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Elmer Plischke papers

 Collection 0265-UA

Elmer Plischke (1914-2005) was a professor of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland from 1948 to 1980 and special historian for the office of the U.S. High Commissioner for Germany. His papers consist of correspondence, notes and information about the Allied High Commission on Germany, and writings on such topics as diplomacy, international relations, and government in Wisconsin and Germany. The collection also contains manuscripts and drafts for several of Plischke's publications, including Contemporary Government of Germany (1960), the second edition of Conduct of American Diplomacy (1967), and the second draft of his Ph.D. thesis Jurisdiction in the Polar Regions (1943).

A preliminary inventory of this collection is available and can be found under "External Documents" in the "Additional Description" section of this finding aid.


  • 1941-1974

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is open for research.

Duplication and Copyright Information

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.


17.75 Linear Feet

Guide to the Elmer Plischke papers
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Finding aid written in English.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742