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Series 9: Travel Materials, 1896-1969
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
Series 9: Travel Materials includes correspondence, notes, newspaper clippings, itineraries, background information, and memorabilia, such as invitations and place cards. The bulk of the material documents his 1953 world tour which started in March and ended in August. During this trip, Stevenson established many of the contacts he cultivated through the remainder of his public career. Subsequent trips were taken both for pleasure and for business. He made his 1957 trip to Africa as a representative of legal clients Reynolds Metals and Maurice Tempelsman, while his 1958 trip to the Soviet Union was a goodwill, fact-finding tour. His written impressions of Russia were syndicated by the North American Newspaper Alliance and later published as Friends and Enemies.
The correspondence primarily documents the planning of his trips, but also includes thank-you notes to United States ambassadors, airline representatives, and local politicians and dignitaries, all of whom either expedited the planning of his trips or hosted him in the countries he visited. The files for those years in which he was ambassador to the United Nations, 1961-1965, include official statements made upon his arrival as well as copies of speeches he delivered. Stevenson sometimes kept notebooks recording his impressions of the places he visited; however, he was not always diligent in keeping the notebooks for the whole trip. These notebooks, some of which were later transcribed by his secretaries, are generally found at the beginning of materials documenting the trip. Stevenson received a tremendous amount of press coverage wherever he travelled and saved newsclippings from the local newspapers. These materials primarily document those trips that Stevenson undertook in some public capacity and although he usually incorporated some personal sightseeing into these trips, his purely personal vacations are not represented here.
Stevenson's entourage generally included William McC. Blair, Jr., one or more of his sons, translators and area experts, professional writers and photographers, and quite often, one or more of his female companions. Materials generated or collected by his travelling companions have been placed at the end of Stevenson's files for the appropriate trip. These materials include transcripts of Walter Johnson's recorded notes on the 1953 world tour, Robert Tucker's notes from the 1958 trip to Russia, and William Benton's notes and articles on the 1960 Latin American trip.
The materials in this series are arranged chronologically by the year of Stevenson's voyage, then alphabetically by country or region he visited.
Materials separated from this collection during processing in 2010 include newspaper clippings from major newspapers on Stevenson's political career, scrapbooks that are also available on microfilm, and duplicate photographs. Approximately one inch of news clippings on Stevenson were separated from accession ML.2014.002, as were duplicative, unannotated typescripts of speeches.
These papers were processed with the generous support of Mrs. Barry Bingham, William McC. Blair, Jr., Nona Cox, Mrs. J. Edward Day, Jane Warner Dick, Phyllis Gustafson, the Estate of Elizabeth S. Ives, Timothy R. Ives, Philip M. Klutznick, Nan McEvoy, Josephine P. McGowan, Newton N. Minow, Adlai E. Stevenson III, John Fell Stevenson, Maurice Tempelsman, and Willard Wirtz. Funding for the digitization of records in this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
- Processing Information
Processed by Susan J. Illis in 1996-1997 with assistance from Carl D. Esche, Katherine Johnson, Sue Jean Kim, Debra Levin, Damian Long, James Macgillivray, Cei Maslen, Michelle Peart, Patrick Shorb, and Elizabeth Williamson. Materials received after the collection was processed were integrated by Adriane Hanson in 2010. Additonal donations made after 2010 were integrated into the collection by Mudd Library staff.
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- Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open to research.
- 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, 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.
- Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Series 11 is composed of audiovisual materials in various formats.
- Credit this material:
Series 9: Travel Materials; Adlai E. Stevenson Papers, MC124, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA
- Storage Note:
- Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Boxes 435-457; 632; 636-638; 651; 663
- Chicago Council on foreign relations
Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies
Democratic National Committee U.S.
Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial Foundation
United States. Agricultural Adjustment Administration
United Nations. General Assembly. 2nd session, 1947
United Nations. Security Council
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Ball, George W.
Benton, William, 1900-1973.
Bingham, Barry, 1906-1988
Blair, William McC
Bowles, Chester, 1901-1986.
Brademas, John, 1927-2016
Brown, Edmund G. (Edmund Gerald), 1905-1996
Brown, Stuart Gerry, 1912-1991
Daley, Richard J., 1902-1976.
Day, James Edward, 1914-
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969
Finletter, Thomas K. (Thomas Knight), 1893-1980
Fulbright, J. William
Gromyko, Andreĭ Andreevich, 1909-1989
Hammarskjøld, Dag 1905-1961
Harriman, W. Averell (William Averell), 1891-1986
Harris, Seymour Edwin, 1897-1974
Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978
Ives, Elizabeth Stevenson, 1897-1994
Johnson, Gerald W. (Gerald White), 1890-1980
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973
Kefauver, Estes, 1903-1963
Kennedy, John F. John Fitzgerald 1917-1963
Meyer, Agnes Elisabeth Ernst, 1887-
Minow, Newton N., 1926-
Mitchell, Stephen A.
Neuberger, Richard L. (Richard Lewis), 1912-1960
Nixon, Richard M. Richard Milhous 1913-1994
Patterson, Alicia, 1906-1963
Raeburn, Sam, 1882-1961
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962.
Roosevelt, James, 1907-1991
Rostow, W. W. (Walt Whitman), 1916-2003
Rusk, Dean, 1909-1994
Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr. (Arthur Meier), 1917-2010
Schweitzer, Albert, 1875-1965.
Sparkman, John, 1899-1985
Spears, Mary, Lady
Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968.
Stevenson, Ellen Borden
Stevenson, John Fell, 1936-
Stevenson, Nancy Anderson
Thant, U, 1909-1974.
Tito, Josip Broz, 1892-1980
Tree, Marietta, 1917-1991
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972.
Warburg, James P. (James Paul), 1896-1969
Ward, Barbara, 1914-1981
Wyatt, Wilson W. (Wilson Watkins), 1905-1996
Yoakum, Robert, 1922-