Inventory of the Richard Hanser papers

Finding aid prepared by Josh Giglio and Jack Shumway
Hoover Institution Archives
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Title: Richard Hanser papers
Date (inclusive): 1947-1981
Collection Number: 86011
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 40 manuscript boxes (16 linear feet)
Abstract: Television scripts, other writings, correspondence, notes, printed matter, and other research materials, relating to a wide variety of episodes in American and world history, including the 1923 putsch by Adolf Hitler, anti-Nazi resistance by students at the Universität München during World War II, and the role of humor in politics.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Hanser, Richard.


Collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Richard Hanser papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1986.


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Biographical/Historical Note

Richard Hanser (1909-1981) was an award winning historical novelist and writer of television documentary series. Hanser joined the National Broadcasting Company after World War II and collaborated with television producer, Henry Salomon, who produced and along with Hanser, co-wrote ''Victory at Sea,'' a naval history of the war.
The program, which was accompanied with music by Richard Rodgers, won the George Foster Peabody Award and many other honors. Hanser also was the chief writer for NBC's ''Project 20'' series. His scripts included ''Meet Mr. Lincoln,'' which won the Robert E. Sherwood Award; ''Life in the Thirties''; ''He is Risen'' and ''Mark Twain's America,'' which won the Writers Guild of America Award.
Hanser, a native of Buffalo, New York, was a descendant of three generations of clergymen. He prepared for the Protestant ministry at Concordia Lutheran Collegiate Institute in Bronxville, New York, before turning to journalism.
Hanser worked for The Buffalo Times, The Cleveland Press, and subsequently served as editor for Fawcett Publications. During the war, he served in the Office of War Information and created broadcasts for the office's psychological warfare department.
Hanser's most noteworthy books included ''A Noble Treason: The Revolt of the Munich Students Against Hitler,'' and ''Putsch: How Hitler Made Revolution.''

Scope and Content of Collection

The Richard Hanser Papers, include biographical material, research, and production information and publicity for the NBC televsion series "Victory at Sea," "Project XX," and "Wisdom."
Documentation of the "Project XX" program is most complete. Included are scripts and drafts, correspondence, press releases, reviews, 17 soundtrack recordings, and other production information for 24 episodes. "Victory at Sea" is represented by narrations for all 26 episodes, a script for a motion picture version of the series (United Arts, 1954), and material pertaining to a book by Hanser and producer Henry J. Salomon, Jr. Notes, scripts, and promotional material pertain to five programs of the Wisdom series.
In addition to these major works, the collection contains a wide variety of notes from various research projects conducted by Hanser, ranging from Hitler and his colleagues to alcoholism in Russia during the 1970s. The collection is comprised of several forms of documentation, including Hanser's own handwritten notes, newspaper clippings, photocopies, and other manuscripts.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945
Universität München.
Anti-Nazi movement.
Germany--History--Beer Hall Putsch, 1923.
National socialism.
Political satire.
World War, 1939-1945--Germany.

Box/Folder 1 : 1

J.C. Historical Clips, 1971-1972

Box/Folder 1 : 2

Press Quotes -Jesus-, September 1973

Box/Folder 1 : 3

Jesus Christ "Superstar," 1971-1973

Box/Folder 1 : 4

Jesus Transcripts (Original), undated

Box/Folder 1 : 5

Jesus Clippings, 1971-1972

Box/Folder 1 : 6

Letters Regarding Publication of "Jesus: What Manner of Man is This?," 1974-1976

Box/Folder 1 : 7

Manuscript: The Glorious Hour of Lt. Monroe, October 25, 1974

Box/Folder 1 : 8

Simon & Schuster Book Catalogs/Library Catalogs, 1972

Box/Folder 2 : 1

Mary R. O'Brien Interview, January 3, 1976

Scope and Contents note

Hanser interview with Mary O'Brien regarding his recent book on James Monroe along with his profession as a historical writer.
Box/Folder 2 : 2

Monroe Comment, September 1976

Scope and Contents note

Professional and Press comments on Hanser's manuscript of his James Monroe book.
Box/Folder 2 : 3

Letters & Royalty Notes for the Monroe Text, 1975-1976

Box/Folder 2 : 4

J. Karl Edits/Comments on the Monroe Manuscript, 1975

Box/Folder 2 : 5

Submitted Samples/Comments from Jesus Texts, 1971

Box/Folder 2 : 6

S & S Correspondence on "Jesus" Texts, 1972-1977

Box/Folder 2 : 7

Hanser-Selected Jesus Quotes from the Bible, undated

Box/Folder 2 : 8

Miscellaneous Jesus Notes and Quotes, undated

Box/Folder 2 : 9

Miscellaneous Letters on Jesus Texts, 1981

Box/Folder 2 : 10

Publicity from Jesus Texts, 1972

Box/Folder 3 : 1

Weedon Copies from the Chicago Historical Society, 1973

Box/Folder 3 : 2

Manuscripts by William S. Stryker in 1898, undated

Scope and Contents note

William S. Stryker was the Adjutant-General of New Jersey; President of the New Kersey Society of the Cincinnati; President of the Trenton Battle Monument ssociation; President of the New Jersey Historical Society. These are his writings on the Battles of Trenton and Princeton.
Box/Folder 3 : 3

Narrative Xeroxes, undated

Scope and Contents note

"Private Yankee Doodle" - 1962 Washington Irving - No Date Douglas Southall Freeman - 1951 Pennsylvania Magazine - 1880
Box/Folder 3 : 4

Color & BG Xeroxes, undated

Scope and Contents note

"War for Independence" - 1958 "War of Revolution" - 1952 Glover Xerox - No Date "Rag, Tag, and Bobtail" - 1952
Box/Folder 3 : 5

Biography Notes Miscellaneous, undated

Box/Folder 3 : 6

Background on Washington's Crossing, undated

Scope and Contents note

Events leading up to Washington's crossing of the Hudson River
Box/Folder 3 : 7

Promotion for Monroe Biography, 1976

Box/Folder 3 : 8

Book Proposal: Lt. Monroe on the Delaware, September 19, 1972

Box/Folder 3 : 9-11

Monroe-Personal Biography, circa April, 1975

Scope and Contents note

Research and letters regarding Hanser's writing of Monroe's biography
Box/Folder 4 : 1

Research on Washington in New York, Long Island, and White Plains, undated

Scope and Contents note

Kip's Bay and Heathcote Hill Fort Washington and Fort Lee The Hickey Plot
Box/Folder 4 : 2

Research on the Trenton Crossing (& BG), undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes more notes by Bancroft and Glover research
Box/Folder 4 : 3

Williamsburg/William & Mary/J. Marshall/Virginia, 1954-1976

Scope and Contents note

National Geographic - 1954 BG Revolution Notes The Declaration Concord & Washington Norfolk-Charleston
Box/Folder 4 : 4

3rd Virginia Regiment, October 1973

Scope and Contents note

Various notes and acquisitions of research regarding the 3rd Virginia Regiment. Tyler Quarterly NOtes "Orderly Book" (RH Notes) Info from the Virginia State Library
Box/Folder 4 : 5

March North: Williamsburg to New York, undated

Box/Folder 4 : 6

Research on the Battle of Harlem Heights, undated

Scope and Contents note

Contains Weedon Letters and Chilton Letters
Box/Folder 4 : 7

Treatment Notes and Queries, undated

Scope and Contents note

"-the Year of '76-" (includes Quotes)
Box/Folder 4 : 8

Monroe Research Correspondence, 1973 - 1974

Box/Folder 4 : 9

New Jersey Retreat Research, undated

Box/Folder 4 : 10

Army: Organization March/Camp, undated

Scope and Contents note

U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings Blacks/Militia/Women George Washington's trouble with Deserters Food/Deums/Sickness
Box/Folder 4 : 11

Arms/Rifles/Muskets/Cannons Research, undated

Box/Folder 4 : 12

Uniforms Research, undated

Box/Folder 4 : 13

British Army Research, undated

Box/Folder 4 : 14

Information on Hessians (Miscellaneous), undated

Box/Folder 5 : 1

"Victory at Sea," Manuscript, 1958


Victory at Sea was original a TV miniseries in 1952-1953 that Hanser collaborated on which was about general warfare in WWII, particularly that pertaining to the Navy. It also explored the industry in warfare. This manuscript is the book adaptation of the miniseries.
Box/Folder 5 : 2

Midway, April 1952

Scope and Contents note

Manuscript of the "Midway" episode in the "Victory at Sea" TV miniseries
Box/Folder 5 : 3

Mediterranean Mosaic, August 1952

Scope and Contents note

British forces head on to Gibraltar and Malta to hold off the Italian Navy and the German Luftwaffe from invading there. While the English do get constantly bombarded at the Malta Islands, they remain steadfastly determined to keep charging especially after King George VI pays a visit there
Box/Folder 5 : 4

Guadalcanal, August 1952

Scope and Contents note

While also taking sights in Australia and New Zealand, the U.S. Marines suffer defeat after defeat at the hands of the Japanese at the base of Guadacanal. As the reduced crew retreats, however, a new one comes to take its place in a remarkable example of endurance
Box/Folder 5 : 5

Rabaul, July 1952

Scope and Contents note

The title of this Victory at Sea episode refers to the circle of ships the military of the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand manage to surround around the Japanese base of Rabaul in the Solomon Islands. Many of these events happened in the fall of 1943.
Box/Folder 5 : 6, Box/Folder 5 : 8

Anti-Submarine Warfare, March 1952

Scope and Contents note

With war now declared on the U.S. front, naval branches throughout the southeastern states have banded together to bring battleships and submarines with supplies across the Atlantic Ocean to our Allies in England. Among those branches are those in New Orleans. German U-Boats come through and manage to bombard some of the sailors and airplane pilots along the way. Still, Americans remain resilient through it all.
Box/Folder 5 : 7

Pearl Harbor, March 24, 1952

Scope and Contents note

Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. Using Japanese footage, viewers see the planning, execution and, ultimately, the celebration of the country's attack on Pearl Harbor. There is also an explanation provided for the attack and some peaceful moments depicted among the U.S. sailors before the fateful events begin. Though badly damaged, the U.S. Navy survives to fight again.
Box/Folder 5 : 9

Revised Jesus Text, Correspondence, and Proof Notes, April-May 1972

Box/Folder 6 : 1

Peleliu-Pelaw, July 31, 1952

Scope and Contents note

The United States prepare to attack the Japanese as they attempt to conquer Peleliu and Anguar near the Philippines. Various casualties on both sides as we witness many deaths and captures at the end
Box/Folder 6 : 2

Battle of Leyte, undated

Scope and Contents note

Japan feels the agony of defeat more and more as the Americans attack them at every turn in the battle of Leyte Gulf in the Philippines. The empire of the Japanese is fast disappearing
Box/Folder 6 : 3

Return of the Allies: Phillipines, November 1952

Scope and Contents note

Just before the U. S. entered World War II, the Japanese managed to conquer their Commonwealth of the Philippines. After Pearl Harbor, some plans began formulating on freeing the Asian island from the Land of the Rising Sun but a full scale invasion didn't come to fruition until 1944. By January of the following year, much of the Philippines was liberated as its people cheered the Americans and looked forward to complete independence two years later
Box/Folder 6 : 4

Submarines, January 1953

Scope and Contents note

In this episode of Victory at Sea, we see how the U.S. submarines contributed to the Japan empire's downfall when they sunk thousands of their battleships
Box/Folder 6 : 5

The Fate of Europe, February 1953

Scope and Contents note

The final defeat of Germany is chronicled here due to the Russians and now liberated France's determination to keep fighting. We also witness the meeting of Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin on final plans for Germany's surrender and the forming of the United Nations. At the end as Hitler's suicide is mentioned by the narrator, we see the Nazi flags get torn and German military uniforms and hats laying on the ground like discarded garbage
Box/Folder 6 : 6

Suribachi -Iwo Jima, March 1953

Scope and Contents note

The U.S. Marines fight a never-ending battle against the Japanese in their attempt to place their flag on Mount Suribachi at Iwo Jima during the now-legendary events depicted in this episode. As we reach the final throes of battle in the Pacific war against Japan, we are once again reminded of the price of lives lost that comes before true victory can be achieved
Box/Folder 6 : 7

China/Burma/India - "The Road to Mandalay," January 1952


This episode details Japan's invasion of China in 1936 and subsequent conquest of Burma after Pearl Harbor before China's liberation was aided by the Allies especially the British as they come back to the Mandalay crossing that helped make victory possible. Lots of info for a segment that dealt with how obsessed Japan was with conquering the world starting with its Asian neighbor, China. India is also mentioned as one of the Allies that received supplies in the fight against the House of the Rising Sun.
Box/Folder 6 : 8

"Suicide for Glory" - Okinawa, March 1953

Scope and Contents note

In one last ditch effort at glory, having lost most of their best men in military uniform, Japan employs kamikaze pilots-men who willingly crash their planes on carriers in order to destroy the enemy-to crush the American spirit. But the U.S. Navy and Marines are ready for them with their battleship guns through night and day. On Okinawa, Americans fight one last battle with the House of the Rising Sun before an atomic bomb hastens Japan's surrender.
Box/Folder 6 : 9

"Design for Peace," February 1953

Scope and Contents note

This episode starts with footage of the atomic bomb that was tested in New Mexico before it goes on to the devastation that happened in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. With that Japan surrenders as that country's diplomat signs the official document prepared by the U.S. military before General MacArthur and fellow offerers also sign on. Before the war's end, however, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt dies during his fourth term in office. Millions attend his funeral to see his casket go by. As the day comes, the U.S. military comes to signs saying, "Welcome Home" before they are treated by mothers, wives, children's, and fellow neighbors. They also attend a parade in their honor as the series come to a close.
Box/Folder 6 : 10

"Victory at Sea," Book Text II, June 17, 1958

Box/Folder 7 : 1

The American Experience, September 22, 1972

Box/Folder 7 : 2

"Mare Nostrum," July 1952

Scope and Contents note

The British and the Greek military teams manage to defeat the Italians and later the Germans in the battle to take over the Mediterranean. At issue is who controls the Suez Canal in Egypt. One team of Europeans unite against another team in order to fight for what's right.
Box/Folder 7 : 3

"Sea and Sand" - North Africa, October 1952

Scope and Contents note

In this episode, the U.S. Army goes forward to defeat German General Rommel's military men in North Africa while the Allies also overtake many of the Mediterranean supply bases. We also see footage of Russians as they try to survive many invasion attempts and American President Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Churchill in conference as they plot the next move which for many soldiers of each country takes place somewhere in Casablanca
Box/Folder 7 : 4

"Beneath the Southern Cross" - The South Atlantic, July 1952

Scope and Contents note

This episode portrays the battle of the South Atlantic between the British ship Devonshire and the German ship Atlantis. Plenty of footage of South America, both as sympathizers to the Nazi cause and, much later, as American allies willing to aid their northern neighbor's cause. The British Navy engages German U-Boats and the pocket battleship Graf Spee in the South Atlantic. Meanwhile, the United States exerts it's influence to keep the Vichy French from turning vessels in Martinique belonging to the surrendered French government from falling into German hands.
Box/Folder 7 : 5

Murmansk - Alaska; "The Magnetic North," January 1952

Scope and Contents note

This episode of Victory at Sea explores the battles between the Americans and the Germans over the Arctic Circle concerning the Nazi-occupied Norwegians and other like-minded nations. After the Germans' defeat, the Japanese take their turn resulting in another long, drawn out battle
Box/Folder 7 : 6

"The Conquest of Micronesia," September 1952

Scope and Contents note

In the Central Pacific, Americans are ready for the battle with the Japanese as both sides sustain multiple casualties with neither side wanting to surrender. Eventually, more deaths occur on Japan's front than the United States'
Box/Folder 7 : 7

New Guinea, September 1952

Scope and Contents note

In New Guinea, the Japanese fight a never-ending losing battle against the Allies of Australia and the United States as more and more casualties pile up while their homeland only hears news of victory being broadcast on radio. Eventually, the soldiers' ashes arrive in white boxes to a mournful nation. While depicting several battles between Americans and their Asian enemies, we see just how Japan's people are suffering in defeat as especially shown in a scene of all their bodies laying in waste
Box/Folder 7 : 8

"Roman Renaissance," December 1952

Scope and Contents note

While Hitler's Germany continues to rise, Mussolini's Italy falls leading to a battle between the U.S. and Germany for the European country's soul. Eventually, as destruction upon destruction surrounds Naples, Italy accepts defeat and allows the U.S. to liberate their people as this episode ends with Rome celebrating freedom from tyranny with American flags and the Pope addressing the audience
Box/Folder 7 : 9

"D-Day" - Normandy, May 1952

Scope and Contents note

The Allied invasion of the Normandy Beaches of France is detailed to very compelling effect courtesy of vintage footage taken there. Among the leaders there was General Eisenhower. One of the most important turning points for victory from the Allied side. The U.S. soldiers and their allies get off their ships and planes as they ready themselves for the biggest confrontation of their enemies during this pivotal moment of World War II.
Box/Folder 7 : 10

"Killers and the Killed" - Anti-Submarine Warfare, October 1952

Scope and Contents note

Although Germany's surface fleet is no longer a factor beyond D-Day, its submarine packs continue to wreak havoc upon the Allied convoys that are vital to the survival of troops fighting in France. The Allies develop new ways to counter and destroy the U-Boat threat so that the Atlantic Ocean can continue to serve as the pipeline to victory in Europe.
Box/Folder 7 : 11

"The Turkey Shoot," November 1952

Scope and Contents note

Guam, a U.S. territory, gets invaded by Japan a few days after Pearl Harbor and continues under the Asian country's occupation for two and a half years before the Americans take Guam back amid various Japanese casualties, either by suicide or self-defense. The Guam people are thankful as the episode ends on their smiling faces
Box/Folder 8 : 1

Hitler Early History, undated

Scope and Contents note

Hitler notes from birth up until his first experiences giving ass speeches
Box/Folder 8 : 2

Hitler Miscellaneous Topics, undated

Scope and Contents note

Miscellaneous notes about Hitler involving ideologies and Bavaria.
Box/Folder 8 : 3

Hitler's views on: Germany, Commanders, Pre-WWII, undated

Box/Folder 8 : 4, Box/Folder 10 : 5

Hitler Personality, undated

Scope and Contents note

Various notes on Hitler's habits, viewpoints, and personal details
Box/Folder 9 : 1

Hitler WWI Miscellaneous, undated

Scope and Contents note

Hitler acquaintances, idealogies, and other projects after WWI.
Box/Folder 9 : 2

Pre WWI Miscellaneous, undated

Scope and Contents note

Lenin in Munich Munich Revolution FEME political murders
Box/Folder 9 : 3

Post WWI Miscellaneous, undated

Scope and Contents note

Intellectuals Versailles Treaty Anti-Weimar Campaign
Box/Folder 9 : 4

Nazi Germany Miscellaneous, undated

Scope and Contents note

Storm Troops evolutions Uniform, flag, and salutes
Box/Folder 9 : 5, Box/Folder 10 : 2

Munich Miscellaneous, 1920 - 1922

Box/Folder 10 : 1

Hitler Inner Personality, undated

Scope and Contents note

Details on Hitler and religion, humor, his inner circle.
Box/Folder 10 : 3

Hitler Miscellaneous, Post WWI, 1923-1924

Scope and Contents note

Trial Prison Putsch attempt
Box/Folder 11 : 1-2

Hitler Associations Post WWI-WWII, undated

Box/Folder 10 : 4

World War I Details, undated

Scope and Contents note

The Kaiser The Collapse and end of the War Post War Miscellaneous
Text 12

Motion Picture Manuscripts, 1954 - 1960

Box/Folder 12 : 1

Motion Picture Manuscripts I 1954 - 1960

Manuscript List

"Victory at Sea" "Three Two One--Zero" "Nightmare in Red" "The Twisted Cross"
Box/Folder 12 : 2

Motion Picture Manuscripts II 1954 - 1960

Manuscript List

"The Great War" "The Jazz Age" "Call to Freedom" "The Innocent Years"
Box/Folder 12 : 3

Motion Picture Manuscripts III 1954 - 1960

Manuscripts List

"Meet Mr. Lincoln" "Not so Long Ago"
Box/Folder 13 : 1

"Life in the Thirties," Broadcast Manuscript, 1959

Scope and Contents note

A documentary film portraying life in America during the 1930's. Includes scenes showing social and economic trends, and the events and personalities that attracted the attention of the average person
Box/Folder 13 : 2

"Mark Twain's America," Broadcast Manuscript, April 1960

Scope and Contents note

Over 1,000 period photos eloquently reveal Mark Twain's rich and varied life. The story spans his career as prolific writer, Mississippi riverboat pilot, drama critic, publisher, and world traveler, while at the same time mirroring the rise of America from frontier days to world power
Box/Folder 13 : 3

"Victory at Sea," 90-Minute Special Version, November 1960

Scope and Contents note

Shortened version of the popular TV series portraying combat (mostly naval) during WWII
Box/Folder 13 : 4

"The Coming of Christ," Broadcast Manuscript, December 1960

Scope and Contents note

The inspiring story of the prophecy, birth and message of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of the great masters and told in the words of the Old and New Testaments
Box/Folder 13 : 6

"The Story of Will Rogers," Broadcast Manuscript, 1961

Scope and Contents note

The inspiring story of the prophecy, birth and message of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of the great masters and told in the words of the Old and New Testaments.
Box/Folder 13 : 7

Truman Smith Report, July 1, 1963

Box/Folder 13 : 8

"That War in Korea," Broadcast Manuscript, September 1963

Scope and Contents note

Broadcast Manuscript pretaining to the events of the Korean War
Box/Folder 13 : 9

Miscellaneous Book Outlines, Spetember 9, 1969

Box/Folder 13 : 10

The New York Times Book Review, January 17, 1971

Scope and Contents note

Book review section from an issue of New York Times in 1971
Box/Folder 13 : 11-13

Project XX Broadcasts, 1962 - 1969

Scope and Contents note

Circus - January 1962 He is Risen - April 1962 The Tall American - March 1963 The Law and the Prophets - February 1965 The Island Called Ellis - April 1966 Down to the Sea in Ships - July 1967 Meet George Washington - October 1968 Mirror of America - April 1969 The West of Charles Russell - December 1969
Box/Folder 14 : 1-5, Box/Folder 15 : 7

Putsch! (Yellow Copy), February 1968

Scope and Contents note

Story on the origins of Hitler's coming to power through the onset of Revolution.
Box/Folder 14 : 6

Letters and Commentary on "Putsch" text, undated

Box/Folder 14 : 7

Steno Notebooks, undated

Scope and Contents note

1: Anton Drexler; Rossbac; Rohm; Ludendorff 2: Lania - "Totengraber" 3: Rehse Material; D. Eckart on Putsch; Thule Society; Beer Halls & Putsch 4: K. Mann; Carl Landauer on Bavaria 5: Hans Frank Materials 6: Baynes Materials
Box/Folder 14 : 8-10

Scheider Bericht Reports, undated

Box/Folder 15 : 1

Fuhrer Personlich, 1943-1960

Scope and Contents note

Toynbee: "When Monsters become Monsters" D. Thompson Letter Luthy Article
Box/Folder 15 : 2

Hitler: Personal Details, 1955-1956

Box/Folder 15 : 3

Hitler Background Quotes, 1956

Box/Folder 15 : 4

Haarmann, Denke, Kuertin, etc., 1962

Scope and Contents note

Cannibalism in Germany Photostats from Colin Wilson's "Encylopedia of Murder"
Box/Folder 15 : 5

Future Books; References; Nationlist-Socialist Germany, 1964

Scope and Contents note

Notes from Professor Hunt at Harvard
Box/Folder 15 : 6

Hitler Olio, 1966

Scope and Contents note

Continuity Outline - "Twisted Cross" Last Days of Mussolini July 20 films chronologies RH bio notes
Box/Folder 15 : 8

Tucholsky - Prediction of 3rd Reich Revival Notes, 1969

Box/Folder 15 : 9

Expressionism & Dadaism, 1966 - 1970

Scope and Contents note

Blain Reiter Clipping
Box/Folder 15 : 10

"Putsch!" Xeroxes, 1970

Scope and Contents note

Speer Letter Postcard Telford Taylor Comment John Toland Murphy Letter Publisher's Weekly Jack O'Brian
Box/Folder 15 : 11

Hemingway, undated

Scope and Contents note

Info about inflation and Ruhr
Box/Folder 15 : 12

Hitler's 2nd Book/Will, undated

Scope and Contents note

Hitler's analysis on why he lost the war (Spiegel)
Box/Folder 15 : 13

Psycho Quotes on Adolf Hitler, undated

Scope and Contents note

Hitler Quote Dupes "Analyse des Diktators" Hubris -Siegfried-
Box/Folder 16 : 1

The Twisted Cross - Original Script, March 1956

Scope and Contents note

Broadcast concerning the origins of the Third Reich and the Nazi socialist movement
Box/Folder 16 : 2-4

Munich Notes, 1965-1980

Scope and Contents note

Notes on Hitler, Addresses in Munich, mixed newspaper clippings
Box/Folder 16 : 5

Bavaria, 1964 - 1966

Box/Folder 16 : 6

Wederkind Clips, 1967 - 1970

Box/Folder 16 : 7

Beer (and Munich), 1968 - 1969

Box/Folder 16 : 8

Chronology: From Death of Queen Victoria in 1901 to 1930, undated

Box/Folder 16 : 9

Postwar Germany -SA-, undated

Box/Folder 16 : 10

Putsch/Prison/Agitation, undated

Box/Folder 16 : 11

Hitler - Elections and Power, undated

Box/Folder 16 : 12

Notes on Goering, Hess, and Goebbels, undated

Box/Folder 16 : 13

Terror, SS, and KZ, undated

Box/Folder 16 : 14

Masses and Marching, undated

Box/Folder 16 : 15

Berchtes Gaden-War (Munich), undated

Box/Folder 16 : 16

Nemesis - End of the War, undated

Box/Folder 16 : 17

Rathenan Series ("Wset am Sonntag"), undated

Box/Folder 16 : 18

"World in Trance," undated

Box/Folder 17 : 1

Liebknecht-Luxemburg Murders, January 15, 1919

Scope and Contents note

Spiegel Interview Major Pabst Interview Monat Article
Box/Folder 17 : 2

"Adolf Hitler im Felde," undated

Box/Folder 17 : 3

Notes of Karl May, undated

Box/Folder 17 : 4

Hitler Trial - Prison, 1962

Scope and Contents note

Xerox report from the Hoover Institute
Box/Folder 17 : 5

"History of Civilization," Xerox, February 1967

Box/Folder 17 : 6

N.Y. Post "Putsch!" Publicity, 1971

Box/Folder 17 : 7

"Putsch!" Promotion Comments, undated

Scope and Contents note

Publicity Releases Xerox of A. Hitler (BG quotes and RG comments) Smith Letter
Box/Folder 17 : 8

"Putsch!" in Britain, undated

Box/Folder 17 : 9

"Putsch!" Letters, 1970-1976

Box/Folder 17 : 10

Newspaper Pieces and Ads, 1970 - 1972

Box/Folder 17 : 11

Rundschau - An American-German Review, May 1971

Box/Folder 17 : 12

"Pyramid," Paperback, 1979

Box/Folder 18 : 1

Rodell (Fawcett) and Hitler, 1961-1975

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and notes between Hanser and Marie Rodell, a literary agent and author of the latter 20th century
Box/Folder 18 : 2

"Putsch!" Notes and Clippings, 1961 - 1966

Scope and Contents note

Klaus Epstein Article Adenauer as Separatist R. Hughes Letter and Clippings How did it Happen?
Box/Folder 18 : 3

Library of Congress: Government Archives, 1962

Box/Folder 18 : 4

"Putsch!" Correspondence - Answered and Source Addresses, 1962-1971

Scope and Contents note

Huntington Library Wiener Library (London) "Zetigeschichte" (Munich) Yale Library - Teaman Smith University of Michigan
Box/Folder 18 : 5

"Putsch!" Correspondence - Prentice Hall, 1967-1969

Box/Folder 18 : 6

The Arts: Saturday Review, March 25, 1972

Scope and Contents note

The Summer Olympics - Munich & the German World
Box/Folder 18 : 7

Schwabing, Munich, April 1966

Box/Folder 18 : 8

"Putsch!" Notes #2, 1967-1972

Box/Folder 18 : 9

Bergman "Putsch!" Film, 1976

Box/Folder 18 : 10

"Whisper-Jokes," Proposal and Correspondence, Fall 1976

Box/Folder 18 : 11

Fall Kahr - Beer hall Details & Putsch BG, 1980

Box/Folder 18 : 12

Book Burning Notes, 1968-1979

Box/Folder 18 : 13

"Putsch!" March, 1951-1968

Scope and Contents note

Ludendorff - "Wir Marschieren
Box/Folder 18 : 14

"Putsch!" Art, undated

Box/Folder 18 : 15

"Putsch!" Correspondence - Active, 1961-1970

Scope and Contents note

Hoover Institute - Prof. Abel and Prof. Gordon
Box/Folder 19 : 1

"Gallows Humor," 1947, 1951


Gallows humor is grim and ironic humor employed in a hopeless situation. This includes clippings Hanser collected on the subject.
Box/Folder 19 : 2

Kohout, 1953, 1954


Pavel Kohout is a Czech and Austrian novelist, playwright, and poet. He was a member of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, a Prague Spring exponent and dissident in the 1970s until he was expelled to Austria. This includes Hansers notes regarding him and his works.
Box/Folder 19 : 3

"Graffiti," 1966 -1976

Box/Folder 19 : 4

Rodell (non-Wyden), 1970 - 1973

Box/Folder 19 : 5

Soviet Drinking, circa 1970s


Notes on Soviet alcoholism and other drinking problems relating to the Economy, the workforce, and society.
Box/Folder 19 : 6

Book Proposals, 1976, 1979, 1980

Box/Folder 19 : 7

Richard Hanser Biographies, 1980

Box/Folder 19 : 8

"Wit as a Weapon," undated

Box/Folder 19 : 9

"Comedian on the Firing Line" undated


Research Materials, Notes, Clippings

Box 20, Folder 1

Psychosis, 1970s

Box 20, Folder 2

Wartime Spies, 1960s

Box 20, Folder 3

Cricket in Britain, 1960s

Box 20, Folder 4

Rote Kappele and Lucy Spy Ring, 1960s

Box 20, Folder 5

German Youth Movements, 1970s

Box 20, Folder 6

Russian Sex-Spies, 1970s

Box 20, Folder 7

Female Russian Spies, 1970s

Box 20, Folder 8

Communist Youth Parties, 1970s

Box 21, Folder 1

U.S. Pop Music, 1970s

Box 21, Folder 2

Nazis and Jazz, 1970

Box 21, Folder 3

Psychoanalysis, 1960s

Box 21, Folder 4

Assorted Research Topics, 1970s

Box 22, Folder 1

Neo-Nazism, 1970s

Box 22, Folder 2

"Das Parlament," Newspaper, 1952

Box 22, Folder 3

Sex Scandals in Nazi High Command, 1970s

Box 22, Folder 4

Vienna, 1970

Box 22, Folder 5

German Duelling, 1970s

Box 22, Folder 6

German Jazz Music, undated

Box 22, Folder 7

Jazz Music in Russia, 1970s

Box 23, Folder 1

"Town Hall Tonight," Script, undated

Box 23, Folder 2

"Hitler Takes a Ribbing from the Germans," 1947

Box 23, Folder 3

Comical Communists, 1950-1975

Box 23, Folder 4

"Count Bobby," Printed Materials, 1970

Box 23, Folder 5

Clips on German Humor, 1960

Box 23, Folder 6

Writings on German Humor, 1960s

Box 23, Folder 7

Notes, Correspondence, Writings on German Resistance, 1960

Box 23, Folder 8

East Germany, 1970

Box 23, Folder 9

German War Criminals (Spandau), 1960s


Political Humor Clippings

Box 24, Folder 1

Reagan Humor Clippings, 1970-1980s

Box 24, Folder 2

Gerald Ford Humor, 1980s

Box 24, Folder 3

Jimmy Carter Humor, 1970s

Box 24, Folder 4

General Presidential Humor, 1970s

Box 24, Folder 5

Adlai Stevenson Humor, 1970s

Box 24, Folder 6

Republican Humor, 1980s

Box 24, Folder 7

Historical and Contemporary Political Humor, 1960s

Box 24, Folder 8

General Political Humor, 1960-1979

Box 24, Folder 9

International Political Humor, 1970s

Box 24, Folder 10

"Laughter USA," Clippings, 1970s

Box 25, Folder 1-2

Collected Material, 1960s-1970s

Box 25, Folder 3

Published Articles, 1950s

Box 25, Folder 4

"Iron Curtain Humor," 1954

Box 25, Folder 5

"Weekend," Anti-Soviet Jokes, 1960s

Box 25, Folder 6

Article Ideas, 1950s and 1960s

Box 25, Folder 7

Joke Books, 1970s

Box 25, Folder 8

News Clippings Regarding Italy, 1970s

Box 25, Folder 9

General American Humor, 1970s

Box 26, Folder 1

Russia Jokes, 1970s

Box 26, Folder 2

Czech Humor, 1960s and 1970s

Box 26, Folder 3-4

Iron Curtain Jokes, 1970s

Box 27, Folder 1

"Official Humor," Magazines, 1970s

Box 27, Folder 2

"Heritage," American Sayings, 1970s

Box 27, Folder 3

England/Post-War Germany, 1970s

Box 27, Folder 4

"Joke's on Us," 1970s

Box 27, Folder 5

Hans Schmidt Humor, 1970s

Box 27, Folder 6

Nazi Era Humor, 1970s

Box 27, Folder 7

American Humor, 1970s

Box 27, Folder 8

Articles on Political Humor, 1970s

Box 28, Folder 1

"Mirror of America," Research Materials and Notes, 1970s

Box 28, Folder 2

"Mirror of America," Research, Outlines, Notes, 1970s

Box 28, Folder 3

"Mirror of America," Shot List, 1970s

Box 28, Folder 4

"Project XX," Information, 1970s

Box 28, Folder 5

"Project XX," Information, 1970s

Box 29, Folder 1

Lincoln Outlines, 1970

Box 29, Folder 2

George Washington Research, 1970s

Box 29, Folder 3

George Marshall Research, Scripts, Documents, 1960s

Box 29, Folder 4

Misquotes, 1960s and 1970s

Box 29, Folder 5

Humor, Quotes, Satire Clippings, 1960s

Box 29, Folder 6

France and Other Countries, 1960s

Box 29, Folder 7

"Hazards of Humor," 1960s

Box 30, Folder 1

WWI Research, 1960s

Box 30, Folder 2

Continuity Outlines on George Washington, 1960s

Box 30, Folder 3

George Washington Program Notes, Scripts, Awards Info, Outlines, 1960s

Box 30, Folder 4

Lincoln Program Script, Shot List, Publicity, 1960s

Box 31, Folder 1

Mark Twain Research, 1960s

Box 31, Folder 2

"The Coming," Shot List, 1960

Box 31, Folder 3

"Risen," Scripts and Shot List, 1960s

Box 31, Folder 4

Jazz Research, 1960s

Box 31, Folder 5

Stock Market Research, 1960s

Box 31, Folder 6

WWI Research, 1960s

Box 32, Folder 

Published Works, 1960s and 1970s

Box 32, Folder 1

Assorted Publications, 1960s

Box 32, Folder 2

USS Edsall TV Story, 1960s

Box 32, Folder 3

Twain Research, 1960s

Box 33, Folder 1-4

Publications, 1959-1969

Box 34, Folder 1

Goering Review, 1974

Box 34, Folder 2-5

Publications, 1947-1979

Box 35, Folder 1

Correspondence, Newspaper, 1970s

Box 35, Folder 2-3

Newspapers, 1970

Box 35, Folder 4-5

"The New Leader," Magazine, 1952-1969

Box 36, Folder 1-2

Newspapers, 1951-1971

Box 36, Folder 3

Correspondence, 1970s

Box 36, Folder 4

Book Reviews, 1970s

Box 36, Folder 5

Quotes, 1970s

Box 37, Folder 1

Spiral Notebooks, 1970s

Box 37, Folder 2

Research and Correspondence, 1970s

Box 37, Folder 3-4

"A Noble Treason," Script, 1980

Box 37, Folder 5

Newspapers, 1950-1951

Box 38, Folder 1

"White Rose," Discards and Re-dos, 1979

Box 38, Folder 2

"A Noble Treason," Script, 1980

Box 38, Folder 3

Magazines, 1949-1957

Box 38, Folder 4

News Clippings, 1981

Box 38, Folder 5-6

"The White Rose and the Swastika," Script, 1980

Box 39, Folder 1-2

Collected Material, 1970s

Box 39, Folder 3

Muth and Haecker Materials, undated

Box 39, Folder 4

Kuby Forum Materials, undated

Box 39, Folder 5

Notes on Indictments, undated

Box 39, Folder 6

Chronology Radio Script, undated

Box 39, Folder 7

German Notes, undated

Box 39, Folder 8

Spiral Notebooks, 1977

Box 40, Folder 1

Notes on the Gestapo, 1937

Box 40, Folder 2-4

Collected Notes and Research, 1970s

Box 41, Folder 1-3

Collected Notes, 1970s

Box 42, Folder 1

German Leaflets, 1960s

Box 42, Folder 2

"Sophie," Quotes, undated

Box 42, Folder 3

German Notes, 1960s

Box 42, Folder 4

Walter Wust Papers, 1930s-1940s

Box 42, Folder 5

Collected German News Clippings, 1981