M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives


Finding Aid for the
PAPERS, 1915-1996



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Finding Aid Compiled by
Bonita L. Weddle
August 31, 1999
Revised by
Sandra Hunt Hawrylchak
February 2006


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Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content Note

Series Descriptions

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Adolph Lowe Papers
Biographical Sketch

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Adolph Lowe was born in Stuttgart, Germany on March 4, 1893 to a middle-class Jewish family.  His father, Alexander Löwe, was a merchant, and his mother, Ottilie Mayer Löwe, was a homemaker.  After graduating from a gymnasium in Stuttgart, he studied at universities in Munich, Berlin, and Tübingen between 1911 and 1915.  In 1914-15, he served in the German Army.  In 1919, he married Beatrice Loewenstein.  The couple had two daughters, Rachel Lowe Aubrey and Hanna Lowe Lustig.

Löwe received his Dr. Jur. degree from the University of Tübingen in 1918, but his contacts with noted economic historian Lujo Brentano led him to become an economist. He served as an economic advisor to the Weimar government (1918-24), taking posts in the ministries of Demobilization, Labor, and Economic Affairs.  While working for the Bureau of Statistics (1924-26), he began his academic career.  He joined the faculty of the University of Kiel (1925-31) and established the Institute for Business Cycle Research (1925).  He then served as director of research and educational studies (1926-30) and associate professor of economics (1930-31) at the Institute of World Economics.  Between 1931 and 1933, he taught political economy at the University of Frankfurt.

In Spring 1933, Löwe was dismissed from his teaching post in accordance with the provisions of the Law for the Restoration of the Professional Civil Service.  He was the first professor of social sciences to be dismissed by the Nazi government.  A few months later, he and his wife decided to emigrate after their daughters were dismissed from school because of their "race."  The family left for Britain just before the German government revoked the passports of those it defined as Jewish.  Lowe, who anglicized the spelling of his name soon after his arrival in Britain, became a Rockefeller Foundation fellow (1933-38) and Manchester University lecturer.

While at Manchester, Lowe had the opportunity to pursue a wide range of intellectual interests.  He held a dual appointment in economics and sociology, and his lecture notes reveal that Romantic literature and German history were among the topics covered in his courses.  In his first book, Economics and Sociology: A Plea for Co-Operation in the Social Sciences (1935), he encouraged fellow economists to incorporate the insights of other social scientists into their analyses.

Lowe became a naturalized British subject in September 1939 and yearned to contribute to the war effort.  However, the British government refused to place former German citizens in war-related government posts.  Frustrated at being denied the opportunity to serve his new nation and fearful that he would lose his Manchester University lectureship, he began seeking employment in the United States.  After receiving an offer from the New School for Social Research, Lowe and his family moved to New York City.  Lowe was a professor of economics at the New School until his retirement in 1978, leaving only to take a one-year appointment at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (1953).

While at the New School, Lowe continued to cultivate a broad range of intellectual interests and criticized what he saw as the parochialism of his colleagues.   According to former student and close friend Robert Heilbroner, he was convinced that the general rise in affluence, the emergence of mammoth corporate entities benefitting from economies of scale, and increasing government regulation had stripped economists of the ability to predict accurately future developments. Convinced that comprehensive economic planning was essential to the public good, he concluded that the academic study of economics would regain its predictive ability only if it became an instrument of public policy.  These arguments were outlined in On Economic Knowledge (1965) and expanded upon in Has Freedom A Future? (1989), in which he criticized what he saw as the hedonism of contemporary society and asserted that only a combination of collective consciousness and economic planning would safeguard individual freedom and social stability.

After Beatrice Lowe's death in 1982, Lowe returned to Germany to live with his daughter Hannah, who had settled in her country of birth several years before.  He remained an active reader and writer of scholarly materials and established friendships with a number of young German economists.  In 1988, he was the subject of a lengthy interview that appeared in Die Zeit, one of Germany's most highly regarded newspapers.  Determined to remain intellectually active, he gave considerable assistance to his biographer, Klaus-Dieter Krohn.  He ceased reading and writing shortly before his death on June 4, 1995, in Wolfenbüttel, Germany. This collection consists chiefly of the published and unpublished personal and professional writings of economist Adolph Lowe.  It documents his broad intellectual interests, chronicles the evolution of his economic theories, and sheds light upon his broader beliefs about the role of economic theory and economic planning in creating stable and egalitarian societies.

Adolph Lowe Papers
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The collection contains relatively little information about Lowe's education and early career, but Lowe was able to take a modest number of documents concerning his schooling and work when he left Germany.  This small body of materials was subsequently augmented by scholars who studied Lowe's early work and sent him copies of German government documents and other records that detailed his activities in Germany.

Lowe's academic work in Britain and, in particular, the United States is more amply documented.  The collection contains many of the lecture notes that he wrote while teaching at Manchester University and the New School for Social Research and numerous published and unpublished articles and essays.  However, some of the writings that Lowe published during the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s are not included.

The collection also contains numerous writings Lowe completed while working on Has Freedom a Future? (1989).  Most notable are the "notes" that Lowe maintained between the 1960s and 1980s.  The notes are in fact a detailed intellectual diary in which Lowe outlined his ideas about the relationship between economic security, equality, and human freedom and responded to the criticisms and suggestions of friends and associates.  Simple chronological outlines and reading notes are interspersed throughout.

Lowe was a prolific correspondent, and the collection contains some of the letters that he wrote and received while residing in Great Britain and the United States and almost all of the correspondence he sent and received after his 1983 return to Germany.  His letters to and from Robert Heilbroner, a former student, New School for Social Research faculty member, and lifelong friend, amply document their relationship as it existed during Lowe's later years.  Many of the other correspondents represented in the collection were also associated with the New School.  Among them:  Gerhard Colm (1965), Dorothy Dinnerstein (1978, 1984-85, 1987-88), Jonathan Fanton (1983-86, 1988), Mary Henle (1965, 1983-90), Mary Jacker (1983-90, 1992), Alvin Johnson (1965), Hans Jonas (1943, 1964, 1977, 1983-92?), Ira Katznelson (1984-88), Arien Mack (1984, 1988), Marianne Marschak (1983-91), Edward Nell (1981, 1983-85, 1987-88) and Hans Staudinger (1964-66, 1970, 1979-81).  Other notable correspondents include Daniel Bell (1987), T.S. Eliot (1947), former student Marion Gräfin Dünhof (Marion Countess Dünhof; 1979-80, 1984-91), Reinhold Niebuhr (1950), Eleanor Roosevelt (1943), and Sir Geoffrey Vickers (1965, 1967-68, 1975-76, 1980, 1982).  The correspondence also sheds light upon Lowe's interactions with his daughters Rachel Aubrey and Hanna Lustig and several of his grandchildren.

Other materials of interest include the scholarly writings that Lowe gathered in connection with his research.  Many of these articles and essays contain detailed analyses of his own work and were presented to him by their authors; some are in typescript form.  Others, among them published and unpublished papers by Robert Heilbroner, Hans Jonas, and Hans Staudinger, address intellectual and social issues with which Lowe was concerned.

The collection does not contain any materials generated by theologian Paul Tillich, who was one of Lowe's close friends.  Researchers looking for materials that document their friendship should consult the archives of the New School for Social Research, which holds other papers that Lowe produced or collected, and the Andover-Harvard Theological Library of Harvard University, which holds the bulk of Tillich's papers.  The Open University holds the papers of Geoffrey Vickers (Sir Charles Geoffrey Vickers) with whom Lowe corresponded. Other repositories may also have such materials.

All newsprint materials and a number of brittle documents were photocopied for preservation purposes.

Adolph Lowe Papers
Series Descriptions

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Series 1: Personal Papers, 1915-1995. .25 cubic ft. Arranged chronologically.

This series contains a number of documents that shed light on Lowe's personal life: photocopies of his British naturalization papers and academic degrees, a photograph and pamphlet produced in conjunction with a celebration at the University of Kiel, death notices and eulogies he delivered at the funerals of friends, a history of a charitable organization he helped to establish, materials generated in connection with his eightieth birthday party, and a bound volume of greetings presented to him on his one-hundredth birthday.

Series 2: Correspondence, 1928-1995; bulk 1983-1990. 2.0 cubic ft. Arranged alphabetically.

This series contains letters that Lowe received and, in many instances, carbon copies of letters that he wrote. Much of the correspondence is from other members of the faculty of the New School for Social Research and from other academic economists, but the series also includes many letters written by Lowe's daughters and grandchildren.

Members of the Graduate Faculty of the University in Exile/New School for Social Research represented include Jan-Robert Bloch, Gerhard Colm, Dorothy Dinnerstein, Jonathan Fanton, Robert Heilbroner, Mary Henle, Mary Jacker, Alvin Johnson, Hans Jonas, Ira Katznelson, Marianne Marschak, and Hans Staudinger. The subseries also contains Lowe's correspondence with former students Murray Brown and Marion Gräfin Dünhof (Marion Countess Dünhof) and economists Heiner Ganssmann, Harald Hagemann, Sigfried Ketterle, Claus-Dieter Krohn, Heinz-Dieter Kurz, Allen Oakley, and Sir Geoffrey Vickers. NB: Other correspondence from these individuals is in some instances located elsewhere in the collection. In most instances, photocopies of these materials have been inserted into this series. Other notable correspondents include Ruth Nanda Anshen, Daniel Bell (1987), T.S. Eliot (1947), Terence W. Hutchinson (1970, 1976?), Leo Lowenthal (1983, 1986), Reinhold Niebuhr (1950), Eleanor Roosevelt (1948), and Leo Strauss (1949). Also included is a copy of a 1986 letter that Lowe sent to Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres and a response from Peres' secretary.

Series 3: Scholarly Writings, 1932-circa 1990. .90 cubic ft. Arranged chronologically within subseries.

This series contains many of Lowe's articles, book manuscripts, and notes for lectures delivered before various academic and civic groups. Most of these materials were written while Lowe lived in Great Britain and the United States, but the earliest and most recent materials were produced while he resided in Germany.

Series 4: Notes, 1964-1990. .25 cubic ft. Arranged chronologically.

This series contains Lowe's notes on various subjects. Some are simple reading notes or chronological outlines, but most of the notes comprise a detailed intellectual diary that Lowe maintained for more than twenty-five years. These notes, which document Lowe's efforts to refine his ideas about human freedom, state planning, and technological change and were apparently created in preparation for the writing of Has Freedom a Future?, also record his conversations with colleagues and difficulties in writing the book.

Series 5: Lectures and Other Course Materials, circa 1925-1981. .60 cubic ft. Arranged chronologically.

This series contains materials that Lowe created and maintained in connection with his teaching activities at the University of Kiel, the University of Frankfurt, Manchester University, and the New School for Social Research. Lecture notes generated while Lowe was at Manchester (among them a few lectures for the Worker's Educational Association) and the New School predominate. Also included are an outline for a political theory course he taught at the University of Kiel (1930), the syllabus (1951) for his "Theory of Capitalism" course at the New School, and reading notes he used in preparing various lectures.

Series 6: Research Materials, 1940-1996. .45 cubic ft. Arranged chronologically.

This series consists of published and unpublished articles, clippings, and other documents that Lowe gathered in connection with his academic research. Many of these materials consist of critical analyses of his work and were presented to him by colleagues. Others were written by faculty members at the New School for Social Research, among them Robert Heilbroner, Hans Jonas, Anwar Shaikh, and Hans Staudinger. Also included is a copy of Claus-Dieter Krohn's intellectual biography of Lowe, Der Philosophische Ökonom. Krohn, who was in possession of the materials in this collection at the time of Lowe's death, may have added the book to the collection.

Series 7: Miscellaneous Professional Documents, 1918-1989. .40 cubic ft. Arranged chronologically.

This series consists of materials that document Lowe's professional activities. Included are minutes of several academic conferences in which he took part, minutes of the New School's Study Group on Germany (1943), clippings and correspondence concerning his receipt of various awards and honors, contracts with publishers, reviews of and advertisements for his books, assorted publications of the New School for Social Research, and a 1988 interview published in Die Zeit, a leading German newspaper.

Adolph Lowe Papers
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Series 1: Personal Papers, 1915-1995

Box 1

1. Photocopied Personal Documents, 1915-1973
2. University of Kiel, 1926-1931
3. Autobiographical and Biographical Materials, 1941-1995
4. Memorials to Colleagues and Friends, 1959-1977
5. Eightieth Birthday Dinner, 1973
6. Eightieth Birthday Speech, 1973
7. Selfhelp Community Services, A Selfhelp History, 1986
8. One Hundredth Birthday Celebration, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, 1993

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Series 2: Correspondence, 1928-1995

Box 1 (continued)

9. One Hundredth Birthday Greetings, 1993

Folders 10-14, family correspondence.
10. Aubrey, Rachel (daughter), 1983-1991.
11. Lustig, Hanna (daughter), 1985-1987.
12. Rustow, Janet (granddaughter), 1983-1990.
13. Grandchildren (Stephen, Roger, Sandy, Cathy), 1983-1991.

Correspondence with colleagues, friends:
14. Correspondence, 1938-1940 (England).
15. A – miscellaneous correspondence.
16. Albrecht, Renate, 1980-1990.
17. Amendola, Mario, 1984-1985.
18. Anshen, Ruth Nanda, 1983-1988.
19. Archibugi, Franco, 1987.
20. B – miscellaneous correspondence.
21. Banca Nazionale del Lavoro Quarterly Review (Alessandro Roncaglia), 1989-1991.
22. Baranzini, Mauro, 1986.
23. Bell, Daniel, 1987.
24. Bendix, Reinhard, 1988.
25. Bernstein, Peter L., 1983-1989.
26. Universität Bielefeld (Otthein Rammstedt, Rüdiger Kramme), 1989-1990.
27. Billikopf, Jacob, 1948.
28. Bloch, Jan-Robert, 1984-90
29. Borchers, Detlef, 1986.
30. Brandt, Karl; Dietrich Pohmer, 1962-1963.
31. Brown, Murray (includes writings), 1965, 1980-1991.
32. Brummerlich, Irmtraud, 1986-1988.
33. Burchardt, Arne, 1965, 1984-1992.
34. Burchardt, Fritz (Frank) A., 1946-1949.
35. C – D – miscellaneous correspondence.
36. Chase, Richard, 1979-1985.
37. Clark, David, 1984-1987.
38. Dickinson, John K., 1985-1990.
39. Dinnerstein, Dorothy, 1978-1990.
40. Dönhoff, Marion Gräfin, 1979-1991.
41. E – G – miscellaneous correspondence.
42. Earley, Glenn D., 1981.
43. Eatwell, John (The New Palgrave), 1984.
44. Eliot, T. S., 1947.
45. "The Exiles" Project (Lou Potter, Richard Kaplan), 1985-1989.
46. Fanton, Jonathan, 1983-1990.
47. Feltman, Karesh & Major (Lee Feltman), 1983-1990.
48. Franke, Horst-Werner, 1988.
49. Freund, Rudolf, 1948; Freund, Susi, 1984-1988.
50. Ganssmann, Heiner, 1983-1990.
51. Gates, Robert A., 1988-1989.
52. Greffrath, Mathias, 1982-1989.
53. H – J – miscellaneous correspondence.

Box 2

1. Hagemann, Harald, 1978-1995.
2. Halasi, Albert, 1950.
3. Hartwich, Horst W., 1963.
4. Harvey, Philip, 1984-1989.
5. Hatlapa, Christoph, 1984-1985.
6. Hatzfeldt, Hermann Graf, 1983-1985.
7. Heilbroner, Robert, 1953, 1962-1984.
8. Heilbroner, Robert, 1985-1986.
9. Heilbroner, Robert, 1987-1991.
10. Heinitz, Ernst, 1963.
11. Heise, Arne, 1984.
12. Henle, Mary, 1965, 1983-1989.
13. Hennis, Wilhelm, 1985, 1987.
14. Hering, Frank, 1978.
15. Herz, Hannah, 1985-1989.
16. Hillmann, Hermann, 1983-1990.
17. Hirschler, Otto E. & Eva, 1984-1990.
18. Holland, Eva, 1986-1988.
19. Holton, Gerald, ca. 1965.
20. Hoselitz, Bert F., 1949.
21. Hosiosky, Issai, 1983-1989.
22. Hula, Erich, 1968, 1975, 1983-1985.
23. Hutchinson, Terrence W., 1970, 1976.
24. Jacker, Mary, 1983-1992.
25. Jeffery, J. B., 1948.
26. Jewkes, John, 1939-1940.
27. Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität, Frankfurt, 1963, 1983-1990.
28. Jonas, Hans, 1943-1989; Jonas, Lore, 1989-1992.
29. K – miscellaneous correspondence.
30. Katterle, Sigfried, 1982-1983.
31. Katznelson, Ira, 1983-1991.
32. Koebner, R., 1948.
33. Krohn, Claus-Dieter, 1983-1989.
34. Krüsselberg, H. G., 1983-1988.
35. Kurz, Heinz-Dieter, 1980-1991.
36. L – M – miscellaneous correspondence.
37. Landauer, Carl, 1983-1984.
38. Landmann, Michael, 1976.
39. Laski, Harold J., 1940.
40. Lerner, Abba P., 1971.
41. Lewy, Hermann, 1969.
42. Lindsay, A. D., 1940.
43. Lion, Bertha (Bertel), 1984-1989.
44. Lissner, Will, 1983-1990.
45. Loewenstein, Eva, 1985-1989.
46. Lowenthal, Leo, 1983-1986.
47. Luckmann, Benita, 1984.
48. Luetkens, Charlotte, 1939, 1949-1950.
49. Mack, Arien (Social Research), 1983-1989.
50. Marschak, Jacob, 1949.
51. Marschak, Marianne (includes writings), 1983-1991.
52. Merten, Hans, 1949.
53. Miller, Pamela, 1982-1990.
54. Morgenstern, Oskar, 1928.
55. N – Q – miscellaneous correspondence.
56. Neisser, Charlotte, 1985-1989.
57. Nell, Ed, 1981-1985.
58. Neumark, Fritz, 1983-1984.
59. New School for Social Research, general, 1984-1989.
60. Niebuhr, Reinhold, 1950.
61. Niemann, Gerhard, 1985.
62. Oakley, Allen, 1984-1991.
63. O'Neill, Onora, 1984.
64. Opolka, Uwe, 1984, 1988.
65. Oppenheimer, Ludwig, 1948.
66. Ossofsky, Mindy, 1983-1988.
67. Peres, Shimon (secretary), 1986.
68. Petersen, Aage, 1968.
69. Pfleiderer, Otto, 1983-1989.
70. Pichottka, Ilse, 1985-1986.
71. Pinner, Frank A., 1962.
72. Pollock, Frederick, 1949.
73. Pulrang, Stanford, 1978-1987.
74. R – S – miscellaneous correspondence.
75. Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1943.
76. Ruppin, A., 1940.
77. Rustow (Rüstow), Alexander, 1929-1951.
78. Ruttkoff, Peter, 1984-1985.
79. Schefold, Bertram, 1983-1990.
80. Schulin, Ernst, 1982-1985.
81. Sommer, Artur, 1950.
82. Sondergeld, Klaus, 1983.
83. Spulber, Nicolas, 1983-1993.
84. Srubar, Ilja, 1984, 1988.

Box 3

1. Staudinger, Hans (includes biographical material), 1951, 1964-1981.
2. Staudinger, Hansjürgen, 1984-1990.
3. Stock, Werner, 1983.
4. Strauss, Leo, 1949.
5. T – Z – miscellaneous correspondence.
6. Taub, Menachem, 1983-1991.
7. Tillich, Paul, 1949; Tillich, Hannah, 1988.
8. Treuherz, Werner, 1983, 1987.
9. Vickers, Geoffrey (includes writings), 1949, 1965-1982.
10. Vickers, Jeanne, 1983-1990.
11. Vogelstein, Theodor M., 1950-1951.
12. von Eynern, Gert, 1962-1963, 1984.
13. Vuagnat, Fréderique, 1983-1984.
14. Waldman, Frederic (Fritz), 1986.
15. Wallace, Edith, 1983-1990.
16. Waubke, M., 1984-1989.
17. Weber, Alfred, 1950.
18. White, Howard, 1951.
19. Wunderlich, [Frieda?], 1950.
20. Correspondence Concerning "Notes on University Education," 1940.
21. Correspondence Concerning "On Economic Knowledge," 1965-1971.
Folders 22-26: Correspondence with publishers
22. Cambridge University Press, 1976, 1983.
23. Insel Verlag, 1987-1988.
24. M. E. Sharpe, Inc., 1979-1991.
25. New York University Press, concerning "Essays in Political Economics," 1987.
26. Praeger (Greenwood Press), 1986-1990.

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Series 3: Scholarly Writings, 1932-circa 1990
Subseries 1: Articles and Reviews, 1932-circa 1990

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27. "Über den Sinn und die Grenzen verstehender Nationalökonomie" (pub.), 1932.
28. "The Social Productivity of Technical Improvements" (pub.), 1937.
29. Review of Middleton Murry, In Defence of Democracy (unpub. TS), and letter, 1938.
30. "The Technique of Economic Mobilization" (unpub. TS), 1939
31. "On the Introduction of the Social Sciences . . . at the Hebrew University" (unpub. TS), 1939.
32. "Nationalism and the Economic Order" (pub.), 1939?
33. "Social Transformation and the War" (pub. letter), 1940.
34. Newspaper Articles on Germany, Britain, and the Second World War (pub.), 1940.
35. Analysis of British Economic Problems (unpub. TS), 1940?
36. "A Reconsideration of the Laws of Supply and Demand" (pub.), 1942.
37. "The Study of World Affairs" (pub.), 1943.
38. "The Trend of World Economics" (pub.), 1944.
39. "To A German Friend Behind Bars" (unpub. MS), 1950.
40. "On the Mechanistic Approach in Economics" (pub.), 1951.
41. "Rejoinder [to James Parsons]" (pub.), 1952.
42. Preface to the Japanese edition of On Economic Knowledge (unpub. TS), 1953.
43. "The Classical Theory of Economic Growth" (pub.), 1954.
44. "Wirtschaftstheorie–Der nächste Schritt" (pub.), 1959.
45. "Über eine dritte Kraft" (pub.), 1961.
46. "S Is Not Yet P: A Question Put to Ernst Bloch" (unpub. TS), 1964-65.
47. Letter to Hans Jonas (unpub. TS) and notes, 1966.
48. "The Normative Roots of Economic Value" (unpub. TS), 1967.
49. "Vorbemerkung" (unpub. TS), 1968.
50. "Die Leiden des alten Atlas: Ernst Bloch zum fuenfundachtigen Gerburtstag" (unpub. TS), circa 1970.
51. "Personal Freedom in an Era of Social Engineering" (unpub. TS), and "Comments on Middleton Murry's Paper" (unpub. TS), 1973.
52. "Technical Profits" (unpub. TS), 1977.
53. "Über das Dunkel des gelebten Augenblicks" (unpub. TS) and notes, 1978?
54. "Atlas: The Burden of the Man Without Chains" (unpub. TS), circa 1980.
55. "To Rid Loans of the Inflation Risk" (pub. letter), 1981.
56. "The Specter of Technological Unemployment" (unpub. TS), 1987?
57. Has Freedom a Future? (unpub. TS), 1987.
58. "Freiheit und Ordnung" (unpub. TS), 1988?
59. Lecture Notes on Simmel's "Philosophie der Griechen"(unpub. MS), 1913, and Transcript (unpub. TS), circa 1990.
60. "Technological Unemployment Reexamined" (pub.), undated.
61. "The Paradigms of Positive Economics" (unpub. TS) and "The Marxian Paradigm" (unpub. TS), undated.
62. "The Economic Mechanism" (unpub. TS), undated.
63. "Adam Smith's System of Equilibrium Growth" (pub.), undated.

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Series 3: Scholarly Writings, 1932-circa 1990
Subseries 2: Lectures, 1932-1975

Box 4

1. "The Future of English Democracy and the Jews" (unpub. MS), 1932.
2. "Der Sozialismus ist heute . . . !" (unpub. MS), 1933.
3. "Sind die Denken andersartig?" (unpub. MS), circa 1935.
4. "The University in the Modern World" (unpub. MS), 1938.
5. "Democracy and Freedom" (unpub. MS), 1939.
6. "What Is It All About?" (unpub. MS) and clipping, 1940.
7. "National Council of Women" (unpub. MS), circa 1940.
8. "Self-Help" (unpub. MS), 1942.
9. "Characteristic Facts and Events Relating to German History before 1500" (unpub. MS), 1942.
10. "Sind die Denken andersartig?" (unpub. MS), 1942.
11. "Higher Education in U.S." (unpub. MS), 1944.
12. "Economic Planning and Common Sense" (unpub. MS), 1945.
13. "What Can We Do? [1]" (unpub. MS), 1946.
14. "What Can We Do? [2]" (unpub. MS), 1946.
15. "Integration in the Social Sciences?" (unpub. MS), 1950.
16. "America's Problem in the World Today: What It Is" (unpub. TS), 1952.
17. "America's Problem in the World Today: What It Should Be" (unpub. TS), 1952.
18. "Europe Revisited" (unpub. MS), 1952.
19. "Europe in the Old Order of World Affairs" (unpub. MS), 1952.
20. "The Meaning of the Contemporary Crisis" (unpub. MS), 1952.
21. "The Next Step" (unpub. MS), 1952.
22. "Cooperation in the Social Sciences?" (unpub. MS), 1953.
23. "Cooperation in the Social Sciences?" (unpub. TS), 1955.
24. "Prediction in Economics" (unpub. TS), 1958.
25. "Zur Ortsbestimmung der Gegenwart" (unpub. TS), 1983.

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26. "SILS," 1964-1986.
27. "Ruminations on a New Book," 1965.
28. "Explorations," 1965-1967.
29. "Credo-Notes," 1966.
30. "Notes on ‘Ought'," 1966.
31. Notes on the Jonas Letter, 1966-1979.
32. "The Year 2000," 1968.
33. "Atlas," 1969-1976.
34. "Political Economics," 1974-1976.
35. "History of H-Bomb" (c.1975) and "My Dear Paul" (1943; revised 1987), circa 1975-1987.
36. "Prometheus," 1976-1979.
37. "Prometheus [continued]," 1980-1983.
38. "Some Comments on ‘Generalrevision,'" 1983-1984.
39. Unidentified Notes, 1978.
40. Notes on various subjects, probably for Has Freedom a Future?, circa 1980.
41. "Deutsche Skizze," circa 1980.
42. "Interview," 1987-1988.
43. "An Attempt at Clarification," 1987-1988.
44. "New Book," 1988.
45. "Free Association," 1990.
46. "Free Association [continued]," 1990.
47. "Comments on the ‘Kiel School,'" undated.
48. "Sehr Geerhter Becknaa" and "Main Point," undated.

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Series 5: Lectures and Other Course Materials, circa 1925-circa 1975

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49. Seminar Notes on Political Theory (unpub. TS and MS), circa 1925-1933.
50. Summary Outline of Theoretical Seminar (unpub. TS), 1930.
51. Lectures and Notes on Political Economics (unpub. TS and MS), circa 1935-1966.
52. "The Spirit of Citizenship" (unpub. MS), 1937.
53. "The Gist of English Democracy" (unpub. MS), 1938.
54. "Essay Class: Modern Political Thought" (unpub. MS), 1939.
55. " A German Looks at Baldwin" (unpub. MS), 1939.
56. "The Social Foundations of English Liberty" (unpub. MS), 1939.
57. "Faschism [sic]" (unpub. MS), 1939.
58. "War Aims" (unpub. MS), 1939.
59. "Our Attitude to Germany" (unpub. MS), 1940.
60. "The Reform of Germany" (unpub. MS), 1940.
61. "Social Transformation and the War" (unpub. MS), 1940.
62. Lecture on War Aims (unpub. MS), 1940?
63. "The National and Constitutional Problem in circa17 Germany" (unpub. MS), circa 1940.
64. "German Attitude Toward Classical Economics" (unpub. MS), circa 1940.
65. Lectures on English Reform and Napoleon (unpub. MS), circa 1940.
66. "On Freedom" (unpub. MS), circa 1940.
67. "Age of Reform" (unpub. MS), circa 1940.
68. "Prussia in C[entury] 18" (unpub. MS), circa 1940.
69. "Pro National Government!" (unpub. MS), circa 1940.
70. "The Lesson of the Ab[yssinian] Dispute" (unpub. MS), circa 1940.
71. "Problem und Wirtschaftstheorie" (unpub. MS), circa 1940.
72. "Romantic Movement [1]" (unpub. MS), circa 1940.
73. "Romantik" (unpub. MS), circa 1940.
74. "Main Points in German Romanticism" (unpub. MS), circa 1940.
75. "Romantic Movement [2]" (unpub. MS), circa 1940.
76. "Goethe" (unpub. MS), circa 1940.
77. "Material for Paper on Locke-Kant" (unpub. MS), circa 1940.
78. "Locke-Kant" (unpub. MS), circa 1940.
79. "German Literature of C[entury] 17" (unpub. MS), circa 1940.
80. "Hillmann[?]–Discussion" (unpub. MS), circa 1940.
81. "I.S.S.–Paper" (unpub. MS), circa 1940.
82. Notes on various readings (unpub. MS), circa 1940.
83. Untitled Notes on a Paper (unpub. MS), circa 1940.
84. "General Agenda for Seminar IV" (unpub. MS), circa 1940.
85. "The Rise of Agrarian Capitalism" (unpub. MS), circa 1940.
86. "Discussion Knights" (unpub. MS), circa 1940.
87. "Summary for the Paper on ‘Reformation'" (unpub. MS), circa 1940.
88. "Summary (Reformation)" (unpub. MS), circa 1940.
89. "Geography Paper from Dunlop" (unpub. MS), circa 1940.
90. "Race" (unpub. MS), circa 1940.
91. "Seminar III: Oldfield" (unpub. MS), circa 1940.
92. "Seminar–Introduction" (unpub. MS), circa 1940.
93. "The German Idea of Freedom" (unpub. MS), circa 1940.
94. "The Spirit of English Democracy" (unpub. MS), circa 1940.
95. "The New Problem of the English Intelligentsia" (unpub. MS), circa 1940.
96. "British War Economy" (unpub. MS), 1941.
97. "Economic Controls and Political Power" (unpub. MS), 1941.
98. Lectures and Notes on Classical and Modern Theories of Economic Growth (unpub. TS and MS), 1947-1960.
99. Course Syllabus, "Theory of Capitalism" (unpub. TS), 1951.
100. Lectures and Notes on World Economics (unpub. MS), circa 1955.
101. Lectures and Notes on Value, Clark, Hicks, Walras, and Marx (unpub. TS and MS), circa 1970-1981.

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1. Lectures and Notes on Ricardo, 1971-1975.
2. "On the Theory of Value" (unpub. TS), 1971.
3. Untitled Lecture (unpub. TS) and Notes (unpub. MS), 1973.
4. Untitled Lecture on Marx (unpub. TS), circa 1975.
5. Untitled Lecture on Marx (unpub. TS), and Flier, circa 1975.
6. "'Generalization' of Political Economics" (unpub. TS), circa 1975.

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7. Amendola, "The Path to a Dynamic Analysis of the ‘Traverse': A. Lowe and J.R. Hicks" (unpub. TS), circa 1980.
8. Burnshaw, "Mirages: Travel Notes in the Promised Land" (unpub. TS), circa 1975.
9. Chase, "Vision, Theory Debate and the Development of Mainstream Economics" (pub.), 1981.
10. Feldman, "Wirtschafts- und socialpolitische Probleme der Deutschen Demobilmachtung 1918/19" (pub.), 1974.
11. Haass, "Adolph Lowes Vison des Wohlfahrtsstaates . . ." (pub[?]), 1990.
12. Hacking, "Winner Take Less" (pub.), 1984.
13. Hagemann and Jeck, "Lowe and the Marx-Feldman-Dobb Model . . ." (pub.), 1984.
14. Hagemann and Kurz, "Balancing Freedom and Order: on Adolph Lowe's Political Economics" (unpub. TS), circa 1990.
15. Harvey, "Professor Lowe and His Critique of Marx" (unpub. TS), circa 1975.
16. Heilbroner, "Modern Economics as a Chapter in the History of Economic Thought" (unpub. TS), circa 1970.
17. Jaszi, "Notes on Adolph Lowe: Toward a Science of Political Economics" (unpub. TS), 1968.
18. Jonas, H., "Life, Death, and the Body in the Theory of Being" (pub.), 1965.
19. Jonas, H., "Philosophical Reflections on Experimenting with Human Subjects (unpub. TS) and "Contemporary Problems in Science and Ethics" (pub.), circa 1970.
20. Jonas, H., "Philosophical Reflections on Experimenting with Human Subjects" (pub.), 1969.
21. Jonas, H., "Against the Stream" (unpub. TS), 1970.
22. Jonas, H., "Das Problem des Lebens und des Liebes in der Lehre von Sein" (pub.), circa 1970.
23. Jonas, H., "Philosophical Aspects of Technology" (unpub. TS), circa 1975.
24. Jonas, H., "On the Power or Impotence of Subjectivity" (pub.), 1976.
25. Jonas, H., "Impotence or Power of Subjectivity" Postscript" (unpub. TS), 1977.
26. Jonas, H., "The Concept of Responsibility: An Inquiry . . ." (pub.), 1977.
27. Jonas, H., "Straddling the Boundaries of Theory and Practice: Recombinant DNA Research . . ." (pub.), 1978.
28. Jonas, H., "Reflections on Technology, Progress, and Utopia" (pub.), 1981.
29. Jonas, H., "Der Gottesbegriff nach Auschwitz" (unpub. TS), circa 1985.
30. Jonas, H., "Werkzeug, Bild, und Grab vom Transanimalischen in Menschen" (unpub. TS), 1985.
31. Jonas, H., "Geist, Natur, und Schöpfung" (unpub. TS), circa 1985.
32. Jonas, H., "Rechte, Recht, und Ethik" (unpub. TS), 1986.
33. Jonas, H., "The Burden and Blessing of Mortality" (unpub. TS), 1991.
34. Jonas, L. "Mein Vater Siegfried Weiner (1886-1963)" (pub.), 1989.
35. Krohn, Der Philosophische Ökonom (pub.), 1996.
36. Lissner, "Adolph Lowe's Methodological Alternative for Economic Research and Policy" (pub.), 1981.
37. Lüdke, "Phönix, Asche und Scheiterhaufen der zerfall der Frankfurter Schule" (pub.), 1977.
38. Magnan de Bornier, "Le Modèle à Trois Secteurs de Lowe" (pub.), 1980.
39. Neisser, "Equilibrium Dynamics, Behavior Dynamics, Stability of Movement" (pub.), 1961.
40. Schwartzmann, "Competition and Efficiency" (unpub. TS), 1972.
41. Shaikh, "Relative Prices and Inter-Industrial Relations" (unpub. TS), 1976.
42. Simon, "Invention and Cost Reduction in Technological Change" (unpub. TS), circa 1970.
43. Staudinger, Untitled Essay (unpub. TS), 1978.
44. Vickers, "Purpose and Force; The Bases of Order" (pub), 1940.
45. Vickers, "Incomes and Earnings–A Steady State?" (pub.), circa 1960.
46. Vickers, "The Management of Conflict" (pub.), 1972.
47. Vickers, "Towards a More Stable State" (pub.), 1972.
48. Vickers, Copies of Vickers-Simon Correspondence (unpub. TS), 1973.
49. Vickers, "Whither the Mixed Economy?" (pub.), 1973.
50. Vickers, "Some Implications of Systems Thinking" (unpub. TS), 1978.
51. Vickers, "The Poverty of Problem-Solving" (unpub. TS), 1980.
52. Vickers, "Autonomous Yet Responsible?" (unpub. TS), undated.
53. Vickers, "The Weakness of Western Culture" (unpub. TS), undated.
54. Wade, "E.F. Schumacher, Cutting Technology Down to Size" (pub.), 1975.
55. Unidentified author, "Das Materialismus: Seine Geschichte und Substanz" (unpub. TS), circa 1975.
56. Unidentified author, Chapters of a Dissertation on Marx (unpub. TS), 1976.
57. Unidentified author, "Parallelism and Complementarity: Spinoza's Solution . . ." (unpub. TS), undated.
58. Unidentified author, Untitled Fragment (unpub. TS), undated.

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Series 7: Miscellaneous Professional Documents, 1918-1989

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59. Ministry of War Documents (Copies made by Gerald Feldman), 1918-1919.
60. Conference Minutes, Abteilung für Weltwirtschaftskunde und internationale
Konjuncturforschung (unpub. TS), 1926.
61. "Abschiedsworte des Dekans an den scheidenden Kollegen Löwe . . ." (unpub. TS), 1931.
62. Reviews, etc., for Economics and Sociology, 1935-1936.
63. Minutes, New School Study Group on Germany, 1942-1943.
64. New School for Social Research Publications and Clippings, 1959-1987.
65. Publishing Contracts, 1963-1989.
66. Reviews, Announcements, Etc., for On Economic Knowledge, 1965-1970.
67. Review of Heilbroner, Economic Means and Social Ends, circa 1970.
68. Adolph Lowe Institute for Economic Research, 1978-1995.
69. Veblen-Commons Award, 1979-1980.
70. Fiftieth Anniversary of University in Exile; Grosse Bundesverdienstkreuz, 1984.
71. New School Observer, 1984-1989.
72. Die Zeit Interview, 1988.
73. Reviews, etc., for Has Freedom a Future?, 1989.

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