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   Ernst Jäckh Papers, 1900-1961

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Preferred Citation

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

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4078934 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Jäckh, Ernst.
Title:Ernst Jäckh Papers, 1900-1961
Physical description:13 linear ft. (ca. 2,000 items in 6 boxes, 16 file boxes, 12 scrapbooks).
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection has no restrictions. This collection is located on-site.  More information »



This collection is arranged into 6 series:

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Scope and Content

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.

Series I: Correspondence, Manuscripts Memorabilia

Subseries I.1: Correspondence

Subseries I.2: Manuscript

Subseries I.3: Memorabilia

Series II: Photographs and Printed Materials

Subseries II.1: Photographs

Subseries II.2: Printed Materials

Series III: Photographs

Series IV: Manuscripts and Printed Materials

Series V: Scrapbooks

Series VI: Books from the Library of Ernst Jäckh

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Using the Collection


Access Restrictions

This collection has no restrictions.

This collection is located on-site.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

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

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Processed 07/--/89 Christina Hilton Fenn

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2010-02-15 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Baghdad (Iraq)--Photographs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Balkan Peninsula.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bulgaria--Politics and government.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
College teachers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University--Faculty.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Genoa (Italy)--Photographs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Germany--Armed Forces.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Germany--Politics and government.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hochschule für Politik München.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hot air balloons.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Istanbul (Turkey)--Photographs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Jäckh, Hans.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Labor unions--Germany.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Law--Study and teaching.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Mediterranean Sea--Photographs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Middle East--Politics and government.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Political science--Research.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Political science--Study and teaching.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Political scientists.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Turkey--Foreign relations--Germany.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Turkey--History--Revolution, 1909.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States--Foreign public opinion.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Versailles (France)--Photographs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Weimar (Thuringia, Germany)--Photographs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

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.

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