The papers of Bertha von Suttner include a comprehensive series of correspondence covering the years 1870-1914. They also include her diaries for 1897-1914 as well as her literary manuscripts and newspaper articles on events relating to political and peace movements of that time.Bertha von Suttner
The Fried Papers consist of a wide variety of documents relating to Fried's personal life and professional career.
Fried's private and professional correspondence has, with the exception of those letters received during the First World War, been almost completely preserved. It starts in 1880 with letters that Fried, while residing in Hamburg, received from his family and from friends, and it ends in 1921. The best documented periods are those from 1892 to 1914, and those from 1919 to 1921. Special mention must be made of the numerous letters, postcards, and billets addressed over 23 years by Bertha von Suttner to A. H. Fried. A like completeness cannot be stated as regards Fried's manuscripts of books, brochures, articles and speeches. The years 1892 to 1903 in particular are rather sparsely covered.
This series is comprised of 322 titles (including 15 duplicate copies, which are not individually numbered) and contains pamphlets, reprints, brochures, leagal texts, bulletins, books, congress publications, theses, newspaper clippings and session protocols. The publications range in date from 1884 to 1955 (with greatest coverage in the 1920s and 1930s) and are written in 11 different langauges, some items having several translations. They deal with questions of prosititution, the main topics being campaigns against the state regulation of prostitution and venereal diseases.
This series contains publications on Droit International and is comprised of 264 titles ranging in date from 1897 to 1971 (with greatest coverage in the 1920s and 1930s), containg brochures, bulletins, documents, Festschriften, journals, pamphlets, reprints and theses. Duplicate copies (16) and periodical issues (15) are included but not indifucually numbered. Publications concern 30 different countries and are written in 10 different languages, some items having several translations. All topics relate to International Law and include: the roles and rights of Diplomats; principles of the Geneva Convention; individual rights; international congresses; needs for, uses of and codification of International Law; government documents and reports of mediated disputes and tribunal documents; member lists; nationality laws; navigation and territory rights (water and air); the question of neutrality; political ideologies; schools of INternational Law in France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, the U.S., and The Hague; sovereignty of peoples; trade laws; treaties; treaty-making powers of countries and issues relating to the World Court and World peace in general.
Many of these items are rare even though reprints and government documents may possibley be available elsewhere. However, this collection is very useful and interesting for researchers working on International Law questions.
The publications range in date from 1903 to 1949 although most of the documents date from the late 1920s and the 1930s. Most documents are written in English or French, some in German and very few in other languages. They deal mostly with child aid organizations, children as war victims, the legal status of children, conferences on these issues, children's homes and also birth control and the protection of mothers.
Newspapers, press clippings, pamphlets, magazines, correspondence and handwritten notes, which were collected by O. Nippold. The collection provides a good overview of the pacifist movement and the different opinions and ideas of peace at the outbreak and during the First World War.Otfried Nippold