New Public Policy Accessions: April 2011

As organizations grow and change through time, so do their archives.The Mudd Manuscript Library collects the records of the American Civil Liberties Union [ML.2011.011], the Association on American Indian Affairs [ML.2011.005], and Americans United for Separation of Church and State [ML.2011.003], among many other organizations. In the last few months, we’ve had the pleasure of receiving a new cache of materials from each of these organizations and adding them to existing collections. Although some materials from both the ACLU and AAIA may be restricted for some time to comply with legal and privacy concerns, the remainder will be valuable to researchers hoping to learn about the recent history of these important organizations.

In addition to these organization records, we have also received an accrual of papers from James A. Baker III, former Chief of Staff to President Reagan and Secretary of State to President George H.W. Bush [ML.2011.002]. These records, mostly from his post-Washington career, include research files created during the writing of his memoir, correspondence, events files, and a small number of financial files. They also include his “desk drawer” files, letters and notes from important figures in his career, including Presidents George H.W. and George W. Bush, Nancy Reagan, Henry Kissinger, and Karl Rove. Please consult the finding aid for this collection for access restrictions.


A related and content-rich collection is from Baker’s colleague

Margaret Tutwiler [ML.2011.001]. These records, her professional diaries, document her work and life during her time as Assistant Secretary of State during the

George H. W. Bush presidential

administration (1989-1992).

Another high-profile collection recently added to Mudd’s holdings is a trove of newly-declassified records from John Foster Dulles’s tenure at the State Department. These are obviously government records and available elsewhere, but we keep them as a convenience to researchers using other John Foster Dulles collections.

Other recently-acquired material includes: