German and Jewish Intellectual Émigré Collections

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

Our Collections

Rudolph Schubert, 1935-1994
This collection contains the papers of Rudolph Schubert.
Collection ID: ger126
Carl Misch Papers, 1941-1963
Correspondence in German, 194162; and typescripts of articles and lectures, in German and English, on Germany, Paris, prominent individuals, and other topics, 194563.
Collection ID: ger067
Erich Maria Remarque Papers, 1938-1973
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
Alexander Gode Von Aesch Papers, 1924-1987
Includes biographical information, photographs, correspondence, writings, and periodicals related to Alexander Gode von Aesch.
Collection ID: ger107
Henry W. Ehrmann Papers, 1932-1998
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
Walter Stettner, 1937-1999
This collection contains the papers of Walter Stettner.
Collection ID: ger109
Hans Rosenhaupt, 1932-1983
This collection contains the papers of Hans Rosenhaupt.
Collection ID: ger124
Eugene I. Rabinowitch Papers, 1923-1973
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 Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs.
Collection ID: ger075
Emil Lederer Papers, 1901-1971
The collection consists of the papers of Emil Lederer, his wife Gertrud von Eckardt, and his, step-daughter, Ursula von Eckardt.
Collection ID: ger057
Peter M. Lindt, 1942-1970
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
George Wronkow, 1973
This collection contains a corrected manuscript of "Kleiner Mann in grossen Zeiten: Reportagen eines Lebens" by George Wronkow.
Collection ID: ger100
American Council for Émigrés in the Professions Records, 1930-1974
Chiefly, correspondence, memoranda, resumes, and other materials of the American Council for Émigrés in the Professions (ACEP).
Collection ID: ger017
Ladislaus Fodor, 1941-1980
The collection contains the papers of Ladislaus Fodor (1898-1978), a Hungarian novelist, playwright and screenwriter.
Collection ID: ger116
Franz Schoenberner, 1935-1994
The collection contains the papers of Franz Schoenberner, writer and editor.
Collection ID: ger081
John H. Herz Papers, 1917-2005
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
Erwin Bodky Papers, 1897-1958
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
Alfred Werner Papers, 1903-1979
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
Friderike Zweig Papers, 1939-1970
This collection contains reproductions of correspondence of the novelist, translator, and biographer Friderike Maria Zweig.
Collection ID: ger103
Ludwig Wronkow, 1919-1985
This collection contains the papers of Ludwig Wronkow.
Collection ID: ger110
Felix Hirsch Papers, 1932-1976
The collection contains biographical and professional materials of Felix Hirsch, librarian and professor of history.
Collection ID: ger042
Otto Kirchheimer Papers, 1929-1972
Kirchheimer worked for the Institute for Social Research and the U.S. Office of Strategic Services (OSS), and was later a professor of political science at the New School for Social Research.
Collection ID: ger006
Frieda Wunderlich Papers, 1920-1941
Wunderlich taught at the New School for Social Research and was an authority on farm labor in Germany and the Soviet Union. The bulk of the collection consists of publications of Frieda Wunderlich, primarily in the anti-Hitler periodical Soziale Praxis, which she edited from 1923 until she emigrated to the United States in 1933.
Collection ID: ger101
Gert Laqeuer, 1935-1981
This collection containsa photocopy of a manuscript "Das Dorf des 13. Mrs: wriiten by Oskar Jellinek
Collection ID: ger055
Roy C. Bates (Kurt Bauchwitz) Papers, 1890-2006
This collection primarily documents the literary and legal careers of Roy C. Bates (Kurt Bauchwitz). The materials document 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
Alfred C. Oppler Papers, 1908-1982
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
Franz Baermann Steiner, 1934-1945
The collection contains the poems and correspondence of Franz Steiner, writer and editor.
Collection ID: ger089
John H. E. Fried Papers, 1911-1990
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
Fritz Neugass Papers, 1913-1979
The collection documents the professional life of photographer and journalist Fritz Neugass.
Collection ID: ger007
Helmut Hirsch, 1947-1980
This collection contains the papers of Helmut Hirsch.
Collection ID: ger043
Walter Maria Kotschnig Papers, 1920-1984
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
Moritz Goldstein, 1939-1968
This collection documents the writing by Moritz Goldstein.
Collection ID: ger041
Gunther Anders Papers, 1955-1976
The collection contains correspondence of Gunther Anders with two individuals.
Collection ID: ger027
Margarete Kollisch Papers, 1910-1979
The collection contains published and draft writings of Margarete Kollisch, and correspondence with Dr. Albert Einstein and other notables.
Collection ID: ger051
Johannes Urzidil, 1946-1970
The collection contains materials documenting the work of Johannes Urzidil.
Collection ID: ger094
Manfred George Papers, 1913-1965
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
Alfred Neumeyer, 1932-1948
The collection contains copies of manuscripts of poetry, plays, and essays by Alfred Neumeyer, an art historian who taught at the University of Berlin until 1935 and thereafter at Mills College in Oakland, California.
Collection ID: ger070
Karl Pribram Papers, 1877-1973
Pribram was an Emigre economist from Austria and an expert on economic thought and policymaking. He served in the Austrian Ministry for Social Administration, the International Labour Office, Geneva, the Brookings Institution, the U.S. Social Security Board, and the U.S. Tariff Commission, as well as on the faculty of the University of Frankfurt am Main and American University.
Collection ID: ger005
Greta Hartwig Manschinger and Kurt Manschinger (Ashley Vernon) Papers, 1912-1970
This collection includes artistic works and personal papers from Greta Hartwig and Kurt Manschinger as well as Mela Spira, Ms. Manschinger's sister.
Collection ID: ger025
Salome Gluecksohn-Waelsch, 1928-1998
The collection contains the papers of Salome Gluecksohn-Waelsch.
Collection ID: ger117
David Lehr, 1935-2005
This collection contains the papers of DR. David Lehr.
Collection ID: ger121
Henry M. Pachter (Heinz Paechter) Papers, 1907-1987
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
Saul K. Padover Papers, 1947-1972
Austrian-American political scientist and scholar of Soviet propaganda and American foreign policy, professor at the New School for Social Research.
Collection ID: ger010
Fritz Blumenthal, 1922-2002
The collection contains the papers of Fritz Blumenthal.
Collection ID: ger115
Walter A. Friedländer (Friedlaender) Papers, 1914-1984
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
Josef Herbert Furth Papers, 1932-1981
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
Hans Speier Papers, 1922-1989
The Hans Speier Papers primarily focus on Speier's career in the U.S. after his emigration. The collection includes correspondence with colleagues and leading scholars of the day, including Max Ascoli, Reinhard Bendix, Arvid Brodersen, Lewis A. Coser, Alexander George, Herbert Goldhammer, Joseph Goldsen, Fred C. Iklé, Alvin Johnson, Paul Kecskemeti, Henry J. Kellermann, Ernst Kris, Nathan Leites, M. Rainer Lepsius, Hans Staudinger and Leo Strauss. Also represented in the collection is a lengthy correspondence with co-editors of Propaganda and Communication in World History, Harold Lasswell and Daniel Lerner, and individual contributors. The RAND Corporation materials document Speier's career as organizer and Head of the Social Science Division of the RAND Corporation and a member of the RAND Research Council. During those years he wrote and directed numerous studies for RAND and the texts of many of the position papers, memoranda, lecture texts and essays are present in the collection. Included in the Nazi and anti-Nazi propaganda materials is a collection of rare leaflets prepared by the Psychological Warfare Branch of the U.S. Army and disseminated to enemy troops in Italy in 1943-1944. The collection also contains numerous texts of essays, as well as typescript and manuscript versions of books.
Collection ID: ger084
Reinhard Bendix Papers, 1929-1998
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
Fritz Machlup Papers, 1935-1982
The Fritz Machlup Papers contian a partial collection of his published writings as a professor of economics and international finance.
Collection ID: ger125
John M. Spalek Collection, 1933-2010
Professor of Germanic languages at the University at Albany, SUNY and main proponent of the German and Jewish Intellectual migr Collection who conducted oral history interviews.
Collection ID: ger106
Hertha Pauli, 1960-1970
The collection contains audio interviews, readings, and reminiscences of Hertha Pauli.
Collection ID: ger097
Unitarian Service Committee, 1941-1942
The collection contains materials documenting the work of the Unitarian Service Committee.
Collection ID: ger093
Albert (Leser) Lestoque Papers, 1862-1963, bulk 1899-1960
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
Richard Plant, 1950-1981
The collection contains copies of manuscripts by Richard Plant, professor of German and comparative literature.
Collection ID: ger074
Karl O. Paetel Papers, 1904-1984
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.
Collection ID: ger072
Hans Philipp Neisser Papers, 1918-1971
Neisser was a professor of economics at the New School for Social Research.
Collection ID: ger069
Oskar Jellinek, 1947-1947
This collection contains a photocopy of a manuscript "Das Dorf des 13. Mrs: wriiten by Oskar Jellinek
Collection ID: ger045
Joseph H. Bunzel Papers, 1941-1975
The collection contains biographical and manuscript materials.
Collection ID: ger028
Benedikt F. Dolbin Papers, 1922-1969
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
Eugen Spiro Papers, 1940-1972
German-Jewish painter interned in the French concentration camp at Gurs, painted portraits of Thomas Mann, Albert Einstein, and other notables.
Collection ID: ger086
Julius V. Wyler Papers, 1903-1959
Swiss economist from the Swiss Federal Statistical Office, immigrated to US in 1941 and joined the Faculty of the New School for Social Research. Wartime service with the Office of Strategic Services and the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Collection ID: ger102
Nomi Rubel-Grossvogel, 1955-1978
The collection contains correspondence of Nomi Rubel-Grossvogel, writer and director.
Collection ID: ger078
Hermann Rauschning, 1941-1981
The collection contains correspondence of Hermann Rauschning.
Collection ID: ger076
Vicki Baum Papers, 1929-1959
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
Adele Gerhard Papers, 1938-1956
Cologne-born novelist who wrote Ga, Unter den Gestirnen, Wahrer der Leuchte, Das Kind, Spuren im Schnee, and Wurzelweibchen. Emigrated to the US in 1938 before returning to Germany in 1955.
Collection ID: ger039
Max Barth Papers, 1916-1962
The Correctional Association of New York Records includes records from the Board of Directors, annual reports, prison visit files, Narcotics Committee files, program and bureau files, project files, subject files, and publications. The only records of the organization available from the nineteenth century are the annual reports, which have been microfilmed and are available in the University Library.
Collection ID: ger019
Kurt H. Wolff, 1937-1952
This collection contains the manuscript "Hass Liebe Hollywood: Meine dreissig Jahre als Underhund" by Kurt W. Wolff.
Collection ID: ger098
Klaus Liepmann, 1933-1990
This collection contains the papers of Klaus Liepmann.
Collection ID: ger122
Joachim Maass Papers, 1901-1972
The collection contains correspondence, manuscript materials and lecture notes.
Collection ID: ger063
George Marton, 1964-1964
The collection contains chapters on Franz Werfel and Thomas Mann in exile written by George Marton.
Collection ID: ger065
Frederick Ungar Papers, 1931-1989
This collection contains correspondence, book catalogs, and research materials of Frederick Ungar, especially those relating to the Frederick Ungar Publishing Company.
Collection ID: ger092
Horst Mendershausen Papers, 1930-1999
The Horst Mendershausen Papers consist of select materials from six decades of Mendershausens personal and professional life as an economist and political scientist.
Collection ID: ger128
Max Knight Papers, 1909-1993
The bulk 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. The duo wrote and published short stories, poetry and drama in German in their native Austria until 1938, when both were forced to flee the Hitler regime. After 1938, the authors reunited in the United States (San Francisco) and continued to publish under the joint pseudonym in both English and German. Although many of the earlier short stories were translated, the duo gradually changed to essayistic writing and translation of German poetry and verse into English. Although the bulk of the published writings appeared under the Peter Fabrizius pen name, Knight and Fabry also published individually under their own names, as well as jointly under various other pseudonyms, including: Charlotte Ellert, Peter Joe Fabry, Peter Förster, Peter Foster, Fregoli, Paul Fridolin, Ernst Friese, Hugh Gosser, Stephan Hanke, Dr. Josef Hans, J. Hinkel, Myra (Mia) Schütz and Oliver Twin.
Collection ID: ger050
Walther Lederer, 1929-2003
This collection contains material related to Walther Lederer and his family.
Collection ID: ger120
Yella Pessl Papers, 1918-1979
This collection documents the musical career of Yella Pessl, a harpsichordist, pianist and organist.
Collection ID: ger073
Hans Natonek Papers, 1918-1964
Natonek worked as a newspaper editor in his native Prague and in Leipzig before fleeing to France in 1939 and to the United States in 1941. His autobiography, In Search of Myself, was published in New York in 1943. The bulk of Natonek's manuscripts date from his later career in Tucson, Arizona, from where he wrote for American and European newspapers and magazines.
Collection ID: ger004
Ludwig Bachhofer Papers, 1922-1968
This collection contains correspondence and materials related to Ludwig Bachhofer's professional interests in and knowledge about Asian art.
Collection ID: ger018
Hans Simons Papers, 1906-1968
German-born Political Science professor who emigrated to America in 1935, became professor and president for the New School.
Collection ID: ger082
Oskar Maria Graf Papers, 1891-1967
Germany-born writer who joined anarchist and socialist organizations, lived and traveled in Germany, Czechoslovakia, and Russia, and who eventually, upon the rise of Nazism, emigrated to the United States where he lived in New York City until his death in 1967.
Collection ID: ger002
Aufbau, 1957-1998
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
Peter M. Lindt, 1938-1982
The collection contains an autobiographical manuscript and original prints for Hermann Broch's Death of Vergil.
Collection ID: ger061
Hilde Marx, 1936-1986
The collection contains the scrapbooks of Hilde Marx (1911-1986), a writer, poet, and journalist.
Collection ID: ger066
Paul Leser Papers, 1850-1984
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, documents the life and career of Paul Leser's brother as well as providing additional Leser family documents and material.
Collection ID: ger058
Gerhard Colm Papers, 1929-1972
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
Emergency Rescue Committee Records, 1936-1956
This collection contains files (photocopies) of the Emergency Rescue Committee, founded in June 1940 in New York by German and American intellectuals and academics soon after the Nazi invasion of France. The files contain letters, registration cards, and other materials of an organization based in New York City 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
Erich Hula Papers, 1900-1986
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
Hans Staudinger Papers, 1928-1980
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.
Collection ID: ger087
Adolph Lowe Papers, 1915-1996
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 WWI.
Collection ID: ger022
Arnold Brecht Papers, 1865-1974
Correspondence in German and English with Otto Braun, Heinrich Bruning, Jürgen Fehling, Theodore Heuss, and others, 1933–1970; lectures, notes, and syllabi, 1934–1938; offprints; and manuscripts of published and unpublished works, 1950–1970. Brecht was a Prussian official who was dismissed after defying Hitler in the last free speech in the German parliament. He was a professor of political science, public finance, and international law at the New School for Social Research. His principal work was Political Theory (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1959). This manuscript group was photocopied by the University Libraries with Brecht's permission before the originals were sent to the Bundesarchiv, Koblenz, Germany.
Collection ID: ger024