1945 the Governments of Britain, France, and the United States accepted the Greek Government's invitation to send observers for the general elections and plebiscite to be held in 1946. The collection consists of correspondence, circulars, memos, press extracts, and and maps, including one annotated map depicting the locations of headquarters among the country.
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Allied Mission to Observe Greek Elections Collection, 1945-1946

The Allied Mission to Observe Greek Elections was established when on September 19, 1945 the Governments of Britain, France, and the United States accepted the Greek Government's invitation to send observers for the general elections and plebiscite to be held in 1946. The collection consists of correspondence, circulars, memos, press extracts, and and maps, including one annotated map depicting the locations of headquarters among the country.

Roland S. Morris Papers, 1855-1988 (mostly 1915-1929)

MC214 4 boxes
Roland S. (Sletor) Morris was a leader of the Democratic Party in Pennsylvania and was the ambassador to Japan from 1917-1921. The Roland S. Morris Papers consist of correspondence, diaries, writings, and other materials that document Morris's family life, political involvement in the Democratic Party, and his position as the U.S. Ambassador to Japan from 1917-1921.
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Walter E. Spahr Papers, 1923-1966 (mostly 1930-1950)

MC121 8 boxes 2 items
Walter E. Spahr (1891-1970) was a professor of economics at New York University who was a strong supporter of the gold standard. Spahr was a founding member and officer of the Economists' National Committee for Monetary Policy, which advocated for sound monetary policies for the United States. Spahr's papers document his scholarship and include his writings and related correspondence.
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Charles Willis Thompson Papers, 1881-1948 (mostly 1890-1940)

MC131 49 boxes
Consists of selected papers of Thompson, including 27 scrapbooks of clippings (1884-1941) of his columns and articles written while he was a Washington correspondent, book reviewer, and editor of the New York Times (1899-1921) and, later, a writer in Philadelphia for the Public Ledger (1921-1922) and Commonweal (1930-1931).

Granville Austin Papers, 1947-2014

MC287 40 boxes
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Granville Austin (1927-2014) was an independent scholar and political historian known for his work on India's constitution. The collection is composed of Granville Austin's research files on India, mostly in the form of published articles or book excerpts that Austin collected and often annotated. The majority of the research files, notes and drafts relate to Austin's second book, Working a Democratic Constitution, but some files relate to his first book, The Indian Constitution: Cornerstone of a Nation. Topics documented in the collection include the Indian constitution, center-state relations in India, Indian politicians and political parties, U.S. foreign relations with India, cases tried before the Indian Supreme Court, and various other subjects related to India's political and legal systems. Research material on the Middle East, material relating to Austin's other writings, professional and personal correspondence, including State Department files, as well as U. S. Information Service photographs and negatives compose additional parts of the collection.
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Publications on India, 1922-2006

Box 8 contains primarily publications about India, including books, booklets, and pamphlets, as well as some transcripts of lectures and speeches. Much of the material was printed in India, as well as in England and the United States, and ranges from 1922 to 2006. The publications include a booklet by Upendra Baxi on reading Granville Austin's The Indian Constitution, Indian government white papers, Indian Communist Party publications from the 1970s and 1980s, a directory and biographies of Indian government officials from the late 1980s, and a booklet of Indian Constitutional amendments from 1986—among many others. Other material in this box includes a Republic Day Parade invitation and program (1991) and two folders of Austin's research notes from the 1990s.
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Indian Constitution research material, 1939-1997

Box 18 contains research and source material for Working a Democratic Constitution, primarily photocopies and clippings, compiled around the early 1990s. Many of the photocopies have been tabbed by one of Austin's research assistants with title, subject, and/or date. The box also includes some original handwritten notes. The box was labeled with a sticky note "Indian Constitution; Preventive Detention; Fundamental Rights; Liberty; Press." Some of the photocopied article subjects are: the Preventive Detention Act, Defense of India Ordinance, the restriction of liberties in Israel, the Bennett Coleman case, human rights, liberty in the press, women and social justice, freedom of speech, Supreme Court, the Emergency. Articles here were originally printed between 1939 and 1997. Date ranges on folders reflect the original dates of photocopied material.

Eugene and Jerine Bird Papers, 1932-2012 (mostly 1962-1984)

MC281 15 boxes
Eugene Bird (1925-) is a retired Foreign Service Officer who served primarily in the Middle East. During Eugene Bird's tenure with the State Department, he and his family lived in Jerusalem, Beirut, Cairo, Bombay, New Delhi, and the Saudi Arabian cities of Jeddah and Dhahran. His wife, Jerine "Jerri" Bird (1926-2012), was an activist who started the nonprofit organization Partners for Peace, which sponsored speaking tours by Israeli and Palestinian women throughout the United States. The collection contains Eugene and Jerine Bird's personal and professional correspondence, subject files on the Middle East, and writings, especially pertaining to Jerine Bird's unpublished manuscript on Saudi Arabian women.
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Series 1: Correspondence, 1942-2012

The letters in Series 1: Correspondence are primarily personal in nature, though some business correspondence is also included. Most of the correspondence dates from the Birds' time living in the Middle East and India in the 1960s and 1970s, though there are also letters that predate and postdate Eugene's tenure with the Foreign Service. In addition to the Birds' outgoing letters describing their lives to family and friends, the series also contains a large portion of letters that the Birds received from their children and from other Foreign Service families.

A. Frederick Gerstell Collection of Military Materials, 1936-1961

MC286 2 boxes
A. Frederick Gerstell is a member of the Princeton University Class of 1960. The collection is composed of mostly World War II-era correspondence, photographs, and ephemera collected by Gerstell.

World Press Freedom Committee Records, 1921-2009 (mostly 1975-2009)

MC241 45 boxes 160 items
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The World Press Freedom Committee (1976-2009) was an organization dedicated to monitoring threats to press freedom, focusing on major intergovernmental organizations, especially UNESCO. The WPFC served as a watchdog against limitations on press freedom and provided practical assistance programs to journalists abroad, especially in developing countries, to enable them to establish and maintain a free press. The World Press Freedom Committee Records document the administration and activities of the WPFC for its entire period of operations and include project files, meeting minutes, correspondence, and publications.
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Series 3: Officer Files, 1921-2007

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The Officer Files series is largely composed of the papers of George Beebe (chairman, executive director, and director of projects), Executive Director Dana R. Bullen, and European Representative Ronald Koven. Beebe's files include correspondence, articles, and conference materials predominantly related to UNESCO and WPFC projects, as well as the administration of the WPFC. Bullen's papers include copies of his statements and materials he collected to write his book Voices of Freedom: The Story of the World Press Freedom Committee (2002). Koven's papers consist of reports and articles he wrote, with a small amount of related correspondence. The series also includes statements by numerous members of WPFC.

Lyman B. Kirkpatrick Papers, circa 1933-2000 (mostly 1942-1982)

MC209 12 boxes 1 folder
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Lyman B. Kirkpatrick, Jr. served with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from its inception in 1947 until 1965. The papers document Kirkpatrick's career at the CIA, including his role as inspector general during the Bay of Pigs invasion, as well as his service in the U.S. Army and Office of Strategic Services during World War II, and his time as a professor of political science at Brown University.

Kristen Timothy papers, 1990-2000 (mostly 1995)

MC251 9 boxes
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These records include the working papers of Kristen Timothy in preparation for the 1995 United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing. They contain materials that document the evolution of the Platform for Action adopted at the conference from a short statement of major campaigns for the international community to mount, drawing on the recommendations of three previous world conferences on women organized by the UN, to a major statement of policy goals in twelve critical areas of concern to women and girls globally.

Chalmers Benedict Wood Papers, 1929-1991 (mostly 1933-1967)

MC254 2 boxes
Chalmers Benedict Wood joined the Foreign Service after serving in World War II and held positions in several embassies as well as working in the State Department. These papers include writings, correspondence, clippings, and State Department documents from his time as a Foreign Service Officer in Vietnam in 1967-1969.

American Civil Liberties Union Records: Subgroup 3, Regional Offices Files Series, 1894-2005 (mostly 1970-1990)

MC001-03-05 959 boxes
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The Regional Offices series documents the work and administration of the ACLU's three regional offices: Mountain States Regional Office, concerned with civil rights in the west and Native American rights, the Southern Regional Office, focusing on civil rights in the south, and the Washington, D.C. office, which concentrates on national legislation and the actions of the federal government. The files include correspondence, case files, office publications, research files, and the papers of individual staff members. Subgroup 3, Subseries 5B (Southern Regional Office) has been digitized and is available for members of the Princeton community to view here. To view the database from outside Princeton University, please see the Guide to the American Civil Liberties Union Records.

Economists' National Committee on Monetary Policy Records, 1925-1971 (mostly 1940-1970)

MC022 209 boxes
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The Economists' National Committee on Monetary Policy, active from November 1933 to 1970, was composed of economists and other financial experts who sought to educate the public and United States government on sound monetary policy. The Committee advocated for a return to the gold standard and sought to combat what they saw as dangerous inflationist sentiment and aggressive monetary policies of the time through public addresses, publishing articles and pamphlets, and testifying before Congress. The records document the Committee's work, as well as its organization and administration, and include correspondence, meeting minutes, and publications.

Americans United for Separation of Church and State Records, 1947-2013

MC185 87 boxes
The organization that became Americans United for Separation of Church and State was founded in 1947 to protect church-state separation and religious freedom, as well as to educate lawmakers, religious leaders, and the general public regarding Constitutional religious liberties. The records document the administration and issues of the organization from its founding and include correspondence, meeting materials, and publications.

William Byler Papers, 1715-2000 (mostly 1975-1995)

MC201 23 boxes
William Byler was Executive Director of the Association on American Indian Affairs (AAIA) from 1962 to 1980. After leaving AAIA, Byler continued advocating for the Native American community, first at Gerard, Byler and Associates and later at William Byler Associates. Byler's papers document his work on behalf of the Native American community after leaving AAIA. The papers include legal memoranda, draft and final agreements between Native American communities and companies or government agencies, and court documents, as well as topical files of related legislation and reports on the issues.

John E. Rovensky Papers, 1920-1968 (mostly 1920-1929)

MC116 3 boxes
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John E. Rovensky (1880-1970) was a banker and economist. As a banker, he held the position of vice president at the National Bank of Commerce, Bank of America, and City Bank. As an economist, he was a member of the Economists' National Committee on Monetary Policy, the National Monetary Association, and the Stable Money Association. Rovensky's papers document his work as an economist, including his tenure as president of the Stable Money Association in 1927. The papers are comprised of correspondence, offprints, and newspaper clippings.
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Series 1: Associations, 1920-1968

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This series documents Rovensky's participation in the Economists' National Committee on Monetary Policy, the National Monetary Association, and the Stable Money Association, including his tenure as president of the Stable Money Association in 1927. The papers include discussions of logistics and operations, policies, and recruitment. Rovensky's participation ranges from merely paying dues and commenting on publications to active research, writing, and meeting attendance. The Stable Money Association papers also include discussions of the formation of the group and its mission statement, literature, and meeting minutes and agenda.

Edward Mead Earle Papers, 1894-1954

MC020 39 boxes 2 items
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The Papers of Edward Mead Earle (1894-1954) document the career of Earle, a specialist in the role of the military in foreign relations. He was a university lecturer, author, and consultant to various departments of the U.S. government. The papers reflect Earle's work as a professor at the School of Economics and Politics at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey. The collection emphasizes Earle's major work of establishing a seminar designed to research issues associated with military and foreign policies of the United States during World War II. It also highlights a number of other professional activities during his time at the Institute.
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Series 1: Biographical Material/Reading Lists, 1940-1954

Series 1: Biographical Material/Reading Lists consists of three folders, the first containing biographical sketches, most geared toward submission to the editor of Who's Who in America. The second folder contains articles concerning Earle's education and career (e.g. Earle's Armistice Day Speech in November 1941). Earle's personal reading lists include lists of American History volumes and assorted fiction titles.