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- Eaton, Charles A. (Charles Aubrey), 1868-1953
- Princeton University. Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
- Charles A. Eaton Papers
- Public Policy Papers
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The Papers of Charles A. Eaton (1868-1953), congressman from New Jersey, focus on Eaton's role as a delegate to the United Nations Conference in San Francisco, in 1945.
Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection consists of Eaton's files on the United Nations Conference in San Francisco in 1945, at which he was a United States delegate and signatory of the Charter. There is correspondence from Harry S. Truman, Dean Acheson, and others involved with the conference, concerning Eaton's appointment as a delegate, copies of the charter, and photographs of the conference. There are also copies of a New Jersey General Assembly resolution written during Eaton's term as congressman concerning the United Nations Charter, and news clippings about Eaton's death on January 23, 1953.
- Collection Creator Biography:
Charles A. Eaton was a Congressman from representing New Jersey's 4th and 5th congressional districts from 1925-1953. Born in Nova Scotia in 1868, Eaton was graduated from Acadia University, Nova Scotia on 1890 and from New Theological Institution, Newton Center, Massachusetts in 1893. He was an editor for Leslie's Weekly (1919-1920) the Toronto Globe, and the Boston Transcript between 1896-1901; head of the national service section of the United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation between 1917-1919. He entered politics in 1925. In February 1945 Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed Eaton as a delegate to the United Nations Conference in San Francisco. In June 1945 Eaton was a signatory to the Charter. Eaton died in 1953.
The Papers were a gift of the Charles A. Eaton estate, given to Princeton University on November 17, 1954 (Accession #15381).
- Archival Appraisal Information:
No appraisal information is available.
- Processing Information:
This collection was processed by Andrea Schorr in January 1991. Finding aid written by Andrea Schorr in January 1991.
Access & Use
- 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.
- Credit this material:
Charles A. Eaton Papers; Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Permanent URL:
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA(609) 258-6345
- Subject Terms:
- Congresses and conventions -- California -- San Francisco -- 20th century.
International organization -- Congresses -- 20th century.
- Genre Terms:
- United Nations. †t Charter.
United Nations Conference on International Organization 1945 San Francisco, Calif.