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Guide to the Oscar J. Falnes Papers MC 135

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Collection processed by University Archives staff. Electronic inventory prepared by Laura Thiessen in 2005. Reprocessed in 2012 by Aleksandr Gelfand

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on June 14, 2019
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Updated by Jennifer E. Neal to incorporate materials being sent offsite in 2019 and for compliance with DACS and ACM Required Elements for Archival Description  , June 2019

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Falnes, Oscar J. (Oscar Julius), 1898-1989
Title: Oscar J. Falnes Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1902-1989
Dates [bulk]: 1917-1985
Abstract: Oscar J. Falnes (1898-1989) was a Minnesota-born professor of history at the Washington Square College campus of New York University from 1927 to 1966. The papers contain Falnes' personal and professional papers including correspondence, teaching materials, drafts, articles and photographs.
Quantity: 19.5 Linear Feet in 20 boxes
Language: Material is in English, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish and German.
Call Phrase: MC 135

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Biographical Note

Oscar J. Falnes was born on January 24, 1898, in Wood Lake, Minnesota. He received his A.B. from St. Olaf College in 1921, an M.A. from Stanford University in 1922, and a Ph.D from Columbia University in 1933. In 1927 he joined the faculty of the history department of New York University's Washington Square College. His research specialty was the intellectual and cultural history of Scandinavia, with particular emphasis on the movements of Romanticism, Nationalism, and Imperialism.

In 1941 he took a leave of absence from NYU to join the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) as a coordinator of information, later becoming a senior analyst and head of the Scandinavian-Baltic Research Intelligence Unit. In 1943 he was appointed to the Library of Congress as an associate fellow of the Library on contemporary Scandinavia. In 1944 he joined the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA), where he eventually headed the fellowship program.

He returned to Washington Square College in 1947 and worked in the history department until his retirement as Professor Emeritus in 1966. During that time, he served on several planning and evaluation committees. From 1957 to 1960 he was the assistant chairman of the history department.

During his academic career, Falnes contributed numerous articles to journals, periodicals, and encyclopedias, including the Dictionary of American History and  Grolier's Encyclopedia International. He published two books:  National Romanticism in Norway (1935) and  Norway and the Nobel Peace Prize (1938). Falnes was an active member of various professional societies, including the American-Scandinavian Foundation, the American Association of University Professors and the American Historical Association, of which he served as the program chairman for the 1957 annual meeting.

Oscar Falnes was an avid traveler, taking his car on cross-country trips, and in the process collecting a large number of postcards from the places he visited. He died October 13, 1989, in New York.

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Scope and Contents

The collection documents the personal and professional activities of Oscar J. Falnes as a student, professor at NYU, and scholar of Scandinavian history, concentrating on the years 1917 to 1985. Among the records are report cards, yearbooks, and photographs of his friends, family, and travel destinations; lecture materials, exams, and syllabi from his 39-year career as a history professor; notes, drafts, articles, and reports written for publication; and correspondence with editors, students, and professional colleagues.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into eight series with series 3 further arranged into 2 subseries. The contents of each series and subseries are arranged alphabetically with the exception of Series I, which is arranged according to book size. The series are as follows:

Series I: Books

Series II: Correspondence

Series III: NYU

Series IV: Personal

Series V: Professional

Series VI: Subject Files

Series VII: Writings

Series VIII: Films

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Access Points

Document Type

  • Clippings (information artifacts).
  • Film materials.
  • Correspondence.
  • Color slides.

Subject Organizations

  • New York University
  • United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration
  • New York University. Department of History
  • New York University. Faculty of Arts and Science
  • American Historical Association

Subject Places

  • Scandinavia -- History

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Administrative records and unpublished reports of New York University are closed for a period of 20 years from the date of their creation. Access to files spanning multiple years will be opened to researchers based on the date of the most recent materials. Board of Trustees records are closed for 35 years from the date of creation. Materials related to personnel, grievances, job and fellowship searches and applications, and all files that fall under the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) are permanently restricted. Additional restrictions may apply to other materials in this collection. For questions regarding specific restrictions, please contact the University Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Any rights (including copyright and related rights to publicity and privacy) held by Oscar J. Falnes are maintained by New York University. Permission to publish or reproduce materials in this collection must be secured from New York University Archives. Please contact university-archives@nyu.edu.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; Oscar J. Falnes Papers; MC 135; box number; folder number; New York University Archives, New York University.

Audiovisual Access Policies and Procedures

Audiovisual materials have not been preserved and may not be available to researchers. Materials not yet digitized will need to have access copies made before they can be used. To request an access copy, or if you are unsure if an item has been digitized, please contact university-archives@nyu.edu with the collection name, collection number, and a description of the item(s) requested. A staff member will respond to you with further information.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Many of the notes in the collection are held together by brittle tape and need to be photocopied.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The University Archives received this collection in 1990. The accession associated with this collection is 90,015.

Processing Information

Decisions regarding arrangement, description, and physical interventions for this collection prior to 2018are unknown. In 2019 memorabilia was rehoused by Preservation and sent to offsite storage.

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Container List

Series I: Books

Scope and Contents

Series I contains copies of Falnes' two published books, as well as books from his personal collection, mostly relating to Nordic history.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 2 5 Years: The Occupation of Denmark in Pictures
1946
Box: 1 Arbeidar Skandinavismen
1935
Box: 1 Belt Und Baltisch: Ostseeische Namenstudien
1953
Box: 2 Bethany Daisy
1925
Box: 2 Biblen
1912
Box: 1 Carl XIV Johan

Separated Materials

Includes handwritten notes.

1960
Box: 1 Dr. Martin Luther Hans Liv og Gjerning

Separated Materials

Includes notes.

1883
Box: 2 Flaskerud Family History
1939
Box: 2 Flaskerud Family History Supplement
1974
Box: 1 Fredsarbeidet: Hjelpebok for Studiecirklar, Losjar og Lag
1936
Box: 1 Giants in the Earth
1929
Box: 1 Gods of the Ancient Northmen

Separated Materials

Includes notes.

1973
Box: 1 Gustav Adolf
1957
Box: 2 He Who Laughs --Lasts!
circa 1941-1946
Box: 1 Historiens Studium I Danmark: I Det 19. Aarhundrede
1943
Box: 2 Little Norway in Pictures (1 of 2)
circa 1941-1945
Box: 2 Little Norway in Pictures (2 of 2)
circa 1941-1945
Box: 1 Mellanfolklig Politik

Separated Materials

Includes a handwritten note.

1924
Box: 1 Modern Norwegian Historiography
1962
Box: 1 Norway and the Nobel Peace Prize (1 of 3)
Falnes, Oscar J. (Oscar Julius), 1898-1989 ()
1938
Box: 2 Norway and the Nobel Peace Prize (2 of 3)
Falnes, Oscar J. (Oscar Julius), 1898-1989 ()
1938
Box: 2 Norway and the Nobel Peace Prize (3 of 3)
Falnes, Oscar J. (Oscar Julius), 1898-1989 ()
1938
Box: 1 Norway's Relation to Scandinavian Unionism, 1815-1871
1935
Box: 1 Samlede Skrifter Hundredaarsudgave, II
1914
Box: 1 Sigtuna: Sveriges Aldsta Medeltidsstad
1941
Box: 1 Svenska Fredsrorelsens Historia Aren 1883-1903
1903
Box: 1 Tre år i Kongo

Separated Materials

Includes notes and clippings.

1887
Box: 1 Ultvalg Av Norsk Litteratur for Gymnasiet: Welhaven
1914
Box: 1 Utvalg Av Norsk Litteratur: Wergeland

Separated Materials

Includes notes.

1916
Box: 2 Victory Viking
1919-1921
Box: 2 Viking
1916-1918
Box: 2 Viking
1922-1923

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Series II: Correspondence

Scope and Contents

Series II contains mostly miscellaneous correspondence, as well as correspondence between Falnes and various foundations and editors.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 1 American-Scandinavian Foundation (Erik J. Friis)
1951-1985
Box: 3 Folder : 2 American-Scandinavian Foundation and Review
1927-1983
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Editor Rejections
1932-1940
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Foundation Grants
1934-1968
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Landmark Preservation
1964-1984
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Miscellaneous -- A
1934-1986
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Miscellaneous -- A
1946-1970
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Miscellaneous -- B (1 of 4)
1933-1983
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Miscellaneous -- B (2 of 4)
1937-1980
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Miscellaneous -- B (3 of 4)
1927-1975
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Miscellaneous -- B (4 of 4)
1933-1976
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Miscellaneous -- B
1949-1959
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Miscellaneous -- C (1 of 2)
1932-1987
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Miscellaneous -- C (2 of 2)
1937-1984
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Miscellaneous -- D
1938-1980
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Miscellaneous -- E
1928-1980
Box: 3 Folder : 15 Miscellaneous -- F
1930-1985
Box: 3 Folder : 16 Miscellaneous -- G
1931-1977
Box: 3 Folder : 17 Miscellaneous -- H (1 of 2)
1932-1983
Box: 3 Folder : 18 Miscellaneous -- H (2 of 2)
1932-1982
Box: 3 Folder : 19 Miscellaneous -- I
1939-1988
Box: 3 Folder : 20 Miscellaneous -- J
1926-1975
Box: 3 Folder : 21 Miscellaneous -- K
1930-1969
Box: 3 Folder : 22 Miscellaneous -- L (1 of 2)
1924-1977
Box: 3 Folder : 23 Miscellaneous -- L (2 of 2)
1931-1968
Box: 3 Folder : 24 Miscellaneous -- M
1933-1985
Box: 3 Folder : 25 Miscellaneous -- N (1 of 2)
1929-1986
Box: 3 Folder : 26 Miscellaneous -- N (2 of 2)
1930-1985
Box: 3 Folder : 27 Miscellaneous -- O-P
1928-1978
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Miscellaneous -- Q-R
1926-1984
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Miscellaneous -- S (1 of 3)
1916-1978
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Miscellaneous -- S (2 of 3)
1933-1978
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Miscellaneous -- S (3 of 3)
1930-1985
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Miscellaneous -- T-U
1934-1972
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Miscellaneous -- W (1 of 2)
1927-1984
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Miscellaneous -- W (2 of 2)
1937-1982
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Miscellaneous -- W
1942
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Norway and the Nobel Peace
1936-1977
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Norway and the Nobel Peace Prize -- AMS Book Printing
1968-1969
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Norway and the Nobel Peace Prize -- Columbia University Press Correspondence
1937-1949
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Norway and the Norway Peace Prize -- Sources
Undated, 1923-1934
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Norwegian-American Historical Association (Magnus Bjorndal)
1969-1971
Box: 4 Folder : 14 Professional Invitations and Solicitations
1939-1984
Box: 4 Folder : 15 Publisher Fees and Royalties
1958-1987
Box: 4 Folder : 16 Publishers -- Queries and Orders
1935-1985
Box: 4 Folder : 17 Requests for Reprints
1938-1944
Box: 4 Folder : 18 Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies
1967-1986

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Series III: NYU

Scope and Contents

Series III contains materials from committees, clubs and other NYU related materials not directly associated with courses taught by Falnes and lecture notes, exam blanks, assignments, seating charts, and other materials related to Falnes' teaching functions.

Administrative

Scope and Contents

Subseries 1 contains materials from committees, clubs and other NYU related materials not directly associated with courses taught by Falnes.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 19 Activism -- Vietnam and Labor Issues
1967-1978
Box: 4 Folder : 20 Associated Press Clipping
1936-1977
Box: 4 Folder : 22 Correspondence -- Alexander Baltzly and Dean Joseph Park
1943-1948
Box: 4 Folder : 24 Directing Committee
1955-1959
Box: 4 Folder : 25 Educational Policy Committee
1960-1968
Box: 4 Folder : 26 Gallatin Division/Program on Coordinated Liberal Studies
1962-1963
Box: 4 Folder : 27 Hall of Fame for Great Americans
1964-1975
Box: 4 Folder : 28 Honorary Historical Society
1957-1966
Box: 4 Folder : 29 Religious Course Committee
1949-1966
Box: 4 Folder : 35 University Christian Association
1956-1966
Box: 4 Folder : 36 Washington Square College Memoranda and Procedures
1949-1976
Box: 4 Folder : 37 Washington Square College Miscellaneous
1937-1976
Box: 4 Folder : 38 Washington Square College -- Personnel and College Miscellaneous
1932-1966

Courses

Scope and Contents

Subseries 2 contains lecture notes, exam blanks, assignments, seating charts, and other materials related to Falnes' teaching functions.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Archaeology, Anthropology and Psychology - Darwin and Early Anthropo-Psychologists (General and Class Notes)
undated, 1961
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Class Seating Charts
1932-1960
Box: 5 Folder : 3 European Migration
1960s
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Exams and Assignments
1919-1962
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Graduate Theses and Oral Exams
1948-1965
Box: 5 Folder : 6 History 1 -- Exams
1927-1962
Box: 5 Folder : 7 History 1 -- Notes, Exams Articles and Other Class Materials
1959-1966
Box: 5 Folder : 8 History 1 -- Notes, Exams and Clippings
1930-1959
Box: 5 Folder : 9 History 2 -- Exams
1928-1962
Box: 5 Folder : 10 History 2 -- Exams, Lecture Notes, Reading Lists
1947-1963
Box: 5 Folder : 11 History 8 -- Exams
1927-1928
Box: 5 Folder : 12 History 10 -- Lecture Notes
1939-1941
Box: 5 Folder : 13 History 11 -- Renaissance and Reformation Lecture Notes
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 14 History 13 -- Lecture Notes (1 of 2)
circa 1920s-1960s
Box: 5 Folder : 15 History 13 -- Lecture Notes (2 of 2)
circa 1920s-1960s
Box: 5 Folder : 16 History 13 and 14 -- Clippings and Readings
1943-1966
Box: 5 Folder : 17 History 13 and 14 -- Exams and Other Class Material
1949-1963
Box: 5 Folder : 19 History 14 -- Lecture Notes
1933-1965
Box: 5 Folder : 20 History 33 -- Bibliographies
1950-1967
Box: 5 Folder : 21 History 261 -- Western and Russian Interests in the Baltic - The Estates on the Rhine
1929-1965
Box: 5 Folder : 24 History 261/262 -- The Great Northern War (Launching)
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 25 History 261/262 -- Notes, Reading Lists, Assignments
1948-1964
Box: 5 Folder : 26 History 261/262 -- Swedish-Polish Instability - Estates vs. The Prince
1944-1962
Box: 5 Folder : 27 History 262 -- Livonia
Undated, 1961
Box: 5 Folder : 28 History 269 -- 19th Century Germany Class Notes
circa 1950s-1960s
Box: 5 Folder : 29 History 269 -- Articles and Reviews
1925-1952
Box: 5 Folder : 30 History 269 -- Class Material
1954-1957
Box: 5 Folder : 31 History 269 -- Class Notes
circa 1950s-1960s
Box: 5 Folder : 32 History 269 -- Europe and Germany (General and Bibliography) 1 of 2
1951-1966
Box: 6 Folder : 1 History 269 -- Europe and Germany (General and Bibliography) 2 of 2
1951-1966
Box: 6 Folder : 2 History 277 -- Democracy Articulate - Associational Emphasis ("The Causes")
1950-1962
Box: 6 Folder : 3 History 277 -- Liberalism, Materialism, Physical Science and Positivism
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 4 History 277/59 -- The Impact of Darwinism
1949-1963
Box: 6 Folder : 5 History 277/278 -- Realism and Naturalism - Religion on the Wane
1949-1954
Box: 6 Folder : 6 History 278 -- Anthropo-Geography and Early Geopolitics; Shephard Imperialism
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 7 History 278 -- Classes, Nations, Races - Social Darwinism
undated, 1947
Box: 6 Folder : 8 History 278 -- Doubt and Disillusionment
1961-1969
Box: 6 Folder : 9 History 278 -- French Novel as an Expression of Conflicting Thought (Traian Stoianovich)
1948 May
Box: 6 Folder : 10 History 278 -- Imperialism and Geopolitics
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 11 History 278 -- Leadership and Democracy
1962-1968
Box: 6 Folder : 12 History 278 -- Nationalism, Racialism and Zionism
1975-1977
Box: 6 Folder : 13 History 278 -- Newtonism on the Defensive (Science vs. God)
1940-1965
Box: 6 Folder : 14 History 278 -- Optimism and Progress - Notes and Clippings
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 15 History 278 -- Religion Makes a Turn-About
1947-1967
Box: 6 Folder : 16 History 278 -- Socialism/Liberalism on the Defensive - Marx, Engels, Fabians, etc.
undated, 1950-1964
Box: 6 Folder : 18 History 278 -- Symbolism and Expressionism
1959-1968
Box: 6 Folder : 19 History 278/59 -- Liberalism on the Defensive -- Interventionism-Statism
Undated
Box: 6 Folder : 20 History 278/277
1950-1963
Box: 6 Folder : 21 History 278/277 -- Bohemianism - the Attack on Western Civilization
1960-1966
Box: 6 Folder : 23 History 278/277 -- Book Lists, Outlines, Exam Notes
1961-1966
Box: 6 Folder : 24 History 278/277 -- Class Notes, Book Lists, Exams
1947-1966
Box: 6 Folder : 27 History 278/277/59 -- Notes, Outlines
Undated
Box: 6 Folder : 28 History 377 -- Seminar on 19th Century Europe Notes
Undated
Box: 6 Folder : 29 History 377/78
1961-1964
Box: 6 Folder : 31 History 377/78 -- Class Material and Notes
1955-1964
Box: 6 Folder : 32 History 377/78 -- Notes, Book Lists, etc.
1962-1964
Box: 6 Folder : 33 History 2200 -- Exams, Syllabus and Administrative Material
1963-1966
Box: 6 Folder : 35 History 2200 -- Class Notes 1 of 2
Undated
Box: 6 Folder : 36 History 2200 -- Class Notes 2 of 2
Undated
Box: 6 Folder : 37 Imperialism Lectures -- Notes, Citations 1 of 2
1950s-1960s
Box: 6 Folder : 38 Imperialism Lectures -- Notes, Citations 2 of 2
1950s-1960s
Box: 6 Folder : 39 Lecture Notes -- Crimean War
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 40 Lecture Notes -- Totalitarism
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 41 Lecture Notes -- World War I and the New Balance of Power
undated
Box: 17 Folder : 10 Map Test
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 42 Nietzsche -- General and Class Notes
1965-1966
Box: 6 Folder : 43 Sociology -- General and Class Notes
1963-1976
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Unidentified Class Notes 1 of 2
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Unidentified Class Notes 2 of 2
undated

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Series IV: Personal

Scope and Contents

Series IV contains material from Falnes' youth in Minnesota, a large assortment of travel postcards, family related correspondence and photographs and a large number of personal diaries.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Archival Management Certificate
1958
Box: 7 Folder : 5 Biographic File -- Documents for Emeritus Status
1962-1966
Box: 7 Folder : 6 Biographic File -- Retirement
1966-1970
Box: 7 Folder : 7 Biographic File -- Vita
1933-1975
Box: 17 Folder : 9 Bunad - Doll Cutout
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 8 Vitas and Biographical Sketches for Publication
1941-1984
Box: 7 Folder : 9 Columbia University (Dissertation), 1 of 2
1925-1934
Box: 7 Folder : 10 Columbia University (Dissertation), 2 of 2
1925-1949
Box: 7 Box : 11 Correspondence -- Berg (Estate Matters)
1932-1974
Box: 7 Folder : 12 Correspondence -- Christmas and Seasons Greeting Cards, 1 of 2
1948-1950
Box: 7 Folder : 13 Correspondence -- Christmas and Seasons Greeting Cards, 2 of 2
1948-1950
Box: 7 Folder : 14 Correspondence -- Falnes, Augusta (1 of 2)
1938-1947
Box: 7 Folder : 15 Correspondence -- Falnes, Augusta (2 of 2)
1947-1958
Box: 7 Folder : 16 Correspondence -- Falnes, Hans J.
1921-1952
Box: 7 Folder : 17 Correspondence -- Falnes, Hans J.
1917-1947
Box: 7 Folder : 18 Correspondence -- Family History and Other Miscellaneous (1 of 3)
1928-1971
Box: 7 Folder : 19 Correspondence -- Family History and Other Miscellaneous (2 of 3)
1971-1987
Box: 7 Folder : 20 Correspondence -- Family History and Other Miscellaneous (3 of 3)
1936-1988
Box: 7 Folder : 21 Correspondence -- Mathieson, Evelyn (1 of 4)
1935-1950
Box: 7 Folder : 22 Correspondence -- Mathieson, Evelyn (2 of 4)
1952-1967
Box: 7 Folder : 23 Correspondence -- Mathieson, Evelyn (3 of 4)
1968-1976
Box: 7 Folder : 24 Correspondence -- Mathieson, Evelyn (4 of 4)
1976-1980
Box: 7 Folder : 25 Correspondence -- Miscellaneous
1943-1952
Box: 14 Diary 1
1918 November-1919 August
Box: 14 Diary 2
1919 August-1920 April
Box: 14 Diary 3
1920 April-1921 November
Box: 14 Diary 4
1921 November-1922 November
Box: 14 Diary 5
1922 November-1924 February
Box: 14 Diary 6
1924 February-1926 March
Box: 14 Diary 7
1926 March-1927 July
Box: 14 Diary 8
1927 July-1928 September
Box: 14 Diary 10
1930
Box: 14 Diary 11
1932
Box: 14 Diary 12
1934
Box: 14 Diary 13
1934 June
Box: 14 Diary 14
1936
Box: 14 Diary 15
1936
Box: 15 Diary 16
1937
Box: 15 Diary 17 -- 1937 Motor Trip to Mexico
1937
Box: 15 Diary 18
1938
Box: 15 Diary 19
Circa 1939-1940
Box: 15 Diary 20
Circa 1939-1940
Box: 15 Diary 21
1941
Box: 15 Diary 22
1942
Box: 15 Diary 23
1943
Box: 15 Diary 24
1944
Box: 15 Diary 25
1945
Box: 15 Diary 26
1946
Box: 15 Diary 27
1947
Box: 15 Diary 28
1948
Box: 7 Folder : 26 Diary -- Miscellaneous
1946-1949
Box: 7 Folder : 27 Diary -- Miscellaneous
1922-1934
Box: 7 Folder : 28 Driver Licences
1940-1953
Box: 19 Folder : 1 Dyer B. Lake
undated; 1927-1955
Box: 19 Folder : 1 Dyer B. Lake
1945 February 28
Box: 19 Folder : 2 Falnes, Augusta -- Anacostia (E. Washington Baptist Church)
1942-1947
Box: 19 Folder : 3 Falnes, Augusta -- Childhood, School and Other Miscellaneous
1908-1986
Box: 19 Folder : 4 Falnes, Augusta -- Inheritance from Oscar Berg
1972-1973
Box: 18 Falnes, Augusta -- New York School of Interior Decoration Album
undated; 1936-1942
Box: 19 Folder : 5 Falnes, Augusta -- New York School of Interior Decoration Home Study Course, 1 of 3
1931-1936
Box: 19 Folder : 6 Falnes, Augusta -- New York School of Interior Decoration Home Study Course, 2 of 3
1929-1936
Box: 19 Folder : 7 Falnes, Augusta -- New York School of Interior Decoration Home Study Course, 3 of 3
1934-1936
Box: 19 Folder : 8 Falnes, Augusta -- Notebooks on James and Anna of Denmark
undated
Box: 18 Falnes, Augusta -- Sketchbook
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 9 Falnes, Augusta -- Truman OPA Letter
1944-1945
Box: 7 Folder : 29 Falnes' Grades, Report Cards and Exams (First Grade to Graduate School)
1902-1940
Box: 7 Folder : 30 Falnes' Reports and Exams as Student (1 of 2)
1920-1926
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Falnes' Reports and Exams as Student (2 of 2)
1920-1926
Box: 8 Folder : 2 Flaskerud Family Reunion Notices
1939-1986
Box: 8 Folder : 3 Graduation and Commencement Invitations (1 of 2)
1915-1926
Box: 8 Folder : 4 Graduation and Commencement Invitations (2 of 2)
1912-1922
Box: 8 Folder : 5 Invitations and Announcements (1 of 2)
1915-1963
Box: 8 Folder : 6 Invitations and Announcements (2 of 2)
1917-1948
Box: 8 Folder : 7 Job Queries
1927-1953
Box: 8 Folder : 8 Invitations
1953-1959
Box: 8 Folder : 9 Leland Stanford Junior University Diploma of Graduation
1922
Box: 8 Folder : 10 Miscellaneous Postcards, Letters, and Invitations (1 of 2)
1938-1965
Box: 8 Folder : 11 Miscellaneous Postcards, Letters, and Invitations (2 of 2)
1936-1954
Box: 17 Folder : 7 One View Master Reels
undated
Box: 16 Folder : 1 Photographs -- Family
undated
Box: 16 Folder : 2 Photographs -- Family
undated; 1950
Box: 16 Folder : 3 Photographs -- Family and Travel
1966 December
Box: 16 Folder : 4 Photographs -- New York and Travel
undated
Box: 16 Folder : 5 Photographs -- New York and Travel
undated
Box: 17 Folder : 1 Photographs -- Scandinavia
undated
Box: 17 Folder : 8 Photographs -- School
undated
Box: 16 Folder : 6 Photographs -- Travel
undated; 1939-1947
Box: 16 Folder : 7 Photographs -- Travel
1947-1948
Box: 8 Folder : 12 The Seville --11 Cornelia Residence (sketches)
undated
Box: 17 Folder : 2 Slides -- Denmark, Belgium and Netherlands IV
undated
Box: 17 Folder : 3 Slides -- Italy II
undated
Box: 17 Folder : 4 Slides -- Norway V
undated
Box: 17 Folder : 5 Slides -- Norway VI
undated
Box: 17 Folder : 6 Slides -- Sweden, France and Germany
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 13 Travel -- Ephemera
1961
Box: 8 Folder : 14 Travel -- Europe Postcard Views (1 of 4)

Processing information

The postcards in these four folders were formerly stored in a box labeled "Box 1."

undated
Box: 8 Folder : 15 Travel -- Europe Postcard Views (2 of 4)
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 16 Travel -- Europe Postcard Views (3 of 4)
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 17 Travel -- Europe Postcard Views (4 of 4)
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 18 Travel -- Europe Postcards (1 of 4)

Processing information

The postcards in these four folders were formerly stored in a box labeled "Box 2."

undated
Box: 8 Folder : 19 Travel -- Europe Postcards (2 of 4)
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 20 Travel -- Europe Postcards (3 of 4)
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 21 Travel -- Europe Postcards (4 of 4)
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 22 Travel -- Guides
1949-1961
Box: 8 Folder : 23 Travel -- Guides and Other Miscellaneous, 1 of 2
1955-1961
Box: 8 Folder : 24 Travel -- Guides and Other Miscellaneous, 2 of 2
1939-1961
Box: 8 Folder : 25 Travel -- Guides from 1934 Trip to Europe, 1 of 2
1928-1938
Box: 8 Folder : 26 Travel -- Guides from 1934 Trip to Europe, 2 of 2
undated, 1936
Box: 8 Folder : 27 Travel -- Loose Postcards (Denmark)
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 1 Travel -- Loose Postcards (Denmark and Norway)
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 2 Travel -- Loose Postcards (Great Britain, etc.)
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 3 Travel -- Loose Postcards (Mixed)
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 4 Travel -- Loose Postcards (United States)
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 5 Travel -- Photo Guides
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 6 Travel -- Receipts and Memorabilia, 1 of 2
1947-1967
Box: 9 Folder : 7 Travel -- Receipts and Memorabilia, 2 of 2
1947-1967
Box: 9 Folder : 8 Travel -- United States Postcards (1 of 4)

Processing information

The postcards in these four folders were formerly stored in a box labeled "Box 3."

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Box: 9 Folder : 9 Travel -- United States Postcards (2 of 4)
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Box: 9 Folder : 10 Travel -- United States Postcards (3 of 4)
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Box: 9 Folder : 11 Travel -- United States Postcards (4 of 4)
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Box: 19 Folder : 16 Travel -- United States and Europe Postcards and Photos

Processing information

The postcards in these four folders were formerly stored in a box labeled "Box 4."

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Box: 9 Folder : 12 W -- Notepad of Books Acquired
circa 1918-1925
Box: 9 Folder : 13 W -- Spencer Apartment Residence
1948-1977
Box: 9 Folder : 14 Wood Lake Centennial
1984-1985
Box: 9 Folder : 15 World War II Ration Book
circa 1941-1945

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Series V: Professional

Scope and Contents

Series V contains materials from Falnes' professional activities unrelated to New York University, mostly his involvement in AHA and UNNRA.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 9 Folder : 16 AHA -- 1955 Baltic Conference
1955-1956
Box: 9 Folder : 17 AHA -- Conferences
1965-1966
Box: 9 Folder : 18 AHA -- 1957 Conference
1955-1958
Box: 9 Folder : 19 AHA -- 1957 Conference - Accommodations
1957-1958
Box: 9 Folder : 20 AHA -- 1957 Conference - Executive Secretary (Boyd C. Shafer)
1957-1958
Box: 9 Folder : 21 AHA -- 1957 Conference - Program Committee (Arthur P. Whitaker)
1957-1958
Box: 9 Folder : 22 AHA -- 1957 Conference - Program Committee (Carl E. Schorske)
1957-1958
Box: 9 Folder : 23 AHA -- 1957 Conference - Program Committee (Charles Hallberg)
1957-1958
Box: 9 Folder : 24 AHA -- 1957 Conference - Program Committee (David Donald)
1957-1958
Box: 9 Folder : 25 AHA -- 1957 Conference - Program Committee (Edgar Johnson)
1957-1958
Box: 9 Folder : 26 AHA -- 1957 Conference - Program Committee (Edmund S. Morgan)
1957-1958
Box: 9 Folder : 27 AHA -- 1957 Conference - Program Committee (Eugene Boardman)
1957-1958
Box: 9 Folder : 28 AHA -- 1957 Conference - Program Committee Memoranda
1957
Box: 9 Folder : 29 AHA -- 1957 Conference - Proposals and Correspondence A-C
1957-1958
Box: 9 Folder : 30 AHA -- 1957 Conference - Proposals and Correspondence D-G
1957-1958
Box: 9 Folder : 31 AHA -- 1957 Conference - Proposals and Correspondence H-L
1957-1958
Box: 9 Folder : 32 AHA -- 1957 Conference - Proposals and Correspondence M-R
1957-1958
Box: 9 Folder : 33 AHA -- 1957 Conference - Proposals and Correspondence S-Z
1957-1958
Box: 10 Folder : 1 AHA Editorials -- Correspondence
1934-1949
Box: 10 Folder : 2 AHA Editorials -- Correspondence
1950-1965
Box: 10 Folder : 3 AHA Editorials -- Correspondence
1952-1970
Box: 10 Folder : 4 AHA Editorials -- Correspondence
1965-1986
Box: 10 Folder : 5 Contemporary Scandinavia - Universal Education and Visual Arts
1966-1967
Box: 10 Folder : 6 Government Employment
1941-1946
Box: 10 Folder : 7 Lund Conference
1961
Box: 10 Folder : 8 National War College (1 of 2)
1955
Box: 10 Folder : 9 National War College (2 of 2)
1955-1956
Box: 10 Folder : 10 OSS, International Services of Information Foundation, and Other Miscellaneous
1943-1976
Box: 10 Folder : 11 School of Military Government
1942-1943
Box: 10 Folder : 12 Travel Arrangements and State Department
1946
Box: 10 Folder : 13 UNRRA
1944-1956
Box: 10 Folder : 14 UNRRA -- A History of the Fellowship Program
1947
Box: 10 Folder : 15 UNRRA -- Certificate and Letter
1947 July
Box: 10 Folder : 16 UNRRA -- Event Photographs
circa 1946-1948
Box: 10 Folder : 17 UNRRA -- Fellows
1946
Box: 10 Folder : 18 UNRRA -- Fellows Correspondence
1946-1949
Box: 10 Folder : 19 UNRRA -- Fellows Memos and Field Reports
1946-1947
Box: 10 Folder : 20 UNRRA -- Fellowship Committee
1944-1948
Box: 10 Folder : 21 UNRRA -- Fellowship Committee Correspondence and Summaries
1947-1967
Box: 10 Folder : 22 UNRRA -- Fellowship Program Essay (1 of 2)
1948-1953
Box: 10 Folder : 23 UNRRA -- Fellowship Program Essay (2 of 2)
1968
Box: 10 Folder : 24 UNRRA -- Fellowship Program History (1 of 2)
circa 1949-1967
Box: 10 Folder : 25 UNRRA -- Fellowship Program History (2 of 2)
circa 1949-1967
Box: 10 Folder : 26 UNRRA -- Fellowship Section Budget
1946-1947
Box: 10 Folder : 27 UNRRA -- Reports and Correspondence (1 of 2)
1946-1947
Box: 10 Folder : 28 UNRRA -- Reports and Correspondence (2 of 2)
1946-1953
Box: 10 Folder : 29 UNRRA -- UN Miscellaneous
1947-1968
Box: 20 New York University mug

Scope and Contents

ID Number: 522. Description: part of MC 135 (Oscar Falnes Papers). Creator/Donor/Subject: MC 135.

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Series VI: Subject Files

Scope and Contents

Series VI contains research materials assembled by Falnes, mainly clippings.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 30 Book and Publication Reviews (not by Falnes)
1961-1965
Box: 10 Folder : 31 British Imperialist Thought (Newcomb College Thesis)
1966
Box: 10 Folder : 32 Congo
1955-1962
Box: 10 Folder : 33 Congo Historical Background (For Trip)
1882-1911
Box: 10 Folder : 34 Denmark
1942-1948
Box: 11 Folder : 1 Imperialism (1 of 2)
1959-1986
Box: 11 Folder : 2 Imperialism (2 of 2)
1941-1963
Box: 11 Folder : 3 Maps of Germany
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 4 Minnesota
1949-1986
Box: 11 Folder : 5 Minnesota, Woodlake and Hanley Falls
1950s-1980s
Box: 11 Folder : 6 Miscellaneous Publications
1971
Box: 11 Folder : 7 Nationalism
1927-1980
Box: 11 Folder : 8 New York City Preservation and Development (1 of 4)
1971-1985
Box: 11 Folder : 9 New York City Preservation and Development (2 of 4)
1961-1979
Box: 11 Folder : 10 New York City Preservation and Development (3 of 4)
1952-1976
Box: 11 Folder : 11 New York City Preservation and Development (4 of 4)
1933-1974
Box: 11 Folder : 12 New York City Preservation and Development
1960s-1980s
Box: 11 Folder : 13 Norway Clippings
1926-1947
Box: 11 Folder : 14 Norwegian flag
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Box: 11 Folder : 15 NY Verd
1978 November
Box: 11 Folder : 16 Racism (1 of 2)
1964-1982
Box: 11 Folder : 17 Racism (2 of 2)
1963-1964
Box: 11 Folder : 18 Romanticism (1 of 2)
1930-1985
Box: 11 Folder : 19 Romanticism (2 of 2)
1928-1975
Box: 11 Folder : 20 World War II in Denmark
1940-1963
Box: 11 Folder : 21 World War II in Finland
1939-1946
Box: 11 Folder : 22 World War II in Norway (1 of 2)
1939-1945
Box: 11 Folder : 23 World War II in Norway (2 of 2)
1939-1945
Box: 11 Folder : 24 World War II -- Norwegian Publications (1 of 2)
1941-1944
Box: 11 Folder : 25 World War II -- Norwegian Publications (2 of 2)
1941-1942
Box: 11 Folder : 26 World War II in Scandinavia
1943-1946
Box: 11 Folder : 27 World War II in Sweden
1939-1945

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Series VII: Writings

Scope and Contents

Series VII contains notes, drafts, essays and other written materials produced by Falnes.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 28 Book and Article Reviews (1 of 2)
1933-1934
Box: 11 Folder : 29 Book and Article Reviews (2 of 2)
1930-1962
Box: 12 Folder : 1 Book Reviews (1 of 3)
1931-1973
Box: 12 Folder : 2 Book Reviews (2 of 3)
1938-1965
Box: 12 Folder : 3 Book Reviews (3 of 3)
1965-1968
Box: 12 Folder : 4 Christian Lange Essay (1 of 2)
1969
Box: 12 Folder : 5 Christian Lange Essay (2 of 2)
1969-1970
Box: 12 Folder : 6 Charles Pearson Essay
1952
Box: 12 Folder : 7 Charles Pearson (European Progress and 'Superior' Races) Essay
1954-1958
Box: 12 Folder : 8 Diary of a Dying Empire Review
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Box: 12 Folder : 9 Ethnicity Essay - Notes and Research
1981-1986
Box: 12 Folder : 10 Ethnicity Essay, "On Both Sides of the Hyphen" -- Notes and Background
1973-1983
Box: 12 Folder : 11 Fellowship Study
1925-1927
Box: 12 Folder : 12 Grolier (1 of 2)
1960-1961
Box: 12 Folder : 13 Grolier (2 of 2)
1960-1975
Box: 12 Folder : 14 Grolier and Cowles Entries (Drafts, Rewrites and Notes)
1964-1973
Box: 12 Folder : 15 Grolier and Other Encyclopedia Entries (1 of 2)
1951-1970
Box: 12 Folder : 16 Grolier and Other Encyclopedia Entries (2 of 2)
1951-1970
Box: 12 Folder : 17 Grolier Original Drafts and Corrections (1 of 2)
Circa 1958-1970
Box: 12 Folder : 18 Grolier Original Drafts and Corrections (2 of 2)
Circa 1958-1970
Box: 12 Folder : 19 Lewis Caso Paper
circa 1920s
Box: 12 Folder : 20 Libelled Viking Fracas
1930-1932
Box: 12 Folder : 21 Manuscript Reviews
1947-1975
Box: 12 Folder : 22 Miscellaneous Essays and Articles
1935-1942
Box: 12 Folder : 23 New York Times Editorials
1948-1963
Box: 12 Folder : 24 Notes and Drafts -- A Fellowship in the Twenties 1926-1927 (1 of 3)
1926-1980
Box: 12 Folder : 25 Notes and Drafts -- A Fellowship in the Twenties 1926-1927 (2 of 3)
1926-1980
Box: 12 Folder : 26 Notes and Drafts -- A Fellowship in the Twenties 1926-1927 (3 of 3)
1926-1977
Box: 12 Folder : 27 Notes and Drafts -- Abstracted Materials (1 of 3)
1917-1922
Box: 12 Folder : 28 Notes and Drafts -- Abstracted Materials (2 of 3)
1923-1926
Box: 12 Folder : 29 Notes and Drafts -- Abstracted Materials (3 of 3)
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Box: 12 Folder : 30 Notes and Drafts -- Anarchism, Economics and Political Science
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Box: 12 Folder : 31 Notes and Drafts -- Baltic Peoples
1950s-1960s
Box: 12 Folder : 32 Notes and Drafts -- Baltic Sea Rivalry-Early and Modern
1945-1961
Box: 12 Folder : 33 Notes and Drafts -- Baltics and Russification
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Box: 12 Folder : 34 Notes and Drafts -- Columbus
undated; 1939
Box: 12 Folder : 35 Notes and Drafts -- Counter-Reformation
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Box: 12 Folder : 36 Notes and Drafts -- Danish-Portugal Voyages (Skolp)
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Box: 12 Folder : 37 Notes and Drafts -- Darwin and Democracy (Prof. Weissman)
1950s-1960s
Box: 12 Folder : 38 Notes and Drafts -- Darwinism in Human Society - Mutual Aid Tradition Darwinian Ethic
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Box: 12 Folder : 39 Notes and Drafts -- Denmark to 1940
1927-1950s
Box: 12 Folder : 40 Notes and Drafts -- Early Expansion in the Baltic
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Box: 12 Folder : 41 Notes and Drafts -- Educational Calendar
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Box: 12 Folder : 42 Notes and Drafts -- Environmentalism and Its Emphasis
circa 1950s-1960s
Box: 12 Folder : 43 Notes and Drafts -- Ethics Reevaluated - Darwin to Nietzsche
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Box: 13 Folder : 1 Notes and Drafts -- European Center Personnel
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Box: 13 Folder : 2 Notes and Drafts -- Greenland
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Box: 13 Folder : 3 Notes and Drafts -- Hansa, The
1927-1971
Box: 13 Folder : 4 Notes and Drafts -- Inter-Parliamentary Union
undated; 1969
Box: 13 Folder : 5 Notes and Drafts -- Larsen-Bobi
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Box: 13 Folder : 6 Notes and Drafts -- Livonian Collapse
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Box: 13 Folder : 7 Notes and Drafts -- Miscellaneous Draft
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Box: 13 Folder : 8 Notes and Drafts -- Miscellaneous Early Typed Draft
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Box: 13 Folder : 9 Notes and Drafts -- Missions and Imperialism
undated; 1967
Box: 13 Folder : 10 Notes and Drafts -- Napoleonic Period and Carl Johan to 1844
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Box: 13 Folder : 11 Notes and Drafts -- Nationalism
1920s-1980s
Box: 13 Folder : 12 Notes and Drafts -- Neutrality Tradition - Maritime Problems
1937-1964
Box: 13 Folder : 13 Notes and Drafts -- Norway to 1940
1933-1958
Box: 13 Folder : 15 Notes and Drafts -- Philosophy, History, Sociology - Reaction to Positivism
1948-1962
Box: 13 Folder : 14 Notes and Drafts -- Paul Christian Sinding
1959
Box: 13 Folder : 16 Notes and Drafts -- Power Adjustment Around 1900
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Box: 13 Folder : 17 Notes and Drafts -- Psychology and Social Psychology
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Box: 13 Folder : 18 Notes and Drafts -- Reformation
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Box: 13 Folder : 19 Notes and Drafts -- Romanticism
1930s-1980s
Box: 13 Folder : 20 Notes and Drafts -- Schleswig and the Peace Treaty (1 of 2)
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Box: 13 Folder : 21 Notes and Drafts -- Schleswig and the Peace Treaty (2 of 2)
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Box: 13 Folder : 22 Notes and Drafts -- Schleswig-Holstein Issue
1954-1970
Box: 13 Folder : 23 Notes and Drafts -- Section I Original
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Box: 13 Folder : 24 Notes and Drafts -- Sofus Larsen Hypothesis
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Box: 13 Folder : 25 Notes and Drafts -- Survey
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Box: 13 Folder : 26 Notes and Drafts -- Sweden to 1940
circa 1940-1950s
Box: 13 Folder : 27 Notes and Drafts -- Swedish Bid for Empire
1950s-1960s
Box: 13 Folder : 28 Notes and Drafts -- The Teutonic Order
circa 1955-1968
Box: 13 Folder : 29 Notes and Drafts -- Vikings
1967-1980
Box: 13 Folder : 30 Notes and Drafts -- World War II and Slavic Hegemony
undated; 1951
Box: 13 Folder : 31 Norway Reports -- Rough Drafts and Miscellaneous, 1 of 2
circa 1940-1945
Box: 13 Folder : 32 Norway Reports -- Rough Drafts and Miscellaneous, 2 of 2
circa 1940-1945
Box: 13 Folder : 33 Oder-Neisse Line
1951-1967
Box: 13 Folder : 34 Paul Christian Sinding Journal Article
1960
Box: 13 Folder : 35 Publication Listings (Northern Europe) (1 of 3)
1927-1938
Box: 13 Folder : 36 Publication Listings (Northern Europe) (2 of 3)
1938-1958
Box: 13 Folder : 37 Publication Listings (Northern Europe) (3 of 3)
1958-1965
Box: 13 Folder : 38 Scandinavia Miscellaneous
1945-1963
Box: 13 Folder : 39 Scandinavian Reports
1942-1943
Box: 13 Folder : 40 Scandinavian Reports (1 of 2)
1943
Box: 13 Folder : 41 Scandinavian Reports (2 of 2)
1943
Box: 13 Folder : 42 Scandinavian Reports
1943 September-November
Box: 19 Folder : 10 Scandinavian Reports
1943 November-1944 March
Box: 19 Folder : 11 Scandinavian Reports
1944 March-May
Box: 19 Folder : 12 Speech Notes
1934-1942
Box: 19 Folder : 13 Thoughts on Current Issues
1967-1984
Box: 19 Folder : 14 Translation of "Niccolo Machiavelli" by Hans E. Kinck
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Box: 19 Folder : 15 Watergate
1973-1974

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Series VIII: Films, circa 1937-1954

Scope and Contents

Series VIII contains film footage of different cities and countries around the world including Paris, San Francisco, and Mexico. Also included is footage of the 1939 World's Fair.

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