Key subject areas of the Mudd Manuscript Library's twentieth century Public Policy
- History of Diplomacy and the Cold War. In this area the Library holds papers for architects of the Cold War strategy and those who fought the battles, including Hamilton Fish Armstrong, James A. Baker III, George W. Ball, Bernard M. Baruch, Allen W. Dulles, John Foster Dulles, James V. Forrestal, George F. Kennan, David E. Lilienthal, George S. McGovern, and Adlai E. Stevenson, as well as the records of the Council on Foreign Relations.
- Public Policy. The Library holds the records of the American
Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Americans United for Separation of Church
and State, the Association on American Indian Affairs, the Committee
to Defend America by Aiding the Allies, Common Cause, Fight For Freedom,
Inc., Freedom House, Fund for the Republic, Ivy L. Lee and Associates, and United
Service to China.
- Woodrow Wilson. The Library not only holds much material relating
to Wilson's years as University president, but also has copies of all
materials collected by the Woodrow Wilson Papers Project, as well as
the papers of Ray Stannard Baker, Arthur Bullard, Bernard M. Baruch,
Raymond Blaine Fosdick, Arthur S. Link, and Joshua Butler Wright.
- American Jurisprudence. The Library holds the papers of Justice John
Marshall Harlan, Judge Harold R. Medina, Edward S. Corwin, Alpheus T. Mason,
the ACLU Archives, and a lengthy transcript of an oral history interview with Justice
William O. Douglas.
- American Journalism. Most notably, the Library holds the papers
of Arthur Krock and David Lawrence, as well as several important collections
of political cartoons.
- International Development and Demography. In this area the Library holds the papers
of Melvin A. Hall, Albert O. Hirschman, Edwin W. Kemmerer, Sir W. Arthur Lewis,
David E. Lilienthal, Hugh Moore, David A. Morse, Frank W. Notestein, Margaret
Snyder, Jacob Viner, and the records of the Development and Resources
For a complete listing of the Public Policy collections (with links to
online finding aids), see our alphabetical listing.
For more information about the Library's collections, see Collections
and Finding Aids.
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