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Howard W. Ambruster Papers

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Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

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Ambruster, Howard Watson, 1878-1961

Howard W. Ambruster was as American consulting engineer and newspaper columnist.

Consists of Ambruster's works, correspondence, miscellaneous material, and printed matter. The collection contains typed drafts and galley proofs of Treason's Peace (New York: The Beechurst Press, 1947), as well as articles, copies of statements delivered before the Senate Subcommittee on Trading with the Enemy Act, and notes regarding future works. Much of Ambruster's works and correspondence deal with his opposition to post-World War II reparations to Germany, the return of German assets vested by the United States during the war, and the return of the General Aniline and Film Corporation to I. G. Farben. The collection reflects his support during World War II of the Alien Property Custodian who was authorized to seize all patents controlled by the enemy and to make them freely available to American industry, as well as his opposition to the Committee for the Return of Confiscated Property after the war. In addition, there are clippings of articles Ambruster wrote for The Daily Compass and The New York Post Home News.

This is an unprocessed collection and remains in its original arrangement.

Gift of Mrs. Howard W. Ambruster.

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This is an unprocessed collection. The contents list provided is a preliminary inventory.

The collection inventory was created by Michael Heist in August 2007.

No appraisal information is available.

Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
2007
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Collection is open for research use.

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Collection Inventory

TM - Chapter 2, "8001 American Nights", dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Page proofs, "Treason and Peace", 1944 November. 1 box.
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1 box

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First cut, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Preface and Conclusion, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Insert Chapter 1, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Chapters 7-14, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

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8001 Cartel Nights, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

10001 American Nights, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

8001 American Nights, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

TM, "Treason and Peace", Chapters 1-10, 1943 July. 1 box.
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1 box

"10001 American Nights" first draft, V.1, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

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Peacetime Treason, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Inside the Cartels Looking Out, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

8001 Cartel Nights, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

TM, chapter 2, "8001 American Nights", dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

First draft, chapter 1, "8001 American Nights", dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Reports from U.S. State Department on monopolies and cartels, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

"Treason's Peace" correspondence, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

First MS, uncut, Chapters 1-15, "Treason's Peace", dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

First draft MS "8001 American Nights", dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Four stories from "8001 American Nights", first draft, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Outlines for three books, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Corrected TM Chapter 1 "10001 American Nights", dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

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German reparations, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Kilgore Committee investigations, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Return of GAF to I.G. Farben, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

German assets, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Miscellaneous official correspondence, early 1950's, 1950. 1 box.
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1 box

"Justice Department", dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Files regarding publications, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Correspondence with E.P. Dutton, Co. (publisher), dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Binders - Treason's Peace, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

(2) MS copies of Treason's Peace, one with references, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Newspaper columns and correspondence regarding these columns, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Print, Suggest