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Otto E. Pfeiffenberger papers, 1939-1950

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0992
Bib ID 4079213 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Pfeiffenberger, Otto E
Title Otto E. Pfeiffenberger papers, 1939-1950
Physical Description 5 boxes (5 boxes)
Language(s) English , German .
Access

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Arrangement

Arrangement

Not organized.

Description

Summary

The collection includes seven volumes of scrapbooks containing clippings on current affairs roughly between 1939 and 1950 with particular reference to the trials of the German War Criminals at Nuremberg and the state of Germany after World War II. Also, general items on President Franklin Roosevelt and U.S. foreign policy. There are several complete copies of newspapers folded and inserted in the scrapbooks. The second and more important part of the collection consists of typescripts of Dr. Pfeiffenberger's writings. These occupy one and one-half manuscript boxes (Boxes 4 and 5). Included are about 45 pages of poetry in German, about 120 pages of selected stories of New York Life (in German), about 30 pages on The European State-System, 1848-1890 (in German), 127 pages of manuscript entitled "The Spirit of the Code of Hammurabi" (this is a preliminary draft in English of a short book or article by Pfeiffenberger), about 305 pages of typescript on "Compensation in the Western Zone of Germany" by Pfeiffenberger, Dr. H. Klein, and Dr. Klavehn-Berndt (there are many changes and notes in script, and this item is accompanied by another typescript of approximately the same size on the same subject), and several other items.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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); Otto E. Pfeiffenberger 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

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/89.

Subject Headings

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"ArchivedGRID"
Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
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"CUL Collections:"
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Europe -- Politics and government -- 1789-1900 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Germany -- History -- 1945-1955 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hammurabi, King of Babylonia Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Law -- Iraq -- Babylonia Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Law -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Law offices -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Law, Ancient Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nuremberg Trial of Major German War Criminals, Nuremberg, Germany, 1945-1946 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nuremberg War Crime Trials, Nuremberg, Germany, 1946-1949 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Roosevelt, Franklin D (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- Foreign relations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
War crime trials -- Germany Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 -- Reparations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Attorney, legal scholar. The late Dr. Pfeiffenberger was born in Germany and expatriated himself in the late 1930s, coming to this country where he continued the practice of law and his legal studies and writing in New York City.