Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Karl Boromäus Frank Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1937-1961
Collection number: 71044
Frank, Karl Boromäus, 1893-
10 manuscript boxes, 1 envelope, 7 microfilm reels
(4 linear feet)
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Writings, correspondence, clippings, printed matter, and photographs, relating to the communist, socialist, and anti-Nazi
movements in Germany, post-World War II reconstruction in Germany, and political psychology.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Collection open for research.
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[Identification of item], Karl Boromäus Frank Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution
Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1971.
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Alternative Form Available
Also available on microfilm (7 reels).
American Friends of German Freedom.
Council for a Democratic Germany.
Kommunistische Partei Deutschlands.
Neu Beginnen (Movement)
Sozialistische Arbeiterpartei Deutschlands.
Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands.
Born May 31, 1893 in Vienna, Austria; died 1969 in New York City.
Pseud.: Paul Hagen; Wilhelm (Willi) Mueller; and Maria.
Studied at the University of Vienna: psychology, biology, and philosophy; graduated in 1918.
Thesis: Ph.D. Philosophy (1918) -- "Contributions to the Psychology of the Lie."
Author; lecturer; member Austrian communist party, 1919; member German communist party, 1920; from 1923 on member of the right-wing
of the communist party; 1932 member SAP; left the communist party in 1929; associated with a discussion group, sometimes called
"Miles Group" (Miles is pseud. for Walter Loewenheim); 1932 joined the Social Democratic Party; representative of the "Neu
Beginnen" group in various countries (Austria, Czechoslovakia, France, England); came to the United States 1935/36 to raise
funds, again in 1937, 1938 and 1939; married Anna Caples in 1937; participated in founding "American Friends of German Freedom"
(was Director of Research, and Reinhold Niebuhr was Chairman) and the "Council for a Democratic Germany"; sometime Director
of the New York branch of the "Overseas Branch" of the O.W.I.; spent the last two decades of his life as a practicing psychologist
in New York.
Publications: "Ueber Volks - und Rassenaberglauben" ("The Bias of those who Believe in National and Racial Prejudices and
Superstition"). Vienna & Leipzig, Suschitzky, 1918.
"Will Germany Crack?" Harper, 1942.
"Germany After Hitler." Farrar & Rinehart, 1944.
"Erobert, Nicht Befreit; das Deutsche Volk im Ersten Jahre der Okkupation." (Research Bureau Am. Ass. for a Democratic Germany),
Herald Tribune Book Review;
Scope and Content of Collection
Writings, correspondence, clippings, printed matter, and photographs, relating to the communist, socialist, and anti-Nazi
movements in Germany, post-World War II reconstruction in Germany, and political psychology. Also available on microfilm (7