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Frank Thies Manuscript

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Thies, Frank.
Title: Frank Thies Manuscript
Inclusive Dates: 1948-1969
Quantity: 1 folder (SC)
Abstract: Handwritten essay, in German, on "the to whether or not a European Union could ever be realized." Accompanying letter describing it, from the donor, in English.
Language: German, English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Frank Theis (dates unknown) was a German journalist and author. Internal evidence of the collection suggests that he wrote on political and historical topics.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Frank Thies Manuscript consists of a handwritten essay, written in 1948, on "the to whether or not a European Union could ever be realized." The essay cites the failure of the unification of Greece under Philip II of Macedonia as a cautionary example.

The accompanying letter from Thies states that the essay "was justly understood as a warning against the isolation of the European states consdering the threat of Soviet Communism." The essay is in German and has many corrections and emendations by the author; the accompanying letter is in English.

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Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings


Thies, Frank.


European federation.


Europe -- Politics and government -- 1945-

Genres and Forms

Manuscripts (document genre)



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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Frank Thies Manuscript,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Frank Thies, 1969.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRC
Date: 6 Oct 2010
Revision history:

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SC 1 Essay, "Hellas: Urbild und Warnung" 1948, 1969 - includes letter from the author giving context of essay

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