Contents and Arrangement

Series II: Document, 1939

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Series II: Document (1939) contains a single State Department document (author unknown) relating the history of the German-Czechoslovak crisis of 1938. This document was compiled from a study of telegrams received from American missions in Europe during this crisis. Entitled, "The Czechoslovak Crisis," the document is stamped "February 6, 1939 Havana" and includes marginal notes by Joshua Butler Wright, accompanied by a letter dated January 31, 1939 from James Clement Dunn, Adviser on Political Relations, Department of State. Wright's reply of February 8, 1939 relates his experience in Prague from 1934-37 and in Budapest 1927-30. Mention is made of Ambassador Wright's conversation with Eduard Benes on the subject of the administration of the Sudetan District and his exasperation and regret that a wiser technique was not followed. The document reflects British, French, German and Czechoslovakian diplomatic discussions of the "Sudetan German Party" situation and of Adolf Hitler's proclamation as "Protector of the 10,000,000 Germans living beyond German frontiers," which included 3,500,000 Sudetan Germans living in Czechoslovakia.


The material in this series consists of a single document compiled by Wright from several sources and maintains the original order.

Collection History


There is no information about appraisal for this collection.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jean Holliday in 1992. Finding aid written by Jean Holliday in 1992.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Series II: Document; Joshua Butler Wright Papers, MC137, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 1