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Herbert Kriedman Collection

Identifier: AR 25640

Scope and Content Note

The Herbert Kriedman Collection documents his work as a professor while at Nassau Community College. One focus of the collection is on his unpublished book on Germany's influence on the foreign policy of the United States, with another being his collected research material. In addition to manuscript drafts, the collection includes copies of reports, documentation of his early professional work and activities, newspaper and magazine clippings, correspondence, notes, and other papers.

Documentation of Herbert Kriedman's early work as a professor will be found in Series I, which largely centers on paperwork concerning his work at Nassau Community College prior to 1972.

Series II contains Herbert Kriedman's academic writing. The bulk of it consists of drafts of chapters of his book, which will be found in the first subseries of the series. Other documentation includes correspondence and reports related to the book's publication. A few drafts of other works are also present in the second subseries of Series II.

Research material will be found in Series III, the largest series of the collection. Much of this series consists of reports and evidence assembled by American occupation forces in post-war Germany on the actions and operations of financial institutions in Nazi Germany. Other research material includes newspaper and magazine clippings that span a number of topics, mostly related to World War II and post-war Europe.


  • 1939-2002
  • Majority of material found within 1946-1978


Language of Materials

The collection is in English and German.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Series III Subseries 2: Newspaper Clippings, Publications and Notes is restricted to on-site access only due to copyrighted content.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011


Biographical Note

From 1946-1965 Herbert Kriedman taught evening courses at the City University of New York. In 1965 he received his doctoral degree in history from New York University, with his major focus of study American diplomatic and economic history. In that year he also joined the history department at Nassau Community College on Long Island (New York), where he became a full professor in 1972. He would remain there until his retirement. At the college he introduced and taught courses in United States foreign policy in the twentieth century. At some point in the 1960s he began work on an analysis of Germany's influence on the foreign policy of the United States from 1890-1960, for which he received two consecutive research fellowships from the State University of New York from 1966-1968. His work in the field of foreign relations also led him to write an analysis in connection with the United States Senate hearings on the Moscow Accords on the control of strategic arms, published by the Senate's Committee on U.S. Foreign Relations (92nd Congress, second session).


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The Herbert Kriedman Collection documents Herbert Kriedman's work as a professor at Nassau Community College. Much of the collection centers on his academic writing and collected research, including copies of reports on German financial institutions in Nazi Germany. In addition, there is some documentation of his early professional career and attempts to have his writing published.

Separated Material

Several publications lacking any notations or markings were removed from the collected research materials of Series III and given to the LBI Library. Photocopies of their title pages and publishing information were retained in the folders from which they derived. Duplicate copies of documents without any notations were also removed from the collection.

Processing Information

The collection was processed in December 2015. With no evidence of original order, series were established during processing. Newspaper clippings, which covered a wide range of diverse topics, were organized by topic during processing.

Guide to the Papers of Herbert Kriedman 1939-2002 AR 25640
Processed by Dianne Ritchey
© 2015
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Description is in English.
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This version was derived from HerbertKriedman.xml

Revision Statements

  • July 2016:: dao links added by Emily Andresini.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States