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  • Title: Carl Landauer papers
    Date (inclusive): 1900-2009
    Date (bulk): 1900-1985
    Collection Number: 90079
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 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.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Landauer, Carl, 1891-1983.


    Collection is open for research.
    Use copies of some sound recordings in this collection are available for immediate access. To access other sound recordings, video recordings, or motion picture material, 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 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], Carl Landauer papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1990.


    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.

    Biographical Note

    1891 Born, Munich, Germany
    1913 Received PhD in Economics from Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg (Heidelberg University)
    1915 Served in German Army
      Served as a research assistant at the Institut für Seeverkehr und Weltwirtschaft (Institute for Marine Commerce and International Economics)
    1916-1919 Served as an administrative assistant for the German War Food Administration
    1919-1922, 1926-1933 Served as a teaching assistant at Handelshochschule (College of Commerce)
    1933 Immigrated to the United States
    1934 Appointed as lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley
    1936 Appointed as professor at the University of California, Berkeley
    1940 Became an American citizen
    1944 Published Theory of National Economic Planning
    1949-1950 Appointed as guest professor at Freie Universität Berlin (Free University of Berlin)
    1959 Retired from position at the University of California, Berkeley
      Published European Socialism
    1959-1960 Awarded Fulbright Scholarship to lecture in Frankfurt and Hamburg
    1962 Recieved an honorary degree from the University of California, Berkeley
    1967 Received an honorary degree from the Universität Hamburg (University of Hamburg)
    1969 Published Germany: Illusions and Dilemmas
    1974 Received the Award for Cultural Achievement from the German Labor Federation
    1983 Died, Oakland, California
    1983 Posthumously published 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 series: 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 politics--20th century.
    Germans--United States.
    World War, 1939-1945--Jews.
    World War, 1939-1945--Refugees.
    International relief.