Skip to main content
Please contact the Booth Family Center for Special Collections for assistance with accessing these materials.

Box 1


Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The Martin F. Herz Papers, comprising nine linear feet of manuscript material, span the period from 1941 to 1983. The earliest material concerns his work in psychological warfare during the Second World War. Included are memoranda and reports on the theory, application, and effectiveness of American propaganda techniques, as well as actual examples of American, German, Russian, British and Japanese propaganda. Also included are subsequent correspondence files on collecting in the field of psychological warfare.

The next series consists of memoranda and reports written by Herz while assigned as a political analyst in Austria from 1945-1948. Included is a lengthy introduction on the nature of Herz's work and the documents included. The third series includes declassified reports, data and research material on the Cold War years; the state of French politics (1953); Cuba (1961); Algeria (1961); the Dominican Crisis (1965-1966); Iran (1963-1967); and US/USSR foreign relations (1965-1980). Also included are manuscripts, clippings and reprints of articles written by Herz.

The fourth series concerns Herz's interest and research on psychological warfare as employed during the Vietnam War. Included is an extensive collection of propaganda leaflets issued by the United States, the North Vietnamese and the Vietcong.

The final series consists of general research files on Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.


  • From the Collection: 1941-1983

Conditions Governing Access

Most manuscripts collections at the Georgetown University Booth Family Center for Special Collections are open to researchers; however, restrictions may apply to some collections. Collections stored off site require a minimum of three days for retrieval. For use of all manuscripts collections, researchers are advised to contact the Booth Family Center for Special Collections in advance of any visit.


From the Collection: 9 Linear Feet (6 boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

Lauinger Library, 5th Floor
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington DC 20057