Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Carl Landauer papers
Date (bulk): 1900-1985
Collection Number: 90079
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material:
43 manuscript boxes, 1 card file box, 1 oversize box
(18.8 Linear Feet)
Abstract: Correspondence, printed matter, and sound recordings of interviews relating to economics, world politics, and efforts to aid
German Jewish refugees to the United States during the 1930s and World War II.
Landauer, Carl, 1891-1983
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives
The collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual
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Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1990.
[Identification of item], Carl Landauer papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.
||Born, Munich, Germany
||Received PhD in Economics from Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg (Heidelberg University)
||Served as an administrative assistant for the German War Food Administration
||Emigrated to the United States
||Served as a teaching assistant at Handelshochschule (College of Commerce)
||Served as a research assistant at the Institut für Seeverkehr und Weltwirtschaft (Institute for Marine Commerce and International
||Served in German Army
||Became an American citizen
||Appointed as professor at the University of California, Berkeley
||Appointed as lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley
||Retired from position at the University of California, Berkeley
||Appointed as guest professor at Freie Universität Berlin (Free University of Berlin)
Theory of National Economic Planning
||Received an honorary degree from the Universität Hamburg (University of Hamburg)
||Recieved an honorary degree from the University of California, Berkeley
||Awarded Fulbright Scholarship to lecture in Frankfurt and Hamburg
||Died, Oakland, California
||Received the Award for Cultural Achievement from the German Labor Federation
Germany: Illusions and Dilemmas
Corporate State Ideologies : Historical Roots and Philosophical Origins
Scope and Content of Collection
The Carl Landauer papers consist of correspondence, writings, and sound recordings of interviews, related to economics, world
politics, and Landauer's efforts to aid German Jewish refugees during the 1930s and World War II. The collection is organized
into eight sections: Biographical File, Writings, Correspondence, Collected Correspondence, Writings by Others, Photographs,
Printed Matter, and Sound Recordings.
Correspondence makes up the bulk of the collection, and reflects Landauer's professional and personal relationships with colleagues,
friends, and family members. This section is arranged into two sub sections: Professional Correspondence and Personal Correspondence,
a distinction maintained from Landauer's own arrangement of his papers. The correspondence is further arranged in alphabetical
order. Landauer's professional correspondence documents his career as a Professor of Economics at the University of California,
Berkeley and his collaboration with other contemporary American economists. Also of note is correspondence with various Jewish
philanthropic organizations and government agencies related to Landauer's efforts to aid German Jewish refugees seeking to
immigrate to the United States and escape persecution in Germany during World War II.
The Landauer papers also contain extensive documentation of Landauer's family history, childhood, and early career in the
form of autobiographical writings, curriculum vitae, sound recordings of oral histories, and correspondence. Of particular
interest are collections of correspondence sent from the Eastern front during World War I by Landauer's brother, Fritz Landauer,
and his brother-in-law, Arthur Stein.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews
World War, 1939-1945 -- Refugees
Jews -- Germany
Germans -- United States
World politics -- 20th century