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Werner, Max, 1901-

Werner (pseudonym of Alexander Schifrin) was a Russian native who was exiled to Germany (1923-1933) and subsequently lived in France (1933-1939) and the United States (1940-1951).

Consists of selected papers of Werner. Included are notes, outlines, and chapter drafts for a projected book on the international military, political, and strategic problems arising from World War II and the post-war period, positing the thesis that in the event of a world conflict with atomic weapons neither Russia nor the United States could win. With a working title of THE NEW BALANCE OF POWER, most of the material concerns military issues. Also present are copies of his syndicated column (1948-1949), "The Course of the World," articles, bibliographies, and a large file of newspaper clippings used as source material.

Materials are arranged into two series -- the first is a collection of papers from Max Werner. The second is the records collected by Ruth Lowe and given to the library in 1968.

Consists of two gifts to the library. One gift was received as a deposit prior to 1968 and officially made a gift in 1989 by Tamar Wann (nee Kazman); the second was given to the library by Ruth N. Lowe, a friend of Tamar Kazmann, Werner's heir, in 1968. A note in the box mentions that 26 boxes of "Max Werner Archives" were sent to the Foundation for World Government.

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There is no indication that any physical processing took place for this collection. When the original deposit was accessioned as a gift in 1989 the collection became the "Max Werner Papers" and the second 1968 gift became "Max Werner Additional Papers". The finding aid for this collection integrates both and they are shelved together at the Mudd Manuscript Library. A finding aid was created from a MARC record in 2007.

There is no indication that materials were separated from this collection.

Publisher
Public Policy Papers
Finding Aid Date
2007
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

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Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents

These records mostly consist of writings, clippings and notes collected during the writing of Werner's book, The New Balance of Power.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged roughly in the following order: syndicated newspaper columns; THE NEW BALANCE OF POWER--outlines, chapter drafts; articles, notes, drafts; war files clippings; miscellaneous notes and clippings.

Physical Description

8 boxes

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1 box

1948, 1948. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1948-1949, 1948-1949. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

Outline, Chapters I-XI, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Research Notes, Chapter I, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Research Notes, Chapter II and III, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Draft, Chapter III, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Draft, Chapter IV, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Draft; Chapter V, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Draft; Chapter VI, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Draft; Chapter VII, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Draft; Chapter VIII, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Draft; Chapter IX, undated. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Draft; Chapter X, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Outlines, Drafts, Chapter XI, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Outlines, Drafts, Chapter XII, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Articles for Script, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Catalogue of Reference Materials, Chapters I-XI, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Outlines, Chapter Drafts, 1945. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Edited Drafts, 1941. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Economist Statistics, Fall, 1948. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts; Volume II, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Research Notes Catalogue, Chapters I-XI, 1949-1950. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Research Notes Catalogue, 1948. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Research Notebooks, 1951. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Research Notebook, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Newspaper Clippings, circa 1940-1950. 6 folders.
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6 folders

Newspaper Clippings, circa 1940-1950. 7 folders.
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7 folders

Research Notes, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Chapter VIII Notes, Drafts, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Outlines and Notes, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Bibliography, 1944. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Files and Notes, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Military of Today" Draft, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Outlines, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes and Letters, 1950. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Time, Newsweek Memos, 1944-1946. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Minutes, Notes, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Chapters IV-V Notes, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

French Bibliography, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

File Notes, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Triangle Files," Newspaper Clippings, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Newspaper Clippings, circa 1950. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Square Files," Newspaper Clippings, circa 1950. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Cross Files," Newspaper Clippings, circa 1950. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Hydrogen Bomb" Notes and Clippings, circa 1949-1950. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes and Clippings on Korea, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

References To Roman Numeral Files, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Miscellaneous" Drafts and Articles, circa 1950. 3 folders.
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3 folders

Articles and Speeches, circa 1950. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Files for Book, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Triangle File" References, circa 1951. 1 folder.
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1 folder

File References, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Newspaper Clippings, circa 1950-1951. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Syndicate Articles, 1950-1951. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Syndicate Columns, 1950-1951. 1 box.
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1 box

Notes and Outlines, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes, 1933 December. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes, circa 1930-1940. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"We Can Keep Germany Beaten", 1944 September. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes, circa 1948. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Chapter Outlines and Bibliographies, 1948 May. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes, Outlines, Drafts, circa 1945-1950. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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2 boxes

China in North Korea, 1950. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1950 December, 1950 December. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Atomic War, circa 1945-1950. 6 folders.
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6 folders

"M File", 1949-1950. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"I File", 1949-1950. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"J-K File", circa 1950. 4 folders.
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4 folders

"N File", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"O File", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"P File", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"R File", circa 1950. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"S File", circa 1950. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"T File", circa 1950. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"U File", circa 1950. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Scope and Contents

Consists of a 1968 addition to Werner's papers, inculding correspondence of Werner in English and German, mainly from 1930 to 1940; three articles--"The Course of the War," "The Psychology of the Soldier," and "What Kind of Hard Peace?"; and clippings, notebooks, and printed matter.

Arrangement

Any information about arrangement by archivists at the Mudd Library has been lost -- these materials do not appear to be in any particular order.

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2 boxes

Max Werner CV, Biography, NYT Obituary, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Archives and Book Files, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

1933-1935, 1933-1935. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1940-1949, 1940-1949. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1934-1951, 1934-1951. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Russian, 1941. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Course of the War," Typescript, 1943 September. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Psychology of the Soldier," Typescript, 1944 May. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"What Kind of Hard Peace?," Typescript, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Newspaper Clippings, 1943-1951. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notebooks, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The New Balance of War Draft and Outline, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Photograph Including Max Werner, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Max Werner: The Man And the Thinker," Raymond Walsh, Monthly Review, 1951 February. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence on Winston Churchill, 1950. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence To And From Fred Kelly, circa 1959. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence To And From Walter Lippman, circa 1950. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Little, Brown & Company Contract, 1943 January. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Modern Age Books Contract, 1944 July. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Birth Certificate, 1901. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Hava Scifirin Visa Application, 1948-1950. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Max Scifirin Visa Application, 1945-1946. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Royalty Statement, Viking Press, 1943. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Newspaper Clippings Concerning Max Werner, 1941. 1 folder.
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1 folder

English Language Study Book, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Photographs Of Max Warner, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Print, Suggest