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Register of the George Wolfgang Felix Hallgarten Papers, 1874-1975
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
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  • Biographical Note

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: George Wolfgang Felix Hallgarten Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1874-1975
    Collection number: 42013
    Creator: Hallgarten, George Wolfgang Felix, 1901-
    Extent: 44 manuscript boxes, 2 microfilm reels, 4 phonotapes (18.5 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Correspondence, diaries, speeches and writings, photocopies of government documents, propaganda leaflets, and printed matter, relating to European diplomacy, imperialism, psychology of national socialism and totalitarianism, U.S. and German propaganda during World War II, and the arms race, 1870-1970. Includes drafts of a study by G. W. F. Hallgarten, entitled Imperialismus vor 1914.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language: German and English.

    Administrative Information


    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], George Wolfgang Felix Hallgarten Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Access Points

    National socialism.
    Propaganda, German.
    World War, 1939-1945.
    World War, 1939-1945--Propaganda.

    Biographical Note

    1901, January 3 Born, Munich, Germany
    1925 Ph.D., University of Munich
    1928 Published work based on doctoral dissertation, entitled Studien ueber die deutsche Polenfreundschaft 1830-1848 (A study of German-Polish friendship 1830-1848), Munich
    1933 Exiled from Germany to France
    1935-1936 Lecturer at the École des Hautes Études Sociales et Internationales in Paris
    1935 Published excerpt of Vorkriegsimperialismus (Pre-war imperialism), Paris
    1937 Immigrated to the United States
    1938 Lecturer at Brooklyn College
    1939 Private research at Hoover Institution
    1940-1941 Research associate in history at the University of California, Berkeley
    1941 Married Katherine MacArthur Drew, attorney from San Francisco
    1942-1945 Served with the U.S. Army, Combat Intelligence and Psychological Warfare, in Europe
    1945-1949 Historian and later senior research analyst for the War Department
    1947 Served on a team of the War Crimes Branch to document case against war criminals, Nuernberg
    1949-1950 Visiting professor at the University of Munich
    1951 Published Imperialismus vor 1914 (Imperialism before 1914), two volumes, Munich
    1954 Published Why Dictators? New York
    1955 Published Hitler, Reichswehr und Industrie (Hitler, the imperial army and industry), Frankfurt
    1955-1956 Co-founder of the American Committee for the Study of War Documents, a microfilming project
    1956 Lecture tour sponsored by the University of Minnesota
    1957 Published Daemonen oder Retter? (Demons or saviours?), Frankfurt
    1958-1959 Lecture tour of the German Federal Republic, research in the archives of the Auswaertiges Amt, Bonn
    1963 Published second edition of Imperialismus vor 1914 (Imperialism before 1914), Munich
    1965 Lectures at universities in India and Japan
    1967 Lectures at universities in Rome and Munich
    1967 Published Das Wettruesten (The arms race), Frankfurt
    1968-1969 Visiting professor of history, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
    1969 Published Das Schicksal des Imperialismus im 20. Jahrhundert (The fate of imperialism in the twentieth century), Frankfurt
    1969 Published Als die Schatten fielen (When the shadows fell), Berlin
    1970-1971 Visiting professor, University of Dayton
    1971-1972 Visiting professor, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
    1974 Published Deutsche Industrie und Politik von Bismarck bis heute (German industry and politics from Bismarck to today), Frankfurt (with Joachim Radkau)
    1975, May 22 Died in Washington, D.C.