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Isaacson, William J, 1972
Collection Description & Creator Information
The Morse Papers consists of textual, microform, audiovisual, and photographic material. The preponderance, though by no means all, of this material relates to the ILO. While its focus is inevitably more personal than organizational, it reveals the varied facets of Morse's work and that of his staff, the delegates to the International Labour Conference, and the members of the Governing Body. Other phases of Morse's life are well-represented, too, including his years in the Army (1942-1945), the Department of Labor (1946-1948), and the United Nations Development Programme (1970-1972). Material of a private nature is also present, the most notable elements being a collection of wartime correspondence between Morse and his wife, Mildred, and a variety of mementos, such as photographs, newspaper clippings, and documents, from the couple's youth and family. While the Morse Papers are not without lacunae, particularly with regard to Morse's prewar career, they shed ample light on his activities, the concerns which animated them, and the relationships in which they were centered. Researchers can expect to encounter both the large and the small in Morse's life -- from his views on internationalism to his views on small-town New Jersey -- and, in the process, construct a rounded picture of an influential public figure in the last half of the twentieth century.
Throughout his life, Morse met and corresponded with many individuals of national and international significance concerning labor issues. This collection contains correspondence or records of discussion with Dean Acheson, Leonid Brezhnev, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Dag Hammarskjold, Averell Harriman, Paul G. Hoffman, C. Wilfred Jenks, David Lilienthal, George Marshall, Leopold Senghor, and U Thant.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
Duplicates were separated from the April 2008 accession. No information about appraisal is available for the other accessions associated with this collection.
These papers were processed with the generous support of Mildred H. Morse, wife of the late David A. Morse, and the John Foster and Janet Avery Dulles Fund.
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:
Isaacson, William J; David A. Morse Papers, MC097, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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- United States. Freedom of Information Act.
Council on foreign relations
World Rehabilitation Fund.
United Nations association of the United States of America
United Nations. Development Programme.
United States. Army
United States. Department of Labor
United States. National Labor Relations Board
International Labour Organisation
Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971.
Brezhnev, Leonid Ilʹich, 1906-1982
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969
Hammarskjøld, Dag 1905-1961
Harriman, W. Averell (William Averell), 1891-1986
Hoffman, Paul G. (Paul Gray), 1891-1974
Jenks, C. Wilfred (Clarence Wilfred), 1900-1973
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973
Lilienthal, David Eli, 1899-1981
Marshall, George C. (George Catlett), 1880-1959
Meaney, George, 1894-1980
Morse, David A. (David Abner), 1907-1990
Paul VI, Pope, 1897-1978
Senghor, Léopold Sédar, 1906-2001
Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965
Thant, U, 1909-1974.
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972.