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Ernst Jäckh papers, 1900-1961

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0655
Bib ID 4078934 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Jäckh, Ernst
Title Ernst Jäckh papers, 1900-1961
Physical Description 13 linear feet (6 boxes 16 file boxes 12 scrapbooks)
Language(s) German .

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This collection is arranged into 6 series.



Correspondence, manuscripts, memorabilia, photographs, and printed materials. The correspondence consists of letters relating to the publication and review of Jäckh's books, articles, and book reviews and typescript copies of letters by Hans Jäckh. There are manuscripts for his articles, lectures and speeches as well as clipping files of book reviews and articles by and about Jäckh in the European and North American press. The bulk of the collection is written and printed in German and deals with the Balkans and the Near East before 1920, including the Balkan War of 1912-1914, and the Turkish Revolution. Of particular interest are manuscripts and articles describing his land travels between 1903 and 1913 with the German fleet and on hot air balloons. Other topics covered include the Hocjschule für Politik, German labor unions, German-European relations, European attitudes towards the United States, and his literary works. There are also some manuscripts dealing with the Balkans and the Near East during World War II. An extensive file of photographs depicts, Albania, Asia Minor, Baghdad, the Balkans, Constantinople, Genoa, the German naval fleet, the Hochschule für Politik, hot air balloons, Italy, the Mediterranean, Turkey, the Turkish Revolution, the United States, Versailles, and Weimar. There are books from Jäckh's library, some with marginal notes, some signed and inscribed to him as well as copies of his own works.

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Ernst Jäckh papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Processed Christina Hilton Fenn 07/--/89.

Revision Description

2010-02-15 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

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Announcements Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Lectures Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Manuscripts (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Authors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Baghdad (Iraq) -- Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Balkan Peninsula Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bulgaria -- Politics and government Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- Faculty Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Genoa (Italy) -- Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Germany -- Armed forces Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Germany -- Politics and government Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hochschule für Politik München Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hot air balloons Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Istanbul (Turkey) -- Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Jäckh, Hans Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Journalists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Labor unions -- Germany Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Law -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mediterranean Sea -- Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Middle East -- Politics and government Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Political science -- Research Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Political science -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Political scientists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Turkey -- Foreign relations -- Germany Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Turkey -- History -- Revolution, 1908 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- Foreign public opinion Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Versailles (France) -- Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Weimar (Thuringia, Germany) -- Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Author and academic. (1875-1959), was born in Urach, Germany. He promoted the German-Turkish Alliance (1908-1914), founded the German Turkish Association (1912), and became professor of Turkish history at the University of Berlin (1914). Jäckh was a member of the diplomatic service during World War I, and, with Friedrich Naumann, an organizer of the liberal movement in Germany (1902-1912). He helped found the German League of Nations and the Hochschule für Politik. Jäckh emigrated to Britain in the 1930s and held the position of international director of the New Commonwealth Institute until 1940 when he became Professor of Public Law and Government at Columbia University, specializing in the politics of Germany, the Balkans, and the Middle East. His published books include: Albanian War; Der Austeigende Halbmonde; Background of the Middle East; Deutschland im Orient; and Des Goldenen Pflug.