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Frederick Holborn papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0653
Frederick Holborn was July 9, 1928 in Heidelberg, Germany and raised in New Haven, Conneticut. His father Hajo Holborn was an early faculty member of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). After holding many public policy-related positions with the federal government, and lecturing at Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Frederick Holborn himself became a faculty member of SAIS in 1971. Additionally, he was a consultant to Congress and the Congressional Fellowship Program of the American Political Science Association through most of the 1970s while teaching at SAIS. He retired as a full-time professor in December 1998 and died on June 3, 2005 at the age of 76. This collection consists of his professional papers, spanning the 1970s through the 1990s.

Dates

  • 1970s-early 2000s

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

3.75 Cubic Feet (3 record center cartons)

Biographical / Historical

Frederick Holborn was July 9, 1928 in Heidelberg, Germany and raised in New Haven, Conneticut along with his sister, Hanna Holborn Gray, former President of both Yale University and University of Chicago. Their father, Hajo Holborn was an early faculty member of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

After graduating from Harvard in 1949, Frederick Holborn held many public policy-related positions with the federal government, specifically with the Department of the Interior. Then, from 1954 to 1959, he taught at Harvard University and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) until 1959, when he began to serve as a legislative assistant for Senator John Kennedy.

Holborn worked in the White House until joining the faculty of SAIS in 1971. He taught courses on foreign policy, Congress, and the American political process. Additionally, he was a consultant to Congress and the Congressional Fellowship Program of the American Political Science Association through most of the 1970s while teaching at SAIS. He retired as a full-time professor in December 1998 and died on June 3, 2005 at the age of 76.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of Holborn's professional papers, spanning the 1970s through the 1990s. The papers include some correspondence, Holburn's faculty and student files, conference materials, notes, and subject research files.

Arrangement

Holborn's papers were left in original order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Professor Holborn's papers were transferred to Special Collection from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies after Professor Holburn's passing in June 2005.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in October 2015 by Annie Tang.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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