Minutes and memoranda, administrative files, board membership and finance committee records, position papers and testimony, a mimeograph chrono file, publications, correspondence, files concerning ACVAFS's activities in connection with the United States government, the United Nations and foreign councils; functional committee files, chiefly of the Migration and Refugee Affairs Committee, the Material Resources Committee, and the Development Assistance Committee; and area committee files.
Accompanying the records of the American Council are records of the Council of Relief Agencies Licensed for Operation in Germany (CRALOG), the Technical Assistance Information Clearing House (TAICH), and files of Dr. Joseph P. Chamberlain (1873-1951) relating to ACVAFS during its formative years.
Articles of incorporation, bylaws, correspondence, minutes, agenda, financial statements, reports, general files, conference papers, essays, publicity material, clippings, and other records. Includes records of the World Law Fund, begun in 1961 as the Fund for Education for World Peace Through World Law, an institute project, became the World Law Fund (1963), and merged with the institute (1972). Persons represented include Archibald S. Alexander, Grenville Clark, Norman Cousins, Alan Cranston, C. Douglas Dillon, Harry B. Hollins, Robert C. Johansen, Elizabeth C. Little, Saul H. Mendlovitz, Earl D. Osborn, and Cyrus Vance.
Alexander's activities in public service organizations and the activities of the organizations themselves, especially those dealing with arms control. Includes correspondence with persons at the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, papers and organizational records documenting Alexander's activities with the Arms Control Association, an organization dedicated to promoting public understanding of effective policies and programs in national arms control and disarmament, and documents concerning Alexander's involvement in organizations such as the World Federalists Association, an organization devoted to curbing the arms race, the American Bar Association's Arms Control and Disarmament Committee, and the Task Force for the Nuclear Test Ban.
Records of a chapter of the National Committee for a SANE nuclear policy. The groups at Rutgers University and Douglass College often worked together towards their goals of general and complete disarmament, cessation of all nuclear testing, and a strengthened United Nations. This collection consists of correspondence and information about national and other SANE chapters.
The records detail Abernethy's role and responsibilities at Rutgers as its religious leader. He was also active in looking after the welfare of foreign students at Rutgers. The papers contain material regarding his affiliations with religious and foreign exchange associations, including the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), Operation Crossroads Africa, and the World University Service. They also demonstrate his concern with issues such as civil rights, conflict, and international relief efforts.
Professional records of George Meisler, labor educator and activist, including records pertaining to the Local Union No. 21 of the Retail Clerks International Association (RCIA). Includes documents regarding the history of the Retail Clerks Movement as well as the Retail Clerks International Association Study Team, which traveled to Africa, Japan, and Great Britain to introduce labor education assistance.
Records chronicling Eiger's career as an educator and student of labor movements throughout the world. The papers document Eiger's affiliation with the Rutgers University Institute of Management and Labor Relations (IMLR) and his extensive research and writings in the field of comparative labor studies. Most of his writings focus on co-determination, worker's education, work, and unions in Germany and Sweden. Publications used by Eiger as research material focus on labor in Sweden and the United States. A selection of course materials comes from Eiger’s Comparative Labor movement course as well as the Paid Education Leave program, which educated workers about work, workers, and working conditions throughout the world but especially in South America.
The papers include Roebling’s speeches on economics, banking, finance, international relations, public relations, foreign policy, the military, World War II, capitalism, communism, and socialism. Of particular interest is a speech on relief for China, in which she suggested that a prosperous China could become an important market for the products of American industry, and a speech in which she called for education in understanding world cultures to promote peace and create global markets. Included are letters Roebling received in response to this speech.
Roebling also kept files on foreign government officials with whom she corresponded, such as Eva Peron and Mexican President Adolfo Lopez Mateos. In addition, Roebling developed relationships with Sukanya Sathityudhakan, the daughter of a Thai minister of defense, Shinzo Ohya, president of one of Japan's biggest fiber and textile companies, and his wife Masako, who had her own real estate empire.
The papers contain correspondence with American historians regarding the foreign policy of the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration, correspondence with John O. Downey of General Motors Corporation and pamphlet by Downey entitled American Foreign Policy (1941), and correspondence with Charles E. Stuart relating to an article by Stuart on Russia (1942).
Among the topics represented are U.S. maritime policy, the Panama Canal, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Vietnam War. Subjects documented by the photographs include U.S. Congressional hearings, union functions and officials, strikes, ships, ship conditions, crews, a post-war wage campaign, and seafaring women.