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Knocking His Head Against a Stone Wall, undated
Collection Description & Creator Information
The Derso and Kelen Collection consists of over 1100 lithographs, watercolors and pen and ink drawings representing the wide-ranging artistic work and political commentary of Alois Derso and Emery Kelen. The subject of their political reportage focuses on the events of inter-war Europe with a particular emphasis on international politics, the diplomatic scene, and the rise of Adolf Hitler. The many open-diplomacy conferences in the 1920s and 1930s on peace, economics, and disarmament, the assemblies of the League of Nations in its hey-day, and, after World War II, the formation of the United Nations are also frequently illustrated subjects.
While the majority of the collection consists of art works, there are also satirical newspaper articles and essays written by Kelen and Derso as well as a small amount of biographical information.
Please see series descriptions in contents list for additional information about individual series.
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No material was separated from this collection.
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The collection is open for research.
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Knocking His Head Against a Stone Wall; Derso and Kelen Collection, MC205, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA
- Conference for the Reduction and Limitation of Armaments (1932-1934 : Geneva, Switzerland)
Conference on Near Eastern Affairs (1922-1923 : Lausanne, Switzerland)
Republican Party. National Convention. (23rd : 1944 : Chicago)
League of Nations.
Locarno Conference (1925)
Indian Round Table Conference
Monetary and Economic Conference (1933 : London, England)
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New-York, N.Y.)
Lloyd George, David, 1863-1945.
Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971.
Adenauer, Konrad, 1876-1967.
Attlee, C.R. (Clement Richard), 1883-1967
Baruch, Bernard M. (Bernard Mannes), 1870-1965.
Brezhnev, Leonid Ilʹich, 1906-1982
Briand, Aristide, 1862-1932
Bush, George, 1924-2018.
Castro, Fidel, 1926-2016.
Chamberlain, Neville, 1869-1940.
Churchill, Winston, 1871-1947
De Valera, Éamon, 1882-1975
Deng, Xiaoping, 1904-1997.
Dulles, John Foster, 1888-1959.
Eden, Anthony, Earl of Avon, 1897-1977
Eichmann, Adolf, 1906-1962.
Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955.
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969
Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939.
Gándhí, Mahátma, 1869-1948
Gaulle, Charles de 1890-1970
Goebbels, Joseph, 1897-1945.
Gromyko, Andreĭ Andreevich, 1909-1989
Guevara, Che, 1928-1967
Haile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia, 1892-1975
Hammarskjøld, Dag 1905-1961
Harriman, W. Averell (William Averell), 1891-1986
Hirohito, Emperor of Japan, 1901-1989
Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945.
Hồ, Chí-Minh, 1890-1969
Home of the Hirsel, Alec Douglas-Home, baron, 1903-1995
Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973
Kelen, Emery, 1896-1978
Kennedy, John F. John Fitzgerald 1917-1963
Kissinger, Henry, 1923-
Kosygin, Aleksey Nikolayevich, 1904-1980
Lenin, Vladimir Ilʹich, 1870-1924
Lie, Trygve, 1896-1968
Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924
Lytton, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Baron, 1803-1873.
Macdonald, James Ramsay, 1866-1937
Mussolini, Benito, 1883-1945.
Nixon, Richard M. Richard Milhous 1913-1994
Papen, Franz von 1879-1969
Poincaré, Henri, 1854-1912.
Ribbentrop, Joachim von 1893-1946
Simon, John Allsebrook Simon, Viscount, 1873-1954
Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953.
Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965
Stresemann, Gustav, 1878-1929
Trotsky, Léon, 1879-1940
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972.
Vyshinsky, Andrey Yanuaryevich, 1883-1954
Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924.
Young, Owen D., 1874-1962