Texas Archival Resources Online

TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

University of Houston Subject Files

Subject Files

University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections

Professor Louis Kestenberg Papers

An Inventory of Holdings at the University of Houston Libraries



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Kestenberg, Louis, d. 1982.
Title: Professor Louis Kestenberg Papers
Dates: 1948-1965
Abstract: Dr. Louis Kestenberg taught German at the University of Houston from 1933 until 1974. The collection contains files related to Kestenburg's teaching and activities at the University of Houston as well as his academic interests.
Identification: 1982-002
Quantity: 13.00 Linear Feet
Repository: University Archives University of Houston Libraries

Biographical Note

Professor Louis Kestenberg received his A.B. degree from Rice Institute in 1930; his M.A. in German from Rice in 1933; and his Ph.D. in German History from the University of Colorado in 1943. Born in Sosnowiec, Poland in 1907, Kestenberg emigrated with his parents to Houston, Texas in 1920.

Dr. Kestenberg joined the faculty of the University of Houston in 1933 as Instructor in German; became a fulltime faculty member in 1940 and continued to teach at the University of Houston until his retirement in 1974 as Professor Emeritus of History. Professor Kestenberg also served as the Chairman of the Division of Modern Languages from 1950 to1955; he served as First Chairman of the Honors Program from 1957 to 1964; as Visiting Professor at Tulane University in 1948 and as a Fulbright Teaching Interchange Lecturer in Reutlingen, West Germany in 1956 and 1957.

He was also a member of the American Historical Association and the American Association of University Professors and belonged to Phi Kappa Phi, Delta Phi Alpha, and Phi Alpha Theta National Honor Societies. Professor Kestenberg also served as President of the Houston Chapter of the United Nations Association and as President of the Neighborhood Centers Association.

Return to the Table of Contents


Scope and Contents

The collection contains files related to Kestenburg's teaching and activities at the University of Houston as well as his academic interests.

Forms part of the University Archives.

Return to the Table of Contents


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.

Return to the Table of Contents


Index Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Corporate Name:
American Association of University Professors--University of Houston Chapter
Phi Kappa Phi
United Nations Association of the United States of America--Houston chapter
University of Houston--Dept. of History
Genre/Form of Material:
Clippings
Faculty papers
Records

Return to the Table of Contents


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Professor Louis Kestenberg Papers, Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries

Acquisition

Return to the Table of Contents


Detailed Description

 

University of Houston Subject Files

This series contains 52 folders related to Professor Kestenberg's association with the University of Houston. Included are materials concerning his participation with the Faculty Association, Faculty Club, and Phi Kappa Phi. The folders are primarily arranged alphabetically by subject or organization title, then chronologically if necessary. Dates in this series range from 1948-1981.
Box Folder
1 1 Correspondence, Inquiries, Replies 1969-1976
2 Faculty Association 1950- 1961
3 Faculty Club 1950- 1952
4 Faculty Club Committee 1950- 1952
5 History Department 1965-1968
6 History Department 1969-1973
7 History Department Executive Committee 1968-1970
8 History Department Executive Committee 1971-1979
9 History Department: Graduate Faculty 1965- 1970
10 History Department: Graduate Faculty 1971- 1974
11 History Department Recommendations Memos 1954-1961
12 History Department Recommendations Memos 1962-1973
13 History: Graduate Committee 1967-1968
14 History Majors-Undergraduates 1963
15 History 379A Tests and Assignments 1978
16 Honors Class, Spring 1948
17 Honors Day 1955-1962
18 Honors Program 1957-1963
19 Honors Program 1964-1967
20 Honors Program 1968-1972
21 Honors Program 1974-1981
22 Honors Program Council 1959-1964
23 Honors Programs: Student Directories Average 1957-1962
24 Honors Programs: Student Directories Average 1963-1964
25 Honors Programs: Student Directories Average 1965-1970
26 Honor Societies, Phi Kappa Phi, Freshman, Senior 1952-1955
27 Inauguration of President W.W. Kemmerer 1952- 1953
Box Folder
2 1 International Relations Club 1948-1949, 1957- 1958
2 Kestenberg Papers; Donitz: I & II 1957- 1974
3 Kestenberg Papers; Donitz: I & II 1975- 1981
4 Kestenberg Papers; Outlines, Notes Used 1975
5 Leadership Conference October 16-17, 1964
6 M.A., Ph.D., Fields, Exams, Notes and Records 1946-1966
7 M.A., Ph.D., Fields, Exams, Notes and Records 1967-1972
8 M.A. Thesis Topics, Style Sheets and Manual 1966-1974
9 Ph.D. Admission Requirement Committees 1964- 1972
10 Ph.D. Admission Requirement Committees 1973- 1974
11 Phi Kappa Phi 1966-1970
12 Phi Kappa Phi 1971-1974
13 Phi Kappa Phi, American Historical Association 1958-1967
14 Phi Kappa Phi, Distinguished Graduating Seniors 1965- 1970
15 Phi Kappa Phi, Distinguished Graduating Seniors 1971- 1974
16 Phi Kappa Phi, Distinguished Graduating Seniors 1975- 1976
17 Phi Kappa Phi, Distinguished Graduating Seniors 1977- 1979
18 Phi Kappa Phi, Faculty Nomination 1959-1961
19 Phi Kappa Phi, Senior Scholastic Society 1946-1957
20 Phi Kappa Phi, Senior Scholastic Society 1958-1959
21 Phi Kappa Phi, University of Houston Chapter 1974- 1975
22 Phi Kappa Phi, University of Houston Chapter 1976- 1981
23 Ransom Award: Kestenberg 1968- 1974
24 Thesis Committees 1968-1974

Return to the Table of Contents




 

Subject Files

This series is the largest in the Collection and contains two hundred and seventy two folders. Folders are in alphabetical order by subject, then chronologically where necessary. The material in these folders contains items used by Professor Kestenberg in his classes and as research for his own purposes. A large portion of this series includes material related to Germany (history and politics) and to the United Nations Association.
Box Folder
3 1 AJP Taylor; Hoggan; Origins of WWII; Dolchstol 1956- 1966
2 A League of Nations 1920- 1923
3 America 1950s
4 American Friends Service Committee
5 Area Language Studies 1944-1951
6 Arizona; Background Papers 1977- 1978
7 Arts & Sciences Faculty Meetings 1952- 1955
8 Assistants; Graders 1957- 1973
9 Atlantic Union 1943- 1958
10 Atlantic Union 1959- 1966
11 Auschwitz Buchenwald Dachau KZs 1956- 1981
12 Aus Politik Und Zeit Geschichte 1956- 1962
13 Aus Politik Und Zeit Geschichte 1963- 1964
14 Aus Politik Und Zeit Geschichte 1965- 1969
15 Aus Politik Und Zeit Geschichte 1970- 1973
16 Basques 1960
17 Berlin 1948- 1959
18 Berlin 1960- 1972
19 Bibliographies 1943- 1972
Box Folder
4 1 Bibliographies 1945- 1977
2 Bibliographies: Germany History, newspapers, journals, etc 1961- 1972
3 Bonn 1948- 1978
4 Bormann, (nd)
5 British Information Services 1954- 1955
6 Bundesarchiv, Notes and Outlines 1970
7 Bundesarchiv, Photocopier 1970
8 Bundesverfassungsgericht 1974- 1981
9 Bundeswehr 1962- 1975
10 Cartoons - Diagrams - Photos 1950- 1974
11 Charta der deutschen Hematvertriebenen 1950- 1952
12 Chronologies 1940s- 1960s
13 Chronologies 1970s
14 Committee on Advanced Hours and Minors 1954
15 Common Market 1949- 1973
16 Conferences 1941- 1978
17 Conferences - Geneva 1953- 1955
18 Consulting-Marquart Company 1967-1981
19 Contemporary Germany: Culture 1965- 1975
20 Contemporary Germany: Culture 1976- 1981
21 Curriculum Suggestions 1945- 1962
22 Data Used 1949- 1979
23 Denazification 1945- 1950
24 Dismemberment; Order - Meisse 1948- 1953
25 Dismemberment; Order - Meisse 1954- 1973
26 Dolchstosz - Verrat 1963- 1968
27 Donitz, Clippings 1974- 1981
28 Donitz Correspondence 1970
29 Donitz: Number Trails Salewski (1943 takeover) 1945- 1974
30 Donitz Regierung, Notes, (A-J) 1960-1971
Box Folder
5 1 Donitz Regierung, Notes, (A-J) 1960-1971
2 Donitz Regierung, (K-Z) 1971-1974
3 Donitz Regierung, (K-Z) 1971-1974
4 Donitz Regierung: Uncond'l Surdr 1948- 1972
5 East Berlin 1965- 1981
6 East Europe 1960- 1978
7 East Germany No. 1 1940s
8 East Germany No. 2 1950s
9 East Germany No. 3 1960s
10 East Germany No. 4 1970s
11 East Germany No. 3 1951- 1964
12 Economics 1947-1953
13 Economics 1954-1959
14 Eichmann Trail 1960- 1967
15 Eichmann Trail 1972- 1980
16 Europe: Education (1) Bibliography (2) Vocabulary (since 1945), (1960-1968)
17 European Recovery: Marshall Plan 1947- 1949
18 European Studies 1957- 1962
19 European Studies 1963- 1980
20 Facts and Figures about Germany's Refugee and Expellee Problem 1956
21 France 1950s
Box Folder
6 1 France 1960s
2 France & Germany 1948- 1958
3 France & Germany 1959- 1966
4 France & Germany 1967- 1981
5 Free Mind 1978- 1982
6 German Americanisms 1971- 1974
7 German Club 1947- 1950
8 German Club 1951- 1954
9 German Club Notices 1949- 1954
10 German History Reading Lists, Ph.D Topics since (1914)
11 Germans on America 1955- 1973
12 Germany 1975- 1980
13 Germany Adenauer 1949- 1959
14 Germany Adenauer 1960- 1976
15 Germany: Anglo- German Relas 1954- 1979
16 Germany Bibl.: Bibliographies, outlines, abbreviations 1952- 1973
17 Germany Cultural (1) 1940s
18 Germany Cultural (2) 1950s
19 Germany Cultural (3) 1960s
20 Germany Cultural (4) 1960s
21 Germany Cultural (5) 1970s
22 Germany: Education (since1945), (1957- 1969)
23 Germany Education: Administration (since 1945), (1955- 1975)
24 Germany Education: Circulation (since 1945), (1952- 1967)
Box Folder
7 1 Germany Education: Extra - Curriculum (since 1945), (1951- 1973)
2 Germany Education: Extra - Curriculum (since 1945), (1972- 1973)
3 Germany Education: Finance (since 1945), (1953- 1973)
4 Germany Education: Pedagogy (since 1945), (1953- 1978)
5 Germany Education: Vocational (since 1945), (1956- 1966)
6 Germany Education: Volkshochschule Adult Education (since 1945), (1951- 1974)
7 Germany: Foreign Evaluations 1963- 1975
8 Germany: Foreign Policy 1963- 1966
9 Germany: Nuclear Deterrent 1956- 1968
10 Germany: Rearmament 1950- 1978
11 Germany: Weimar Era Communist Party 1962- 1980
12 Germany since 1945 1940s- 1950s
13 Germany since 1945 1960s
14 Germany since 1945 1960s cont.
15 Germany since 1945 1970s
16 Germany since 1945 1970s cont.
17 Germany since 1945 1980s
18 Germany since 1965 1949- 1966
19 Germany since 1965 1967- 1977
20 Germany since 1945: Archives Chicago Center 1949- 1975
21 Germany since 1945: Bader- Meinhoff 1972- 1976
22 Germany since 1945: Bader- Meinhoff 1977- 1978
23 Germany since 1945: Bader- Meinhoff 1979- 1981
24 Germany since 1945: Bibliographies 1963- 1975
25 Germany since 1945: Bundestag -- Bundesrat 1950
26 Germany since 1945: Bundestag -- Bundesrat 1969- 1981
27 Germany since 1945: Churches, Concordat 1970- 1976
28 Germany since 1945: Communist Party in West Germany 1967- 1978
29 Germany since 1945- 1965: East Germany 1958- 1975
30 Germany since 1945: East Germany 1974- 1981
31 Germany since 1945: Economics 1960s
Box Folder
8 1 Germany since 1945: Economics 1970s
2 Germany since 1945: Economics 1977- 1981
3 Germany since 1945: Education, History 1973- 1978
4 Germany since 1945: Education-Reform 1972- 1978
5 Germany since 1945: European Unification 1950- 1955
6 Germany since 1945: European Unification 1960- 1978
7 Germany since 1945: Formation of Bundesrepublik 1971
8 Germany since 1945: Gastarbeiter 1973- 1981
9 Germany since 1945: Grundgesetz 1966- 1978
10 Germany since 1945: Grundgesetz (const'n) 1951- 1978
11 Germany since 1945: Historiography 1964- 1972
12 Germany since 1945: Historiography 1973- 1981
13 Germany since 1945: Hitler Bibliography 1934- 1973
14 Germany since 1945: Hitler Bibliography 1973- 1980
15 Germany since 1945: Int'l Schulbuch (UNESCO) UN University 1972- 1980
16 Germany since 1945: Israeli-German Relations 1971- 1981
17 Germany since 1945: Jews, K-Z, No. 1 1952- 1969
18 Germany since 1945: Jews, K-Z, No. 2, 1970- 1981
19 Germany since 1945: Politics Building (Folder # 2) 1955- 1973
20 Germany since 1945: Politische Building 1962- 1972
21 Germany since 1945: Problems & Reform No. 1 1969- 1970
Box Folder
9 1 Germany since 1945: Problems & Reform No. 2 1971- 1973
2 Germany since 1945: Reutlingen 1938- 1963
3 Germany since 1945: West Berlin 1945- 1970
4 Germany since 1945: West Berlin 1971- 1981
5 Germany since 1945: World War II 1918- 1959
6 Germany since 1945: World War II 1960- 1969
7 Germany since 1945: World War II 1970- 1981
8 Hitler: Biographical II 1963- 1981
9 International Conferences: Bermuda & Berlin 1953- 1954
10 International Conferences: Geneva & Caracas 1954- 1955
11 Israel - Zionism - PLO - Terrorism 1972- 1977
12 Israel - Zionism - PLO - Terrorism 1978- 1981
13 Kirchen im III. Reich 1973
14 Kultasministeriamkouferenz 1966- 1978
15 Labor - Gewerkschaft 1963
16 McGovern 1971- 1972
17 Microfilm German Records; Serials 1955- 1970
18 Miscellaneous 1960s
19 Modern Language Division 1945-1955
20 MSI: Claghorn MS; (copies) 1967- 1979
21 Nazi Economics 1971
22 Nazi Propaganda 1969
23 Nazi Sterilization 1971
24 Net Archives: Microsoft No. T-77; Ft. Worth N/A Steinert
25 Bibliography; NYX's Index 1970- 1972
26 North Atlantic Pact 1949- 1966
27 NYT Bank 1981
28 Pius XII; Hochuth's Stellurtr 1964- 1975
29 Press and Information Office 1971- 1973
Box Folder
10 1 Quotations 1968- 1971
2 Radio Programs: German 1951
3 Recommendations Written 1951-1978
4 Reference Guild to the United Nations 1978
5 Roehm 1957- 1973
6 Schwerin Von Krosigk: Eiserner Vorhong 1961- 1973
7 Simon Wiesenthal Center - Holocaust 1980- 1982
8 Speer - Reviews 1948- 1971
9 Sponsored Classes: Socratic Society 1941- 1946
10 Southwestern Democrats
11 S. S. 1970
12 Sweden 1948- 1950
13 T.A.G.S. 1953-1955
14 Texas Education Agency 1962-1970
15 The New York Times: Annual Education Review January 16, 1974
16 The Red, White and Blue Series 1917- 1918
17 Third Annual HAMUN Delegate Handbook April 13- 15, 1978
18 Thomas Mann & the Third Reich 1937- 1973
19 United Nations 1975
20 United Nations 1976
21 United Nations, Abbreviations, Personnel & Rank 1970- 1975
22 United Nations, Achievements Pamphlets 1945- 1979
23 UN: Acronyms 1950- 1980
24 UN: Addresses 1980
25 UN: Bibliographies, Outlines, Correspondence 1941- 1977
26 UN: Books & Publications 1978
27 UN: Brochures 1947- 1954
28 UN: Budget, Finance 1960- 1981
29 UN: Colonialism; 3rd World 1974- 1980
30 UN: Ecology (Demography) 1974- 1979
31 UN: Evaluation, Philosophy, Hopes 1957- 1979
32 UN: FACT Sheet 1971- 1979
33 UN: FAO 1971- 1979
34 UN: Geneva Conference 1973- 1977
35 UN: Historical Data 1941- 1976
36 UN: Human Rights 1975- 1978
37 UN: ILO 1959- 1980
38 UN: International Court of Justice 1973- 1980
Box Folder
11 1 United Nations Minutes 1965-1966
2 United Nations Minutes 1967-1968
3 UN: Law of Sea; Seabed 1968- 1974
4 UN: Law of Sea; Seabed 1975- 1981
5 UN: Multinationals; Transnational 1972- 1981
6 UN: Newspaper Clippings 1945- 1963
7 UN: Organizations, Achievements, Problems, and Materials 1949- 1963
8 UN: Organizations, Achievements, Problems, and Materials 1964- 1975
9 UN: Peacekeeping; Truce; Observer 1961- 1980
10 UN: Potpourri: Problems Women; Slams; Habitat Interpreters
11 WMO 1954- 1981
12 United Nations: President 1964
13 UN: Problems 1980- 1981
14 UN: Security Council & General Assembly 1950- 1980
15 UN: Security - General 1963- 1981
16 UN: Specialized Agencies 1949- 1980
17 UH: United Nations University (UNESCO); correspondence 1975
18 UN Vienna 1976- 1980
19 UN: Who 1973- 1981
20 United Nations Association 1970-1974
21 United Nations Association: Annual Meeting 1980- 1981
22 UNA: HAMUN 1977- 1979
23 UNA: High School Contest & Essay Contest Winners 1963- 1980
24 UNA: History 1951- 1963
25 UNA: History 1963- 1979
26 UNA: Ho. Charter 1976- 1978
27 UNA: Ho. Charter 1978- 1980
Box Folder
12 1 United Nations Association: Houston Chapter 1976- 1981
2 UNA: 32nd & 33rd Issues 1977- 1979
3 UNA: Newsletters, Memberships, Board of Directors 1954- 1970
4 UNESCO 1946- 1961
5 UNESCO 1962- 1981
6 UNESCO- Pamphlets 1964- 1978
7 University of Maine at Orono Conferences and Institutes 1971
8 Untitled Newspapers Clippings 1955-1963
9 Untitled Newspapers Clippings 1964-1973
10 U. S. & Germany 1945- 1955
11 U. S. & Germany 1956- 1966
12 U. S. & Germany 1967- 1980
13 U. S. S. R. 1950s
14 U. S. S. R 1960s
15 US & UN 1947- 1981
16 War Guilt 1939- 1973
17 War Information Series 1917- 1918
18 Weimar/Bonn 1945- 1974
Box Folder
13 1 Weimar Republic 1950s
2 Weimar Republic 1960s
3 Weimar Republic 1970s
4 Welfare - Family - Youth 1962- 1965
5 What To Do with Germany? 1945- 1968
6 Women 1961- 1968
7 World Bank 1969- 1981
8 World Literacy Day 1971- 1978
9 World Peace Foundation Pamphlets 1915- 1924
10 Year 1971
11 Yugoslavia 1948- 1955

Return to the Table of Contents