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The Alphabetical subseries contains Kent's correspondence with individuals and organizations discussing Kent's opinions on politics and business. Among the prominent individuals he corresponded with are President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, President of Bankers Trust Company Benjamin Strong, President Harry S. Truman, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, and Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover. Kent sent monthly reports to Presidents Roosevelt and Truman about the market. The organizations Kent corresponded with were predominantly involved with banking and commerce.
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The majority of the Topical subseries is composed of correspondence from individuals reacting to articles written, and speeches given, by Kent. The topics of the articles include profits, foreign investment, and the Dawes plan. The subseries also includes correspondence between Kent and Japanese bankers, Kent's plan for the reconstruction of industry, and a letter he wrote to a family member about the several presidents he had worked with.
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The Correspondence series includes correspondence between Kent and individuals, banks, and organizations related to his banking career, his expertise on banking and commerce issues, and his writings and speeches. Please see the subseries descriptions in the contents list for additional information about individual subseries.
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The Reports and Published Materials series contains both reports generated by organizations and materials collected about subjects. The series includes meeting minutes and reports of the Commerce and Marine Commission of the American Bankers Association, publications and meeting materials of the International Chamber of Commerce, and a smaller amount of material from the American Institute of Bank Clerks and the Bankers Trust Company. The series also includes pamphlets, clippings, and Bankers Trust Company memoranda on economic conditions, and papers on reparations and the Dawes Report.
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The Writings series includes typed copies of addresses given by Kent at the meetings of organizations, at universities and on the radio, as well as copies of articles he wrote. In his speeches and articles, Kent discussed banking and finance, economics, industry, reparations, and international trade and investment.
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The Diaries Subseries consists of Myers' diaries, which he maintained throughout his life. The diaries serve as evidence of Myers' activities and consist mostly of dates, engagements, and reminders. Myers often gave brief descriptions of his daily activities and offer a glimpse of his work habits and processes. A bulk of the entries are not lengthy. For additional information on Myers' daily activities, please see the engagements books in Subseries 1E: Miscellaneous.
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The Lectures Subseries consists of lectures written and given by Myers while he was a trustee with the Lake Placid Club Education Foundation and professor at Princeton University. The bulk of the documents are not finished lectures but rather notes and materials used by Myers to write the lectures. The majority of the lectures focus on the Republican Party and politics.
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The Miscellaneous Subseries consists of documents created by Myers during the course of his daily work. The bulk of the material is in the form of account books, documenting his finances, and engagement books, which include a log of his daily appointments. Also include are numerous poems written by Myers and Myers' reviews of works by his peers in the history and political science fields.
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The Writings Series consists of Myers' personal and professional writings from both his time as a graduate student and his tenure as a professor at Princeton University. The bulk of the documents, including all of the Diaries and Notes subseries and much of the Lectures subseries, are in Myers' hand. Other documents include typescripts and carbons of various Myers monographs, bank account books, and engagement books. This series documents not only Myers day-to-day life, but also his interests and work habits. This is particularly evident in the Notes subseries. Included here are notebooks containing newspapers clippings which were carefully and meticulous maintained by Myers throughout his career. The clippings are accompanied by notes, thoughts, and future ideas for Myers' writings.
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The Correspondence Series consists of letters to and from Myers' family, friends, and colleagues. The bulk of the letters are between Myers and his professional colleagues. Topics discussed include his professorship at Princeton, trips to the Far East, the Princeton Battlefield State Park, and Republican Party affairs, both national and local. Notable correspondents include Herbert Hoover, Woodrow Wilson, and Walter Edge. The correspondence between Myers and his family is often personal in nature.
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The Printed Matter Series includes books, journals, magazines, newspapers, and pamphlets. The bulk of the material was collected by Myers and a number of the journals and magazines contain pieces written by Myers. Many of the newspapers and pamphlets were likely collected for research purposes, as their subjects reflect topics he wrote about.
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The Photographs, Scrapbooks, and Oversized Posters Series includes various items collected by Myers. The bulk of the photographs are portraits of Myers, though some are of friends and colleagues. The scrapbooks, which appear to have been compiled by a clippings service, document Myers' entire career. The oversized posters include government notices and cartoons.