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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Alternative Form Available
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: Karl Boromäus Frank papers
    Date (inclusive): 1937-1961
    Collection Number: 71044
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: German and English
    Physical Description: 10 manuscript boxes, 1 envelope (4.0 linear feet)
    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. Also available on microfilm (7 reels).
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Frank, Karl Boromäus, 1893-1969.

    Access

    Collection 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], Karl Boromäus Frank papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1971.

    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.

    Alternative Form Available

    Also available on microfilm (7 reels).

    Biographical Note

    1893 May 31 Born, Vienna, Austria
    1918 Received Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Vienna; thesis, "Contributions to the Psychology of the Lie"
      Author, Ueber Volks - und Rassenaberglauben (The Bias of Those Who Believe in National and Racial Prejudices and Superstition), Vienna & Leipzig, Suschitzky
    1919 Joined the Austrian communist party
    1920 Joined the German communist party
    1923 Became a member of the right-wing of the communist party
    1929 Left the communist party
    1932 Joined the Social Democratic Party and Sozialistische Arbeiterpartei Deutschlands
    1937 Married Anna Caples
    1942 Author, Will Germany Crack?, Harper
    1944 Author, Germany After Hitler, Farrar Rinehart
    1946 Author, Erobert, Nicht Befreit; das Deutsche Volk im Ersten Jahre der Okkupation, Research Bureau, American Association for a Democratic Germany
    1961 Died, New York City, New York
    Karl Boromäus Frank, a German psychologist, socialist, anti-Nazi leader, author, and lecturer, was also known by the pseudonyms Paul Hagen, Wilhelm (Willi) Mueller, and Maria.
    During his life, Frank was associated with a discussion group, sometimes called the "Miles Group" (Miles is a pseudonym for Walter Loewenheim); a representative of the "Neu Beginnen" group in various countries (Austria, Czechoslovakia, France, England); sometime Director of the New York branch of the "Overseas Branch" of the O.W.I.; and he participated in founding "American Friends of German Freedom" (was Director of Research, and Reinhold Niebuhr was Chairman) and the "Council for a Democratic Germany." Frank visited the United States on fundraising ventures in 1936-1936, and again in 1937, 1938 and 1939. He spent the last two decades of his life as a practicing psychologist in New York.

    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 reels).

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    American Friends of German Freedom.
    Council for a Democratic Germany.
    Kommunistishce Partei Deutschlands.
    Neu Beginnen (Movement)
    Sozialistische Arbeiterpartei Deutschlands.
    Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands.
    Anti-Nazi movement.
    Communism--Germany.
    National socialism.
    Psychology.
    Reconstruction (1939-1951)--Germany.
    Socialism--Germany.