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    Paul Field Sifton and Claire Sifton papers, 1912-1980

    Paul Field Sifton, playwright, government official, and Claire Sifton, editor and author. Correspondence, diaries, writings, subject files, family papers, printed matter, and miscellany relating to the Siftons' literary, labor, and governmental careers.

    • Contributor: Sifton, Paul Field
    • Date: 1912
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    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
    • Date: 1920
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    James A. Bayard and Richard H. Bayard papers, 1797-1885

    :Lawyers, senators, and diplomats, of the Bayard (Baird) family of Delaware. Correspondence, diaries, financial and legal papers, printed matter and miscellaneous material relating to the careers of James A. Bayard and his son Richard H. Bayard.

    • Date: 1797
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    David Ginsburg papers, 1919-2007

    Lawyer, author, and teacher. Correspondence and memoranda, newspaper clippings and press releases, legal material, speeches and writings, reports, research material, minutes, political campaign material, legislation, biographical material, printed matter, and other papers relating primarily to Ginsburg's involvement with civil rights, the recovery of German assets after World War II, and his legal career.

    • Contributor: Ginsburg, David
    • Date: 1919
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    Edgar Ansel Mowrer and Lilian T. Mowrer papers, 1898-1978

    Edgar Ansel Mowrer, journalist, and Lilian Thomson, author, married 1916. Correspondence, manuscripts of speeches and writings, lectures, subject files, and other papers documenting the Mowrers' careers as authors and lecturers on foreign affairs, particularly on the diplomacy of France, Germany, Italy, and the United States.

    • Contributor: Mowrer, Edgar Ansel
    • Date: 1898
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    Sumner family papers, 1836-1940

    Correspondence, legal documents, reports, and photographs of Edwin V. Sumner (1797-1863) and his sons, Edwin Vose Sumner (1835-1912) and Samuel Storrow Sumner (1842-1937), all military officers.

    • Date: 1836
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    William Plumer papers, 1774-1845

    Governor of New Hampshire and legislator, United States senator from New Hampshire, essayist, and historian. Correspondence, diaries, letterbooks, autobiography, writings, notes, transcripts of poetry, essays, extracts, and other papers relating to Plumer’s personal life and career in New Hampshire and national politics and as an essayist.

    • Contributor: Plumer, William
    • Date: 1774
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    Louis Untermeyer papers, 1955-1967

    Poet, critic, and editor. Writings, notebooks, and correspondence, including drafts and proofs of books of poetry by Untermeyer and notes pertaining to his travels in Europe and the United States and his tenure as poetry consultant to the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Untermeyer, Louis
    • Date: 1955
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    Patricia Harris papers, 1950-1983

    Lawyer, educator, diplomat, and cabinet officer. Correspondence, memoranda, speeches, reports, statements, notes, printed material, and other papers pertaining primarily to Harris's cabinet positions as secretary, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) (1977-1979) and secretary, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (later, Health and Human Services) (1979-1981).

    • Contributor: Harris, Patricia
    • Date: 1924
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    Aaron Burton Levisee papers, 1847-1992

    Lawyer, educator, Louisiana state legislator, and Confederate soldier. Diaries, obituaries, and clippings documenting Levisee's activities as a student at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, school teacher in Alabama, lawyer in Louisiana, soldier in the Confederate army, judge and state legislator in Louisiana during Reconstruction, Republican elector for Louisiana, and Internal Revenue Service agent.

    • Contributor: Levisee, Aaron Burton
    • Date: 1847
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    Women's Organization for National Prohibition Reform records, 1896-1933.

    Chiefly responses to queries about international liquor policies and regulations collected from consuls general and other foreign representatives between 1931 and 1933 by Mrs. Edward Wales Root, research director of the Women's Organization for National Prohibition Reform, which advocated repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment.

    • Contributor: Women's Organization for National Prohibition Reform
    • Date: 1896
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    Green Haywood Hackworth papers, 1912-1973

    Jurist and lawyer. Correspondence, printed and near-print publications, articles, addresses, and printed matter relating chiefly to Hackworth's career as a legal advisor with the State Department and as a judge with the International Court of Justice.

    • Contributor: Hackworth, Green Haywood
    • Date: 1912
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    W J McGee papers, 1880-1916

    Geologist, anthropologist, and hydrologist. Correspondence, letterbooks, speeches, articles, scientific papers, lectures, notes, geological notebooks, scrapbooks, bibliographical notes, and memorabilia relating chiefly to McGee's career as a geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey and as an ethnologist in charge of the Bureau of American Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution. Includes correspondence when he was director of the anthropological and historical exhibit of the Louisiana Purchase ...

    • Contributor: McGee, W J
    • Date: 1880
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    National Council of Jewish Women, Washington, D.C., Office, records, 1924-1981

    Liaison office between the National Council of Jewish Women and the United States Congress and government agencies. Correspondence, minutes, reports, legislation, speeches, testimony, photographs, and printed matter primarily reflecting the efforts of Olya Margolin as the council's Washington, D.C., representative from 1944 to 1978.

    • Contributor: National Council of Jewish Women. Washington, D.C., Office
    • Date: 1924
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    Afro-American military collection, 1773-1987

    Correspondence, pay vouchers, orders, muster rolls, enlistment and discharge papers, receipts, contracts, affidavits, tax records, miscellaneous military documents, and printed material documenting African Americans in military service, with the bulk concerning the Civil War service of the United States Corps d'Afrique (organized in 1863 and renamed United States Colored Troops in 1864).

    • Contributor: Gladstone, William A., Collector - Gladstone, William A.
    • Date: 1773
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    Frederick Lewis Allen papers, 1890-1954

    Editor and author. Correspondence, articles, biographies, date books, diaries, radio scripts, histories, and speeches documenting Allen's career as editor of Harper's Magazine, director of the Foreign Policy Association, author of many popular works on American social history, and an overseer of Harvard University.

    • Contributor: Allen, Frederick Lewis
    • Date: 1890
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    Anthony Lewis papers, 1941-1975

    Newspaper columnist and author. Chiefly drafts and research files for two of Lewis's books, Gideon's Trumpet (1964), an analysis of the Supreme Court's decision in Gideon v. Wainwright, and Portrait of a Decade (1964), an examination of the civil rights movement from 1954 to 1964. Also includes letters from readers of his New York Times column.

    • Contributor: Lewis, Anthony
    • Date: 1941
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    Pinkerton's National Detective Agency records, 1853-1999

    Private detective agency directed by the Pinkerton family to protect interests of clients in business and industry. The records include business and family correspondence, biographical and genealogical records, administrative records such as procedural guidelines and training manuals, and criminal case files which include correspondence, reports, photographs, legal documents, and printed matter.

    • Contributor: Pinkerton's National Detective Agency
    • Date: 1853
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    William E. Humphrey papers, 1903-1936

    Lawyer, United States congressman, and member of the Federal Trade Commission. Correspondence, memoranda, speeches and other papers relating primarily to Humphrey's service in the United States House of Representatives (1903-1917) and on the Federal Trade Commission (1925-1933).

    • Contributor: Humphrey, William E. (william Ewart) - Humphrey, William E.
    • Date: 1903
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    William Allen papers, 1796-1879

    Lawyer, farmer, and U.S. representative and senator from and governor of Ohio. Correspondence, speeches, memoranda, financial records, printed material, maps, and other papers largely relating to Allen's service as United States senator (1837-1848) and governor (1873-1875) of Ohio.

    • Contributor: Allen, William
    • Date: 1796
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    Edward Preble papers, 1680-1912

    United States naval officer. Correspondence, diary, journals, account books, ships' papers and logbooks, muster rolls, signal books, family papers, and other material relating primarily to Preble's naval service.

    • Contributor: Preble, Edward
    • Date: 1680
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    Key-Cutts-Turner family papers, 1808-1975

    Correspondence, genealogical and biographical material, a commonplace book, poetry, writings, and printed matter relating to the Key-Cutts-Turner families of North Carolina and Washington, D.C. Chiefly family correspondence of Ann Arnold Key Turner with various relatives including her father, Francis Scott Key, written from Woodley plantation, Warrenton, North Carolina. Also includes letters of Richard Cutts written from Washington, D.C., relating to the commercial and maritime ...

    • Date: 1808
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    Jack Kapp collection, circa 1900-1949

    Collection of mostly original cartoon drawings, one framed album cover, and some correspondence assembled by American Decca Records founder and president Jack Kapp. The drawings provide historical commentary on the issues of the phonograph industry, particularly the American Federation of Musicians recording ban of 1942-1944, and the place of the phonograph in American life.

    • Contributor: Kapp, Jack
    • Date: 1900
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    Louis McLane correspondence, 1795-1894

    Lawyer, U.S. representative and senator from Delaware, diplomat, and cabinet officer. Correspondence primarily between McLane and members of his family relating to social life in Washington, D.C., his diplomatic duties, and national and congressional politics.

    • Contributor: McLane, Louis
    • Date: 1795
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    B.W. Huebsch papers, 1893-1964

    Publisher. Chiefly correspondence reflecting Huebsch's thoughts on literature and his career as a publisher under his own imprint, B. W. Huebsch, and after its merger, with Viking Press. Also documents his publication of the liberal weekly Freeman and his connection with organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Association of Book Publishers.

    • Contributor: Huebsch, W. (benjamin W.) - Huebsch, W.
    • Date: 1893