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Watkins Decision, 1957
Collection Description & Creator Information
The H. Alexander Smith Papers document his career as a lawyer, executive secretary and lecturer at Princeton University, and United States Senator from New Jersey. The bulk of documentation focuses on his tenure in the Senate and the period immediately after, when he served as a Special Consultant on Foreign Affairs to the Secretary of State. The papers also contain documents created during his work at Princeton. They contain diaries he kept daily, correspondence both personal and professional, speeches given before the Senate and copies of legislation sponsored by Smith, notes, photographs, and memorabilia (including scrapbooks, clippings, awards, certificates, and ephemera).
Please see series descriptions in contents list for additional information about individual series.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
All postal employee and military service referrals and applications, some law-related printed material from Colorado, and many duplicates have been removed.
These papers were processed with an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
The 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:
The audio portion of the Smith Papers at the Mudd Manuscript Library is currently on 16" and 12" acetates and a 5" reel-to-reel tape. Access to these materials follows the Mudd Manuscript Library policy for preservation and access to audiovisual materials.
- Credit this material:
Watkins Decision; H. Alexander Smith Papers, MC120, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA(609) 258-6345
- United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Education and Labor
United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations
Republican Party (N.J.). State Committee.
Princeton University. Class of 1901.
Dulles, John Foster, 1888-1959.
Edison, Charles A., 1890-1969
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969
Hibben, John Grier, 1861-1933
Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964
MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964.