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Collection Overview

Creator:
Dulles, Allen Macy
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Allen Macy Dulles Papers
Repository:
Public Policy Papers
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/h702q643f
Dates:
1940-2008 (mostly 1946-1961)
Size:
1 box
Storage Note:
Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 1
Language:
English

Abstract

Allen Macy Dulles, son of Clover Todd and Allen Welsh Dulles, was a student of history and politics with plans for a career in public service until he sustained a serious injury in the Korean War. The collection consists of correspondence between family members prior to and following Allen Macy Dulles' injury as a Marine lieutenant in the Korean War.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The collection consists of correspondence between family members prior to and following Allen Macy Dulles' injury as a Marine lieutenant in the Korean War. Prior to the injury, the correspondence documents Dulles's education and activities at primary school, Phillips Exeter Academy, Princeton University and Oxford University. Following the injury, materials include correspondence to and from Allen Macy Dulles, professional and personal correspondence of Allen Welsh Dulles and the Dulles family, correspondence with doctors regarding Dulles' physical condition, and military records including a citation for the Silver Star Medal which Dulles earned for his wartime leadership and bravery.

Collection Creator Biography:

Allen Macy Dulles, son of Clover Todd and Allen Welsh Dulles, was a student of history and politics with plans for a career in public service until he sustained a serious injury in the Korean War. Dulles (born in 1930) graduated from Princeton University with a bachelors degree in History in 1951, having spent his senior year studying in England at Oxford University. He entered the Marine Corps as a second lieutenant and a platoon leader and was sent to Korea. On November 15, 1952, Dulles suffered a massive head injury from mortar fire. He spent years in recovery at hospitals and medical facilities in the United States and in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland. He returned to the United States in the early 1970s, settling near family in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Gift of Joan Dulles Talley in 2008 [ML2008-017].

Archival Appraisal Information:

No material was separated during processing in 2009.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Lynn Durgin on April 7, 2009. A MARC record and file list were created at this time and subsequently a collection-level finding aid was developed from the inventory.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

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.

Credit this material:

Allen Macy Dulles Papers; Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/h702q643f
Location:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345