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Key subject areas of the Mudd Manuscript Library's twentieth century Public Policy Papers:

  • 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 Corporation.

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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