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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 (rcpxm): 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


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 photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

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

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Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 1-6