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Collection Overview

Creator:
Green, Joseph Coy, 1887-1978
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Joseph Coy Green Papers
Repository:
Public Policy Papers
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/wm117n97b
Dates:
1907-1977 (mostly 1931-1953)
Size:
41 boxes
Storage Note:
Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 1-41
Language:
English

Abstract

Joseph Coy Green (Princeton Class of 1908) served in a number of State Department positions, including his appointment as special representative to the International Institute of Agriculture in Rome (1931), chairman of the Armaments Commission (1944-1946), member of the U.S. Mission to observe the elections in Greece (1946), director of the Foreign Service Board of Examiners, and ambassador to Jordan (1952-1953). Included in this collection are correspondence, journals, scrapbooks, diaries, reports, notes, and printed matter.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

This collection consists mainly of papers of Joseph Coy Green (Princeton Class of 1908) relating to his government positions: as an official in the Department of State including his appointment as special representative to the International Institute of Agriculture in Rome (1931), chairman of the Armaments Commission (1944-1946), member of the U.S. Mission to observe the elections in Greece (1946), director of the Foreign Service Board of Examiners, and ambassador to Jordan (1952-1953). Among other subjects covered in the papers are World War I Belgium relief, American neutrality policy (1935-1939), the Alger Hiss case, and American policy during the Spanish Civil War. Included are correspondence, journals, scrapbooks, diaries, reports, notes, and printed matter.

In addition, there are files of papers, lectures, and grade books from Green's student years and, later, as assistant and associate professor of history and politics (1920-1930) at Princeton; papers concerning his service in the army in World War I; articles, correspondence, and card files as special editor (1929-1935) of American Indian terms for Webster's New International Dictionary; and correspondence (1906-1952) with his brothers, Matthew and Robert Green.

Arrangement:

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

Arranged and labeled by Joseph Coy Green. This listing is a gathering of his descriptive labels.

Collection Creator Biography:

Joseph Coy Green was a history scholar and diplomat. Born in 1887 in Cincinnati, Ohio, Green graduated from Princeton University in 1908. He became a fellow in Princeton's history department after graduation and returned to the university in 1920 as a professor in the history and politics departments. He left Princeton for a position at the United States Department of State, where he worked between 1930 and 1952. He was appointed Ambassador to Jordan in 1952. Green died in 1978.

Collection History

Processing Information:

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

Biography written by Jessica Marati, '08.

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:

Joseph Coy Green Papers; Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/wm117n97b
Location:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345