Register of the Sabin Manuila papers

Finding aid prepared by Laura Cosovanu
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Title: Sabin Manuila papers
Date (inclusive): 1893-1976
Collection Number: 76102
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: Romanian; Moldavian; Moldovan and English
Physical Description: 21 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize boxes, 1 oversize folder (9.7 linear feet)
Abstract: Correspondence, memoranda, reports, speeches and writings, clippings, printed matter, and other material, relating to political events in Romania, and Romanian anti-communist emigre movements.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Manuila, Sabin, 1894-1964

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Sabin Manuila papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Archives.

Biographical Note

Sabin Manuila was born in Transylvania in 1894.
He was the director of the first Central Institute of Statistics of Romania, and member of the Romanian Academy. He was also a member of the International Institute of Sociology, member of various committees of the League of Nations, member of the International Institute of Statistics, and vice-president of the Royal Society of Heredity. A former Rockefeller Foundation fellow, he received financial support from this foundation for the organization of the first demographic census of Romania. In 1948 he established himself in New York and became politically involved. His work with the "Iuliu Maniu" Foundation and the Romanian National Committee greatly supported Romanian political refugees.
He worked for the Institute for Food Research of Stanford University, where he contributed to the study The Agricultural Economy of the Danubian Countries: 1935-1945. Later, he became the Counselor for the US Bureau of Census in Washington.
His studies, "The Population of Romania" (1937) and "The Structure of Evolution of the Rural Population" are among the most famous Romanian demographic studies. Also, his paper "Regional Development of the Jewish Population in Romania" is considered among the most reliable statistical data regarding the Jewish population of Romania.

Scope and Content of the Collection

This collection consists mainly of Sabin Manuila's correspondence with various Romanian émigré associations and former politicians. Of special interest are the materials related to Iuliu Maniu, found in the subject file, which include his correspondence with important statesmen like I. Bratianu, I. Antonescu, and his original articles, depositions, discourses, memoranda, declarations, writings, and speeches.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Maniu, Iuliu, 1873-1953.
Anti-communist movements--United States.
Civil rights--Europe, Eastern.
Civil rights--Romania.
Communism.
Europe, Eastern.
Forced labor--Romania.
Paris Peace Conference (1946)
Romania--History--1944-1989.
Romania--Politics and government.
Romania--Social conditions.
Romania.
Romanians in foreign countries.
United States.
World War, 1939-1945--Romania.
World War, 1939-1945.

 

BIOGRAPHICAL FILE 1948-1964

Scope and Content note

Obituaries, resume, and scrapbook of biographical information, arranged alphabetically by physical form
Box 1, Folder 1

Obituaries 1964

Box 1, Folder 2

Resume undate

Box 1, Folder 3

Scrapbook of biographical information 1948-1964

Scope and Contents note

Includes prints depicting Manuila, correspondence, official papers, and biographical notes.
 

CORRESPONDENCE 1946-1971

General note

See also SUBJECT FILE/ International Peasant Union; International Institute of Statistics; Maniu, Iuliu; National Committee for a Free Europe; Romanian National Committee; Romanian University Institute Carol I

Arrangement note

Correspondence arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent
 

General 1947-1963

Scope and Contents note

Consists mainly of personal letters with friends.
Box 1, Folder 4

Undated

Box 1, Folder 5

1947

Box 1, Folder 6-7

1948

Box 1, Folder 8

1949

Box 1, Folder 9

1950

Box 2, Folder 1-2

1951

Box 2, Folder 3

1952

Box 2, Folder 4

1953

Box 1, Folder 5

1954-1955

Box 2, Folder 6

1956

Box 2, Folder 7

1957-1958

Box 2, Folder 8

1959-1960

Box 2, Folder 9

1961-1963

Box 2, Folder 10-11

Unidentified 1948-1959

Box 3, Folder 1

Bianu, Cornel 1948-1958

Box 3, Folder 2

Brailoiu, Constantin 1951

Box 3, Folder 3

Bratianu, Vintila undated

Box 3, Folder 4

Carp, Mircea 1954

Box 3, Folder 5

Cieslicki, Frans 1950

Box 3, Folder 6

Cretianu, Alexandru 1949-1953

Box 3, Folder 7

Dunham, Donald 1949-1952

Box 3, Folder 8

Eliade, Mircea 1948

Box 3, Folder 9

Emerson, Haven 1948-1949

Box 3, Folder 10

Free International Academy of Sciences and Letters 1963-1964

Box 3, Folder 11

Gafencu, Grigore 1948

Box 3, Folder 12

Georgescu-Roegen 1950-1952

Box 3, Folder 13

Ghilezeanu, Emil 1949

Box 3, Folder 14

Gusti 1948-1952

Box 3, Folder 15

Hatzegan, Vasile 1949-1961

Box 3, Folder 16

Ionescu, Ghita 1951

Box 3, Folder 17

Ionnitiu, Mircea 1951-1967

Box 3, Folder 18

Knowland, William 1955

Box 3, Folder 19

Lukacs, A. 1949

Box 3, Folder 20

McCarthy, Joseph R. 1953

Box 3, Folder 21

Melbourne, Roy 1948-1951

Box 3, Folder 22

Michael I, King of Romania 1948

Box 3, Folder 23

Morris, Evan 1951-1953

Box 3, Folder 24

Neumann-Grigg, Emanuel 1949

Box 3, Folder 25

Pauker, Guy 1949-1950

Box 3, Folder 26

Petre-Lazar, Constantin 1957

Box 3, Folder 27

Pop, Sever 1953

Box 3, Folder 28-29

Popovici, Andrei 1948-1964

Box 4, Folder 1

Prundeanu, Iulian 1951

Box 4, Folder 2

Radescu, Nicolae 1948

Box 4, Folder 3

Rice, Stuart 1948-1950

Box 4, Folder 4

Rugina, Anghel 1950-1958

Box 4, Folder 5

Safran, David 1960-1971

Box 4, Folder 6

Serdici, Georges 1952

Box 4, Folder 7

Shirlaw, Gerald 1948-1949

Box 4, Folder 8

Sokolsky, George 1950

Box 4, Folder 9

Veniamin, Virgil 1948-1958

Box 4, Folder 10

Visoianu, Constantin 1952

Box 4, Folder 11-12

Watson, Seton 1946

Box 4, Folder 13-15

Miscellaneous 1948-1955

 

SPEECHES AND WRITINGS 1948-1964

Scope and Contents note

Articles, papers, studies, speeches, and miscellaneous writings, arranged chronologically by title. See also SUBJECT FILE/ Jews, Romanians; National Committee for a Free Europe; Romania: Politics and Government.
Box 5, Folder 1

"Administrative Units," holograph and typescript undated

Box 5, Folder 2

"Basic Study of Ethnic Minority Groups in the World," typescript undate

Box 5, Folder 3

"Dela Vlahistan la Pakeristan," holograph undated

Box 5, Folder 4

"Ethnic Composition in the Historical Provinces of Romania in the 1930, 1941, and 1948 Census," holograph and typescript undated

Box 5, Folder 5

"Few Remarks on Soviet Manpower and Colonialism," typescript undated

Box 5, Folder 6

"Households," notes, holograph, and typescript undated

Box 5, Folder 7

"Is the Marshall Plan the Future Answer for the Liberated Iron Curtain Countries?" typescript undated

Box 5, Folder 8

"Un moment culminant in progresul sovietismului: Discutie asupra 'Situatiei din Ungaria' dela Consiliu de Securitate al ONU-ului," typescript undated

Box 5, Folder 9

"Moralitatea sovietica si moralitatea americana," holograph and typescript undated

Box 5, Folder 10

"Non-Romanians Speaking the Romanian Language," notes, holograph, and typescript undated

Box 5, Folder 11

"Sugestiuni pentru combaterea sustinuta a infiltratiei comuniste in lumea libera," holograph and typescript undated

Box 5, Folder 12

"Francmasoneria si patriotismul," typescript 1948

Box 5, Folder 13

"Profesorul Grigore Popa," typescript 1948

Box 5, Folder 14

Radio broadcast transcript, Christmas, typescript 1949

Box 5, Folder 15

"Are the Russians Planning to Make War on US?" typescript 1950

Box 5, Folder 16

Outline of the Agricultural Project for the Danubian Inquiry, holograph and typescript 1950

Box 5, Folder 17

"The 'Soviet Typ' Replay Due to Be Expected to the U.S. 'Note' of 18th of April, 1950," holograph 1950

Box 5, Folder 18

Commentary to George F. Kennan's article in the New York Times Magazine, 1951 February 28, "Let Peace Not Die of Neglect," typescript 1951

Box 5, Folder 19

"Experiences Behind the Iron Curtain," speech, Ithaca, typescript 1951

Box 5, Folder 20

"Galaxy of World Events and their Future Consequences," typescript 1951

Box 5, Folder 21

Newspaper articles, Holograph and typescript 1951-1956

Box 5, Folder 22

Speech given on the occasion of the International Peasant Union Conference, typescript 1952

Box 5, Folder 23

Paper on the representatives of the peoples behind the Iron Curtain, typescript 1953

Box 5, Folder 24

"Primacy of Politics in Shaping Humanity's Future," paper, International Peasant Union Conference, typescript 1953

Box 5, Folder 25

"On Past Experiences and Future Prospects of Countries Aiming for Adequate Statistical Organization," paper presented to the XIVth Seminar on Censuses and Statistics, Washington, typescript 1954

 

"Population Studies: Romania" 1954

Box 6, Folder 1

"Census in Romania," Miscellaneous notes 1948

Box 6, Folder 2

"Ethnic Composition of the Population" notes, holograph, and typescript undated

Box 6, Folder 3

"Proiectiuni pe harta militara," notes and holograph 1954

Map case

"Proiectiuni pe harta militara" (continued)

Box 6, Folder 4

"Public Opinion in Romania," typescript 1954

Box 6, Folder 5

"Internal Migration," (?), holograph 1955

Box 6, Folder 6

"Citizenship," holograph and typescript 1955

Box 6, Folder 7

"Religion," holograph and typescript 1955

Box 6, Folder 8

"Schooling," holograph 1955

Box 6, Folder 9

t"Some Fallacies in the Ideas of Co-Existence," Typescript 1955

Box 6, Folder 10

"Alegeri libere: Zece ani de la alegerile parlamentare din noembrie 1946," typescript 1956

Box 6, Folder 11

Memorandum on the creation of the International Academy of Arts and Sciences, typescript 1956

Box 6, Folder 12

"Memoriul Comitetului National Roman cu privire la discriminarea in educatie in Bulgaria," holograph and typescript 1956

Box 6, Folder 13

"Situatia din Ungaria in discutia Natiunilor Unite," typescript 1956

Box 6, Folder 14

"Sugestiuni pentru extinderea activitatii ANEC," typescript 1956

Box 7, Folder 1

"Constantin Brancusi si Vasile Cucui," typescript 1957

Box 7, Folder 2

"Raporturile de colaborare cu fortele eliberatoare," holograph 1957

Box 7, Folder 3

Memorandum on the creation of a Technical Consultation Center at the Headquarters of the Assembly of Captive European Nations, typescript 1958

Box 7, Folder 4

"Magazine," typescript (written by Manuila?) 1959

Box 7, Folder 5

"The Absence of Freedom of Information in the Captive Countries: Its Meaning and Consequences," address, Assembly of Captive European Nations, typescript 1961

Box 7, Folder 6

"Effects of War upon Population," paper, XXth Congress of the International Institute of Sociology, Cordoba, Argentina, typescript 1963

Box 7, Folder 7

"Social Consequences of Displacements of Populations," Report written by Manuila for the Committee for the Study of Sociological Consequences of Displacements of Populations, Institute of Sociology, Congress, Cordoba, Argentina, typescript 1963

Box 7, Folder 8

"Notes About the Book Ploiesti by J. Dugan and C. Stuart," holograph 1964

Box 7, Folder 9-11

Miscellaneous notes 1945-1961

 

SUBJECT FILE 1893-1976

Scope and Contents note

Includes miscellaneous material arranged alphabetically by subject, and related mainly to Romanian émigré associations, to former democratic Romanian parties, and to Iuliu Maniu
Box 7, Folder 12-15

Assembly of Captive European Nations (A.C.E.N.) 1949-1971

Box 8, Folder 1

Boila, Romulus 1954-1969

Box 8, Folder 2

Davila, C. 1952

Box 8, Folder 3

Dragu, Ion 1949-1952

Box 8, Folder 4

Hannon, Stuart 1955-1961

Box 8, Folder 5

Hohenzollern, House of 1916-1939

Box 8, Folder 6-11

International Peasant Union 1933-1954

Scope and Contents note

Includes I.P.U. bulletins, reports, declarations agendas, and Manuila's correspondence with I.P.U.
Box 8, Folder 12-14

Institute of World Affairs 1952-1955

Scope and Contents note

Includes Manuila's correspondence with the Institute.
Box 8, Folder 15

International Red Cross 1952 July 23

Scope and Contents note

Contains "Memorandum to the International Red Cross Conference in Toronto, Canada, on Behalf of the Former Red Cross Societies of Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and by the Red Cross Societies of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania."
Box 9, Folder 1-3

Jews, Romanian 1934-1963

Scope and Contents note

Includes Manuila's correspondence with the International Institute of Statistics, C. Visoianu, and W. Filderman, and Manuila's studies "Regional Development of the Jewish Population in Romania" and "Populatia Evreiasca din Romania."
Box 9, Folder 4

Malaxa, Nicolae 1948-1956

Scope and Contents note

Includes confidential and secret report on Malaxa case.
Box 9, Folder 5-13

Maniu, Iuliu 1893-1969

Scope and Contents note

Includes biographical notes, obituaries, letters between Romanian émigré associations concerning Maniu's imprisonment and death, clippings concerning Maniu's activity and life, a special edition of America magazine dedicated to Maniu's life and political activities original articles, depositions, discourses, memoranda, declarations, writings, and speeches by Maniu; correspondence of Maniu with Antonescu, Cornel Bianu, Gh. Tatarescu, V. Pop, Filderman, M. Camciciv, Michael, King of Romania, S. Manuila, A. Cretzianu, C. Davila, M. Cristea, B. Ionascu. Includes also Maniu's correspondence with S. Manuila.
Box 10, Folder 1-6

Maniu, Iuliu

Box 11, Folder 1-8

Maniu, Iuliu

Box 12, Folder  1-8

Manuila, Venturia 1943-1976

Scope and Contents note

Includes transcripts of her talks for Radio Free Europe in her capacity of member of the National Council of Romanian Women in Exile, her correspondence (including with C. Sporea, Al. Cretzianu), and her papers concerning international committees for the assistance of Romanian refugees.
Box 13, Folder 1-2

Michael I, King of Romania 1947-1964

Scope and Contents note

Contains clippings.
Box 13, Folder 3-6

National Peasant Party 1947-1952

Scope and Contents note

Includes clippings and notes concerning the National Peasant Party in exile.
Box 14, Folder 1-2

National Peasant Party (continued) 1947-1952

Scope and Contents note

Issues of the National Peasant Party's newspaper Dreptatea, 1945-1946.
Box 14, Folder 3-6

National Committee for a Free Europe 1952-1954

Scope and Contents note

Includes Manuila's correspondence with Mid-European Studies Center, National Committee for a Free Europe, Cronica Romaneasca, East European Inquiry.
Box 15, Folder 1-9

National Committee for a Free Europe (continued) 1952-1954

Scope and Contents note

Contains documents concerning Manuila's cooperation with the National Committee for a Free Europe; Manuila's articles related to the National Committee for a Free Europe; "Declaration of Liberation" issued by the National Committee for a Free Europe; exchange of letters and memoranda between the State Department, Romanian politicians in exile, and the National Committee for a Free Europe; agricultural reports; Danubian Inquiry outlines.
Box 16, Folder 1

Neferi, Dumitru 1953-1957

Box 16, Folder 2

Nicolescu-Buzesti, Grigore 1949

Box 16, Folder 3

Pauker, Ana 1949-1964

Box 16, Folder 4

Popovici, Andrei 1948-1955

 

Romania

 

History

Box 16, Folder 5

1914-1944

Scope and Contents note

Consists of one booklet, Romania and the Revision of Treaties containing the speeches of I. Maniu and C. I. C. Bratianu, 1934.
Box 16, Folder 6-16

1944-1989

Scope and Contents note

Includes clippings and documents related to the Romanian Armistice in 1944. Includes also a memorandum and commentaries on the Romanian Peace of 1946.
 

Law

Box 16, Folder 17

Administrative law 1950

Box 16, Folder 18

Constitution 1938

 

Politics and Government

Box 17, Folder 1-3

Scrapbook and clippings 1914-1944

 

Romania

 

Politics and Government

Box 18, Folder 1-8

1944-1989

Scope and Contents note

Contains clippings, reports, and notes. Includes reports of the US House of Representatives and Assembly of Captive European Nations on the forceful takeover of power by communists in Romania. Also includes a list of some political leaders, and of high government officials incarcerated in Romanian communist prisons from 1946 on (compiled by Manuila?).
Box 19, Folder 1-3

1944-1989 (continued)

Box 19, Folder 4-7

Romanian National Committee 1948-1975

Scope and Contents note

Includes papers related to discussions concerning political cooperation among representatives of former Romanian democratic parties and the creation of the Council of Political Parties and of the Romanian National Committee. Comprises also reports of the Committee concerning the activities of the Welfare Office, financial papers related to the Committee loan funds, clippings and notices regarding forced labor and deportations in Romania, and correspondence between the Committee and Romanian relief organizations. Includes also Manuila's correspondence related to the Committee's work (with N. Radescu, M. Farcasanu, Al. Cretzianu, C. Visoianu).
Box 20, Folder 1-9

Romanian National Committee (continued) 1948-1975

Box 21, Folder 1-3

Romanian National Committee (continued) 1948-1975

Box 21, Folder 4-5

Romanian University Institute Carol I 1951-1962

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence with Manuila.
Box 21, Folder 6

Romanians in foreign countries 1950-1959

Box 21, Folder 7

Tito, Josip Broz 1948

 

United States

Box 22, Folder 1

Brochures concerning the status of refugees 1951-1954

Box 22, Folder 2-3

Newspaper clippings concerning world politics 1948

Box 22, Folder 4

Voice of America 1949

Scope and Contents note

Contains samples of political analyses.
Box 22, Folder 5

Miscellany

Box 23

PHOTOGRAPHS 1938-1959

Scope and Contents note

20 prints depicting mainly activities of the Assembly of Captive European Nations,and Romanian former politicians
Box 23, Folder 1

2 prints depicting Iuliu Maniu

Box 23, Folder 2

1 print depicting Grigore Gafencu 1939

Box 23, Folder 3

2 prints depicting Marie, Consort of Ferdinand, King of Romania 1865-1927, undated

Box 23, Folder 4

2 prints depicting Al. Vaida-Voievod, N. Iorga, A. C. Cuza, A. Calinescu, and others 1938-1939

Box 23, Folder 5

9 prints related to activities of the Assembly of Captive European Nations 1959

Box 23, Folder 6

5 unidentified prints 1956