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Commerce Department, 1942-1945
Collection Description & Creator Information
This collection consists consists primarily of public papers relating to Baruch's various involvements in government affairs. It includes several runs of office correspondence as well as a small amount of personal correspondence. Among the Political Activities documented in this collection are his involvement in the War Industries Board, the American Commission to Negotiate Peace, the Council of National Defense, the National Industrial Conference, the Saratoga Springs Commission, the Rubber Survey Committee, the War and Post-War Adjustment Unit of the U.S. Office of War Mobilization, the mission to England for President Roosevelt, and his service as the United States representative to the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission. The collection also contains published and unpublished writings, including diaries, book drafts, articles, and statements written by Baruch and secondary material about Baruch or pertaining to his interests. The papers also include a large number of photographs of Baruch and his friends and family members, as well as a collection of political cartoons, drawings, and caricatures of Baruch.
Other material included in the collection includes diplomas and tokens of honor as well as miscellaneous genealogical and office records.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
Three boxes of duplicate writings have been separated from this collection and one duplicate treaty volume was transferred to the Special Collections at Firestone Library.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
- 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.
- Special Requirements for Access:
Access to audiovisual material in this collection follows the Mudd Manuscript Library policy for preservation and access to audiovisual materials.
- Credit this material:
Commerce Department; Bernard M. Baruch Papers, MC006, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA
- Storage Note:
- Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 520