Series 10 - Manuscripts and publications

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UTA 1797-1-10

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Manuscripts and publications

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  • 1878-2009, predominant 1938-2009 (Creation)

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1.24 m of textual records, publications, and sound recordings

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This series documents the activities relating to the Professor Spencer’s writings, including correspondence, draft of manuscripts, offprints, and reviews, arranged in chronological order by date of publication. At the end of this series are files on a number of uncompleted books, for which research notes and partial manuscripts exist. Research notes have been selectively retained, primarily where there is attached correspondence regarding and notes on photocopied material.

Professor Spencer did research and some writing for three books that were never published. For The SPD Godesburg Program, 1959, the research files included photocopies of issues of News from Germany (October 1959 through 1960), many documents from the Archiv der Sozialen Demokartie and other archives in Germany, and hundreds of press clipping from the German press between 1958 and 1961. Photocopies of the newsletters and the press clippings from German archives and other sources have not been kept. For the archival sources, only the covering lists for photocopies have been retained. Published material with annotations and/or with attached notes, correspondence, and bibliographic cards have also been kept. Accompanying them are two audiotapes of interviews done in May of 1983 with Sigmund Miller, Stefan Thomas and Willie Brandt.

For the second proposed book, Deutsche Bund, 1815-1866, a small sampling of material with covering notes from German and Austrian archives has been kept, along with notes on 5” x 8” file cards, and bibliographic cards.

The third project was Professor Spencer’s uncompleted PhD thesis, the working title of which was ‘Great Britain and Egypt, 1878-1885’. The research files consist of a small selection of British Blue Books for the years 1878-1882. Photocopied material from Foreign Office records was discarded, though the references were kept.

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For file listing, see Appendix 7 in the attached PDF finding aid.

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B2010-0024/013-/018

Retrieval code

B2013-0005/017-/019

Retrieval code (sound recordings)

B2013-0005/001S-/002S

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