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Ambruster, Howard Watson, 1878-1961
Howard W. Ambruster Papers
Manuscripts Division
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6 boxes and 6.5 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-6


The collection consists of American consulting engineer and newspaper columnist, Howard W. Ambruster's works, correspondence, miscellaneous material, and printed matter.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Consists of Ambruster's works, correspondence, miscellaneous material, and printed matter. The collection contains typed drafts and galley proofs of Treason's Peace (New York: The Beechurst Press, 1947), as well as articles, copies of statements delivered before the Senate Subcommittee on Trading with the Enemy Act, and notes regarding future works. Much of Ambruster's works and correspondence deal with his opposition to post-World War II reparations to Germany, the return of German assets vested by the United States during the war, and the return of the General Aniline and Film Corporation to I. G. Farben. The collection reflects his support during World War II of the Alien Property Custodian who was authorized to seize all patents controlled by the enemy and to make them freely available to American industry, as well as his opposition to the Committee for the Return of Confiscated Property after the war. In addition, there are clippings of articles Ambruster wrote for The Daily Compass and The New York Post Home News.


This is an unprocessed collection and remains in its original arrangement.

Collection Creator Biography:

Ambruster, Howard Watson, 1878-1961

Howard W. Ambruster was as American consulting engineer and newspaper columnist.

Collection History


Gift of Mrs. Howard W. Ambruster.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This is an unprocessed collection. The contents list provided is a preliminary inventory.

The collection inventory was created by Michael Heist in August 2007.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Howard W. Ambruster Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-6