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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement of Materials

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

University of Houston Files

Correspondence

Speeches

Subject Files

Class Lecture Materials

Press Clippings

University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections

Professor Joseph Werlin Papers

An Inventory of Holdings at the University of Houston Libraries



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Werlin, Joseph Sidney, 1900-1964
Title: Professor Joseph Werlin Papers
Dates: 1942-1964
Abstract: The Professor Joseph S. Werlin Papers contain extensive newspaper and magazine articles relating to international issues of interest to Dr. Werlin. Topics include, but are not limited to, politics, racism, nationalism, agriculture, birth control, and many others. Most of the materials date from the 1940s and 1950s, there is also a limited amount of personal material, including correspondence and photographs, in the collection.
Identification: 1971-004
Quantity: 11.00 Linear Feet
Language of Materials The papers are in English,Spanish
Repository: Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries

Biographical Note

Professor Joseph S. Werlin was a charter member of the University of Houston faculty, having joined the Division of Social Sciences when the University was founded in 1934. He served the University with distinction and enthusiasm for 30 years.

As a man of many scholarly interests and accomplishments, Dr. Werlin was widely known as the founder and director of the University of Houston International Studies Center, and conducted educational tours for students to Latin America and Europe for over 19 years. Dr. Werlin's efforts toward furthering knowledge and understanding of the Latin American peoples and their cultures were recognized not only in the academic world but also by the governments of both Mexico and Guatemala.

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Scope and Contents

The Professor Joseph S. Werlin Papers contain extensive newspaper and magazine articles relating to international issues of interest to Dr. Werlin. Topics include, but are not limited to, politics, racism, nationalism, agriculture, birth control, and many others. Most of the materials date from the 1940s and 1950s, there is also a limited amount of personal material, including correspondence and photographs, in the collection.

Forms part of the University Archives.

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Arrangement of Materials

The collection arrived at the archives in relatively good order, which has been maintained where possible. For preservation and access reasons, the collection has been re-boxed and re-foldered. New folder titles conform, as closely as possible, to original folder titles, except when the original was obviously incomplete, incorrect, or confusing. Original folder and item order has been maintained whenever possible including the vernacular of the period. Exceptions were made when folders were obviously misfiled or when no order was apparent.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use Restrictions

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, locating copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian.

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Index Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Corporate Name:
University of Houston
University of Houston. Latin American Studies Program
Genre/Form of Material:
Clippings
Correspondence
Photographs
Personal Name:
Werlin, Joseph Sidney, 1900-1964

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Administrative Information

Acquisition

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Detailed Description

 

University of Houston Files

This series consists of three folders related to Professor Werlin's various activities at the University of Houston.
Box Folder
1 1 University of Houston - General Faculty Matters 1934-1945
2 University of Houston - General Faculty Matters 1955-1965
3 University of Houston - Sociology Department Matters 1953-1960

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Correspondence

This series contains twenty-one folders of correspondence between Dr. Werlin and various family members. Included in this section are also a limited number of family photographs. The folders have been arranged in chronologically.
Box Folder
1 4 Correspondence 1935
5 Correspondence 1936
6 Correspondence 1937
7 Correspondence 1938
8 Correspondence 1939
9 Correspondence 1940
10 Correspondence 1941
11 Correspondence 1942
12 Correspondence 1943
13 Correspondence 1944
14 Correspondence 1945
15 Correspondence 1947
16 Correspondence 1948
17 Correspondence 1949
18 Correspondence 1950
19 Correspondence 1951
20 Correspondence 1952
21 Correspondence 1953
22 Correspondence 1954
23 Correspondence 1955
24 Personal Photographs

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Speeches

This series contains eleven dated speeches and sixteen undated speeches given by Professor Werlin between the years 1934 and 1942. This series is divided into two sub-series the first is arranged chronologically by date of the speech. The second set of speeches was not dated and thus was arranged alphabetically.
Box Folder
1 25 Our Changing World August 26, 1934
26 Difficulties in the Way of Producing a Cultured Generatic November 7, 1934
27 Emergency Peace Conference April 30, 1936
28 Points and Questions Regarding Minority Parties November 8, 1936
29 Reorganization of the Supreme Court: Why I am. . . February 22, 1937
30 Werlin Speeches :"Shall We Build Our Military. . ." February 27, 1938
31 Suggested Topics for the Wednesday Morning Discussion Group Oct. 16, 1938
32 The Pending Joust for Power February 18, 1939
33 Economics and Present troubles of the World April 10, 1939
34 "Our Troubled World" July 26, 1939
35 How the War will Affect American Life March 29, 1942
Undated Speeches
Box Folder
1 36 A Four Point Peace Program - n.d
37 Debate for Areas of Our cities - n.d.
38 Did England Betray the World - n.d.
39 Has the Dies Investigation Committee Justified Itself - n.d.
40 How Can the United States best contribute to World Peace- n.d.
41 How Shall the Jews of Germany be Saved - n.d.
42 How Should the Jews of America Proceed . . . - n.d.
43 Nationalism Old and New - n.d.
44 Parenthood in a Flaming World - n.d.
45 Shall America be Strongly Armed? - n.d.
46 Should Texas Pass a Sales Tax? - n.d.
47 The Future of Unemployment and Relief - n.d.
48 The Method in Russia's Madness - n.d.
49 Universities and the Royal Road - n.d.
50 What America Can Learn From Everyone's Troubles - n.d.
51 What is Greece to Me or I to Greece - n.d.

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Subject Files

This series contains forty-four folders dating from 1942 - 1954, arranged alphabetically. Included in this series are notes, correspondence relating to international study abroad opportunities at various universities including Cuba, Guatemala, and Mexico.
Box Folder
1 52 Addresses
53 Addresses - Notes & Texts
54 Addresses - Notes & Texts
55 Addresses - Notes & Texts
56 American Sociological Society
57 Anecdotes: Jokes, stories, etc…
58 Correspondence: Scholarships to French Students 1945
59 Cuba: Correspondence, University of Havana 1948
60 Cuba: General Correspondence 1949
61 Cuba: General Correspondence and Materials 1948
62 Cuba: General Information - Hotels, Transportation, Tr. Folders. 1948
63 Cuba: General Information & Publicity 1949
64 Cuba: Members 1949
65 Guatemala: General Correspondence 1947
66 Guatemala: General Correspondence 1948
67 Guatemala: General Information - Articles 1946
68 Guatemala: Programs, Budgets, and Publicity 1946
69 Guatemala: Programs, Budgets, Publicity 1948
70 Fulbright Scholarships
Box Folder
2 1 Mexico: Applications 1949
2 Mexico: General Correspondence 1947
3 Mexico: General Correspondence 1948
4 Mexico: General Information & Publicity 1949
5 Mexico: Programs, Budgets & Publicity
6 Mexico: Programs, Budgets & Publicity
7 Plans, Data, Estimates…etc…
8 Project: College Years in Mexico - Dr. Van Riper (Benjamin W)
9 Publicity, Meetings, etc 1942-1944 -1945
10 Summer Center Correspondence 1943 -1944
11 Summer Center Correspondence 1944 -1945
12 Summer Center General Correspondence 1946
13 Summer Centers: Publicity 1952
14 Summer Centers: Publicity 1954
15 Summer Centers: Programs, Budgets and Memoranda I
16 University of Guatemala

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Class Lecture Materials

This series contains seventy-four folders of newspaper articles and other research materials used by Professor Werlin for his classes. The sub-series is arranged by the course number, with the original folders titles maintained including the vernacular of the period. The newspaper articles cover a wide variety of topics including: education, religion, races, urbanization, birth control, old age, among many others. These materials relate to Professor Werlin's Sociology courses 231 to 573.
Box Folder
2 17 Soc 231: General
18 Soc 231: History
19 Soc 222: Negroes - Urban Situation
20 Soc 231: Old Notes
21 Soc 231: Progress
22 Soc 231: Religion
23 Soc 232: Education
24 Soc 232: Introduction
25 Soc 232: Negro: Voting Discrimination
26 Soc 232: Old Age
27 Soc 232: Social Security
28 Soc 331: Africa Economy
29 Soc 331: Birth Control
30 Soc 331: Fish & Algae & Other Water Food
31 Soc 331: Immigration
32 Soc 331: Industry & Trade
33 Soc 331: Internationalism Binder III
34 Soc 331: Over-population Situations
35 Soc 331: Population
36 Soc 331: Races - Eugenics
37 Soc 331: Race & Nationality (Non-Negro) US
38 Soc 333: Housing
39 Soc 333: Miscellaneous Material
40 Soc 333: Negroes
41 Soc 333: Parks and Recreation
42 Soc 333: Shanghai
43 Soc 333: Traffic
44 Soc 333: The Urbanization of The United States
45 Soc 334: Capitalism: Criticism of Capitalism
46 Soc 334: Capitalism: Defense of Capitalism
Box Folder
3 1 Soc 334: Communism
2 Soc 334: Communism: China & Asia
3 Soc 334: Communism: Eastern Europe
4 Soc 334: Communism: General
5 Soc 334: Communism: USSR & Communism Bloc States in Europe. Economic: Industrial & Agricultural.
6 Soc 334: Communism: USSR - Political
7 Soc 334: Communism: USSR - Western Europe
8 Soc 334: Internationalism
9 Soc 334: Internationalism - Political, Economic, Scientific, Cultural
10 Soc 334: Political Democracy
11 Soc 334: Socialism
12 Soc 334: Socialism in Sweden
13 Soc 335: Crime Treatment: Prevention
14 Soc 335: Nature And Procedures
15 Soc 415: USSR - As World Leader & Power
16 Soc 432: Child Labor
17 Soc 432: Juvenile Delinquency: Control And Prevention
18 Soc 432: Juvenile Delinquency: Extent, Causation
19 Soc 435: Family In General
20 Soc 475: Ideas And Developments
21 Soc 475: Internationalism (Europe Relations With US)
22 Soc 475: Political Democracy
23 Soc 475: Women - USSR + Germany
24 Soc 483: Birth Control
25 Soc 483: Economic Conditions (Before 1957)
26 Soc 483: Growing Unity - Economy
27 Soc 483: Language
28 Soc 483: Nationality - 1957
29 Soc 483: Religion
30 Soc 483: Religion - Germany
31 Soc 483: Religion - USSR
32 Soc 483: Unsorted
33 Soc 487: Education: European vs. American
34 Soc 573: Introductory Comments

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Press Clippings

This is the largest series in the collection and contains one hundred ninety-one folders, arranged alphabetically. A partial listing of topics include: history, political and sociological issues around the world including England, Ireland, Germany, Pakistan, Japan, China, and Russia. Many of these articles appear to be taken from newspapers and magazines from the country of origin. Original folder titles were maintained including the vernacular of the period.
Box Folder
4 1 Africa
2 Age: Increasing Concerns + New Attitudes
3 Aged: Current Illustrative Material, Possible Danger In Social Security
4 Alcoholism
5 American History
6 Annexation Phenomenon
7 Articles: Europe: On Irish, On Russia Sputnik
8 Articles On Europe & Germany
9 Asia: China
10 Asia: India & Pakistan
11 Asia: Japan
12 Asia: Middle East: Arab Countries - Israel 1952
13 Asia: Southeast: Indonesia, Indochina, etc…
14 Belgium
15 Bibliographies: Miscellaneous
16 Bibliography on "Russia Since 1900"
17 Birth Control: General
18 Birth Control + Population Decline
19 Birth Control: Pro & Con Arguments In Western World: US, England, Europe
20 Birth Control: Status Today (1960), Non Western World: Japan, India, China
21 Cities Zoning + Planning
22 Decentralization Trends: Sub-urban, etc…
23 Democracy: Army: Accusations, Character, Improvements
24 Democracy: Congress - How functions: Relation to President [ Subservience], Relation To Official Party
25 Democracy: Courts: Independence, Honesty, Fairness, Quality
26 Democracy: Elections
27 Democracy: Elections: National, State, Municipal, Electoral, How Conducted, Scandals, Accusations, Law 1946, Elections.
28 Democracy: Officials: Corruption, Arbitrariness, Inefficiency, Violence, Election, and Interference.
29 Democracy: Parties: General
30 Democracy: Parties: ISMS
31 Democracy: Parties: Minor Parties + Groups
32 Democracy: Parties: PAN
33 Democracy: Parties: PAN #2
34 Democracy: Parties: PAN
35 Democracy: Parties: PC
36 Democracy: Parties: PP
37 Democracy: Parties: PRI
38 Democracy: Parties: PRI #21
39 Democracy: Parties: UNS
Box Folder
5 1 Democracy: President: Casiquismo, Relation To Registration, Great Powers
2 Democracy: Public Opinion
3 Democracy: Violence [Shootings, Beatings, Arrests…]
4 Diplomacy of WWI
5 Divorce: Remedies
6 East Europe: USSR
7 Education: International & Europe
8 Education: Mexico + Latin America
9 England 1952
10 England: British Isles
11 English History
12 English History
13 Europe 1492 -1789
14 Europe 1815 -1914
15 Europe: Bibliography 1956
16 Europe: England
17 Europe: Films
18 Europe: Frances
19 Europe: General
20 Europe In General: General Material (Before 1950)
21 Europe In General: Philosophies
22 Europe: Housing
23 Europe: Ireland
24 Europe: Southern + Eastern 1952
25 European Economy Conditions + Projects
26 European Town: General Material On Europe's Problem + Culture
27 Family: Children
28 Family: Conflicts on Children
29 First Period of Decline of Kiev
Box Folder
6 1 Food Supply: Increasing Yield Per Unit
2 Foreign Policy
3 France 1952
4 France: Descriptive Literature
5 France: Pictures, etc.
6 French Revolutionary Period 1789-1815
7 Germany
8 Germany Before 1952
9 History 1789 -1821
10 History 1821 -1854
11 History: 3 Presidents 1928 -1934
12 History: Aleman 1946 -1952
13 History: Ayila Camacho 1940 -1946
14 History: Calles Period 1924 -1928
15 History: Cardenas 1934 -1940
16 History: Carranza Era 1914 -1920
17 History: Constitution 1917
18 History: Diaz Period 1877 - 1910
19 History: General
20 History: General: Lopez Mateos: Summary, Statements, Presidential Addresses, Criticisms + Judgements, Mexico On Balance. 1958 - 1964
21 History: General: Ruiz Cortinez: Pros & Cons, Mexico On Balance, 1952 - 1958
22 History: Juarez Period 1854 - 1877
23 History: Madero 1910 - 1913
24 History: Obregon 1920 - 1924
25 History: Pre - Spanish
26 History: Revolution 1910 To Present
27 History: Spanish Period
28 Holland
29 Holland 1954
30 Improvement Trends: Houston
31 Improvement Trends: Specific American Cities
32 India - Remarriage
33 International Education - American College Programs
34 International: Student Exchange + Aids, Scholarships, Information Relating to Foreign Study
35 Introductory: Food Lag + Other Dangers
36 Introductory: New Books + Writings
37 Introductory: Population Increase
38 Italy
39 Italy 1952
40 Italy Before 1952
41 Latin America
42 Latin America
43 Latin America: Bibliography
Box Folder
7 1 Mateos, Lopez
2 Medieval History 476 - 1492
3 Medieval History 476 - 1492
4 Mexicans In Our Cities
5 Mexicans In The United States
6 Mexico Capsule: Unsorted Material
7 Mexico: Writings & Papers In Mexico
8 Middle America: Caribbean - Central America 1952
9 Nationalism
10 Nationalism + Race: USSR
11 Negroes
12 Negroes: 1963 And Recent
13 Negroes: Discrimination In General: South
14 Negroes: Education: Education of Segregation
15 Negroes: Education: Outlook For Solution Of School Integration Crisis 1958
16 Negroes: Employment Discrimination
17 Negroes: Evidence & Document: Better Treatment
18 Negroes: Historical Background
19 Negroes: Miscellaneous
20 Negroes: Racial Discrimination Outside US: England, South Africa, India, Japan
21 Negroes: Trouble In the North: Housing, Schooling, Employment, etc…
22 Negroes: White Tensions + Conflicts
23 Overpopulation
24 Pension: Public & Private
25 Pol Ideologies: Fascism
26 Pol Ideologies: Nazism
27 Pol Ideologies: USSR
28 Politics + Crimes
29 Race And Racism: Prejudice & Discrimination: General
30 Racism: Germany
31 Resources: Africa
32 Resources: Asia
33 Resources: Australia
34 Resources: Brazil, Argentina + Latin America Generally
35 Resources: China
36 Resources: Europe
Box Folder
8 1 Resources: India + Pakistan
2 Resources: Japan
3 Resources: Latin America
4 Resources: U.S. Agricultural: Meeting the Drought + Water Problems
5 Resources: U.S. Agriculture: The Present
6 Resources: U.S. General
7 Resources: U.S.S.R: Agriculture
8 Resources: Western Hemisphere: Canada + Latin America
9 Russia Since 1980
10 Scandinavia: Descriptive Literature
11 Slums
12 Social Security
13 Southern Trade + Industrialism Resources Energy: International Economy - Cooperation + Mutuality
14 Spain
15 Spain: Descriptive Literature
16 Specific Examples Of American Cities
17 Sweden
18 Switzerland: Descriptive Literature
19 Television
20 Trade & Industry: Capital & Investments: Shortages, Difficulties, etc…
21 Trade & Industry: Foreign Aid
22 Trade & Industry: International Trade: Difficulties: Tariffs + Other Obstacles
23 Turkey: Descriptive Literature
24 U.S.: Ideals
25 USSR 1934 - 1935
26 USSR 1937 - 1939
27 USSR 1945
28 USSR 1945 - 1947 - 1948
29 USSR 1946 - 1956
30 USSR: Address + Articles
31 USSR: Agriculture
32 USSR: Industrial
33 USSR: Pamphlets
34 USSR: Political + General
35 USSR: Recent Material: Education, Science, Tension
Box Folder
9 1 USSR: Materials for Tasks 1958
2 USSR: Trotskyism
3 USSR: Un-assorted Material 1957 - 1958 - 1959
4 USSR: Un-assorted Material 1957 - 1958 - 1959
5 USSR: Un-assorted Material 1957 - 1958 - 1959
6 USSR: Un-assorted Material 1959 - 1960
7 USSR: Un-assorted Material 1959 - 1960
8 Women: Immorality & Drunkenness
Box Folder
10 1 Index cards
2 Glass Negatives

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