AIKEN, George David, 1892-1984

Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

Guide to Research Collections

Broadcast Pioneers Library
University of Maryland Hornbake Library
College Park, MD
Papers: 17 audiotapes (1961-1974) in Westinghouse Broadcasting Company collection, 1945-1981.

Columbia University
Oral History Project
New York, NY
Oral History: 1967. 31 pages. Part of the Eisenhower administration project. Topics include agricultural policies from late 1940s through 1950s and impressions of President Eisenhower. Name index. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Library
Abilene, KS
Oral History: 1967. 31 pages. Original at Columbia University Oral History Project.

Gerald R. Ford Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: 1974-1977. Correspondence and briefing papers. Finding aid.

Herbert Hoover Library
West Branch, IA
Oral History: 8 pages. First Hoover Commission.

Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace
Stanford, CA
Oral History: 1971. 8 pages.

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library
Austin, TX
Oral History: October 10, 1968. 30 pages.

John F. Kennedy Library
Boston, MA
Oral History: 1964. 42 pages.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 1937. 1 proclamation.

Mississippi State University
Mitchell Memorial Library
Mississippi State, MS
Oral History: June 7, 1976. 23 pages. In the John C. Stennis collection. Reminiscence of Stennis, the McCarthy censure, Harry Truman, shooting of Stennis, John F. Kennedy, Vietnam, Lyndon Johnson, Mike Mansfield, National Forest Reservation Commission, seniority, and civil rights legislation.

New Hampshire Historical Society
Concord, NH
Papers: Correspondence in the George H. Duncan papers, 1938-1951.

Princeton University
Dulles Oral History Project
Princeton, NJ
Oral History: 1966. 13 pages.

University of Michigan
Bentley Historical Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: Miscellaneous items in the Paul Blanshard papers, 1912-1974; and Arthur Hendrick Vandenberg papers, 1884-1974. Finding aid.

University of Vermont
Bailey/Howe Library
Burlington, VT
Papers: Ca. 1937-1975. 350 feet. Primarily senatorial files, including diaries, bills and amendments, hearings, committee reports, statistical studies, press releases, correspondence, clippings, articles, photographs, sound recordings, and films. Well documented are Aiken’s interests in agriculture, foreign policy, and energy; his work with the First Hoover Commission, United Nations, and Nuclear Test Ban Treaty delegation to Moscow; and issues involving rural water, food stamps, medicare, social security, civil rights, gun control, and Vermont. Includes microfilm of gubernatorial papers and material relating to the St. Lawrence Seaway and Power project. Finding aid.

Additional Papers: Correspondence in Alfred Harris Heininger papers, 1900-1970; Mortimer Robinson Proctor papers, 1945-1946; and Howard Crosby Rice papers, 1897-1965. Finding aid.

Oral History: 1975-1980. 200 pages. The twenty-four interviews included in this project cover all of Aiken’s life: boyhood, career in state politics, and national politics. Includes interviews conducted for Paul H. Douglas, John Foster Dulles, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Herbert C. Hoover, Lyndon B. Johnson, and John F. Kennedy oral history projects. Finding aid.

Research Libraries Information Network In addition to the institutions listed above, items are also cataloged in collections at: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; Radcliffe College, Cambridge, MA; State University of New York, Buffalo, NY; and University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, VA.