Guide to the Monroe E. Deutsch Papers, 1918-1955

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Guide to the Monroe E. Deutsch Papers, 1918-1955

Collection number: BANC MSS C-B 1045

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Collection Summary

Collection Title: Monroe E. Deutsch Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1918-1955
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 1045
Creator: Deutsch, Monroe E. (Monroe Emanuel), 1879-1955
Extent: Number of containers: 1 portfolio, 2 cartons
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: Correspondence, manuscripts, printed items, notes for speeches and articles, and clippings, of the Vice-President and Provost of the University of California. Some relate to the loyalty oath controversy at the University.
Languages Represented: English

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Monroe E. Deutsch Papers, BANC MSS C-B 1045, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

Related Collection

  • Title: Monroe E. Deutsch Papers: Additions, [ca. 1919-1955],
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS 74/171 c

Biographical Sketch

Monroe Emanuel Deutsch, professor of classics and Vice-President and provost of the University of California, was born in 1879 of a Jewish family in San Francisco. An excellent student, he graduated from Lowell High School in San Francisco, and then worked his way through the University of California, receiving his bachelor's degree in 1902 and his Master's Degree in 1903. He first taught for a year in the Mission High School in San Francisco, and later in the Berkeley High School where he remained until 1907, when he became an assistant in Greek at the University of California and worked for his doctorate. This he received in 1911. He attained full professorship in Latin in 1922.
In 1918 he became the first Dean of Summer Sessions at Los Angeles. He retained this position for three years, and, in the summer 1922, was appointed Dean of the College of Letters and Science at Berkeley by President Barrows. In 1930 he was named Vice-President and Dean of the University, serving in this capacity until his retirement in 1947.
Deutsch, active in many extra-curricular organizations, was president of the Commonwealth Club of California in 1943 and 1944, of the board of trustees of the Rosenberg Foundation, of the San Francisco International Center, of the northern California branch of the American Association for the United Nations, of the Philological Association of the Pacific Coast, of the Classical Association of the Pacific States, of the California Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, of the Berkeley Rotary Club and of the Berkeley Community Chest, and member of the national boards of the Association for the United Nations and the Conference of Christians and Jews. He was decorated Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor, Commander of the Chilean Order of Merit, and recipient of the Danish Christian X Medal. In 1929 he was awarded the Benjamin Ide Wheeler Medal for distinguished service to the City of Berkeley. Deutsch received honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from St. Mary's College, Santa Clara College, Occidental College and Mills College.
He wrote articles dealing with the life of Julius Caesar and Suetonius, edited a collection of the writings of Benjamin Ide Wheeler, and authored "Our Legacy of Religious Freedom" and many public addresses.

Scope and Content

This collection, transferred from Archives in March 1966 and July 1968, contains a few letters from Deutsch, and a small amount of correspondence, relating in part to the loyalty oath at the University of California and to Deutsch's article on Eisenhower's presidency at Columbia University. The bulk of the material consists of copies of Deutsch's speeches and writings, some in typescript and some printed. There is also a folder of clippings, some of them by Deutsch, and some relating to the loyalty oath.

Key to Arrangement

portfolio Portfolio:

Outgoing letters, 1947-1953. Mainly to Remsen Bird.

 

Incoming letters:

Scope and Content Note

Single letters have been placed in an A-Z Miscellany. Two or more letters were placed in separate folders, arranged alphabetically by author, then chronologically within each folder. A partial list of correspondents may be consulted at the end of the report.
Ctn. 1

Speeches and writings:

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by title, A -S
Ctn. 2

Speeches and writings:

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by title, T -Z
 

Speeches and writings:

Scope and Content Note

Untitled, arranged chronologically, 1918-1955
 

Speeches and writings:

Scope and Content Note

Untitled, undated
 

Clippings:

Scope and Content Note

Some by Deutsch, some relating to the loyalty oath at the University of California
 

Notes for speeches

Partial List of Correspondents

 

A-Z Miscellany

 

Aydelotte, Frank, 1880-

 

Letter, Mar. 18, 1948

 

Baird, Albert Craig, 1883-

 

Letter, Dec. 19, 1947

 

Balmer, Thomas, 1888-

 

Letter, Jan. 16, 1948

 

Boyce, Gray Cowan, 1899-

 

Letter, Oct. 8, 1950

 

Brace, Richard Munthe, 1915-

 

Letter, Oct. 7, 1950

 

Commonwealth Club of California

 

Letter, Nov. 2, 1951, by Stuart R. Ward

 

Cowles, John, 1898-

 

Letter, Jan. 23, 1948

 

Dodds, John Wendell, 1902-

 

Letter, Nov. 14, 1947

 

Gaus, John Merriman, 1894-

 

Letter, Oct. 4, 1950

 

Hart, James David, 1911-

 

Letter, Apr. 25, 1950

 

Jacobi, Frederick, 1891-

 

Letter, Nov. 23, 1947

 

Kantorowicz, Ernst Hartwig, 1895-

 

Letter, Feb. 13, 1954

 

Lazaron, Morris Samuel, 1888-

 

Letter, Aug. 11, 1947

 

Lehman, Benjamin Harrison, 1889-

 

Letter, Apr. 24, 1950

 

Lyon, Elijah Wilson, 1904-

 

Letter, Nov. 18, 1947

 

McBride, George McCutcheon, 1876-

 

Letter, Oct, 24, 1947

 

McKinnon, Harold R.

 

Letter, Nov. 24, 1947

 

Mander, Linden A., 1897-

 

Letter, Jan. 13, 1948

 

Martin, Charles Emanuel, 1891-

 

Letter, Jan. 18, 1948

 

National Education Association of the United States

 

Letter, Nov. 6, 1947, by Joy Elmer Morgan, editor of the NEA Journal.

 

Nason, John William, 1905-

 

Letter, Nov. 10, 1947

 

Pullias, Earl Vivon, 1907-

 

Letter, Nov. 7, 1947

 

Reader's Digest

 

Letter, Mar. 26, 1952, by Burt MacBride to Lynn White

 

Shuster, George Nauman, 1894-

 

Letter, Nov. 19, 1947

 

Sisson, Edward Octavius, 1869-

 

Letter, Dec. 7, 1947

 

Snavely, Guy Everett, 1881-

 

Letter, Oct. 29, 1947

 

Stone, Robert Elwin, 1891-

 

Letter, Oct. 2, 1950

 

Tolman, Edward Chace, 1886-1959

 

Letter, Feb. 14, 1947

 

Wurster, Catherine (Bauer), 1905-1964 (Mrs. William Wilson Wurster)

 

Letter, Sept. 24, 1951, to Remsen Bird

 

Bird, Remsen duBois, 1888-

 

6 letters, 1951-1958.

Additional Note

Copies only.
 

MacBride, Burt, 1893-

See Reader's Digest

 

Morgan, Joy Elmer, 1889-

See National Education Association

 

Robinson, Edgar Eugene, 1887-

 

2 letters, 1947-1948

 

Wheeler, Benjamin Ide, 1854-1927

 

5 letters, 1919-1922

 

White, Lynn Townsend, 1907-

 

2 letters, 1951-1952.

Additional Note

1951 letter written for Mills College. 1952 letter is carbon only, addressed to Reader's Digest, for Albert Bender Fund.