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Collection Overview

Childs, Harwood L. (Harwood Lawrence), 1898-1972
Harwood L. Childs Papers
Public Policy Papers
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28 boxes
Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (scamudd): Box 1-28


Consists of records of German political and social organizations collected by Childs and articles written by him relating to the political and social climate of the time.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Consists of records of German political and social organizations collected by Childs and articles written by him relating to the political and social climate of the time. This collection also includes Childs' teaching materials, correspondence and subject files.

Collection Creator Biography:

Childs, Harwood L. (Harwood Lawrence), 1898-1972

In 1932, Harwood L. Childs came to Princeton to teach and research public opinion, then an uncharted academic field. Childs founded and edited the Public Opinion Quarterly, which in a relatively short time became one of the most prestigious journals in the field of politics. With his colleague, international law specialist John B. Whitton, Childs co-authored propaganda abroad by short wave programs during World War II.

Collection History


Gift of Elisabeth Childs Graham in 1993 . Ruth Rowse donated nineteen storage boxes of Harwood Childs' papers in February 2012 [ML.2012.003]. A subsequent gift of four of Childs' publications from Martha Kelder was made in April 2012 [ML.2012.014].


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Inventory created by Tal Eisenzweig in August 2008.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

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:

Harwood L. Childs Papers; Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
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Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
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Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (scamudd): Box 1-28