Emeny, Brooks, 1901-1980

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Brooks Emeny was a prominent international relations scholar who specialized in American foreign policy during the second World War. Born in Salem, Ohio, in 1901, Emeny attended Governor Dummer Academy and Mercersburg Academy before entering Princeton University in 1918. After graduation, he went abroad as a Carnegie Fellow in international law, studying at the Sorbonne in Paris, the London School of Economics, the Konsular Akadamie in Vienna, and the University of Madrid. When he returned to the U.S., he taught government at Yale University, but he left the post to devote himself entirely to writing and research. In 1934, he published The Strategy of Raw Materials: A Study of American Peace and War, a seminal work that became a standard text for the United States Military Academies. Emeny served as advisor to the Cultural Relations Division of the Office of Inter-American Affairs and American delegate to numerous conferences. In 1947, he was appointed president of the Foreign Policy Association, which exists to educate the public about foreign policy. Between 1957 and 1980, he served on the advisory council of the Woodrow Wilson School. Emeny died in 1980.

From the guide to the Brooks Emeny Papers, 1921-1980, 1940-1980, (Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Brooks Emeny correspondence, 1958-1960 University of Oregon Libraries. Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Emma (Moffat) McLaughlin Papers, 1927- 1967 Bancroft Library
referencedIn Raymond Leslie Buell Papers, 1915-1984, (bulk 1920-1946) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Emeny, Brooks, 1901-1980. Brooks Emeny collection, 1921-1980 (bulk 1940-1980) Princeton University Library
creatorOf Council on World Affairs. Letters, 1946, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn John Foster Dulles oral history collection, 1964-1967 Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections.Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. Public Policy Papers.
creatorOf Brooks Emeny Papers, 1921-1980, 1940-1980 Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections.Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. Public Policy Papers.
referencedIn Buell, Raymond Leslie, 1896-1946. Raymond Leslie Buell papers, 1915-1981 (bulk 1920-1946). Library of Congress
referencedIn Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949. Papers, 1872-1949 Houghton Library
referencedIn Hudson, Manley Ottmer, 1886-1960. Papers, 1894-1960 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
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associatedWith Atlantic Council of the United States. corporateBody
associatedWith Atlantic Treaty Association. corporateBody
correspondedWith Buell, Raymond Leslie, 1896-1946. person
associatedWith Cleveland Council on World Affairs. corporateBody
associatedWith Council on Foreign Affairs. corporateBody
associatedWith Council on World Affairs. corporateBody
associatedWith Foreign Policy Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Hudson, Manley Ottmer, 1886- person
associatedWith Institute of Pacific Relations. corporateBody
correspondedWith McLaughlin, Emma Moffat, 1880-1968 person
associatedWith Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. corporateBody
correspondedWith Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949 person
associatedWith Wilkie, Wendell L. (Wendell Lewis), 1892-1944 person
associatedWith Willkie, Wendell L. (Wendell Lewis), 1892-1944 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
United States
World politics--20th century
American history/20th century
Presidents--United States--Election--1940
Government and Politics
Raw materials--United States--20th century
Presidents--United States--Election--1944
Cold War
Raw materials--20th century


Birth 1901-07-29

Death 1980


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