Search Manuscripts/Mixed Materials

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    Service Men's Arts Center and Contact Bureau of San Francisco records, 1940-1946 Recreational center established during World War II for military personnel whose civilian professions or avocations included the fine arts. Letters received by Charles Cooper, managing director, and his wife, Marie Cooper. Includes a register of visitors to the center, samples of poetry, musical and radio programs, newspaper clippings, bulletins, photographs, and publicity material.
    • Contributor: Service Men's Arts Center and Contact Bureau of San Francisco
    • Date: 1940
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    Hayes, Hollister, and Kelman families papers, 1826-2012 Correspondence, diaries, memoirs, lectures and sermons, genealogical material, and printed matter pertaining chiefly to members of the Hayes family and their careers as Presbyterian missionaries in China. Includes papers of Margaret Hayes Hollister; her parents, John David Hayes and Barbara Monteath Kelman Hayes; her paternal grandparents, W. M. Hayes and Margaret Young Hayes; her maternal grandfather, John Kelman; and her paternal great-grandfather, David Hayes.
    • Date: 1826
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    F. Holland Day papers, 1793-2010 Photographer and publisher. Correspondence, letterbooks, family papers, writings, printed matter, and other papers relating to Day's life and his work as a pictorialist photographer and co-founder of the Copeland and Day publishing company.
    • Contributor: Day, F. Holland (Fred Holland) - Day, F. Holland
    • Date: 1793
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    George Biddle papers, 1863-1973 Artist and public official. Correspondence; diaries; drafts and printed copies of speeches, articles, and a memoir; sketchbooks; scrapbooks; announcements; book reviews; and other papers relating chiefly to Biddle's role in American art, his work for the federal support of art, and the Federal Art Project, including also material relating to his involvment with the United States War Department Art Advisory Committee, World War II, ...
    • Contributor: Biddle, George
    • Date: 1863
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    Charles L. Scott papers, 1940-1945 Army officer. Correspondence, reports, orders, speeches, articles, memoranda, photographs, and other military papers concerning the 2nd Armored Division of the United States Army, which Scott organized, and military tactics and history.
    • Contributor: Scott, Charles L. (Charles Lewis) - Scott, Charles L.
    • Date: 1940
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    Henry Morgenthau papers, 1795-1941 Businessman and diplomat. Diaries, correspondence, letterbooks, family papers, speeches and writings, subject files, printed matter, memorabilia, and other papers relating chiefly to Morgenthau's service as ambassador to Turkey, other diplomatic efforts, involvement in Democratic Party politics, and as a philanthropist.
    • Contributor: Morgenthau, Henry
    • Date: 1795
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    John Haynes Holmes papers, 1899-1983 Unitarian clergyman and author. Correspondence, writings, printed matter, and other papers reflecting Holmes's public career and social reform movements that he supported.
    • Contributor: Holmes, John Haynes
    • Date: 1899
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    Henry Harley Arnold papers, 1903-1989 Pioneer aviator and United States Army officer. Correspondence, memoranda, journals, notebooks, drafts and proofs of Henry Harley (Hap) Arnold's memoirs, Global Mission (1949), articles, speeches, reports, orders, printed material, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to the development of military aeronautics in the United States and to aeronautical policies and events of World War II.
    • Contributor: Arnold, Henry Harley
    • Date: 1903
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    Archibald MacLeish papers, 1907-1981 Poet, playwright, government official, and Librarian of Congress. Papers include correspondence reflecting MacLeish's relations with friends, literary colleagues, and government associates; notebooks (1919-1940s) containing drafts of poetry and prose; manuscript drafts of plays, speeches and radio broadcasts, and speeches written for Franklin D. Roosevelt, Edward R. Stettinius, and Harry S. Truman; and notes and manuscripts for classroom lectures on modern poetry given by MacLeish ...
    • Contributor: Macleish, Archibald
    • Date: 1907
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    William D. Leahy papers, 1897-1959 Naval officer, diplomat, and governor of Puerto Rico. Diaries, correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, and other papers relating to Leahy's naval and diplomatic career.
    • Contributor: Leahy, William D.
    • Date: 1897
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    Jesse H. Jones papers, 1916-1960 U.S. secretary of commerce and financier. Correspondence, speeches, reports, congressional releases, subject file, newspaper clippings, and other printed matter documenting Jones's career, including as director of the Reconstruction Finance Corp. and secretary of commerce.
    • Contributor: Jones, Jesse H. (Jesse Holman) - Jones, Jesse H.
    • Date: 1916
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    Oscar S. Straus papers, 1856-1955 Attorney, businessman, public official, diplomat, United States secretary of commerce and labor, and author. Correspondence, diaries, speeches, writings, legal records, pamphlets, clippings, scrapbooks, photographs, memorabilia, and other papers relating chiefly to Straus's service as minister and later ambassador to the Ottoman Empire (Turkey), United States secretary of commerce and labor, and member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, Hague, Netherlands.
    • Contributor: Straus, Oscar S. (Oscar Solomon) - Straus, Oscar S.
    • Date: 1856
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    Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy papers, 1885-2007 Actor, producer, and director Hume Cronyn and actress Jessica Tandy. Family papers, correspondence, annual file, productions and projects file, and scrapbooks documenting Cronyn and Tandy's stage, screen, and television performances and Cronyn's activities as a director, producer, and writer.
    • Contributor: Cronyn, Hume
    • Date: 1885
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    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
    • Date: 1856
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    Paul H. Nitze papers, 1922-1998 Statesman, diplomat, and entrepreneur. Correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports, speeches, writings, appointment books, business files, name and subject files, and other papers chiefly relating to Nitze's role in United States foreign and national security policy in the last half of the twentieth century.
    • Contributor: Nitze, Paul H.
    • Date: 1922
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    Alexander Vassiliev papers, 1895-2011 Journalist, author, espionage historian, and former KGB operative. Notebooks, file guide, concordance, legal documents, and notes compiled by Vassiliev from KGB files relating to KGB espionage activity in the United States during the 1930s through the early 1950s. Electronic files include material relating to VENONA, the code name for the U.S. Army's Signal Intelligence Service's project to analyze and decrypt Soviet communications primarily during ...
    • Contributor: Vassiliev, Alexander
    • Date: 1895
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    John Lansing Callan papers, 1907-1956 Naval officer, aviator, and aviation executive. Correspondence, diaries, notebooks, orders to duty, subject files, awards, biographical file, speeches, articles, newspaper clippings, and printed matter relating to Callan’s personal and business interests in aviation, service in World War I and World War II, and other public service activities.
    • Contributor: Callan, John Lansing
    • Date: 1907
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    Harry E. Yarnell papers, 1909-1958 Naval officer. Correspondence, memoranda, speeches, reports, articles, printed matter, and miscellaneous papers related to military aspects of United States China policy, reorganization of United States armed forces, naval and military strategy during World War II, and Yarnell’s naval career.
    • Contributor: Yarnell, Harry E. (Harry Ervin) - Yarnell, Harry E.
    • Date: 1909
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    Roger William Riis papers, 1903-1990 Author and editor. Correspondence, diaries, journal, speeches, articles and other writings, subject files, scrapbooks, printed matter, and photographs pertaining to Riis's work as an author and editor. Subjects include consumer fraud, tobacco smoking, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the Sherman Antitrust Act. Also includes material pertaining to his service in the U. S. Navy during World War I.
    • Contributor: Riis, Roger William
    • Date: 1903
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    David Atlee Phillips papers, 1929-1989 Intelligence officer, author, and newspaper publisher. Correspondence, research material, drafts of books and articles, court transcripts, and other papers primarily relating to Phillips’s career as an intelligence officer with the Central Intelligence Agency.
    • Contributor: Phillips, David Atlee
    • Date: 1929
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    Oskar Ursinus papers, 1908-1943 Aviator, engineer, and journalist. Correspondence, notes, articles by Ursinus and others, charts, maps, sketches, blueprints, photographs, printed matter, and clippings relating to the development of German aeronautics during the first half of the twentieth century.
    • Contributor: Ursinus, Oskar
    • Date: 1906
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    World War II rumor project collection, 1942-1943 Manuscript collection created by the Office of War Information in 1942-1943. Field representatives of various federal agencies in 42 states enlisted individuals who collected rumors generated in the United States during World War II. These individuals or "correspondents" included dentists, beauty shop operators, policemen, proprietors, and librarians who had access to rumors in their communities. Reports were submitted to Dr. Eugene Horowitz at the ...
    • Contributor: Horowitz, Eugene
    • Date: 1942
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    William Temple Hornaday papers, 1866-1975 Conservationist, zoologist, and taxidermist. Correspondence, diaries and journals, production materials for articles and books, notebooks, financial papers, clippings, scrapbooks, memorabilia, and other papers reflecting Hornaday's career, particularly as director of New York Zoological Park, 1896-1926.
    • Contributor: Hornaday, William T. (William Temple) - Hornaday, William T.
    • Date: 1866
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    Dwight D. Eisenhower papers, 1944-1969 Soldier, supreme commander of allied forces in World War II, and president of the United States. Speeches and writings, military certificate and proclamations, letter, and memorial service program relating to Eisenhower's service as supreme commander in World War II and as president.
    • Contributor: Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David) - Eisenhower, Dwight D.
    • Date: 1944
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    William Sowden Sims papers, 1856-1951 Naval officer. Correspondence, memoranda, writings, notes, reports, military orders, biographical material, clippings, and other papers primarily documenting Sims's naval career and his work relating to naval reforms.
    • Contributor: Sims, William Sowden
    • Date: 1856