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BENDIX, REINHARD (1916–1991), political scientist, sociologist
Papers, 1929–1998, 12.67 ft. (GER–021)
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.

BRECHT, ARNOLD (1884–1977), political scientist
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Heuss, and others, 1933–1970; lectures, notes, and syllabi, 1934–1938; offprints; and manuscripts of published and unpublished works, 1950–1970.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.

FRIED, JOHN H. E. (1905–1990), political scientist
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.

HERZ, JOHN H. (1908–2005), political scientist
Papers, 1940–1981, 31 ft. (GER–015)
The collection includes documents and autobiographical materials (including his autobiographyVom Überleben), professional and personal correspondence, copies of his published and unpublished writings (manuscripts, typescripts, reprints and books), texts of numerous speeches and lectures (published and unpublished), teaching materials, as well as Herz’s research collections on topics relating to his writings and lectures, as well as materials relating to the United Nations Commission to Study the Organization of Peace, 1972-1974. The collection contains a nearly complete collection of Herz’s writings spanning six decades from his early years in Germany and Switzerland to his later years in the United States after his forced emigration in 1938. John Herz was a professor of political science at Howard University in Washington, D.C. and later at the City College of the City University of New York.

HULA, ERICH (1900–1987), political scientist
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.

KIRCHHEIMER, OTTO (1905–1965), political scientist
Papers, 1928–1965, 6 ft. (GER–006)
Correspondence with Arcadij Gurland, Hajo Holborn, Franz Neumann, Hans Simons, Hans Staudinger, and others, 1937–1965; research and lecture notes, undated; offprints, book reviews, and ephemera, 1928–1965. 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. The University Libraries also have annotated books from Otto Kirchheimer's library.

KOTSCHNIG, WALTER MARIA (1901–1985), diplomat
Papers, 1936–1976, 13.5 ft. (GER–053)
Correspondence, 1936–1976; memoranda, reports, photographs, and other materials pertaining to his work with the United Nations, 1953–1973; speeches, 1944–65; and typescripts of articles and reports, 1944–1976. Kotschnig taught at Smith College and Mt. Holyoke College from 1937 to 1942. As an expert on international organization, he became an official of the U.S. State Department in 1944 and represented the United States in the United Nations in the 1950s.

MILLER, HOWARD F. (1920– ), educator, public servant
Papers, 1940–1982, 9 cubic ft. (APAP–088)

Includes correspondence and lecture notes relating to Miller's attendance at the Army Controller's School, 1942–1945, as a student and professor at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, 1938–1969, and the Albany Graduate Program in Public Administration (now part of the School of Public Affairs, University at Albany), 1964; legislative reports, minutes of legislative hearings on the budget and finance and of the New York State Assembly Budget Committee, 1966–1968; correspondence and reports as Executive Director of the New York State Social Development Planning Commission, 1968–1971; and relating to finance for the New York State Constitutional Convention, 1967–1968; news releases of the Speaker of the Assembly to Assembly candidates, 1968. Miller was an expert on institutional budgetary finance. He served as deputy director of the New York State Division of the Budget, 1971–1978, and director of the budget, 1978–1980.

PADOVER, SAUL K. (1905–1981), political scientist
Papers, 1947–69, .10 ft. (GER–010)
Lecture notes, reading lists, and other materials pertaining to courses on world politics, Soviet propaganda, American foreign policy, and other subjects taught by Padover as a professor of political science at the New School for Social Research.

POLITICAL SCIENCE, DEPARTMENT OF
Records, 1974–76, 1985, 1 ft. (UA–684)
Includes course descriptions, correspondence, and planning documents.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS, GRADUATE SCHOOL OF
Records, 1946-1989, 18.66 cubic ft. (UA–680)
The collection contains annual reports, dean's office correspondence, budget documents, evaluation reports, plans, publications, student research essays, training program manuals, workshop materials, meeting minutes, course descriptions and reading lists. The majority of records originate from the Dean's office subject files. The two major exceptions are the records originating from Hannah Applebaum, the school's librarian from approximately 1963-1971, and the Organization and Methods program (1946-60) records of Murray Nathan, the Director of the Office of Planning and Procedures in the New York State Department of Health.

RIENOW, ROBERT
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.

SCIENCE AND SOCIETY, CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF
Records, 1967–71, 2 ft. (UA–440.013)

Includes memoranda, budgets, and other materials.  In its planning stage called the Center for Science and Human Affairs, the Center for the Study of Science and Society was established in 1968.  The goal of the center was to "open communications between scientists, technologists, economists, sociologists and political scientists particularly in their formative age" in order to study how society can control its evolution by using the "data, structure and processes and findings of science" with particular emphasis placed on the on the study of "human ecology" or "cultural evolution" (Final Budget Request, 1968–69).  The center accomplished this goal by sponsoring conferences, seminars, and symposia including 1969 conferences "The Scientific Revolution--Its Impact on Man and Society" and "Weather Modification."  The center was directed by Eugene I. Rabinowitch from 1968 until its dissolution in 1971.

SIMONS, HANS (1893–1972), political scientist
Papers, 1919–1963, .5 ft. (GER–082)
Diary, 1935–1937; typescripts of articles and lectures on education and politics, 1919–1963; and offprints. Simons was a professor of political science at the New School for Social Research and served as its president.

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.

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.

VAN DEN HAAG, ERNEST
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.