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Inventory to the J. C. Hurewitz Collection, 1789-2005
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  • Collection Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Collection Summary

    Title: J.C. Hurewitz Papers
    Dates: 1789-2005
    Collection Number: 88012
    Creator: Hurewitz, J. C.
    Collection Size: 107 manuscript boxes, 1 card file box, 6 oversize boxes, 1 oversize folder (45.4 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: The J. C. Hurewitz papers consisted originally of a collection of printed materials, much of it relating to the history of the British mandate of Palestine. This part (boxes 1-22) includes numerous publications issued by various Zionist parties in the period leading up to the creation of the state of Israel. The increment to the papers greatly expands the volume of the collection, making it a significant addition to the holdings of the archives on the history and politics of the Middle East. The incremental materials reflect Hurewitz's professional involvement with the region over a period of more than fifty years, beginning as a U.S. government analyst and then continuing during a long and distinguished academic career as a professor of political science at Columbia University. The increment consists of speeches and writings; a subject file of clippings, articles, and reports; correspondence and conference materials; photocopies of documents; and printed matter.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: The collection is mainly in English with some Arabic, Hebrew, and French

    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], J.C. Hurewitz Papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1998, with an increment in 2012

    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

    1914 Born, Hartford, Connecticut
    1936 Bachelor of Arts, Trinity College
    1937 Master of Arts, Columbia University
    1943-1945 Senior political analyst, Office of Strategic Services
    1946 Political adviser to the U.S. Cabinet Committee on Palestine
    1949-1950 Political affairs officer, UN Secretariat
    1950 Author, The Struggle for Palestine
    1950 Ph.D., Columbia University
    1950-1984 Professor of government, Columbia University
    1953 Author, Middle East Dilemmas
    1956 Author, Diplomacy in the Near and Middle East: A Documentary Record
    1969 Author, Middle East Politics: The Military Dimension
    1974 Author, Middle East and North Africa in World Politics: A Documentary Record
    1979 Author, The Persian Gulf: After Iran's Revolution
    2008 Died

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The J. C. Hurewitz papers consisted originally of a collection of printed materials, much of it relating to the history of the British mandate of Palestine. This part (boxes 1-22) includes numerous publications issued by various Zionist parties in the period leading up to the creation of the state of Israel. The increment to the papers greatly expands the volume of the collection, making it a significant addition to the holdings of the archives on the history and politics of the Middle East. The incremental materials reflect Hurewitz's professional involvement with the region over a period of more than fifty years, beginning as a U.S. government analyst and then continuing during a long and distinguished academic career as a professor of political science at Columbia University. The increment consists of speeches and writings; a subject file of clippings, articles, and reports; correspondence and conference materials; photocopies of documents; and printed matter.
    Hurewitz was a prolific writer, and the increment contains drafts of his major works, including volumes he edited. It includes drafts of an unpublished third volume of his The Middle East and North Africa in World Politics: A Documentary Record, as well as multiple drafts of another unpublished work, "The Tangled Web: The Struggle for the Mandate's Succession." The increment also contains numerous scholarly articles written by Hurewitz for various journals, as well as more topical articles written for magazines and newspapers. The initial focus of Hurewitz's research was on the history of the British mandate of Palestine, but he wrote on many other subjects relating to the Middle East and North Africa, ranging from Ottoman era diplomacy to the various attempts to negotiate a peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinians.
    The extensive subject file in the increment largely follows Hurewitz's original arrangement and headings, and consists principally of clippings, articles, and reports. It includes detailed information on the history of the British mandate of Palestine and the complicated series of events leading up to the partition of Palestine and the founding of the state of Israel. Additionally, there are numerous materials relating to the Suez Crisis of 1956, the Algerian war of independence, the 1967 and 1973 Arab-Israeli wars, and the series of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians in recent decades. There are accounts of the many issues involved in these negotiations, including the status of Jerusalem and the general question of Palestinian sovereignty. There are other materials describing the Israeli political landscape and the tension between religious and secular forces in the country. The subject file also documents the role played by the United States in the Middle East from the aftermath of World War II until the Iraq War.
    Materials in the increment relating to Hurewitz's teaching career can be found under the headings for academic career file. These include correspondence, conference papers, and summaries of meetings held by Hurewitz with officials and academics during his trips to the Middle East and elsewhere. There are also copies of a number of lectures on Middle East history, notes for other lectures given by Hurewitz, and records kept of his various research trips.
    Hurewitz's interest in the diplomatic history of the Middle East led him to acquire a large number of monographs and pamphlets devoted to this subject. The printed matter in the increment includes numerous British government publications relating to mandatory Palestine and copies of both American and British treaties negotiated with countries of the Middle East. The increment also contains many photocopies of British government documents from the Public Records Office, as well as some declassified U.S. government documents. All these relate to British and American policies in the Middle East, and include reports on various countries in the region.

    Arrangement

    The collection is not arranged into series

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Middle East--History--20th century.
    Israel--History.
    Palestine--History--1917-1948.
    Suez Canal (Egypt)
    Africa, North--History.
    Iran--History.
    United States--Foreign relations--Middle East.
    Middle East--Foreign relations--United States.
    Great Britain--Foreign relations--Middle East.
    Middle East--Foreign relations--Great Britain.