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Finding Aid for the
Albert (Leser) Lestoque Papers

(GER-059)

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Finding Aid Compiled by
Sandra Hunt Hawrylchak
September 2, 2008



 
 
 
 
 
 

M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives 
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VOLUME: 15 cubic ft.

ACQUISITION: All items in this manuscript group were transferred to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives by Walter Leser, son Albert Lestoque, in 1982. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, in 2006.

ACCESS: Access to this record group is unrestricted.

COPYRIGHT: Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the head of Special Collections and Archives.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Biographical Sketch

Chronology of Events

Scope and Content Note

Series Description

Box and Folder List


Albert Lestoque Papers
Biographical Sketch

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Albert Lestoque was born Albert Leser on April 20, 1892 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, the eldest son of well-to-do Jewish parents, Wilhelm and Helene Leser. Albert expressed an early interest in writing, however, since writing was not considered a proper profession at that time by either his immediate family or friends, Albert chose to follow in his father’s footsteps and pursue a legal career. (In a letter to Will Schaber, dated February 13, 1939 [Albert Lestoque Papers], Albert stated that he turned to the study of law partly because of the fact that no other course of study attracted him, but also because of the practical possibilities a career in law could provide.)

Albert Leser pursued his legal studies at the Universities of Freiburg, Heidelberg, Bonn and finally Marburg, where he passed his doctorate exams in 1917 – interrupted by service in the German army during World War I – and passed the Assessor’s exam in Berlin in the summer of 1920. During the next years, Albert practiced law, first as an Assessor and later as a prosecuting attorney, in Frankfurt am Main, Limburg and Wiesbaden until in 1933, because of his Jewish ancestry, he was deprived of his right to practice law in Germany. In the fall of 1934, realizing that a return to Germany was no longer possible for them, the Lesers established a second residence in Denmark. Finally, in 1937, Albert Leser, together with his wife and two young children, immigrated to the United States. Shortly after arriving in the U.S., Albert officially changed his name from Albert Leser to Albert Lestoque, a name he had used earlier in his writing career.

Albert Lestoque did not attempt to continue his legal career after emigrating to the U.S., but decided to pursue his writing career full-time. His only published novel, Menschen in Aktendeckeln, was published in German in 1939. After relocating to Denver, Colorado in 1941, Lestoque continued to write novels (none of which were published), prose and poetry, but he spent most of his time lecturing groups on topics such as the evils of National Socialism, crime and juvenile delinquency, democracy and peace. His most famous lecture, “American by Choice,” first delivered on May 21, 1944, was reprinted numerous times.

After the end of World War II and the defeat of Germany, Albert Lestoque focused his energies almost entirely on trying to recover the family properties, which had been seized by the National Socialists in 1938. As the oldest of the three Leser siblings (brother Paul Leser and sister Maria Lingemann), Albert was the primary custodian of the family estate in the Plittersdorf section of Bonn, Germany. Albert’s fight against the German government to regain his family’s property and receive restitution (Wiedergutmachung) for himself, his siblings and his heirs, became the major focus of Albert’s later years. Albert Lestoque died on November 19, 1960, shortly after the major restitution case against the German government (Deutsches Reich) was decided in his family’s favor.


Albert Lestoque Papers
Chronology of Events

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1892 Born Albert Wilhelm Philipp Leser on April 20 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany to (Julius) Wilhelm and Helene Rikoff Leser, baptized as a member of the Reformed Evangelical Church.

1907 March 1907, confirmed as a member of the Deutsche evangelisch-reformierte Kirche in Frankfurt am Main.

1910 Completed his Abitur exams.

1911-1917 Studied law at the Universities of Freiburg, Heidelberg, Bonn and Marburg.

1917 Awarded his doctorate cum laude from the University of Marburg.

1915-1918 Served in the German army.

1920 Passed the Assessor exam.

1920-1926 Served as Assessor and later as prosecuting attorney in Frankfurt am Main, Neuwied and Königstein.

1924 Marriage to Gerda Maubach.

1926 Birth of daughter, Bettina.

1926-1931 Practiced law in Frankfurt am Main (Landgericht); also served as legal counsel to the printing firm of J. Maubach G.m.b.H. (company of his father-in-law).

1929 Birth of son, Walter.

1931-1932 Relocated to Switzerland; practiced law in Switzerland.

1932-1933 Practiced law in Cologne, Germany.

1933 May 5, deprived of the right to practice law in Germany by the Prussian Ministry of Justice.

1934 Fall, established dual residency in Denmark.

1937 May 12, arrival with wife and two children in U.S.

1937 October 22, name legally changed from Albert Leser to Albert Lestoque (former pseudonym).

1938 March 30, Application for First Papers (Citizenship papers).

1939 Publication of novel, Menschen in Aktendeckeln.

1941 Divorced from Gerda; moved with son, Walter, to Denver, Colorado.

1944 December 15, became an American citizen.

1960 November 19, died in Bonn, Germany, after being hospitalized for a heart attack on November 11.


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Scope and Content Note

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The Albert Lestoque Papers (1862-1963; bulk dates 1899-1960) consist of 15 cu. ft. of materials, and are divided into nine series: 1) Biographical materials, documents, family documents and records; 2) Akademischer Ruder-Club (A.R.C. Rhenus) – correspondence and materials, 1931-1935; 3) Julius Lips materials, 1930-1932; 4) Writings of Albert Lestoque, 1909-1960; 5) Family and general correspondence files, 1914-1960; 6) Correspondence and materials dealing with German properties and possessions, 1928-1943; 7) American activities, 1943-1951; 8) Wiedergutmachung (Restitution) files, 1947-1960; and 9) Miscellaneous materials; periodical issues. Series 4 has been further divided into two sub-series: 1) Belletristic writings: novels, poetry, short prose; and 2) Essayistic writings.

The collection reflects not only Lestoque’s legal and literary careers, but also documents the story of a “German immigrant’s family to establish roots in a new country, while fighting to protect their family heritage from the Third Reich and the tenacious battle through years of restitution claims.” Approximately half of the materials in the collection deal with the legal battles and restitution claims of Albert (Leser) Lestoque and his two siblings, Paul Leser and Maria (Mira) Lingemann (née Leser), for family properties in the Plittersdorf section of Bonn, Germany. These materials include exhaustive correspondence files, family documents and property records dating from 1862, as well as numerous case files, photographs, and newspaper clippings.

In addition to the restitution files, the collection contains manuscripts and published versions of Lestoque’s writings, including the manuscripts from Lestoque’s lecture engagements, as well as materials collected by him pertaining to such organizations as Citizens for Victory, the International Committee for the Study of European Questions and the German American Writers’ Association (GAWA).

Quote taken from a letter from Walter P. Leser to Marion Munzer, undated (after Dec. 15, 1982), Albert Lestoque Papers, M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections.


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Series Descriptions

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Series 1: Biographical materials, documents, family documents and records. 41 file folders, arranged chronologically, 1862-1960.

The series consists of two main sections: family documents and records, and biographical materials and documents of Albert (Leser) Lestoque. The family documents consist primarily of documents pertaining to the family estate known as Auf’m Rech located in the Plittersdorf section of Bonn, Germany. The records consist of land purchase records of various pieces of property primarily in Bonn, as well as records of furniture and art purchases for the property in Plittersdorf. Additional records pertaining to the property, as well as documents and materials pertaining to other family members are found in the Paul Leser Papers.

Series 2: Akademischer Ruder-Club (A.R.C. Rhenus) – correspondence and materials, 1931-1935. 25 file folders, arranged alphabetically

This series consists primarily of correspondence between Lestoque and officials or other members of the Akademischer Ruder-Club, a sports club in Bonn, Germany. The correspondence (1933-1935) deals with the denial of Lestoque’s club membership rights due to his Jewish heritage

Series 3: Julius Lips materials, 1930-1932. 35 file folders, arranged alphabetically.

The Julius Lips materials consist of Albert Lestoque’s files on the plagiarism case against Lips in which his brother, Paul Leser, was one of the primary accusers. These materials augment the larger collection of materials contained in the Paul Leser Papers

Series 4: Writings of Albert Lestoque, 1909-1960. 149 file folders, separated by genre and arranged alphabetically within genres.

Sub-series 1 – Belletristic writings: novels, poetry, short prose. 73 file folders, separated by genre and arranged alphabetically within genres.
This series consists of both manuscripts and typescripts in German and in English. The largest portion of this section consists of texts of novels, including the handwritten manuscript of Lestoque’s published novel, Menschen in Aktendeckeln, as well as versions of several unpublished novels. The poetry and short prose works are primarily written in German and date from 1909 to the 1930s, although a few examples in English date from his post-emigration time period.

Sub-series 2 – Essayistic writings. 76 file folders, the first section arranged chronologically and the remainder alphabetically.
This series has been divided into two sections. The first section contains early published writings of Albert Lestoque, written in German and primarily on the subjects of prison conditions and penal reform, as well as clippings, case files and other research materials used by him to research these topics. The second section of this series contains texts of both lectures and essayistic publications, primarily written by Lestoque in English after immigrating to the United States.

Series 5 – Family and general correspondence files, 1914-1960. 103 file folders, arranged alphabetically.

This series is divided into three sections: 1) family correspondence; 2) general individual correspondence; and 3) correspondence with organizations, newspapers, publishers. Albert Lestoque’s correspondence with his brother, Paul Leser, spans the years 1932-1959. Additional correspondence between the brothers can also be found in the Paul Leser Papers.

Series 6 – Correspondence and materials dealing with German properties and possessions, 1928-1943. 41 file folders, arranged alphabetically.

This series contains correspondence files which document Lestoque’s dealings in regard to the Leser family properties in Germany. A large section of this series is comprised of the case files of attorney Robert Mand, Lestoque’s legal representative in Germany, 1939-1943, who was responsible for dealing with the dissolution of the Leser family possessions after family members were forced to flee.

Series 7 – American activities, 1943-1951. 9 file folders, arranged alphabetically.

This series contains folders pertaining to Lestoque’s activities in Denver, Colorado and include his association with the Alliance Française Denver, France Forever, the P. T. A. of the Denver Public School system, as well as with various social groups in Denver.

Series 8 – Wiedergutmachung (Restitution) files, 1947-1960. 230 file folders, arranged alphabetically.

This series is the largest series in the collection. It is noteworthy because it represents a nearly complete record of the legal battles of Albert Lestoque and other members of his family in their attempts to file restitution claims for losses incurred as a result of the Nazi takeover of their properties in Germany after 1933. The files in Series 6 document Lestoque’s early efforts to maintain his family’s properties after he and other family members were forced to flee from Germany, whereas the files in Series 8 deal directly with Restitution (post-1945, Wiedergutmachung) claims.

The series is divided into three sections: the first section contains alphabetical correspondence files with individuals, legal representatives and agencies in Germany; the second section is arranged according to various legal case files, including those against the German Reich as well as ones against individual citizens and other agencies; the final section contains correspondence with occupation agencies and U.S. political figures, as well as clipping files on post-war Germany and restitution issues.

Series 9 – Miscellaneous materials; periodical issues. 19 file folders, arranged alphabetically.

This series contains miscellaneous materials, as well as a number of periodicals dealing with restitution and emigration issues. Many of the periodicals contain articles pertinent to Lestoque’s restitution claims and are marked and annotated by him. One item of interest is a copy of the December 1939 issue of Klaus Mann’s Decision, which was devoted to Exiled German Authors. Twelve of the articles have been signed by their respective émigré authors.


Albert Lestoque Papers
Box and Folder List

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Series 1: Biographical materials, documents, family documents and records

Box 1
Folder

1. Records of Plittersdorf property land purchases & sales, 1862-1957.
Folders 2-14: Records of purchases of furniture, art objects, paintings for Leser family residence at Auf’m Rech, Plittersdorf, 1871-1883.
2. Purchase records, Auction, March 5, 1871.
3. Purchase records, Auction, April 25, 1871 (Collection Bernardus Lans zu Haarlem).
4. Purchase records, Auction, October 16, 1871.
5. Purchase records, Auction, October 17, 1871 (Sammlung von Romberg).
6. Purchase records, Auction, April 24-25, 1873 (Collection W. H. De Heus de Nijenrode).
7. Purchase records, Auction, December 8-11, 1873 (Sammlung Elinckhuyze).
8. Purchase records, Auction, September 25, 1876 (Sammlung von Schauroth).
9. Purchase records, Auction, September 19, 1881 (Sammlung de Francque).
10. Purchase records, Auction, September 22-24, 1881.
11. Purchase records, Auction, October 24, 1881 (Sammlung Pickert).
12. Purchase records, Auction, March 27-31, 1882 (Sammlung Herhold).
13. Purchase records, Auction, October 16, 1882 (Joh. Paul Hamburg).
14. Purchase records, Auction, May 7, 1883 (Collection L. Minard).
15. Property descriptions, Grundbuch Godesberg, 1938, 1943.
16. Property descriptions, Grundbuch Kessenich, 1936, 1943.
17. Property descriptions, Grundbuch Muffendorf, 1936.
18. Property descriptions, Grundbuch Rüngsdorf, 1938, 1943.
19-20. Property descriptions, Grundbuch Plittersdorf, 1925-1943.
21. Correspondence re: Plitterdorf property, 1928-1936.
22. Correspondence with Grundbuchamt Plittersdorf, 1959-1960.
23. Personal documents of Albert (Leser) Lestoque, 1892-1922.
24. Diary, 1909.
25. Student notebooks, ca. 1907-1910.
26. Polizeiliche Abmeldungen, 1931-1933.
27. Correspondence concerning immigration to Switzerland, 1931-1934.
28. Vertretungsverbot (ban on practicing law), May 5, 1933.
29. Plittersdorf mortgage, 1934.
30. Change of name from Leser to Lestoque, Dec. 1, 1937.
31. Lloyds Underwriters London, insurance policies, 1937-1940.
32. U. S. Alien registration papers, 1937-1943.
33. Biographical statements.
34. Photograph of Albert Lestoque (1); photograph of Walter Lestoque, 1939.
35. Citizenship papers, 1942.
36. Correspondence concerning Albert Lestoque’s blocked accounts, 1941-1949.
37. Schaber, Will. “Ein Staatsanwalt sucht das Recht.” Introductory statement for Lestoque at German American Writers Association, April 5, 1939.
38. Clippings about Albert Lestoque, 1939-1942.
39. Clippings about Albert Lestoque, Denver society pages, 1944-1949.
40. Moving and storage records, 1951-1957.
41. Documents, correspondence re: death of Albert Lestoque, November 19, 1960.


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Series 2: Akademischer Ruder-Club (A.R.C. Rhenus) – correspondence and materials, 1931-1935.

Box 2
Folder

1. General correspondence, 1933-1935.
2. Der akademische Rudersport, 1932-1934.
3. Akademischer Ruderclub – Clubnachrichten, 1931-1934.
4. A.R.C. Mitgliederverzeichnis, May 1, 1933.
5. Clippings re: student groups, 1933.
6. Bremme, Emil, 1935.
7. Cappenberg, Arnold, 1935.
8. Dyckerhoff, Karl J., 1933, 1935.
9. Ebhardt, Richard, 1933-1935.
10. Fassbinder, Engelbert, 1933-1935.
11. Garschina, Benno, 1935.
12. Geisseler, Hermann, 1933-1935.
13. Graham, William, 1935.
14. Haensel, Carl, 1933.
15. Holler, Otto, 1933.
16. Kohlermann, M., 1933-1934.
17. Rühl, Hans, 1935.
18. Simrock, Eugen, 1934.
Simrock, Karl, 1934.
19. Sonanini, A., 1934.
20. Steinstrauss, Erwin, 1933-1934.
21. Trendelenberg, Ernst, 1935.
22. Trube, Günter, 1933.
23. Uerdingen, August, 1933.
24. Vobis, Fritz, 1934-1935.
25. Windecker, Otto, 1934.


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Series 3: Julius Lips materials, 1930-1932.

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Folders 26 – 40: correspondence files.
26. Block, Martin, 1930-1931.
27. Dessauer, Friedrich, 1930-1931.
28. Deutsche Allgemeine Zeitung (Carl Haensel), 1931.
29. Honigsheim, Paul, 1930.
30. Imhoff, Kurt, 1931.
31. Kölnische Volkszeitung, 1930-1931.
32. König, Herbert, 1931-1933.
33. Leser, Paul, 1926-1932.
34. Quadflieg, Eberhard, 1930-1931.
35. Rhein-Mainische Volkszeitung, 1931.
36. Rhein-Westfälische Zeitung, 1931.
37. Sauer, Bind & Braun, 1930-1931.
38. Sevenich, Maria, 1930-1931.
39. Vatter, Ernst, 1931.
40. Miscellaneous correspondence, 1930-1931.
41. Case files – Block vs. Lips, 1930.
42-43. Case files – Foy Nachlass, 1930-1932.
44. Case files – Quadflieg vs. Lips, 1930.
45. Lips Plagiarism case – summarizations.
46. Lips, Julius. Einleitung in die Vergleichende Völkerkunde. 2 copies, with numerous underlinings and notes.
47. Lips Plagiarism case – citations of plagiarized sections.
48. Statement by B. Ankermann, 1932.
49. Statement by Hermann Wolfgang Beyer, 1931.
50. Statements and summarization by Johannes Lehmann, 1930-1931.
51. Statement by Paul Leser.
52. Statement by P. W. Schmidt and W. Koppers, 1931.
53. Statement by Bernhard Struck, 1930.
54. Statement by Hans zur Heyden.
55. Documents re: Lips’ date and place of birth, doctoral degree.
56. Notes pertaining to the Lips case.
57. Newspaper clippings pertaining to the Lips case, 1930-1931.
58. Case file – Paul Leser vs. Prof. Menghin, 1931.
59. Case file – Paul Leser vs. Dr. Röck, 1930-1931.
60. Case file – Ernst Vatter, Johannes Lehmann, Paul Leser vs. Prof. Thorbecke, 1930-1931.


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Series 4: Writings of Albert Lestoque, 1910-1960.
Sub-series 1: Belletristic writings: novels, poetry, short prose.

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Folders 61-67: Manuscripts and typescripts of novels and novellas.
61. Abdul Hamid am Zurichsee. Notes, primarily in German, undated.
62. Abdul Hamid am Zurichsee. Clippings, background materials, 1937-1939.
63. Abdul Hamid am Zurichsee. Materials for novel, correspondence, 1933-1934.
64. The Amazing Mr. Dickson. Synopses, 1941.
65. The Amazing Mr. Dickson. Typescript of German version, 1941.
66. The Amazing Mr. Dickson. Typescript of German version, dated 1960.
67. A Gentlemen Racketeer. A Novel. English version of The Amazing Mr. Dickson. Typescript, plus additional handwritten pages, 1942.

Box 3
Folder

1. The Amazing Mr. Dickson, new title: Oil, Love and Laughter. Bound typescript in English with additional pages inserted, 1945.
2. Oil, Love and Laughter. Notes in English.
3. Oil, Love and Laughter. Background materials, clippings, 1944-1946.
4. Oil, Love and Laughter. Background materials, clippings, 1950-1956.
5. Anklage ab. Typescript in German. Part I: “Die Verbrecher”. 128pp. Part II: “Die Kriminal”. 97pp.
6. Anklage ab. Typescript in German. Part III: “Die Behörde. 202pp.; Part IV: “Termine.” 105 pp.
7. Konrad Klüngelt (Das System). Novel based on the Julius Lips plagiarism case. Part I: “Ethnologisches und Pathologisches.” Typescript and manuscript in German.
8. Konrad Klüngelt. Background materials to planned chapters.
9. Die Lawine. Roman. Typescript in German, 1942.
10. Avalanche (English translation of Die Lawine). Outline, loose pages.
11. Avalanche. A Novel. Bound typescript, in English, 1942. 351pp.
12. Avalanche. Typescript in English, pages 352+.
13. Menschen in Aktendeckeln. Handwritten manuscript, in German of Lestoque’s published novel.
14. Menschen in Aktendeckeln. Synopsis, in English.
15. Menschen in Aktendeckeln. Reviews in German and English. Typescripts and clippings, 1939-1943.
16. Menschen in Aktendeckeln. Correspondence concerning translation from German into English, 1939-1940. Includes letters from Franzi Ascher and Karl Jakob Hirsch.
17. Menschen in Aktendeckeln. Correspondence with Alliance Book Corporation (Milton S. Pratiner), 1939-1940.
18. Menschen in Aktendeckeln. Correspondence with Veit Wyler concerning German publication, 1939-1952.

Box 4
Folder

1.Fates on File. English translation of Menschen in Aktendeckeln. Typescript.
2. Fates on File. Typescript of Parts III and IV.
3. Fates on File. Extra typescript pages.
4. “Der Mörder. Novelle.” Carbon typescript, in German.
5. Sprünge am Abgrund. Carbon typescript, in German.
6-7. Sprünge am Abgrund. Typescripts, 4 copies.
8. Justice (English translation of Sprünge am Abgrund.) Synopsis.
9. “Der Steuersteckbrief.” Partial typescript, in German, pp. 28-131. Accompanied to a letter by Lestoque to his mother, 1939.
10. Novel fragments. Manuscripts and typescripts.

Folders 11-22: Playscripts and sketches.

11. “Agariste.” Play manuscript, dedicated to “meinem lieben Bruder Paul”.
12. “Wie ich um meinen ersten dichterischen Erfolg gekommen bin”. Statement about the play “Agariste”.
13. Der Asra. Schauspiel in 3 Akten. Typescript. Also copy of published playscript, 1920.
14. “Der Aufstieg. Ein Weltgeschehen (Weltdrama) in drei Aufzügen.” Typescript, in German, undated.
15. “Der Fakir. Ein Weltgeschehen (Weltdrama) in drei Aufzügen.” Alternate title for “Der Aufstieg.” Typescript in German, undated.
16. “Flirt.” Typescript, in German, undated.
17. “Grosse Zeit. Schauspiel in einem Akt.” Typescript, in German, undated.
18. “Ilse Ausserland (Die Mimose).” Manuscript, in German, undated.
19. “Der Rach… Drama in 3 Aufzügen.” Manuscript, in German, undated.
20. “Die Treppe. Schauspiel.” Typescript, in German, undated.
21. “Der Weg.” Typescript, in German, undated.
22. Untitled play sketches. Typescript and manuscript, in German, undated.

Folders 23-34: Poetry.
23. Poems, dedicated by Albert Lestoque to his mother, 1909-1917. Typescript and handwritten.
24. Early poetry. Manuscripts, in German, ca. 1910-1914.
25. Typescripts of poems with titles, in German, undated.
26. Typescripts of poems, untitled, in German, undated.
27. Poems, dated 1909-1917. Primarily typescripts.
28. Collection of poems, typed, undated.
29. “Liebesfrühling. Gedichte.” Collection of poems, typed, 1916.
30. “Der Page. Lieder der Sehnsucht.” Collection of poems, typed, ca. 1920s.
31. “Zur Laute.” Song lyrics, dated July 1923.
32. Poems, untitled, handwritten, ca. 1920-1930.
33. Poems, titled, typewritten, ca. 1920-1930.
34. Poetry, mostly typewritten, ca. 1940-1956.

Folders 35-42: Short prose works, stories.

35. Early prose, primarily handwritten, in German, undated.
36. Short prose pieces, typed and handwritten, in German, ca. 1914.
37. “Auferstehung des Fleisches.” Typescript in German, undated.
38. “Bobsley. Eine Skizze aus Klosers.” Manuscript and typescript versions, in German, undated.
39. “Das Fest der Sträflinge.” Typescript, in German, undated.
40. “Der Herr aus Leichlingen.” Manuscript in German, undated.
41. “Das Kleeblatt.” Typescript, in German, dated March 15, 1916.
42. “Der Mörder.” Typescript, in German, undated.
43. “Thea Cordia. Tagebuchblätter eines Liebenden.” Typescript, in German, undated.
44. Untitled story. Typescript, in German, undated.
45. “An Evening with a German Girl.” Typescript, in English, undated.
46. “Cocktailparties [sic!].” Typescript, in English, undated.
47. “King.” Typescript, in English, undated.
48. “Sunday in January or: Sunday Arithmetic.” Typescript, in English, undated.

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Series 4: Writings of Albert Lestoque, 1910-1960.
Sub-series 2: Essayistic writings

Box 5
Folder

1. Folders 1-15: Clippings and offprints of early articles.
1. “Das Boehle-Buch.” Clipping, Feb. 28, 1925.
2. “Kriegspropaganda!” Clipping, Feb. 28, 1927.
3. “Zur Strafrechtsreform.” Clipping, unsigned, Mar. 31, 1927.
4. “Strafrechtsreform.” Offprint, Nov. 25, 1927.
5. “Rachejustiz und Strafvollzug.” Typescript and offprint, Dec. 9, 1927.
6. “Welche praktische Bedeutung haben die Berichte der sozialen Gerichtshilfe für die Urteilsfindung?” Offprint, 1928.
7. “Gedanken zur Strafrechtsreform.” Typescript, ca. 1928.
8. “Mädchenhandel.” Clipping, Jan. 9, 1928.
9. “Der Rückfall als Strafmilderungsgrund.” Offprint, Feb. 17, 1928.
10. “Um das neue Recht.” Clipping, Mar. 9, 1928.
11. “Neue Wege im Strafvollzug. Bericht über eine Frankfurter Tagung des Verbandes der Strafanstalts-Oberbeamten.” Clipping, Mar. 14, 1928.
12. “Gegen die Todesstrafe.” Offprint, Oct. 19, 1928.
13. “Die Rechtlosigkeit der Untersuchungsgefangenen.” Offprint, 1929.
14. “Der Schutz der persönlichen Freiheit?” Offprint, Jan. 11, 1929.
15. “Die Bedeutung der Freiheitsstrafe.” Typescript, dated Feb. 5, 1929.
16. “Gefangene.” Handwritten autobiographies by prisoners, undated.
17. Clippings on the topics of juvenile delinquency, social conditions, prisons, 1925-1931.
18. “Polizeimißhandlungen.” Clippings and notes, 1926-1932.
19. Case file: Mathilde Fehl vs. Vogler, 1930-1931.
20. Case file: Frau Kolomak Case, 1927.
21. Miscellaneous clippings, 1920s-1930s.
22. “Schedule of Lectures, 1943-1945.” Typed list.
23. “A Formula for Permanent Peace.” Typescript, after May 7, 1951.
24. “Address at Thanksgiving Kiwanis Club.” Typescript of lecture, American Association of University Women, Nov. 8, 1945.
25. “American by Choice.” Typescript of speech, programs, clippings. First delivered May 21, 1944.
26. “An American Rescues Victims of Nazi Terror in France.” Typescript, early 1940s.
27. “Ansprüche amerikanischer Bürger wegen Kriegsschäden.” Clipping, July 20, 1956.
28. “As Johnson Sees It.” Clipping, May 20, 1951.
29. “Becker – Huber – Küster, Bundesentschädigungsgesetz.” Typescript, March 1956.
30. “Can Punishment Cure Juvenile Delinquency?” Typescript, undated.
31. “Crime and Punishment.” Clipping, Aug. 8, 1952.
32. “Criminal Laws with Retroactive Force and the Nuremberg Trial.” Typescript, undated.
33. “Danger Spot – Iran.” Clipping, Mar. 18, 1951.
34. “Denmark Before the War and Nowadays.” Typescript of lecture, dated Feb. 14, 1944.
35. “Desiré. Indiskretion eines Kammerdieners.” Typescript, film review, undated.
36. “Ein Millionär reformiert den Strafvollzug” (review of Leonard V. Harrison, Pryor McNeill Grant, Jugend in Fesseln, 1938). Typescript, undated.
37. “European Impressions.” Typescript of lecture, January 11, 1947.
38. “For a Foreign Legion” (letter to the editor). Clipping, Feb. 24, 1951.
39. “ ‘Free Enterprise’ in Western Germany.” Typescript, undated.
40. “The French-German Situation.” Typescript, dated April 14, 1950. Version in French, entitled “La Situation Franco-Allemande.” Typescript with numerous h. corr., undated.
41. “The German Mind in Action.” Several versions, typescripts, undated [ca. 1948-1950].
42. “The Germans Want a King.” Typescript, ca. 1955.
43. “Godesberg Purchase.” Typescript and clipping, July 4, 1952.
44. “Government Under Hitler.” Typescript of lecture text, Feb. 12, 1944.
45. “How to make Democracy live.” Typescript and notes, undated.
46. “How to Write a Novel.” Typescript of lecture, Feb. 18, 1946.
47. “Impressions of Europe.” Typescript of lecture, Nov. 3, 1951.
48. “In memoriam Arnold Rönnebeck.” Typescript, undated, ca. 1947.
49. “Is Peace Possible (French Point of View).” Typescript of lecture, dated Nov. 6, 1946.
50. “Is U. S. High Commissioner John J. McCloy Throwing the Taxpayers’ Money Away?” Typescript, 1952.
51. “It is our Responsibility.” Typescript, written after Dec. 21, 1942.
52. “Junior High School Organization, 2nd lecture, Oct. 29, 1946.” Typescript.
53. “Kampf der Banken gegen das Recht.” Typescript, undated.
54. “Likes Roundup” (letter to the editor). Clipping, Sept. 22, 1952.
55. “The Miracle of Burning Cologne.” Writers War Board, Radio sketch. Typescript, undated.
56. “My granddaughter Nicole.” Manuscript, undated.
57. “Neutrality Fatal” (letter to the editor). Typescript and clipping, May 7, 1950.
58. “No Housing Shortage” (letter to the editor). Clipping, Apr. 13, 1952.
59. “Noch eine Antwort.” Clipping, Dec. 16, 1939.
60. “Old Masters in a Shifting World.” Typescript of lecture, Nov. 1943.
61. “Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency.” Typescript of lecture, Jan. 8, 1946.
62. “Punishment or Reeducation.” Typescript of lecture, Apr. 4, 1948.
63. “Reich Still Riddled by Ex-Nazis Plotting.” Clipping, May 1, 1950.
64. “Sabotage of the Restitution Law.” Typescript, May 1950.
65. “Secret Records in American Courts.” Typescript, ca. 1945.
66. “Sieg der Banken über die Rechtsprechung?” Typescript, undated.
67. Thomas Mann. Goethe und die Demokratie (review). Clipping, Autumn 1950.
68. “The Thunderstorm.” Writers War Board, Radio sketch. Typescript, undated.
69. “U.W.F. View Clarified” (letter to the editor). Clipping, May 2, 1950.
70. “West German Property.” Clipping, July 14, 1956.
71. “Western Germany.” Typescript, July 18, 1952.
72. “What Is Militarism?” Typescript, ca. Jan./Feb. 1951.
73. “What ‘Going to Church’ means to me.” Typescript, undated, ca. 1950.
74. “What Kind of Political and Economic Organization Do We Want Here in America and Do We Look Forward to in Europe?” Typescript, undated.
75. “Where are we Headed?” Typescript, Spring 1949. French version: “Ou allons nous?” Typescript, undated.
76. “Wichtige Gesetzentwürfe im House of Representatives und Senate.” Typescript, Mar. 1956.


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Series 5: Family and general correspondence files, 1914-1960

Box 6
Folder

Folders 1-38: Correspondence with family members, 1920-1959.
1. Coon, Bettina (daughter), 1955.
2. Hahn, Anna, 1937, 1940, undated.
3. Leser, Bertha. Receipts, 1940-1941.
4. Leser, Helene (mother), 1920, 1924, 1935-1940.
5. Leser, Paul (brother), 1932, 1935, undated.
6. Leser, Paul, 1936.
7. Leser, Paul, 1937.
8. Leser, Paul, 1938.
9. Leser, Paul, 1939.
10. Leser, Paul, 1940.
11. Leser, Paul. Correspondence concerning Paul Leser’s immigration to the U.S., 1940- 1941.
12. Leser, Paul, 1942.
13. Leser, Paul, 1948.
14. Leser, Paul, 1949.
15. Leser, Paul, 1950.
16. Leser, Paul, 1951.
17. Leser, Paul, 1953.
18. Leser, Paul, 1954.
19. Leser, Paul, 1955.
20. Leser, Paul, 1956.
21. Leser, Paul, 1957.
22. Leser, Paul, 1958.
23. Leser, Paul, 1959.
24. Lestoque (Schaber), Gerda, 1934, 1939, 1940, 1952, 1954.
25. Lestoque, Walter (son), 1940, 1957-1959, undated.
26. Lestoque, Walter, 1960.
27. Lingemann, Heinrich, 1930, 1953; clippings.
28. Lingemann, Maria (Mira, sister), 1935-1938.
29. Lingemann, Maria, 1940-1941.
30. Lingemann, Maria, 1946-1950.
31. Lingemann, Maria, 1951.
32. Lingemann, Maria, 1952.
33. Lingemann, Maria, 1953.
34. Lingemann, Maria, 1954.
35. Lingemann, Maria, 1955.
36. Lingemann, Maria, 1956-1957.
37. Lingemann, Maria, 1959.
38. Schaber, Will, 1939.
Folders 39-76: General correspondence with individuals, 1932-1960.
39. Böckel, Wilhelm, 1954.
40. Brabazon of Tara, Lord, 1949.
41. Buckow, Imhoff, 1937; photos.
42. Condermann, Hans-Jürgen, 1948, 1950.
43. Fahr, Renate, 1955.
44. Fisher, Peter Thomas, 1952-1953.
45. Frankl, Heinrich, undated.
46. George, Manfred (Aufbau), 1952-1958.
47. Gippert, Ferdinand (Pastor), 1949.
48. Guggenheim, Felix, 1952.
49. Hanau, Eduard, 1934-1941, 1956-1957.
50. Heger, Hans (Verlag), 1957.
51. Hellmer, Kurt, 1952-1953.
52. Hilger, Julie, 1932.
53. Höchberg, 1960.
54. Hoffman, Harry, 1954.
55. Lang, Josef, 1941.
56. Lederfine, Rena, 1950.
57. Lewis, Dorothy, 1955.
58. Lindsay, Martin, 1949.
59. Mayer, J., 1928.
60. Nelles, Karl, 1952-1953.
61. Pauli, Hanna, 1935-1957.
62. Pauli, Hermann, 1947, 1960.
63. Reinert, Hellmut, 1954-1957.
64. Reitlmeier, Margot, 1949.
65. Schaus, Agnes, 1948.
66. Sheldon, Eva S., 1955.
67. Schoenstedt, Walter, 1939.
68. Simon, Shephard, 1951.
69. Somin, Willy O. (Wallis O. Stahl), 1938-1940.
70. Stahl, Walter, 1938.
71. Staudinger, Else, 1940, 1943.
72. Steel, Johannes (The Insider), 1939.
73. Strohschnitter, Lydia, 1948-1949.
74. Vansittart, Lord, 1949.
75. Waite, John B., 1946.
76. Walter, Gerda, 1947-1955.
Folders 77-90: Correspondence with organizations, newspapers, publishers, etc., 1914-1958.
77. American Association for the United Nations, Inc., 1946, undated.
78. Aufbau (signed Graf), 1943.
79. The Authors’ Guild / The Authors’ League of America, 1939.
80. The Christian Science Monitor, 1958.
81. Citizens for Victory, 1943-1944.
82. The City Club of Denver, 1946-1948.
83. The Denver Art Museum, 1946-1947.
84. The Denver Club, 1945-1946.
85. Denver Council of American-Soviet Friendship, 1944.
86. Denver Country Club, 1946-1947.
87. Denver Post, 1951, 1956.
88. Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists (Albert Einstein), 1947.
89. Feuer. Monatsschrift für Kunst und künstlerische Kultur, 1920.
90. Frankfurter Zeitung, 1914.
91. German-American Writers Association (GAWA), 1938-1940; clippings.
92. Institute of International Education, 1952.
93. International Committee for the Study of European Questions, 1937, 1947-1949.
94. National America Denmark Association, 1943.
95. Neue Juristische Wochenschrift, 1958.
96. Office of Strategic Services, 1942-1944.
97. Rechtsprechung zum Wiedergutmachungsrecht, 1958.
98. Universität Köln, 1949.
99. University of Denver, 1945-1947.
100. War Production Board, Conservation Division, 1942.
101. The Writers Special Service, 1939.
102. Miscellaneous correspondence, 1937-1949.
103. Miscellaneous correspondence, 1951-1957.


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Series 6: Correspondence and materials dealing with German properties and possessions, 1928-1943.

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1. Blatzheim, Hans, 1938.
2. Bürgermeisteramt Godesberg, 1928.
3. H. Delliehausen, 1938.
4. Deutsche Effecten- und Wechselbank, 1934-1940.
5. Endemann, Harald, 1937.
6. Esser, A. J., 1937.
7. Finanzamt Bonn, 1932-1933.
8. Haensel, Carl, 1937.
9. Haensel, Carl, 1938.
10. Harrison, Richard & Margaret (porcelain storage), 1937.
11. Hoku Kunstgewerbliche Werkstätten, 1937.
12. Mose-Andersen, Anneliese, 1937.
13. Herbert Oppenheimer, Nathan, Vandyk & Mackay, 1934-1939.
14. Pachtverträge mit der Gartenbauschule, 1928.
15. Preußische Steuern (Prussian taxes), 1933-1936.
16. Reichsfinanzhof, Köln, 1934-1939.
17. Reichsfluchtsteuerbescheid (Reichs Flight Tax Assessment), 1934-1940.
18. Rohde, Albert (Gartenarchitekt), 1935-1947.
19. Stadtkasse Bad Godesberg, 1937.
20. Tönergasse 6, Frankfurt am Main, property, 1936-1937.
21. Walter, Paul I., 1934-1937.
22. Wassermeyer, Wolf, 1938-1941.
Folders 23-36: Files pertaining to the “Konkurssache Dr. Albert Israel Leser”, from the records of German lawyer, Robert Mand, 1939-1943.
23. Konkurssache Dr. Albert Israel Leser – Decision, April 30, 1941.
24. Aktenverzeichnis.
25. Konkurssache, Band 1 (Hauptakten), 1939-1943.
26. Konkurssache Leser, Band 3 (Gläubiger), 1939-1942.
27. Konkurssache Leser, Band 4 (Steuern), 1939-1942.
28. Konkurssache Leser, Band 5 (Briefwechsel mit Gemeinschuldner), 1939-1940.
29. Konkurssache Leser, Band 6 (Briefwechsel mit Geschwister Leser), 1939-1941.
30. Konkurssache Leser, Band 7 (Grundstücke), 1939-1941.
31. Konkurssache Leser, Band 8 (Kaufvertrag Stadt Godesberg), 1939-1941.
32. Konkurssache Leser, Band 9 (Kaufvertrag Blatzheim u.a.), 1939-1941.
33. Konkurssache Leser, Band 10 (Kaufvertrag Scheibler), 1939-1941.
34. Konkurssache Leser, Band 11 (Mobilarvermögen), 1941.
35. Konkurssache Leser, Band 12 (Haus Tönesgasse 6), 1941-1942.
36. Konkurssache Leser, Band 13 (Kasse), 1939-1942.

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Folders 1-5: Files pertaining to the “Konkurssache Dr. Albert Israel Leser”, from the records of German lawyer, Robert Mand, 1939-1943.
1. Konkurssache Leser, Band 14 (Rheinisches Heim), 1940-1941.
2. Konkurssache Leser (Vermögensbeschlagnahme Paul Leser), 1940-1941.
3. Konkurssache Leser (Vermögensbeschlagnahme Frau Lingemann), 1941-1942.
4. Nachlasspflegeschaftssache Leser (Heinrich Lingemann / Wolf Wassermeyer), 1938-1941.
5. Receipts for expenditures, Heinrich Lingemann, 1939-1941.

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6. Alliance Française Denver. Notes.
7. Alliance Française Denver. Clippings, 1943-1944.
8. Alliance Française Denver. Speeches and addresses given by Lestoque, 1947-1951, undated.
9. Alliance Française Denver. Correspondence, 1947.
10. Alliance Française Denver. Correspondence, 1948-1951.
11. Alliance Française Denver. Miscellaneous publications.
12. Fighting French Relief Committee, Inc. (France Forever), 1943.
13. Denver Public Schools P.T.A., 1944-1947. Correspondence, records, photo.
14. Denver Society personalities. Clippings, 1944.


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Series 8: Wiedergutmachung (Restitution) files, 1947-1960

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General correspondence files:
15. Ausgleichamt (notification of war damages), 1953-1958.
16. B. P. Benzin- und Petroleumsgesellschaft, 1954.
17. Bank Deutscher Länder, 1955.
18. Banse, Werner, 1955.
19. Banse, Werner, 1956.
20. Basler Feuer Versicherungsgesellschaft, 1947-1961.
21. Baum, Paulin (Notar), 1951-1952.
22. Becker, Ingeborg, 1954-1956.
23. Beuerlen, Ministerialrat, 1952.
24. Der Bezirksbeauftragte für gesperrte Vermögen beim Finanzminister des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, 1951-1959.
25. Blachstein, Peter, 1953.
26. Borstelmann, H., 1952.
27. Boesebeck, Ernst, 1952-1956.
28. Der Bundesministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Forsten, 1960.
29. Einwohnermeldeamt Bad Godesberg am Rhein, 1953.
30. Finanzamt Bonn, 1952-1955.
31. Finanzamt Bonn, 1956-1961.
32. Finanzminister des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, 1955-1956.
33. Frankfurter Siedlungsgesellschaft, 1954.
34. Galleski, Werner, 1948.
35. Gemeinnützige Aktiengesellschaft für Angestellten-Heimstätten (GAGFAH), 1953-1954.
36. Gemeinnützige Siedlungsgesellschaft des Hilfswerks der Evangelischen Kirchen in Deutschland m.b.H., 1951-1960.
37. German Consulate General, 1951-1956.
38. Gerschel, Alfred, 1951-1952.
39. Greve, Otto-Heinrich, 1953.

Box 9
Folder

1. Günster, Josef, 1953, 1955.
2. Gulmann, O. C. / Kaaring, Joergen, 1954-1956.
3. Haensel, Carl, 1952-1955.
4. Hecking, Joseph Franz, 1950.
5. Hilger, Eduard, 1947-1949.
6. Hilger, Eduard, 1950.
7. Hilger, Eduard, 1951.
8. Hilger, Eduard, 1952.
9. Hilger, Eduard, 1953.
10. Hilger, Eduard, 1954-1960.
11. Institut für Restitutionsfragen / United Restitution Office, 1952-1954.
12. Kofferath, Günter, 1955-1956.
13. Kofferath, Günter, 1958-1965.
14. Der Kreisbeauftragte für gesperrte Vermögen, 1951-1952.
15. Kriegssparkasse, Bad Godesberg, 1951.
16. Kriminalpolizei, Bad Godesberg, 1957-1960.
17. Kubuschok, Egon, 1950-1951.
18. Kuboschok, Egon, 1952-1953.
19. Küsel-Meise, Agnes, 1951-1953.
20. Küsel-Meise, Agnes, 1954.
21. Küsel-Meise, Agnes, 1955.
22. Küsel-Meise, Agnes, 1956.
23. Küsel-Meise, Agnes, 1957-1958.
24. Küsel-Meise, Agnes, 1959-1960.
25. Küsel-Meise, Agnes, 1963.
26. Landeszentralbank Nordrhein-Westfalen, 1951.
27. Mietverträge (Rental agreements).
28. Rental agreement, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, 1952-1954.
29. Rental agreement, E. Burkart Immobilen, 1954.
30. Rental agreement, Hermann Menkoff, 1954.
31. Rental agreement, Notgemeinschaft der deutschen Wissenschaft, 1951.
32. Rental agreement, Pädagogium Godesberg Otto Kühne Schule, 1951.
33. Rental agreement, Tomberg & Co., Köln, 1954.
34. Rental agreement, Westdeutsche Immobilien-Verwertung, 1954.
35. Rental agreement, Westdeutscher Verein zur Förderung der Christengemeinschaft, 1951.
36. Property owners, 1950.
37. Ministerpräsident des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, 1956.
38. Mundorf, Heinrich, 1951.
39. Oberfinanzpräsident Köln, 1951, 1954.
40. Oberstes Rückerstattungsgericht Zweiter Senat / Supreme Restitution Court, Second Division, 1955, 1960.
41. Rheinisch-Westfälische Bank, 1952-1956.
42. Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, 1946-1951.
43. Schugt, Peter, 1957.
44. Schulte-Wolff, Marga, 1951-1957.
45. Sommer, Wilhelm, 1956.
46. Stadtverwaltung der Stadt Godesberg, 1952.
47. Stein, Erich, 1938, 1954.
48. Steinhoff, Fritz (Ministerpräsident), 1956.
49. Strömsdörfer, 1956-1960.
50. Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, 1951.
51. Team Werbeagentur, 1959.
52. United States Court of Restitution Appeals of the Allied High Commission for Germany, 1951-1953.
53. Walraf, Josef, 1951-1952.

Box 10
Folder

1. Walraf, Josef, 1953.
2. Walraf, Josef, 1954.
3. Walraf, Josef, 1955-1956.
4. Warland, Gerichtsassessor, 1954.
5. Wassermeyer, Wolf, 1948-1957.
6. Werner, Ernst, 1951.
7. Westdeutschen Verein zur Förderung der Christengemeinschaft, 1951, 1954.
8. Wiedergutmachungskammer des Landgerichts Bonn, 1950-1952.
9. Wiedergutmachungskammer des Landgerichts Bonn, 1953-1954.
10. Wiedergutmachungskammer des Landgerichts Bonn, 1955-1957.
11. Wiedergutmachungskammer des Landgerichts Bonn, 1960-1961.
12. Zentralamt für Vermögensverwaltung, British Zone, 1949-1951.
13. Anonymous threatening letters, 1954-1955.
14. Plittersdorf taxes (Stadtkasse), 1952-1963.
15. Plittersdorf repair records, 1955-1960.
16. Property damage descriptions.
17. Property descriptions, furniture, rugs, etc.
18. Gutachten re: property – Fleischmann, Kurt, 1955.
19. Gutachten re: property – Kofferath, Josef, 1960.
20. Gutachten re: property – Nagel, Herbert (Kunsthistoriker), 1955-1956.
21. Gutachten re: property – Seidenabel, K. F., 1956.
22. Gutachten re: property – Strassberger, Jürgen (Gartenarchitekt), 1960.
23. Sale of property, Denglerstrasse, 1957-1959.
24. Sale of Rüngsdorf property, 1957.
Case files:
25. Background notes and materials re: restitution attempts.
26. Lestoque wegen Entschädigung nach dem Bundesentschädigungsgesetz (B.E.G.), 1953-1955.
27. Lestoque wegen Entschädigung nach dem Bundesentschädigungsgesetz (B.E.G.), 1956-1957.
28. “Besprechung des Urteils des B.G.H. Karlsruhe”. Manuscript, 1958.
29. Lestoque/Leser/Lingemann vs. Deutsches Reich – Albert Lestoque’s notes.
30. Lestoque/Leser/Lingemann vs. Deutsches Reich, 1950-1952.
31. Lestoque/Leser/Lingemann vs. Deutsches Reich, 1953.

Box 11
Folder

1. Lestoque/Leser/Lingemann vs. Deutsches Reich, 1954.
2. Lestoque/Leser/Lingemann vs. Deutsches Reich, 1955.
3. Lestoque/Leser/Lingemann vs. Deutsches Reich- Petition for Review, Aug. 12, 1955.
4. Lestoque/Leser/Lingemann vs. Deutsches Reich, 1956-1961.
5. Lestoque vs. das Land Nordrhein-Westfalen, 1938, 1957-1960.
6. Erben Leser vs. Blatzheim, Moll, Krahé, Zindel, Leyer, Geulich – general files, 1952.
7. Erben Leser vs. Blatzheim, Moll, Krahé, Zindel, Leyer – Otto Wuttke files, 1953-1954.
8. Erben Leser vs. Blatzheim – background materials.
9. Erben Leser vs. Blatzheim – notes.
10. Erben Leser vs. Blatzheim, 1941-1949.
11. Erben Leser vs. Blatzheim, 1950-1951.
12. Erben Leser vs. Blatzheim, 1952.
13. Erben Leser vs. Blatzheim, 1953.
14. Erben Leser vs. Blatzheim, 1954.
15. Erben Leser vs. Blatzheim, 1955-1956.
16. Erben Leser vs. Blatzheim, 1957-1960.
17. Erben Leser vs. Blatzheim, 1961-1963.
18. Erben Leser vs. Geulich, 1951-1955.
19. Erben Leser vs. Karl Hermann (Waffensammlung), 1950-1952.
20. Erben Leser vs. Krahé, 1949-1954.

Box 12
Folder

1. Erben Leser vs. Leyer, 1950-1954.
2. Erben Leser vs. Moll, 1950-1954.
3. Erben Leser vs. Zindel – Zindel Grundstücksverhandlung, 1931-1936.
4. Erben Leser vs. Zindel – Zindel Grundstücksverhandlung, 1941-1942.
5. Erben Leser vs. Zindel, 1950-1951.
6. Erben Leser vs. Zindel, 1952-1953.
7. Erben Leser vs. Zindel, 1954-1958.
8. Leser Family foundation – Lestoque/Leser/Lingemann disputes, 1940s.
9. Leser vs. Lestoque, 1950.
10. Leser vs. Lestoque – Sale of property at 1585 Monaco Parkway, Denver, CO, 1950.
11. Leser family foundation – Albert Lestoque’s accounts.
12. Lestoque vs. Dackweiler (Neunier), Volkermann, 1948-1957.
13. Lestoque vs. Dackweiler, Volermann, 1958-1961.
14. Lestoque vs. Margarete Neunier, Martha Volkermann (Otto Wuttke files), 1954-1955.
15. Lestoque vs. Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, 1951-1952.
16. Lestoque vs. Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, 1953.
17. Lestoque vs. Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, 1954 (Jan. – June).
18. Lestoque vs. Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, 1954 (July – Dec.).
19. Lestoque vs. Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, 1955.
20. Lestoque vs. Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, 1956.
21. Lestoque vs. Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, 1957.

Box 13
Folder

1. Lestoque vs. Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Otto Wuttke files), 1952-1954.
2. Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft – clippings.
3. Lestoque vs. Enskat, 1951-1956.
4. Erben Leser vs. Fussangel, 1951, 1954.
5. Erben Leser vs. Hotel Dreesen, 1950-1951.
6. Lestoque vs. Firma Klöckner & Co., 1950-1956.
7. Lestoque vs. Firma Klöckner & Co. (Otto Wuttke files), 1953.
8. Nöller, Hans (Notar) – correspondence, 1951-1956.
9. Lestoque vs. Nöller, 1959-1960.
10. Leser vs. Rheinisches Landesmuseum (A. von Jordans), 1949-1951.
11. Lestoque vs. Ruhrgas Aktiengesellschaft, 1950-1955.
12. Lestoque vs. Ruhrgas Aktiengesellschaft (Otto Wuttke files), 1950-1954.
13. Erben Leser vs. Schumacher, 1950-1955.
14. Erben Leser vs. Schumacher, 1956-1958.
15. Erben Leser vs. Schumacher, 1961-1962.
16. Erben Leser vs. Schumacher (Otto Wuttke files), 1952-1954.
17. Lestoque vs. Städtische Sparkasse, 1951-1953.
18. Lestoque vs. Städtische Sparkasse (Otto Wuttke files), 1951-1953.
19. Lestoque vs. Westdeutscher Verein zur Forderung der Christengemeinschaft, 1951-1954.
20. Lestoque vs. Westdeutscher Verein zur Forderung der Christengemeinschaft, 1955-1961.
21. Endemann, Harald – correspondence, 1951.
22. Endemann, Harald – correspondence, 1952.
23. Endemann vs. Lestoque, 1953-1954.
24. Endemann vs. Lestoque, 1955.
25. Leinen vs. Lestoque, 1955-1960.
26. Lummert vs. Lestoque, 1956-1959.
27. Menden vs. Lingemann, 1951-1953.
28. Thiele vs. Lingemann, 1957-1959.
29. Wuttke, Otto – correspondence, 1952-1954.
30. Wuttke vs. Lestoque, 1956.
31. Gesellschaft “Neues Heim” – correspondence (Otto Wuttke files), 1953.

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Folders 1 – 28: correspondence re: restitution matters with U.S. officials, occupation force (HICOG) officials.
1. Allott, Gordon, 1955-1960.
2. Beecher, Charles H., 1956.
3. Bishop, Neal, 1952-1960.
4. British Embassy (K. D. Jamieson), 1948-1951.
5. Burdick, Usher, 1955-1956; clippings.
6. Carroll, John A., 1959-1960.
7. Carroll, John A. – clippings.
8. Conant, James B., 1954; clippings.
9. Department of State, 1946-1951.
10. Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States, 1956-1957.
11. Hardin, Hess & Eder (Monroe H. Collenburg), 1946-1949.
12. House Documents Room, 1955.
13. Johnson, Edwin C., 1947-1949.
14. Johnson, Edwin C., 1950-1954.
15. Johnson, Edwin C. – clippings.
16. Keating, Kenneth B., 1960.
17. Kelly, Morgan J. P. (HICOG), 1953.
18. Kirkpatrick, Sir Ivone, United Kingdom High Commissioner in Germany, 1952-1953.
19. Lennon, Jack H. (HICOG), 1951-1954.
20. McCloy, John J. (HICOG), 1951.
21. Millikin, Eugene D., 1948-1953.
22. Millikin, Eugene D. – clippings.
23. National Archives, 1948.
24. Pearce, Charles C., 1956.
25. Priest, J. Percy (re: Bill H.R. 5840), 1955.
26. Rogers, Byron G., 1951-1956.
27. Rogers, Byron G., 1957-1960.
28. Rogers, Byron G. – clippings.
Folders 29 – 43: Clippings on restitution and post-war Germany.
29. Restitution, post-war Germany – clippings, 1944-1946.
30. Restitution, post-war Germany – clippings, 1947.
31. Restitution, post-war Germany – clippings, 1948.
32. Restitution, post-war Germany – clippings, 1949.
33. Restitution, post-war Germany – clippings, 1950.
34. Restitution, post-war Germany – clippings, 1951.
35. Restitution, post-war Germany – clippings, 1952.
36. Restitution, post-war Germany – clippings, 1953.
37. Restitution, post-war Germany – clippings, 1954.
38. Restitution, post-war Germany – clippings, 1955.
39. Restitution, post-war Germany – clippings, 1956.
40. Restitution, post-war Germany – clippings, 1957.
41. Restitution, post-war Germany – clippings, 1958.
42. Restitution, post-war Germany – clippings, 1959.
43. Restitution, post-war Germany – clippings, 1960.
Folders: 44 – 50: U.S. War damage bills; U.S. government publications.
44. War Damage Bills, 1955.
45. Bill H.R. 5840, 1955.
46. Bill H. R. 9864, 1956.
47. War Damage Bills, 1956-1958.
48. War Damage Bills, 1959-1960.
49. U.S. government publications on compensation claims, 1956-1958.


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Series 9: Miscellaneous materials; periodical issues

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50. Direction, vol. 2, No. 8 (Dec. 1939) – Original issue dedicated to Exiled German Writers, with articles autographed by Wieland Herzfelde, Thomas Mann, Curt Riess, Oskar Maria Graf, Paul Tillich, Ferdinand Bruckner, Ernst Bloch, Raoul Auernheimer, Friedrich Alexan, Manfred Georg, Klaus Mann and Walter Schoenstedt.
51. Report of the O’Sullivan Committee on the progress made in the disposal of internal restitution claims in the British Zone of Germany 30th June, 1951. London: His Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1951.
52. Sears, Edwin M. “Correlation of Power, Policy and Law in International Relations (The Problem of Dumbarton Oakes).” Reprint, ca. 1945.
53. Art topics – clippings.
54. Deutscher Bundestag materials.

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Periodical issues:
1. Die Anklage. Organ der entrechteten Nachkriegsgeschädigten, scattered issues, 1954-1955.
2. Bundesgesetzblatt, scattered issues, 1952-1957.
3. The Insider. Ed. Charles Hodges, Johannes Steel. Issues dating Feb. 29 – April 25, 1939.
4. International Committee for the Study of European Questions, No. 1-6 (1947-1948).
5. International Committee for the Study of European Questions, No. 7-11 (1948-1949).
6. International Committee for the Study of European Questions, No. 12-15 (1949-1950).
7. Monatsschrift für Deutsches Recht, scattered issues.
8. Official Gazette of the Allied High Commission for Germany, scattered issues, 1947, 1950.
9. PS. Press Service of the German American Writers Assn, No. 5-9.
10. Rechtsprechung zum Wiedergutmachungsrecht, scattered issues, 1950-1960.
11. Die Restitution, 1950-1951.
12. Die Restitution, 1952.
13. Die Restitution, 1953-1954.
14. Service d’Archives, 1937-1938.


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