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Pearson, Lester B, 1935-1965
Collection Description & Creator Information
Consists of both personal and public papers of Armstrong (Princeton Class of 1916), including correspondence, notebooks, memoranda, writings, memorabilia, photographs, and clippings. The correspondence series is a major resource for the shaping of 20th-century American foreign policy. It documents the history of the Council, the expanding role of FOREIGN AFFAIRS magazine, the interactions of Armstrong and Archibald Cary Coolidge in shaping the journal, and Armstrong's extended discussions with public servants, academics, and journalists regarding leading issues between 1920 and 1972. Correspondents include Dean Acheson, Jay Allen, Frank Altschul, Newton D. Baker, Hanson Weightman Baldwin, Sir Isaiah Berlin, Edvard Benes, Tasker H. Bliss, Chester Bowles, Isaiah Bowman, Karl Brandt, McGeorge Bundy, William P. Bundy, Cass Canfield, Archibald Cary Coolidge, Vladimir Dedijer, Byron Dexter, Allen and John Foster Dulles, Anthony Eden, Herbert Feis, Konstantin Fotitch, Felix Frankfurter, Mabel S. Grouitch, John Gunther, Bruce C. Hopper, Edward Madell House, Joachim Joesten, George F. Kennan, Henry Kissinger, Wolf Ladejinsky, William L. Lander, R. C. Leffingwell, Walter Lippman, Archibald MacLeish, Walter Hampton Mallory, Thomas Mann, John Jay McCloy, George S. Messersmith, Francis Pickens Miller, Jay Pierrepont Moffat, Philip E. Moseley, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Petar II Karadordevic, Philip W. Quigg, James Reston, Gaetano Salvemini, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., Bernadotte E. Schmitt, Charles Seymour, Carlo Sforza, Vincent Sheean, Edward Stassen, Mary H. Stevens, Henry L. Stimson, Dorothy Thompson, Josip Broz Tito, Jacob Viner, and Wendell L. Willkie.
Other series document Armstrong's principal interests: philanthropic work for Yugoslavia; the War and Peace Studies of the Council on Foreign Relations during World War II; the President's Advisory Committee on Political Refugees; the State Department's Advisory Committee on Postwar Foreign Policies; and the United Nations Conference on International Organization (UNCIO) in San Francisco, where Armstrong served as special adviser to Secretary of State Stettinius. Armstrong's journals in the Notebooks and Memoranda and in the UNCIO series provide detailed observations on politics, world events, meetings, and interviews. In addition, there are a large number of photographs of significant public figures, Council events, the American Home for Jugoslav Children, and the UNCIO.
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No appraisal information is available.
These papers were processed with the generous support of Christa (Mrs. Hamilton Fish) Armstrong.
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- Access Restrictions:
Collection is open for research use.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For those few instances beyond fair use, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from the Mudd Library to move forward with their use.
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Pearson, Lester B; Hamilton Fish Armstrong Papers, MC002, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA(609) 258-6345
- Storage Note:
- Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 49
- Century Club (New York, N.Y.)
Conference of Heads of State or Government of Non-Aligned Nations (1st: 1961: Belgrade, Serbia).
Council on foreign relations
American Home for Jugoslav Children (Selce, Croatia)
Woodrow Wilson Foundation
United Nations Conference on International Organization 1945 San Francisco, Calif.
United States. Department of State. Advisory Committee on Postwar Foreign Policies
United States. President's Advisory Committee on Political Refugees
Serbian Aid Fund
Serbian War Mission to the United States
International House (New York, N.Y.)
New York society library
Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971.
Allen, Jay, 1900-1972
Altschul, Frank, 1887-1981
Baker, Newton Diehl, 1871-1937
Baldwin, Hanson Weightman, 1903-1991
Beneš, Edvard, 1884-1948
Berlin, Isaiah, 1909-1997.
Bliss, Tasker Howard, 1853-1930
Bowles, Chester, 1901-1986.
Bowman, Isaiah, 1878-1950
Brandt, Karl, 1923-
Bundy, William P., 1917-2000
Canfield, Cass, 1897-1986
Coolidge, Archibald Cary, 1866-1928
Dexter, Byron, 1900-1973
Dulles, Allen, 1893-1969
Dulles, John Foster, 1888-1959.
Eden, Anthony, Earl of Avon, 1897-1977
Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965
Gay, Edwin F. (Edwin Francis), 1867-1946
Grouitch, Mabel S., d. 1956
Gunther, John, 1901-1970.
Hopper, Bruce C. (Bruce Campbell), 1892-1973
House, Edward Mandell, 1858-1938
Joesten, Joachim, 1907-1975
Kennan, George F. (George Frost), 1904-2005
Kissinger, Henry, 1923-
Ladejinsky, Wolf Isaac
Langer, William L. (William Leonard), 1896-1977
Leffingwell, R. C. (Russell Cornell), 1883-1960
Lippmann, Walter, 1889-1974
MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982
Mallory, Walter H. (Walter Hampton), 1892-1980
Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955.
McCloy, John J. (John Jay), 1895-1989
Messersmith, George S.
Miller, Francis Pickens, 1895-1978
Moffat, Jay Pierrepont, 1896-1943
Mosely, Philip E. (Philip Edward), 1905-1972
Nasser, Gamal Abdel, 1918-1970
Petar II Karađorđević, King of Yugoslavia, 1923-1970
Quigg, Philip W.
Reston, James, 1909-1995
Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr. (Arthur Meier), 1917-2010
Schmitt, Bernadotte E. (Bernadotte Everly), 1886-1969
Seymour, Charles, 1885-1963
Sforza, Carlo, conte, 1872-1952
Sheean, Vincent, 1899-1975
Stassen, Harold Edward, 1907 -
Stevens, Mary H.
Stimson, Henry L.
Tito, Josip Broz, 1892-1980
Viner, Jacob, 1892-1970
Wilkie, Wendell L. (Wendell Lewis), 1892-1944