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Emeny, Brooks (1901-1980)
Brooks Emeny Papers
Public Policy Papers
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1921-1980 (mostly 1940-1980)
57 boxes
Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (scamudd): Box 1-57


The papers of Brooks Emeny (1901-1980, Class of 1924) consist of two separate collections: a collection of 28 boxes which he donated to Princeton University (Manuscripts Collection 047) and a bequest of 54 boxes to the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University (AM 16540). Brooks Emeny, author and lecturer, was a member of the advisory council of the Woodrow Wilson School 1957-1980.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Consists, for the most part, of correspondence, articles, speeches, reports, and printed publications relating to the various organizations in which Emeny (Princeton Class of 1924) participated, including the Atlantic Council of the United States, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Foreign Policy Association (president, 1947-1953), the Cleveland Council on World Affairs (president, 1935-1948), and the Institute of Pacific Relations. Also included are manuscripts for his works Mainsprings of World Politics and The Strategy of Raw Materials, A Study of America in Peace and War and material on Wendell L. Wilkie's campaigns for presidential nomination in 1940 and 1944.


This is an unprocessed collection and remains in its original arrangement.

Collection Creator Biography:


Brooks Emeny was a prominent international relations scholar who specialized in American foreign policy during the second World War. Born in Salem, Ohio, in 1901, Emeny attended Governor Dummer Academy and Mercersburg Academy before entering Princeton University in 1918. After graduation, he went abroad as a Carnegie Fellow in international law, studying at the Sorbonne in Paris, the London School of Economics, the Konsular Akadamie in Vienna, and the University of Madrid. When he returned to the U.S., he taught government at Yale University, but he left the post to devote himself entirely to writing and research. In 1934, he published The Strategy of Raw Materials: A Study of American Peace and War, a seminal work that became a standard text for the United States Military Academies. Emeny served as advisor to the Cultural Relations Division of the Office of Inter-American Affairs and American delegate to numerous conferences. In 1947, he was appointed president of the Foreign Policy Association, which exists to educate the public about foreign policy. Between 1957 and 1980, he served on the advisory council of the Woodrow Wilson School. Emeny died in 1980.

Collection History


In addition to the original gift and subsequent installments a bequest of Brooks Emeny of a manuscript collection to the Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School was placed in the custody of the Manuscripts Division of Mudd Library in 1981 .


No information about appraisal is available for this collection.

Processing Information

This is an unprocessed collection. The contents list provided is a preliminary inventory.

Biography written by Jessica Marati, '08.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

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, 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, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. 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 any questions, please feel free to contact 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.

Credit this material:

Brooks Emeny Papers; Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (scamudd): Box 1-57