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Horst Mendershausen Papers


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The Horst Mendershausen Papers consist of select materials from six decades of Mendershausens personal and professional life as an economist and political scientist.


Mendershausen, Horst
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1.0 cubic ft. (about 1.0 boxes)

Born in Koethen, Germany in 1911, Horst Mendershausen obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Geneva in 1937 and received a Rockefeller Fellowship for post-graduate study in Norway and the United States the following year. During Dr. Mendershausens long career in economics and politics, he served as a professor at Bennington College; an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank; an economist and assistant chief of price control for the U.S. Military Government for Germany in Berlin in the immediate post-World War II years; a consultant for the United Nations Division of Economic Stability and Development; a lecturer at the University of California, Los Angles; and as a senior social scientist and later a consultant for The RAND Corporation. He authored numerous books, articles, and reports, some published by The RAND Corporation.

Dr. Mendershausen died in 2003 and was survived by his wife Elfriede and sons Philip and Ralph.

The Horst Mendershausen Papers contain biographical materials, correspondence, reports, subject files related to his publications, article reprints, and clippings.

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

Horst Mendershausen's son Ralph Mendershausen donated all the materials in this collection to the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives.2016

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EAD file created, 2016

Encoded in EAD by Conversion and encoding by ArchProteus, 2014

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, Horst Mendershausen Papers, 1930-1999. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Mendershausen Papers).