German and Jewish Intellectual Émigré Collections
Personal and professional papers of German-speaking Émigré in the social sciences, humanities, and the arts and the organizations which assisted those who fled the Nazi regime.
In recognition of the serious scholarly interest in the mass migration of German speaking exiles from the Nazi regime, a German and Jewish Intellectual Émigré Collection was established in 1976 at the University at Albany, State University of New York. This growing collection has been developed since the 1970s through the efforts of the University Libraries and Professor John M. Spalek of the University's Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literature Department
This collection contains the papers of Helmut Hirsch.
Collection ID: ger043
Hans Elias was a German- American scientist. This collection contains a photocopy of manuscript "Abenteuer in Emigration und Wissenschaft," by Hans Elias, a native of Darmstadt who taught medicine at the University of Chicago since 1950. and reprints of various articles related to Elias' work and interests.
Collection ID: ger031
The collection consists of the papers of Emil Lederer, his wife Gertrud von Eckardt, and his step-daughter, Ursula von Eckardt.
Collection ID: ger057
This collection documents the literary and legal careers of Roy C. Bates (Kurt Bauchwitz). The materials cover his early years in Germany (1890-1938), the years of flight from Hitler's Germany via Japan to the United States (1938-1941), and his U.S. years (1941-1974).
Collection ID: ger011
This collection contains documents, photographs, and publications.
Collection ID: ger055
The bul of the collection consists of the writings of the co-authors Max Knight (Max Eugen Kühnel) and Joseph Fabry (Joseph Epstein), who wrote and published jointly from 1933 to 1993 under the pseudonym of Peter Fabrizius.
Collection ID: ger050
The Henry Ehrmann Papers are focused on Ehrmann's scholarly career as a political scientist and a professor of law and his participation in the program of re-education of German prisoners-of-war in the 1940s. The material also documents Ehrmann's association with other universities and institutions in the United States and Europe. The correspondence from and to the former German prisoners-of-war who met Ehrmann during the reeducation program organized by the War Department include letters - in several cases written by the prisoners' family members as well - almost entirely dating from the period immediately subsequent to the POWs' release and their return to Germany. Therefore, they are a valuable source of information about the living conditions in occupied Germany, the country's political transformation, and the correspondents' adaptation to new circumstances. Letters in the general correspondence subseries are, for the most part, related to Ehrmann's contacts with his fellow scholars and with academic or political institutions. Also included are speeches, lectures, lecture notes, and newspaper articles, 1941–1984. Ehrmann was a professor of political science at the University of Colorado, the University of California at San Diego, and Dartmouth University, and worked on French politics, labor relations, and comparative government.
Collection ID: ger013
Russian-born chemist and SUNY Albany professor who worked on the Manhattan Project, was an early leader of the Concerned Scientists Movement, and helped organize the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs. The Rabinowitch Papers document various aspects of his life and career and contain his writings, his involvement with the Pugwash Conferences and the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, his research interests in photosynthesis, and his work at the University of Illinois and the State University of New York at Albany.
Collection ID: ger075
This collection contains a small amount of photocopied material about international law expert Magdalena Schoch.
Collection ID: ger080
The collection contains biographical and professional materials of Felix Hirsch, librarian and professor of history, as well as a small amount of matrials of his wife Elizabeth F. Hirsch, a specialist in Renaissance philosophy.
Collection ID: ger042
The Otto Kirchheimer Papers contain correspondence with colleagues, publishers and students, book reviews written by Kirchheimer, reviews and offprints published by his colleagues and associates, and research notes on the social and political context of law. Listings of his offprint collection, book reviews, and pamphlets, as well as a list of the books held in Otto Kirchheimer's personal library are in the autobiographical file.
Collection ID: ger006
The collection contains correspondence and publications of Hermann Rauschning.
Collection ID: ger076
Includes biographical information, photographs, correspondence, writings, and periodicals related to Alexander Gode von Aesch.
Collection ID: ger107
Correspondence in German, 1941-1962; and typescripts of articles and lectures, in German and English, on Germany, Paris, prominent individuals, and other topics, 1945-1963.
Collection ID: ger067
Valeriu Marcu (1899-1942) was a Romanian poet, writer, and historian. Eva was his wife. He is known for writing about Vladimir Lenin. The collection contains photocopies of correspondence between Eva Marcu and Heinrich Brüning, 1941-1942, and photocopies of articles by Valeriu Marcu, 1941.
Collection ID: ger108
The collection contains autobiographies of Heinrich Necheles (1897-1979) and his wife Stephanie Necheles (born 1901), privately published in 1988. They are Autobiographical Reminiscenes by Heinrich Necheles and My Life's Journey: Berlin, Chicago, Walnut Creek. A Memoir by Stephanie Necheles.
Collection ID: ger068
This collection contains photocopies of articles, speeches, short stories, newspaper clippings and tributes.
Collection ID: ger124
This collection contains letters, clippings, programs, and other materials pertaining to Peter M. Lindt or kept by him as a member and president of the Social Scientific Society for Intercultural Relations, Inc.
Collection ID: ger060
The collection contains the papers of Ladislaus Fodor (1898-1978), a Hungarian novelist, playwright and screenwriter.
Collection ID: ger116
The collection includes a diary, 1950; correspondence, 1942–1981; and manuscripts of books (including "Prussian Bureaucracy and National Socialism"), lectures, and reports, 1947–1959. As a civilian employee of the U.S. Army from 1946 to 1952, Oppler was the principal architect of legal and judicial reforms in occupied Japan.
Collection ID: ger016
This collection contains files (photocopies) of the Emergency Rescue Committee including letters, registration cards, and other materials of this New York City-based organization concerning some 170 Émigrés and their efforts to flee to the United States from Nazi persecution. Includes files about Alfred Döblin, Hans Natonek, Nelly Sachs, Fritz von Unruh, and Friderike Zweig.
Collection ID: ger032
This collection contains material related to Walther Lederer and his family.
Collection ID: ger120
The collection contains reel-to-reel audio interviews, readings, and reminiscences of Hertha Pauli.
Collection ID: ger097
This collection contains photocopies of corrected manuscript drafts and revisions of "Spell Your Name: A Play in Five Scenes" (later titled "Another Sun"), written in New York City by Fritz Kortner, Hollywood actor and writer, and American journalist Dorothy Thompson.
Collection ID: ger052
This collection documents the musical career of Yella Pessl, a harpsichordist, pianist and organist.
Collection ID: ger073
The collection contains manuscripts, typescripts, book reviews, film reviews, and materials for two unwritten novels all by Richard Plant, professor of German and comparative literature.
Collection ID: ger074
A substantial portion of the Erich Hula Papers consists of his writings, both in typescript and published form. This includes his contributions to newspapers and journals as well as extensive notes from his research and for courses taught. The collection also contains correspondence files and biographical documents, and a large collection of reprints (and some typescripts) sent to and collected by Hula of colleagues and other scholars.
Collection ID: ger044
Karl Otto Paetel was a political journalist, born in Berlin, forced to flee Germany in 1935 (Paetel was sentenced to death in absentia by the Nazis), and immigrated to the United States in 1940. Paetel's interests focused on the radical movements and social changes in the Twentieth Century from his youth until his death in 1975. The collection consists of correspondence, Paetel's writings, writings by others, pamphlets, biographical materials, and periodicals.
Collection ID: ger072
The collection contains correspondence of Gunther Anders with two individuals.
Collection ID: ger027
The Bodky Papers include biographical materials, letters, musical programs, reviews, extensive manuscripts, arrangements, and printed material. Bodky studied piano with Ferrucio Busoni and composition with Richard Strauss and performed widely on harpsichord and piano. He left Germany and lived in the Netherlands, 1933–1938, and the United States from 1938 until his death. He was a professor of music at Brandeis University.
Collection ID: ger023
Correspondence with Gottfried Haberler, Friedrich A. Hayek, Eric Voegelin, and other fellow Viennese Émigré economists, 1937–1981; typescripts of his reviews, articles, and papers, 1932–1981; lectures and course syllabi, 1942–1974; reports and reviews written for the U.S. Federal Reserve Board, 1944–1966; and offprints of articles. Furth taught economics at Catholic University and American University, wrote on central banking and international monetary relations, and was an economist for the Federal Reserve Board.
Collection ID: ger036
The collection contains corrected manuscripts and copies of seven plays in English on theater, dance, and German literature.
Collection ID: ger083
Gerhard Colm was a professor of economics at the New School for Social Research and an expert on public revenues, unemployment, and economic planning. He served as the Chief Economist of the National Planning Association and as a leading economic adviser for both the Roosevelt and Truman administrations.
Collection ID: ger029
Neisser was a professor of economics at the New School for Social Research. The collection consists of manuscripts, lecture notes, correspondence, reprints of Neisser's publications, and book reviews written by Neisser.
Collection ID: ger069
This collection contains Vicki Baum's correspondece related to publishing between 1929 and 1959 and notes and synopses of four of her manuscripts.
Collection ID: ger020
Records from legal battles and restitution claims of Albert (Leser) Lestoque and his two siblings, for family properties in the Plittersdorf section of Bonn, Germany. Also contains manuscripts and published versions of Lestoque's writings, including the manuscripts from lecture engagements, and materials from organizations as Citizens for Victory, the International Committee for the Study of European Questions and the German American Writers' Association (GAWA).
Collection ID: ger059
The Adele Gerhard (1938-1965) Papers include hand-corrected typescripts, photocopies and clippings of essays, a collection of clippings about Cologne-born novelist Gerhard and reviews.
Collection ID: ger039
The Hans Natonek Papers contain drafts of his novels, short stories and poems, and correspondence with family and publishers. The bulk of the literary works in this collection, though undated, stem from the period after Natonek fled to the United States, mainly after he moved to Arizona in 1943.
Collection ID: ger004
Collection contains photocopies of handâ€“corrected typescripts of poetry and offprints of articles from poet and journalist Max Barth.
Collection ID: ger019
Biographical material includes biographies; personal papers from teaching at the University of Kiel, 1926–31 and University of Manchester, 1933–40; papers from Lowe's 80th birthday (1973); Veblen–Commons Award, 1979; interview with Die Zeit, 1988; correspondence, 1928–91; writings by Lowe, including lectures, speeches, published and unpublished works. Lowe was one of the founders of the New School for Social Research comprised mostly of the German intellectual Émigrés to the USA prior to WWII.
Collection ID: ger022
The Oskar Maria Graf Papers consist primarily of photocopies of Graf's works. This includes correspondence; writing; newspaper clippings about Graf; exhibitions about Graf; numerous photographs of Graf, his family and acquaintances; and subject files.
Collection ID: ger002
This collection contains photocopies of correspondence and newspaper clippings plus audio recordings on Manfred George and his work with the New York-based newspaper Aufbau.
Collection ID: ger038
The collection contains copies of manuscripts of poetry, plays, and essays by Alfred Neumeyer, an art historian and scholar who taught at the University of Berlin until 1935 and thereafter at Mills College in Oakland, California.
Collection ID: ger070
Karl Pribram was an emigre economist from Austria and an expert on economic thought and policymaking. The Pribram Papers include diaries, documents, correspondence, manuscripts, notes and Pribram's publications.
Collection ID: ger005
The Horst Mendershausen Papers consist of select materials from six decades of Mendershausen's personal and professional life as an economist and political scientist.
Collection ID: ger128
This collection contains correspondence and materials related to Ludwig Bachhofer's professional interests in and knowledge about Asian art.
Collection ID: ger018
The collection contains biographical materials, 1939-1957, correspondence, in part pertaining to Thomas Mann, 1950-1957, and printed materials. A native of Breslau, Marck taught at Roosevelt University from 1945.
Collection ID: ger064
The collection contains correspondence, manuscript materials and lecture notes.
Collection ID: ger063
This collection contains the papers and audio recordsings of Klaus Liepmann, "Father of Music" at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Collection ID: ger122
The collection contains an autobriography with chapters on Franz Werfel and Thomas Mann in exile written by George Marton.
Collection ID: ger065
The bulk of the collection consists of Bendix' writings and the materials used by him for research purposes as well as for his courses in political and social sciences. This includes a large volume of materials on Max Weber, social stratification, power and authority, bureaucracy, industrialization and large-scale organizations. Bendix' files contain correspondence dealing with his career at the University of California, Berkeley and include materials pertaining to controversies at the university and within the Department of Sociology, as well as student issues and recommendations. Also present in the collection are a number of files dealing with individuals and issues connected with both the American Sociological Association and the International Sociological Association.
Collection ID: ger021
Otto Furth was a palywright. This collection contains German and English manuscripts, plays, poetry, lectures, and articles in newspapers and magazines, 1933-1969. There is also correspondence with friends, writers and with Twentieth Century Fox pertaining to copyright infringement, 1940-1948. Furth also wrote under the pseudonym Owen Elford.
Collection ID: ger037
The papers of the German-born Political Science professor who emigrated to America in 1935, and became professor and president of the New School.
Collection ID: ger082
This collection contains biographical materials, correspondence with publishers, 1958-1966, hand-corrected manuscripts of published and unpublished novels including "Stern in Nebel,"which concerns the 1933-1938 period), short stories, essays, literary criticism, children's literature, and poetry, 1947-68, and offprints of journal, magazine, and newspaper articles. A native of Vienna, Brandt taught at Colorado College from 1947 to 1966.
Collection ID: ger001
The John H. E. Fried Papers consist of his professional correspondence, copies of his published and unpublished writings (manuscripts, typescripts, reprints and books), texts of numerous speeches and lectures (published and unpublished), personal documents, teaching materials, as well as Fried's research collections on topics relating to global human rights problems and remedies.
Collection ID: ger014
The collection contains photocopies of the papers of Franz Schoenberner, writer and editor.
Collection ID: ger081
Joseph Kaskel was an attorney and writer who lived in New York City. This collection contains correspondence with Peter Lindt, Karl O. Paetel, Udo Rusker, Albert Thiele, and others, 1939-1964.
Collection ID: ger049
This collection contains diaries, 1906-1913; correspondence; corrected manuscripts of literary works by Hermann Broch, Golo Mann, and others, 1945-1970; lecture notes on philosophy of history; contemporary politics for lectures given in Germany and the United States; and 16 audio recordings of lectures, readings, and other presentations.
Collection ID: ger048
This collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, opera librettos, songs, short stories, children's literature, advertising and media, sketches, and critical reviews. It also has personal family papers of Kurt and Greta Hartwig Manschinger, paintings and writings by and other records from Greta's sister Mela Hartwig, audio recordings, scores, and sheets, as well as audio recordings of performances.
Collection ID: ger025
This collection contains a corrected manuscript of an unpublished autobiography of a Berlin bookseller and publisher who settled in Buenos Aires, where he lived from 1939 to 1965. Pertains to German exile literary life and antifascist activities in Argentina during the years 1938-1945, including transcription of a letter by the novelist Joseph Roth and information pertaining to the antifascist artist Clement Moreau.
Collection ID: ger034
Salome Gluecksohn-Waelsch's papers include correspondence; biographical material, including awards, citations, and diplomas; grant applications; reviews; publications; National Academy of Science files; conference, seminar, and lecture materials; photographs; and an extensive reprint collection in the field of genetics.
Collection ID: ger117
This collection contains the papers of Dr. David Lehr.
Collection ID: ger121
The collection contains Pachter's writings in history, economics, current events, the social sciences and other topics. The bulk of the collection consists of Pachter's published essayistic writings, both for journals (including numerous articles for Dissent) and for newspapers.
Collection ID: ger071
The Fritz Machlup Papers contian a partial collection of his published writings as a professor of economics and international finance.
Collection ID: ger125
Kurt von Fritz was a professor of classics at the University of Munich and at Columbia University. This collection contains German autobiographical notes and materials, "Die Grund, die zu meiner Emigration", corrected copies of letters, and photograph, 1970-1980s.
Collection ID: ger035
The collection contains biographical and manuscript materials.
Collection ID: ger028
This collection contains a photocopy of a manuscript "Das Dorf des 13. Mrs: wriiten by Oskar Jellinek.
Collection ID: ger045
Chiefly, correspondence, memoranda, resumes, and other materials of the American Council for Émigrés in the Professions (ACEP).
Collection ID: ger017
This collection contains the papers of Rudolph Schubert.
Collection ID: ger126
The collection consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings and magazine articles, 1938-1973, related to the career of Erich Maria Remarque, a German-born writer most famous for his 1929 work All Quiet on the Western Front.
Collection ID: ger077
This collection documents the writing by Moritz Goldstein.
Collection ID: ger041
The collection documents the professional life of photographer and journalist Fritz Neugass. The Neugass Papers include published writings, typescripts, clippings, research materials, photographs by Neugass, photographs by others, correspondence, and auction catalogs.
Collection ID: ger007
Julius Kraft was a professor of philosophy at the New School for Social Research and at Washington and Jefferson College. This collection contains biographical materials, correspondence with Adolf Lowe, Karl Popper, Kurt Wolff, and others, 1922-1960, notebooks, 1935-1959. manuscripts of articles, essays, and lectures, 1921-1960, and offprints.
Collection ID: ger054
The John H. Herz Papers consist of documents and autobiographical materials, professional and personal correspondence, copies of Herz's published and unpublished writings, texts of numerous speeches and lectures, teaching materials, as well as Herz's research collections on topics relating to his writings and lectures.
Collection ID: ger015
The Walter Maria Kotschnig Papers, 1920-1984, focus on two major aspects of Kotschnig's life, his early career with the International Student Service, 1936-1944, and his diplomatic career with the United States Department of State and the United Nations, 1945-1971, in particular his representation on the United Nations Economic and Social Council.
Collection ID: ger053
This collection contains a corrected first draft of the English translation of Paul Frank and Hans Adler's play, "The Golden Ladder: A Comedy in Eleven Scenes."
Collection ID: ger033
This very small collection consists of Saul Padover's writings, course materials, and research materials. Padover was an Austrian-American political scientist, scholar of Soviet propaganda and American foreign policy, and professor at the New School for Social Research.
Collection ID: ger010
George Rohrlich served in the U.S. Office of Strategic Services, 1943-1945, in the Public Health and Welfare Section of the Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers, Japan, 1947-1951, and the International Labour Office (ILO), Geneva, 1959-1964. He was a professor of economics at the University of Chicago, 1964-1967, and at Temple University, 1967-1981. This collection contains correspondence, manuscripts of unpublished papers, lecture notes, and novellas.
Collection ID: ger008
Born in Potsdam, Eberhard taught in China and Turkey in the 1930s and at the University of California at Berkeley. This collection contains corrected manuscripts of "China-Aufenhalt: Arbeiten ber Astronomie und Volkskunde"(1935), "Chinesische Volksmrchen in bersetzungen"(1935), "Materialen von der China-Reise zur Volkskunde und Astronomie Chinas"(1936), "Kaiser der Idee" (1937), and "Biographisches Wrterbuch, Beamtetitel Hsiung-nu-Texte" (1943); and offprints of articles on Chinese history, culture, and folklore, 1935-1957.
Collection ID: ger026
The collection contains an autobiographical manuscript and original prints for Hermann Broch's Death of Vergil.
Collection ID: ger061
The collection contains approximately 5,000 original pencil and penandink drawings of European and American musicians, writers, and public figures, most of which were drawn by Benedikt F. Dolbin to illustrate his articles in the New York migr newspaper Aufbau and in the magazine Musical America.
Collection ID: ger012
The collection contains the papers of Fritz Blumenthal.
Collection ID: ger115
The collection contains the scrapbooks of Hilde Marx (1911-1986), a writer, poet, and journalist.
Collection ID: ger066
The Arnold Brecht Papers, 1865-1974, consist of 14.67 cu. ft. of materials and are primarily copies of original documents, letters and printed materials housed at the Bundesarchiv, Koblenz, Germany ( Bundesarchiv, Potsdamer Strasse 1, 56075 Koblenz, Germany or http://www.bundesarchiv.de/ ).
Collection ID: ger024
The Paul Leser Papers document not only the life and career of anthropologist Paul Leser, but also contain materials pertaining to Leser's sister, Maria Lingemann and her husband Heinrich Lingemann, and earlier members of the Leser family. Although the collection contains correspondence between Paul and his brother, Albert (Leser) Lestoque, a separate collection, the Albert (Leser) Lestoque Papers, held at the University at Albany's Department of Special Collections & Archives documents the life and career of Paul Leser's brother as well as providing additional Leser family documents and material.
Collection ID: ger058
The Walter A. Friedländer (Friedlander) Papers consist of 45 archival boxes of materials, dating primarily from 1932 to 1984, with the bulk of material comprising Friedländer's voluminous correspondence (30 boxes). The collection also contains biographical materials, manuscripts and publications by Friedländer, as well as course materials and materials pertaining to national and international social welfare conferences, publications by other scholars, and materials collected by Friedländer on topics of interest, particularly social welfare topics.
Collection ID: ger003
The collection contains correspondence of Nomi Rubel, writer and director.
Collection ID: ger078
John Spalek was professor of Germanic languages at the University at Albany and main proponent of the German and Jewish Intellectual Emigre Collection who conducted oral history interviews. The collection consists of oral history interviews and photographs.
Collection ID: ger106
Staudinger was a Social Democratic Party member of the Reichstag until his removal by the Nazis in 1933; he was professor of economics at the University in Exile from 1934 and dean of the graduate faculty of the New School for Social Research at various times between 1941 and 1960. The collection contains articles, books, diplomas, passports, photographs, scrapbooks, Festscrifen, and memorabilia of Hans Staudinger and members of his family. It also contains correspondence; handwritten and typed drafts of lecture notes, speeches, and addresses; teaching and research materials; and publications by Hans Staudinger and members of the New School for Social Research. The concentration of material is in the period of 1940 through 1960, with early biographical material dating from 1907 and some items dating through 1980.
Collection ID: ger087
German-Jewish painter interned in the French concentration camp at Gurs, painted portraits of Thomas Mann, Albert Einstein, and other notables. The collection includes correspondence, photographs of Spiro's artwork, and exhibit catalogues.
Collection ID: ger086
This collection contains issues of Aufbau, which began publication in 1934 as a newsletter for the German-Jewish Club of New York.
Collection ID: ger114
Tetens was a journalist and political pamphleteer who also wrote under the pseudonym Anton Pettenkofer. This collection contains correspondence, unpublished manuscripts, and information about the anti-Nazi movement.
Collection ID: ger091
This collection is primarily composed of copies of materials documenting Walter Stettner's and his parents' efforts to obtain safe passage for the parents from Nazi-occupied Europe.
Collection ID: ger109
The collection contains correspondence, 1970-1978, and clippings of newspaper articles, 1935-1951. Steel wrote the column "Johannes Steel on Wall Street" for the New York Post.
Collection ID: ger088
The collection contains correspondence between Alexander Gode von Aesch (Oesch) and Albert Einstein, Thomas Mann, Hans Speier, Manfred George, and others, 1940-1968, manuscripts of works by Fritz von Unruh, Friderike Zweig, and others, reviews and publicity materials pertaining to books published, contracts, and financial records. Storm Publishers was located in New York City.
Collection ID: ger090
The collection contains the poems and correspondence of Franz Steiner, writer and editor.
Collection ID: ger089
The Hans Speier Papers primarily focus on Speier's career in the U.S. after his emigration. The collection includes biographical materials, including family documents and correspondence; autobiographical writings, manuscripts and typescripts; The RAND Corporation materials; typescripts by other authors, Nazi propaganda; anti-Nazi propaganda; Allied Forces Intelligence reports and memoranda; notes and materials on various topics; and political pamphlets.
Collection ID: ger084
This collection contains correspondence, book catalogs, and research materials of Frederick Ungar, especially those relating to the Frederick Ungar Publishing Company.
Collection ID: ger092
Hans Tischler was an Austrian born musicologist who held doctorates in Musicology (Vienna University, 1937) and Yale University (1942). This collection contains publication and essays, musical scores, correspondence, and research notes.
Collection ID: ger009
The Alfred Werner Papers contain typescripts of his writings on artists and art topics, as well as a small amount of correspondence, student papers, notes and research materials used for his writing. Werner's main focus was on Jewish art and artists.
Collection ID: ger096