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Guide to the University of Chicago John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought Records 1940-1984

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Descriptive Summary


University of Chicago. John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought. Records




13.5 linear feet (25 boxes)


Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.


The John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought is a Ph.D.-granting interdisciplinary program of the University of Chicago. Founded in 1941 by historian John U. Nef, the committee became a leading center for interdisciplinary scholarship. The records of the John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought document administrative, educational, and editorial activities within the committee from its founding in 1941 through the early 1980s. The collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, reports, minutes, teaching materials, faculty appointments, budgets, curricula vitae, publicity material and publications. Nearly half of the collection consists of the editorial records of Measure: A Critical Journal, published by the committee from 1949-1951.

Information on Use


Series V: Restricted, includes administrative records restricted for 30 years; budgets and faculty appointments restricted for 50 years; and student material restricted for 80 years.

The remainder of the collection is open for research, with no restrictions.


When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: University of Chicago. Committee on Social Thought. Records, [Box #, Folder #], Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Historical Note

The University of Chicago's John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought is a Ph.D.-granting interdisciplinary program, founded in 1941 by economic historian John U. Nef. Intellectual inquiry emphasizes fundamental issues in history, philosophy, theology and literature. While the committee falls under the administration of the Division of the Social Sciences, subject areas for research and teaching have no formal limits. Students in the committee select foundational texts in their areas of interest, studying these works intensely and collaboratively before moving on to qualifying examinations and dissertation research.

Founded as the Committee on the Study of Civilization, its name was soon changed to the Committee on Social Thought at the behest of university administration. In its early development, the committee was led by Nef as Executive Secretary. Significantly, Nef also financially underwrote the enterprise. From 1945-1964, he served as the committee's first chairman. Anthropologist Robert Redfield, economist Frank Knight, and university president Robert M. Hutchins were instrumental founders.

The Committee on Social Thought became a distinguished center for interdisciplinary scholarship, attracting some of the world's leading intellectuals. Notable members of the committee have included Hannah Arendt, Saul Bellow, Allan Bloom, John Coetzee, Mircea Eliade, T.S. Eliot, Robert Fogel, François Furet, Leon Kass, Friedrich A. von Hayek, Hans Jonas, Edward Levi, Robert Pippin, A.K. Ramanujan, James M. Redfield, Paul Ricoeur, Harold Rosenberg, Edward Shils, Otto G. von Simson, Mark Strand, Victor Turner, and many more. The committee also hosts visiting faculty and lecturers.

In December 1949, the committee published the first issue of Measure: A Critical Journal. The journal briefly flourished under the editorial leadership of Otto G. von Simson, publishing articles and poetry by some of the most important authors, intellectuals and international leaders of the twentieth century. However, the journal did not find a base audience to support the costs of publication, and folded in 1951.

Nef served as Chairman until 1964, and continued his involvement and support of the committee throughout his life. The committee continues to advance Nef's vision of an elite center of independent, interdisciplinary inquiry into the fundamental issues of society.

In 2008, the committee became the John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought. The naming recognized Nef's leadership in interdisciplinary studies, as well as John and Evelyn Nef's generosity as donors to the University of Chicago.

Scope Note

The records of the John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought document administrative, educational, and editorial activities within the committee from its founding in 1941 through the early 1980s. The collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, reports, minutes, teaching materials, faculty appointments, budgets, curricula vitae, publicity material and publications. The collection is organized into six series:

Series I: John U. Nef, consists of administrative records kept by the committee's founder. This series spans the years 1941-1964, documenting the time during which the committee was first organized, through the end of Nef's service as Chairman. Material is arranged by topic, with files organized chronologically. This series includes correspondence, announcements, minutes and reports. It also includes curricular material such as program outlines, syllabi, course descriptions, reading lists, and sample examinations: Much of this material is found in files dedicated to individual fields of study that were developed from 1942-1950. Other important early material in is found in a file on the Committee on the Study of Civilization, and in a file of founding statements, programs and correspondence. Nef's later efforts to sustain the committee are detailed in his annual reports, and in correspondence with donor Associates of the Committee on Social Thought. Correspondence in this series includes letters and memoranda among John U. Nef, founding members of the committee such as Robert Redfield and Frank Knight, administrative staff and committees within the university, the Division of the Social Sciences, and the Committee on Social Thought, donors, and colleagues in other departments of the university. A file containing student recommendations has been transferred to Series V.

Series II: Office of the Chairman, 1963-1980, contains records of the committee's administration beginning shortly before the end of John U. Nef's time as chairman. Material in this series includes announcements, policy statements, proposals for seminars and lectures, reports, minutes, publications, calendars and correspondence. Material in this series is organized by topic, with files arranged chronologically. It includes correspondence with administrators in the Social Sciences Division; files on the chairmanship, death and estate of Marshall G.S. Hodgson; material related to the university's policy on Selective Service during the Vietnam War; and several files of reports, pamphlets, and periodicals relating to government policy on education, arts and the humanities. Files containing faculty appointments, budgets, and restricted administrative records have been transferred to Series V.

Series III: Faculty and Lecturers, contains material from 1940-1982. This series consists of files on individual faculty members in the committee, as well as files for prospective faculty, visiting lecturers, and invited lecturers. Files are arranged alphabetically. Material in this series consists primarily of correspondence; also included are faculty appointments, curricula vitae, reading lists, lecture notes, publications, minutes, reports, and publicity material. Represented in this series are notable members of the committee such as Hannah Arendt, Friedrich A. von Hayek, Hans Jonas, Frank Knight, Harold Rosenberg, Robert Redfield, Otto G. von Simson, and Victor Turner; also included are files on Michael Polanyi and other visitors. Files containing faculty appointments, budgets, recent administrative records and student material have been transferred to Series V. A set of oversize clippings and photocopies of articles by Harold Rosenberg have been transferred to Series VI.

Series IV: Measure, 1946-1952, contains editorial and administrative records of the journal. This is the largest series, and comprises nearly half the total size of the collection. While Measure: A Critical Journal was published only from 1949-1951, this series includes material related to early planning for the journal, and administrative activities after the title folded. The largest part of this series is a set of alphabetical files of correspondence and typescripts, representing a diverse group of some of the most important authors, intellectuals and international leaders of the twentieth century: Martin Buber, T.S. Eliot, Friedrich A. von Hayek, Martin Heidegger, Jacques Maritain, George Orwell, José Ortega y Gasset, Katherine Anne Porter, Leo Strauss, and Rebecca West are among those whose correspondence and writings are found in this series. However, some files of other notables consist mainly of secondary correspondence among editors, referees and publishers, and some files contain no documents produced by the subject indicated: for example, the file for Jawaharlal Nehru contains only editorial correspondence about Nehru. Also included is a set of editorial proofs organized by issue; for many articles, multiple drafts annotated by authors and editorial staff are included. The proofs do not consistently represent the final selection or organization of articles as they were eventually published. Administrative files include a set of correspondence, organized chronologically from 1946-1951, and documenting the planning and founding of the journal. This series also contains financial records such as budgets and a ledger, correspondence with readers and subscribers, and a small number of images submitted for illustrations. Otto G. von Simson's editorial leadership is well-documented in correspondence, reviews, and annotations. One unusual file is found with material related to the physicist and philosopher Carl F. von Weizsaecker: it contains copies of the final plea for the defendant in United States of America vs. Ernst von Weizsaecker et al., also known as the Nuremberg "Ministries Trial." An oversize proposal from Willi Schlam to Henry R. Luce for a new magazine (possibly the National Review), has been transferred to Series VI.

Series V: Restricted, consists of files containing material subject to legal and administrative restriction, such as student grades and evaluations, faculty appointments, budgets, and meeting minutes. These files were transferred from Series I, II, and III. Folder headings can be used to trace these files to their original location.

Series VI: Oversize, consists of material transferred from Series III and IV. This includes a proposal from Willi Schlam to Henry R. Luce for a new magazine (possibly the National Review), and a set of clippings and photocopies of articles by Harold Rosenberg.

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Subject Headings


Series I: John U. Nef

Box 1   Folder 1

Committee on the Study of Civilization, programs, statements and correspondence, 1941-1942

Box 1   Folder 2

Founding statements, programs and correspondence, 1942

Box 1   Folder 3

Appointments and budgets, 1953-1965

Box 1   Folder 4

Fields of study, American Civilization, statement and correspondence, 1944-1947

Box 1   Folder 5

Fields of study, Ancient Near Eastern Civilization, statement and correspondence, 1942-1946

Box 1   Folder 6

Fields of study, Anthropology and Sociology, correspondence, 1943

Box 1   Folder 7

Fields of study, Art in Relation to Social Thought, correspondence and lecture notes, 1944

Box 1   Folder 8

Fields of study, Classical Civilization, statements and correspondence, 1943-1946

Box 1   Folder 9

Fields of study, Comparative Religion, statements and reading lists, 1945

Box 1   Folder 10

Fields of study, Economic History, statements and correspondence, 1942-1946

Box 1   Folder 11

Fields of study, Four-Fold Field: Politics, Economics, Jurisprudence and Ethics, statements, notes, clippings and correspondence, circa 1942-1948

Box 1   Folder 12

Fields of study, Fundamentals, programs, statements, sample examination and correspondence, circa 1942-1948

Box 1   Folder 13

Fields of study, Germanic Civilization, correspondence and notes, circa 1944-1946

Box 1   Folder 14

Fields of study, Medieval Civilization, correspondence, 1945

Box 1   Folder 15

Fields of study, Philosophy, Political Science and History, reading list, circa 1942-1946

Box 1   Folder 16

Fields of study, Renaissance Civilization, statements, notes and correspondence, circa 1944-1947

Box 1   Folder 17

Fields of study, Science, correspondence and clippings, 1945-1950

Box 2   Folder 1

Correspondence, 1942-1945

Box 2   Folder 2

Correspondence, 1945-1949

Box 2   Folder 3

Correspondence, pamphlets, statements, and announcements, 1944-1950

Box 2   Folder 4

Correspondence, statements and announcements, 1948-1956

Box 2   Folder 5

Correspondence, reports, statements and announcements, 1953-1967

Box 2   Folder 6-7

Faculty meetings, minutes, agendas and correspondence, 1942-1960

Box 2   Folder 8

Courses and seminars, correspondence and outlines, 1943-1946

Box 3   Folder 1-2

Courses and seminars, outlines, syllabi, notes and correspondence, 1943-1952

Box 3   Folder 3

Courses and seminars, Civilization and Culture, outlines, syllabi, reading lists and correspondence, 1945-1947

Box 3   Folder 4

Courses and seminars, Relation of History to Philosophical Values, statements, outlines, notes and correspondence, 1945-1946

Box 3   Folder 5-6

Division of the Social Sciences, correspondence, statements and minutes, 1945-1963

Box 3   Folder 7-8

Faculty reports and program recommendations, 1946-1960

Box 3   Folder 9-10

Institute for the Committee on Social Thought, proposals, announcements and correspondence, 1946-1960

Box 3   Folder 11-12

Marshall G.S. Hodgson, correspondence, 1951-1964

Box 4   Folder 1

Development, announcements, lecture list and correspondence, 1953-1968

Box 4   Folder 2

Annual report, 1955-1956

Box 4   Folder 3-4

Associates of the Committee on Social Thought, mailing list and correspondence, 1955-1961

Box 4   Folder 5

Newsletter, 1959

Box 4   Folder 6

Annual report, 1961

Series II: Office of the Chairman, 1963-1980

Box 4   Folder 7-9

Government policy on education, arts and the humanities, reports, pamphlets, bills and news releases, 1963-1966

Box 4   Folder 10

Government policy on education, arts and the humanities, American Council of Learned Societies, report and newsletter, 1964-1965

Box 4   Folder 11

Government policy on education, arts and the humanities, William S. Moorhead, addresses, 1965

Box 5   Folder 1

Division of the Social Sciences, personnel policy, correspondence and statements, 1963-1969

Box 5   Folder 2

Marshall G.S. Hodgson, correspondence and course lists, 1964- 1970

Box 5   Folder 3

Marshall G.S. Hodgson, seminar proposals and lectures, 1965- 1966

Box 5   Folder 4

Marshall G.S. Hodgson, bibliographies, announcements and correspondence, 1968-1975

Box 5   Folder 5-6

Marshall G.S. Hodgson, memorial announcements, lectures and correspondence, 1968-1970

Box 5   Folder 7

University of Pittsburgh, alumni magazine, 1965

Box 5   Folder 8

Division of the Social Sciences, Office of the Dean of Students, correspondence, 1965-1970

Box 5   Folder 9

Center for Human Understanding, lists of members and friends, 1966

Box 5   Folder 10-11

Selective Service policy, reports, minutes, announcements and broadsides, 1966-1968

Box 5   Folder 12

Effort distribution reports, 1966-1968

Box 6   Folder 1-2

Effort distribution reports, 1968-1972

Box 6   Folder 3

Committee for Curriculum Reform, report and notes, 1967

Box 6   Folder 4

Division of the Social Sciences, Deans, correspondence, 1969- 1970

Box 6   Folder 5

Housing of visiting professors, correspondence, 1970-1971

Box 6   Folder 6

Shimer College, statement and calendar of general courses, 1971

Box 6   Folder 7

Student loan programs, correspondence and announcements, 1973-1975

Box 6   Folder 8

Computation Center, handbook and correspondence, 1978

Box 6   Folder 9

National Science Foundation, survey forms, 1978

Box 6   Folder 10

Frank Knight lectureship, correspondence, mailing list and publicity material, 1979-1980

Series III: Faculty and Lecturers

Box 6   Folder 11

Arendt, Hannah, correspondence, biographical statements, bibliographies and announcements, 1961-1967

Box 6   Folder 12

Arendt, Hannah, correspondence, publicity material and reading lists, 1966-1967

Box 6   Folder 13

Arendt, Hannah, correspondence, publicity material and memorial speech, 1968-1975

Box 6   Folder 14-15

von Blanckenhagen, Peter H., correspondence, 1946-1949

Box 7   Folder 1-2

von Blanckenhagen, Peter H., correspondence, 1950-1956

Box 7   Folder 3

Gay, Peter, correspondence and curriculum vitae, 1967-1968

Box 7   Folder 4

Hartnett, Edith, reading lists, circa 1970s

Box 7   Folder 5

von Hayek, Friedrich A., correspondence, publicity material and clippings, 1948-1978

Box 7   Folder 6

Heywood, Robert, correspondence, 1946-1958

Box 7   Folder 7

Humphreys, Sally, correspondence, 1972

Box 7   Folder 8

Jonas, Hans, correspondence, bibliographies and course material, 1968-1970

Box 7   Folder 9

Katz, Wilber G., correspondence, 1945-1946

Box 7   Folder 10-11

Knight, Frank H., correspondence, publications, drafts and announcements, 1940-1963

Box 7   Folder 12

Mayer, Milton, correspondence, 1945-1947

Box 7   Folder 13

Mayne, Richard, correspondence, curriculum vitae, announcements and reading lists, 1970-1971

Box 7   Folder 14

Mills, Ralph J., correspondence, bibliographies and reading lists, 1960-1965

Box 7   Folder 15-16

Nelson, Benjamin, correspondence, course material and curriculum vitae, 1968-1971

Box 8   Folder 1

Nichols, James H., correspondence, 1945-1956

Box 8   Folder 2

Peterhans, Walter, correspondence, outlines, drafts and notes, 1943-1947

Box 8   Folder 3

Phemister, Bruce, correspondence, 1955-1959

Box 8   Folder 4

Pocock, John G.A., correspondence, 1964-1968

Box 8   Folder 5-7

Polanyi, Michael, correspondence, 1949-1968

Box 8   Folder 8

Polanyi, Michael, correspondence, reading list and publicity material, 1968-1970

Box 8   Folder 9

Polanyi, Michael, correspondence, reading lists and announcements, 1969-1970

Box 8   Folder 10

Polanyi, Michael, correspondence, drafts, proposals and publicity material, 1970-1976

Box 8   Folder 11

Prosch, Harry, correspondence and course material, 1969-1970

Box 8   Folder 12

Redfield, Robert, correspondence and memorial lecture, 1948-1958

Box 8   Folder 13

Rosenberg, Harold, housing, correspondence and notes, 1966- 1976

Box 9   Folder 1

Rosenberg, Harold, reading lists, 1967-1975

Box 9   Folder 2

Rosenberg, Harold, correspondence, 1972-1977

Box 9   Folder 3

Rosenberg, Harold, correspondence, clippings and program, 1978-1981

Box 9   Folder 4

Schwab, Joseph J., correspondence, 1945

Box 9   Folder 5

Siegel, James, correspondence, announcements and notes, 1975-1976

Box 9   Folder 6

Simon, Yves, correspondence, 1949-1981

Box 9   Folder 7

von Simson, Otto G., correspondence and curriculum vitae, 1947-1970

Box 9   Folder 8

Smith, Denis Mack, correspondence and faculty appointments, 1962-1969

Box 9   Folder 9

Stern, Alfred, correspondence and faculty appointments, 1961-1964

Box 9   Folder 10

Stone, Marshall, correspondence and announcement, 1946-1967

Box 9   Folder 11

Turner, Victor, correspondence, minutes and announcements, 1968-1972

Box 10   Folder 1

Turner, Victor, correspondence and course material, 1968-1973

Box 10   Folder 2

Turner, Victor, correspondence, faculty report and curricula vitae, 1968-1976

Box 10   Folder 3-5

Turner, Victor, correspondence, 1968-1976

Box 10   Folder 6-8

Turner, Victor, reading lists, 1969-1972

Box 10   Folder 9

Turner, Victor, correspondence and reprint requests, 1973-1976

Box 10   Folder 10

Turner, Victor, Edith Turner, correspondence and notes, 1974-1977

Series IV: Measure, 1946-1952

Box 11   Folder 1

A, general correspondence

  • Adam, Karl
  • Agee, James
  • Alexander, Aaron
  • Allen, B.G.
  • Allers, Rudolph
  • Allinson, Brent Dow
  • Aron, Raymond
  • Athey, Isabella
  • Auden, W.H.
  • Axelrod, Joseph
Box 11   Folder 2

Alberti, Guglielmo, correspondence

Box 11   Folder 3

Alexandrova, Vera, correspondence

Box 11   Folder 4

Andres, Stefan, correspondence

Box 11   Folder 5

Ayasuwa, Iwao, correspondence

Box 11   Folder 6

B, general correspondence

  • Barr, Alfred H.
  • Barth, Mrs. J.
  • Baumann, Gustav
  • Beebe, William
  • Beer, Ethel S.
  • Bell, Charles G.
  • Berger, Gaston
  • Bergholz, Harry
  • Bilder, J. Raban
  • Blake, J. Alexander
  • Boutwell, E.G.
  • Brann, Henry Walter
  • Bretnor, R.
  • Brink, Carol R.
  • Bryar, William
  • Burke, Kenneth
Box 11   Folder 7

Béguin, Albert, correspondence

Box 11   Folder 8

Belgion, Montgomery, correspondence

Box 11   Folder 9

Belgion, Montgomery, "Politics in England," typescript

Box 11   Folder 10

Bergstraesser, Arnold, "Hofmannsthal und der Europaeische Gedanke," typescript

Box 11   Folder 11

Beston, Henry, correspondence

Box 11   Folder 12

Beston, Henry, "The Essential Battle of Our Age," typescript

Box 11   Folder 13

von Blanckenhagen, Peter H., correspondence

Box 11   Folder 14

Bouscaren, Anthony T., correspondence

Box 11   Folder 15

Buber, Martin, correspondence

Box 11   Folder 16

Buber, Martin, "Humanitaet then and Now," typescripts

Box 11   Folder 17

Burckhardt, Carl, correspondence

Box 11   Folder 18

C, general correspondence

  • Carlson, William S.
  • Carter, Hodding
  • Cazin, Paul
  • Chabod, Federico
  • Chandrasekhar, S.
  • Chodorov, Frank
  • Clancy, Daniel Francis
  • Clark, Grace G.
  • Clark, J.M.
  • Clive, John
  • Cook, Albert
  • Coolidge, Mary L.
  • Craven, A.O.
  • Cunningham, Owen
  • Curtis, Agnes
Box 11   Folder 19

Cairns, Huntington, correspondence

Box 11   Folder 20

Cercler, René, correspondence

Box 11   Folder 21

Chalmers, Gordon K., correspondence

Box 11   Folder 22

Chalmers, Gordon K., "The Step from Thought to Action," typescripts

Box 11   Folder 23

Clark, Colin, correspondence

Box 11   Folder 24

Container Corporation of America, correspondence

Box 11   Folder 25

Coser, Lewis A., correspondence

Box 11   Folder 26

Coser, Lewis A., "Class Consciousness and the American Worker," typescript

Box 11   Folder 27

D, general correspondence

  • Daniélou, John
  • Davis, Joseph S.
  • Deichmann, F.W.
  • De Greeff, Etienne
  • De Long, Reuben S.
  • De Lubac, Henri
  • Den Boer, W.
  • Dickinson, John
  • Djelepy, E.N.
  • Doery, Baron Lajos
  • Dohrn, Klaus
  • Donahoe, Wade
  • Douglas, Paul H.
  • Drucker, Peter
  • Drury, John P.
Box 11   Folder 28

Dance, E.H., correspondence

Box 11   Folder 29

Duddy, Edward A., correspondence

Box 11   Folder 30

Duverger, Maurice, correspondence

Box 11   Folder 31

Eliot, T.S., correspondence

Box 11   Folder 32

d'Entrèves, A.P., correspondence

Box 11   Folder 33

F, general correspondence

  • Fankhauser, David G.
  • Fischer, John
  • Fishbein, Gershon W.
  • Fitz, A.W.
  • Forbes, Robert H.
  • Forill, Donna M.
  • Franks, Oliver
  • Fresno State College
  • Freund, Paul A.
  • Frisch, Morton J.
Box 11   Folder 34

Fellers, Bonner, "We Can't Spend Our Way Out," typescript

Box 11   Folder 35

FitzGerald, C.P., correspondence

Box 11   Folder 36

FitzGerald, C.P., "The Future of the Chinese Revolution," typescript

Box 12   Folder 1

Fowlie, Wallace, correspondence

Box 12   Folder 2

Fowlie, Wallace, "Valéry and Gide on the Problem of Writing," typescript

Box 12   Folder 3

G, general correspondence

  • Gell, C.W.M.
  • Ghiselin, Brewster
  • Glixon, Niel
  • Godman, Stanley
  • Goldin, Judah
  • Gollancz, Victor
  • Gonella, Guido
  • Goodman, Paul
  • de Grazia, Sebastian
  • Greene, Graham
  • Gronowicz, Antoni
  • Gudzy, N.K.
  • Gulick, Luther
Box 12   Folder 4

Gilbert, Felix, correspondence

Box 12   Folder 5

Gilbert, Felix, "Leopold van Ranke and the 19th Century," typescripts

Box 12   Folder 6

Gilson, Etienne, correspondence

Box 12   Folder 7

Grene, David, correspondence

Box 12   Folder 8

Grene, Marjorie, correspondence

Box 12   Folder 9

Grene, Marjorie, "Authenticity: An Existential Virtue," typescripts

Box 12   Folder 10

Guttmann, Bernhard, correspondence

Box 12   Folder 11

H, general correspondence

  • Hallowell, John H.
  • Hanighen, Frank H.
  • Hartshorne, Charles
  • Hazlitt, Henry
  • Helfer, Harold
  • Herriegel, Eugen
  • Hesse, Kurt
  • Hogan, James
  • Holman, Ross L.
  • Howard University
Box 12   Folder 12

Haley, William, correspondence

Box 12   Folder 13

von Hayek, Friedrich A., correspondence

Box 12   Folder 14

Heidegger, Martin, correspondence

Box 12   Folder 15

Heydenreich, L.H., correspondence

Box 12   Folder 16

Hilberseimer, Ludwig, correspondence

Box 12   Folder 17

Hilberseimer, Ludwig, "Chicago: Urbs in Horto," typescripts

Box 12   Folder 18

Hocking, William E., correspondence

Box 12   Folder 19

Hofstadter, Richard, correspondence

Box 12   Folder 20

Hofstadter, Richard, "The New Deal and American Liberalism," typescripts

Box 12   Folder 21

Hollis, Christopher, correspondence

Box 12   Folder 22

Hollis, Christopher, "The Dilemma of the Modern World," typescripts

Box 12   Folder 23

Holthusen, Hans E., correspondence

Box 12   Folder 24

Holthusen, Hans E., "Die Ueberwindung des Nullpunkts: Deutsche Literatur seit 45," typescript

Box 12   Folder 25

Howe, Mark DeWolfe, correspondence

Box 12   Folder 26

Hoyt, Homer, correspondence

Box 12   Folder 27

Hoyt, Homer, "The Growth and Structure of American Cities," typescripts

Box 12   Folder 28

Hughes, Everett C., correspondence

Box 12   Folder 29

Hughes, H. Steward, correspondence

Box 12   Folder 30

Hutchins, Robert M., correspondence

Box 12   Folder 31

I-J, general correspondence

  • Innis, Donald Q.
  • James, Ida Elaine
  • Johnson, A.E.
  • Jolas, Eugene
Box 13   Folder 1

Jacoby, Henry, correspondence

Box 13   Folder 2

Jacoby, Henry, "Hobbes and Tocqueville: Prophets of the Accumulation of Power," typescripts

Box 13   Folder 3

Jonas, Hans, correspondence

Box 13   Folder 4

Journet, Charles, correspondence

Box 13   Folder 5

Journet, Charles, "Critique Thomiste de 'L'essai sur la Paix Perpětuelle' de Kant," typescripts

Box 13   Folder 6

de Jouvenel, Bertrand, correspondence

Box 13   Folder 7

de Jouvenel, Bertrand, "A Discussion of Freedom," typescripts

Box 13   Folder 8

K, general correspondence

  • Kahn, Sholom J.
  • Kantorowicz, Ernst
  • Kaufman, Charles E.
  • Kieran, John T.
  • Kirk, Russell
  • Koehler, Wolfgang
  • Kogon, Eugen
  • Koltun, Frances Lang
  • Krieger, Leonard
  • Kristol, Irving
  • von Kuehnelt-Laddihn, Erik
  • Kuesel, Herbert
  • Kyser, John S.
Box 13   Folder 9

Kaehler, Heinz, correspondence

Box 13   Folder 10

Kaehler, Heinz, typescript and photographs

Box 13   Folder 11

Kempf, Theodor, correspondence

Box 13   Folder 12

Kirk, Russell, correspondence

Box 13   Folder 13

Krenek, Ernst, correspondence

Box 13   Folder 14

Krenek, Ernst, "The Ivory Tower," typescript

Box 13   Folder 15

Kuhn, Helmut, correspondence

Box 13   Folder 16

L, general correspondence and typescripts

  • Lacombe, Olivier
  • Landau, Charlotte B.
  • Laughlin, James
  • Lawrence, T.E.
  • Lenning, Henry F.
  • de Lescure, Pierre
  • Long, Norton
  • Lyon, Mabel
Box 13   Folder 17

Lalley, Joseph M., correspondence

Box 13   Folder 18

Lazaron, Morris S., correspondence

Box 13   Folder 19

Lazaron, Morris S., "Jewish Nationalism and Jewish Survival," typescripts

Box 13   Folder 20

van der Leeuw, Gerardus, correspondence

Box 13   Folder 21

van der Leeuw, Gerardus, "Anthropomorphism as an Approach to Anthropology," typescripts

Box 13   Folder 22

Leonard, Stewart, correspondence

Box 13   Folder 23

Leonard, Stewart, "Exceptional Return of Works of Art to Italy," typescripts

Box 13   Folder 24

Lévy, Ernst, correspondence

Box 13   Folder 25

Lévy, Ernst, "The Pythagorean Concept of Measure," typescript

Box 13   Folder 26

Loewith, Karl, correspondence

Box 13   Folder 27

Loomer, Bernard M., correspondence

Box 13   Folder 28

Loomer, Bernard M., "Religion and the Mind of the University," typescripts

Box 14   Folder 1

M, general correspondence

  • Manas Publishing Company
  • de Mangin, Charles
  • Manning, John B.
  • Masselman, George
  • Massignon, L.
  • Mattick, Paul
  • May, James Boyer
  • Mead, Sidney E.
  • Mommsen, Theodor
  • Montague, Clifford
  • Moore, Herbert G.
  • Morgan, William S.
  • Morley, Felix
  • Morris, Nathan H.
  • Morris, Rudolph E.
  • Mosher, George
  • Muller-Thyne, Bernard
  • Murray, John Courtney
Box 14   Folder 2

MacDonald, Dwight, correspondence

Box 14   Folder 3

de Madariaga, Salvador, correspondence

Box 14   Folder 4

de Madariaga, Salvador, "Spain and the West," typescripts

Box 14   Folder 5

Malik, O.H., correspondence

Box 14   Folder 6

Marcel, Gabriel, correspondence

Box 14   Folder 7

Marcel, Gabriel, "Man and Technology," typescripts

Box 14   Folder 8

Maritain, Jacques, correspondence

Box 14   Folder 9

Maritain, Jacques, "The People and the State," typescript

Box 14   Folder 10

Martin, Oliver, correspondence

Box 14   Folder 11

Martin, Oliver, "Theology and the Materialistic State College," typescripts

Box 14   Folder 12

Maunoury, Jean, correspondence

Box 14   Folder 13

Maunoury, Jean, "Functionalism in Medieval Architecture," typescripts

Box 14   Folder 14

Mayer, Milton, correspondence

Box 14   Folder 15

McIlwain, Charles H., correspondence

Box 14   Folder 16

McKeon, Richard P., correspondence

Box 14   Folder 17

McKeon, Richard P., "World Community and the Relations of Cultures," typescript

Box 14   Folder 18

Menendez-Pidal, Ramón, correspondence

Box 14   Folder 19

Mitteis, Heinrich, correspondence

Box 14   Folder 20

Mitteis, Heinrich, "Das Recht als Waffe des Individuums," typescript

Box 14   Folder 21

N-O, general correspondence

  • National Sharecroppers Fund
  • Neilson, Frances
  • Nemerov, Howard
  • New Leader
  • Novikoff, Alex B.
  • O'Connor, Mary
  • O'Gorman, Edmundo
  • Oliver, Maude I.G.
  • Orwell, George
Box 14   Folder 22

Nash, Paul, correspondence and photograph

Box 14   Folder 23

Nehru, Jawaharlal, correspondence

Box 14   Folder 24

Nef, John U., correspondence

Box 14   Folder 25

Nikoloric, L.A.

Box 14   Folder 26

Ortega y Gasset, José, correspondence

Box 14   Folder 27

Ortega y Gasset, José, "Goethe: 1749-1919," typescripts

Box 15   Folder 1

Orton, W.A., correspondence

Box 15   Folder 2

Orton, W.A., "Social Psychopathology," typescript

Box 15   Folder 3

P, general correspondence

  • Pankey, Hugh Ballard, Mrs.
  • Pauli, Wolfgang
  • Picard, Jacob
  • Polanyi, Karl
  • Poole, Lynn
  • Powicke, F.M
  • Proctor, Vaughn G.
  • Puerto Rico, University of
Box 15   Folder 4

Palmer, Ben W., correspondence

Box 15   Folder 5

Palmer, Ben W., "Confusion in the Law," typescripts

Box 15   Folder 6

Picard, Max, correspondence

Box 15   Folder 7

Pieper, Joseph, correspondence

Box 15   Folder 8

Poetry, general correspondence and typescripts

  • Carruth, Hayden
  • Davis, Catherine
  • English, Maurice
  • Faber and Faber, Ltd.
  • French Consulate General
  • Grene, David
  • Ghiselin, Brewster
  • Hutchins, Robert M.
  • Johnson, Geoffrey
  • Lattimore, Richard
  • Librairie Gallimard
  • MacLow, Jackson
  • Nash, Margaret
  • Olson, Elder
  • Pantheon Books
  • Rago, Henry
  • Redfield, Robert
  • Society of Authors and Composers
  • Viau
  • Vivian, John C.
Box 15   Folder 9

Polanyi, Michael, correspondence

Box 15   Folder 10

Pollard, James E., correspondence

Box 15   Folder 11

Pollard, James E., "The White House News Conference," typescripts

Box 15   Folder 12

Porter, Katherine Anne, correspondence

Box 15   Folder 13

R, general correspondence and typescripts

  • Raynolds, Robert
  • Rehm, Walther
  • Reidemeister, K.
  • Reimann, Miriam
  • Root, Robert
  • Rosenstock-Huessy, Eugen
  • Rotensreich, Nathan
  • Roth, Isabelle A.
  • Ryan, Alvan S.
Box 15   Folder 14

Rapoport, Anatol, correspondence

Box 15   Folder 15

Redfield, Robert, correspondence

Box 15   Folder 16

Redfield, Robert, "Democracy in Higher Education," mimeograph copy

Box 15   Folder 17

Reed, Earl H., correspondence

Box 15   Folder 18

Regnery, Henry, correspondence

Box 15   Folder 19

Roepke, Wilhelm, correspondence

Box 15   Folder 20

Rosinski, Herbert, correspondence

Box 15   Folder 21

Rosinski, Herbert, "The World of Jawaharlal Nehru," typescripts

Box 15   Folder 22

Ross, William David, correspondence

Box 15   Folder 23

Ross, William David, typescript

Box 15   Folder 24

Rothfels, Hans, correspondence

Box 15   Folder 25

S, general correspondence and typescripts

  • Scheffer, Paul
  • Schell, Hans
  • Schultz, H.S.
  • Schumpeter, Joseph A.
  • Schwiers, Rose
  • Shields, Milford E.
  • Shulman, Harry
  • Siedlin, Oskar
  • Smith, Alice C.
  • Smith, Donald, Mrs.
  • Smith, George H.E.
  • Solski, Waclaw
  • Sorensen, Arme
  • Stacton, David D.
  • Stancioff, Ivan
  • Stockhammer, Morris
  • Strout, Cushing
  • Sutton, Denys
  • Szilard, Leo
Box 15   Folder 26

Schnabel, Artur, correspondence

Box 15   Folder 27

Schnabel, Artur, "Recollections of Our Time," typescript

Box 15   Folder 28

Schnabel, Franz, correspondence

Box 15   Folder 29

Schoeningh, Franz Josef, correspondence

Box 15   Folder 30

Schoeningh, Franz Josef, "Theodor Haecker: Bildnis eines Menschen," typescript

Box 15   Folder 31

Schwarzenberg, František, correspondence

Box 16   Folder 1

Scott-Moncrieff, George, correspondence

Box 16   Folder 2

Shils, Edward A., correspondence

Box 16   Folder 3

Siegfried, André, correspondence

Box 16   Folder 4

Siegfried, André, "Some Rules for Understanding Human Societies," typescripts

Box 16   Folder 5

von Simson, Otto G., correspondence

Box 16   Folder 6

Strauss, Leo, correspondence

Box 16   Folder 7

Strauss, Leo, "Max Weber," typescript

Box 16   Folder 8

T, general correspondence

  • Table Ronde
  • Talbot, Kathrine
  • Tate, Allen
  • Toynbee, Arnold J.
  • Trilling, Lionel
  • Tulane University
  • Turner, W.P.
  • Tyler, Parker
Box 16   Folder 9

Tugwell, Rexford G., correspondence

Box 16   Folder 10

Tugwell, Rexford G., "Beyond Nationalism," typescripts

Box 16   Folder 11

Utley, T.E., correspondence

Box 16   Folder 12

U-V, general correspondence

  • United Nations
  • Viereck, Peter
  • Voertman, Robert F.
  • Votaw, Albert Nicholson
Box 16   Folder 13

Varagnac, André, correspondence

Box 16   Folder 14

W, general correspondence

  • Waddell, Helen
  • Warren, Robert Penn
  • Waugh, Evelyn
  • Wedeck, Harry E.
  • Weidler, Roy Clyde
  • West, Rebecca
  • White, Howard B.
  • Wilder, Thornton
  • Wittkower, Rudolph
  • Wolff, Kurt H.
  • Woodcock, George
Box 16   Folder 15

Walsh, Chad, correspondence

Box 16   Folder 16

Walsh, Chad, "Inverted Utopias: A Study in Comparative Nightmares," typescript

Box 16   Folder 17

Warren, Austin, correspondence

Box 16   Folder 18

von Weizsaecker, Carl F., correspondence

Box 16   Folder 19

von Weizsaecker, Carl F., "Questions Concerning German Universities," typescript

Box 16   Folder 20

von Weizsaecker, Carl F., United States of America vs. Ernst von Weizsaecker et al., Helmut Becker, final plea for Ernst von Weizsaecker

Box 16   Folder 21

Wind, Edgar, correspondence

Box 16   Folder 22

Wright, Quincy, correspondence

Box 16   Folder 23

Y-Z, general correspondence and typescripts

  • Yale Review
  • Yealy, Francis J.
  • Zabel, Morton Dauwen
  • Zacharias, H.C.E.
  • Zaloscer, Hilde
  • Unidentified
Box 16   Folder 24

Winter 1950 issue, proofs

  • Duddy, Edward A., "Authority and Responsibility of Business"
  • Guttmann, Bernhard, "Europe's Balance Sheets"
  • Hutchins, Robert M., "T.S. Eliot on Education"
  • Nef, John U., "The Enlightenment and the Progress of War"
Box 16   Folder 25

Winter 1950 issue

  • Front matter, proofs
  • Gilson, Etienne, "Artist and Saints: In Memoriam C.F. Ramuz"
  • Redfield, Robert, "Social Science among the Humanities"
  • von Weizsaecker, Carl F., "The Experiment: Its Nature and Its Limits"
  • "The State of India"
Box 17   Folder 1

Spring 1950 issue, proofs

  • Cercler, René, "Toward a New Agriculture"
  • Hocking, William E., "Dissolving Boundaries of Civilizations"
  • Howe, Mark DeWolfe, "The Positivism of Mr. Justice Holmes"
  • Hutchins, Robert M., "The University and the Mind of the Age"
  • McIlwain, Charles, "Sovereignty in the World Today"
Box 17   Folder 2

Spring 1950 issue, proofs

  • Front matter
  • von Blanckenhagen, Peter H., "Picasso and Rilke: La Famille des Saltimbanques"
  • Fowlie, Wallace, "Recent French Literature: A Report"
  • Nef, John U., "The Enlightenment and the Progress of War"
Box 17   Folder 3

Summer 1950 issue, proofs

  • Front matter
  • Bouscaren, Anthony, "Church and State in America"
  • Haley, William, "What Standards for Broadcasting?" proofs
  • Utley, T.E., "Popular Governments: Britain and America"
Box 17   Folder 4

Summer 1950 issue, proofs

  • Alexandrova, Vera, "Freedom in Soviet Fiction"
  • Davis, Catherine, "Indolence," "Patience"
  • Krenek, Ernst, "On Meaning in Music"
  • Loewith, Karl, "Man between Infinites"
  • Maritain, Jacques, "The People and the State"
  • von Simson, Otto G., "The Birth of the Gothic"
Box 17   Folder 5

Fall 1950 issue, proofs

  • Front matter
  • Clark, Colin, "Economic Life in the Twentieth Century"
  • Hutchins, Robert M., "The Idea of a College"
  • Kuhn, Helmut, "The Christian Conscience in Our Political World"
  • Polanyi, Michael, "The Logic of Liberty: Perils of Inconsistency"
Box 17   Folder 6

Fall 1950 issue, proofs

  • Albert, Guglielmo, "Italian Fiction: The New Realism"
  • Ghiselin, Brewster, "Let Us Now Praise the Artificers"
  • Goodman, Paul, "Venus and Mars"
  • Roepke, Wilhelm, "The Economic Integration of Europe"
  • Siegfried, André, "What is Europe?"
  • Wind, Edgar, "A Study in the Symbolism of Michelangelo"
Box 18   Folder 1

December 1950 issue, proofs

  • Ayusawa, Iwao, "A Report on Japanese Youth"
  • Eliot, T.S., "The Aims of Education"
  • d'Entrèves, A.P., "Immortal Machiavelli"
  • Hutchins, Robert M., "The Meaning of Machiavelli"
  • Olson, Elder, "The Midnight Meditation"
  • Schwarzenberg, František, "Thomas G. Masaryk"
Box 18   Folder 2

December 1950 issue, proofs

  • Andres, Stefan "We are God's Utopia"
Box 18   Folder 3

December 1950 issue, proofs

  • Kirk, Russell, "Beyond the Dreams of Avarice"
Box 18   Folder 4

Spring 1951 issue, proofs

  • Hughes, H. Stuart, "The End of Political Ideology"
  • Rapoport, Anatol, Gwen Goodrich Rapoport, Alfonso Shimbel, "A Problem in Preserving Sanity"
  • Wright, Quincy, "International Law and Power Politics"
Box 18   Folder 5

Spring 1951 issue, proofs

  • Front matter
  • Eliot, T.S., "The Aims of Education"
  • Reed, Earl H., "Mazzuchelli: Priest and Architect in the American Wilderness"
  • Rothfels, Hans, "International Aspects of German Opposition to Hitler"
  • Strauss, Leo, "On the Scope of the Social Sciences: An Analysis of Max Weber's Principles"
  • von Weizsaecker, Carl, "Einstein and the Philosophy of Physics"
Box 18   Folder 6

Summer 1951 issue, proofs

  • Duverger, Maurice, "Military and Political Rearmament"
  • Eliot, T.S., "The Aims of Education"
  • Heidegger, Martin, "The Age of the World View"
  • Olson, Elder, "Faust: A Masque"
Box 18   Folder 7

Summer 1951 issue, proofs

  • Front matter
  • English, Maurice, "Anguish (after Mallarmé)"
  • von Hayek, Friedrich A., "The Common Influence of Comte and Hegel"
  • Redfield, Robert, "Dropping the Object: A Review"
  • von Simson, Otto G., "Max Beckmann"
Box 19   Folder 1

Fall 1951 issue, proofs

  • Burkhardt, Carl, "On Reading Churchill's Memoirs"
  • Eliot, T.S., "The Aims of Education"
  • Hutchins, Robert M., "A Message to the Young Generation"
  • Jonas, Hans, "Is God a Mathematician?"
  • Schnabel, Franz, "Bismarck and the End of Classical Diplomacy"
  • Varagnac, André, "Inactive Leisure"
  • Warren, Austin, "Religion as Self-Therapy: Emerson in Another Perspective"
Box 19   Folder 2

Fall 1951 issue, proofs

  • Béguin, Albert, "André Gide"
  • Dance, E.H., "Textbooks and War: An Experiment in International Agreement"
  • Ghiselin, Brewster, "Watercolor by Paul Nash: 'Folly Landscape, Creech, Dorset'"
  • Grene, David, "The Abbey Theatre"
  • Jonas, Hans, "Is God a Mathematician?"
  • Pidal, Ramón Menendez, "The Origins of Romance Literature in the Light of a Recent Discovery"
  • Rago, Henry, "Fishing at Night"
  • Scott-Moncrieff, Goerge, "Edinburgh Festivals"
Box 19   Folder 3

Administration, proposals for journal

Box 19   Folder 4-7

Administration, correspondence

Box 19   Folder 8

Administration, exchange subscriptions, correspondence

Box 19   Folder 9

Administration, reader comments, correspondence

Box 20   Folder 7

Administration, editorial board meetings, minutes

Box 20   Folder 8

Administration, financial statements and budgets

Box 20   Folder 9

Administration, checkbooks

Box 20   Folder 10

Administration, ledger

Series V: Restricted

Box 21   Folder 1

John U. Nef, correspondence, 1946

Box 21   Folder 2-13

Office of the Chairman, faculty appointments and budgets, 1960- 1982

Box 21   Folder 14

Office of the Chairman, Social Sciences Division, correspondence, 1963

Box 21   Folder 15

Office of the Chairman, faculty meetings, minutes, agendas and announcements, 1979-1982

Box 22   Folder 1

Faculty and lecturers, Beck, Joel, correspondence and faculty appointments, 1976-1979

Box 22   Folder 2

Faculty and lecturers, Botsford, Keith, correspondence and faculty appointments, 1969-1970

Box 22   Folder 3

Faculty and lecturers, Grafton, Anthony, correspondence and faculty appointments, 1978-1979

Box 22   Folder 4

Faculty and lecturers, Gremion, Pierre, correspondence and faculty appointments, 1984

Box 22   Folder 5-7

Faculty and lecturers, Hartnett, Edith, correspondence and faculty appointments, 1973-1979

Box 22   Folder 8

Faculty and lecturers, Heller, Erich, correspondence and faculty appointments, 1953-1976

Box 22   Folder 9-14

Faculty and lecturers, Hodgson, Marshall G.S., correspondence, faculty appointments and course material, 1959-1968

Box 22   Folder 15

Faculty and lecturers, Jonas, Hans, correspondence and faculty appointments, 1966-1971

Box 23   Folder 1

Faculty and lecturers, MacAloon, John, correspondence and faculty appointments, 1976-1979

Box 23   Folder 2

Faculty and lecturers, Phemister, Bruce, correspondence, 1956

Box 23   Folder 3

Faculty and lecturers, research assistantships, 1948-1949

Box 23   Folder 4-6

Faculty and lecturers, Rosenberg, Harold, correspondence and faculty appointments, 1965-1979

Box 23   Folder 7-9

Faculty and lecturers, Sinaiko, Herman, correspondence and faculty appointments, 1966-1973

Box 23   Folder 10

Faculty and lecturers, Smith, Denis Mack, correspondence and faculty appointments, 1962-1969

Box 23   Folder 11-12

Faculty and lecturers, Turner, Victor, correspondence, course material and faculty appointments, 1968-1975

Box 24   Folder 1-3

Faculty and lecturers, Turner, Victor, correspondence, course material and faculty appointments, 1968-1975

Series VI: Oversize

Box 25   Folder 1-4

Faculty and lecturers, Rosenberg, Harold, clippings and photocopies of articles, circa 1960s

Box 25   Folder 5

Measure, administration, Willi Schlam to Henry Luce, "Notes on the New Magazine," proposal, undated