Rudolph Binion collection Edit


11 MWalB02535


  • 1882-2008, undated (Creation)
  • 1920-1940 (Creation)
  • Date acquired: 2003-06-18 (Other)


  • 1.00 Linear Feet (Whole)
  • 1 record center box other_unmapped (Whole)

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  • Arrangement

    Arranged in two series: 1. Research material and archival documents, 1882-1979; 2. Modern European Thought and Culture course material, 2008.  Materials arranged in original order.  For more information about each series, please consult the series descriptions in the box and folder listing.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Access to the collection is in accordance with the policies of the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.  Please contact the department for more information.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Requests to reproduce or publish material from the collection should be directed to the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.

  • Source of Acquisition

    Donated by Professor Rudolph Binion from 2003 to 2010..

  • Other Descriptive Information

    Addenda to this collection may not be listed in the finding aid, but may be available for research use. Please contact us for more information.

  • Scope and Contents

    The Rudolph Binion collection includes thirty-one folders of diverse archival material acquired in the service of Professor Binion's research in Germany. Many documents contain information about Adolf Hitler, including his childhood, youth, political beginnings, and key associates. Dated materials range from 1882 to 2008 and include professional correspondence, World War II testimony, military reports, interviews, articles, speeches, and drawings. One folder contains materials relating to a course Professor Binion taught at Brandeis called Modern European Thought and Culture. Documents of particular note consist of those relating to Hitler’s World War I psychiatrist Edmund Forster, including a rare transcript of an investigation into Forster conducted at the request of a Nazi Party member in the Spring of 1933.  A significant portion of the collection is in German.  Most documents are photocopies and all handwritten notes are by Profession Binion.

  • Preferred Citation

    Rudolph Binion collection, 1882-2008, Robert D. Farber University Archives and Special Collections Department, Brandeis University


  • Type
    Mixed Materials
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