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Merchant, Livingston T.
Livingston T. Merchant Papers
Public Policy Papers
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circa 1944-1972 (mostly 1954-1968)
29 boxes
Storage Note:
Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 1-29


Livingston T. Merchant was a diplomat and high-ranking government official. This collection consists of Merchant's papers, including correspondence, articles, notes, speeches, statements, interviews, clippings, printed matter, and personal papers.

Collection Description & Creator Information


Consists of papers of Merchant (Princeton Class of 1926)--correspondence, articles (mostly in printed sources), notes, speeches, statements, interviews, clippings, printed matter, and personal papers--primarily relating to his various positions as a diplomat at the American embassies in Paris (1945) and Nanking, China (1948), assistant secretary of state for Far Eastern affairs (1949), U.S. representative on the NATO Council in Paris (1952), assistant secretary of state for European affairs (1953-1956, 1958-1959), under secretary of state (1960-1961), and ambassador to Canada (1956-1958, 1961-1962). Included is material concerning summit conferences in Berlin (1954), Geneva (1955), and Paris (1960), relations with China and Japan, and American-Canadian relations during President Kennedy's administration, as well as letters and reviews about the book Neighbors Taken for Granted (1966), edited by Merchant.


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

Collection History

Processing Information

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

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing 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, any copyright vested in the donor has passed to Princeton University and researchers are free to move forward with use of materials without anything further from Mudd Library. For materials not created by the donor, where the copyright is not held by the University, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. In these instances, researchers do not need anything further from the Mudd Library to move forward with their use. If you have a question about who owns the copyright for an item, you may request clarification by contacting us through the Ask Us! form.

Credit this material:

Livingston T. Merchant Papers; Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
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Storage Note:
Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 1-29