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African American Studies: Public Policy Papers

Public Policy Papers

Housed in Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, the Public Policy Papers include important collections representing individuals and organizations in the areas of 20th-century American foreign policy, jurisprudence, journalism, public policy formation, and economic development. For additional information about these collections, please contact the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library.

mudd@princeton.edu

609-258-6345


American Civil Liberties Union.

Creator: American Civil Liberties Union.

Title: American Civil Liberties Union Records: Project Files Series, 1947-1995: Finding Aid

Abstract: The American Civil Liberties Union Records document the activities of the Union in protecting individual rights from 1920 through 1995. The files contain materials on freedom of speech, expression, and association; due process of law; equality before the law; legal case files; and organizational records. Within these categories files reflect subject areas such as academic freedom, censorship, racial discrimination, aliens' rights, privacy concerns, labor concerns, amnesty, and government loyalty and security. The files reflect work on litigation, advocacy and public policy, and subject files on various areas of interest connected with civil liberties. Materials include correspondence, court documents, memoranda, printed matter, minutes, reports, briefs, and legal files. Also included are materials from ACLU affiliate organizations, and the Lawyers Constitutional Defense Committee.

Location: Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. Public Policy Papers.

Call number: MC001.02

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Call number: MC190


 

Brief references to African-Americans are also found in the finding aid to

Baldwin, Roger Nash, 1884-1981.

Creator: Baldwin, Roger Nash, 1884-1981.

Title: Roger Nash Baldwin Papers, 1885-1981 (bulk 1911-1981): Finding Aid

Abstract: The Roger Nash Baldwin Papers document the life and career of Roger Baldwin (1884-1981), a prominent and active American civil libertarian for almost all of his prodigiously long life. Baldwin is remembered first and foremost as a founder of the American Civil Liberties Union. Many of the papers in this collection document his involvement with the conscientious objection movement that served as the forerunner to the ACLU and with the Union itself. He served as both its executive director from its foundation in 1920 to his retirement in 1950 and as an advisor from that date until his death in 1981. However, Baldwin cast his net much wider than just the ACLU. During the 1920s and 1930s, he was involved with various left-wing political organizations, including the Industrial Workers of the World. Following the end of World War II, he served as an advisor to the U.S. Army and the United Nations in Germany, Austria,Japan, and Korea, guiding the establishment of democracy in those countries, and he was for many years chair of the International League for the Rights of Man. He spoke and wrote widely, most often on issues of civil liberties and human rights, and also taught periodically throughout his life. The papers, which include correspondence, memos, writings, notes, and photographs, document all aspects of his public life, as well as some portion of his personal life.

(re: African-Americans in St. Louis)

Location: Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. Public Policy Papers.

Call number: MC005


 

Brief references to African-Americans are also found in the finding aid to

Brown, J. Douglas (James Douglas), 1898-

Creator: Brown, J. Douglas (James Douglas), 1898-

Title: J. Douglas Brown Papers, 1917-1978 (bulk 1930-1970): Finding Aid

Abstract: J. Douglas Brown (1898-1986) was an economist and Princeton University administrator who was an expert in the field of industrial relations, especially on the subjects of Social Security and personnel and manpower issues. He was one of the leaders in the development of the Social Security program and also served in the War Department during World War II on manpower issues. Brown's papers document his career as a government consultant, as a scholar, and as a university administrator and include his correspondence and writings, reports, meeting minutes, notes, and publications.

Location: Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. Public Policy Papers.

Call number: MC155


 

Brief references to African-Americans are also found in the finding aid to

Fund for the Republic.

Collector: Fund for the Republic.

Title: Fund for the Republic Records, 1928-1964 (bulk 1952-1961): Finding Aid

Abstract: The Records of the Fund for the Republic document the activities of the Fund for the Republic, Inc. and its defense of civil rights and civil liberties from 1952 through 1961. The records provide an invaluable look at the Fund's struggle to uphold the basic principles of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights during the years of McCarthyism and its aftermath.

(bulk 1952-1961) [Civil Rights, minorities, blacklisting, censorship]

Location: Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. Public Policy Papers.

Call number: MC059


 

Brief references to African-Americans are also found in the finding aid to

Harlan, John M. (John Marshall), 1899-1971.

Creator: Harlan, John M. (John Marshall), 1899-1971.

Title: John Marshall Harlan Papers, 1890-1972 (bulk 1936-1971): Inventory

Abstract: The papers of John Marshall Harlan (1899-1971, class of 1920) consist of legal materials, correspondence, writings and personal papers, which document his career as an attorney and judge for the State of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Location: Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. Public Policy Papers.

Call number: MC071


 

Brief references to African-Americans are also found in the finding aid to

Hays, Arthur Garfield, 1881-1954.

Creator: Hays, Arthur Garfield, 1881-1954.

Title: Arthur Garfield Hays Papers, 1915-1955: Finding Aid

Abstract: The Arthur Garfield Hays Papers consist of correspondence, case files, speeches, articles, books, news clippings, and photos which document his career as a New York City lawyer and general counsel for the ACLU.

(Mayor’s Commission on Conditions in Harlem and Civil Rights in general)

Location: Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. Public Policy Papers.

Call number: MC072


 

Brief references to African-Americans are also found in the finding aid to

Lawrence, David, 1888-1973.

Creator: Lawrence, David, 1888-1973.

Title: David Lawrence Papers, 1901-1975 (bulk 1933-1970): Inventory

Abstract: David Lawrence, Princeton Class of 1910, was an American magazine and news service founder, editor, columnist, and author. This collection contains papers of Lawrence, including correspondence with notable twentieth century figures, articles, speeches, correspondent dispatches, radio broadcast transcripts, and manuscripts for several books.

Location: Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. Public Policy Papers.

Call number: MC084


 

Brief references to African-Americans are also found in finding aid to

Law Students Civil Rights Research Council.

Creator: Law Students Civil Rights Research Council.

Title: Law Students Civil Rights Research Council Records, 1964-1994: Inventory

Abstract: The Law Students Civil Rights Research Council (LSCRRC) is a non-partisan organization dedicated to facilitating discussion on civil rights. The organization was established in 1963 and has chapters in law schools around the United States. The Records consists of minutes, correspondence, reports, pamphlets, notes, and briefs related to the Law Students Civil Rights Research Council (LSCRRC). The collection features organizational records, legal research files, materials on student protests and arrests, and reports by students that summarize civil rights issues and lawsuits.

Location: Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. Public Policy Papers.

Call number: MC070


 

Lewis, W. Arthur (William Arthur), 1915-1991.

Creator: Lewis, W. Arthur (William Arthur), 1915-1991.

Title: W. Arthur Lewis Papers, 1892-1990 (bulk 1950-19950): Finding Aid

Abstract: Sir W. Arthur Lewis (1915-1991) was a pioneer in the field of economic development and a leading authority on economic growth in developing countries and associated political and social changes. He was a professor at the University of Manchester and Princeton University and served as an advisor to several governments. Lewis, who was from the Caribbean, also broke through racial barriers in the academic world throughout his career. Lewis's papers document his career as a scholar and as an economic advisor and include his professional correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, and writings.

Location: Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. Public Policy Papers.

Call number: MC092


 

Brief references to African-Americans are also found in the finding aid to

McAneny, George, 1869-1953.

Creator: McAneny, George, 1869-1953.

Title: George McAneny Papers, 1869-1953 (bulk 1910-1921): Inventory

Abstract: George McAneny served in numerous positions in the government of New York City, including president of the Borough of Manhattan (1910-1913), president of the Board of Aldermen (1914-1916), and chairman of the State Transit Commission (1921). This collection consists of lectures, reports, correspondence, committee and association files, clippings, scrapbooks, and photographs, all of which reflect his special interests in regional and city planning, zoning, city and state transit, and city financing.

Location: Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. Public Policy Papers.

Call number: MC091


 

For assistance contact the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library.

mudd@princeton.edu

609-258-6345

 

Librarian for History and African American Studies

Steven Knowlton