M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives

GERMAN AND JEWISH INTELLECTUAL ÉMIGRE´ COLLECTION

Finding Aid for the
FRIEDA WUNDERLICH
PAPERS, 1920-1941

(GER-101)


 

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Finding Aid Compiled by
Sandra Hunt Hawrylchak
October 13, 2005



 
 
 
 
 
 

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VOLUME: 1.0 cubic ft.

ACQUISITION: All items in this manuscript group were transferred to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, from the New School for Social Research in New York in 1979.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Biographical Sketch

Chronology of Events

Scope and Content Note

Series Description

Box and Folder List:


Frieda Wunderlich Papers
Biographical Sketch

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Frieda Wunderlich was one of ten German professors brought to the United States by the New School for Social Research in 1933 to form the Graduate Faculty of the New School, also known as the "University in Exile."

Frieda Wunderlich was born in Berlin Germany on November 8, 1884. She received her doctorate in economics from the University of Freiburg in 1919 and became a professor at the Handelshochschule in Berlin shortly after graduation.

Wunderlich became one of the leading women figures in pre-Hitler Germany, holding positions in the Berlin City Council and the Prussian State Parliament. In 1930 she was appointed to Judge of the German Supreme Court for Social Welfare.

During the years from 1923 to 1933, she was the editor of the anti-Hitler publication Soziale Praxis, to which she contributed numerous articles on social welfare, unemployment and labor. In 1926 she published Produktivität, which received a great deal of attention not only in Germany, but in the United States as well.

After leaving Hitler's Germany to come to New York and the New School for Social Research in 1933, Wunderlich remained on the faculty for the next two decades. In 1939, she became the first woman in the United States to be elected as Dean of a graduate school when she was elected Dean of the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science of the New School. Dr. Wunderlich wrote a series of books on labor and social problems, eight of which were published in the United States and include: Labor under German Democracy (1940), Arbitration, 1918-1933 (1940), British Labor and the War (1941), German Labor Courts (1946), and Farm Labor in Germany, 1810-1945 (1961).


Frieda Wunderlich Papers
Chronology of Events

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1884 Born in Berlin, Germany on November 8.
1919 Received a doctorate in economics from the University of Freiburg.
1919-1933 Professor at the Handelshochschule, Berlin.
1923-1933 Editor of Soziale Praxis, an anti-Hitler political weekly.
1925 Became a member of the Berlin City Council and the Prussian Landtag for the Deutsche Demokratische Partei (DDP).
1926 Publication of Produktivität.
1930 Appointed to Judge of the German Supreme Court for Social Welfare. Promoted to Professor at the Berufspädagogisches Institut, Berlin.
1933 Brought over from Germany as an expert in social policy by the New School for Social Research.
1933-1954 Member of the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science of the New School for Social Research.
1939 January 4 - Elected Dean of the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science, the first woman dean of an American graduate school.
1965 Died on December 9 in East Orange, New Jersey.

Frieda Wunderlich Papers
Scope and Content Note

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The Frieda Wunderlich Papers, 1920-1941 (1 cu. ft.), have been divided into five series: 1) Biographical materials, 1927-1931; 2) Correspondence, 1926-1930; 3) Protokolls and transcripts of meetings, 1928-1931; 4) Unpublished writings, speech texts, 1927-1933; and 5) Published writings of Frieda Wunderlich, 1920-1941.

The bulk of the collection consists of publications of Frieda Wunderlich, primarily in the anti-Hitler periodical Soziale Praxis, which she edited from 1923 until she emigrated to the United States in 1933. In addition, there are several typescripts of speeches delivered by Wunderlich in Germany during the years 1927-1933. The collection contains only a few letters (primarily concerned with speeches delivered by Dr. Wunderlich), but does contain numerous clippings documenting Dr. Wunderlich's activities during the years 1927-1931.


Frieda Wunderlich Papers
Series Descriptions

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Series 1: Biographical materials, 1927-1931. 7 file folders, arranged chronologically.

This series consists primarily of newspaper clippings about Dr. Wunderlich's activities, promotions, and lectures delivered during the years 1927 to 1931.

Series 2: Correspondence, 1926-1930. 1 file folder.

Primarily correspondence relating to lectures.

Series 3: Protokolls and transcripts of meetings, 1928-1931. 6 file folders, arranged chronologically.

This series contains transcripts of testimonies of Frieda Wunderlich before sessions of the Landstag and other governmental representative bodies.

Series 4: Unpublished writings, speech texts, 1927-1933. 9 file folders, arranged chronologically.

This series contains primarily texts of lectures delivered by Dr. Wunderlich from 1927 to 1933.

Series 5: Published writings of Frieda Wunderlich, 1920-1941. 44 file folders, arranged chronologically.

This is the largest series in the collection and contains primarily publications by Wunderlich in the periodical Soziale Praxis, which she also edited for over ten years, 1923-1933. Also included in this series are reviews of Wunderlich's writings.


Frieda Wunderlich Papers
Box and Folder List

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Series 1: Biographical materials, 1927-1931

Box 1
Folder

1. Clippings about Wunderlich, 1927.
2. Clippings pertaining to the 40. Deutscher Fürsorgetag (May 1927).
3. Clippings about Wunderlich, 1928.
4. Clippings about Wunderlich, 1929.
5. Clippings about Wunderlich, 1930.
6. Clippings about Wunderlich, 1931.
7. Lecture announcements, 1928-1931.


Frieda Wunderlich Papers
Box and Folder List

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Series 2: Correspondence, 1926-1930

Box 1 (continued)
Folder

8. Correspondence primarily dealing with lectures given by Wunderlich.
8a. Simon, Helene, 1929.


Frieda Wunderlich Papers
Box and Folder List

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Series 3: Protokolls and transcripts of meetings, 1928-1931

Box 1 (continued)
Folder

9. Protokolls of meetings, 1928-1930.
10. "Amtlicher stenographischer Bericht über die Sitzung der Berliner Stadtverordnetenversammlung am 3. Mai 1928." Printed transcript of Wunderlich's testimony.
11. "Amtlicher stenographischer Bericht über die Sitzung der Berliner Stadtverordnetenversammlung am 17. März 1930." Printed transcript of Wunderlich's testimony.
12. "Außerordentliche Sitzung am 29. April 1930." Printed transcript of Wunderlich's testimony.
13. "Preußischer Landtag 198. Sitzung am 31. Januar 1931." Printed transcript of Wunderlich's testimony.
14. "Preußischer Landtag Sitzung am 26. November 1931." Printed transcript of Wunderlich's testimony.


Frieda Wunderlich Papers
Box and Folder List

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Series 4: Unpublished writings, speech texts, 1927-1933

Box 1 (continued)
Folder

15. "Verordnung über die Fürsorgepflicht vom 3. Februar 1924", undated
16. Miscellaneous speech texts, ca. 1927.
17. "Der Produktivitätsbegriff", undated
18. Speech on "Wirtschaft, Sozialpolitik und Wohlfahrtspflege", ca. 1927.
19. Speech on German welfare system, Mar. 20, 1928.
20. Speech on "Sozialpolitik und Wohlfahrtspflege", undated
21. Speech on productivity, 1931.
22. Speech on "Socialpolitik und Arbeitsrecht", Apr. 21, 1932.
23. "Die deutsche Sozialversicherung", 1932.
24. "Social Insurance in Germany." German version of "Die deutsche Sozialversicherung", July 9-10, 1932.
25. "Reform der Arbeitslosenversicherung", 1932.
26. Speech on "Berufsschulen", 1932.
27. Speech on unemployment insurance, 1932.
28. Speech on unemployment, Apr. 7, 1933.


Frieda Wunderlich Papers
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Series 5: Published writings of Frieda Wunderlich, 1920-1941

Box 1 (continued)
Folder

29. "Die gleitende Lohnskala," Deutsche Tiefbau-Zeitung, No. 37, 15 Sept. 1920, 340-342.
30. "Teuerungszahlen," Deutsche Tiefbau-Zeitung, No. 38, 22 Sept. 1920, 348-349.
31. "Sozialpolitik und Wirtschaftspolitik. Betrachtungen über den Ort der Sozialpolitik," Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt, No. 31, 2 Aug. 1923, 707-710.
32. "Aus den deutschen Gewerbeaufsichtsberichten. (Sachsen, Württemberg, Hamburg, Braunschweig), I, II, IV, V, VI", Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt, No. 28, 29, 34, 35, 39, 12 July – 27 Sept. 1923.
33. "Deutschlands 'soziales Dumping'," Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt, No. 9, 28 Feb. 1924, 161-164.
34. "Der Streit um das 'Soziale Dumping'. Zur Auseinandersetzung über den Abbau der Sozialpolitik," Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt, No. 17, 14 Apr. 1924, 337-341.
35. "Die Sozialpolitik in der Schweiz," Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt, No. 36, 4 Sept. 1924, 743-745.
36. "Nelsons Sozialpolitik I, II, III," Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt, No. 48-50, 27 Nov. – 11 Dec. 1924.
37. "Ein Gang durch die deutsche Heimarbeitausstellung 1925," Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt, No. 19-25, 7 May – 18 June, 1925.
38. "Die Denkschrift der Vereinigung der deutschen Arbeitgeberverbände zur Lohnfrage," Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt, No. 26, 25 June 1925, 567-571.
39. "Psychoshysische Arbeitsforschung," Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt, No. 38, 17 Sept. 1925, 836-839.
40. "Stand und Entwicklungsmöglichkeiten der Fabrikpflege in Deutschland," Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt, No. 49, 3 Dec. 1925, 1107-1110.
41. "Die Sozialpolitik der Schweiz," Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt, No. 3, 21 Jan. 1926, 64-68.
42. "Der Weltbund für Frauenstimmrecht," Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt, No. 26, 30 June 1926, 645-646.
43. "Die Heimatarbeit nach den Berichten der Gewerbeaufsichtsbeamten. I," Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt, No. 27, 8 July 1926, 674-678.
44. "Die Frage der Verhütung der Arbeitslosigkeit durch Beeinflussung der Volkswirtschaft," Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt, No. 30, 29 July 1926, 753-754.
45. "Die Frage des Verhältnisses der unproduktiven zu den produktiven Arbeitskräften," Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt, No. 32, 12 Aug. 1926, 805-807.
46. "Aus den Berichten der Gewerbeaufsichtsbeamten (Preußen, Bayern, Sachsen, Baden, Württemberg, Braunschweig, Hamburg) für das Jahr 1925," Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt, No. 31, 32, 34, 35, 38, 5 Aug. – 23 Sept. 1926.
47. "Neue Ergebnisse der Ermüdungsforschung," Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt, No. 36, 9 Sept. 1926, 914-918.
48. "Die wirtschaftliche Lage der Arbeitnehmer in der Schweiz und die sozialpolitische Entwicklung im Jahre 1925," Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt, No. 45, 11 Nov. 1926, 1140-1144.
49. Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt. Scattered issues, 1923-1926.
50. "Dienstverhältnisse und Ausbildung der Arbeitsvermittler," Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt, No. 5, 3 Feb. 1927, 107-111.
51. "The German Accidental Death or (Personal Injury) Insurance," Welfare Work, Feb. 1927, 29-39.
52. "Der Entwurf eines Gesetzes zur Abänderung der Arbeitszeitverordnung," Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt, No. 10, 10 Mar. 1927, 241-242.
53. "Schlußwort zur Diskussion um Cassel," Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt, No. 16, 21 Apr. 1927, 395-397.
54. "Aus den Berichten der Gewerbeaufsichtsbeamten (Preußen, Bayern, Sachsen, Baden, Württemberg, Braunschweig, Hamburg, Thüringen, Oldenburg) für das Jahr 1926, I – X," No. 36-45, 8 Sept. – 10 Nov. 1927.
55. "Die endgültige Festsetzung der Grenzen der Landesarbeitsämter," Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt, No. 46, 17 Nov. 1927, 1156-1158.
56. "Die Arbeit von Kindern, Jugendlichen und Frauen. Aus den Berichten der Gewerbeaufsichtsbeamten für das Jahr 1926," Fortschritte der Gesundheitsfürsorge, No. 6 (1928).
57. "Evangelische Wirtschaftsethik," Soziale Praxis. Zentralblatt für Sozialpolitik und Wohlfahrtspflege, No. 6, 9 Feb. 1928, 121-127.
58. "Sozialpolitische Selbstverwaltung. II. Zur Problematik," Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt, No. 41, 11 Oct. 1928, 969-974.
59. "Worte zur sozialen Arbeit." Excerpt from Der Kampf um die Sozialversicherung, in Soziale Arbeit, Ausgabe A, No. 14, 12 Apr. 1930, [1].
60. "Der Einfluß der Rationalisierung auf die Arbeitnehmer nach den Berichten der Gewerbeaufsichtsbeamten für das Jahr 1927," Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt, No. 42, 43, 18-25 Oct. 1928.
61. "Vom Sinn der Wohlfahrtspflege. Gedanken zur Jubiläumstagung des Deutschen Vereins für öffentliche und private Fürsorge," Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt, No. 47, 20 Nov. 1930, 1104-1106.
62. "Jastrow, Ignaz," ca. 1931-1932.
63. "Die Kreditkrise," Soziale Praxis. Zentralblatt für Sozialpolitik und Wohlfahrtspflege, No. 31, 30 July 1931, 1009-1013.
64. "Weltkrise," Soziale Praxis. Zentralblatt für Sozialpolitik und Wohlfahrtspflege, No. 41, 8 Oct. 1931, 1361-1368.
65. "Die Zweite Internationale Konferenz für Soziale Arbeit. II (Schluß)," Soziale Praxis. Zentralblatt für Sozialpolitik und Wohlfahrtspflege, No. 30, 28 July 1932, 936-945; "Die deutsche Wirtschaft nach Lausanne," 945-951.
66. Soziale Praxis. Zentralblatt für Sozialpolitik und Wohlfahrtspflege. Scattered issues, 1933.
67. "The Tragedy of Unionism in Germany," The Management Circle, Feb. 1941, 16, 20.

Reviews of writings by Frieda Wunderlich:

68. "Der Kampf um die Sozialversicherung."
69. "Der Zweck der Wirtschaft" (1924).
70. Produktivität (1926).
71. "Krisenursachen – Krisenüberwindung" (1931).
72. Versicherung, Fürsorge und Krisenrisiko (1932).


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