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John Foster Dulles Collection


Held at: Princeton University Library: University Archives [Contact Us]

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University Library: University Archives. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Overview and metadata sections

The John Foster Dulles Collection consists of a small group of materials documenting Dulles' connection to Princeton. Included are clippings, memos, invitations, press releases, and other documents which cover such topics as the opening of the Dulles Library at Princeton, and Dulles' record as an undergraduate. Also included is one copy of "The Panama Canal Controversy" autographed by John Foster Dulles and a complete sheet of commemorative John Foster Dulles postage stamps.

The materials which comprise this collection appear to have been compiled by Library staff over a lengthy period.

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This collection was processed by Dan Brennan in 2009. Finding aid written by Dan Brennan in 2009.

Appraisal has been conducted in accordance with Mudd Library guidelines.

University Archives
Finding Aid Author
Dan Brennan
Finding Aid Date
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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Collection Inventory

Dedication of the Dulles Library, 1961-1964. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Postage Stamp, Scholastic Grades, Memorial, Autograph, 1943-1946. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Clippings, 1959-1960. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Book Reviews, 1960-1974. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Elizebeth Avery Seggerman (née Bakewell) Correspondence and Ephemera, circa 1953-1973. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Includes an invitation and program for John Foster Dulles' memorial service, a letter from Polly Oakleaf Bakewell (niece by marriage of Janet Avery Dulles) to her mother describing Dulles' memorial service, a thank you note to the Oaklfeafs, and invitations from John Foster and Janet to her sister, Elizabeth Avery Seggerman, née Bakewell. Additionally, there is a booklet "In Remembrance of Things Past" by Eleanor Lansing Dulles.

Physical Description

1 folder

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