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Dr. Earl R. Beck Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1987-002

Scope and Contents

Contains both holograph and typescripts of Beck's work, Under the Bombs: The German Home Front, 1942-1945. The papers also include a couple of maps, a 1987 essay exam, articles and newsclippings, research notes on various subjects, and many publications by others. This last area is especially strong in works by German authors including a handful by Schonemann. Collection includes MSS 92-21.


  • Created: 1918-1986

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has not been transferred to the Florida State University Libraries. All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical or Historical Information

Dr. Earl R. Beck was born in 1916. He received his Ph.D. at Ohio State University and began teaching history at Florida State University in 1949. He was Assistant Professor in the history department from 1949-1952, Associate Professor from 1952-1960, and department chairman from 1962-1972. Dr. Beck died on October 30, 2002.

His publications include Verdict On Schacht (1955), Death of the Prussian Republic (1959), On Teaching History in Colleges and Universities (1966), Germany Rediscovers America (1968), and A Time of Triumph and Sorrow: Spanish Politics During the Reign of Alfonso XII, 1874-1875 (1979). In his book Under the Bombs (1986), Beck, a veteran of World War II, describes the German home front and its people from 1942 to 1946. Manuscripts prepared for this publication comprise this collection.


3.25 Linear Feet

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Dr. Earl R. Beck Papers
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Repository Details

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