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Gottfried Dietze papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0656
Gottfried Dietze was a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) for 50 years, and was most known for his early work, The Federalist. These are the professional papers of Dietze, including, but not limited to, research notes, typed drafts of his writings, correspondence, and teaching materials.

Dates

  • 1960s-2005

Creator

Language of Materials

The text materials in this collection are primarily in German, and to a smaller degree in English.

The text materials in this collection are primarily in German, and to a smaller degree in English.

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 note

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

7.97 Cubic Feet (6 record center cartons, 1 legal size document box)

Biographical/Historical note

Gottfried Dietze (1922-2006) was born in Germany and received a scholarship to enroll in the PhD program at Harvard University after World War II. Although he initially accepted the offer, he left shortly thereafter and moved to New Jersey to attend Princeton University from which he received his PhD. He wrote his first book, The Federalist, derived from his dissertation, and it was by far Dietze's most influential and well known work.

He was a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) for 50 years. His academic interests were centered around the rule of law, judicial review, and governmental power.

Scope and Contents note

These are the professional papers of Dietze, including, but not limited to, research notes, typed drafts of his writings, correspondence, and teaching materials. The papers span from the 1960s to 2005.

Arrangement note

The collection is arranged by three series: Writings, Correspondence, and Personal. The folders in Writings are primarily arranged by a work's title in alphabetical order, while the folders in the two other series were left in original order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This collection was transferred to Special Collections from the SAIS office of Professor Dietze after his death in 2006. An additional transfer accrual was added in 2014.

Accruals

Accession: 2006-07.MS.021, 2013-14.MS.047

Processing Information note

This collection was processed in February 2016 by Annie Tang.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA