Contents and Arrangement

Devoe, Allen, 1931 November 24

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


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.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

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

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:

Devoe, Allen; General Manuscripts Collection, MC230, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
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