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Finding Aid for the Bernard Brodie papers, 1931-1978
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Professional Correspondence

Boxes 1-4

“Early correspondence.” ca. 1940s-1950s

Scope and Content Note

  • Boxes 1 and 2 contain an alphabetical sequence in folders marked A - Z (Box 1: A-L and Box 2: M-Z).
  • Boxes 3 and 4 contain files under the names of authors and agencies.
Boxes 5-9

Correspondence. ca. 1960s-1978

Scope and Content Note

Formerly contained in 2 metal file drawers. Like the “early correspondence,” there is amixture of alphabetical sequences in files marked “A,” “B,” etc. to “Z” and files under names of authors.
Box 9 contains the last paper written by Professor Brodie, October 1978, in response to a request from the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.


Scope and Content Note

  • Boxes 10-21 contain original files labeled with title and date, arranged chronologically.
  • The files, which include speeches as well as written items, contain manuscripts, offprints and very occasionally original correspondence.
  • Boxes 22 and 23 comprise printed and typed (copy) materials found loose in the collection.
Box 10


Scope and Content Note

Includes files removed from scrapbook.
Box 11



Several folders in this box are missing; collection probably received with empty folders - folder contents so indicated.
Box 12


Box 13


Box 14


Box 15


Box 16


Box 17


Box 18


Box 19


Box 20


Box 21


Scope and Content Note

Also includes 3 term papers, written while Professor Brodie was at the University of Chicago (1931-1932).
Boxes 22-23



“Pamphlets by Others”

Scope and Content Note

  • This series (Boxes 24-28) comprises various printed materials, including some phemera, arranged in alphabetical files, mostly by author but including some subject categories.
  • Boxes 29-32 contain materials found loose in the collection.
Box 24

A - Fo.

Box 25

Fp - Kah.

Box 26

Kai - Ne.

Box 27

Ni - Sche.

Box 28

Schi - Z.

Boxes 29-32


Box 35

Scrapbook re Professor Brodie's book, Sea Power in the machine age. 1941

Scope and Content Note

Includes some original correspondence.


2 files, relating respectively to this book and to Guide to Naval Strategy (1941), were found at the end of the scrapbook, and have been filed in Box 10, in sequence with the other writing files.