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Collection Overview

Creator:
Princeton University.‏ ‎Library.‏ Public Policy Papers
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
Title:
General Manuscripts Collection
Repository:
Public Policy Papers
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/t435gd029
Dates:
1870-2003 (mostly 1900-1960)
Size:
18 boxes and 1 folder
Storage Note:
Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 1-18
Language:
English

Abstract

The General Manuscripts Collection is largely composed of materials related to United States politics and government, including personal and business correspondence, manuscripts, memorabilia, pamphlets, and reports. The collection includes the papers of many individuals, including Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt and other United States presidents, government officials, authors and journalists, bankers and businessmen, and Princeton University alumni.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The General Manuscripts Collection is largely composed of materials related to United States politics and government, including personal and business correspondence, manuscripts, memorabilia, pamphlets, and reports. The collection includes the papers of many individuals, including Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt and other United States presidents, government officials, authors and journalists, bankers and businessmen, and Princeton University alumni.

The majority of the materials documenting United States politics and government are related to either United States participation in wars or United States presidents. The papers related to wars include correspondence, reports, resolutions, memorabilia, and photographs from World War I and World War II, as well as small amounts of similar material from the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and Cold War relations between the United States and the Soviet Union. The majority of the presidential materials are the papers of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, largely correspondence, and Theodore Roosevelt, including correspondence and text for two lectures he delivered at Princeton University. Also included is a small amount of material related to Dwight D. Eisenhower, Herbert Hoover, Lyndon Baines Johnson, and William Howard Taft.

Other papers related to United States politics and government include correspondence to legislators, materials about United States policies and programs, and materials related to political activism. Additionally, the collection includes correspondence, reports, and clippings related to the careers of bankers, businessmen and lawyers, and manuscripts and correspondence of authors and journalists.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by creator.

Collection History

Acquisition:

This collection is a compilation of materials donated by many individuals.

Additions:

Materials will be added to this collection periodically by Mudd Manuscript Library staff.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No materials were separated during processing in 2008, or 2013-2017.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Adriane Hanson in 2008. Finding aid written by Adriane Hanson in February 2008. Materials from subsequent accessions received in 2009-2017 were incorporated into the collection and the folder lists and finding aid were updated at that time.

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:

Four audiocassette tapes are located in Box 7 and one reel of film is located in Box 11. Access to this material follows the Mudd Manuscript Library policy for preservation and access to audiovisual materials.

Credit this material:

General Manuscripts Collection; Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/t435gd029
Location:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345

Find More

Alternative Form Available:

FOR DIGITIZED CONTENT: Some manuscripts in this collection have been digitized and may be viewed or downloaded through this finding aid. To view materials, navigate to the specific folder or item title.

Related Material:

Collections at the Mudd Manuscript Library of particular relevance to the General Manuscripts Collection are the papers of many individuals included within this collection: Bernard Baruch, James M. Beck, Development & Resources Corporation, Allen W. Dulles, Lindley M. Garrison, Edwin W. Kemmerer, George F. Kennan, Fred I. Kent, Kreuger & Toll Company, Arthur Krock, David E. Lilienthal, George McAneny, Hugh Lenox Scott, and Norman M. Thomas. Other related collections include the Dwight D. Eisenhower White House Photographs, the Dwight D. Eisenhower White House Press Releases, the Theodore Roosevelt Family Letters to the Russell Family, and the Julian L. Street Papers on Theodore Roosevelt.

Subject Terms:
Authors.
Political activists.
Presidents -- United States.
Princeton University -- Alumni and alumnae.
Public officers -- United States.
United States -- Foreign relations.
United States -- Politics and government.
World War, 1914-1918.
World War, 1939-1945.
Genre Terms:
Born digital.
Correspondence.
Manuscripts.
Memorabilia.
Pamphlets.
Reports.
Names:
Forrestal, James, 1892-1949
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.
Roosevelt, Théodore, 1858-1919