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Petersen, Howard C. (Howard Charles), 1910-1995

Howard C. Petersen (1910-1995) was an expert in international economics and foreign trade. He served in the War Department under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, as Assistant Secretary of War for President Harry S. Truman, as National Finance Chairman and fundraiser for the Dwight D. Eisenhower campaigns, and as Special Assistant on International Trade for President John F. Kennedy. Petersen was also a principal drafter of the Selective Service Act, a lawyer, and president of Fidelity-Philadelphia Trust Company.

Howard Charles Petersen was born in East Chicago, Indiana on May 7, 1910. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1930 from DePauw University and a law degree (J.D.) with distinction in 1933 from the University of Michigan. He also received honorary degrees from DePauw University in 1953, Drexel Institute at St. Joseph's College in 1962, Swarthmore College in 1968, and the University of Pennsylvania in 1974. Petersen married Elizabeth Anna Watts of Princeton, Indiana in 1936, whom he met while he was a student at DePauw University. They had two children, Elizabeth Spiro Clark and Howard Jr.

From 1933 to 1941, Petersen was an associate in the New York law firm Cravath, deGersdorff, Swaine & Wood. He worked predominantly on general corporation, financial, and public utility law, specializing in utility bond issues. He was also involved with the first security filings done by the firm under the new Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations. While at the law firm, Petersen was introduced to Grenville Clark. Clark enlisted Petersen to leave the practice of law and become a member of the National Emergency Committee of the Military Training Camps Association. The Military Training Camps Association was formed during World War I by Clark and Elihu Root to train officers for the United States Military. The National Emergency Committee of the association was formed in 1941 with Grenville Clark as chair. As a key member of the committee, Petersen was one of the principal drafters of the Burke-Wadsworth Bill, which became the Selective Service Act of 1940. He then served as counsel of the committee appointed by President Roosevelt to draft the initial regulations for the Selective Service.

Petersen was hired as the special assistant and then executive assistant to the Undersecretary of War, Robert P. Patterson, from 1941 to 1945. He was promoted to Special Assistant to the Secretary of War, also under Robert P. Patterson, in 1945. In December 1945, Petersen was appointed Assistant Secretary of War by President Truman, a position he held until August 1947. His worked on the economic recovery of occupied Germany and the Western Allies and supervised United States military occupational activities in Germany, Japan, Korea, Austria, and Italy, traveling overseas several times to carry out his duties. One of his significant contributions was to help prevent famine in Europe by laying the groundwork for the Marshall Plan. He also served as the War Department's chief representative at the State Department on political policy and the War Department's member on the State-War-Navy Coordination Committee. Petersen was awarded the Medal of Merit, Exceptional Civilian Service Award, and the Selective Service Medal for his service. He resigned his post for financial reasons.

Petersen returned to private sector work as Executive Vice President and Director of Fidelity-Philadelphia Trust Company, later renamed The Fidelity Bank. He was elected President and Chief Executive Officer in 1950. Through his leadership, Petersen transformed a mid-sized Philadelphia trust company into a modern full-service bank within the national and international financial communities. He was also involved in the banking industry as a whole, serving as president of the Pennsylvania Bankers Association and filling key roles in the American Bankers Association and the International Monetary Conference.

He retained his position at Fidelity-Philadelphia Trust Company while also serving Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy. From 1951 to 1953, Petersen served as the National Finance Chairman for the 1952 Eisenhower presidential campaign and as Chairman of the Finance Committee for the Citizens for Eisenhower. In 1954, he was a member of the Finance Committee of the National Citizens for Eisenhower Congressional Committee, and he assisted in fundraising for the Eisenhower campaign in 1956, but not in an official capacity. Petersen served as Special Assistant to President John F. Kennedy for International Trade Policy from 1961 to 1962. He was appointed to manage Kennedy's controversial campaign for a new foreign trade policy. His main task was to assist with the passage of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, and he also negotiated the conclusion of the 1960-1962 General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) negotiations with the European Economic Community. Petersen resigned after the Trade Expansion Act was passed.

He was elected Chairman of Fidelity-Philadelphia Trust Company in 1966. In 1969, he became the Chairman and CEO of Fidelity Corporation of Pennsylvania, later renamed Fidelcor Inc. He retired as CEO of Fidelity-Philadelphia Trust Company and Fidelity Corporation in 1975 but continued as Chairman of both institutions. He resumed his responsibilities as President and CEO on an interim basis in 1978, and retired December 31, 1978.

In addition, Petersen served as a member, director, or chairman of a wide variety of institutions, including financial, political, legal, education, and social organizations. These positions included chairman of the Adela Investment Company, a corporation for the development of Latin America, an officer for the Committee for Economic Development, Director of the Panama Canal Corporation, and a trustee of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Petersen was chairman of the boards of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J., the University of Pennsylvania Museum, and the Marshall Foundation, and chairman and advisory committee member of Export-Import Bank of Washington.

Howard Petersen died in 1995 at his home in Radnor, Pennsylvania, at the age of 85.

Petersen's papers document his entire career, especially his work with the new Security and Exchange Commission regulations as a lawyer in the 1930s and with the United States War Department during World War II, and include correspondence, articles, and publications. The papers also document his career as a lawyer and his service as president of Fidelity-Philadelphia Trust Company, as Special Assistant on International Trade for President Kennedy, and as National Finance Chairman for the 1952 Eisenhower campaign.

Please see the series descriptions in the contents list for additional information about individual series.

The Papers have been arranged in four series:

The following articles were consulted during the preparation of the biographical note: "Howard Charles Petersen (7 May 1910-28 December 1995)" by William B. Eagleson, Jr. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, Vol. 142, No.2 (June 1998), pp. 294-299. "Howard Petersen, 85, banker and trade adviser" by Eric Pace. New York Times (Late Edition (East Coast)). New York, N.Y.: Jan 1, 1996. pp. A32. "Our Assistant Secretary of War" by Lucian Warren. The Phi Gamma Delta. Washington, D.C.: March 1946. pp. 392-395.

This collection was acquired from the Howard C. Petersen estate in April 1998, with additions in December 2003 and July 2004.

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This collection was processed by Adriane Hanson in 2005. Finding aid written by Adriane Hanson in December 2005.

Materials separated from this collection include duplicate publications, personal bank statements, news magazines and newspapers, and invitations and itineraries from the International Monetary Conference.

Publisher
Public Policy Papers
Finding Aid Author
Adriane Hanson
Finding Aid Date
2006
Sponsor
These papers were processed with the generous support of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission and the John Foster and Janet Avery Dulles Fund.
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Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents

The Biography series contains articles about Petersen, correspondence, publications from institutions he was involved with, programs for events, and photographs. The institutions include The Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, The George C. Marshall Foundation, and universities where he received honorary degrees.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by document type. Correspondence is arranged chronologically.

Physical Description

1 box

Biographical Articles, 1946-1982. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Clippings, 1940-1962. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence, 1940-1983. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Invitations, 1966-1996. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Photographs, 1962-1973. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Programs for Events where Petersen Spoke or was Honored, 1946-1980. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Publications, 1957-1983. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scope and Contents

The Private Sector Work series documents Petersen's career in the fields of law and finance. Please see the subseries descriptions in the contents list for additional information about individual subseries.

Arrangement

Divided into four subseries, arranged chronologically by the organization in which he worked: Cravath, DeGersdorff, Swaine & Wood, New York Law Firm; Fidelity-Philadelphia Trust Company, Committee for Economic Development, and Adela Investment Company S.A.

Physical Description

12 boxes

Scope and Contents

The majority of the Cravath subseries is composed of documents pertaining to specific cases handled by the firm, including their first filings under the Securities Exchange Act. These documents include memoranda detailing the research findings of associates (primarily Howard Petersen) for the partners of the firm, drafts of documents prepared for clients, and documents submitted to the court. The clients represented in the collection are largely public utility and transportation companies and include Columbia Gas & Electric Corporation and Daytona Power and Light Company, Morgan Stanley & Co. In addition, the subseries includes press releases and publications summarizing court opinions, interpretations and implications of securities laws, and publications of corporate legal codes.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by document type.

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8 boxes

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4 boxes

Banks, 1932-1937. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Coal, Iron and Steel Companies, 1933-1940. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Coal, Iron and Steel Companies, 1933-1940. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Columbia Gas & Electric Corporation, 1934-1938. 3 folders.
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3 folders

Daytona Power and Light Company, Morgan Stanley & Co, 1937-1940. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Daytona Power and Light Company, Morgan Stanley & Co, 1937-1940. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Gas and Oil Companies, 1933-1939. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Mass Transportation, 1915-1938. 4 folders.
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4 folders

Miscellaneous, 1934-1938. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence, 1935-1947. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

Orders, 1938. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Press Releases, 1938-1940. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Publications on Public Utilities Acts, 1937-1940. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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2 boxes

Codes of Fair Competition, 1934. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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2 boxes

New York, 1936-1939. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Ohio, 1934. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Pennsylvania, 1935-1960. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Trade Laws, 1938-1939. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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2 boxes

1925- 1934 January, 1925. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1934 February-April, 1934 February. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1934 May- 1935 April, 1934 May. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1935 June- 1936 July, 1935 June. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1938 May- 1939 April, 1938 May. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1939 October- 1940, 1939 October. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Corporate Proxies, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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2 boxes

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2 boxes

Act of, 1933. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Holding Company Act, 1938-1940. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Holding Company Act, 1938-1940. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Securities Exchange Act of, 1934. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Publications, dates not examined. 4 folders.
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4 folders

Scope and Contents

The Fidelity-Philadelphia Trust Company subseries includes programs and publications of membership and bylaws of the American Bankers Association Monetary Conference and International Monetary Conference. The subseries also contains articles about Petersen's banking career and the success of Fidelity-Philadelphia, publications by the bank, and text for a few speeches delivered by Petersen on financial subjects.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject or document type.

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4 boxes

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3 boxes

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3 boxes

Articles, 1972-1973. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Members and Bylaws, 1970-1995. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Members and Bylaws, 1970-1995. 3 folders.
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3 folders

Programs, 1971-1995. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Programs, 1971-1995. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Monetary Conference, 1962-1970. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Association of Reserve City Bankers, 1956-1967. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Clippings, 1950-1978. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Correspondence, 1961-1983. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Fidelity Bank Building, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Fidelity-Philadelphia Trust Company One-Hundredth Anniversary, 1966. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Fidelity-Philadelphia Trust Company Publications, 1952-1979. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Presentations by Howard Petersen, 1955-1973. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Trip Overseas, 1974. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scope and Contents

The Committee for Economic Development subseries contains articles about Petersen's involvement with the CED, papers for a symposium with Japan, a few CED publications, the proceedings of a meeting of the Reform of the International Monetary System subcommittee, and published testimony given by Petersen before Congress as a representative of CED about foreign trade policies.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by document type.

Physical Description

2 boxes

"An American Look at the Commercial Policy of the North Atlantic Community," an address by Howard Petersen, 1961. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

Petersen Quoted in News Magazines, 1959-1961. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Response to Petersen's report on the Soviet Economy, 1960. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Response to Petersen's statement "Growth and Taxes", 1962. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Joint CED/Keizai Doyukai Symposium, 1963-1977. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

(includes remarks by Petersen titled "United States/Japanese Trade and Economic Relations")

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1 folder

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1 box

"The American Economy", 1959. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"CED Annual Report", 1960. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"CED Newsletter", 1969 July. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"United States Tariff Policy", 1954. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

(includes editorial reactions to the report)

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1 folder

Reform of the International Monetary System Subcommittee, Proceedings, 1972. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

Committee on Foreign Affairs, United States Foreign Aid Policy, 1956. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Committee on Ways and Means, The President's 1961 Tax Recommendations, 1961, 1961. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Committee on Ways and Means, Tariff Policy, 1955. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Joint Economic Committee, Comparisons of the United States and Soviet Economies, 1959. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Joint Economic Committee, "Further Weapons Against Inflation", 1971. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Subcommittee on National Security and International Operations, "The Government's Use of Our Dollars", 1965. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scope and Contents

The Adela Investment Company subseries includes schedules and lists of attendees for Board of Directors and Executive Committee meetings, as well as the 1968 annual report, articles about the company, and a small amount of correspondence.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by document type.

Physical Description

1 box

Annual Report, 1968. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Clippings, 1964-1970. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence, 1970-1977. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

Board of Directors Meeting Attendance Lists, 1970-1971. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Executive Committee Meetings Attendance Lists, 1969-1971. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Invitations and Programs, 1968-1973. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Meeting Schedules by Month, 1975. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

The Public Service series contains papers from the various positions Petersen held with the United States Government and from Petersen's efforts as a citizen to improve the governance of the United States. Please see the subseries descriptions in the contents list for additional information about individual subseries.

Arrangement

Divided into six subseries, arranged chronologically by the organization in which he served: Selective Service Act, War Department, Grenville Clark, Campaigns to Elect Eisenhower President, Panama Canal Company, and Special Assistant to President Kennedy for International Trade Policy.

Physical Description

12 boxes

Scope and Contents

The Selective Service Act subseries documents the development of the Burke-Wadsworth Bill (The Selective Service Act) by the National Emergency Committee of the Military Training Camps Association (MTCA). The papers include correspondence, drafts and revisions of the bill, reports by the MTCA, and hearings before Congress. The subseries also includes pamphlets on the implementation of the Selective Service Act, and press releases and radio addresses to inform the public about the law.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Physical Description

3 boxes

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2 boxes

Burke-Wadsworth Bill Drafts, 1940. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Hearings, 1940. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Selective Service Questionnaire, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Selective Service Regulations, 1940. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The War Department's Views on Universal Military Training", 1945. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Implementation of the Selective Service System, 1945. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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2 boxes

Administrative Committee, 1940. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Commentary on the Act, 1937-1940. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence, 1940-1941. 4 folders.
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4 folders

Organization of the Emergency Committee, 1940. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Press Releases, 1940. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Reports by the National Emergency Committee, 1940-1942. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Radio Addresses, 1940. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scope and Contents

The War Department subseries contains documents from Petersen's tenure as special assistant and executive assistant to the Undersecretary of War, special assistant to the Secretary of War, and Assistant Secretary of War. The documents include appointment books, articles, correspondence, government publications, and speeches by Petersen. The main subjects include the National Service Act and manpower concerns about labor for the war effort, the age range for the draft, and universal military training. Petersen corresponded with government officials about these issues, as well as with concerned citizens and citizen groups, including Grenville Clark.

For related papers, see also Series 4: Oversized Materials.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by document type or subject.

Physical Description

7 boxes

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2 boxes

1941-1943, 1941-1943. 3 folders.
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3 folders

1941-1943, 1941-1943. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1947, 1947. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Clippings, 1940-1945. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence, 1941-1947. 3 folders.
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3 folders

Correspondence, 1941-1947. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Government Publications, 1944-1948. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Japan's Economy, 1948. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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4 boxes

Eighteen-Nineteen Year Old Bill, 1942. 2 folders.
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2 folders

National Service Act, 1942-1945. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

National Service Act, 1942-1945. 6 folders.
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6 folders

Universal Military Training Act, 1943-1948. 6 folders.
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6 folders

Universal Military Training Act, 1943-1948. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Manpower, 1942-1945. 4 folders.
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4 folders

Press Releases, 1943-1947. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Speeches by Petersen as Assistant Secretary of War, 1946-1947. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Scope and Contents

The Grenville Clark subseries documents his various efforts to promote world peace after WWII. Clark worked in the 1940s to revise the United Nations Charter, in the 1950s on disarmament, and in the late 1950s and the 1960s on the ideas in World Peace Through World Law, a book he wrote with Louis B. Sohn. The subseries includes correspondence, booklets written by Clark, materials from conferences, a few biographical articles, and the transcript of an interview of Clark by Petersen in 1959.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by document type. Correspondence is arranged in reverse-chronological order within each folder.

Physical Description

1 box

Biographical Sketches of Grenville Clark, 1971. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

United Nations Charter Revisions, 1945-1956. 1 folder.
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1 folder

World Peace Through World Law, 1958-1965. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

Amendments to the United Nations Charter, 1945. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Enforceable World Law to Prevent War, 1965-1966. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence, 1944-1963. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Interview of Grenville Clark by Howard Petersen, 1959. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

The Campaigns to Elect Eisenhower President subseries contains materials on Petersen's fundraising work for the Eisenhower campaigns. The majority of the subseries is correspondence between Petersen and other citizens working in organizations to help elect Eisenhower in 1952. The correspondence discusses fundraising, political issues, and campaign strategies. The correspondence also includes a few letters between Petersen and congressmen and one letter from Eisenhower. The subseries also includes programs from the inaugurations of President Eisenhower, a few articles about the campaigns, a list of national chairmen for each state or region, and a financial report for the period 1951-1952.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by document type. Correspondence is arranged in reverse-chronological order within each folder.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Clippings, 1952-1954. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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2 boxes

1952 January-February, 1952 January-February. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1952 March, 1952 March. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1952 April, 1952 April. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1952 May, 1952 May. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1952 June, 1952 June. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1952 July, 1952 July. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1952 August-September, 1952 August-September. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1952 October-November, 1952 October-November. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1953, 1953. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letter from President Eisenhower, 1958. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Inauguration of President Eisenhower, 1953. 2 folders.
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2 folders

List of National Finance Chairmen by State, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Report and Financial Statements, 1951-1952. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

The majority of the Panama Canal Company subseries is composed of photographs. The photographs include images of the Board visiting sites, of Board meetings, and of the trip of the boat "The Cosmic" through the canal. The subseries also contains the 1958 annual report of the company and a few booklets on the construction of the canal.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by document type.

Physical Description

1 box

Annual Report, 1958. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

Board of Directors, 1961. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Board of Directors Visit to Canal Zone, 1958 January. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The Cosmic Sailing Through the Panama Canal, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Publications, 1954-1955. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

The Special Assistant to President Kennedy for International Trade Policy series is largely composed of newspaper articles, many of which were written by or quote Petersen. The articles focus on United States tariff and free trade agreements with Europe and on the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. The subseries also includes materials related to Petersen's appointment and resignation as special assistant, correspondence with citizens on his economic positions, a few photographs of Petersen, and a pen used to sign the Trade Expansion Act.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject or document type.

Physical Description

2 boxes

ABC's of Foreign Trade, circa 1962. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

Clippings, 1961. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence Congratulating Petersen, 1961. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence, 1961-1963. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Photographs of Petersen, 1961. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Resignation, 1962. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Speeches by Petersen, 1961-1962. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Tariffs and Free Trade with Europe, 1961-1962. 2 folders.
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2 folders

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1 box

Clippings and Press Releases, 1961-1962. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Congressional Report and Meeting Agendas, 1962. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Pen Used to Sign the Act, 1962 October 11. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

The Oversized Materials series contains materials from Petersen's service as Assistant Secretary of War, 1945-1947. The documents include photograph albums of Petersen with military and state officials, scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, documents appointing him as Assistant Secretary of War, and maps of his trips overseas. The maps show the cities he visited in Europe and the Pacific, the dates he arrived there, and who he was traveling with.

Arrangement

Arranged by size.

Physical Description

3 boxes

Photograph Album, 1945-1946. 1 box.
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1 box

Photograph Album, 1947. 1 box.
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1 box

Scrapbook, 1946. 1 box.
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1 box

Scrapbook, 1946-1947. 1 box.
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1 box

Appointment Documents, 1945-1946. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Maps, 1945-1947. 2 folders.
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2 folders

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