Contents and Arrangement

The Cosmic Sailing Through the Panama Canal, undated

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


Arranged alphabetically by document type.

Collection History


Materials separated from this collection include duplicate publications, personal bank statements, news magazines and newspapers, and invitations and itineraries from the International Monetary Conference.


These papers were processed with the generous support of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission and the John Foster and Janet Avery Dulles Fund.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Adriane Hanson in 2005. Finding aid written by Adriane Hanson in December 2005.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

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, any copyright vested in the donor has passed to The Trustees of Princeton University and researchers do not need to obtain permission, complete any forms, or receive a letter to move forward with use of donor-created materials within the collection. For materials in the collection not created by the donor, or where the material is not an original, the copyright is likely not held by the University. In these instances, 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. 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 a question about who owns the copyright for an item, you may request clarification by contacting 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.

Credit this material:

The Cosmic Sailing Through the Panama Canal; Howard C. Petersen Papers, MC196, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
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Related Materials

There are collections of Howard Petersen's papers located at several other repositories: "Presidential Papers, White House Staff Files of Howard C. Petersen" at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, "Petersen, Howard: Papers, 1951-1956" at the Dwight E. Eisenhower Library, and several collections from his service in the War Department at the National Archives.

This collection is part of a group of 28 Mudd Manuscript Library collections related to 20th century economic thought and development which were processed as part of a National Historical Publications and Records Commission funded project. Researchers wishing to access these collections should search for the subject "Economics--20th century" or related terms in the Princeton University Library Main Catalog. Collections at the Mudd Manuscript Library of particular relevance to the Petersen papers are the papers of two other individuals who served in the United States War Department during World War II, J. Douglas Brown and Edward S. Greenbaum.


The following articles were consulted during the preparation of the biographical note: "Howard Charles Petersen (7 May 1910-28 December 1995)" by William B. Eagleson, Jr. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, Vol. 142, No.2 (June 1998), pp. 294-299. "Howard Petersen, 85, banker and trade adviser" by Eric Pace. New York Times (Late Edition (East Coast)). New York, N.Y.: Jan 1, 1996. pp. A32. "Our Assistant Secretary of War" by Lucian Warren. The Phi Gamma Delta. Washington, D.C.: March 1946. pp. 392-395.

Committee for Economic Development.
Cravath, de Gersdorff, Swaine & Wood.
Fidelity-Philadelphia Trust Company
United States. War Department
International Monetary Conference
Military Training Camps Association (U.S.)
Clark, Grenville, 1882-1967
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969
Kennedy, John F. John Fitzgerald 1917-1963
Petersen, Howard C. (Howard Charles) (1910–1995)