Public Affairs Subject Guide
Arthur Ainslie Ageton (1900-1971).Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the distinguished U.S. Naval officer, author, and Ambassador to Paraguay (1954-1956).
Gar Alperovitz (1936- ). A large collection of manuscripts, research files, printed material, correspondence, financial material, audio, video, and other items from the historian and political scientist, including several items regarding the anti-war "Vietnam Summer" of 1967, which Alperovitz helped organize while at Harvard University.
Anthony Babington (1920-2004). Various Manuscripts of Babington's including: The English Bastille: A History of Newgate Goal and Prison Conditions in Britain, 1188-1902 (Macdonald and Co., 1971); The Only Liberty: A Short History of the Law in Britain; For the Sake of Example: Capital Courts-Martial, 1914-1920 (St. Martin's Press, 1983) and others.
Andrew Bacevich (1947- ). Research material regarding Bacevich's book Diplomat in Khaki: Major General Frank Ross McCoy and American Foreign Policy, 1898-1949 (University Press of Kansas, 1989), from the recognized U.S. Army Colonel and author.
James Warner Bellah (1899-1976). Manuscripts, correspondence, personal memorabilia, printed material, military material, and other material from the notable author.
Amram Blau (1894-1974). Papers from the controversial Haredi rabbi, one of the founders of Neturei Karta.
Malcolm Boyd (1923-2015). Manuscripts, subject files, correspondence, photographs, audio recordings, films, and memorabilia from the influential Episcopal priest, known for his support of civil rights in the 1950s and 1960s, and his support of gay rights after he publicly came out in the 1970s.
Edward Brooke (1919-2015). Correspondence, photographs, audio and video recordings, professional material, and other items from the former Senator from Massachusetts.
Matthew W. Bullock (1882-1972). Scrapbooks, correspondence, photographs, and other items from a pioneering African American lawyer and public official in Massachusetts.
Berkeley G. Burrell (1919-1979). Files regarding the National Business League.
Harold Burson (1921- ). Radio scripts describing the Nuremberg Trials, from the American pioneer of the public relations field.
Harold C. Case (1902-1972). Files from the prominent academic administrator, Methodist minister, and President of Boston University from 1951 to 1967.
Horace Cayton, Jr. (1903-1970). Manuscript from this notable author.
Amiya Chakravarty (1901-1986). Correspondence and other items from the noted poet and academic. Included are letters from Mohandas Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Satyajit Ray, and many other important figures.
Allan Knight Chalmers (1897-1972). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and much more from the Christian minister, scholar, and pacifist. He headed the legal defense of the Scottsboro Boys and was active in the civil rights cause; his collection includes letters from Thurgood Marshall, Medgar Evers, and many others.
Leo Cherne (1912-1999). A large collection of manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the prominent economist, civil servant and founder of the International Rescue Committee, including extensive material on the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board and the Intelligence Oversight Board.
Winfield Scott Cunningham (1900-1986). Correspondence, documents regarding World War II, manuscripts, and other items from this notable Admiral.
Richard Cardinal Cushing (1895-1970). Correspondence from the notable Cardinal.
Joseph S. Davis (1885-1975). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the influential American agricultural economist and historian.
J. Edward Day (1914-1996). Manuscripts, correspondence, professional material, printed material, and other materials from the notable lawyer and former Postmaster General of the United States.
James P.S. Devereux (1903-1988). Correspondence, manuscripts, professional material, printed material, photographs, personal memorabilia, and other items from the notable General.
Danilo Dolci (1924-1997). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, printed material, and other items from the revered Italian author and advocate for the poor, non-violence, and human rights.
P.D. East (1921-1971). Correspondence and other items from the crusading author and publisher of the satiric anti-Jim Crow newspaper The Petal Paper.
Hermann Eilts (1922-2006). Manuscripts, correspondence, research material, and more, from the career diplomat, U.S. Foreign Service officer, and Ambassador to Saudi Arabia (1965-1970), Bangladesh (1972-1973), and Egypt (1974-1979).
Havelock Ellis (1859-1939). Letters between the influential English author and sexuality researcher and Francoise Cyon Lafitte, his translator and romantic companion.
George J. Feldman (1904-1994). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and other items from the U.S. Ambassador to Malta and Luxembourg (1965-1967).
Field Family Various documents regarding Herman and Noel Field's abduction and captivity by the Soviets.
James Finn (1924-2002). Manuscripts, printed materials, professional materials, correspondence, and other items from the notable writer.
Welthy H. Fisher (1879-1980) and Frederick Bohn Fisher (1882-1938) A large collection of manuscripts, photographs, correspondence, scrapbooks, diaries, memorabilia, and much more from the celebrated American missionary, promoter of literacy, and cultural ambassador to India. Includes significant correspondence from Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore. In the Frederick Bohn Fisher and Welthy H. Fisher Collection.
Mildred Buchanan Flagg (1886-1980). Manuscripts from the noted Bostonian author, lecturer, and society figure.
Linda May French. Correspondence and other items from a Massachusetts suffragette and women's rights activist in the 1900s. Part of the Boston University Archives.
Friends Community Association of North Easton. Various records from this Massachusetts Quaker organization.
Waldemar J. Gallman (1899-1980). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and other items from the U.S. Ambassador to Poland (1948-1950), South Africa (1951-1954), Iraq (1954), and Director General of the U.S. Foreign Service (1958-1961).
D. Parke Gibson (1930-1979). Manuscripts, correspondence, and printed materials from the notable author.
Martyn Goff (1923-2015). Manuscripts and notebooks from the beloved British author, bookseller, and literacy advocate, best-known for his administration of the Booker Prize.
Emma Goldman (1896-1940). Several letters to Goldman as well as some from her; also photographs, printed flyers and notices, and other items regarding the iconic anarchist, feminist, and civil liberties activist.
Edward O Gourdin (1897-1966). Correspondence, personal memorabilia, printed materials, professional materials, legal materials, financial materials, diaries and journals, photographs, scrapbooks, and miscellany from Edward O. Gourdin.
Greater Boston Personnel and Guidance Association. Organizational records, manuscripts, letters, and other documents from the vocational guidance association, founded in 1957.
Michael Halberstam (1932-1980). Manuscripts, correspondence, research, and other material from the respected cardiologist and author.
Ira Hirschmann (1901-1989). Manuscripts, correspondence, scrapbooks, and other items from the American Jewish business executive, pioneering broadcaster, and outspoken opponent of Nazism who helped rescue Jews from the Holocaust.
Home for Little Wanderers. Publications, correspondence, audio/visual material, records, and various other documents from the venerable children and family services and aid organization.
Townsend Hoopes (1922-2004). Manuscripts, notebooks, correspondence, photographs, research material and many other items from the American historian, government official, and author of The Limits of Intervention (1969), an influential memoir and history of how the U.S. government decided to withdraw from Vietnam following the 1968 Tet Offensive.
Horatio Alger Association. Publications, records, photographs, video recordings, and other material from the prominent non-profit and philanthropic organization, dedicated to recognizing the achievements of outstanding Americans.
Ralph Ingersoll (1900-1985). Diaries and a scrapbook kept during his tenure as U.S. Minister Plenipotentiary to the Imperial Court of Russia (1847-1849) as well as his son, Colin Macrae Ingersoll's, diaries and scrapbook describing the same time (and other journeys through Europe); diplomatic memorabilia used by Ralph Isaac Ingersoll while at the Russian court. In the Ralph Ingersoll Collection.
Neil Jacoby (1909-1979). Correspondence, professional materials, and other items from the notable professor and civil servant.
Bernard Johnpoll (1918-2006). Manuscripts, correspondence, personal memorabilia, printed materials, professional materials, research materials, legal materials, financial materials, film and video, audio materials, photographs, artwork, and electronic media from the notable author.
Jesse J. Johnson (1914-2006). A manuscript, correspondence, personal memorabilia, printed materials, professional materials, and photographs from the notable historian.
Catherine (1889-1985) and Michael Karolyi (1875-1955) Manuscripts, correspondence, and other items from these two members of the Hungarian aristocracy; Count Karolyi served as the Hungarian ambassador to France after World War II.
Tyler Kent (1911-1988). Letters, trial transcripts, and other material regarding Kent, an American arrested and imprisoned in London for attempting to expose secret communications between Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill.
Yasmin Aga Khan (1949- ). Correspondence and other items from the American philanthropist, known for her work increasing public awareness of Alzheimer's disease.
Frances G. Knight (1905-1999). U.S. Passport Office records, printed instructions, records of Congressional hearings, news clippings, brochures, speeches, government publications, and other documents from the Director of the U.S. Passport Office.
Charilaos Lagoudakis (1900-). Manuscripts, correspondence, printed materials, professional materials, and photographs from the notable journalist.
Edward Morgan [Ted Lewis] Morgan (1901-1986). Manuscripts, correspondence, and many other items from the pioneering British artist and author, including several television scripts.
Edward S. Lewis (1901-1986). Manuscripts, correspondence, and various other documents regarding Lewis's work with the National Urban League and the National Cooperative Education Association.
William Bennett Lewis (1904-1977). Manuscripts, correspondence, diaries, journals, scrapbooks, posters, and other material from the television and advertising executive, including numerous documents regarding his work administering the Office of War Information during World War II.
Joshua (1894-1988) and Fan Loth Liebman (1904-1976) Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and more from the Jewish author and wife of the great Rabbi Joshua Loth Liebman. In the Joshua Loth and Fan Loth Liebman Collection.
Lawrence E. Lucas (1933-). Manuscripts, printed materials, and correspondence from the notable clergyman and author.
Alda Rangoni Lucci Letters, personal items, and other material from this Italian noblewoman.
Conrad Lynn (1908-1995). An extensive collection of case files, correspondence, manuscripts, printed items, and other material regarding the work of this important civil rights lawyer, from the 1950s through the 1970s.
Daniel L. Marsh (1880-1968). A large collection of office files containing correspondence and other documents from the Methodist preacher and President of Boston University from 1926 to 1951.
Lawrence Martin-Bittman (1931-). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and other items from the former Deputy Director of the Disinformation Department of Czech intelligence and founder and Director of the Program for the Study of Disinformation at Boston University.
John W. McCormack (1891-1980). Numerous letters to and from the U.S. State Department, dating from the 1950s and 1960s; from the papers of the Representative from Massachusetts (1928-1971) and Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (1962-1971).
George McCracken (1904-1986). Research material, printed material, and diaries and journals from the notable historian.
Francis J. McNamara (1896-1979). Letters and other documents from the prominent American lawyer and public servant.
Robert B. McNeill (1915-1975). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the American Presbyterian minister and author who was dismissed from his position as pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Columbus, Georgia, in 1959 due to his opposition to racial segregation.
Dorothy (1943-) and William F. McSweeny (1929-) Manuscripts from the notable writer.
Thomas Menino (1942-2014). Video recordings, photographs, campaign material, manuscripts, and other material from the popular, long-running Mayor of Boston.
H.C.L. Merillat (1915-2010). Manuscripts, correspondence, diaries, notes, photographs, and much more from the recognized journalist, memoirist, and author, best-known for his accounts of Guadalcanal.
Thomas Morgan (1926-2014). Manuscripts of his books, articles, and notebooks from the notable author.
E. Frederic Morrow (1909-1994). Manuscripts, correspondence, printed materials, photographs, and other materials from the notable civil servant.
F. Bradford Morse (1921-1994). A large collection of manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, and other items from the U.S. Congressman from Massachusetts and United Nations official, also known as one of the first Republican Representatives to voice concern over the social divisions brought on by the Vietnam conflict. He was also involved in the development of the strategy championed by President Lyndon B. Johnson to involve the North Vietnamese in negotiations in 1968.
Norbert Muehlen (1909-1981). Manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, and other material from the notable writer.
Scott (1883-1983) and Helen Nearing (1904-1995) Manuscripts, files, correspondence, photos, personal items, and other material from the pioneering author, environmentalist and social activist.
Joseph North (1904-1976). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the prominent American Jewish journalist and editor.
Edwin G. Nourse (1883-1974). Manuscripts and printed materials from the notable economist.
Nuremberg Medical Trials Official transcriptions of the case American Military Tribunal of the United States vs. Karl Brandt, et al, 1946-1947.
Old Mole. Issues and background research pertaining to the radical Left underground newspaper published in Cambridge, Massachusetts from 1968 to 1970.
Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993). Manuscripts, correspondence, subject files, printed material, and other material from the notable minister and author.
William F. Pepper (1937- ). Correspondence from the controversial American attorney and activist.
Progressive Party of Massachusetts (founded 1948). Various material regarding the Progressive Party of Massachusetts.
Melvin Purvis (1903-1960). Correspondence, memorabilia, and other items from the legendary FBI agent.
James Earl Ray (1928-2000). Correspondence between Ray's family and a few others from jail; includes approximately 400 letters (1969-1997) from the notorious assassin of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Alfred Russell (1881-1978). Correspondence, diaries, photographs, professional material, and other papers from this prominent Boston dentist. Includes letters from William Monroe Trotter, Sen. Edward Brooke, and others.
William V. Shannon (1927-1988). Manuscripts, correspondence, subject files, and other items from the journalist, author, and U.S. Ambassador to Ireland (1977-1980).
Gail Sheehy (1937-). A large collection of manuscripts, research, correspondence, and other material from the trailblazing author, including her pioneering work on life's stages, Passages, and her recent biography of Hillary Clinton.
Charles Silberman (1925-2011). Manuscripts, printed material, correspondence, and research material from the notable journalist and author.
James F. Simon (1939-). Manuscripts, printed material, research material, correspondence, and personal memorabilia from the notable author.
Fernand St. Germain (1928-2014). Congressman's Papers.
Julian D. Steele (1906-1970). A rich collection of manuscripts, correspondence, professional documents, photographs, and other items regarding this significant Massachusetts activist and public official. Includes significant material on the Boston chapter of the NAACP.
John Strawson (1921-). Manuscripts from the notable General.
Herbert Bayard Swope (1882-1958). Correspondence, subject files, photographs, printed items, albums, diaries, and financial records from the notable editor and journalist.
Joseph L. Tauro (1931-). Legal material, correspondence, professional material, financial material, photographs, printed material, audio-visual material, personal memorabilia, and other material from the Judge.
Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968). An extraordinary collection of papers personally selected by Dr. King to be given to his alma mater, Boston University. A large collection of manuscripts, notebooks, correspondence, printed material, financial and legal papers, and a small number of photographs and other items dating from 1947 to 1964. The papers of this Nobel Prize winner are the most-often consulted materials at the Center.
Howard Thurman (1900-1981). A large collection of manuscripts, correspondence, subject files, audio recordings, and other items regarding an important and influential American clergyman, theologian, author, and civil rights leader.
Sue Bailey Thurman (1903-1996). Manuscripts, subject files, correspondence, personal memorabilia, and photographs from this pioneering African-American historian, editor, author, and feminist.
Clare Timberlake (1907-1982). Manuscripts, correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, and various other documents from the career of this U.S. Foreign Service officer and Ambassador to the Congo (1960-1961).
The Guardian of Boston/W.M. Trotter A vital collection of published editions of the Guardian, correspondence, photographs, ephemera, financial records, printed materials and the manuscript for Trotter's book,The Guardian of Boston. Also included are Trotter's associations with organizations such as: the National Equal Rights League (Trotter was the founder), NAACP, Boston Literary and Historical Association, and the Pullmans Association; also included are manuscripts, printed materials and correspondence by and regardingGuardian journalist Maybray Koontz.
Sterling Tucker (1923-). An extensive collection of manuscripts, correspondence, professional material, audio recordings, scrapbooks, notes, and other items from a prominent politician and civil rights activist.
Henry S. Villard (1900-1996). Manuscripts, printed material, correspondence, diaries and notebooks, scrapbooks, office files, and legal documents from the notable author.
Henry Wallich (1914-1988). Manuscripts, professional material, correspondence, scrapbooks, and other items from the notable economist, banker, and professor.
Barbara Ward, Lady Jackson (1914-1981). Proofs from the notable economist and professor.
William Fairfield Warren (1833-1929). Manuscripts, correspondence, diaries, photographs, and other material from the influential author, philosopher, educator, and first president of Boston University.
Bradford Washburn (1910-2007). A large collection of correspondence, manuscripts, and other documents from the legendary photographer, mountaineer, explorer, and cartographer.
Clifton R. Wharton (1899-1990). Scrapbooks, documents, photographs, and other items regarding this groundbreaking diplomat - the first African-American chief of a diplomatic mission to a European nation.
Faith R. Whittlesey (1939-). Correspondence, diaries, professional files, scrapbooks, photographs, audio, video, and other material from the prominent New York State Republican and former U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland.
Lancelot Law Whyte (1896-1972). Manuscripts, printed material, diaries and journals, correspondence, photographs, and audio material from the notable author.
Elie Wiesel (1928-2016). A large collection of manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, research material, photographs, video recordings, audio recordings, memorabilia, and other items from the Nobel Peace Prize-winning author, memoirist, and human rights advocate.
Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951). Manuscripts from the noted philosopher.
William Yale (1887-1975). Manuscripts, correspondence, research material, and other papers from the renowned author, scholar, diplomat, and U.S. government advisor on the Middle East.
William Yarborough (1912-2005). An extensive collection of manuscripts, letters, photographs, memorabilia, and other items from the influential U.S. Army Lieutenant General known as the "Father of the Modern Green Berets," including numerous documents regarding counterinsurgency as well as his clandestine work in Laos and Cambodia.
David Zilberman (1938-1977). Manuscripts, printed material, professional material, and correspondence from the notable author.