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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biographical Note

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Irwin Abrams papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1900-2005
    Collection Number: 83025
    Creator: Abrams, Irwin, 1914-2010
    Physical Description: 35 manuscript boxes (14 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Speeches and writings, correspondence, reports, minutes, bulletins, newsletters, curricular material, and other printed matter, relating to activities of the American Friends Service Committee, international volunteer work camps, conscientious objection during World War II, education in Germany, international educational and cultural exchanges, especially between the United States and East and West Germany, and the Nobel Peace Prize.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Irwin Abrams papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1983.


    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 http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . 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.

    Access Points

    American Friends Service Committee.
    Volunteer workers in community development.
    Work camps.
    World War, 1939-1945.
    World War, 1939-1945--Conscientious objectors.
    World War, 1939-1945--United States.
    Germany (East)--Relations--United States.
    United States--Foreign relations.
    United States--Relations--Germany (East)
    United States--Relations--Germany (West)
    Germany (West)--Relations--United States.
    Intellectual cooperation.
    International education.
    Nobel prizes.

    Biographical Note

    1914, February 24 Born, San Francisco, California
    1934 B.A., Stanford University
    1935 M.A., Harvard University
    1938 Ph.D., Harvard University
    1938-1943 Instructor, Department of History, Stanford University
    1943-1946 Director of Training, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)
    1946-1947 Director, Quaker Overseas Work Camps (AFSC)
    1947-1949 Assistant Professor, Antioch University
    1949-1951 Associate Professor, Antioch University
    1951-1979 Professor, Department of History, Antioch University
    1953 Specialist, Exchange Program, U.S. State Department, Germany
    1955-1971 Member, Board of Directors, Antioch Review
    1956-1957 Chairman, International Student Seminars, AFSC, Switzerland and Yugoslavia
    1956-1964 Educational Director, Shipboard Programs of Council on Student Travel
    1961 Fulbright Lecturer, University of Cologne, Germany
    1964 Chairman, International Student Seminars, AFSC, Hungary
    1965-1967 Director, Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA) Seminars, Yugoslavia
    1970 Co-director, GLCA Seminars
    1970-1973 Member, Board of Directors, Council on International Educational Exchange
    1972 Coordinator, Curriculum Materials Team, GLCA Seminars
    1972-1975 Director, GLCA-Antioch European Team in Comparative Urban Studies
    1976 Co-director, Task Force on International Education of International City Management Association
    1976-1978 Vice president, International Society for Educational, Cultural and Scientific Interchanges (ISECSI)
    1978-1982 President, ISECSI
    1979 Co-chairman, Project on International Exchange Research of German Academic Exchange Service and ISECSI
    1979-1981 Distinguished University Professor, Antioch University
    1981- Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, Antioch University
    1988 Author, The Nobel Peace Prize and the Laureates, 1901-1987