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Laird Melvin R, 1912, 1966
Collection Description & Creator Information
Consists of the papers of Lawrence (Princeton Class of 1910), including correspondence with John Foster Dulles, Dwight D. Eisenhower, George Gallup, Herbert Hoover, Catherine Joseph, Ellanor Campbell Lawrence, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and many others; articles and speeches; a large file of his dispatches (1915-1973) as a correspondent for the Associated Press and later as an independent; editorials (1933-1973) for the U.S. News & World Report; transcripts (1927-1951) of radio broadcasts including his weekly series "Our Government"; and manuscripts for his books The True Story of Woodrow Wilson (New York: George H. Doran Co., 1924), The Other Side of the Government (New York: Charles Scribners Sons, 1929), and Beyond the New Deal (New York: McGraw, 1934).
The files also contain material concerning his early involvement in the negotiations after the Mexican revolution in 1911 and his article "The Truth About Mexico" (1917); reports and correspondence as chairman (1950) of the research project for the study of the county executive form of government in Fairfax County, Virginia; material about civil rights and the 14th Amendment; and letters (1942-1973) from senators, congressmen, and other members of the "Breakfast Group." In addition, there are geographical files of newspaper publishers, scrapbooks (1915-1973), tape recordings of radio broadcasts, a few photographs, a file of "reader mail," and memorabilia.
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.
- Special Requirements for Access:
Access to audiovisual material follows the Mudd Manuscript Library policy for preservation and access to audiovisual materials.
- Credit this material:
Laird Melvin R; David Lawrence Papers, MC084, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA(609) 258-6345
- Storage Note:
- Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 66