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Register of the Karl Boromäus Frank Papers, 1937-1961
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biographical Notes
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Karl Boromäus Frank Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1937-1961
    Collection number: 71044
    Creator: Frank, Karl Boromäus, 1893-
    Collection Size: 10 manuscript boxes, 1 envelope, 7 microfilm reels (4 linear feet)
    Repository: 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
    Language: German and English.

    Administrative Information

    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 Socrates at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in Socrates is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Alternative Form Available

    Also available on microfilm (7 reels).

    Access Points

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

    Biographical Notes

    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), 1946.
    Contributor to Herald Tribune Book Review; Survey Graphic; Nation; New Republic; Parent Teacher; Partisan Review; Common Sense.

    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).