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Guide to the Monroe E. Deutsch Papers, 1918-1955
BANC MSS C-B 1045  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Monroe E. Deutsch Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1918-1955
    Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 1045
    Creator: Deutsch, Monroe E. (Monroe Emanuel), 1879-1955
    Extent: Number of containers: 1 portfolio, 2 cartons
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Abstract: Correspondence, manuscripts, printed items, notes for speeches and articles, and clippings, of the Vice-President and Provost of the University of California. Some relate to the loyalty oath controversy at the University.
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Monroe E. Deutsch Papers, BANC MSS C-B 1045, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

    Related Collection

    • Title: Monroe E. Deutsch Papers: Additions, [ca. 1919-1955],
      Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS 74/171 c

    Biographical Sketch

    Monroe Emanuel Deutsch, professor of classics and Vice-President and provost of the University of California, was born in 1879 of a Jewish family in San Francisco. An excellent student, he graduated from Lowell High School in San Francisco, and then worked his way through the University of California, receiving his bachelor's degree in 1902 and his Master's Degree in 1903. He first taught for a year in the Mission High School in San Francisco, and later in the Berkeley High School where he remained until 1907, when he became an assistant in Greek at the University of California and worked for his doctorate. This he received in 1911. He attained full professorship in Latin in 1922.
    In 1918 he became the first Dean of Summer Sessions at Los Angeles. He retained this position for three years, and, in the summer 1922, was appointed Dean of the College of Letters and Science at Berkeley by President Barrows. In 1930 he was named Vice-President and Dean of the University, serving in this capacity until his retirement in 1947.
    Deutsch, active in many extra-curricular organizations, was president of the Commonwealth Club of California in 1943 and 1944, of the board of trustees of the Rosenberg Foundation, of the San Francisco International Center, of the northern California branch of the American Association for the United Nations, of the Philological Association of the Pacific Coast, of the Classical Association of the Pacific States, of the California Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, of the Berkeley Rotary Club and of the Berkeley Community Chest, and member of the national boards of the Association for the United Nations and the Conference of Christians and Jews. He was decorated Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor, Commander of the Chilean Order of Merit, and recipient of the Danish Christian X Medal. In 1929 he was awarded the Benjamin Ide Wheeler Medal for distinguished service to the City of Berkeley. Deutsch received honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from St. Mary's College, Santa Clara College, Occidental College and Mills College.
    He wrote articles dealing with the life of Julius Caesar and Suetonius, edited a collection of the writings of Benjamin Ide Wheeler, and authored "Our Legacy of Religious Freedom" and many public addresses.

    Scope and Content

    This collection, transferred from Archives in March 1966 and July 1968, contains a few letters from Deutsch, and a small amount of correspondence, relating in part to the loyalty oath at the University of California and to Deutsch's article on Eisenhower's presidency at Columbia University. The bulk of the material consists of copies of Deutsch's speeches and writings, some in typescript and some printed. There is also a folder of clippings, some of them by Deutsch, and some relating to the loyalty oath.