Alfred Diamant papers, 1950-2010C565

A Guide to his Papers at the Indiana University Archives


Finding aid created by: Finding aid prepared by Jessica Lopez


Creator Diamant, Alfred, 1917-2012.
Title: Alfred Diamant papers
Dates: 1950-20101960-1996
Quantity: 6.4 cubic feet7 boxes
Abstract: Alfred Diamant was a professor of Political Science at Indiana University from 1967 to 1988 and served as the Chair of Political Science and West European Studies. He taught all levels of political science from introductory to doctoral courses with a special interest in comparative government. This collection consists of Diamant's academic papers including class material, student correspondence, and personal publications.
Language: Materials are in English and German
Repository: Indiana University Archives

Biographical Note

Born September 25, 1917 in Vienna, Austria, Alfred "Freddy" Diamant escaped religious persecution in 1940 and settled in the United States. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Diamant could not enlist, but was drafted by the United States military to fight for the cause of the Allies. After volunteering to speed up his service, he started basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky and was later transferred to Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was selected for Officers Graduate School and served in Maryland. There, his commanders learned of his German speaking skills and he was trained as an interrogator of prisoners of war for three months. Before being sent to England in 1944, Diamant became an American citizen.

On D-Day, June 6, 1944, Diamant served as part of the 82nd Airborne Division. His team was dropped eighteen miles off course. He was fortunate to survive, but was captured and taken as a prisoner of war. After attempting to escape, Diamant was shot in the back by his pursuers and survived a potentially fatal shot. He and the other prisoners were rescued in the following days. His wound was enough to send him home where he enrolled at Indiana University and pursued his interest in political science.

He achieved two degrees in political science at Indiana University in 1947 and obtained his Ph.D. from Yale in 1957. He taught at the University of Florida (1950-1960), Haverford College (1960-1967), and finally, Indiana University, from which he retired in 1988. During his tenure at IU he served as the Chair of Political Science and the Chair of West European Studies. Over the course of his career, Diamant earned various prestigious awards, including the Guggenheim in 1973 and a Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship. He was described by his colleagues and students as a tenacious, courteous, and intellectual person who had a keen interest in both his students and colleagues. He married his wife Ann Redmon Diamant in 1943 and the couple had two children, Alice and Steve. He passed away on May 11, 2012.


Scope and Content Note

This collection houses Diamant's academic contributions. The main series of Teaching files (1950-1996) include his teaching and class material, student correspondence, the second contains his publications (1954-2010). The files in the Student correspondence sub-series includes a large number of recommendation letters. As such, the sub-series is closed but may be made available with advance notice so that the Archivist may review the specific files requested.

This collection spans the time period between 1950 and 2010 (when his memoir was published). Other related materials containing information regarding his personal life can be found in the Lilly Library (Diamant mss).


Arrangement

Collection is organized into two series: Teaching files and Publications


Restrictions

Access Restrictions: Select files are closed to researchers. Advance notice required for access to this collection.

Usage Restrictions: The donor(s) of this collection have not transferred their copyrights for the materials to the Trustees of Indiana University. For more information, please contact the Indiana University Archives staff. The Indiana University Archives respects the intellectual property rights of others and does not claim any copyrights for non-university records, materials in the public domain, or materials for which we do not hold a Deed of Gift. Responsibility for the determination of the copyright status of these materials rests with those persons wishing to reuse the materials. Researchers are responsible for securing permission from copyright owners and any other rights holders for any reuse of these materials that extends beyond fair use or other statutory limitations. Digital reproductions of archival materials from the Indiana University Archives are made available for noncommercial educational and research purposes only. If you are the copyright holder for any of the digitized materials and have questions about its inclusion on our site, please contact the Indiana University Archivist.


Related Material

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Related photographs may be available in the University Archives Photographs Database: http://webapp1.dlib.indiana.edu/archivesphotos/


Subject Headings

Persons

Diamant, Alfred, 1917-2012 --Archives.
Diamant, Alfred, 1917-2012 --Correspondence.

Corporate Bodies

Indiana University, Bloomington. Department of Political Science --Faculty --Archives.
Indiana University. Department of Political Science --Faculty --Archives.

Subjects

Political science --Study and teaching (Higher) --Indiana --Bloomoington --History --20th century --Sources
Political scientists --Indiana --Bloomoington --History --20th century --Sources

Administrative Information

Provenance

Given to the University Archives by Alice Diamant, Alfred Diamant's daughter, in 2013 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Item], Alfred Diamant papers, Collection C565, Indiana University Archives, Bloomington.

Acquisition Information

Accession 2013/088, 2014/062

Processing Information

Processed by Jessica Lopez.

Completed in 2015


Table of Contents

Teaching files 1950-1996

Publications and presentations 1954-2010


Teaching files 1950-1996
Course materials 1950-1995
Box 1 Additional Materials 1994-1995
Box 1 Berlin Guide 1984
(Materials are in German)
Box 1 Comparative Government – Haverford College, Columbia 1961-1965
Box 1 Comparative Politics Exams (Qualifying Exams) 1969-1989
Box 1 Comparative Politics (University of Florida)
Box 1 Grad Syllabi/Exams (University of Florida) 1959-1960
Box 1 Undergraduate Syllabi 1950-1983
Box 1 Hand-outs 1994-1995
Box 1 Miscellaneous Courses 1967-1973
Box 1 Political Theory – Haverford College, Syllabi 1963-1983
Box 1 W605/Y657
Box 1 Notes I 1983-1989
Box 1 Notes II 1983-1989
Box 1 Notes II Germany 1983-1989
Box 1 Notes III undated
Box 1 Y103 American Politics 1981-1987
Box 1 Y210 Holocaust
Box 1 Lectures 1983-1988
Box 1 Exams, Syllabi 1983-1988
Box 1 Y335
Box 1 Notes I, II 1974-1975
Box 1 Formal/Informal 1974-1975
Box 1 Syllabi 1967-1988
Box 1 Y396 Democracy
Box 1 Notes 1980
Box 1 Exams, Syllabi 1980-1986
Box 1 Y570 Diamant/Gillespie 1970-1971
Box 1 Y657
Box 1 A/I Syllabi/Exams 1983-1989
Box 1 A/I Notes I 1983-1989
Box 1 A/I Notes II 1983-1989
Box 1 Exams, worksheets 1968-1994
Box 1 Syllabi 1965-1995
Student Correspondence 1952-1996
Access Restrictions
This entire series is closed to researchers at this time. Files are housed in boxes 3-7.
General
The files in the Student correspondence sub-series includes a large number of recommendation letters. As such, the sub-series is closed but may be made available with advance notice so that the Archivist may review the specific files requested.
Box 1 Recommendations
Box 1 A-B 1957-1994
Box 1 C-E 1954-1991
Box 1 F-G 1956-1991
Box 1 Hetzner, Candace 1989
Box 1 H 1959-1991
Box 1 I-K 1955-1995
Box 1 L-M 1954-1994
Box 1 N-R 1952-1989
Box 1 Schmidt, Vivien-Ann 1991-1992
Box 1 Sa-Sh 1961-1985
Box 1 Si-Sz 1957-1989
Box 1 T-Z 1957-1988
Box 1 Abdelrahman, A. Abdelrahman 1970-1975
Box 1 Abshire, Jean 1991-1998
Box 1 Al-Sohaibani, Abdolrahman 1987-1989
Box 1 Allen, Barbara 1977-1989
Box 1 Allen, Pamela 1984
Box 1 Austin, Joe 1981-1982
Box 1 Backoff, Robert 1976
Box 1 Ballard, Chris 1984-1985
Box 1 Bendix, John 1984-1996
Box 1 Barbour, Christie 1980-1989
Box 1 Bova, Russ 1981-1985
Box 1 Brady, Janet 1977-1984
Box 1 Brown, Melissa 1992
Box 1 Burns, Mark 1975
Box 1 Carter, Paul 1984-1996
Box 1 Casavina, Paul 1972-1973
Box 1 Champagne, Rick 1983-1986
Box 1 Cheung, Peter 1984
Box 1 Chindalak, Vadhanasindhu 1981-1988
Box 1 Choi, Y.H. 1971-1986
Box 1 Chung, Moo-Kwon 1985-1995
Box 1 Comedy, Yolanda 1989-1994
Box 1 Cox, Robert H. 1986-1995
Box 1 Craine, Richard 1986-1989
Box 1 Cullather, Nicholas 1980
Box 1 Cuzan, Alfred 1972-1978
Box 1 Daigle, Steven 1969-1970
Box 1 DeBruyn, Maria 1972
Box 1 Deschamps, Elaine 1994
Box 1 Dexheimer, Wolfgang 1969-1983
Box 1 Diaconoff, Peter 1967-1969
Box 1 Dillon, Peter 1990
Box 1 di Geronimo, Victor 1977-1982
Box 1 Dinse, John 1970-1976
Box 1 Dodson, J. Michael 1972-1977
Box 1 Eidlin, Fred 1968-1970
Box 1 Ennenga, Wilma 1982-1987
Box 1 Fairlie, Lyndell 1970-1973
Box 1 Jose Carlos Fajardo 1970-1980
Box 1 Fernandez, Jean Marc 1977-1978
Box 1 Fitzgerald, Don 1970-1977
Box 1 Fitzgerald, Keith 1984-1989
Box 1 Flanders, Steven 1968-1972
Box 1 Fornerino, Marines 1993-1995
Box 1 Gill, Michael 1971-1986
Box 1 Goehlert, Robert 1977-1981
Box 1 Goodfellow, Sam 1992-1993
Box 1 Golino, Louis R. 1984-1989
Box 1 Goran, George 1970-1973
Box 1 Green, Barbara 1969-1977
Box 1 Groelsema, Robert J. 1990-1995
Box 1 Guicherd, Catherine 1983-1995
Box 1 Hadjikyriacou, Andreas 1988
Box 1 Hamadi, Abdulkarim 1976-1979
Box 1 Hansen, Emanuel 1971-1973
Box 1 Hastedt, Glenn 1975-1980
Box 1 Hayes, Lynton 1970
Box 1 Hayes, Margaret 1969-1975
Box 1 Hayes, Richard 1969-1971
Box 1 Hersch, Gisela 1968-1977
Box 1 Hetzner, Candace 1976-1992
Box 1 Hiskes, Richard 1975-1976
Box 1 Hudson, George E. 1969-1972
Box 1 Hume, Rex 1971-1976
Box 1 Jang, Guhn-Choow 1986
Box 1 Jansen, Alf-Inge 1969
Box 1 Janzen, Eileen 1978-1991
Box 1 Job, Brian 1970
Box 1 Jogerst, Michael 1968-1970
Box 1 Kahn, Beverly (Mrs.) 1974-1983
Box 1 Kahn, Robert 1972-1978
Box 1 Kamenitsa, Lynn 1990-1992
Box 1 Kangas, Roger 1993
Box 1 Kay, Woodie 1981-1987
Box 1 Kennedy, Ellen 1985-1988
Box 1 Kessler, Christian 1972-1974
Box 1 Kim, Jai-Hyup 1971
Box 1 Young-Pyoung, Kim 1978-1982
Box 1 Kukainis, Beate 1970-1982
Box 1 Lois Kuter 1979-1985
Box 1 Kyzer-Sheely, Gary 1976-1977
Box 1 La, Jea Miw 1969-1981
Box 1 Lawther, Wendell 1971-1979
Box 1 Leal, Raymund R. 1975-1983
Box 1 Le Prestre, Philip 1977-1986
Box 1 Lovell, Allen 1986
Box 1 Loveman, Brian 1969-1973
Box 1 Magnuson, Richard Axel 1971-1981
Box 1 Malloy, Michael 1989-1997
Box 1 Malloy, Michael II 1994-1996
Box 1 Mark Mandeles 1979-1986
Box 1 Mangun, William 1974-1977
Box 1 Martin, James 1978
Box 1 Matiko, Julius 1968-1973
Box 1 McDavid, James 1971-1975
Box 1 McMane, Aralynn Abare 1987-1989
Box 1 Meeks, Margot 1979-1980
Box 1 Meister, Kyle 1986
Box 1 Meredith, Samuel 1972-1978
Box 1 Michalak, Thomas 1973
Box 1 Machels, Marcia 1970-1981
Box 1 Michelmann, Hans 1970-1992
Box 1 Michelmann 1973-1975
Box 1 Michelson, Lorna 1973
Box 1 Milakovich, Mike 1969-1970
Box 1 Mitchell, Albert 1969
Box 1 Mitchell, Michael 1968-1977
Box 1 Mitchell, Neil 1979-1987
Box 1 Molse, Lester 1970-1974
Box 1 Mononi, Faustin-Emery 1971-1973
Box 1 Morgado, Michael 1975-1976
Box 1 Mueller, James 1970-1971
Box 1 Murphy, Roger 1990-1994
Box 1 Murray, Arlo Michael 1969-1976
Box 1 Mushaben, J. 1969-1976
Box 1 Mushaben, Joyce 1976-1988
Box 1 Nakhnikian, Ellen 1970-1972
Box 1 Ndegwa, Steve 1991-1992
Box 1 Nebert, D 1972-1978
Box 1 Nicoll, Nancy L. 1983-1990
Box 1 Nulens, H.-G. 1980-1982
Box 1 Olander, Joseph D. 1969-1970
Box 1 Olguin, John 1974-1989
Box 1 O'Shaughnessy, Laura 1969-1977
Box 1 Olivo, Christiane 1992-1996
Box 1 Quirk Miller, Nancy 1983
Box 1 Pawinski, Monica 1985-1986
Box 1 Peterson, James 1976-1980
Box 1 Pickering, Jeff 1991-1994
Box 1 Piecewicz, Richard W. 1978
Box 1 Porter, Vicki 1984
Box 1 Postbrief 1971-1973
Box 1 Puckett, Robert H. 1983
Box 1 Price, Barry 1977-1989
Box 1 Rector, Henry 1984-1990
Box 1 Reid, Phyllis Ann 1969-1970
Box 1 Reynolds, John F. 1970-1971
Box 1 Richardson, Gregg 1971
Box 1 Robertson, Dave 1977-1986
Box 1 Rogers, Bruce 1972
Box 1 Roll, Charles R. 1972-1976
Box 1 Rossow, Robert 1971-1993
Box 1 Sabetti, Phillip 1970-1982
Box 1 Salert, Barbara 1972-1973
Box 1 Sanjian/Stephenson, Andrea 1978-1983
Box 1 Sarti, Odile C (PhD Hist) 1983
Box 1 Scheffler, Pamela 1985
Box 1 Sattinger, Gerald 1968-1975
Box 1 Schmidt, David 1976-1982
Box 1 Scheinman, Marc 1970-1973
Box 1 Schneider, Peter 1971-1973
Box 1 Schwarz, Gabriella 1982-1985
Box 1 Scott, Eric Jon 1971
Box 1 Shimkin, Alexander undated
Box 1 Simmons, James R. 1983
Box 1 Smedberg, Roblyn 1980-1985
Box 1 Smith, Gordon Budd 1973-1977
Box 1 Smith, James 1976-1985
Box 1 Smith, Stuart M. 1988
Box 1 Staab, Andrew Westma 1984-1985
Box 1 Staab, Eric P. 1990-1991
Box 1 Starks, Warren 1975-1976
Box 1 Stein, George 1969-1971
Box 1 Studlar, Donley 1970-1980
Box 1 Thompson, Pamela 1976-1977
Box 1 Trousdell, Elizabeth 1984-1995
Box 1 Tunsiri, Vichai 1969-1971
Box 1 Townsend, Allan 1970-1977
Box 1 Ullman, Uri 1977-1987
Box 1 Uslaner, Eric 1971-1975
Box 1 Valentine, Shawna 1985
Box 1 Valyocsik, Sander C. 1993-1995
Box 1 Votruba, Brian 1994
Box 1 Walshok, Marko 1968-1973
Box 1 Waltman, Jerrold 1972-1990
Box 1 Wells, Margaret 1971-1972
Box 1 West, Darrell 1977-1984
Box 1 Whitaker, Gordon 1970-1975
Box 1 White, Robert 1971-1974
Box 1 Wildermuth, M. 1985
Box 1 Williams, Margit B. 1991-1996
Box 1 Wilson, Jeanne L. 1977-1983
Box 1 Wilz, Thomas 1986
Box 1 Wright, George 1974-1977
Box 1 Wright, Kristie 1987
Box 1 Wynne, Susan 1988
Box 1 Yahya, Ali 1976-1979
Box 1 Zatlin, Dayle 1972-1975
Box 1 Zulauf, Barry 1982-1984
Publications and presentations 1954-2010
box 1 "The Department, The Prefect, and Dual Supervision in French Administration: A Comparative Study" 1954
box 1 "The Need for Local Government Reform in the United States" 1956
box 1 "Austrian Catholics and the First Republic, 1918-1934: A Study in Anti-Democratic Thought" 1957
box 1 "A Case Study of Administrative Autonomy: Controls and Tensions in French Administration" 1958
box 1 "Austrian Catholics and the Social Question, 1918-1933" 1959
box 1 "Bureaucracy in Western Europe" 1959
Box 2 Austrian Catholics and the First Republic: Democracy, Capitalism, and the Social Order 1918-1934 1960
Box 2 I Cattolici Austriaci e la Prima Repubblica 1918-1934 1964
Box 2 "The Comparative Study of Political Systems" 1964
Box 2 "European Models of Bureaucracy and Development" 1966
Box 2 "Verwaltung und Entwicklung: Wissenschaftliche Forschungstendenzen und Modelle in den USA" 1966
Box 2 "Political Development: Approaches to Theory and Strategy in Approaches to Development: Politics, Administration and Change" 1966
Box 2 Review of The Citizen and the Administrator in a Developing Democracy 1968
Box 2 "Tradition and Innovation in French Administration" 1968 (French and Engish copies)
Box 2 Measuring National Bureaucracies: The Interaction of Theory and Research 1969
Box 2 Anti-Bureaucratic Utopias in Highly Industrialized Societies: A Preliminary Assessment 1972
Box 2 Sozialstruktur und Politik in Frankreich, Chapter 5 1976
Box 2 Democratizing the Workplace: The Myth and Reality of Mitbestimmung in the Federal Republic of Germany in Worker Self-Management in Industry: The West European Experience 1977
Box 2 Worlds Apart, Worlds United: A European-American Story, The Memoirs of Ann & Alfred Diamant 2010
General
(includes DVD of presentation given on same at the IU Emeriti House, 28 March 2011)
Box 2 Box 3-7 Restricted (See above note)
Box 3 Recommendations – Ballard
Box 4 Barbour – Goran
Box 5 Green – McDavid
Box 6 McMane – Robertson
Box 7 Rogers - Zulauf