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M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives


Intellectuals in Exile


Covers of issues of Des Fuhrers and Der Fuhrer

Selected covers of Des Führers and Der Führer

Caricature drawing of Fidel Castro by Benedikt Fred Dolbin The exhibit Intellectuals in Exile includes selections from the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives' German and Jewish Intellectual Émigré Collection. The exhibit was first installed in the Grenander Department in October 2006 to coincide with the program "University in Exile: Refugee Scholars, the New School for Social Research, and the German and Jewish Intellectual Émigré Collection" held on October 12, 2006. The exhibit was then installed in the lobby of the University Library beginning in January 2007. Images from the program "University in Exile" and of the physical installation of the exhibit in the Grenander Department are available at the Grenander Department's Flickr page. Caricature drawing of Marlene Dietrich by Benedikt Fred Dolbin

The German and Jewish Intellectual Émigré Collection is comprised of more than 100 collections of personal papers, organizational records, tape recordings, photographs, and related research materials documenting the German intellectual exodus of the 1930s and 1940s. One of the principal focal points of the Émigré Collection is papers of former faculty members at the University in Exile, now the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science of the New School University in New York City.

Alvin Johnson
Letter from Eleanor Roosevelt to Adolph Lowe

Shown here are just a few examples from the physical exhibit. The exhibit installed in the Grenander Department from October 2006 through January 2007 included items drawn from the collections of several individuals in the German and Jewish Intellectual Émigré Collections including Karl O. Paetel, Benedikt F. Dolbin, Roy C. Bates (Kurt Bauchwitz), Walter Maria Kotschnig, Alfred C. Oppler, Hans Speier, the American Council for Émigrés in the Professions, and others. The abridged exhibit on display in the University Library beginning in January 2007 includes items drawn from only the Paetel, Dolbin, Oppler, Speier, and the American Council for Émigrés in the Professions collections.

Exhibited Curated by Mary Osielski, Special Collections Librarian, and Sandy Hawrylchak, Émigré Archivist


Last updated January 25, 2007