Papers of Heinrich Brüning, 1930-1980 (inclusive).


Papers of Heinrich Brüning, 1930-1980 (inclusive).

Contains correspondence, memoirs, memoranda, engagement books, daily journals, notes, manuscripts, drafts, articles, lectures, speeches, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other papers relating mainly to the period after Brüning left Germany and came to the United States. Includes materials relating to Brüning's chancellorship of Germany (1930-1932); his relationship to President von Hindenburg, and events leading up to Brüning's dismissal by von Hindenburg; the political, economic, and social climate of Germany after the First World War; the Treaty of Versailles, and German reparations and disarmament; German economic policies and the German labor movement; the rise of the Nazis to power and the plight of refugees during the Second World War; Brüning's commentary and analysis of Allied and Axis war strategies; employment of German emigrés; post-war conditions in Germany and Brüning's views on recovery and reunification; and personal correspondence with relatives and friends. Also includes some papers of Claire Nix, Brüning's secretary and executrix. For information on component parts of collection, see Harvard Archives LOCATION below.

16.5 cubic feet of mss. in 49 containers


SNAC Resource ID: 8182070

Harvard University, Archives

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Brüning was Chancellor of Germany, 1930-1932. From the description of [Letter] 1937 Nov. 9 [to] Henry A. Yeomans / H. Brüning. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 174550453 Chancellor of Germany, 1930-1932. From the description of Heinrich Brüning letters, 1946-1958. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754871669 Heinrich Brüning was chancellor of Germany from 1930 to 1932, and was Littauer Professor of Public Administration at Harvard from 1939 to 1952. ...