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Guide to the Alger Hiss Family Papers TAM 314

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Collection processed by Evan Daniel. Edited by Evan Friss according to local applications (2007) and by Maggie Schreiner for compliance with DACS and Tamiment Required Elements for Archival Description and to reflect the incorporation of nonprint materials, Jan 2014.

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Alger Hiss Family Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1892-2004
Abstract: Alger Hiss (1904-1996) was born in Baltimore, Maryland and educated at Baltimore City College, Johns Hopkins University and Harvard Law School. During the New Deal period he worked as an attorney at the Agricultural Adjustment Administration, in the Solicitor General's Office at the Justice Department, as Assistant Secretary of State and in other positions in the State Department, and as a member of the U.S. delegation to the Yalta conference in 1945. He served as Secretary General of the United Nations Conference in San Francisco in April 1945. In 1947 he left government service to become president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Hiss's public career ended abruptly in 1948 when Time managing editor Whittaker Chambers, a former underground Communist Party operative testifying before the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC), charged him with being both a Communist and a spy. Hiss voluntarily testified before HUAC, and, after a Grand Jury proceeding, was indicted on charges of perjury. Hiss's first trial ended in a hung jury on July 7, 1949. On January 21, 1950, he was convicted in a second trial. He was sentenced to five years in prison and served 44 months in Lewisberg Penitentiary. Hiss spent much of the rest of his life campaigning for vindication. The collection contains correspondence, materials pertaining to the Hiss Case, including government reports and newspaper clippings, the Crimea Conference Scrapbook containing mimeographed bulletins and other documents pertaining to the Conference, and photocopied materials including correspondence, Alger Hiss's handwritten notes, memoranda, writings and photographs.
Quantity: 16 Linear Feet in 13 record cartons, 3 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box and 2 folders in shared oversize boxes.
Language: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: TAM 314

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Historical/Biographical Note

Alger Hiss (1904-1996) was born in Baltimore, Maryland. When he was almost two and a half years old, his father committed suicide and his mother was left a widow with five children. Hiss's father had been an executive for a wholesale dry-goods firm who had been overwhelmed by financial and personal difficulties, and the family had modest financial resources. Alger's paternal aunt played a very important role in his early life after she moved in with the family shortly after her brother's death. Along with Alger's mother she created a conventional middle-class household for the five children that emphasized religion, education, music lessons and art. Alger was educated at Baltimore City College and Johns Hopkins University. He then went on to Harvard Law School where he became a protege of Felix Frankfurter, who was at the time the most prominent member of the law school faculty. In the 1910s and 1920s Frankfurter, who was later to become a Supreme Court justice, was identified with progressive causes, including the campaign to free Sacco and Vanzetti. After Hiss graduated in 1929, Frankfurter recommended him to Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., who took him on as his secretary. While in Washington, Hiss married Priscilla Fansler Hobson, whom he had first met on a student trip to Europe in 1924.

In May 1933, soon after Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal had begun, Alger Hiss started his career in government service. He served first as an attorney for the Agricultural Adjustment Administration (AAA), the agency responsible for solving the farm crisis of overproduction that many economists believed was a major cause of the Great Depression. The AAA came under the portfolio of Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace, who was one of the most reform-minded and charismatic members of Roosevelt's cabinet. Jerome Frank, working under Wallace as the AAA's general counsel, brought into the agency a group of young lawyers, including John Abt, Lee Pressman, and Nathan Witt, political and labor activists who were determined to reshape American economic policy along more egalitarian lines. After Hiss had worked at the AAA for a little more than a year, the Senate Committee to Investigate the Munitions Industry invited him to become chief counsel. This was a highly visible position - the so-called "Merchants of Death" hearings were beginning. Chaired by Russell Nye, a classic mid-western isolationist, the Munitions Committee was charged with investigating World War I profiteering by military contractors. These hearings captivated the nation as they painted the munitions makers, most notably the company E.I. Du Pont de Nemours, as the villains of World War I. The Nye Committee hearings took place at a time when America and much of the world was reacting against the carnage of the First World War and pacifism was becoming increasingly prevalent across the ideological spectrum. Alger Hiss appeared to be conflicted in this area as the hearings progressed. On the one hand, he clearly abhorred the wartime profiteering that the committee was uncovering and was appalled by the human cost of the First World War; on the other hand, he believed that Senator Nye's increasing focus on isolationism tended to encourage "a passive attitude on our part towards Hitlerism." He, therefore, resigned from the committee in the fall of 1935. The Nye committee hearings made national headlines, which made Alger Hiss a public figure, and several of the increasingly influential armament manufacturers accused him of being partisan in his investigation.

After leaving the Nye Committee, Hiss went to work for the Justice Department, in the Solicitor General's office, where he helped defend the New Deal against the rising tide of conservative opposition that was challenging the constitutionality of FDR's reform agenda. In 1936, Hiss began working in the State Department (his younger brother, Donald, also a former Holmes secretary, joined him there in 1938). At State, Alger first became assistant to Assistant Secretary of State Francis B. Sayre, and then, as World War II was breaking out, assistant to Stanley K. Hornbeck, an expert on Far Eastern Policy. Working with Hornbeck, his primary responsibility was to bolster China, then headed by the Chiang Kai-shek regime, in its struggle against Japanese domination and work with the American agencies that were providing economic aid. In this position he found himself performing a difficult balancing act, trying to bolster the increasingly corrupt Nationalist government while at the same time encouraging the resistance movement to the Japanese that was in large measure led by the Communist Chinese under Mao Tse-tung. In 1944, as World War II was winding down, Hiss became Deputy Director of the State Department's Office of Special Political Affairs, a position that put him at the center of the postwar planning process. In this capacity, he was named executive secretary of the 1944 Dumbarton Oaks Conference that finalized plans for the organization of the United Nations.

In 1945, Hiss was appointed to the United States delegation to the wartime Yalta conference, where the "Big Three" leaders - Roosevelt, Stalin, and Winston Churchill - met to coordinate strategy to defeat Nazi Germany, draw the map for postwar Europe, and plan for the United Nations. When Stalin requested a total of 16 General Assembly votes for the Soviet Republics, rather than a single vote for the USSR as a whole, Hiss joined the opposition and helped hammer out a compromise that gave the USSR only two additional representatives. Hiss went on to become the Secretary General of the United Nations Conference on International Organization that was convened in San Francisco in April 1945. In 1947, Hiss left government service and became president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, in New York, where he continued to work on post-war planning and international organization.

Hiss's name was thrust into the headlines in August 1948, when Time magazine special projects editor Whittaker Chambers, a self-confessed former underground Communist Party operative, charged him with being a secret Communist. Alger Hiss voluntarily appeared before the House-Committee on Un-American Activities to deny Chambers' accusation. At first the majority of the Committee seemed to be reluctant to pursue the case, but freshman Congressman Richard M. Nixon, who was being covertly fed confidential FBI information by the Roman Catholic Church's "Communist hunter," Father John Francis Cronin, pressed the committee to investigate. Initially, Hiss denied that he had ever known anyone named Whittaker Chambers, but when asked to identify him from a photograph he said that his face "might look familiar" and requested to see him in person. At a subsequent hearing, Hiss identified him as "George Crosley," a freelance writer to whom he had sublet an empty apartment in the mid-1930s. Hiss instituted a libel lawsuit against Chambers. In his defense, Chambers in November 1948 presented the so-called "Baltimore documents," typed summaries and copies of a series of government records that he alleged Hiss had given him in the 1930s (after Priscilla Hiss had retyped them) to pass on to the Soviet Union. Chambers had previously denied that he and Hiss were involved in espionage, both when testifying before Congress and to a Grand Jury in October 1948. Chambers' new testimony subjected him to the charge of perjury. But after both men testified before the Grand Jury in December 1948, only Hiss was indicted on two counts of perjury, after denying Chambers' espionage charges under oath. (He could not be charged with espionage directly, since the statute of limitations on that charge had run out.) Hiss went to trial twice. The first ended in a hung jury on July 7, 1949. The two trials revolved around both the "Baltimore documents" and the so-called "Pumpkin Papers," microfilmed copies of government documents that Chambers claimed Hiss had given him for transmission to a Soviet spy network. (The film had briefly been hidden in a hollowed-out pumpkin on Chambers' Maryland farm.) On January 21, 1950, Alger Hiss was convicted in a second perjury trial. He was sentenced to five years in prison.

The Hiss case continues to be problematic and controversial more than a half century after the second trial. The trial record, with its many ambiguities, has been used by the Left and the Right as a prism for contested and conflicting interpretations of the Cold War and the McCarthy Period. The one thing that both sides agree on is that the Hiss case was a major watershed for post-war America, one of the key events that turned the country away from New Deal reform and towards the worldwide crusade against Communism, with all its consequences for United States foreign and domestic policy, civil liberties and civil rights. Debate about the Hiss case continues, in part because all sides of the political spectrum have interpreted it in light of their ideologies and world views, since there has never been any definitive confirmation of Chambers' allegations that Hiss gave him information to pass on to the Soviet Union. So far, neither the archives of the former Soviet Union, nor the so-called Venona dycrypts (the U.S. Army's wartime Signals Intelligence Service program to examine Soviet diplomatic information) have produced any records - with the possible exception of one somewhat puzzling Venona document referring to a Soviet undercover agent named "ALES" that some scholars interpret as a codename for Alger Hiss - that unambiguously link Hiss to Soviet espionage.

Alger Hiss served 44 months at the Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary and lost his license to practice law. In prison, he was assigned to work as a clerk in the storeroom, which required some physical labor and placed him under constant supervision. He often spent his spare time providing informal legal advice to fellow prisoners while they were working on appeals. Hiss was allowed to write three letters per week to designated correspondents that included his wife, Priscilla, his son, Tony, and his mother, Mary L. (Minnie) Hiss.

After Alger Hiss was released, on November 28, 1954, he had considerable difficulty finding a job. He found that college and secondary school administrators were afraid to offer him teaching positions. The New York publisher Alfred A. Knopf and the London publisher John Calder gave him a combined $10,000 advance for a book that he worked on for nearly three years. Hiss's book, published in 1957 under the title In The Court of Public Opinion, made the case for his innocence as it sought to discredit Whittaker Chambers' charges, which he had restated in a 1952 best-selling memoir, Witness. However, Hiss's book received mixed reviews and had only modest sales. Most reviewers saw the book as a dry and legalistic case for the defense. These critics clearly reflected the politics of the Cold War period and the then near-consensus that Alger Hiss was guilty as charged.

Hiss spent much of the rest of his life asserting his innocence and seeking evidence that would vindicate him. He and Priscilla separated in 1959, difficulties in their marriage having been exacerbated by the trials and their aftermath. Beginning in the mid-1950s, Hiss began to receive invitations to lecture about foreign policy and the Cold War on college campuses. His first lecture was at Princeton University in the spring of 1956 on the "Meaning of Geneva." Although there was considerable controversy surrounding this event and some prominent alumni demanded that the university cancel it, Princeton stood firm and defended Hiss's right to speak on campus. Shortly after this event, Hiss began looking for employment. At first he interviewed for positions as a free-lance journalist, but he found that no publisher would hire him. Eventually he found a job working for a small women's hair-comb manufacturer, Feathercombs, Inc., where he was put in charge of a corporate reorganization. However, when this did not work out as planned, he resigned. Nineteen hundred and fifty-nine was a particularly difficult year for Alger Hiss. The U.S. government passed a law denying him a pension and he lived largely off unemployment insurance. He finally found work as a salesman for a stationery company, Davison-Bluth, located on lower Fifth Avenue in New York City. He held this position until he retired in 1976.

As the political tide began to change in the 1960s and a new generation began to reexamine the Cold War period and the "red scare" from the perspective of the so-called New Left, Hiss's invitations to speak on college campuses increased dramatically. During these years he began proudly to identify himself once again with the New Deal and the liberal wing of the "Old Left." As the Vietnam War led many Americans to raise questions about the origins of the Cold War and its anti-Communist crusade, many began to reconsider the Hiss case. The American Civil Liberties Union filed suit to challenge the so-called "Hiss Act" that had denied Alger Hiss and other victims of the McCarthy Period government pensions. The United States Supreme Court declared this law to be unconstitutional in 1972. Three years later, the Massachusetts Bar Association restored Hiss's license to practice law. Around this time Hiss began working with Agnese N. Lindley (now Haury), whom he had met when she was working in the Publications Division of the Carnegie Endowment. Mrs. Lindley was in the process of setting up a foundation to support environmental, archeological and other causes and she asked Alger to join the Board of Trustees. The two worked closely together for nearly a decade.

In 1978, several years after Richard Nixon resigned the presidency, Hiss, on the basis of a successful Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, formally sought exoneration and attempted to reopen his case on the basis of new evidence he had received from FBI and other government files about FBI malfeasance, deceit and cover up. However, in 1983, after seven years of litigation, the Supreme Court refused to hear the case. After Priscilla Hiss's death in 1984, Hiss married Isabel Johnson. Hiss continued to search for new evidence in his case, working primarily with John Lowenthal, a former Rutgers University law professor and old friend. He also supported the investigations of journalist William A. Reuben, who spent 40 years writing an unpublished reanalysis of the case. Alger Hiss died in 1996, in New York City, still protesting his innocence.

The Alger Hiss case was a major watershed of the early Cold War period. It was certainly one of the key events that helped create the political climate for the "red scare." Hiss's public career embodied the reformist vision that linked Franklin Roosevelt's domestic agenda to an internationalist foreign policy. He sat right behind the President at the Yalta conference and thus became an obvious target for those on the Republican Right who claimed that Yalta sold out Eastern Europe to the Soviet Union. For many on the Left, Alger Hiss was a prominent example of the excesses of the McCarthy Period and a symbol of the Republican campaign to discredit the New Deal. It is unlikely, however, that historians or archivists will ever come up with a "smoking gun" that will convince everyone about Hiss's innocence or guilt. We believe that this microfilm edition of the Alger Hiss papers presents new materials that will make it possible for scholars and students for the first time to view Alger Hiss's life and career in their full and varied contexts (both political and personal) and thus gain a better understanding of the role that he played in the politics, culture and society of inter-war, World War II, and Cold War America.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection is comprised of correspondence, subject files and testimony including photocopies of materials from the Alger Hiss Defense Collection, Harvard Law School, Harvard University. Included in the collection is incoming and outgoing correspondence between Hiss family members (Alger, Anna, Donald, Priscilla, Isabel and Tony Hiss, Timothy Hobson and relatives of Priscilla Fansler Hiss), correspondence sent by Hiss to relatives while he was in prison (originals are at Harvard University) and correspondence from acquaintances and friends after Alger Hiss' death. Subject files pertain to the Hiss Case, including government reports and newspaper clippings, abstracts, book excerpts and memoranda. One large volume, the Crimea Conference Scrapbook, includes mimeographed bulletins and other documents pertaining to the Conference, newspaper clippings, photographs, correspondence and a poem by Dean Acheson addressed to Hiss and his colleagues. Approximately sixty-five photographs and one hundred and thirty slides document the Hiss family and events from the 1930s until 2001.

Two grand juries heard Hiss case testimony: the first indicted Hiss on the last day of its existence (December 15, 1948). The second grand jury, empaneled December 16, 1948, continued to question Chambers and other Hiss case witnesses. Seven volumes of transcripts of the grand jury proceedings-from July 1947 through May 1949-were released to the public in 1999 by the National Archives after the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ordered their release in response to a Public Citizen Litigation Group petition filed on Dec. 15, 1998. Public Citizen represented Bruce Craig when he sued the federal government ( Craig v. USA) for the release of Harry Dexter White's secret grand jury testimony given during the government's investigation into communist and internal subversion. Craig and the litigants won their case resulting in unsealing the White grand jury testimony and other Hiss grand jury related materials. The transcripts consist of approximately 4,000 pages of testimony from a list of witnesses that included Richard Nixon, Alger Hiss, Whittaker Chambers, Harry Dexter White, Congressman Karl E. Mundt, and others.

Arrangement

Folders arranged chronologically in Series I and VI. Folders arranged alphabetically by topic in Series II, IV, V and VII.

The files are grouped into seven series:

Series I: Correspondence, 1913-2004

Series II: Subject Files, 1892-2003

Series III: Crimea Conference Scrapbook, 1945

Series IV: Non-Microfilmed Correspondence and Subject Files, 1931-2003

Series V: Non-Microfilmed Correspondence and Subject Files from the Alger Hiss Collection at Harvard University, Photocopies, 1934-2000

Series VI: Grand Jury Testimony, 1947-1949

Series VII: Photographs, circa 1906-2001

Folders arranged chronologically in Series I. Folders arranged alphabetically by topic in Series II, IV and V.

The files are grouped into five series:

Missing Title

  1. I, Correspondence, 1913-2004.
  2. II, Subject Files, 1892-2003.
  3. III, Crimea Conference Scrapbook, 1945.
  4. IV, Non-Microfilmed Correspondence and Subject Files, 1931-2003.
  5. V, Materials from the Alger Hiss Collection at Harvard University, Photocopies, 1934-2000.
  6. VI, Grand Jury Testimony, 1947-1949.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Craig, R. Bruce.
  • Hiss, Priscilla Fansler
  • Hiss, Tony.
  • Kisseloff, Jeff
  • Lockwood, Agnese Nelms
  • Mundt, Karl E.
  • Navasky, Victor S.
  • Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994
  • Lowenthal, John, 1925-2003
  • White, Harry Dexter, 1892-1948
  • Volkogonov, Dmitri Antonovich.
  • Smith, John Chabot.
  • Weinstein, Allen
  • Chambers, Whittaker
  • Rabinowitz, Victor
  • Reuben, William A.

Document Type

  • Personal papers.
  • Drafts (documents)
  • Correspondence.
  • Photographs.
  • Articles.
  • Legal documents.

Subject Organizations

  • United Nations
  • Communist Party of the United States of America

Subject Topics

  • Espionage, Soviet -- United States.

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

The Alger Hiss Papers were donated to the Tamiment Library by his son, Tony Hiss, in 2004 and 2005. Photographs from this collection were originally separated from the collection and established as the Alger Hiss Family Photographs (PHOTOS 243). These photographs were reincorporated in to the Alger Hiss Family Papers in 2014.

A folder of Alger Hiss/Noel Field microfiche was found in the repository in 2014. A rolled strip of 33mm negative film was found in the repository in 2014 and added to the collection in 2015.

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Any rights (including copyright and related rights to publicity and privacy) held by Alger Hiss name were transferred to New York University in 2004 by Tony Hiss. Permission to publish or reproduce materials in this collection must be secured from repository. Please contact tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu.

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date; Alger Hiss Family Papers; TAM 314; box number; folder number;
Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.

Related Archival Material

Related materials providing biographical information on Alger Hiss and information on the Hiss case can be found in the following collections in this repository (researchers must use microfilm where indicated):

Agnese Nelms Haury Papers, TAM 163 (Series 1, Boxes 1 and 2 on microfilm, Film R-7771D)

John Lowenthal Papers, TAM 190 (Series 1, Boxes 1-5 on microfilm, Film R-7771C)

William A. Reuben Papers, TAM 289 (Series 1, Box 1 on microfilm, Film R-7771E)

The microfilmed portion of the Alger Hiss Family Papers, TAM 314 (Series I, Boxes 1-3; Series II, Boxes 4-5; and Series III, Box 6) and the microfilmed portions of several other collections related to Alger Hiss at this repository form the microfilm edition of the Papers of Alger Hiss (comprised of Film R-7771B, R-7771C, R-7771D, and R-7771E). A published guide to the Papers of Alger Hiss microfilm edition is available at this repository (call number REF E743.5.H55 P38 2006).

The Alger Hiss Defense Collection housed at the Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University consists of 115 boxes of materials amassed by Hiss's lawyers and additional materials related to Hiss's defense donated by Hiss researchers and supporters. The first three series of the Alger Hiss Defense Collection (Hiss Defense Files Series I, Hiss Defense Files Series II, and Hiss-Chambers Subject Files) are available at this repository on microfilm (Film R-7771A) and have an associated published guide (call number REF E743.5.H55 P37 2006). Materials excluded from the microfilm are available to researchers who use the collection on site at the Harvard Law School Library at Harvard University.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Series 1, Boxes 1-3; Series 2, Boxes 4-5; and Series 3, Box 6 of the collection are available on microfilm (Film R-7771B) for use in this repository only. Researchers must use microfilm for this portion of the collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Tony Hiss in 2004; additional materials were donated in 2005 and found in the repository in 2014 and 2015. The accession numbers associated with this collection are 2004.003, 2004.012, NPA.2007.013, and 2014.135.

Processing Information

Photographs separated from this collection during processing were established as a separate collection, the Alger Hiss Family Photographs (PHOTOS 243). In 2014, the photograph collection was reincorporated into the Alger Hiss Family Papers (TAM 314).

Existence and Location of Originals

The originals of photocopied material in Series I and V can be found in the Alger Hiss Defense Collection housed at the Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.

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Container List

Series I: Correspondence, 1913-2004

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Correspondence (Letters and Fragments)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Correspondence
1913
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Correspondence
1916
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Correspondence
1918
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Correspondence
1924
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Correspondence
1929
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Correspondence
[1929]
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Correspondence
1930
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Correspondence
Jul 1931-Sep 1931
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Correspondence
Oct 1931-Nov 1931
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Correspondence
Dec 1931
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Correspondence
1932
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Correspondence
1933
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Correspondence
1934
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Correspondence
1935
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Correspondence
1938
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Correspondence
1939
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Correspondence
1940
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Correspondence
1941
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Correspondence
1942
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Correspondence
1943
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Correspondence
Jan 1944-Jul 1944
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Correspondence
Aug 2, 1944-Aug 13, 1944
Box: 1 Folder : 24 Correspondence
Aug 14, 1994-Aug 31, 1994
Box: 1 Folder : 25 Correspondence
Sep 1944
Box: 1 Folder : 26 Correspondence
Oct 1944-Dec 1944
Box: 1 Folder : 27 Correspondence
Jan 1945-May 1945
Box: 1 Folder : 28 Correspondence
Jun 1945-Aug 1945
Box: 1 Folder : 29 Correspondence
Sep 1945-Dec 1945
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Correspondence
Jan 1946-Jul 1946
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Correspondence
Aug 1946-Nov 1946
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Correspondence
Dec 1946
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Correspondence
Jan 1947-Mar 1947
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Correspondence
Apr 1947-May 1947
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Correspondence
Jun 1947-Dec 1947
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Correspondence
undated , May 1948-Aug 1948
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Correspondence
Sep 1948-Dec 1948
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Correspondence
1949
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Correspondence
Jun 1950-Jul 1950
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Correspondence
Aug 1950-Dec 1950
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Correspondence
Jan 1951-May 1951
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Correspondence
Jun 1951-Sep 1951
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Correspondence
Oct 1951-Dec 1951
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Correspondence
Jan 1952-Apr 1952
Box: 2 Folder : 16 Correspondence
May 1952-Aug 1952
Box: 2 Folder : 17 Correspondence
Sep 1952-Dec 1952
Box: 2 Folder : 18 Correspondence
Jan 1953-Mar 1953
Box: 2 Folder : 19 Correspondence
Apr 1953-Jun 1953
Box: 2a Folder : 1 Correspondence
Jul 1953-Sep 1953
Box: 2a Folder : 2 Correspondence
Oct 1953-Dec 1953
Box: 2a Folder : 3 Correspondence
Jan 1954-Mar 1954
Box: 2a Folder : 4 Correspondence
Apr 1954-Jul 1954
Box: 2a Folder : 5 Correspondence
Aug 1954-Dec 1954
Box: 2a Folder : 6 Correspondence
1955
Box: 2a Folder : 7 Correspondence
1956
Box: 2a Folder : 8 Correspondence
1957
Box: 2a Folder : 9 Correspondence
1958
Box: 2a Folder : 10 Correspondence
Jan 1959-Jul 1959
Box: 2a Folder : 11 Correspondence
Aug 1959-Dec 1959
Box: 2a Folder : 12 Correspondence
1960
Box: 2a Folder : 13 Correspondence
1961
Box: 2a Folder : 14 Correspondence
1962
Box: 2a Folder : 15 Correspondence
1963
Box: 2a Folder : 16 Correspondence
1964
Box: 2a Folder : 17 Correspondence
1965
Box: 2a Folder : 18 Correspondence
1966
Box: 2a Folder : 19 Correspondence
1967
Box: 2a Folder : 20 Correspondence
1968
Box: 2a Folder : 21 Correspondence
1969
Box: 2a Folder : 22 Correspondence
1970
Box: 2a Folder : 23 Correspondence
1971
Box: 2a Folder : 24 Correspondence
1972
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Correspondence
1973
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Correspondence
1974
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Correspondence
1975
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Correspondence
1976
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Correspondence
1977
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Correspondence
1978
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Correspondence
1979
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Correspondence
1980
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Correspondence
1981
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Correspondence
1983
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Correspondence
1984
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Correspondence
1985
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Correspondence
1986
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Correspondence
1988
Box: 3 Folder : 15 Correspondence
1989
Box: 3 Folder : 16 Correspondence
1990
Box: 3 Folder : 17 Correspondence
1991
Box: 3 Folder : 18 Correspondence
1992
Box: 3 Folder : 19 Correspondence
1993
Box: 3 Folder : 20 Correspondence
1994
Box: 3 Folder : 21 Correspondence
1995
Box: 3 Folder : 22 Correspondence
Aug 1996-Sep 1996
Box: 3 Folder : 23 Correspondence
1998
Box: 3 Folder : 24 Correspondence
1999
Box: 3 Folder : 25 Correspondence
2003-2004

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Series II: Subject Files, 1892-2003

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Alger Hiss and the Panama Canal Zone (typescript)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Bowie, F.M.: United States Department of Agriculture, Memorandum to Miss Phillips
Jan 1934
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
1947-1948
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Chabot Smith, John: Alger Hiss: The True Story
1975-1976 , 1978
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Chambers, Whittaker
undated , 1979 , 1984-1988
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Choate, Hall and Stewart: Illegality of Plaintiff's Business as Defense in a Triple Damage Suit (Raytheon Case)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Choate, Hall and Stewart: Memorandum for Mr. Nash Re: Establishment of Cambridge School at Weston
Nov 25, 1930
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Cleland, Thomas Maitland: Graphic Designer/Printer
1959-1960
Box: 4 Folder : 9 The Cold War and the Constitution - Chapter XXIII (unidentified typescript)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Jordan-Lyman Company Inc. v. Samuel Rottenburg
Oct 1930-Nov 1930
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Natalie M. Steene v. General Office Equipment Corporation
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Contra-Hiss: Articles/Clippings
1971 , 1976 , 1992-1998
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Correspondence: General
1930s-1960s
Box: 4 Folder : 14 Correspondence: General
1970s-1990s
Box: 4 Folder : 15 Cotton, Franklin, Wright and Gordon: Memorandum Re: RCA v. Cable Radio Tube Corporation
Jan 4, 1933
Box: 4 Folder : 16 Fansler, Thomas: Autobiography, "A True Story of an Illinois Farmer" (typescript)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 17 Fansler, Thomas: Elected Evanston, Illinois City Treasurer
Apr 22, 1892
Box: 4 Folder : 18 Faulk, John Henry
1960 , 1978
Box: 4 Folder : 19 Federal Bureau of Investigation: Forged Typed Evidence (excerpt from unidentified book)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 20 Federal Prisons: Articles and Pamphlets, Photocopied
1936 , 1942-1960s , 1990-1991
Box: 4 Folder : 21 Field, Richard: Report to Contributors to the Defense Fund for Alger Hiss
Feb 17, 1950
Box: 4 Folder : 22 Geismar, Maxwell: Letter to the New York Review of Booksre: Chambers
Apr 21, 1975
Box: 4 Folder : 23 Haggerty, James C.: Statement Regarding Hiss and Nixon
Nov 18, 1962
Box: 4 Folder : 24 Hellman, Lillian
1974
Box: 4 Folder : 25 Halper, Albert: "Whittaker Chambers on 14th Street," from Good-bye to Union Square
1970
Box: 4 Folder : 26 Hiss, Alger: American Bar Association, Membership Card
Jan 27, 1947
Box: 4 Folder : 27 Hiss, Alger: American Institute of Pacific Relations, Inc.
1948-1949
Box: 4 Folder : 28 Hiss, Alger: Annual Conference of the American Society for Public Administration
Mar 14, 1947-Mar 16, 1947
Box: 4 Folder : 29 Hiss, Alger: Appointments and Telephone Messages
1947-1949
Box: 4 Folder : 30 Hiss, Alger: Bank Pass Books
1900s-1940s
Box: 4 Folder : 31 Hiss, Alger: Biographical and Hiss Case
1924-1999
Box: 4 Folder : 32 Hiss, Alger: Calling Cards and Notes
undated , 1945-1947 , 1965
Box: 4 Folder : 33 Hiss, Alger: College Lecture Itineraries, Royce Carlton, Inc.
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 34 Hiss, Alger: College Lecture Itineraries, Royce Carlton, Inc.
1976-1982
Box: 4 Folder : 35 Hiss, Alger: Excerpts from Consent Decrees (typescript)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 36 Hiss, Alger: Foreign Policy Association, Membership Card
19448-1949
Box: 4 Folder : 37 Hiss, Alger: Fuel Oil Ration
Jul 1945
Box: 4 Folder : 38 Hiss, Alger: Handwritten Notes
undated , 1960s-1980s
Box: 4 Folder : 39 Hiss, Alger: International Student Identity Card
Apr 1929
Box: 4 Folder : 40 Hiss, Alger: Interview with Anthony Wedgwood Benn (BBC)
1963
Box: 4 Folder : 41 Hiss, Alger: Lectures/Speaking Engagements
undated , 1947
Box: 4 Folder : 42 Hiss, Alger: Meetings of the Committee to Make Recommendations as to the use of the Holmes' Bequest
1939 , 1941
Box: 4 Folder : 43 Hiss, Alger: Memoranda for Mr. Bundy
1930-1931
Box: 4 Folder : 44 Hiss, Alger: Memoranda for Mr. Gordon, Includes Handwritten Notes
1932-1933
Box: 4 Folder : 45 Hiss, Alger: Memoranda for Mr. Pengra
1930-1931
Box: 4 Folder : 46 Hiss, Alger: Memorandum, Cases on Conditions Precedent in Surety Bonds
Jan 16, 1931
Box: 4 Folder : 47 Hiss, Alger: Memorandum for Mr. Blair
Jan 18, 1933
Box: 4 Folder : 48 Hiss, Alger: Memorandum for Mr. Garfield
Nov 25, 1930
Box: 4 Folder : 49 Hiss, Alger: Memorandum for Mr. Hall, Includes Handwritten Notes
Nov 1930
Box: 4 Folder : 50 Hiss, Alger: Memorandum for Mr. Jenckes, Includes Handwritten Notes
Dec 9, 1930
Box: 4 Folder : 51 Hiss, Alger: Memorandum for Mr. Knowlton
Nov 15, 1930
Box: 4 Folder : 52 Hiss, Alger: Memorandum for Mr. Knowlton Re: Merchants National Bank of Boston, Handwritten Notes
Oct 29, 1930
Box: 4 Folder : 53 Hiss, Alger: Memorandum for Mr. Nash
May 1, 1931
Box: 4 Folder : 54 Hiss, Alger: Memorandum for Mr. C.C. Parlin
Jun 13, 1932
Box: 4 Folder : 55 Hiss, Alger: Memorandum for Mr. Proctor Re: John Healey Application for Naturalization
Nov 1930
Box: 4 Folder : 56 Hiss, Alger: Memorandum for Mr. Rand
1929-1930
Box: 4 Folder : 57 Hiss, Alger: Memorandum for Mr. Sherburne, Kelvinator Sales Corporation
Oct 30, 1930
Box: 4 Folder : 58 Hiss, Alger: Memorandum for Mr. Wentworth
Jan 5, 1930
Box: 4 Folder : 59 Hiss, Alger: Memorandum for Mr. Wentworth, Includes Handwritten Notes
Nov 1, 1930
Box: 4 Folder : 60 Hiss, Alger: Memorandum, U.S. v. RCA et al.
Nov 2, 1932
Box: 4 Folder : 61 Hiss, Alger: Memorandum, Walker v. Man
1931
Box: 4 Folder : 62 Hiss, Alger: Memorandum Re: Butter, Egg, Cheese and Poultry Industries (Pacific Coast), Handwritten Notes
Jul 7, 1927
Box: 4 Folder : 63 Hiss, Alger: Notice of Official Efficiency Rating
Jun 17, 1946
Box: 4 Folder : 64 Hiss, Alger: Obituaries
Nov 1996-Dec 1996
Box: 4 Folder : 65 Hiss, Alger: Office Memorandum, Accumulated Leave
Dec 13, 1946
Box: 4 Folder : 66 Hiss, Alger: Open Price Trade Association, Handwritten Notes
1925
Box: 4 Folder : 67 Hiss, Alger: Preliminary Memorandum Re: Torquay v. RCA et al.
Jan 24, 1933
Box: 4 Folder : 68 Hiss, Alger: Promissory Note and Guaranty to Mrs. Mary L. Hiss
Feb 1, 1949
Box: 4 Folder : 69 Hiss, Alger: Readmission to Massachusetts State Bar
1974-1975
Box: 4 Folder : 70 Hiss, Alger: Statement of Duties
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 71 Hiss, Alger: Statement Made under Oath before the House Committee on Un-American Activities
Aug 5, 1948
Box: 4 Folder : 72 Hiss, Alger: Statements
undated , Mar 18, 1976
Box: 4 Folder : 73 Hiss, Alger: Travel Vouchers
1944-1946
Box: 4 Folder : 74 Hiss, Alger: Vaccination Records
1945
Box: 4 Folder : 75 Hiss, Alger: Various Legal Cases (Notes)
1925
Box: 4 Folder : 76 Court Cases: "Excerpts from Leading Cases Applicable to Issues in the Case of US vs. RCA et al." [Misfiled during Microfilming]
Nov 4, 1932
Box: 4 Folder : 77 Hiss, Alger: Writings
1973 , 1988
Box: 4 Folder : 78 Hiss, Anna: Defense Stamp Album
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 79 Hiss, Philip Hanson, Jr.
Feb 28, 1913
Box: 4 Folder : 80 Hiss, Tony: Hand-written Notes
undated , 1988 , 1996-1998
Box: 4 Folder : 81 Hiss, Tony: Harvard College
Jun 21, 1960
Box: 4 Folder : 82 Hiss, Tony: Laughing Last, Invitation
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 83 Hiss, Tony: New Yorkerarticle, "My Father's Honor"
1992
Box: 4 Folder : 84 Hiss, Tony: New Yorkerarticle, "My Father's Honor" (Correspondence Re:)
Nov 1992-Dec 1992
Box: 4 Folder : 85 Hiss, Tony: The View from Alger's Window(edited typescript)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 86 Hiss, Tony: War Ration Books
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 87 Hiss, Tony: Writings
1973 , 1996 , 1999
Box: 4 Folder : 88 Hiss Case: Clippings
1950 , 1970-1977 , 1980
Box: 4 Folder : 89 Hiss Case: Clippings
1982 , 1988 , 1992-1993
Box: 4 Folder : 90 Hiss Case: Clippings
1996 , 1998
Box: 4 Folder : 91 Hiss Case: "Pumpkin Papers"
1975-1976
Box: 4 Folder : 92 Hiss Case: Reopening of
1971-1983 , 1998-1999
Box: 4 Folder : 93 Hiss Case: Theater and Television
1976 , 1984-1985 , 1993
Box: 4 Folder : 94 Hiss Case: "Trial by Perjury: A New Look at the Case Which Ruined the Life of Alger Hiss" (2pp. typescript)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 95 Hiss Case: Typewriter
1959
Box: 4 Folder : 96 Hiss, Donald
1962
Box: 4 Folder : 97 Hiss Family: Memorabilia/Ephemera
undated , 1933-1949 , 1963
Box: 4 Folder : 98 Hiss, Mary L.: Estate of
1958
Box: 4 Folder : 99 Hiss, Mike: "Hiss Named Top Rookie by United States Auto Club"
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 100 Hiss, Priscilla Fansler
1942-1968
Box: 4 Folder : 101 Hobson, Laura Z.
1976
Box: 4 Folder : 102 Hobson, Timothy: Subpoena and Summons
Aug 1948 , Dec 1948
Box: 4 Folder : 103 Huberman, Leo: Statement Regarding Alger Hiss
May 5, 1959
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Lake, Anthony
1997
Box: 5 Folder : 2 La Pointe, Terrance: "An Open Letter to and about Alger Hiss"
May 17, 1977
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Levine, David
Apr 25, 1965
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Lewisburg Prison: Images (photocopies)
undated , Jul 1947 , Oct 1947
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Lowenthal, John
1970
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Lowenthal, John: Funeral and Obituaries
Sep 2003-Nov 2003
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Lowenthal, John: Interview with Ella Winter
Feb 6, 1969
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Maltz, Albert
1977
Box: 5 Folder : 9 McGovern, George: "Nixon and Historical Memory"
Mar 1996
Box: 5 Folder : 10 McLaughlin, Donal
Jan 17, 1997
Box: 5 Folder : 11 Murphy, Robert C.: "The Hiss Case: Insights"
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 12 National Emergency Civil Liberties Foundation: Hiss Case, Statements
1975 , 1978 , 1983
Box: 5 Folder : 13 Navasky, Victor
Nov 1996-Dec 1996
Box: 5 Folder : 14 O'Dwyer, Paul
1975
Box: 5 Folder : 15 O'Dwyer, Paul: Manuscript for Simon and Schuster, Draft Pages
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 16 One World, A Forum of Federalist Opinion: "L'Affaire Hiss" (pamphlet)
Feb 1963
Box: 5 Folder : 17 Poem: "Supplement to Reorganization Order…" (Humorous Farewell to Alger Hiss)
1946
Box: 5 Folder : 18 Proposal for Private Meetings on Foreign Policy
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 19 Reuben, William A.
undated , 1975 , 1984-1996
Box: 5 Folder : 20 Roosevelt, Eleanor
undated , 1946 , 1957
Box: 5 Folder : 21 Salant, Steven W.: Interview with Donald T. Appell
Sep 24, 1974
Box: 5 Folder : 22 Stryker, Paul Lloyd: Clipping (annotated)
[Aug 1995]
Box: 5 Folder : 23 Supreme Court, New York County: Radio Corporation of America v. Cable Radio Tube Corporation
1932
Box: 5 Folder : 24 Syracuse University: The Maxwell Graduate School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
May 17, 1947
Box: 5 Folder : 25 Tanenhaus, Sam
1997-1998
Box: 5 Folder : 26 Theoharis, Athan: Article on Hiss case ( Intellect Magazine)
Sep 1975-Oct 1975
Box: 5 Folder : 27 Unger, Craig: "Wright or Wrong" ( The Real Paper)
Oct 3, 1973
Box: 5 Folder : 28 Unidentified Typescript: Alger Hiss as a Salesman
Apr 11, 1962
Box: 5 Folder : 29 United Nations
undated , Jun 1944-Jul 1944 , 1985-1995
Box: 5 Folder : 30 United Nations: Conference and Secretariat Personnel
Apr 1945-Jun 1945
Box: 5 Folder : 31 United Nations: Conference, Charts
undated , May 5, 1945
Box: 5 Folder : 32 United Nations: Conference, Hiss Schedule
May 1945-Jun 1945
Box: 5 Folder : 33 United Nations: Conference, Proposed Rules of Procedure
Apr 20, 1945
Box: 5 Folder : 34 United Nations: Conference on International Organization
Jun 1945
Box: 5 Folder : 35 United Nations: Conference, Per Diem and Hotel Expenses
Apr 1945-Jun 1945
Box: 5 Folder : 36 United Nations: Draft Report from the Coordination Committee to the Executive Committee
[1945]
Box: 5 Folder : 37 United Nations: U.S. Activity toward Establishment of International Organizations
Apr 17, 1947
Box: 5 Folder : 38 United States Department of Justice: "Federal Offenders, 1932-1933"
1934
Box: 5 Folder : 39 United States District Court, Southern District of New York: F.J. Rooney Lamp Company v. Radio Corporation of America
1933
Box: 5 Folder : 40 United States District Court, Southern District of New York: Hugo Cohn v. Cities Service Company
Jan 30, 1930
Box: 5 Folder : 41 United States Government: Office Memorandum, Positions in the Rockefeller Foundation
May 29, 1946
Box: 5 Folder : 42 Venona Documents, about
1992-1993 , 1996
Box: 5 Folder : 43 Volkogonov, Dmitri
1992-1993 , 1995-1996
Box: 5 Folder : 44 Vonnegut, Kurt
Mar 7, 1999
Box: 5 Folder : 45 Weinstein, Allen
undated , 1976
Box: 5 Folder : 46 Wishnatsky, Martin: "The State Department" with Hiss's Annotations
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 47 Zeligs, Meyer
1960-1967

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Series III: Crimea Conference Scrapbook, 1945

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Crimea Conference [aka Yalta Conference]: Scrapbook (Note: R-7771B/13 Begins Here)
Feb 1945

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Series IV: Non-Microfilmed Correspondence and Subject Files, 1931-2003

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 1 The Alger Hiss Story: Website
2000
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Anna Hiss Women's Gymnasium, University of Texas at Austin: Controversy, re:
1989-1993
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Barnum, Thomas J.: "Isaac Don Levine, The Key Man Behind the Hiss Case" (notes)
Jan 16, 1962
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Carnegie Institution of Washington: Percent Fluctuations of Dividends
May 1947
Box: 7 Folder : 5 Cleland, Thomas Maitland
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 6 Cleland, Thomas Maitland: "Progress in the Graphic Arts" signed "For my friend Alger Hiss with warm regard and great respect"
Dec 1959
Box: 7 Folder : 6a Correspondence
1951 , 1958
Box: 7 Folder : 6b Correspondence
1959-1960
Box: 7 Folder : 7 Correspondence
Nov 1, 1996-Nov 17, 1996
Box: 7 Folder : 8 Correspondence
Nov 18, 1996
Box: 7 Folder : 9 Correspondence
Nov 19, 1996-Nov 20, 1996
Box: 7 Folder : 10 Correspondence
Nov 21, 1996-Nov 24, 1996
Box: 7 Folder : 11 Correspondence
Nov 25, 1996-Nov 30, 1996
Box: 7 Folder : 12 Correspondence
Dec 1996
Box: 7 Folder : 13 Correspondence
Dec 1997 - Nov 1998 , 2005
Box: 7 Folder : 14 Council on Foreign Relations: By-Laws
Jan 1945
Box: MS002 Hiss, Alger: Field, Noel Documents
1986-1988
Box: 7 Folder : 15 Hiss, Alger: Funeral, re:
Dec 1996
Box: 7 Folder : 15a Hiss, Alger: Interview with James S. Sutterlin (Photocopy of an original in the United Nations Archives)
Feb 13, 1990; Oct 11, 1990
Box: 7 Folder : 15b Hiss, Alger: Interview with Isabel Grossner (photocopy of an original from Columbia University Oral History Research Office)
1969
Box: 7 Folder : 15c Hiss, Alger: Interview with Timmerman Daughtery (Correspondence) (Includes correspondence from Alger Hiss)
1979-1989 , 2007
Box: 7 Folder : 16 Hiss, Alger: "The Pumpkin Papers Introduced and Explained" ( The Real World)
Feb 1976-Mar 1976
Box: 7 Folder : 16a Hiss, Alger: "Reminiscences of Alger Hiss," oral history conducted by Edward Robb Ellis (photocopy of an original from Columbia University Oral History Research Office)
1975-1983
Box: 7 Folder : 17 Hiss Case: Government's Exhibits Received in Evidence
1949
Box: 7 Folder : 18 Hiss Case: In Re: Alger Hiss, Coram Nobis
1978 , 2001
Box: 7 Folder : 19 Hiss Family: Biographical Information
1940s-1990s
Box: 7 Folder : 20 Hiss, Tony: FBI, FOIA, and Prison Research re: Alger Hiss
1930s , 1990s
Box: 7A Folder : 1 Hiss, Tony: The New Yorker, Correspondence, re:
1998-1999
Box: 7A Folder : 2 Hiss, Tony: Prison History
1992-1993
Box: 7A Folder : 3 Johnson, Gerald: New Republic Article (Abbreviation)
Apr 16, 1962
Box: 7A Folder : 4 Legislative History of Title I of the Agricultural Adjustment Act
undated
Box: 7A Folder : 5 Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946
1946
Box: 7A Folder : 6 Levin, David: Forms of Uncertainty: Essays in Historical Criticism, Chapter re: Hiss (Book Excerpt)
1992
Box: 7A Folder : 7 Levine, Isaac Don: Biographical Information
undated
Box: 7A Folder : 8 Lewin, John Henry: "The Associated Press Decision-An Extension of the Sherman Act?" (signed) ( University of Chicago Law Review)
Apr 1946
Box: 7A Folder : 9 Lippman, Walter: "The Tennessee Case," (clipping)
1962
Box: 7A Folder : 10 Lowenthal, John: "Venona and Alger Hiss" ( Intelligence and National Security)
2000
Box: 7A Folder : 11 Mischler, Amy: Alger Hiss Term Paper
1997
Box: 7A Folder : 12 Moore, Ben T.: "1945" (typescript)
undated
Box: 7A Folder : 13 New York State Bar Association: Report of the Committee on International Law
Jan 24, 1947-Jan 24, 1947
Box: 7A Folder : 14 Preparation of Clause 9 Triple Damage Cases
Oct 1, 1929
Box: 7A Folder : 15 Room 3603 and Witness: Book Excerpts
1952 , 1962
Box: 7A Folder : 16 Russell, Jessica: The Press and Alger Hiss(abstract)
Aug 1975
Box: 7A Folder : 17 Savoy, Prew: Philadelphia Retail Meat Dealers Association, Philadelphia (speech)
Nov 20, 1933
Box: 7A Folder : 18 Tiger, Edith: Correspondence, re: Alger Hiss
1996-1997
Box: 7A Folder : 19 United Nations: Conference and Secretariat Personnel
Apr 1945-May 1945
Box: 7A Folder : 20 United States Department of Agriculture: Memorandum to Chester C. Davis, Administrator
Feb 4, 1935
Box: 7A Folder : 21 Vassiliev, Alexander: Court Case
Jun 2003
Box: 7A Folder : 22 Volkogonov, Dmitry: Controversy
1992
Box: 7A Folder : 23 Wheelock, Charles H.: Agreement and Declaration (Property Ownership)
1931
Box: 7A Folder : 24 Whitemore, Hugh: Alger Hiss Project, First of Three Films [missing or misplaced as of 7/2/2010]
undated

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Series V: Non-Microfilmed Correspondence and Subject Files from the Alger Hiss Collection at Harvard University, Photocopies, 1934-2000

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Correspondence
1910s-1940s
Box: 9 Folder : 1 Correspondence
1960
Box: 9 Folder : 2 Correspondence
1961
Box: 9 Folder : 3 Correspondence
1962
Box: 9 Folder : 4 Correspondence
1963
Box: 9 Folder : 5 Correspondence
1964
Box: 9 Folder : 6 Correspondence
[1965]
Box: 9 Folder : 7 Correspondence
1965
Box: 9 Folder : 8 Correspondence
1966
Box: 9 Folder : 9 Correspondence
1967
Box: 9 Folder : 10 Correspondence
1968
Box: 9 Folder : 11 Correspondence
1969
Box: 9 Folder : 12 Correspondence
1970
Box: 9 Folder : 13 Correspondence
1971
Box: 9 Folder : 14 Correspondence
1972
Box: 9 Folder : 15 Correspondence
[1973]
Box: 9 Folder : 16 Correspondence
Jan 1963-Mar 1963
Box: 9 Folder : 17 Correspondence
Apr 1963-Jul 1963
Box: 9 Folder : 18 Correspondence
Aug 1973-Dec 1973
Box: 9 Folder : 19 Correspondence
Jan 1974-Mar 1974
Box: 9 Folder : 20 Correspondence
Apr 1974-Jul 1974
Box: 9 Folder : 21 Correspondence
Aug 1974-Dec 1974
Box: 10 Folder : 1 Correspondence
[1975]
Box: 10 Folder : 2 Correspondence
Jan 1975-Mar 1975
Box: 10 Folder : 3 Correspondence
Apr 1975-Jun 1975
Box: 10 Folder : 4 Correspondence
Jul 1975-Sep 1975
Box: 10 Folder : 5 Correspondence
Oct 1975-Dec 1975
Box: 10 Folder : 6 Correspondence
[1976]
Box: 10 Folder : 7 Correspondence
Jan 1976-Mar 1976
Box: 10 Folder : 8 Correspondence
Apr 1976-Jun 1976
Box: 10 Folder : 9 Correspondence
Aug 1976-Dec 1976
Box: 10 Folder : 10 Correspondence
Jan 1977-May 1977
Box: 10 Folder : 11 Correspondence
Jun 1977-Dec 1977
Box: 10 Folder : 12 Correspondence
[1978]
Box: 10 Folder : 13 Correspondence
Jan 1978-May 1978
Box: 10 Folder : 14 Correspondence
Jul 1978-Dec 1978
Box: 10 Folder : 15 Correspondence
[1979]
Box: 10 Folder : 16 Correspondence
Jan 1979-May 1979
Box: 10 Folder : 17 Correspondence
Jun 1979-Dec 1979
Box: 10 Folder : 18 Correspondence
[1980]
Box: 10 Folder : 19 Correspondence
Jan 1980-May 1980
Box: 10 Folder : 20 Correspondence
Jun 1980-Dec 1980
Box: 10 Folder : 21 Correspondence
[1981]
Box: 10 Folder : 22 Correspondence
Jan 1981-Mar 1981
Box: 10 Folder : 23 Correspondence
Apr 1981-Jul 1981
Box: 10 Folder : 24 Correspondence
1982
Box: 10 Folder : 25 Correspondence
1983
Box: 10 Folder : 26 Correspondence
1984
Box: 11 Folder : 1 Fansler Family Tree
2000
Box: 11 Folder : 2 Hiss, Alger: FBI File (Redacted)
1940s-1950s
Box: 11 Folder : 3 Hiss, Alger: Fletcher and Weslar Cases
1936
Box: 11 Folder : 4 Hiss, Alger: Handwritten Notes
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 5 Hiss, Alger: Handwritten Notes
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 6 Hiss, Alger: Henry Carter, re:
1936-1937
Box: 11 Folder : 7 Hiss, Alger: International Trade Acts and Agreements
1934-1936
Box: 11 Folder : 8 Hiss, Alger: International Trade Duties
1936-1937 , 1940
Box: 11 Folder : 9 Hiss, Alger: International Trade/Tariffs
1936-1939
Box: 11 Folder : 10 Hiss, Alger: League of Nations
1930s
Box: 12 Folder : 1 Hiss, Alger: Manuscripts, re:
1960s-1980s
Box: 12 Folder : 2 Hiss, Alger: Maritime Agreements
1910s-1930s
Box: 12 Folder : 3 Hiss, Alger: Memoranda
1930s
Box: 12 Folder : 4 Hiss, Alger: Petroleum and Natural Resources Policy
1942-1943
Box: 12 Folder : 5 Hiss, Alger: The Philippines, re:
1942-1943
Box: 12 Folder : 6 Hiss, Alger: Presentations, re:
1960s
Box: 12 Folder : 7 Hiss, Alger: Prison Record and Penitentiaries
1940s-1950s
Box: 12 Folder : 8 Hiss, Alger: Robert Johnson, re:
1937-1938
Box: 12 Folder : 9 Hiss, Alger: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the Solicitor General
1930s
Box: 12 Folder : 10 Hiss, Alger: Writings
1960s
Box: 12 Folder : 11 Hobson, Timothy: Correspondence
1951-1979
Box: 12 Folder : 12 U.S. Department of State: Division of Trade Agreements
1930s
Box: 12 Folder : 13 Zeligs, Meyer: Correspondence
1961-1967

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Series VI: Grand Jury Testimony, 1947-1949

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 1 Grand Jury Testimony, Index
1947-1949
Box: 13 Folder : 2 Grand Jury Testimony, pp. 849-887
Jul 22, 1947
Box: 13 Folder : 3 Grand Jury Testimony, pp. 967-1001
Jul 31, 1947-Nov 24, 1947
Box: 13 Folder : 4 Grand Jury Testimony, pp. 2425-2559
Nov 24, 1947-Nov 25, 1947
Box: 13 Folder : 5 Grand Jury Testimony, pp. 2560-2755 (Includes Alger Hiss)
Dec 3, 1947-Mar 25, 1949
Box: 13 Folder : 6 Grand Jury Testimony, pp. 2756-2995 (Includes Harry Dexter White)
Mar 30, 1948-Apr 7, 1948
Box: 13 Folder : 7 Grand Jury Testimony, pp. 2996-3500
Apr 7, 1948
Box: 13 Folder : 8 Grand Jury Testimony, pp. 3501-3718 (Includes Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss)
Dec 6, 1948-Dec 8, 1948
Box: 13 Folder : 9 Grand Jury Testimony, pp. 3719-3981 (Includes Alger and Priscilla Hiss)
Dec 8, 1948-Dec 10, 1948
Box: 13 Folder : 10 Grand Jury Testimony, pp. 3982-4126 (Includes Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss)
Dec 10, 1948-Dec 13, 1948
Box: 13 Folder : 11 Grand Jury Testimony, pp. 4127-4433 (Includes Alger Hiss and Richard Nixon)
Dec 13, 1948-Dec 14, 1948
Box: 13 Folder : 12 Grand Jury Testimony, pp. 4434-4701 (Includes Whittaker Chambers)
Dec 15, 1948-Dec 20, 1948
Box: 13 Folder : 1 Grand Jury Testimony, pp. 4702-4987 (Includes Whittaker Chambers)
Dec 21, 1948-Jan 4, 1949
Box: 14 Folder : 2 Grand Jury Testimony, pp. 4988-5217
Jan 4, 1949-Jan 11, 1949
Box: 14 Folder : 3 Grand Jury Testimony, pp. 5218-5458 (Includes Whittaker Chambers)
Jan 11, 1949-Jan 19, 1949
Box: 14 Folder : 4 Grand Jury Testimony, pp. 5459-5722 (Includes Whittaker Chambers)
Jan 19, 1949-Jan 26, 1949
Box: 14 Folder : 5 Grand Jury Testimony, pp. 5723-6051 (Includes Whittaker Chambers)
Jan 26, 1949-Feb 9, 1949
Box: 14 Folder : 6 Grand Jury Testimony, pp. 6052-6277 (Includes Whittaker Chambers)
Feb 9, 1949-Feb 15, 1949
Box: 14 Folder : 7 Grand Jury Testimony, pp. 6278-6453
Feb 17, 1949
Box: 14 Folder : 8 Grand Jury Testimony, pp. 7023-7209
Apr 12, 1949-Apr 19, 1949
Box: 14 Folder : 9 Grand Jury Testimony, pp. 7241-7429 (Includes Representative Karl E. Mundt and Richard Nixon)
May 5, 1949-May 17, 1949

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Series VII: Photographs, circa 1906-2001

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 15 Folder : 1 Family Portraits
circa 1906-1952; undated
Box: 15 Negatives: Strip of 35mm negative film (still)
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 2 Portraits
1971-1978; undated
Box: 15 Folder : 3 Postcards: Carrington House (Rhode Island School of Design)
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 4 Slides: Hiss; Lowenthal
1965-1971
Box: 15 Folder : 5 Slides: Hiss Lecture
1967
Box: 15 Folder : 6 Website Launch: "Alger Hiss Story"
Mar 21, 2001
Box: MSOS006 Folder : 1 Website Launch: "Alger Hiss Story" Display I
Mar 21, 2001
Box: MSOS006 Folder : 2 Website Launch: "Alger Hiss Story" Display II
Mar 21, 2001

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