Register of the Ralph Haswell Lutz Papers, 1903-1963

Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford University
Stanford, California 94305-6010
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Register of the Ralph Haswell Lutz Papers, 1903-1963

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

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  • Hoover Institution Archives
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
  • Fax: (650) 725-3445
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© 1999 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Ralph Haswell Lutz Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1903-1963
Collection number: 68039
Creator: Lutz, Ralph Haswell, 1886-1968
Collection Size: 12 manuscript boxes, 2 envelopes. (5.2 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Writings, correspondence, notes, and diaries, relating to administration of the Hoover Institution, teaching of history and international relations at Stanford University, and various aspects of European history during World War I and the interwar period.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Language: English.

Administrative Information


Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Ralph Haswell Lutz Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Access Points

World War, 1914-1918.
World War, 1914-1918--Austria.
World War, 1914-1918--Germany.
World War, 1914-1918--Italy.
World War, 1914-1918--Peace.
Germany--History--Revolution, 1918.
Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace.
Stanford University.

Biographical Note

1886, May 18 Born, Circleville, Ohio
1906 A.B., Stanford University
1910 Ph.D., University of Heidelberg
1916-20 Assistant Professor of History, University of Washington
1919 Member of Team Gathering Material for Hoover War Collection in Europe
1920-25 Co-director, Hoover War Collections, Stanford University
1925-43 Chairman of Board of Directors, Hoover War Library, Stanford University
1934 Editor, The Causes of the German Collapse in 1918
1935 Editor, The Treaty of St. Germain, A Documentary History of Its Teritorial and Political Clauses
1942 Editor, The Blockade of Germany After the Armistice, 1918-1919
1943 Editor, Organization of American Relief in Europe, 1918-1919
1966 Editor, The Political Institutions of the German Revolution, 1918-1919

Container List

Original Accession



Box 1.

Austrian Peace Delegation, 1919.


Selected Documents


Causes of the German Collapse in 1918. Published by Stanford University Press, 1934.




Miscellaneous Documents


"Imperial Germany in Revolution, 1918-1919, A Documentary Survey," by Charles B. Burdick and Ralph H. Lutz. Unpublished.


Drafts of Title Page and Preface




Notes and Miscellaneous Lists of Documents


Chronology of Events


Source Materials (Translations of Selected Published and Unpublished German Documents)


Group I. List of Documents by Folder Number:

Box 2.

Documents, Folder 1, #1-63


Documents, Folder 2


Documents, Folder 2A, #64-125


Documents, Folder 3, #125-217


Documents, Folder 4, #218-285


Documents, Folder 5, #286-327


Documents, Folder 6 (Missing)


Documents, Folder 7, #378-427


Documents, Folder 8 (Missing)


Documents, Folder 9 (Missing)


Documents, Folder 10, #506-545


Documents, Folder 11, #546-610


Documents, Folder 12, #611-657


Documents, Folder 13, #658-698


Documents, Folder 14, #699-754


Documents, Folder 15, #755-812


Documents, Folder 16 (Missing)

Box 3.

Group II. List of Documents by Folder Number:


Documents, Folders 1-5A

Box 4.

Documents, Folders 6-11B

Box 5.

Documents, Folders 12-18


Documents, Folder 19 (Missing)


Documents, Folders 20-21


Documents, Folders 22-29 (Missing)


Documents, Folder 30

Box 6.

Documents, Folders 31-35


Documents, Folder 36 (Missing)


Documents, Folders 37-38


Group III


Unarranged Documents

Box 7-9.

Unarranged Documents

Box 9.

Italian Politics, 1914-1919


Translation of Aldrovandi, by Jean Black


Translation of Pietro Bertolini's Diary, by Jean Black


Translation of The Intervention of Italy, In the Secret Documents of the Entente, by Jean Black


Memorandum of Conversation between Professor Singer of Vienna and R. H. Lutz in November 1926, about German-Austrian relations.


Nazis and the Bruening Ministry.

Scope and Content Note

Translations of Selected Documents

Raymond Poincoré Letter to R. H. Lutz, 1926, about the Austrian Ultimatum to Serbia of July 1914.




Box 10.

"The Spanish Armada"; thesis by Ralph N. Lutz, 1903



Box 10.

Correspondence between Ralph H. Lutz and his father Harry E. Lutz (trip reports)


Letters and reports from E.D. Adams pertaining to A.R.A. Euopean operations


Letters from E.L. Harris regarding the deposition of his papers at the Hoover Institution


Letters from Frank A. Golder


Letters from German publishers and collectors


Correspondence between H. Hoover and Henry L. Stimson concerning the "Green Smear" (size of the American overseas army)


Copies of documents dealing with the criminal case against F.K. Ferenz and the "Friends of Progress" in Sacramento (accused of being pro-nazi), 1942


Notes, passports, clippings, maps, etc.


"The State of France in 1791," Thesis, Stanford University, 1904, by Ralph H. Lutz.


Miscellaneous correspondence, etc.

Box 11.

Diaries and notebooks (16) for the time between 1918 and 1943


"Report of Mr. S. Miles Bouton Concerning the Conditions in Germany," 1919


Letters and clippings regarding Professor Lutz' acceptance of a German merit cross (Verdienstkreuz) of the Order of the German Eagle, conferred upon him and other Americans by the Leader and Chancellor of the German Reich, Adolf Hitler, 1938.


"Transcript of the Cornerstone Ceremony of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Inc., at Hyde Park, New York." Sunday, Nov. 19, 1939. (Copy for Ralph H. Lutz).


Letter of Harold H. Fisher to Ralph H. Lutz, dated August 8, 1945


Army commission orders, Headquarters of the U.S. Military Mission in Berlin, 1919