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George W. Perkins Jr. papers, 1895-1990, bulk 1909-1960

Summary Information

Abstract

This collection contains the papers of George W. Perkins, Jr., a diplomat who served as Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs and as United States Permanent Representative to NATO. The bulk of the papers relates to his work for NATO and for the Palisades Interstate Park Commission, which he chaired. There are also documents pertaining to his service in the U.S. Army during World War I and World War II. Most of the material consists of correspondence and photographs.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1491
Bib ID 4079209 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Perkins, George Walbridge, 1895-1960
Title George W. Perkins Jr. papers, 1895-1990, bulk 1909-1960
Physical Description 25 linear feet (55 boxes: 51 document boxes 2 record cartons 1 flat box)
Language(s) English .
Access

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Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in seven series.

Description

Summary

The collection contains documents and photographs of George W. Perkins, Jr. Subject files include mostly official correspondence regarding organizations such as NATO, the Palisades Interstate Park Commissions, and Merck and Company. The bulk of these subject files were created by George W. Perkins, Jr. After his death, several folders with condolences and obituaries were added by his family. Also included are his documents from World War I and World War II: manuals, maps, correspondence, and photographs. His personal documents constitute a separate series, which includes correspondence with family and his two wives, papers from his school years and travel diaries. The papers also contain invitations, menus, and itineraries that illustrate his social life as a diplomat. Financial files include stocks and bonds as well as correspondence, clippings, and official documents regarding the bankruptcy of Knauth, Nachod and Kuhne. There is also a large amount of photographs and photo albums that include family portraits and photographs from travels.

  • Series I: Subject Files Arranged by George W. Perkins, Jr., 1909-1985

    Most of the papers in this series were arranged by George W. Perkins, Jr.; several folders contain letters received by his family after his death. The labels chosen by Perkins were retained, excepting those in brackets within the finding aid. The series consists mostly of correspondence from the 1940s and 1950s, when Perkins was a US diplomat. Also included are his documents pertaining to the Palisades Interstate Park Commission: correspondence, data for developing projects, and speeches. Of particular interests are folders with papers from World War I, when Perkins served as Lieutenant, and World War II, when he worked for the Chemical Warfare Service as a Colonel. Contained here are handbooks and maps from training sessions held during World War I, as well as maps, folders with memos on chemical warfare, and reports on travels to several countries, especially India, during World War II.

  • Series II: Personal Documents, 1910-1960

    The bulk of this series is correspondence with friends and family, particularly with his mother, Evelina Perkins, his sister Dorothy (Polly) Perkins, his first wife, Katherine Trowbridge, and his second wife, Linn Merck Perkins. There are also notes and handbooks from his school days, papers documenting his participation in the 1908 and 1912 Republican Conventions, and drafts of a biography of his father, George W. Perkins, which was later used by Trumbull White for a book that was never published. This series also includes travel diaries from 1910 to 1931, some of which describe trips that were also photographed. The photographs are included in Series VI.

  • Series III: Social Affairs, 1936-1957

    This series consists of ephemera related to the Perkins's social life while he was working as an Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs in Washington, DC from 1949 to 1953 and, later, as a US Permanent Representative to NATO in Paris, from 1955 to 1957. Included are invitations to official ceremonies and dinners, menus, itineraries, clippings as well as papers regarding official visits to countries such as Austria, Germany, and the UK.

  • Series IV: Financial Files, 1922-1937

    Contained here are a variety of bonds and stocks from the 1920s and 1930s as well as correspondence about financial matters. The bulk of this series consist of documents pertaining to the bankruptcy of Knauth, Nachod and Kuhne, which include the Supreme Court decision on Charles S. Martin against William C. Peyton, George W. Perkins, Jr., Anne du Pont Peyton, Evelina B. Perkins, Dorothy Perkins Freeman and Edward W. Freeman.

  • Series V: Printed Material, 1909-1990

    The pamphlets and brochures in this series are connected to Perkins's main interests: foreign policy and service as well as parks and parkways. Also included are pamphlets from Robert College, Istanbul, for which Perkins served as a trustee from 1922 to 1960.

  • Series VI: Photographs, 1895-1970

    The bulk of this series consists of photograph albums from the 1910s through the 1930s, with pictures of travels to Alaska, Allagash, Central and South America, and Europe. There are also family portraits dating back to 1895 and official NATO photographs. This series includes negatives of photographs taken at Hill School from 1910 to 1913 and glass negatives of the family's trip to Alaska in 1909. Of particular interests are photographs taken during a trip to India for the Chemical Warfare Service during World War II and an album with photographs from World War I.

  • Series VII: Other Media, 1940-1961

    This series includes records of speeches given at the General Ridgway Testimonial Dinner and at ceremonies held by the Palisades Interstate Park Commission. There is also a recording of a Christmas message to Austria delivered by Perkins while he was working for NATO.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. Box 55, which contains glass plate negatives, is located onsite.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); George W. Perkins, Jr. papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged 08/--/1989 Christina Hilton Fenn

Papers processed 2009 Casiana Ionita, GSAS, 2013

Finding aid written 11/2009 Casiana Ionita, GSAS, 2013

Revision Description

2010-04-07 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

George W. Perkins, Jr. (1895-1960) was a diplomat who served as Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs under Dean Acheson, from 1949 to 1953, and as the US Permanent Representative to NATO, with rank of Ambassador, from 1955 to 1957.

Perkins was born in 1895 to Evelina Ball Perkins and George W. Perkins. His father was a financier, member of J.P. Morgan & Co. and one of the founders of Theodore Roosevelt's Progressive Party. He was also president of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission from its creation in 1900 to 1920. George W. Perkins, Jr. pursued his undergraduate studies from 1913 to 1917 at Princeton University, and in 1921 received an MA from Columbia. During World War I, from 1917 to 1919, he served as a Lieutenant in the 1st Division of the US Army. While he was fighting in France in 1918, his wife, Katherine Trowbridge, whom he had married in 1917, died. In 1921 he married Linn Merck, daughter of George Merck, President of Merck and Co. The couple had three children.

From 1921 to 1922, Perkins was Executive Secretary to Postmaster General Will Hays, and then, from 1927 to 1948, he acted as Executive Vice President of Merck and Co. He took a leave of absence during World War II, from 1942 to 1945, while he was a Colonel working for the Chemical Warfare Service of the US Army. He was awarded the Legion of Merit for his service.

In 1949, President Harry Truman appointed Perkins, a Republican, to the post of Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs. In the four years he held this position, he advocated for a more open attitude toward Spain and helped to win financial aid for Yugoslavia from Congress, arguing that it would be a way of deterring the Soviet Union. President Dwight Eisenhower appointed him United States Permanent Representative on the Council of NATO in 1955, five years after Perkins had served as the US representative in the formation of NATO. In 1957 he was succeeded by W. Randolph Burgess.

In his last years, Perkins was very devoted to the Palisades Park Interstate Commission, of which he had been a member since 1922. He became President in 1945 and served for 15 years. He died in 1960.

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Series I: Subject Files Arranged by George W. Perkins, Jr., 1909-1985

Most of the papers in this series were arranged by George W. Perkins, Jr.; several folders contain letters received by his family after his death. The labels chosen by Perkins were retained, excepting those in brackets within the finding aid. The series consists mostly of correspondence from the 1940s and 1950s, when Perkins was a US diplomat. Also included are his documents pertaining to the Palisades Interstate Park Commission: correspondence, data for developing projects, and speeches. Of particular interests are folders with papers from World War I, when Perkins served as Lieutenant, and World War II, when he worked for the Chemical Warfare Service as a Colonel. Contained here are handbooks and maps from training sessions held during World War I, as well as maps, folders with memos on chemical warfare, and reports on travels to several countries, especially India, during World War II.



Box 1 Folder 1 to 6 [General], 1920s-1959, (6 Folders)


Box 1 Folder 7 Acheson, Dean-- Truman Library, 1953-1956


American Council on NATO


Box 1 Folder 8 to 10 [General], 1958-1959, (3 Folders)


Box 1 Folder 11 [Correspondence--Outgoing], 1953-1955


Box 1 Folder 12 Fund Raising, 1959


Box 1 Folder 13 International Conferences, 1952-1955



Box 2 Folder 1 International Conferences, 1954-1955


Box 2 Folder 2 Ancestry Data, circa, 1930s


Box 2 Folder 3 Assistant Secretary of State Matters, 1949


Atlantic Congress


Box 2 Folder 4 Atlantic Council of the U.S., 1959


Box 2 Folder 5 to 6 Europe, 1959, (2 Folders)


Box 2 Folder 7 Ball, Flamen and Susan, David, 1947-1974


Box 2 Folder 8 Barbizon Conference, 1955


Box 2 Folder 9 Bonbright, James C. H., 1953-1958


Box 2 Folder 10 BR, 1922-1959


Box 2 Folder 11 BU, 1922-1958


Box 2 Folder 12 Burgess, W. Randolph--NATO, 1949-1959


Box 2 Folder 13 C, 1920-1957



Box 3 Folder 1 to 2 Career Data, 1931-1960, (2 Folders)


Box 3 Folder 3 Childhood, 1899-1910


Box 3 Folder 4 to 9 Condolence--A-Z, 1960, (6 Folders)


Correspondence



Box 4 Folder 1 A-Z, 1917-1922


Box 4 Folder 2 to 3 A-C, 1953-1958, (2 Folders)


Box 4 Folder 4 to 7 A-Z, 1959, (4 Folders)


Box 4 Folder 8 Linn Merck Perkins and George W. Perkins Jr--Paris, 1953-1958


Box 4 Folder 9 Council on Foreign Relations Inc., 1957-1966


Box 4 Folder 10 Cutting Arboretum, 1936-1958



Box 5 Folder 1 to 3 De Bilderberg Conference, 1954-1957, (3 Folders)


Economic Cooperation Administration (ECA)


Box 5 Folder 4 to 5 [General], 1948-1949, (2 Folders)


Box 5 Folder 6 Travel Orders and Salary Information, 1948-1949


Box 5 Folder 7 Edgar, James A.--Personal and Investments, 1949-1972


Box 5 Folder 8 Eulogies, 1960


Box 5 Folder 9 George W. Perkins, Jr., 1895-1960


Box 5 Folder 10 Glyndor Fire, circa, 1926


Box 5 Folder 11 Haldane Commencement, undated



Box 6 Folder 1 Harriman, W. Averell, 1949-1970


Box 6 Folder 2 Harriman, E. Roland, 1923-1959


Box 6 Folder 3 He, 1919-1970


Box 6 Folder 4 Hempstead, Mrs. Lucie G. (Baysis)--Mrs. Alan, 1985


Box 6 Folder 5 Henry Hudson Memorial, 1920-1934


Box 6 Folder 6 Highlands Country Club, 1925-1968


Hill School


Box 6 Folder 7 [General], 1911-1913


Box 6 Folder 8 [Correspondence--Alumni--Outgoing], 1953-1955


Box 6 Folder 9 Manuscripts, 1911-1913


Box 6 Folder 10 Historic Georgetown Inc., 1952-1986


Box 6 Folder 11 Ho, 1957


Box 6 Folder 12 Hoskins, Harold B., 1953-1977


Box 6 Folder 13 Hughes, John C.--NATO, 1954-1959


Box 6 Folder 14 Impersonation, 1925


Box 6 Folder 15 Information for Who's Who, 1943-1956


Box 6 Folder 16 Javits, Jacob K., 1949-1959


Box 6 Folder 17 Lee, Ivy L.--Personal Data, 1920-1921


Box 6 Folder 18 Letters Received upon Resigning as Assistant Secretary of State, 1953



Box 7 Folder 1 Library of Congress, 1954


Box 7 Folder 2 Major, Randolph J., 1943-1955


Box 7 Folder 3 Marsh, Harold N., 1922-1929


Box 7 Folder 4 Martin, Dr. Alexander T., 1925-1968


Box 7 Folder 5 Mayer, Charles, 1960-1961


Box 7 Folder 6 Mayer, Louis, 1931-1932


Box 7 Folder 7 Mc, 1920-1960


Box 7 Folder 8 Memorabilia, 1924-1961


Box 7 Folder 9 Merchant, Livingston T., 1953-1959


Box 7 Folder 10 Merck, Albert W., 1953-1986


Merck and Co


Box 7 Folder 11 to 12 [General], 1928-1929, (2 Folders)


Box 7 Folder 13 [General], 1958-1960


Box 7 Folder 14 Family Stockholders, 1957-1958


Merck Family


Box 7 Folder 15 [General], 1934-1947


Box 7 Folder 16 Correspondence, 1921-1987


Box 7 Folder 17 Miller, William, 1950-1953


Box 7 Folder 18 Miscellaneous, 1920s-1948


Box 7 Folder 19 Mo, 1945-1961


Box 7 Folder 20 Mu, 1920-1955


North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)



Box 8 Folder 1 to 5 [General], 1953-1959, (5 Folders)


Box 8 Folder 6 National Conference, 1953-1955


Box 8 Folder 7 Parliamentarians' Conference, 1955


Box 8 Folder 8 Social, 1955-1957


Box 8 Folder 9 to 10 Travel, 1955-1958, (2 Folders)


Box 8 Folder 11 North Atlantic Council--Appointment and Resignation, 1955-1958


Box 8 Folder 12 NY/NJ Trail Conference--Rothschild, 1958



Box 48 Folder 4 to 5 New York Life Insurance Co, 1921-1990, (2 Folders)


Box 48 Folder 6 Nolting, Frederick E., Jr., 1957-1969


Box 48 Folder 7 Norstad, Lauris General, 1959-1968


Box 48 Folder 8 to 10 Official Entertainment, 1955-1956, (3 Folders)



Box 9 Folder 1 Ogden, Alfred, 1954-1989


Box 9 Folder 2 Osborn, Frederick, 1954-1958


Box 9 Folder 3 Page, Alice Wilson (Mrs. Walter H.), 1953-1958


Box 9 Folder 4 Paget, Humphrey, 1949-1957


Palisades Interstate Park Commission (PIPC)


Box 9 Folder 5 to 11 [General], 1920-1980, (7 Folders)


Box 9 Folder 12 99 Year Lease, 1958-1959



Box 10 Folder 1 AK Morgan, 1955-1957


Box 10 Folder 2 Albright, Horace Marden--Assistant Secretary, 1953-1959


Box 10 Folder 3 to 4 Appointment to Commission, 1936-1956, (2 Folders)


Box 10 Folder 5 Bear Mountain Inn, 1926-1935


Box 10 Folder 6 Burnett Property, 1954-1958


Box 10 Folder 7 Commemorative Booklets, 1962


Box 10 Folder 8 Commissioner Mrs. Linn Merck Perkins, 1960-1973


Box 10 Folder 9 Condemnation Proceedings, 1930-1938


Box 10 Folder 10 Contributions, 1950


Box 10 Folder 11 Correspondence--Ideas on Uses of Park, 1939-1945


Box 10 Folder 12 to 13 Correspondence, 1941, (2 Folders)



Box 11 Folder 1 to 13 Correspondence, 1942-1952, (13 Folders)



Box 12 Folder 1 to 7 Correspondence, 1952-1959, (7 Folders)



Box 13 Folder 1 to 4 Correspondence, 1959-1963, (4 Folders)


Box 13 Folder 5 Data from Ken Morgan--Parkway Battle, 1946


Box 13 Folder 6 to 7 Forrest Lands, 1957-1959, (2 Folders)


Box 13 Folder 8 Land Grants, 1954


Box 13 Folder 9 Letters to Hikers--Thruway, 1954


NY/NJ Metropolitan Region



Box 48 Folder 12 Correspondence, 1958


Box 48 Folder 13 Speeches by George W. Perkins, Jr., 1958



Box 49 Folder 1 Parkway Data by George W. Perkins, Jr., 1945



Box 14 Folder 1 Parkway Project, 1954


Box 14 Folder 2 Personal, 1943-1945


Box 14 Folder 3 [Report,], 1909


Box 14 Folder 4 Rockland Lake and Dellwood, 1959


Box 14 Folder 5 Rockefeller Contributions for Fort Clinton and Montgomery Restoration,, 1928


Box 14 Folder 6 Sealantic, 1954-1955


Box 14 Folder 7 Speeches, 1945


Box 14 Folder 8 to 9 Passport Data, 1926-1955, (2 Folders)


Box 14 Folder 10 Past Invitations, 1951


Box 14 Folder 11 Personal Data, 1916-1922



Box 15 Folder 1 Personal Data, 1916-1922


Box 15 Folder 2 Personal--Assistant Secretary of State, Truman Letter, 1950s


Box 15 Folder 3 Pi, 1931-1979


Box 15 Folder 4 to 5 Pocket Diaries, 1949, 1954-1958, 1949, 1954-1958, (2 Folders)


Box 15 Folder 6 Population, 1959-1960


Box 15 Folder 7 Post Office Matters, 1922-1928


Box 15 Folder 8 Presbyterian Foundation, NY, 1951-1959


Box 15 Folder 9 Press Clippings, 1942-1957


Princeton University


Box 15 Folder 10 [General], 1913-1917



Box 16 Folder 1 to 3 [General], 1913-1917, (3 Folders)


Box 16 Folder 4 Bonds, 1936


Box 16 Folder 5 Honorary Degree, 1957


Box 16 Folder 6 Institute for Advanced Study, 1953-1954


Box 16 Folder 7 Ro--Rosehill Cemetery, 1917-1922


Box 16 Folder 8 Robert College, 1957


Box 16 Folder 9 Roberts, Mrs. Eugene B. (Marie Bonne), 1949-1963


Box 16 Folder 10 Robinson, J. Beverley and Duncan S., 1946-1956


Box 16 Folder 11 Rockefeller, 1954-1991


Romanian Bonds


Box 16 Folder 12 Government Claim, 1959


Box 16 Folder 13 Joint Holdings, 1924-1925



Box 17 Folder 1 Joint Holdings, 1926-1928



Box 49 Folder 2 Notes, 1925-1926



Box 17 Folder 2 Rosengarten, Adolph G., Jr., 1953-1959


Box 17 Folder 3 Rusk, Dean--President Rockefeller Foundation, 1953-1956


Box 17 Folder 4 S--Sanchez, 1940


Box 17 Folder 5 Schenck & Van Haelen, 1940


Box 17 Folder 6 Sea Island--[Correspondence--Outgoing], 1952-1955


Box 17 Folder 7 to 8 Speeches, 1947, 1951-1959, 1947, 1951-1959, (2 Folders)


Box 17 Folder 9 to 10 Speeches--Paris, 1955, (2 Folders)



Box 18 Folder 1 Speeches--Paris, 1956-1957


Box 18 Folder 2 St, 1957-1959


State Department


Box 18 Folder 3 to 4 [General], 1949-1953, (2 Folders)


Box 18 Folder 5 Appointment--Letters of Congratulations, 1949


Box 18 Folder 6 Travel, 1949-1950


Box 18 Folder 7 Stearns, Charles, 1942-1956


Box 18 Folder 8 Stewart, Weir, 1957


Box 18 Folder 9 Suspension of Powers as Executive, 1942


Box 18 Folder 10 Sympathy Acknowledgments, 1960


Box 18 Folder 11 Theodore Roosevelt Association, 1912-1933


Box 18 Folder 12 Ti, 1953-1954


Box 18 Folder 13 Travel, 1956-1957



Box 49 Folder 3 Tributes, 1960


Box 49 Folder 4 [Trip to London], 1952


Box 49 Folder 5 Trusts for Children, 1931


Box 49 Folder 6 U, 1958



Box 19 Folder 1 to 2 US Permanent Representative to North Atlantic Council--Letters of Congratulation,, 1955, (2 Folders)


Box 19 Folder 3 Veterans Administration, 1945-1960


Box 19 Folder 4 W, 1955-1970


Box 19 Folder 5 to 6 Western Trip, 1959, (2 Folders)


[World War I]


Box 19 Folder 7 to 9 Army, 1917-1919, (3 Folders)



Box 20 Folder 1 to 5 Army, 1917-1919, (5 Folders)


Box 20 Folder 6 to 7 Personal Data, 1916-1936, (2 Folders)


[World War II]


Box 20 Folder 8 Air Corps Requirements Affecting Items to Be Produced by the Chemical Warfare Service,, 1942



Box 21 Folder 1 to 5 Army, 1944-1948, (5 Folders)


Box 21 Folder 6 Army--Citation--Legion of Merit, 1945


Box 21 Folder 7 Army--Data for Passport, 1919-1947


Box 21 Folder 8 to 9 Army--[Travel], 1944-1945, (2 Folders)


Box 21 Folder 10 Army--Washington, 1940s



Box 51 Folder 1 Maps, 1940s



Box 22 Folder 1 Report of Trip to India and Southwest Pacific Area, 1944


Box 22 Folder 2 Toxic Gas Production in Industry, 1942


Box 22 Folder 3 to 4 US War Department, 1942, (2 Folders)


Box 22 Folder 5 XYZ, 1948-1973


Box 22 Folder 6 Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), 1911-1921

Series II: Personal Documents, 1910-1960

The bulk of this series is correspondence with friends and family, particularly with his mother, Evelina Perkins, his sister Dorothy (Polly) Perkins, his first wife, Katherine Trowbridge, and his second wife, Linn Merck Perkins. There are also notes and handbooks from his school days, papers documenting his participation in the 1908 and 1912 Republican Conventions, and drafts of a biography of his father, George W. Perkins, which was later used by Trumbull White for a book that was never published. This series also includes travel diaries from 1910 to 1931, some of which describe trips that were also photographed. The photographs are included in Series VI.


Biography of George W. Perkins by George W. Perkins, Jr.


Box 22 Folder 7 to 10 Draft with Notes, 1920s, (4 Folders)



Box 23 Folder 1 to 4 Draft with Notes, 1920s, (4 Folders)


Box 23 Folder 5 to 7 Biography of George W. Perkins by Trumbull White--Draft, 1940s, (3 Folders)



Box 50 Folder 1 Biography of George W. Perkins--Notes, undated


Box 50 Folder 2 Browning School, 1906-1912



Box 54 Folder 1 to 3 Certificates and Diplomas, 1915-1960, (3 Folders)



Box 50 Folder 3 Clippings, 1919-1960


Correspondence


Box 50 Folder 4 Children, 1942



Box 24 Folder 1 to 5 Cuomo, Anthony, 1916-1917, (5 Folders)


Box 24 Folder 6 to 7 Engagement to Linn Merck, 1921, (2 Folders)


Box 24 Folder 8 to 9 Friends, 1912-1916, (2 Folders)



Box 25 Folder 1 to 10 Friends, 1912-1916, (10 Folders)



Box 26 Folder 1 to 4 Friends, 1912-1916, (4 Folders)



Box 50 Folder 5 Papers of George W. Perkins, 1960



Box 26 Folder 5 to 8 Perkins, Dorothy (Polly), 1912-1916, (4 Folders)



Box 27 Folder 1 to 7 Perkins, Dorothy (Polly), 1912-1916, (7 Folders)



Box 28 Folder 1 to 7 Perkins, Dorothy (Polly), 1912-1916, (7 Folders)



Box 29 Folder 1 to 7 Perkins, Evelina, 1912-1917, (7 Folders)



Box 30 Folder 1 to 7 Perkins, Evelina, 1912-1917, (7 Folders)



Box 50 Folder 6 to 7 Perkins, George W., Jr. to Linn Merck Perkins, 1920-1924, (2 Folders)



Box 31 Folder 1 to 3 Perkins, George W., Jr. to Linn Merck Perkins, 1920-1924, (3 Folders)


Box 31 Folder 4 to 7 Perkins, Linn Merck, 1919-1942, (4 Folders)



Box 32 Folder 1 to 8 Perkins, Linn Merck, 1919-1942, (8 Folders)



Box 33 Folder 1 to 2 Perkins, Linn Merck, 1919-1942, (2 Folders)


Box 33 Folder 3 to 7 Trowbridge, Katherine, 1916-1918, (5 Folders)



Box 34 Folder 1 to 5 Trowbridge, Katherine, 1916-1918, (5 Folders)


Box 34 Folder 6 Princeton Summer Camp, 1916


Box 34 Folder 7 George W. Perkins, circa, 1915


Box 34 Folder 8 Handwritten Notes, undated


Hill School


Box 34 Folder 9 General, 1910-1911



Box 35 Folder 1 General, 1912-1913



Box 53 Folder 1 Scrapbook, 1910-1913



Box 54 Folder 4 House in Washington--Drawing, undated



Box 50 Folder 8 New Testament , 1917


Princeton University



Box 35 Folder 2 General, 1913-1917


Box 35 Folder 3 Charter Club, 1917


Box 35 Folder 4 to 5 Class Day, 1916, (2 Folders)


Box 35 Folder 6 Student Handbooks, 1912-1916


Republican Convention


Box 35 Folder 7 1908


Box 35 Folder 8 1912


Travel Diary


Box 35 Folder 9 Central and South America, 1922


Box 35 Folder 10 Gibraltar, Algiers, Palermo, Naples, Athens, Istanbul, Vienna, 1931



Box 36 Folder 1 Maine, 1910

Series III: Social Affairs, 1936-1957

This series consists of ephemera related to the Perkins's social life while he was working as an Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs in Washington, DC from 1949 to 1953 and, later, as a US Permanent Representative to NATO in Paris, from 1955 to 1957. Included are invitations to official ceremonies and dinners, menus, itineraries, clippings as well as papers regarding official visits to countries such as Austria, Germany, and the UK.


Box 36 Folder 2 General, 1950s


Box 36 Folder 3 Calling Cards, undated


Box 36 Folder 4 to 5 Ceremonies, 1951-1956, (2 Folders)


Box 36 Folder 6 Clippings, 1936-1950s


Box 36 Folder 7 Cruises, 1950-1951


Box 36 Folder 8 to 9 Date Books, 1950-1951, (2 Folders)


Box 36 Folder 10 Entertainment--Paris, 1952-1957



Box 49 Folder 7 Inauguration Ceremonies, 1953


Box 49 Folder 8 to 11 Invitations, 1949-1957, (4 Folders)



Box 37 Folder 1 to 5 Invitations, 1949-1957, (5 Folders)



Box 38 Folder 1 to 7 Invitations, 1949-1957, (7 Folders)



Box 39 Folder 1 to 8 Invitations, 1949-1957, (8 Folders)


Box 39 Folder 9 Itineraries, 1950s



Box 40 Folder 1 to 2 Menus, 1952-1957, (2 Folders)


Box 40 Folder 3 to 4 Official Dinners, 1950-1957, (2 Folders)


Box 40 Folder 5 Official Visits, 1951-1955


Box 40 Folder 6 The Social List of Washington, D.C., 1953


Box 40 Folder 7 Thank You Notes, 1950-1957


Travel


Box 40 Folder 8 Austria and Germany, 1952


Box 40 Folder 9 Berlin, 1957



Box 41 Folder 1 Berlin, 1957


Box 41 Folder 2 London, 1950

Series IV: Financial Files, 1922-1937

Contained here are a variety of bonds and stocks from the 1920s and 1930s as well as correspondence about financial matters. The bulk of this series consist of documents pertaining to the bankruptcy of Knauth, Nachod and Kuhne, which include the Supreme Court decision on Charles S. Martin against William C. Peyton, George W. Perkins, Jr., Anne du Pont Peyton, Evelina B. Perkins, Dorothy Perkins Freeman and Edward W. Freeman.



Box 51 Folder 2 Bonds and Stocks, 1922-1931


Box 51 Folder 3 Chase Bank--Correspondence, 1923-1924


Box 51 Folder 4 to 5 Interstate Fish Corporation, 1922-1925, (2 Folders)


Knauth, Nachod and Kuhne


Box 51 Folder 3 Assets and Liabilities, 1923


Box 51 Folder 6 to 8 Bankruptcy, 1924, (3 Folders)



Box 50 Folder 9 Clippings, 1923-1924



Box 42 Folder 1 to 4 Correspondence, 1922-1925, (4 Folders)


Box 42 Folder 5 Liquidation Agreement, 1924



Box 51 Folder 4 Statement of Cash in Hands of Trustee and Unliquidated Assets, August 31, 1924



Box 50 Folder 10 Statement of Unliquidated Assets and Liabilities, July 31, 1925



Box 42 Folder 6 Supreme Court--Charles S. Martin against William C. Peyton, George W. Perkins, Jr., Anne du Pont Peyton, Evelina B. Perkins, Dorothy Perkins Freeman and Edward W. Freeman, undated.


Box 42 Folder 7 Stocks, 1925-1937

Series V: Printed Material, 1909-1990

The pamphlets and brochures in this series are connected to Perkins's main interests: foreign policy and service as well as parks and parkways. Also included are pamphlets from Robert College, Istanbul, for which Perkins served as a trustee from 1922 to 1960.


Box 42 Folder 8 L'Atlantique Nord volume 4--With Article by George W. Perkins, Jr.,, 1957


Box 42 Folder 9 "Decision on the Hudson,", 1965


Box 42 Folder 10 Foreign Policy--Brochures, 1951-1952


Box 42 Folder 11 Foreign Service--Brochures, 1957


Box 42 Folder 12 "Lighting the New York World's Fair,", 1940



Box 51 Folder 5 "Merck," Fortune, 1947



Box 42 Folder 13 Merck and Co., Inc.--Pamphlets, 1942-1959


NATO



Box 43 Folder 1 to 4 Brochures, 1949-1964, (4 Folders)


Box 43 Folder 5 Commemorative US Postage Stamp, 1959


Box 43 Folder 6 NATO, the First Five Years, 1949-19509 54--With Inscription and Note to George W. Perkins, Jr.


Box 43 Folder 7 New York State Parks, 1919-1954


Palisades Interstate Park



Box 50 Folder 11 to 12 Annual Reports, 1936-1938, 1961, 1969, 1936-1938, 1961, 1969, (2 Folders)


Box 50 Folder 13 Brochures and Maps, 1909-1960



Box 44 Folder 1 Brochures and Maps, 1990


Box 44 Folder 2 Nature Notes, 1933


Box 44 Folder 3 Parkway, 1953-1958


Box 44 Folder 4 Parkways, 1936-1954


Box 44 Folder 5 Paskell, Thomas--Pennsilvania 1683 a Page of Finnish History, 1951


Box 44 Folder 6 Program for Extension of Parks and Parkways in the Metropolitan Region, 1930


Box 44 Folder 7 to 8 Report of the Postmaster General, 1921-1922, (2 Folders)


Robert College


Box 44 Folder 9 Pamphlets, 1928-1957


Box 44 Folder 10 Reports and Speeches, 1909-1956



Box 45 Folder 1 Rosengarten, Frederic, Jr.--History of the Cinchona Project of Merck & Co Inc. and Experimental Plantations Inc, 1934-1943


Box 45 Folder 2 State of New York Conservation Department--A Biological Survey of the Lower Hudson Watershed, 1936


Box 45 Folder 3 Voyage de M. le Président de la République et de Madame Vincent Auriol aux États-Unis d'Amérique et au Canada, 1951

Series VI: Photographs, 1895-1970

The bulk of this series consists of photograph albums from the 1910s through the 1930s, with pictures of travels to Alaska, Allagash, Central and South America, and Europe. There are also family portraits dating back to 1895 and official NATO photographs. This series includes negatives of photographs taken at Hill School from 1910 to 1913 and glass negatives of the family's trip to Alaska in 1909. Of particular interests are photographs taken during a trip to India for the Chemical Warfare Service during World War II and an album with photographs from World War I.



Box 52 Folder 1 Bridge, 1923-1924



Box 45 Folder 4 Buildings, undated



Box 52 Folder 2 Chemical Warfare Service--Brunskill Mission--India, 1944-1945



Box 45 Folder 5 Cunard White Star Liner, 1950s


Box 45 Folder 6 to 7 Department of State, 1950s, (2 Folders)


Box 45 Folder 8 to 9 Guatemala, 1942, (2 Folders)



Box 51 Folder 6 to 9 Hill School, 1910-1913, (4 Folders)



Box 45 Folder 10 Hunter Club Dinner--The Hague, 1955



Box 50 Folder 14 Java, 1935



Box 46 Folder 1 to 3 Central and South America, 1922, (3 Folders)


Box 46 Folder 4 Merck & Co--Board of Directors, 1958


NATO


Box 46 Folder 5 to 8 General, 1955-1957, (4 Folders)


Box 46 Folder 9 Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic Visit, 1955



Box 55 Negatives--Alaska, 1909



Box 46 Folder 10 to 11 Negatives--Hill School, 1910-1913, (2 Folders)


Box 46 Folder 12 Palisades Interstate Parkway, 1958


Photo Albums


Box 46 Folder 13 71st Regiment, World War I, circa, 1916



Box 52 Folder 3 to 6 Alaska, 1909, (4 Folders)


Box 52 Folder 7 Allagash, 1915



Box 53 Folder 2 Central and South America, 1935



Box 47 Folder 1 Sea Island, 1970



Box 52 Folder 8 St. Helena, 1910s



Box 53 Folder 3 South America--Honeymoon, 1922



Box 52 Folder 9 Wave Hill and European Trip, 1910s


Box 52 Folder 10 Wedding and Honeymoon, 1917


Portraits



Box 47 Folder 1 to 2 Family, 1895-1958, (2 Folders)


Box 47 Folder 3 to 6 George W. Perkins, Jr., 1895-1959, (3 Folders)



Box 51 Folder 10 George W. Perkins, Jr., 1910s



Box 54 Folder 5 George W. Perkins, Jr., undated



Box 47 Folder 7 Katherine Trowbridge, 1910s



Box 55 Folder 6 to 7 Official, 1920s-1950s, (2 Folders)



Box 47 Folder 8 Rockland Lake North--Opening Ceremonies, 1965


Box 47 Folder 9 Rome, 1930s


Box 47 Folder 10 Sea Island, undated



Box 48 Folder 1 Tallyrand, 1957


Box 48 Folder 2 Travel, undated


Box 48 Folder 3 United States European Command, 1956



Box 51 Folder 11 World War I, circa, 1916

Series VII: Other Media, 1940-1961

This series includes records of speeches given at the General Ridgway Testimonial Dinner and at ceremonies held by the Palisades Interstate Park Commission. There is also a recording of a Christmas message to Austria delivered by Perkins while he was working for NATO.


Box 51 Folder 12 to 13 Christmas Message to Austria by George W. Perkins, Jr., 1950 (2 records), 1950


Box 51 Folder 14 to 18 General Ridgway Testimonial Dinner, undated (5 records), undated


PIPC


Box 51 Folder 19 Bear Mountain Bridge Ceremonies, 1940


Box 51 Folder 20 George W. Perkins, Jr. Plaque Dedication, 1961