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Frieda Wunderlich Papers

1920-1941

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Abstract

Wunderlich taught at the New School for Social Research and was an authority on farm labor in Germany and the Soviet Union. The bulk of the collection consists of publications of Frieda Wunderlich, primarily in the anti-Hitler periodical Soziale Praxis, which she edited from 1923 until she emigrated to the United States in 1933.

Summary

Creator:
Wunderlich, Frieda, 1884-1965
Date Coverage:
1920-1941
Quantity:
1 cubic ft.

Frieda Wunderlich was one of ten German professors brought to the United States by the New School for Social Research in 1933 to form the Graduate Faculty of the New School, also known as the "University in Exile".

Frieda Wunderlich was born in Berlin Germany on November 8, 1884. She received her doctorate in economics from the University of Freiburg in 1919 and became a professor at the Handelshochschule in Berlin shortly after graduation.

Wunderlich became one of the leading women figures in pre-Hitler Germany, holding positions in the Berlin City Council and the Prussian State Parliament. In 1930 she was appointed to Judge of the German Supreme Court for Social Welfare.

During the years from 1923 to 1933, she was the editor of the anti-Hitler publication Soziale Praxis, to which she contributed numerous articles on social welfare, unemployment and labor. In 1926 she published Produktivität, which received a great deal of attention not only in Germany, but in the United States as well.

After leaving Hitler's Germany to come to New York and the New School for Social Research in 1933, Wunderlich remained on the faculty for the next two decades. In 1939, she became the first woman in the United States to be elected as Dean of a graduate school when she was elected Dean of the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science of the New School. Dr. Wunderlich wrote a series of books on labor and social problems, eight of which were published in the United States and include: Labor under German Democracy (1940), Arbitration, 1918-1933 (1940), British Labor and the War (1941), German Labor Courts (1946), and Farm Labor in Germany, 1810-1945 (1961).

Chronology of Events:
1884Born in Berlin, Germany on November 8.
1919Received a doctorate in economics from the University of Freiburg.
1919-1933Professor at the Handelshochschule, Berlin.
1923-1933Editor of Soziale Praxis, an anti-Hitler political weekly.
1925Became a member of the Berlin City Council and the Prussian Landtag for the Deutsche Demokratische Partei (DDP).
1926Publication of Produktivität.
1930Appointed to Judge of the German Supreme Court for Social Welfare. Promoted to Professor at the Berufspädagogisches Institut, Berlin.
1933Brought over from Germany as an expert in social policy by the New School for Social Research.
1933-1954Member of the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science of the New School for Social Research.
1939January 4 - Elected Dean of the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science, the first woman dean of an American graduate school.
1965Died on December 9 in East Orange, New Jersey.

The Frieda Wunderlich Papers have been divided into five series: 1) Biographical materials, 1927-1931; 2) Correspondence, 1926-1930; 3) Protokolls and transcripts of meetings, 1928-1931; 4) Unpublished writings, speech texts, 1927-1933; and 5) Published writings of Frieda Wunderlich, 1920-1941.

The bulk of the collection consists of publications of Frieda Wunderlich, primarily in the anti-Hitler periodical Soziale Praxis, which she edited from 1923 until she emigrated to the United States in 1933. In addition, there are several typescripts of speeches delivered by Wunderlich in Germany during the years 1927-1933. The collection contains only a few letters (primarily concerned with speeches delivered by Dr. Wunderlich), but does contain numerous clippings documenting Dr. Wunderlich's activities during the years 1927-1931.

The collection is organized as follows:

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All items in this manuscript group were transferred to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, from the New School for Social Research in New York in 1979.

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Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Frieda Wunderlich Papers, 1920-1941. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as [shortened name]).

Contents of Collection

Quantity:  7 file folders

This series consists primarily of newspaper clippings about Dr. Wunderlich's activities, promotions, and lectures delivered during the years 1927 to 1931.

Arranged chronologically.

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1 1Clippings about Wunderlich1927

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1 2Clippings pertaining to the 40. Deutscher Fürsorgetag1927 May

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1 3Clippings about Wunderlich1928

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1 4Clippings about Wunderlich1929

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1 5Clippings about Wunderlich1930

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1 6Clippings about Wunderlich1931

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1 7Lecture announcements1928-1931
Quantity:  1 file folder

Primarily correspondence relating to lectures.

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1 8Correspondence primarily dealing with lectures given by WunderlichUndated

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1 8aSimon, Helene1929
Quantity:  6 file folders

This series contains transcripts of testimonies of Frieda Wunderlich before sessions of the Landstag and other governmental representative bodies.

Arranged chronologically.

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1 9Protokolls of meetings1928-1930

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1 10"Amtlicher stenographischer Bericht über die Sitzung der Berliner Stadtverordnetenversammlung am 3. Mai 1928". Printed transcript of Wunderlich's testimonyUndated

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1 11"Amtlicher stenographischer Bericht über die Sitzung der Berliner Stadtverordnetenversammlung am 17. März 1930". Printed transcript of Wunderlich's testimonyUndated

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1 12"Außerordentliche Sitzung am 29. April 1930". Printed transcript of Wunderlich's testimonyUndated

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1 13"Preußischer Landtag 198. Sitzung am 31. Januar 1931". Printed transcript of Wunderlich's testimonyUndated

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1 14"Preußischer Landtag Sitzung am 26. November 1931". Printed transcript of Wunderlich's testimonyUndated
Quantity:  9 file folders

This series contains primarily texts of lectures delivered by Dr. Wunderlich from 1927 to 1933.

Arranged chronologically.

BoxFolderContentsDate

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1 15"Verordnung über die Fürsorgepflicht vom 3. Februar 1924"Undated

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1 16Miscellaneous speech textsca. 1927

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1 17"Der Produktivitätsbegriff"Undated

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1 18Speech on "Wirtschaft, Sozialpolitik und Wohlfahrtspflege"ca. 1927

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1 19Speech on German welfare system1928 March 20

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1 20Speech on "Sozialpolitik und Wohlfahrtspflege"Undated

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1 21Speech on productivity1931

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1 22Speech on "Socialpolitik und Arbeitsrecht"1932 April 21

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1 23"Die deutsche Sozialversicherung"1932

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1 24"Social Insurance in Germany". German version of "Die deutsche Sozialversicherung"1932 July 9-1932 July 10

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1 25"Reform der Arbeitslosenversicherung"1932

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1 26Speech on "Berufsschulen"1932

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1 27Speech on unemployment insurance1932

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1 28Speech on unemployment1933 April 7
Quantity:  44 file folders

This is the largest series in the collection and contains primarily publications by Wunderlich in the periodical Soziale Praxis, which she also edited for over ten years, 1923-1933. Also included in this series are reviews of Wunderlich's writings.

Arranged chronologically.

BoxFolderContentsDate

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1 29"Die gleitende Lohnskala"Deutsche Tiefbau-Zeitung, No. 37, 340-34215 September 1920

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1 30"Teuerungszahlen"Deutsche Tiefbau-Zeitung, No. 38, 348-34922 September 1920

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1 31"Sozialpolitik und Wirtschaftspolitik. Betrachtungen über den Ort der Sozialpolitik"Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt, No. 31, 707-7102 August 1923

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1 32"Aus den deutschen Gewerbeaufsichtsberichten. (Sachsen, Württemberg, Hamburg, Braunschweig), I, II, IV, V, VI"Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt, No. 28, 29, 34, 35, 3912 July-27 September 1923

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1 33"Deutschlands 'soziales Dumping'"Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt, No. 9, 161-16428 February 1924

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1 34"Der Streit um das 'Soziale Dumping'. Zur Auseinandersetzung über den Abbau der Sozialpolitik"Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt, No. 17, 337-34114 April 1924

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1 35"Die Sozialpolitik in der Schweiz"Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt, No. 36, 743-7454 September 1924

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1 36"Nelsons Sozialpolitik I, II, III"Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt, No. 48-5027 November-11 December 1924

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1 37"Ein Gang durch die deutsche Heimarbeitausstellung 1925"Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt, No. 19-257 May-18 June 1925

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1 38"Die Denkschrift der Vereinigung der deutschen Arbeitgeberverbände zur Lohnfrage"Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt, No. 26, 567-57125 June 1925

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1 39"Psychoshysische Arbeitsforschung"Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt, No. 38, 836-83917 September 1925

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1 40"Stand und Entwicklungsmöglichkeiten der Fabrikpflege in Deutschland"Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt, No. 49, 1107-11103 December 1925

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1 41"Die Sozialpolitik der Schweiz"Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt, No. 3, 64-6821 January 1926

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1 42"Der Weltbund für Frauenstimmrecht", Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt, No. 26, 645-64630 June 1926

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1 43"Die Heimatarbeit nach den Berichten der Gewerbeaufsichtsbeamten. I"Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt, No. 27, 674-6788 July 1926

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1 44"Die Frage der Verhütung der Arbeitslosigkeit durch Beeinflussung der Volkswirtschaft"Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt, No. 30, 753-75429 July 1926

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1 45"Die Frage des Verhältnisses der unproduktiven zu den produktiven Arbeitskräften"Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt, No. 32, 805-80712 August 1926

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1 46"Aus den Berichten der Gewerbeaufsichtsbeamten (Preußen, Bayern, Sachsen, Baden, Württemberg, Braunschweig, Hamburg) für das Jahr 1925"Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt, No. 31, 32, 34, 35, 385 August-23 September 1926

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1 47"Neue Ergebnisse der Ermüdungsforschung"Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt, No. 36, 914-9189 September 1926

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1 48"Die wirtschaftliche Lage der Arbeitnehmer in der Schweiz und die sozialpolitische Entwicklung im Jahre 1925"Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt, No. 45, 1140-114411 November 1926

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1 49Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt. Scattered issues1923-1926

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1 50"Dienstverhältnisse und Ausbildung der Arbeitsvermittler"Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt, No. 5, 107-1113 February 1927

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1 51"The German Accidental Death or (Personal Injury) Insurance"Welfare Work, 29-391927 February

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1 52"Der Entwurf eines Gesetzes zur Abänderung der Arbeitszeitverordnung"Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt, No. 10, 241-24210 March 1927

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1 53"Schlußwort zur Diskussion um Cassel"Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt, No. 16, 395-39721 April 1927

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1 54"Aus den Berichten der Gewerbeaufsichtsbeamten (Preußen, Bayern, Sachsen, Baden, Württemberg, Braunschweig, Hamburg, Thüringen, Oldenburg) für das Jahr 1926, I -- X", No. 36-458 September-10 November 1927

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1 55"Die endgültige Festsetzung der Grenzen der Landesarbeitsämter"Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt, No. 46, 1156-115817 November 1927

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1 56"Die Arbeit von Kindern, Jugendlichen und Frauen. Aus den Berichten der Gewerbeaufsichtsbeamten für das Jahr 1926"Fortschritte der Gesundheitsfürsorge, No. 61928

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1 57"Evangelische Wirtschaftsethik"Soziale Praxis. Zentralblatt für Sozialpolitik und Wohlfahrtspflege, No. 6, 121-1279 February 1928

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1 58"Sozialpolitische Selbstverwaltung. II. Zur Problematik"Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt, No. 41, 969-97411 October 1928

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1 59"Worte zur sozialen Arbeit". Excerpt fromDer Kampf um die Sozialversicherung, in Soziale Arbeit, Ausgabe A, No. 14, [1]12 April 1930

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1 60"Der Einfluß der Rationalisierung auf die Arbeitnehmer nach den Berichten der Gewerbeaufsichtsbeamten für das Jahr 1927"Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt, No. 42, 4318-25 October 1928

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1 61"Vom Sinn der Wohlfahrtspflege. Gedanken zur Jubiläumstagung des Deutschen Vereins für öffentliche und private Fürsorge"Soziale Praxis und Archiv für Volkswohlfahrt, No. 47, 1104-110620 November 1930

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1 62"Jastrow, Ignaz"ca. 1931-1932

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1 63"Die Kreditkrise"Soziale Praxis. Zentralblatt für Sozialpolitik und Wohlfahrtspflege, No. 31, 1009-101330 July 1931

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1 64"Weltkrise"Soziale Praxis. Zentralblatt für Sozialpolitik und Wohlfahrtspflege, No. 41, 1361-13688 October 1931

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1 65"Die Zweite Internationale Konferenz für Soziale Arbeit. II (Schluß)"Soziale Praxis. Zentralblatt für Sozialpolitik und Wohlfahrtspflege, No. 30, 28 July 1932, 936-945; "Die deutsche Wirtschaft nach Lausanne", 945-951Undated

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1 66Soziale Praxis. Zentralblatt für Sozialpolitik und Wohlfahrtspflege. Scattered issues1933

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1 67"The Tragedy of Unionism in Germany"The Management Circle, 16, 201941 February

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5.40: Reviews of writings by Frieda WunderlichUndated
1 (5-Published writings of Frieda Wunderlich)68    

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  "Der Kampf um die Sozialversicherung"
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1 (5-Published writings of Frieda Wunderlich)69    

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  "Der Zweck der Wirtschaft"
1924
1 (5-Published writings of Frieda Wunderlich)70    

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   Produktivität
1926
1 (5-Published writings of Frieda Wunderlich)71    

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  "Krisenursachen -- Krisenüberwindung"
1931
1 (5-Published writings of Frieda Wunderlich)72    

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   Versicherung, Fürsorge und Krisenrisiko
1932