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Arnold Hutschnecker Papers


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Papers of longtime friend and therapist of Richard M. Nixon, author of The Will to Live.


Hutschnecker, Arnold A., 1898-
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5 cubic ft.

Arnold Hutschnecker, was born in Austria in 1898 and served during World War I before studying psychiatry at Humboldt University of Berlin. Practicing first in Berlin, his opposition to the Nazi governement let him to emigrate to to New York in 1938.

Hutschnecker gained notoriety for his 1951 book The Will to Live which became a bestseller and attracted Senator Richard M. Nixon as a client in 1952. Hutschnecker remained Nixon's personal therapist, friend, and consultant through his years as President. Hutschnecker later became known for his public stances on the psychology of political leaders and criminals as children.

The collection includes correspondence, including copies of letter to and from Richard M. Nixon; publications by Hutschnecker; newspaper clippings; diaries; photographs; Richard Nixon materials, including a copy of Hutschnecker's unpublished typescript, "Richard Nixon: His Rise to Power His Self Defeat."

The collection is unprocessed and is likely disorganized. Individual items may be difficult to find.

All items in this manuscript group were donated to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives

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Published: 2017-04-14 12:35:34 -0400

Encoded in EAD by Gregory Wiedeman, 2015

Archival materials can be view in-person during business hours in our reading room, located on the top floor of the Science Library on the Uptown Campus.

We can also deliver digital scans for remote research for a fee.

Access to this collection is restricted because it is unprocessed. Portions of the collection may contain recent administrative records and/or personally identifiable information. While it is likely that portions of the collection may be viewed, access must be managed by an archivist.

Copyright Statement

The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives will provide information about copyright owners and other restrictions, but the legal determination ultimately rests with the researcher. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Arnold Hutschnecker Papers, 1925-1994. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Hutschnecker Papers).