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The Hannah Arendt Papers at the Library of Congress

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The following series list of the Hannah Arendt Papers in the Library of Congress is provided for the preview release as background information. Selected items from two of the series are currently available online. Additional items from more of the series will be available online with the final release, as will the Manuscript Division's finding aid for the collection.

Family Papers, 1898-1975 and Undated
Correspondence, writings, and miscellaneous financial, business, and personal material. Arranged by name of family member and then alphabetically by type of material or topic.
No images available online.

Correspondence, 1938-1976 and Undated

Correspondence, General, 1938-1976 and Undated
Letters with enclosures sent and received. Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent and then chronologically.
No images available online
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Correspondence, Organizations, 1943-1976 and Undated
Letters with enclosures sent and received from foundations, academic organizations, radio and television stations, and various interest groups. Arranged alphabetically by name of organization and then chronologically.
No images available online
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Correspondence, Publishers, 1944-1975 and Undated
Letters with enclosures sent and received from publishing firms and editors of periodicals. Arranged alphabetically by name of magazine, journal, or publisher and then chronologically.
No images available online
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Correspondence, Universities and Colleges, 1947-1975 and Undated
Letters with enclosures sent and received from faculty members and administrators of colleges and universities. Arranged alphabetically by name of institution and then chronologically.
No images available online
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Adolf Eichmann File, 1938-1968 and Undated
Correspondence, reports, transcripts, notes, reviews, clippings, and related material concerning the trial of Adolf Eichmann. Arranged alphabetically by type of material or topic and then chronologically or alphabetically.
No images available online
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Subject File, 1949-1975 and Undated
Course material including lectures, correspondence, notes, clippings, book reviews, class lists, contracts and royalty statements, book lists, and miscellaneous printed and near-print (e.g., galley proofs) material. Arranged alphabetically by type of material or topic.
Selected images available online
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Speeches and Writings File, 1923-1975 and Undated
Printed, near-print, typewritten, and handwritten manuscripts of books, essays, lectures, and other writings by Arendt. Grouped by format and then arranged alphabetically by title or topic.
Selected images available online.

Clippings, 1942-1975 and Undated
Clippings of book reviews and miscellaneous news items concerning Arendt. Arranged alphabetically by name of publication or topic.
No images available online
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Addition I, 1966-1977 and Undated
Manuscripts, notes, and printed and near-print matter relating to books and lectures by Arendt. Arranged alphabetically by format and title.
No images available online
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Addition II, 1906-1975 and Undated
Letters, a notebook kept by Arendt's mother, writings, and honorary degrees. Arranged alphabetically by type of material.
No images available online
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Addition III, 1945 and Undated
Correspondence and notes by Arendt. Arranged alphabetically by type of material.
No images available online
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