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BIOGRAPHICAL FILE, 1928-1977

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, legal documents, clippings and other printed material, reports, and miscellany; includes material relating to James Burnham's work, employment, financial matters, health, family, and art collecting.
Box 1, Folder 1

General. Correspondence, legal documents, printed material, and miscellany; includes material relating to employment, financial matters, health, family, and art collecting

Folder 2

Analyses. Clippings, correspondence, and reports relating to James Burnham's work, 1948-1972

 

SPEECHES AND WRITINGS, c. 1930-1983

Scope and Contents note

Typescript and printed copies, serial issues, notes, reviews, memoranda, correspondence, and legal documents. Arranged chronologically.
 

General

Box 1, Folder 3

General. Unidentified fragments, outlines, and typescripts, c. 1952-1962

Folder 4

Letters to editors. Correspondence, typescripts, and printed copies, 1952-1953

Folder 5

Reviews. By James Burnham of works by others, 1947-1977

Folder 6

"Dialectic of American Foreign Policy," Typescript n.d.

Folder 7

"How Democratic is America?" Typescript n.d.

Folder 8

Statement on communism in education, Typescript and notes n.d.

Folder 9

Symposium, Correspondence and contracts, 1964-1977. Primarily relates to an agreement to reprint specific volumes, 1964-1977 c. 1930-1933.

 

The Managerial Revolution, 1941

Folder 10

General. Clippings, typescript drafts of introductions to several foreign language editions, and material relating to a review of the book by George Orwell, including a copy of the review, and James Burnham's letter to the editor in response, 1944-1965

 

Correspondence

Folder 11-12

Undated-1942

Box 2, Folder 1

1943-1976

Folder 2

"What Future for Free Enterprise?" Town Meeting, Printed copy and letter 1942 Feb. 9.

Folder 3

The Machiavellians, 1943. Clipping, preface to subsequent edition, and correspondence (with Henry Regnery and others), 1943-1971

Folder 4

"Is Russia Aiming at Post-War Domination of Europe?" Correspondence and a printed copy of a debate with Ely Culbertson 1944 Feb.

Folder 5

"The Sixth Turn of the Communist Screw," Partisan Review, Printed copy 1944 Summer.

Folder 6

"Stalin and the Junkers," Commonweal, Printed copy 1944 Sept.

 

The Struggle for the World, 1947

Folder 7

General. Review and a printed copy of a chapter excerpt entitled, "The Goal of Soviet Policy," American Mercury, 1947 April

Folder 8

Correspondence, 1947-1967

Folder 9

"What is the Purpose of the United Nations?" Annals of the American Academy, Printed copy, correspondence, and clipping, 1947-1948 1947 July.

Folder 10

The Case for De Gaulle, 1948 (with Andre Malraux). Correspondence, 1948-1950

Folder 11

"How the United Nations Can be Made to Work," Reader's Digest, Correspondence, 1948 1948 Jan.

Folder 12

Memorandum on Titoism, 1949 Dec.

Folder 13

"The Strategy of the Politburo and the Problem of American Counter-Strategy," Letter, reports, and typescripts c. 1949-1950.

Folder 14-15

The Coming Defeat of Communism, 1950. Reviews, typescripts, printed copy of an excerpt (in Japanese), and correspondence, 1950-1952

Folder 16

"What Can We Expect of Europe?" American Mercury, Letters, 1950 1950 Feb.

Folder 17

"Why Communism Will Fail," This Week, Letters, 1950 1950 Feb.

Folder 18

Article on psychological warfare, 1950-1951. Typescripts, memorandum, and correspondence (Paul Palmer, Reader's Digest), 1950-1951

Folder 19

Statements, Congress for Cultural Freedom, Typescripts and clipping 1951.

Folder 20

"Parakeets and Parchesi: An Indian Memorandum," Partisan Review, Printed copy 1951 Sept.-Oct.

Folder 21

"The Humanities and the Law," New York University Law Review, Printed copy 1952 Jan.

Box 3, Folder 1

"Philosophy of Communism," Naval War College Review, Printed copy 1952 March.

Folder 2

Essay on foreign affairs, Partisan Review, Printed copy 1952 May-June.

Folder 3

"The Case Against Adlai Stevenson," American Mercury, Printed copy and correspondence (with Sidney Hook, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., and others) 1952 July.

Folder 4

"Democracy, Oligarchy and Freedom," Speech typecript 1952 July 15.

Folder 5

"How Long Will the Cold War Last?" Banking, Printed copy 1952 Sept.

Folder 6

What Europe Thinks of America (James Burnham, editor), Correspondence (Sylvain Troeder, Joseph Czapski, Raymond Aron, and others), and contract, 1953 1953.

Folder 7

Containment or Liberation? 1953. Reviews, correspondence (with H.V. Kaltenborn, Raymond Moley, and others), a broadcast transcript, and printed articles excerpted from the book entitled, "The East European Strategy," Ukrainian Quarterly, and "The Primacy of Politics," "Can Washington Conduct Political Warfare?", and "The Policy of Liberation," American Mercury, 1952-1953

Folder 8

"Can America Liberate the World?" This Week, Printed copy and correspondence 1953 Feb. 8.

Folder 9

"Critique of Containment" Freeman, Printed copy 1953 Feb. 9.

Folder 10

"Why Containment Must Go," New Leader, Printed copy 1953 Feb. 16.

Folder 11

Column on death of Stalin, Freeman, Printed copy 1953 March 23.

Folder 12

"What Will Happen to the Jews Behind the Iron Curtain?" National Jewish Monthly, Printed copy 1953 April.

Folder 13

"Was Bohlen a Blunder?" Freeman, Printed copy 1953 May 4.

Folder 14

"Editor Meets Senator," Freeman, Printed copy 1953 June 15.

Folder 15

" The Commonweal and McCarthyism," Commonweal, Printed copy 1953 Aug. 28.

Folder 16

Web of Subversion, 1954. Reviews, correspondence (with Paul Palmer, Benjamin Mandel, and others), memorandum (House Un-American Activities Committee), chart, and receipts, 1952-1968

Folder 17

"Do Europeans Really Hate Us?" This Week, Correspondence 1954 Aug. 29.

Folder 18

"Tribunes of the People," Freeman, Printed copies 1955 Feb.

Folder 19

"Kommunistische Unterwuhlung der Vereinigten Staaten," Schweizer Monatshefte, Printed copy and letter, 1955-1962 1955 July.

Folder 20

Interview, Typescript broadcast transcript 1955 Sept. 22.

Folder 21

"No Firecrackers Allowed," Freeman, Printed copy 1955 Oct.

Folder 22

"Why Not Investigate the Court?" National Review, Printed copy 1957 July 20.

Folder 23-36

Congress and the American Tradition, 1959. Correspondence (with Henry Regnery and others), contract, reviews, notes, outlines, typescripts, and printed material, 1955-1977

Folder 37

"Liberalism--Conservatism," Notes and outlines c. 1960-1961.

Folder 38

"Sticks, Stones, and Atoms," Ordnance, 1961. Correspondence, 1960-1962

Folder 39

Memorandum on foreign policy, Typescript 1961 Feb. 15.

Box 4, Folder 1

"ADA: Our Number One Lobby," 1963. Correspondence (with Eugene Lyons, Benjamin Mandel, and others), typescript, printed material, and notes, 1962-1963

Folder 2-4

The Suicide of the West, 1964. Correspondence (with Irving Kristol and others), notes, outlines, miscellany, clippings, articles, and other background material, reviews, and miscellany, 1961-1983

Folder 5

"Goldwater as Omen," Typescript and correspondence 1964.

Folder 6

"What's Wrong with the Cold War?" Typescript and correspondence 1964.

Folder 7

"Let Us Stand Firm in Vietnam," Letter and typescript apparently prepared for Senator Thomas Dodd 1965 March.

Folder 8

Statements on Vietnam, Typescript and correspondence 1966.

Folder 9

"Analysis of USIA: Program Books for Overseas Use," 1969. Correspondence (with Frank Shakespeare, Karl Baarslag, and others), clippings, memoranda, outlines, typescript, printed material, book lists, reviews, and other background material, 1968-1970

Folder 10

Memorandum of conversation with Juan Carlos of Spain, Typescript 1969.

 

CORRESPONDENCE, 1930-1983.

General note

NOTE: The bulk of this material relates generally to James Burnham's writings and political ideas; most correspondence relating to specific works is located in the SPEECHES AND WRITINGS series.

Scope and Contents note

Letters, biographical material, reports, memoranda, printed material, and miscellany. The bulk of this material relates generally to James Burnham's writings and political ideas, while most of the correspondence relating to specific works is located in the SPEECHES AND WRITINGS series. Includes correspondence neither to nor from James Burnham. Arranged alphabetically.
 

General

 

General

Box 4, Folder 11

1931-1949

Box 5, Folder 1-3

1950-1983

Folder 4

Family correspondence, 1920-1983

Folder 5

Albertini, G. ( Est & Ouest), 1968-1978

Folder 6

Amery, Julian, 1947-1964

Folder 7

Anders, Wladyslaw, 1950

Folder 8

Andrews, Robert Armstrong, 1950

Folder 9

Andrieu, Raymond, 1947-1950

Folder 10

Apert, Daniel, SEE ALSO: SUBJECT FILE/Congress for Cultural Freedom 1950-1951.

Folder 11

Aron, Raymond, 1950

Folder 12

Arzt, Arthur and Arno Siedel, 1948-1951

Folder 13

Aubert, Theodore, 1947-1948

Folder 14

Ayling, Alice, 1950-1952

Folder 15

Baarslag, Karl, c. 1969

Folder 16

Baczkowski, Wlodzimierz, Includes biographical sketches, and a report entitled "The National and Racial Minorities of Soviet Russia" 1950-1953.

Folder 17

Baruch, Bernard, 1941

Folder 18

Benouville, General de, 1948

Folder 19

Berenson, Bernard, 1950

Folder 20

Braam, H., 1948-1951

Folder 21

Brassert, Herman A., 1950

Folder 22

Bryan, Joe, 1947-1949

Folder 23

Buckley, F.R., 1965-1969

Folder 24

Buckley, James, Includes a memorandum on the SST and a typescript speech entitled, "What Americans Can Learn from Israel" 1971-1983.

Folder 25

Buckley, Philip, n.d.

Folder 26

Buckley, William F., Jr., 1964-1975

Folder 27

Burke, Arleigh, 1964

Folder 28

Burr, Nelson, 1947

Folder 29

Calmann-Levy, Robert, 1949-1969

Box 6, Folder 1

Chang, Carsun, Includes correspondence with Chou Hsiang-kuang 1951.

Folder 2

Clay, Lucius, 1950

Folder 3

Cooke, Charles M., 1961

Folder 4

Copeland, Miles, 1970

Folder 5

Coste, Brutus, 1950-1976

Folder 6

Crozier, Brian, 1970-1976

Folder 7

Culbertson, Ely, 1949

Folder 8

Davidson, Eugene, 1960-1961

Folder 9

De Courcy, Kenneth, Includes a letter and clipping relating to Kenneth De Courcy 1949-1964.

Folder 10

Dennen, Leon, 1950

Folder 11

De Toledano, Ralph, 1950

Folder 12

Dewey, John, n.d.

Folder 13

Dobriansky, Lev E., 1948

Folder 14

Dodd, Thomas J., 1962-1964

Folder 15

Dos Passos, John, 1964

Folder 16

Dowling, Allan, 1947

Folder 17

Draskovich, Slobodan, 1950

Folder 18

Eastman, Max, Relates to Max Eastman's condensation of two of James Burnham's books 1950.

Folder 19

Ellinger, Suzette, 1941-1950

Folder 20

Emmet, Christopher, 1950

Folder 21

Estonian National Council, 1948-1952

Folder 22

Fabre-Luce, Alfred, n.d.

Folder 23

Fairbanks, Douglas, Jr., 1947

Folder 24

Feiffer, Jules, 1963

Folder 25

Fischer, Ruth, 1945

Folder 26

Friedman, Milton, 1953

Folder 27

Galbraith, John Kenneth, 1971-1978

Folder 28

Garrity, Devin, 1950-1964

Folder 29

Gaulle, Charles de, 1953

Folder 30

Gautherot, Gustave, 1947

Folder 31

Genovese, Eugene, 1970

Folder 32

Gibarti, Louis, 1950-1951

Folder 33

Gow, James Steele, 1941

Folder 34

Grew, Joseph, 1954

Folder 35

Hegedus, Adam de, 1946-1947

Folder 36

Herberg, Will, 1943-1947

Folder 37

Herriot, Edouard, n.d.

Folder 38

Hook, Sidney, 1949-1978

Folder 39

Hoover, Herbert, 1947

Folder 40

Hornbeck, Stanley K., 1965-1966

Folder 41

Howe, Quincy, 1941

Folder 42

Hunt, E. Howard, Includes curriculum vita 1962-1977.

Folder 43

Isquith, Stanley, 1942-1943

Folder 44

Jackson, Henry M., c. 1963

Folder 45

Jolis, Albert, 1950

Folder 46

Kendall, Willmoore, 1965

Folder 47

Kennan, George, 1949

Folder 48

Kirk, Russell, 1964

Folder 49

Koestler, Arthur, Includes a clipping 1949-1983.

Folder 50

Krock, Arthur, 1964

Folder 51

La Follette, Suzanne, 1964

Folder 52

Lake, Harry B., 1941

Folder 53

Lasky, Melvin, 1950

Folder 54

Lazo, Mario, 1964-1967

Folder 55

League for Industrial Democracy, 1942

Folder 56

Liebman, Marvin, 1976-1981

Folder 57

Lindsay, A.O., 1943-1944

Folder 58

Luciolli, Mario, 1953-1963

Folder 59

Lundberg, Ferdinand, 1941

Folder 60

McCabe, Ralph, 1962-1964

Folder 61

McCaffrey, Neil, 1963-1975

Folder 62

Maestri Arredondo, Raul, 1947

Folder 63

Malraux, Andre, 1948-1953

Folder 64

Mandel, Benjamin, 1964

Folder 65

Manion, Clarence, 1965

Box 7, Folder 1

Masani, Minoo R., Includes material relating to the Congress for Cultural Freedom 1950-1983.

Folder 2

Mauriac, Claude, 1951-1953

Folder 3

Mayence Research Associates (M.B. Somerfield, Director), Includes memoranda relating to inquiries about this organization 1950-1951.

Folder 4

Monnerot, Jules, 1950-1962

Folder 5

Moreell, Ben, 1964

Folder 6

Muhlen, Norbert, 1965

Folder 7

Mundt, Karl E., 1961

Folder 8

Nabokov, Nicholas, SEE ALSO: SUBJECT FILE/Congress for Cultural Freedom 1950-1952.

Folder 9

Nemo, Maxime, 1949-1963

Folder 10

Palmer, Paul ( Reader's Digest), 1963

Folder 11

Pemantle, Oscar, 1971

Folder 12

Percy, Charles H., Includes a memorandum by James Burnham relating to foreign policy positions in the Republican Party platform 1960.

Folder 13

Petrov, Vladimir, 1963-1970

Folder 14

Philbrick, Herbert, 1966

Folder 15

Phillips, William, 1967

Folder 16

Porzelt, Paul, 1964

Folder 17

Pound, Ezra, Includes cover letter from Henry Regnery 1959.

Folder 18

Proxmire, William, 1963

Folder 19

Regnery, Henry, 1960

Folder 20

Rickenbacker, Edward V., 1964

Folder 21

Rizzi, Bruno, 1951-1952

Folder 22

Roosevelt, Archibald B., 1941

Folder 23

Rummel, R.J., 1975

Folder 24

Sargeant, Porter, 1941

Folder 25

Schiff, Sydney, Includes correspondence between Schiff and David Burnham, and between James Burnham and individuals interested in the Schiff papers 1930-c. 1976.

Folder 26

Schlesinger, Arthur, Jr., 1951

Folder 27

Servan-Schreiber, Jean-Jacques, 1968

Folder 28

Soustelle, Jacques, 1960

Folder 29

Souvarine, Boris, 1950-1951

Folder 30

Strausz-Hupe, Robert, 1961

Folder 31

Strauss, Leo, 1964

Folder 32

Strauss, Lewis L., 1964

Folder 33

Tata, J.R.D., 1951-1952

Folder 34

Troeder, Sylvain, 1949-1960

Folder 35

United States Air Force, Air War College, 1948-1951

Folder 36

Utley, Freda, c. 1941-1943

Folder 37

Weyl, Nathaniel, 1966

Folder 38

Wells, H.G., 1942

Folder 39

Wheelwright, Philip, 1964

Folder 40

West, Rebecca, 1955

Folder 41

Williams, C. Dickerman, 1961-1968

Folder 42

Wills, Garry, n.d.

Folder 43

Winsor, Curt, 1983

Folder 44

Wolfe, Bertram, 1969-1970

Folder 45

Wilkins, Sophie (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.), 1969-1971

Folder 46

Wood, Richardson, 1960

Folder 47

Woolf, Virginia, Letter to unidentified correspondent n.d.

Folder 48

Yarmolinsky, Adam, 1966

Folder 49

Young, Arthur, Includes reports and printed material 1964-1977.

Folder 50

Zawadowski, Zygmunt, 1950-1957

Folder 51

Zychlinski, L.W.S., 1965

 

SUBJECT FILE, 1937-1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, reports, memoranda, newsletters, clippings, articles, pamphlets, and other printed material, lists, financial material, notes, transcripts, program statements, press releases, biographical material, and miscellany. Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box 8, Folder 1

General. Correspondence, notes, biographical material, and miscellany, ; includes material relating to trade, Latin America, and the United Nations c. 1949-1981

Folder 2

Africa. Correspondence (with Boris Souvarine, Eugene Lyons, Pedro T. Pereira, Portuguese Ambassador to the U.S., and others), clippings, reports, notes, and newsletters (Kenneth De Courcy), ; includes material relating to Rhodesia, South Africa, and Russian influence in Africa 1945-1976

Folder 3

American Committee for Cultural Freedom. Correspondence (with Irving Kristol, Ralph De Toldedano, Albert Einstein, Sidney Hook, M.R. Masani, Arthur Koestler, Nicholas Nabokov, Irving Brown, Elliott Cohen, and others), financial statements, flyer, list, and reports (including material relating to immigration and the McCarran Act), 1950-1953

Folder 4

Asia. Correspondence, 1946-1977

Folder 5

Communism and anti-communism. Correspondence, memoranda, reports, bibliographies, conference material, report (Karl Wittfogel), bulletin (Socialist Party Convention, 1937), printed article (Boris Souvarine), and a program statement ("Theses of the Fourth Comintern Congress on the Negro Question"). Primarily correspondence (research inquiries) relating to James Burnham's participation in American Trotskyite organizations, ; also includes material relating to Milton Sacks 1937-1977

 

Congress for Cultural Freedom. Includes material relating to conferences in Berlin and New Delhi, the International Exposition of the Arts (Paris, and the establishment of a Japanese committee 1952),

Folder 6

Correspondence. Daniel Apert, Arnold Beichman, Nicholas Nabokov, Louis Gibarti, Melvin Lasky, German Arciniegas, and others, 1950-1952

Folder 7

Non-printed material. Lists of delegates, reports, memoranda, speech notes, receipts, programs, and notes, 1950-1951

Folder 8

Printed material. Clippings, printed article, pamphlets, program; includes material by Melvin Lasky and Denis de Rougemont, 1950-1952

Folder 9

Davies, John Paton. Biographical material, correspondence (with Lyle Munson and others), letters to editors (Edgar Snow and James Burnham), and a broadcast transcript, 1946-1954

Folder 10

Defense and atomic weapons. Letter to the editor, minutes, memoranda, biographical material, article, and correspondence (Lawrence Hafsted and others), ; includes material relating to J. Robert Oppenheimer, and to the deaths of Paul P. Stoutenburgh and family 1947-1970

Box 9, Folder 1

Europe. Correspondence, biographical material, memoranda, and reports, ; includes material relating to Greece, post-World War II Germany, Eastern Europe, and France 1947-1983

Folder 2

Free Europe University (affiliated with the National Committee for a Free Europe, Inc.). SEE ALSO: Institut Litteraire ( Kultura)/Correspondence/Giedroyc, Jerzy. Primarily correspondence (with A.A. Berle, Jr., DeWitt Poole, Levering Tyson, Malcolm W. Davis, Lev Dobriansky, Anatol Muhlstein, and Boleslaw Wierzbianski); also includes memoranda, reports, draft press release, biographical material, and a clipping, 1949-1952

 

Institut Litteraire ( Kultura)

Folder 3

General. Notes, program proposals, financial material, report, printed material, and biographical material, ; includes material relating to the Free Europe University and the Congress for Cultural Freedom 1948-1969

 

Correspondence

Folder 4

General. Marvin Liebman, Zygmunt Nagorski, Lilly Endowment, Relm Foundation, Clarence Manion, Hobart Lewis, and others, ; primarily relates to fund-raising efforts in conjunction with the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in America and the World Youth Crusade for Freedom 1961-1971

Folder 5

Czapski, Joseph, 1948-1953

Folder 6

Giedroyc, Jerzy, 1949-1977

Box 10, Folder 1

Lattimore, Owen. Reports by Owen Lattimore from Prague (1947), correspondence, printed material, subpoena (House Un-American Activities Committee), and statements (Pat McCarran), 1947-1953

Folder 2

Milosz, Czeslaw. Corresopndence (with Jacques Maritain, Albert Einstein, and others), poem, memorandum, bibliography, typescripts, and affidavits (from James Burnham, Jerzy Giedroyc, Joseph Czapski, Sidney Hook, Nicholas Nabokov, and others), ; relates to efforts to obtain a U.S. entry visa 1951-c. 1971

 

National Review

Folder 3

General. Memoranda, notes, financial material, pamphlet, and circular, ; SEE ALSO: CORRESPONDENCE FILE/Buckley, William F. and Kendall, Willmoore 1955-1976

Folder 4

Pauling v. National Review. Correspondence (with C. Dickerman Williams, G. Albertini, Stephen Hugh-Jones, and others), pamphlet, and notes for testimony by James Burnham, 1964-1968

Folder 5

Organisation de l'Armee Secrete "Charlesmagne". Correspondence (Jean Parvulesco) and program statements (in French), 1951-1962

Folder 6

Russia. Correspondence, notes, and printed material, 1946-1976

Folder 7

United States - Politics. Correspondence, and reports, ; includes material relating to Barry Goldwater 1960-1970

Folder 8

Yugoslavia. Correspondence, memorandum, circular, 1951-1974

 

AUDIOVISUAL FILE, 1943-1969.

Scope and Contents note

See photo card catalog for description
Folder 10.A-V

2 prints of Czech students carrying a wreath in the funeral procession of Jan Palach, 1969; 4 prints of a villa in Greece (?), undated; 5 prints of Suzette and Enrique Ellinger, 1943; 1 print of Mrs. Burnham(?), undated; 1 group photograph from the Public Affairs Conference on Foreign Aid, January 1962