• James Monroe papers, 1758-1839

    United States president, secretary of state, secretary of war, and diplomat; delegate to the Continental Congress from and governor of Virginia. Correspondence relating primarily to negotiations for the Louisiana Purchase, the Monroe-Pinkney treaty with Great Britain, the War of 1812, the purchase of Florida, South American independence, and Virginia politics and a diary, an account book of memoranda and official and personal accounts, and ...

    • Contributor: Monroe, James
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Dudley Wright Knox papers, circa 1864-1950

    Naval officer and historian. Correspondence, subject files, speeches, articles, book file, printed matter, newspaper clippings, and other material relating to Knox's activities as director of the United States Office of Naval Records and Library, as secretary of the Naval Historical Foundation, and as an author of books and articles on naval affairs.

    • Contributor: Knox, Dudley Wright
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Robert Worth Bingham papers, 1856-1939

    Diplomat, lawyer, and newspaper publisher. Correspondence, diaries, speeches, financial records, scrapbooks, appointment books, clippings, and other papers relating primarily to Bingham's service as ambassador to Great Britain.

    • Contributor: Bingham, Robert Worth
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Loy W. Henderson papers, 1918-1984

    Diplomat; later professor of international relations, American University, Washington, D.C. Correspondence, memoir, speeches and writings, academic and subject files, engagement books, scrapbook, photographs, and miscellany pertaining primarily to Henderson's diplomatic career.

    • Contributor: Henderson, Loy W. (Loy Wesley) - Henderson, Loy W.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Myron Charles Taylor papers, 1928-1953

    Industrialist, diplomat, and lawyer. Correspondence, reports, and other papers documenting Taylor's activities as the president's personal representative to Pope Pius XII.

    • Contributor: Taylor, Myron Charles
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Caspar W. Weinberger papers, 1910-2005

    United States secretary of defense, United States secretary of health, education, and welfare, California state legislator, lawyer, journalist, and business executive. Correspondence, legal and subject files, appointment books and daily schedules, diary notes and other jottings, family papers, financial material, interview transcripts, television scripts, newspaper columns, book and speech files, and legislative and political material relating to Weinberger's career in journalism and government.

    • Contributor: Weinberger, Caspar W.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Alexander Hamilton papers, 1708-1903

    Delegate from New York to the United States Continental Congress, United States secretary of the treasury, United States army officer, statesman, and lawyer. Correspondence, speeches and writings, legal and financial papers, printed matter, and other papers relating to Hamilton's personal life and public career, especially his service as an aide to George Washington during the Revolutionary War, his participation in the United States Continental ...

    • Contributor: Hamilton, Alexander
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Neil Sheehan papers, 1920-1993

    Author and journalist.Correspondence, drafts of writings, notes, research material, interview transcripts, and other papers relating to Sheehan's writings concerning the Vietnam War, especially his books, A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam (1988) and After the War Was Over: Hanoi and Saigon (1992), and to publication of the Pentagon Papers.

    • Contributor: Sheehan, Neil
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Mark L. Bristol papers, 1882-1939

    Naval officer and diplomat. Correspondence, diaries, speeches, reports, memoranda, official dispatches, appointment sheets, press releases, and scrapbooks pertaining mainly to Bristol's naval career.

    • Contributor: Bristol, Mark L. (Mark Lambert) - Bristol, Mark L.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Sir George Cockburn papers, 1788-1847

    British naval officer. Correspondence, logbooks, journals, fleet orders, reports, and other papers relating to Cockburn's career in the British Royal Navy. Subjects include the War of 1812 and British naval activities against France and Spain, especially in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, and Indian Ocean.

    • Contributor: Cockburn, George, Sir - Cockburn, George
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • John M. Clayton papers, 1798-1868

    Farmer, lawyer, and statesman. Correspondence, legal papers, memoirs including a memoir of Clayton by Robert Montgomery Bird, and newspaper clippings pertaining chiefly to Clayton's service as United States secretary of state (1849-1850).

    • Contributor: Clayton, John M. (John Middleton) - Clayton, John M.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Smith Simpson papers, 1833-1991

    Diplomat. Correspondence, family papers, topical files, photographs, scrapbooks, printed matter, and miscellaneous material relating to Simpson's career as a diplomat and industrial relations specialist.

    • Contributor: Simpson, Smith
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • David D. Porter family papers, 1799-1899

    Naval officer. Correspondence, journals, logbooks, orders, reports, memoranda, family papers, drafts of articles, memoirs, poems, short stories, and other literary writings, sketches, photographs, and printed matter documenting David D. Porter's naval career. Includes material on his years as a midshipman, his service in the Mexican War, trips to the Mediterranean to secure camels for use by the United States Army, Civil War service, superintendency ...

    • Contributor: Porter, David D. (David Dixon) - Porter, David D.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Sylvanus Bourne papers, 1775-1859

    Massachusetts businessman and United States consul in Santo Domingo (1790-1791) and in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (1794-1817). Drafts and photocopies of Bourne's personal and diplomatic correspondence, business and commercial papers, a scrapbook, and account books. Consists primarily of correspondence relating to commerce between the United States and European countries, primarily France and Great Britain, and United States foreign relations and politics. Other material concerns Bourne's ...

    • Contributor: Bourne, Sylvanus
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Philander C. Knox papers, 1796-1922

    U.S. secretary of state, U.S. senator from Pennsylvania, and lawyer. Correspondence, memoranda, speeches, writings, reports, articles, notebooks, bills and resolutions, legal records, biographical sketches, library catalog, clippings, printed matter, scrapbooks, cartoons, and other papers relating chiefly to Knox's service as U.S. attorney general, secretary of state, and senator from Pennsylvania.

    • Contributor: Knox, Philander C. (Philander Chase) - Knox, Philander C.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Robert S. McNamara papers, 1934-2009

    United States secretary of defense, president of the World Bank, and corporate executive. Correspondence, memoranda, organization records, subject files, speeches and writings, reports, conferences and meetings, background and research material, and other papers relating primarily to McNamara's private and public life following his service as secretary of defense, including his leadership of the World Bank, his role as counselor and adviser to various private ...

    • Contributor: McNamara, Robert S.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Jeanne S. Mintz papers, 1928-1993

    Asian affairs analyst and official at the United States Department of Defense. Correspondence, professional subject file, speeches and writings, printed material, and other papers documenting Mintz's career as an expert on Indonesia and Southeast Asia, including service with the Defense Department and as an analyst and press officer with the Indonesian delegation to the United Nations.

    • Contributor: Mintz, Jeanne S.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Clara A. Whitney papers, 1872-1975

    Diaries reflecting Whitney's life in Japan with her parents, American educators William C. Whitney and Anna L. Whitney, detailing Japanese social life and customs and the Whitney's travels through Europe and Asia. Includes writings and other material relating to her family and to the household of her father-in-law, Japanese naval officer Katsu Kaishū.

    • Contributor: Whitney, Clara A.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Nelson T. Johnson papers, 1916-1955

    U.S. assistant secretary of state, minister and ambassador to China and minister to Australia. Personal correspondence, memoranda of conversations and engagement books, speeches and writings, and other material chiefly relating to Johnson's diplomatic service in China, Australia, and the Far East.

    • Contributor: Johnson, Nelson T. (Nelson Trusler) - Johnson, Nelson T.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Henry Shapiro papers, 1920-1992

    Journalist. Correspondence, wire service reports, reference files, speeches and writings, and personal files pertaining to Henry Shapiro's career and writings as chief correspondent in the Moscow bureau of United Press International from the 1930s to the 1970s.

    • Contributor: Shapiro, Henry
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Horace Porter papers, 1853-1922

    Army officer, railroad official, and diplomat. Correspondence, diary, family papers, photographs, and speeches relating to Porter's Civil War service, Ulysses S. Grant, Porter's activities with the Pullman Company and the New York, West Shore and Buffalo Railroad, the Union League, his interest in Republican Party politics, his role in the inaugural of William McKinley, and his service as United States ambassador to France.

    • Contributor: Porter, Horace
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Hans Peter Kraus collection of Spanish American documents, 1433-1966

    Bookman, collector, and bibliophile. Letters, decrees, order books, reports, instructions, dispatches, printed material, and miscellaneous legal documents concerning the history of colonial Spanish America, including the activities of the Mexican Inquisition.

    • Contributor: Kraus, Hans Peter
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Edmund Roberts papers, 1803-1905

    Merchant and diplomat. Official and family correspondence, journals, manuscript drafts of Roberts' s book Embassy to the Eastern Courts of Cochin-China, Siam, and Muscat . . . During the Years 1832-34, diplomatic documents, legal and financial papers, and miscellaneous material chiefly documenting his service as a special agent of the U.S. to negotiate treaties with Siam, Muscat, and Cochin China.

    • Contributor: Roberts, Edmund
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Henry T. Mayo papers, 1866-1972

    Naval officer. Correspondence, memoranda, speeches, memoirs, genealogical material, reports, orders, certificates, scrapbooks, photographs, and other papers pertaining mainly to Mayo's naval career.

    • Contributor: Mayo, Henry T. (Henry Thomas) - Mayo, Henry T.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Nicholas Philip Trist papers, 1795-1873

    Diplomat and lawyer. Family and general correspondence, letterbooks, memoranda, notes, reports, legal and financial papers, writings, clippings, printed matter, and other papers relating to Trist's tenure as U.S. consul in Havana and his role in negotiating the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ending the Mexican War. Other topics include Trist's business interests, particularly his sugar plantations in Cuba and Louisiana; the establishment of the University ...

    • Contributor: Trist, Nicholas Philip
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material