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Series 1: Selected Correspondence, 1891-1960
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
The Selected Correspondence series is composed of Dulles's professional correspondence, as well as some personal letters with his family. Dulles corresponded with politicians, government officials, and leaders of governments throughout the world, and concerned citizens in the United States, on a variety of issues related to his service to the United States government. Subjects include forging treaties and alliances, legislation, the United Nations, United States-Soviet Union relations, fostering peace, atomic weapons, and various other United States foreign policies. Other correspondence concerns political meetings and conferences, Dulles's speeches and writings, his career in international law, and individual countries and government departments.
Arranged chronologically by year and then alphabetically by correspondent. To facilitate access to the materials, the following list has been ordered alphabetically by correspondent and then chronologically by year.
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Access & Use
- Conditions Governing Access
This 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, any copyright vested in the donor has passed to The Trustees of Princeton University and researchers do not need to obtain permission, complete any forms, or receive a letter to move forward with use of donor-created materials within the collection. For materials in the collection not created by the donor, or where the material is not an original, the copyright is likely not held by the University. In these instances, 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. 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 a question about who owns the copyright for an item, you may request clarification by contacting 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.
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.
- Credit this material:
Series 1: Selected Correspondence; 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): Box 1-143
- Existence and Location of Copies
FOR DIGITIZED CONTENT: Most portions of Series 1 through Series 5 have been digitized and may be viewed or downloaded through this finding aid. To view materials, navigate to a specific folder, rather than an entire series or subseries.
Portions of this collection have been microfilmed. Copies of the microfilm are located in Series 22: Additional Papers in this collection.
The following sources were consulted during the preparation of the biographical note: "Dulles, John Foster." Current Biography , The H. W. Wilson Company, 1953. "Dulles, John Foster." Encyclopedia Britannica , 2008. Encyclopedia Britanica Online, accessed January 23, 2008. http://www.search.eb.com/eb/article-1936. "John Foster Dulles." Who's Who On The Web , accessed December 7, 2007. http://search.marquiswhoswho.com "Dulles, John Foster" by Richard H. Immerman. American National Biography Online Feb. 2000, accessed November 19, 2007. Copyright 2000 American Council of Learned Societies. Published by Oxford University Press. http://www.anb.org/articles/07/07-00085.html
- United Nations. General Assembly
United States. Department of State
Dulles, John Foster (1888-1959)