JK - Political institutions and public administration - United States
JS - Local government
JZ - International relations
K - Law
KF - Law of the United States
Politics, policy and government print resources
Special Collections collects broadly in the subject areas of politics, policy, and government. Imprints include monographs, serial publications, and printed ephemera which complement our manuscript and archival collections. Special Collections is also home to the Delaware Collection, a constantly-evolving collection which strives to document all aspects of history and life in Delaware from the prehistoric period and earliest plans for settlement by the Swedes in 1624 to contemporary life. The collection includes the history, culture, domestic, business, and social aspects of Delaware as documented in monographs, serial publications, and printed ephemera.
Any resource in the Delaware Collection will display the location information "Special Collections - Delaware Collection Non-Circulating DEL."
John J. Williams (1904-88), a chicken-feed dealer from Sussex County, Delaware, had no previous political experience when he was elected to the U.S. Senate as a Republican in 1946. To the amazement of Washington insiders, Williams emerged as an important advocate for fiscal probity and integrity in government.The book examines Williams's involvement in the country's poultry industry from its beginnings during the 1920s through the turbulent World War II years when Sussex poultry producers tangled with federal government officials from the Office of Price Administration and the U.S. Army. -- Excerpt from book jacket.
George Strausser Messersmith (1883-1960) was a favorite of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the quintessential New Deal diplomat. A voluble, courageous, and indefatigable man, his remarkable career took him to ten posts on three continents. Figuring prominently in European and Latin American policy, his influence also reached the State Department. His life was a crusade for political and economic democracy both at home and abroad. Originally published in 1987.
This book is part of the Special Collections reference collection.