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Foster, John Watson (Grandfather of John Foster Dulles), 1891-1958
Collection Description & Creator Information
The Dulles papers document his entire public career and his influence on the formation of United States foreign policy, especially for the period when he was Secretary of State, and include his correspondence files, as well as his writings, reports, and memorabilia. The papers include materials on his work regarding the formulation of treaties, United States-Soviet Union relations, atomic weapons and energy, the United Nations, and efforts for establishing and maintaining world peace. In addition to his term as Secretary of State (1953-1959), the papers document his participation in the Hague Conference of 1907, the American Commission to Negotiate Peace (1918-1919), the Reparations Commission (1919), the German Debt Conferences of 1933-1934, the San Francisco Conference on World Organization (1945), the United Nations General Assembly (1946-1950), the Council of Foreign Ministers, and the Japanese Peace Treaty (1951) negotiations, as well as his term as Interim U.S. Senator, his campaign for election to the Senate (1949), his work with the Commission to Study the Basis of a Just and Durable Peace of the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America, and his career at Sullivan and Cromwell. Also included are papers of his wife, Janet Avery Dulles, mostly regarding her travels with him on political trips.
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Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
This 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.
- Special Requirements for Access:
Series 12: Recordings (Box 538-540) contains cassette tapes, phonograph records, and reel to reel tapes, and Series 13: Moving Pictures (Box 541-543) contains film reels. Access to audiovisual material follows the Mudd Manuscript Library policy for preservation and access to audiovisual materials .
- Credit this material:
Foster, John Watson (Grandfather of John Foster Dulles); John Foster Dulles Papers, MC016, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA
- Storage Note:
- ReCAP (rcpph): Boxes 1; 4; 8; 14; 19-20; 24; 29; 48; 60; 81; 92; 103; 116; 129