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Summary

Abstract:
Chiefly, correspondence, memoranda, resumes, and other materials of the American Council for Émigrés in the Professions (ACEP).
Extent:
10 cubic ft.
Language:
English , German .
Preferred citation:

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, American Council for Émigrés in the Professions Records, 1930-1974. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the American Council for Émigrés in the Professions Records).

Background

Scope and Content:

The Collection consists of photocopies made of selected files (originals of the complete files were sent to the Immigration History Research Center of the University of Minnesota), and the complete, original files left by Else Staudinger, Director of the Scholars Project in the New School for Social Research, and of ACEP as it was reconsituted 1945-1966.

Biographical / Historical:

The American Council for Émigrés in the Professions (ACEP) was founded in 1945. The service was established to aid professional émigrés in their resettlement. ACEP was initially called the American Committee for Refugee Scholars, Writers, and Artists. In 1963 it combined with the National Committee for Resettlement of Foreign Physicians and became the ACEP.

The ACEP gives counseling, as well as English tutoring, to émigrés. ACEP also helps with the interpretation of foreign credentials, job retraining, and placement. People who work in the arts are granted things like art exhibitions, radio broadcasts, and studios for music practice.

The original files in this collection are of more than a thousand "academically trained refugees" from Nazi Germany, as well as from Spain, France, and Italy. Among the prominent academicians are Marc Bloch, Max Ernst, Karl Jaspers, Nikolaus Pevsner, and Franz Schoenberner. Else Maier Staudinger kept the files as director of the Scholars Project of the New School for Social Research, 1940–1945, and of ACEP, as it was reconstituted, 1945–1966.

There are also photocopies of other ACEP records (history files, annual reports, and files on individuals), the originals of which are located at the Immigration History Research Center of the University of Minnesota.

Acquisition information:

Photocopies of selected files from the archives of the American Council for Émigrés in the Professions, acquired 1974.

Original (complete) files located at the Immigration History Research Center of the University of Minnesota, 826 Berry Street, St. Paul, Minnesota 55101.

Processing information:

Processed in 1985 by Marion P. Munzer and Sandra Hunt Hawrylchak in 1977.

Arrangement:

The collection is organized as follows:

  1. Series 1: History files, 1941, 1945-1950
  2. Series 2: Annual reports, 1945/1946-1949/1950, 1972/1973-1973/1974
  3. Series 3: Files on individuals
  4. Series 4: Files from Else Staudinger, Director of ACEP
Physical location:
The materials are located onsite in the department.

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TERMS OF ACCESS:

The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives will provide information about copyright owners and other restrictions, but the legal determination ultimately rests with the researcher. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Please note that the rights to items photocopied (Series 1-3) should be obtained from Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota.

PREFERRED CITATION:

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, American Council for Émigrés in the Professions Records, 1930-1974. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the American Council for Émigrés in the Professions Records).

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