Papers, 1933–53, 175 ft. Governor of New Hampshire, 1929–30, U.S. congressman, 1933–39, and senator, 1939–53. Tobey was closely connected to commercial and financial affairs in his political career. In 1944 he was a member of the U.S. delegation to the International Monetary Conference at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. He was also a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 1951–53. Letters, reports, speeches, photographs, printed matter, and memorabilia concern, among other subjects, the Cold War (the Dies and McCarthy committees), lend-lease (correspondence with Edwin Wendell Pauley, petroleum coordinator for the USSR and England in 1941), and American foreign policy. Inquire at the library. Typed inventory and list of major correspondents (both unpublished but available on inter-library loan). (NUCMC 70–151)
Edwin Tappan Adney (1868-1950)
Papers, 1887–1907, 1 ft. Artist, journalist, and researcher on North American history. Some correspondence is with John J. Healy (1840–1909), chief advocate of a railroad through Alaska, across the Bering Strait (by tunnel) and across Siberia. Also materials on the Alaska Northern Railroad Company and the Alaska and Siberian Development Company. Collection is described in the Dartmouth College Library Bulletin, NS, vol. 6 (January 1966). (NUCMC 74–297) (In the Stefansson Collection)
Ernest Poole (1880-1950)
Papers, 1905–37, 1 box. Journalist and novelist. He was a foreign correspondent in Russia before World War I. He wrote 2 novels about Russia, The Dark People (1918) and The Village (1918). Includes some literary manuscripts and articles.
Grenville Clark (1882-1967)
Papers, 1882–1967, ca. 244 ft. International lawyer and public servant. Correspondence, records, biographical materials, etc. Clark worked for world government after World War II, was an unofficial leader of the United World Federalists, tried to stem the Cold War, and produced, with Louis B. Sohn, the treatise World Peace through World Law (1958). He was friends with such American political leaders as John J. McCloy, John Foster Dulles, Averell Harriman, and Dean Acheson. He became involved briefly in the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 and afterward helped to establish the World Law Fund to encourage disarmament. Details of restrictions at the library. Published and unpublished finding aids (NUCMC 76–1830).
John Ledyard (1751-1789)
Papers, ca. 1772–88, ca. 30 items. Explorer. Sailed with Captain James Cook on his third voyage, as a corporal of marines. He was apparently the first American to make contact with the Russians in Alaska; Cook sent him to the Russians' trading settlement in October 1778. Furs obtained from Alaskan Indians were traded to Canton for large profits, leading Ledyard to try to set up his own fur trading company. In 1786 he traveled through Scandinavia to St. Petersburg, where he was unable to obtain a visa to continue to the Pacific. Undaunted, he pushed on anyway, to Moscow, Kazan, Tobolsk, Barnaul, Irkutsk, Lake Baikal, the Lena River, and Iakutsk. While awaiting spring to complete his journey to Alaska, Ledyard was seized by order of Catherine II and banished from the empire. The library has his journal and some of his letters. (Available evidence suggests that some of his writings remain in the USSR.)
Kenneth Roberts (1885-1957)
Papers, ca. 1919–1920s, 2 vols. Novelist. Served with the American Expeditionary Forces in Siberia, 1918–19. "Notebooks of a Foreign Correspondent." Restricted. Typed inventory.
Ralph S. Bartlett
Family papers, undated, 1 box. Boston lawyer, art importer, and antique dealer. He ran the Old Russia antique shop in Boston, visited Russia in 1912 and again in the 1920s. (In the Anthropology Department of Dartmouth College are letters and other papers about the Russian art objects Bartlett donated to Dartmouth, as well as the objects themselves —statues, porcelain, silverware, textiles, medals, icons, cassocks, and silver, 4 boxes.)
Robert Steed Dunn (1877-1955)
Papers, 1896–1955, 5 ft., ca. 1,600 items. Journalist, author, and traveler. Served in the U.S. Navy in both world wars. Among the papers are over 500 diplomatic dispatches to and from U.S. naval forces and the U.S. embassy in Istanbul, 1920–21, concerning revolutions in the Near East, the Armenian Question, and other matters. (NUCMC 74–299) (In the Stefansson Collection)
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
Correspondence, 1937–40, ca. 12 items. Composer. Letters to and by Prokofiev relating to Hanover's Prokofieff Society.
Stefansson Collection on the Polar Regions
Ca. 528 ft. and growing, 1900-present. Vilhjalmur Stefansson (1879–1962) was an Arctic explorer, scholar, and writer. Collection holds correspondence, draft articles for his Encyclopedia Arctica, translations, U.S. government reports, journals, and printed material relating to Russia/USSR. While he maintained a polar library in New York City, Stefansson was in continous contact with Russian diplomats in New York and Washington, D.C. His letter files have annual folders labeled "Russia" or USSR" from 1927–50 and intermittent files through 1962. Among embassy personnel with whom he exchanged information on polar regions were Andrei Gromyko and Constantine Oumansky. Other correspondence relates to Stefansson's participation in the National Council of American-Soviet Friendship, Inc., the American Russian Institute, American-Soviet Science Society, and American Society for Russian Relief, Inc. There are Encyclopedia articles on the botany of Siberia, many individual Russian scientists or explorers, and the Soviet North in general. (The Encyclopedia Arctica and Stefansson's expedition journals are available on microfilm from Xerox University Microfilms in Ann Arbor, Michigan.) Much Russian material on the Arctic appears in translations by the Stefansson Library and in preliminary reports prepared for U.S. agencies, from the 1930s and 1940s mainly. One example is a typescript, 6 vols., Guide Book for Arctic Siberia done for the War Department. Some journals and other papers concern the wreck of the Karluk and its survivors' stay on Wrangel Island (1914), and the Wrangel Island Expedition of 1921–23 sponsored by Stefansson. The collection also includes the papers of Ernest deKoven Leffingwell, 1900–66, letters, journals, and notes, a geologist and explorer who took part in the Baldwin-Ziegler Expedition to Franz Josef Land in 1901–1902. The USSR claimed this territory in 1926. The Dictionary Catalog of the Stefansson Collection on the Polar Regions, 8 vols. (Boston: G. K. Hall, 1967) does not cover material added since Dr. Stefansson's death in 1962. (NUCMC 76–1839, for Leffingwell only)