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Papers, 1773–1896, .5 ft. (MSS–034)
Deeds and other legal documents, 1773–1787; correspondence, 1857–1878; business records, 1854–1892; and other papers of the Abbe (or Abbey) family––primarily Richard T. Abbe, his wife Helen Woods Abbe and daughter Olive Abbe Jones––of Hartford, Connecticut. Also papers of relatives, including letters between the Lomis family in Connecticut and the Roberts family in Cazenovia, New York, 1808–1818, and letters of the Higby family, 1827–1848. Richard T. Abbe corresponded with his agent, William A. Jones, in Pike County, Ohio, about the Civil War, land speculation, and family matters.

ANDERS, GÜNTHER S. (1902–1986), writer
Papers, 1955–1976, .25 ft. (GER–027)
Correspondence in German and English of Günther Anders with Erna Budzislawski, an émigré living in Hollywood, California, 1955–76, and with Claude R. Eatherly, 1959, concerning the latter's role as a reconnaissance pilot who gave target approval for the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 and about the possibility of making a movie relating to his experience. During the Nazi years, Anders lived and wrote in California and New York, where he taught at the New School for Social Research; after the war he returned to Vienna with his wife Charlotte,a concert pianist. He wrote on German literature, the threat of nuclear war, and ethical questions.

Papers, 1944–1956, .17 cubic ft. (APAP–112)

The Paul H. Appleby collection is composed of correspondence and Appleby's writings and speeches from his experience in government service. Correspondents included John M. Gaus, Joseph P. Harris, and Donald C. Stone from 1944 through 1946. Appleby's manuscripts on government and public administration cover the years 1944–1956. A broad range of topics are discussed from the military to the Tennessee Valley Authority.

Papers, 1939–2001 (APAP–115)

The collected papers of Edward James Bloch detail his early life, his military service in the Marine Corps during World War II, his three years in Turkey teaching biology, leadership in the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE), the Labor Action Coalition, the Capital Labor Religion Coalition, Interfaith Impact, Interfaith Alliance, three unsuccessful campaigns for Congress, and personal papers and correspondence. Seeing the horrors of World War II in combat and in the occupation of China, he changed his allegiance from capitalism to socialism in the post-war period. During the Vietnam War, he protested US military intervention in Southeast Asia as a member of the organization Veterans for Peace in Vietnam. Correspondence and creative writing make up the majority of Bloch's papers. His letters are particularly voluminous between 1944 and 1946, when he served in Okinawa and China as a Marine. Other letters in the collection span his career in the UE, Congressional campaign runs, and varied personal subjects. Beside correspondence, Bloch wrote poetry, plays, essays, and other literature. These writings begin in the published version of his very early poetry, Verses (1931). Of the records kept on the UE and Bloch's other union work, those files on General Electric and FBI files on Bloch and the UE stand out above the rest.

Papers, 1933–1970, 15 cubic ft. (GER–024)
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.

BROWN, FRED R. (1888–1966), missionary
Papers, 1910–1974, 4 ft. (MSS–004)

Includes correspondence with family, friends, and fellow missionaries in China, 1910–1931; diaries, 1916–1927; papers on religious activities and war in China, 1920–1925; and some clippings, photographs, and printing materials concerning China, 1920–1927. There are also some papers of his wife, Clella McDonnell Brown, including a paper on the nationalist Chinese in Nanchang, 1926–27, and a diary about a trip to China. Fred R. Brown was a Methodist missionary and science teacher in the Kiansi Province of China from 1910 to 1931, when he and his wife, a fellow missionary, settled in DeWitt, New York.

Records, 1940–1991, .4 cubic ft. (APAP–170)

Bernard Bruton served in the armed forces during World War II and was a journalist and publicist. He worked to repeal California's anti-abortion law during Ronald Reagan's tenure as governor. He wrote for the Daily Worker and other publications. The collection includes material related to his service in WWII and newspaper articles he wrote in opposition to anti-abortion laws.

Papers, 42 cubic ft. (APAP-231)

Daniel Evan Button was a U.S. Representative from New York. Button was born in Dunkirk, Chautauqua County, NY on November 1, 1917. He graduated from Wilmington High School (Delaware) in 1933, received his A.B. from the University of Delaware (Newark, DE) in 1938, and his M.A. from Columbia University in 1939. Button was an author and journalist working with newspapers in Wilmington, the Associated Press in New York City (1939-1947) and as executive editor of the Albany Times-Union (1960-1966). He served as the assistant to the president of the State University of New York (1952-1958) as well as on the staffs of the University of Delaware and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Button was elected as a Republican to the 19th and succeeding Congress (January 3, 1967-January 3, 1971) and was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to Congress in 1970. This collection represents Button’s administrative actions during his two terms as a U.S. Representative: his contributions to legislation, files he received concerning domestic concerns and foreign relations, a sizeable amount of correspondence he received from Albany residents, military case files for every military branch, as well as press releases and teleprompt papers for televised events.

Records, 1992–2006, 2.29 cubic ft. and 68 mb of electronic records (APAP–164)

Campus Action was formed in April 1992 as a multicultural, multi-issue organization with a mission to promote activism and support activist organizations on university campuses in New York’s Capital Region. It maintained eight chapters representing individual campuses as well as a central office at the Social Justice Center in Albany. The records of Campus Action contain materials collected and generated by the organization including both paper documents and electronic records. These materials include minutes, correspondence, publications, grant applications, webpages, fliers, leaflets and other handouts. The collection holds material from the Campus Action central office and does not contain material specific to the individual chapters of Campus Action. Campus Action created a number of publications for campus distribution. These include the newsletter Campus Action News, two study guides, and directories of local activist organizations and internships. These are all represented in the collection, along with materials from the biannual conferences held to help organize activism, primarily as paper documents with some additional later material in electronic form. The case of Ali Yaghi, an Albany resident and owner of a pizza shop who was arrested just days after 9/11, is also documented in the collection.

Collection, 1968–1972, 1.33 ft. (UA–950.007)

An artificial collection including correspondence, newspaper clippings, and flyers, and printed materials, predominantly from 1969–70, collected to document unrest on the SUNYA campus and at other institutions across the country. The collection was gathered as background information for a 1971 report on campus unrest at the request of the Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs by the University Librarian, Alice Hastings, Fredericks Volkwein, Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies, and Dr. Frederick D. Weinstein of the School of Library Science.

Records, 1941–2002, 9 cubic ft. (APAP–129)
The Capital Area Council of Churches (CACC) was founded in 1941. The federation was intended to encompass, absorb, coordinate and extend the community service and ministry functions of several existing organizations. The majority of records in this collection are board minutes (with organizational constitutions, Director's Reports, and some committee minutes) reports, newsletters, administrative files, subject files, and some correspondence. There is also a collection of clippings from local newspapers. Well structured documentation, in the form of meeting minutes, of the formative period of the organization allow for a determination of the principle factors, both human and situational, for the genesis of the CACC. There are numerous sources (minutes, newsletters, annual reports) of the names of individuals and the roles they played in the organization; names, locations, size, relative prosperity and denomination of member congregations; and information pertaining to the other groups, individuals, and organizations which provided services in the Capital District. Many of the records show the degree to which the organization was concerned and involved with issues and events of local, national and international concern including World War II, the anti-Communist fervor, the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, the Abortion debate, the evolution of the State University of New York system, urban blight, and fair housing.

Papers, 1955–1980, 5 cubic ft. (APAP–288)

Includes material from the Schenectady chapter of Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy (SANE); local chapter of ant-Vietnam war; Church and Laity United, Schenectady; and groups for Middle East peace, 1970s.

Papers, 1932–1998, 4 cubic ft. (GER–013)
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.

Papers, 1770–1959, 1 ft. (MSS–071)
Includes correspondence of Dr. Michael Freligh (1770–1853) about family matters, agriculture, the War of 1812 in Plattsburgh, New York, and the Watervliet Lyceum, 1799–1853; land transactions and legal documents, 1773–1959; and rent receipts signed by Stephen Van Rensselaer, 1804–1830. The Freligh family resided in Niskayuna, Watervliet, and Cohoes, New York.

Papers, 1941–1986, 10 ft. (GER–014)
Biographical materials, ca. 1941–1986; correspondence, 1954–1975; manuscripts, 1940s–1970s; lecture notes, examinations, and related materials, 1941–1970; and offprints. Fried was born in Vienna; wrote extensively on comparative government, labor economics, and the Vietnam War; was Special Legal Consultant to the U.S. War Crimes Tribunals at Nuremberg, 1947–1949, and was coeditor of the Trials of War Criminals before the Nuremberg Military Tribunals, 1950–1953; worked for the United Nations, 1951–1954, 1964–1966; and taught at the New School for Social Research, City University of New York, and other institutions, 1942–1970.

Papers, 1900–1977, 22 ft. (GER–044)
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, dating from the 1920s to 1984, and also contains extensive notes from his research as well as for courses taught primarily at the New School for Social Research. 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, including Hans Kelsen, Hans Morgenthau, Leo Gross, Arnold Brecht and Kurt von Fritz.

Papers, 1936–1946, 1 ft. (UA–902.004)

Includes press releases pertaining to his career and research on New York State ghosts and folklore, 1936–1938; correspondence with former students of the New York State College for Teachers at Albany who were serving in the U.S. armed forces during World War II, 1942–1946; and photographs of students in uniform and a card file of all students from the college who were in military service during World War II, undated Jones taught English at the State College for Teachers from 1936 to 1946, when he was appointed executive director of the New York State Historical Association and Farmers Museum, Cooperstown.

Records, 1978–1994, 24.25 cubic ft. (APAP–105)

The Knolls Action Project based in Albany, New York grew out of the Blue Karner Affinity Group that was formed by local activists to participate in anti–nuclear protests at the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant in New Hampshire in 1978. The group decided to focus on the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (KAPL), a General Electric facility that conducted research and training on nuclear propulsion systems for the United States Navy. The KAPL site located in Niskayuna, N.Y. designed propulsion systems for the nuclear navy, including the Trident submarine system. The West Milton, N.Y. KAPL facility (or Kesselring site) was where naval crews trained to operate the Trident and other nuclear submarines. These records document the activities and interests of KAP from 1978 to 1994. Some of the information pre–dates the founding of the organization, but was obtained by members of KAP for research or informational purposes. The collection is comprehensive, and contains meeting minutes, newsletters, leaflets, clippings, reports, books and publications, audiovisuals, and peace-related memorabilia.

Papers, 1942-45, 1969-1980, approx. 3,000 slides (UA–902.067)
Consists primarily of color slides taken by Harry Kolker while he was employed, 1969-80, in the Educational Communication Center of the State University of New York at Albany (SUNYA), now known as the University at Albany, SUNY. The slides are primarily of the buildings and grounds of the SUNYA Uptown Campus, but also contain some photos of the Downtown Campus and Alumni Quadrangle buildings. Prominently featured are photos of the Academic Podium, the Water Tower and Alumni Carillon, Academic Podium water fountains, aerial photos of the Uptown Campus, some construction photos of the campus, photos of the Performing Arts Center, Physics Laboratory, and signage on the Uptown Campus buildings. Also included are a number of slides used by the Educational Communication Center in films produced for the University academic departments. There are also a number of photos of SUNY Cortland, of Albany, N.Y., and of a July 1975 Syracuse University sponsored conference at Sagamore Great Camp at Racket Lake, N.Y. In addition, there are photos of the Jewish Community in Albany and Schenectady, N.Y. Of special interest are 140 slides of Mr. Kolker's service in the Pacific Ocean during World War II including his training as an Air Force radio operator at Scott Field, Illinois; and photos of air force bases in Brisbane, Australia; Amberly Air Force Base, Australia; Nichols Field, Manila, Phillipines; Layete; Biak Nei, Guinea; and Honolulu.

LEHR, DAVID (1910- ), pharmacologist
Papers, 1935-2005, 3 cubic ft.(GER–121)
Typescripts and original materials used for Dr. Lehr's autobiographical account, Austria Before and After the Anschluss (1998); correspondence and documentation concerning legal cases; memorabilia of his teacher and mentor Dr. Ernst Peter Pick; documents; newspaper clippings; publications. Dr. Lehr, who emigrated to the U.S. in 1939, was a full-time faculty member of the New York Medical College for 43 years and served as the first Chairman of the Department of Pharmacology for 25 years.

Papers, 1849-1960, 2.26 cubic ft. (APAP-178)

Henry S. Manley practiced law in Jamestown, NY, served as an attorney in the Office of the Attorney General of New York State, and was Counsel to the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. While Counsel he defended the milk control system in the U.S. Supreme Court in Nebbia v. New York (1934). From 1943 to early 1955 Manley was an Assistant Attorney General in the Appeals and Opinions Bureau of the New York State Department of Law. From early 1955 until his retirement later that year, he served as Solicitor General of the Department. Manley published a book, The Treaty of Fort Stanwix, and a number of articles regarding Native Americans and the law. The collection includes Manley's writings, pamphlets, as well as briefs and case files. Manley's cases covered in the collection are mostly from his years in private practice and include Indian land rights, the Attica Central School District, and other issues mostly in western New York.

PAPERS, 1969–2014, 7.5 cubic ft. (APAP-344)

The Martin K. Manley Papers document the social and political activism of Manley, a longtime Schenectady, New York resident. Manley, a lifelong activist in movements for peace, human rights and socio-economic justice, has been involved in a range of causes and organizations, from local to international. These include Neighborhood Watch in Schenectady, the Chile Solidarity Club, Capital District Coalition Against Racism and Apartheid, the Schenectady Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador, the Communist Party of the United States Capital District Club, and the Industrial Workers of the World Capital District James Connolly Chapter. Manley also is a poet. He collected materials on topics related to workers’ rights, Cuba, healthcare, the North of Ireland, Vietnam, and Central America. The papers contain subject files, meeting agendas and minutes, clippings, newspapers and newsletters, posters, buttons and a flag that flew at his home in the 1990s. A small portion of the Papers containing membership lists from the Communist Party U.S.A, the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, and the Industrial Workers of the World are closed until 2054 at the request of the donor.

Papers, 1967-1996, 14 cubic ft. (APAP–107)

John L. Mathers was Assistant to the Chancellor of the SUNY System in the 1960s and 1970s, later becoming Associate Vice Chancellor for Continuing Education, and retiring as Chair of the SUNY Small Business Development Council in the early 1990s. As Assistant to the Chancellor, Mathers was assigned special projects to spearhead. In the late 1960s he was heavily involved in efforts to document, understand, and stem unrest in the SUNY System caused by the anti-war movement, the stresses involved in introducing large numbers of persons of color into the System, and the stresses caused by a rapidly expanding SUNY System and student involvement in governance. He retained most of his day file correspondence from his service, as well as copies of much of the record relating to the controversies at Stony Brook, New Paltz, Buffalo State, UB, and Albany. In 1971 his position was elevated to Executive Assistant to the Chancellor where he was lead liaison with the staff of the governor and chief legislative leaders for developing the System's priorities. In the 1970s Mathers was point person for studies of the economic impact of the System (1971-73), the transformation of the D & H Building into SUNY Central Headquarters (1973-74), and was involved in much of the negotiations for the establishment of the Empire State Youth Theatre (1974-81) and the SUNY Russian Student Exchange Program (1977). In the late 1970s and early 1980s, as Associate Vice Chancellor for Continuing Education he was also involved in overseeing the NYNET, the SUNY television system. In the 1980s and 1990s, Mathers'primary focus was on developing the NYS Small Business Development Center, voluminously documented in his papers.

PAETEL, KARL O. (1906–1975), writer
Papers, 1940–1975, 77.5 ft. (GER–072)

Autobiographical materials, undated; diary, 1950; correspondence with Hannah Arendt, Manfred George, Ernst Jünger, Henry Kissinger, Reinhold Niebuhr, Paul Tillich, and others, 1940–1972; manuscripts of books, articles, essays, and reviews, 1940–1972; offprints and clippings; materials pertaining to five exile magazines published by Paetel; two reel–to–reel and two cassette tape recordings, 1957–1966; and photographs. Includes a large collection of ephemera pertaining to the German Youth Movement, anti–Nazi resistance, refugee problems, exile writers, and post–war German politics. Paetel retained manuscripts of and biographical materials pertaining to the German novelist Ernst Jünger and the manuscript and woodcuts for a children's book by Käte Döring. The University Libraries also have books from Paetel's library pertaining to these areas of interest.

Papers, 1910–2003, 18.48 cubic ft. (APAP–030)

The papers of Joseph Persico focus on his careers as a political speechwriter and as a full-time author. His speeches from the 1960s include his work for both New York State Commissioner of Health, Hollis Ingraham, and New York State Governor, Nelson Rockefeller. Press releases and transcripts associated with the speeches are also present in the Persico files. The author’s publication files include manuscripts, correspondence, screenplays, and research notes. For Persico's Piercing the Reich, several folders hold parts of a single OSS (Office of Strategic Services) War Report from 1949, detailing OSS action in Europe, Africa, and Asia during World War II. For Nuremberg: Infamy on Trial, the author's files contain a draft of the work and research material including photos from the Holocaust and the Nuremberg Trials. The texts, drafts, news clippings, correspondence, and other supporting material is available for speeches and other non-book writings of Persico.

POTTER, EDWARD E. (1891–1918), student, aviator
Papers, 1918–1966, .17 ft. (UA–802.002)

The Edward Eldred Potter papers contains Potter's correspondence with his mother and his sisters during World War I, and correspondence relating to the establishment of the Edward Eldred Potter Club at the New York State Normal College for Teachers. Included also are miscellaneous personal papers, family photographs, Potter's military certificates, as well as a copy of The Memoirs of Edward Eldred Potter written by his sister Cordella Potter Lackey in 1935. A casualty of WWI, he interrupting his studies to enlist. Potter crashed and died while returning from an emergency ferrying mission at Orly Field, Paris, France in 1918.

Papers, 1875–1984, 15.06 cubic ft. (UA–902.009)
Correspondence with publishers and environmental groups including the Constitutional Council for Forest Preserves, 1970–71; Defenders of Wildlife, 1970–76; Albany Environmental Council, 1965–76; draft manuscripts and typescripts, 1956–79, of texts, scholarly and popular articles and books relating to local, state, national, and international government and to environmental issues such as the anti-nuclear movement, forest preservation, wildlife preservation, the Adirondack Mountains, lecture notes taken as a student and given to his classes, 1930–70, scripts for his television series "Man Against His Environment", 1970–71, drafts of speeches on environmental concerns, tape cassettes on environmental issues created as staff lecturer for the Center for Cassette Studies, clippings files on government and environmental issues, photographs of Rienow and his wife. Robert Rienow was educated at Carthage College (B.A., 1930), and Columbia University (M.A., 1934; Ph.D., 1937), served as Instructor, 1936–41, Assistant Professor, 1941–47, and Professor, 1947–80, of Social Science at the State University of New York at Albany, now the University at Albany. Through out his career Rienow maintained an active interest in environmental issues and a belief in the need to popularize issues of public concern.

SCHEIDER, GEORGE (1904–1988), translator
Collection, 1940–1947, .10 ft. (MSS–059)
Copies of Nazi documents with translations, 1940–1947, and photographs (with personal information) of 63 inmates at the Dachau and Ravensbruck concentration camps.  Retained by George Scheider, a refugee from Czechoslovakia who served as a translator at the Nuremberg tribunals.

Records, 1988-1997, 13 cubic ft. (APAP–177)

The Social Justice Center is a grassroots community based organization which, through its programming and projects, confronts the roots and structures of oppression. The center acts as an umbrella organization for various activist groups in New York's Capital Region. Issues of interest include racism, sexism, reproductive rights, the peace movement, and environmental issues.

SPEIER, HANS (1905–1990), sociologist
Papers, 1922–1989, 16 cubic ft. (GER–084)
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.

Papers, 1936, 1959–2013, 4.72 cubic ft. (APAP–219)
Ivan D. Steen was a long time professor at the University at Albany. He began his career at Hunter College of the City University of New York after completing his schooling at New York University, where he received his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. After three years on the faculty at Hunter College, Steen joined the University at Albany's History Department in 1965 as an assistant professor. He became founding director of the University's Public History Graduate Program in 1983, an associate professor in 1985 and associate professor emeritus in 2008. Professor Steen is passionate about oral history and local history. As founding director of the University's Oral History Program, Steen’s projects often focused on a combination of the two. Two of Steen’s major projects were the Erastus Corning Years Oral History Project and The Rockefeller Years: An Oral History of the State of New York Under Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller. Steen, along with students in the program, worked on other projects pertaining to local history such as Albany’s black community, the history of the Fort Orange Club, local area Holocaust survivors, and memories of radio personnel. Steen personally conducted many interviews as did his research associates and students in the Oral History Program. Steen also worked on a former Prisoner of War (POW) oral history project where he interviewed former POWs from World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

Papers, 1912-–1919, .40 cubic ft. (MSS–141)
Harvey Beebe was from Falconer, New York. He worked at the National Chautauqua County Bank until 1918, when he left his position to serve in the Navy during World War I. Beebe completed basic training in the United States and then served in France during the war. He returned home and was stationed in Hampton Roads, Virginia beginning in February 1919. During his service, Beebe frequently wrote letters home to his family, especially his mother Grace Frankenfield, and future wife, Hazel Ames. Harvey and Hazel Beebe married in early 1919 after his return to the United States and their daughter was Shirley Beebe Terwilliger. The vast majority of this collection is handwritten correspondence sent by Harvey Beebe to his family and girlfriend back home. There are some additional items such as correspondence from others, Beebe's local draft board card, a machine gun manual, and a list of sailors staying in a U.S. Naval Barrack in France.

TETENS, FRIEDRICH TETE HARENS (1899–1976), journalist
Papers, 1925–1976, 50 ft. (GER–091)

Correspondence with Bernard Baruch, Emil Ludwig, William Langer, Louis Nizer, Friedrich Wilhelm Förster, Harold L. Ickes, and others, 1925–76; typescripts, manuscripts, outlines, and translations (German, English, and Spanish) of published and unpublished books and articles, 1937–72; research reports written for Bernard Baruch and for the U.S. Office of Strategic Services (OSS), 1939–43; research notes, undated; pamphlets and other ephemera on National Socialism, pan–Germanism, anti–semitism, the German–American Bund, post–war Germany, Cold War, and peace issues, 1937–72; propaganda of the Deutsche Liga für Volkerbund and various war and peace groups, collected in Aschaffenburg by Edgar Davidsburg, 1915–19; and printed materials on the German tobacco industry, ca. 1890–1930. Tetens was a journalist from Berlin who fled for political reasons to Switzerland in 1934; he lived in Argentina from 1936 to 1938 and in the United States from 1939. In addition to his own papers, he retained correspondence of Rev. Guy Emery Shipler, editor of the New York City–based religious magazine Churchman, concerning obscenity in films, Communism, National Socialism, religious freedom, and other issues affecting the Protestant Episcopal Church, 1922–66; files of the Philipp Reemstma case, 1925–33; records of the American I. G. Farben Chemical Corporation, 1933–39; papers of Argentinian anti–Nazi journalist Reinhard Maurer, 1937–45; drawings by the Argentinian anti–Nazi artist Clément Moreau, 1937–39; correspondence and writings of Émigré writer Friedrich Wilhelm Förster (1869–1963) about pan–Germanism and National Socialism, 1940–51; manuscripts by the French anti–Nazi writer André Chéradame, 1941; correspondence of Isidore Lipschutz as an officer of the Society for the Prevention of World War III, 1938–56; case files pertaining to Victor F. Ridder/New York Staats Zeitung and Chicago Tribune libel suits, 1943–45, 1951; correspondence of German–Chilean refugee Pablo Hesslein, 1952–53; and records of several anti–Vietnam War groups based in New Jersey, 1968–72. His papers also include an autobiography, diaries, correspondence, and reports of his wife Eugenia Tetens covering their escape from Germany and early life in exile, 1933–45. Of approximately 700 linear feet of clippings in Tetens's "Library on Germanic and Related International Problems," which he amassed between 1937 and 1972, about 15 feet concerning Émigrés and Nazis in North and South America have been retained. Tetens was a journalist and political pamphleteer who also wrote under the pseudonym Anton Pettenkofer.

Papers, 1935–2000, 11.45 cubic ft. (APAP–135)

Ernest van den Haag (1914-2002) was a conservative commentator of social issues, especially crime, and one of America's foremost proponents of the death penalty. The publications in this collection include articles in published form, drafts, and related correspondence. Types of publications include transcripts from appearances on television shows in the 1970s and 1980s, files on the books which he authored, rough drafts for chapters, and hundreds of articles written for various journals, magazines, and newspapers from 1950-2000. The collection's publications cover a wide array of social science issues of the mid to late 20th century from an intellectual conservative's view. Topics include American culture, criminal justice, education, conservatism versus liberalism, and American politics. Van den Haag had a special political interest in U.S. foreign policy and commented on the Vietnam War, foreign wars, and the issues of the Cold War.

Collection, 1967–1969, .5 ft. (UA–950.006)
An artificial collection including correspondence, memoranda, ephemera, and publications about anti–Vietnam War activities on the campus.

Papers, 1958–1997, 14.9 cubic ft. (APAP–055)

This collection details the social activism of Malcolm Willison in New York State's Capital Region. As an active board member of several local groups, his papers contain minutes, financial statements and budgets, programming ideas, brochures, planning notes, articles and reports, and clippings that detail the evolution of the various organizations contained in the collection. Organizational newsletters and event flyers, course and conference information planned by Willison in his capacity on executive boards, and vast amounts of correspondence about any number of events and issues are also part of the scope of the collection.