Contents and Arrangement

The President's Official Family, undated

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Collection History


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Laura J. Szymanski in 2003. Finding aid written by Laura J. Szymanski in 2003. Material was arranged into series at this time. Additions were integrated into the collection, and finding aid revised, by Adriane Hanson in 2008. Subsequent accession was added to the collection and a file list added to the finding aid by Regine Heberlein in January 22, 2010. Series 6 and Series 7 were added by Rachel Van Unen in 2014-2015. Series 8 was added by Phoebe Nobles in 2018. The finding aid was partially rewritten by Will Clements in 2023 to incorporate the most recent series into a more cohesive series structure, with the 2022 addition to the collection incorporated at the same time.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use, with the exception of the draft biography by Felicity Yost, which is restricted until publication of the biography.

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.

There are audiocassettes, CDs, DVDs, a VHS tape, and a film reel located throughout the collection.

Credit this material:

The President's Official Family; Charles W. Yost Papers, MC193, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
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Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 16

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Related Materials

The Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library holds many collections related to the Charles W. Yost Papers which may be located by browsing or searching for "diplomacy" on the Princeton University Library Finding Aids website. Collections of particular relevance are the papers of career diplomats Jacob D. Beam, James Hugh Keeley, Jr., Lincoln MacVeagh, Livingston T. Merchant, Karl L. Rankin, William Cattell Trimble, Marten Van Heuven and Joshua Butler Wright.

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"What Future for the UN? An Atlantic Dialogue: The Reactions of Western Europeans and Others to the Report of the Atlantic Council's Working Group on the United Nations"

"Toward a Search for Consensus in the United Nations" (Sound Recording)

United States. Foreign Service
Yost, Charles Woodruff