Scope and Content Note
Title: Daniel Lerner collection
Date (inclusive): 1914-1949
Collection number: 46019
Lerner, Daniel, 1917- , collector
87 manuscript boxes, 1 envelope
(36.4 linear feet)
Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Reports, correspondence, pamphlets, leaflets, and radio transcripts, relating to Allied propaganda in Europe during World
War II, analysis of German propaganda, evaluation of wartime German morale, and German public opinion during the postwar Allied
occupation. Includes reports of interrogations of German prisoners of war.
Collection is open for research.
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[Identification of item], Daniel Lerner collection, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.
Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1946.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find
the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at
. Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number
of boxes listed in this finding aid.
Daniel Lerner (1917-1980), author and professor of sociology, worked as Chief Editor of the Psychological Warfare Division,
SHAEF (1944-1945), and as Chief of Intelligence of the Information Control Division, OMGUS (1945-1946).
Scope and Content Note
Daniel Lerner (1917-1980), author and professor of sociology, gathered a portion of the collection in 1944-1945 when he worked
as Chief Editor of the Psychological Warfare Division, SHAEF (1944-1945), and as Chief of Intelligence of the Information
Control Division, OMGUS (1945-1946).
He supplemented the collection with materials he found during his two trips to Europe in 1946-1947 and in 1948 while he was
Research Director of the International Studies Center at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University.
Lerner's book, entitled
Sykewar: Psychological Warfare against Germany (New York: George W. Stewart, 1949), is partially based on the collection materials.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the repository's online public access catalog.
Prisoners of war.
World War, 1939-1945.
World War, 1939-1945--Germany.
World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons.
World War, 1939-1945--Propaganda.
World War, 1939-1945--Psychological aspects.