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Pfeffer, Karl-Heinz: letter

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL450
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Pfeffer, Karl-Heinz: letter
Date(s): 1938-1970
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 3 items (4 leaves)
Name of creator(s): Pfeffer | Karl-Heinz | b 1906 | sociologist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Karl-Heinz Pfeffer was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, in 1906. He studied English literature and sociology at university, becoming particularly interested in the study of Australian society. In the 1930s he took up a teaching post at the University of Leipzig and was known as a member of the 'Leipzig School' of sociologists. A committed supporter of Nazism, he spent the years of the Second World War teaching on aspects of Europe and the British Empire at Berlin University. After the war, he re-established his academic career in West Germany.


Scope and content/abstract:

(1) Letter from Karl-Heinz Pfeffer of Leipzig W 31, Margpergerstrasse 27, to J H P Pafford, 5 Oct 1938. Discussing the political situation in Europe, including the Czech 'problem' and Nazi Germany's hopes for peace, etc. Autograph, with signature. (2) Cutting from The Times, 24 Sep 1938, originally enclosed in item (1). (3) Note by Pafford about Pfeffer, 15 Jun 1970.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

See hard copy catalogue.

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Access to individual items in Senate House Library archives collections may be restricted under the Data Protection Act or the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Typescript catalogue available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

See archivist

Immediate source of acquisition:

Given by J H P Pafford, 1970.

Allied Materials

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
July 2008

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