Diamant, Alfred mss., 1917-2012 LMC 2822

Papers of Alfred Diamant, 1917-2012, at the Lilly Library, Indiana University


Finding aid created by: Alyssa Mertka


Creator Diamant, Alfred, 1917-2012.
Creator Diamant, Ann Redmon, 1913-2003
Title: Diamant, Alfred mss.
Dates: 1917-2012
Quantity: 7 Linear Feet4 boxes, 2 oversize
Abstract: The Diamant, Alfred mss., 1917-2012, consists of the personal correspondence, emails, school records, military papers, birth and marriage certificates, and family trees of Alfred Diamant. It also includes various drafts and pre-publication copies of his and his wife's co-authored memoir Worlds Apart, Worlds United: A European-American Story.
Language: Materials are mostly in English, with some in German.
Repository: Lilly Library

Biographical Note

Alfred Diamant (1917-2012) was a professor at Indiana University from 1967-1988, serving as Chair of Political Science and West European Studies. He was born in Vienna, Austria on September 25 to a Slovakian Jewish merchant family and witnessed the rise of Nazism growing up. Unable to pursue a degree in history and teach due to Nazi legislation, Diamant initially entered the family textile business. After Kristallnacht in 1938 however, he sought ways to immigrate to the United States and finally succeeded in 1940. Diamant joined the military immediately after Pearl Harbor, fought and was wounded during the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6th, 1944. During the war, he also gained his citizenship and married his wife, Ann.

After World War II, Diamant received his A.B. from Indiana University in 1947 and his PhD from Yale in 1957. He went on to teach and conduct research at the University of Florida (1950-1960), Haverford College (1960-1967), returning to Indiana University until his retirement (1967-1988). He also founded the Faculty Research Seminars in Comparative Administration and Development as well as participating in an eight year study on administration development with the Ford Foundation. Diamant devoted his professional academic career to studying political theory and comparative public administration, striving to answer the fundamental question of how social relationships affect the decisions and actions of political and social organizations and institutions.


Scope and Content Note

The Diamant, Alfred mss., 1917-2012, consists of the personal correspondence, emails, school records, military papers, birth and marriage certificates, and family trees of Alfred Diamant. It also includes various drafts and pre-publication copies of his and his wife's co-authored memoir Worlds Apart, Worlds United: A European-American Story. Although he is best known for his academic contributions, Diamant mss. reflects Diamant's personal life more than his academic career.

The Biographical series includes information on Diamant's personal life. Records from his life in Vienna, as well as his military and school records are included.

The Correspondence series includes the following subseries: correspondence with his daughter Alice, correspondence with his mother Julia, correspondence concerning his immigration to the United States, personal correspondence, and correspondence concerning his publications.

Writings includes manuscripts and galley proofs for Diamant's publications, especially his memoir Worlds Apart, Worlds United: A European-American Story which he wrote with his wife Ann Redmon Diamant.

A subseries of family trees tracing Diamant's lineage completes the collection.


Arrangement

The collection is organized into the following series: I. Biographical; II. Correspondence; III. Writings.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions: Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library, however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials. Photocopying permitted only with permission of the curator.


Related Material

The Alfred Diamant papers, 1950-2010, bulk 1960-1996, are located at the University Archives, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.


Subject Headings

Persons

Diamant, Alfred, 1917-2012 --Correspondence.
Diamant, Ann Redmon, 1913-2003

Subjects

College teachers
Political scientists--United States

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item], Diamant, Alfred mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Acquisition Information

Acquired: 2014


Table of Contents

Biographical 1917-2006

Correspondence

Writings


Biographical 1917-2006
General Documents
box 1 1917-2006, undated
Indiana Historical Society
box 1 Deed of Gift Documents 1994-2012
Immigration Records
box 1 Union Postale Universelle
box 1 Bundes-Polizeidirektion in Wien, Verkehrsamt Fuhrerschein [Federal-Police Directorate in Vienna, Office of Driver's License]
box 1 Deutsches Reich Reisepass [German Passport]
box 1 Amerikanisches Generalkonsulat Wein, Deutschland [General American Consulate of Vienna, Germany]
box 1 Kitchener Camp, Permit to Leave
box 1 Kitchener Camp, Letter of Recommendation
box 1 United States Certificate of Naturalization, Alfred Diamant
Military Records
box 1 1942-1986
School Records
box 1 1930-1938
Correspondence
Diamant, Alice
box 1 2006
box 1 2007
box 1 2008
box 1 2009
box 1 2010
box 1 2012
Diamant, Julia
box 1 1945-1946
Immigration 1938-1939
box 1 1938-1939
Personal 1939-1941
box 1 1939-1941
Writings
box 1 Original Manuscript
box 1 Editor's Remarks
box 1 Publishers/Correspondence
box 1 May 2003 Manuscript
box 1 Double Spaced Version
box 1 Sep. 2005 Manuscript
box 1 Prepublication Manuscript
box 1 March 2007, Copy 2
box 1 First Galley Proofs
box 1 August 2009
Writings
box 1 Publishing Guide
Original Manuscript
box 1 Ch. 1
box 1 Ch. 2
box 1 Ch. 3
box 1 Ch. 4
box 1 Ch. 5
box 1 Ch. 6
box 1 Ch. 7
box 1 Ch. 8
box 1 Ch. 9
box 1 Ch. 10
box 1 Ch. 11
box 1 Ch. 12
box 1 Ch. 13
box 1 Ch. 14
box 1 Ch. 15
box 1 Ch. 16
box 2 Our Life Together: Ann's Story
box 2 Part I: Content Table and Introduction
box 2 Part I: Introduction
box 2 Part III: Ann Ch.'s 5-10, Handwritten
box 2 Part III: Ann Ch.'s 5-10, Typed
box 2 Part IV: Freddy Ch.'s 11-15, Typed (2 folders)
box 2 Part IV: Freddy's Ch.'s 11-15, Handwritten
box 2 Part V: Conclusion, Typed Draft (2 folders)
box 2 Ch. 1: Ann, Written Draft (2 folders)
box 2 Ch. 2: Freddy, Typed and Written Drafts
box 2 Ch. 3: Freddy, Typed and Written Drafts
box 2 Ch. 4: Ann/Freddy, Typed and Written Drafts
box 2 Ann-MS Indiana Years, 1967-1990, Written Drafts
box 2 Chapters 1-4, Typed by Ann, Front Folder Matter
box 2 Chapters 1-4, Typed by Ann (2 folders)
1990's Manuscript
box 3 Introduction and Ch. 1
box 3 Ch. 2
box 3 Ch. 3
box 3 Ch. 4
box 3 Ch. 5
box 3 Ch. 6
box 3 Ch. 7
box 3 Ch. 8
box 3 Ch. 9
box 3 Ch. 10
box 3 Ch. 11
box 3 Ch. 12
box 3 Ch. 13-14
box 3 Ch. 15
box 3 Ch. 16
May 2003 Manuscript
box 3 Single Spaced Version
box 3 Double Spaced Version (2 folders)
Sep. 2005 Manuscript
box 3 Sep. 2005 Manuscript (2 folders)
box 3 Front Pocket Matter
box 3 Back Pocket Matter
Prepublication Manuscript Mar. 2007
box 4 (Oversize) Copy 1
box 4 (Oversize) Copy 2
box 4 (Oversize) Copy 3
First Galley Proofs August 2009
box 3 First Galley Proofs August 2009 (2 folders)
box 3 Front Pocket Matter
box 3 Back Pocket Matter
11.5" x 17.5" Family Trees
box 4 (Oversize) 1. Descendants of Tunis Quick & Susannah Records
box 4 (Oversize) 2. Descendants of James Hoagland Quick & Martha Ellen Vanskike
box 4 (Oversize) 3. Vanskike (Van Schoyk) Family Tree
box 4 (Oversize) 4. Everson Family Tree
box 4 (Oversize) 5. Descendants of George Washington Quick & Anna Mae Everson
box 4 (Oversize) 6. Descendants of Mary Louetta Quick & Carl Hugh Redmon (1 of 6)
box 4 (Oversize) 7. Descendants of Mary Louetta Quick & Carl Hugh Redmon (2 of 6)
box 4 (Oversize) 8. Descendants of Mary Louetta Quick & Carl Hugh Redmon (3 of 6)
box 4 (Oversize) 9. Descendants of Mary Louetta Quick & Carl Hugh Redmon (4 of 6)
box 4 (Oversize) 10. Descendants of Mary Louetta Quick & Carl Hugh Redmon (5 of 6)
box 4 (Oversize) 11. Descendants of Mary Louetta Quick & Carl Hugh Redmon (6 of 6)
box 4 (Oversize) 12. Descendants of Joesph Christopher Redmond & Mary Elizabeth King
box 4 (Oversize) 13. King Family Tree (1 of 2)