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Box 1


Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The Goetz A. Briefs Papers comprise four (4) boxes. Box 1, Folders 1 to 7, comprises Briefs' correspondence from 1930 to 1974 and arranged chronologically. Magazine and newsclippings with Briefs' holograph notations and additions make up folders 8, 9, and 10 in Box 1. Georgetown University related materials are found in Box 1, Folder 11. Loose manuscript materials with holograph additions, corrections, and notations, some dated, are to be found in Folders 12 to 16, Box 1. Typewritten, usually "titled", manuscripts with holograph additions, corrections, and notations by Briefs' comprise Folders 17 to 35 in Box 1 and Folders 1 to 36 in Box 2, all of which are arranged alphabetically by title.

Box 2, Folders 37 to 45 make up a miscellaneous materials' section, i.e., symposium materials, Mont Pelerin Society items. Box 3 contains copies of papers not assocaited with Georgetown University comprise Folders 1 to 22 and are arranged alphabetically by last name. Geprgetown University students' papers make up Folders 23 to 29 in Box 3. Georgetown University's Faculty papers and projects make up the remaining Folders in Box 3 (Folders 30 to 35). The last box, no. 4, contains a 1909 copy of Bretano's "Political Economy" along with Briefs' various printed publications as well as publications of his colleagues and autographed by them for Briefs.

Biographical material on Goetz A. Briefs is on the following page of this Finding Aid. The material was copied from additional material on Goetz A. Briefs in the Faculty Files of the Georgetown University Archives. Permission for usage must be obtained from the University Archivist.

Goetz A. Briefs, after a long and varied career in Germany and in the United States, retired as professor emeritus at the age of 82 in May of 1971. He died in 1974 at the age of 85.


  • From the Collection: 1930-1974

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From the Collection: 4 Linear Feet (4 Hollinger Record Storage boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: German


Contains correspondence from 1930 through 1974 and is arranged chronologically (Folders 1-7); Clippings (Folders 8-10): Georgetown UNiversity related (Folder 11); Loose Mss materials (Folders 12-16); and typewritten Mss (Folders 17-35) titled with holograph additions, corections,a nd notations, and all arranged alphabetically, "A to I". Not signed by Briefs but assumed to be his work.

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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