Register of the Charles Burton Burdick papers

Finding aid prepared by Emilia Schrier
Hoover Institution Archives
434 Galvez Mall
Stanford University
Stanford, CA, 94305-6010
(650) 723-3563

Title: Charles Burton Burdick papers
Date (inclusive): 1917-1987
Collection Number: 67037
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1 manuscript box (0.4 linear feet)
Abstract: The Charles B. Burdick collection includes writings and research materials relating to Austrian mobilization and alleged espionage in World War I; Germany and expatriated Germans in World War II; and Ralph H. Lutz, director of the Hoover Institution.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Burdick, Charles Burton, 1927-.


Collection is open for research.
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Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Charles Burton Burdick papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1967.


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Biographical/Historical Note

1927 May 12 Born in San Jose, California, USA
1940-1944 Attended Lincoln High School in San Jose, CA
1945 June 5- 1946 November 23 Served in the United States Military during World War II
1946-1949 Attended San Jose State University (SJSU). Graduated with a B.A. from History
1954 Obtained Ph.D from Stanford University
1957 Joined SJSU History Department
1976 Became History Department Chair at SJSU
1988 Retired from SJSU faculty
1998 June 6 Died in Los Gatos, CA

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection includes writings and research materials relating to the American academic and historian Charles B. Burdick. Included are a manuscript on Austrian mobilization in 1914, immigration and military records concerning alleged Austrian espionage in World War I, and a biography of Ralph H. Lutz, director of the Hoover Institution. Also included is research concerning the S.S. Marine Jumper for an article Burdick wrote entitled "The Expulsion of Germans from Japan, 1947-1948."

Arrangement Statement

The collection is organized into 3 series: Writings; Visser family file; and S.S. Marine Jumper file

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace.
Lutz, Ralph Haswell, 1886-1968.
Espionage, Austrian--United States.
Secret service--Austria.
World War, 1914-1918--Austria.
World War, 1914-1918--Secret service.
World War, 1914-1918--United States.


Writings 1935-1987


Written by others 1935

Box/Folder 1 : 1

The Mobilization of the European Powers in the Summer of 1914: Austria-Hungary 1935


Written by Burdick 1974-1987

Box/Folder 1 : 2

Quiet Footsteps: Ralph H. Lutz and the Hoover Institution 1974

Box/Folder 1 : 3

"Tradition and Murder in the Wehrmacht" 1987


Visser family file 1915-1966

Box/Folder 1 : 4

Summary 1961


Immigration records 1915-1920

Box/Folder 1 : 5


Box/Folder 1 : 6


Box/Folder 1 : 7


Box/Folder 1 : 8

Photostat copies 1915-1920

Box/Folder 1 : 9

Notes from Military Intelligence 1961

Box/Folder 1 : 10

"A House on Navidad Street" 1966


S.S. Marine Jumper file 1947

Box/Folder 1 : 11

Jumper Journal 1947

Box/Folder 1 : 12

Miscellany 1947