Clarence A. Berdahl Papers, 1920-89
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Brief Description: Papers of Clarence Arthur Berdahl (1890-1989), political science professor (1925-59) and chairman (1942-48) including correspondence; statistical and narrative reports by department and university committees; addresses, lectures and talks to professional and political groups; evaluations and recommendations of applicants for academic or government positions and related material. Correspondence concerns the American Association of University Professors (1945-58), American Political Science Association (1928-58), American Society of International Law (1940-58), Committee on Journalism School (1938-47), Political Science Department (1933-50), Graduate College (1933-58), Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations (1946-49), Midwest Conference of Political Scientists (1939-58), Midwest Seminar on U.S. Foreign Policy (1952-58), publishers (1927-47), University Senate (1932-49), Social Science Division (1934-39), Star Course (1956-59), Illinois Studies in the Social Sciences (1941-56), Foreign Relations of the United States advisory committee (1957-67) and diplomatic historians. The series includes propaganda materials of the Deutsche Fiche-Bund (1936-40) and the Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies (1940-42); Army Specialized Training Program in Foreign Area and Language Studies (1943-45); publications (1920-52) on international relations, political parties and elections (1919-1989); records of London O.S.S. Service in World War II (1944) and the San Francisco United Nations Conference (1945); comprehensive files including clippings, correspondence, political cartoons and publications on congress, conservatism, elections, Electoral College, impeachment, political parties, campaigns, caucuses, conventions, Convention reform (1968-72), international organizations, the Ku Klux Klan, national committees, platforms, slate-making, the United Nations, United States foreign policy, veto power and Yalta. The series also includes correspondence related to Berdahl's retirement (1958), Fulbright applications (1958-61), the Saturday Hikers (1943-81), and personal finances (1960-89).
Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at]
Record Series Number: 15/18/22
Created by: Berdahl, Clarence A. (Clarence Arthur) (1890-1990)
Volume: 63.4 cubic feet
Acquired: 7/23/64;5/9/66;1/20/67;2/9/67;3/5/67;11/14/77;5/97
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Arrangement: alpha by subject or correspondent & chrono thereunder
Subject Index
American Association of University Professors
American Political Science Association
American Society of International Law
Army Specialized Training Program
Communist Party, U.S.A.
Democratic Party
Electoral College
Ethiopia - History and Geography
Faculty Papers
Foreign Policy
Foreign Relations
Germany - Politics and Government
Graduate College
Hiking Club
Illinois Politics
International Police
International Relations
Journalism, School of
Labor and Industrial Relations, Institute of
Norway - History and Geography
Norwegian American Historical Assoc.
Political Campaigns
Political Conventions
Political Financing
Political Parties
Political Platforms
Political Scientists, Midwest Conference of
Presidents, United States
Republican Party
Social Science
Star Course
Third Parties
United Nations
University Senate
World Court
World War II - Diplomacy and Politics
World War II - Intelligence, Morale and Propaganda
World War II - Military Government and Peace
World War II - Service and Training
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]