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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content Note
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Daniel Lerner collection
    Date (inclusive): 1914-1949
    Collection number: 46019
    Collector: Lerner, Daniel, 1917- , collector
    Collection Size: 87 manuscript boxes, 1 envelope (36.4 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Reports, correspondence, pamphlets, leaflets, and radio transcripts, relating to Allied propaganda in Europe during World War II, analysis of German propaganda, evaluation of wartime German morale, and German public opinion during the postwar Allied occupation. Includes reports of interrogations of German prisoners of war.
    Languages: English, and German.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Daniel Lerner collection, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1946.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    Daniel Lerner (1917-1980), author and professor of sociology, worked as Chief Editor of the Psychological Warfare Division, SHAEF (1944-1945), and as Chief of Intelligence of the Information Control Division, OMGUS (1945-1946).

    Scope and Content Note

    Daniel Lerner (1917-1980), author and professor of sociology, gathered a portion of the collection in 1944-1945 when he worked as Chief Editor of the Psychological Warfare Division, SHAEF (1944-1945), and as Chief of Intelligence of the Information Control Division, OMGUS (1945-1946).
    He supplemented the collection with materials he found during his two trips to Europe in 1946-1947 and in 1948 while he was Research Director of the International Studies Center at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University.
    Lerner's book, entitled Sykewar: Psychological Warfare against Germany (New York: George W. Stewart, 1949), is partially based on the collection materials.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the repository's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Prisoners of war.
    Propaganda.
    Public opinion--Germany.
    World War, 1939-1945.
    World War, 1939-1945--Germany.
    World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons.
    World War, 1939-1945--Propaganda.
    World War, 1939-1945--Psychological aspects.
    Germany.
    Germany--History--1945-1955.