Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Victor Paschkis Papers, 1946-1976

Collection: DG 119


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U.S.A.
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Descriptive Summary
Repository
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Creator
Paschkis, Victor (1898-1991)
Title
Victor Paschkis Papers
Inclusive Dates
1946-1976
Call Number
DG 119

Language of Materials

Materials in English and German.
Extent
9.1 linear feet [papers only]
Abstract
Victor Paschkis (1898-1991) was Quaker, mechanical engineer and academic. He was born in Vienna, Austria and emigrated from Germany to U.S. in 1938. Paschkis was the founder, and first president, of the Society for Social Responsibility in Science. He also served as the chairman of the National Friends Conference on Race Relations, the American Friends Service Committee's Race Relations Committee, and the Committee on Fair Employment. Paschkis taught at Columbia University was also a Professor Emeritus of that institution.


Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
None
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Victor Paschkis, 1978 [Acc. 78A-061]
Processing Information
This finding aid was prepared by Chloe Lucchesi- Malone, July 2009.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in theVictor Paschkis Papers (DG 119), Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Copyright Notice
Copyright may have been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Copy right for some items in this collectin may have been retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law

Online Catalog Headings
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Historical Background
Victor Paschkis (1898-1991) was Quaker, mechanical engineer and academic. He was born in Vienna, Austria and emigrated from Germany to U.S. in 1938. Paschkis was the founder, and first president, of the Society for Social Responsibility in Science. He also served as the chairman of the National Friends Conference on Race Relations, the American Friends Service Committee's Race Relations Committee, and the Committee on Fair Employment. Paschkis taught at Columbia University was also a Professor Emeritus of that institution

Collection Overview
This collection includes: articles and speeches by Paschkis; citation for the Max Born Memorial Medal; constitution and bylaws (1956), pamphlets, newsletters, and other materials relating to Society for Social Responsibility in Science; periodicals and occasional papers from other organizations including Club of Rome; reprints from American Society of Mechanical Engineers; and a small quantity of correspondence (1971-1976) in German and English. Topics include zero growth economy, technology and society, nuclear disarmament, and Christian pacifism. Correspondents include the following people: Richard L. Deats, Carl Dreher, William F. Hewitt, Alice Mary Hilton, Heinrich Mugdan, Norman E. Polster, Michael J. Rabins, Hans Sachsse, Georg Wolfgang Schimpf, G. Gustav Van Beers, Clarence C. Walton, and Walter Weisskopf.

Items removed:
Albert Schweitzer scrapbook


Arrangement of Collection
This collection is unprocessed and remains in the order in which it was donated.





Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1
Albert Schweitzer scrapbook [removed]
Change of Structure
Correspondence and Writings
Society for Social Responsibility in Science: Correspondence
Published writings
Speeches, Correspondence, Newsletters [2 folders]
Reference [2 folders]
 
Box 2
Papers Received and Correspondence
Seminar Presentations, Articles [2 folders]
Seminar Presentations
Race Relations: Report on Travels to promote
Race Relations: Newsletter
Material from Refile Box, 1991 (May)
Material from Refile Box, 1991 (September)
Published Works
 
Box 3
Pamphlets, published works, correspondence
Friend’s Journal, 1983 (August 1 - 15)
Press Releases, writings
Friends Meeting Correspondence, 1967 – 1980
United States Congress Correspondence, 1969 – 1974
United States Congress Correspondence, 1974 – 1981
Published Journal Articles: 1936 (April); 1941 (July); 1943 (February); 1958 (May); 1958 (December)
May-June 1959; ?
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Correspondence and Publications [2 folders]
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Goals
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Status Report on Solar Energy Domestic Policy Review

Box 4
American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Conference on Engineering Ethics
Scrapbook: clippings
Cybercultural Revolution Conference
Technology and Society Newsletter
Speeches and writings [2 folders]
Allegany St. Park: guide map
“Friends and Peace Research,” , 1966 (April 22 – 24): Participants
Pamphlets: Christian organizations in the South and concerning Race Relations
Victor Paschkis: ‘Coupon’ Book
Survival: North American Edition, 1972 (April)
Correspondence; SSRS Newsletters; Friends Meeting inforation
Notebook: comments and abstracts mostly concerning Technology and Science
Community Service, Inc.: Correspondence, pamphlets etc.

Box 5
“From Heart to Heart/Von Herz zu Herz,” 1970 (January)
Civil Cases: 1966 (October); 1969 (August), 1971 (May) and other correspondence
Black Panther: Newsletter, 1969 (November); 1970 and A Quaker Action Group correspondence
Friends Meeting: Correspondence, Newsletter, Minutes
Technical Correspondence
“Human Values in Engineering: What is happening in Engineering Societies”: rough drafts
American Academy of Arts and Sciences: Reports and publications
American Association for the Advancement of Science: correspondence, seminar workshop, publications
American Association for the Advancement of Science: Correspondence
American Association for the Advancement of Science: Annual Meeting, February 20, 1976
American Association for the Advancement of Science and American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Correspondence, writings
Publications and Correspondence: technology, engineering etc.
The International Conference on the Lessons of the Holocaust, October 18-20, 1978: Dr. Franklin H. Littell
National Engineering Foundation and National Professions Foundation
[World Peace Diary, 1970: removed]
 
Box 6
Victor Paschkis: “Conversations with Einstein”
Victor Paschkis: rough drafts (and diaries) from autobiography [9 folders]

Box 7
Victor Paschkis: “Sabbatical with Susanne,” 1958 [2 folders]
Victor Paschkis: articles by
Victor Paschkis: articles by or about [2 folders]
“Communaute de travail Marcel Barbu”
Fellowship of House and Farm
Hidden Springs
Lectures before Friends’ Groups: Correspondence, outlines, etc., 1958
Marjorie Penny Paschkis
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers: publications

Box 8
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Certificate granted to Victor Paschkis
“Technology and Society” and Diary (begins 1917)
Review of “Technology and Society”
Technology and Society Journals (IEEE)
“Survival”: manuscript
Correspondence concerning Paschkis’ manuscripts
Correspondence with Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Miscellaneous: articles, correspondence, Friends’ minutes, etc. [2 folders]
 
Box 9
Victor Paschkis: certificates, completed forms [in German]
Personal Correspondence, 1933 - 1934
Guestbook
Family Papers: Diaries of antecedents
Correspondence [2]
Letters to/from wife Susanne, 1937 [in German]
Letters to/from Susanne, 1945 (October)
Letters to/from Susanne, 1945 (December)
Letters to/from Susanne, 1946 (May)
Letters to/from Susanne, 1947
Letters to/from Susanne, 1951 (February - March)
Letters to/from Susanne, 1956 - 1957

Box 10
Letters from Susanne
Letters from son, Al, 1948
Personal letters, 1930s
Letters from children/grandchildren, 1952
Personal letters [2 folders]
Diaries/Journals, 1925
Diaries/Journals, 1926
Diary, 1941 - 1942
Scrapbook of personal items, mostly 1920s - 1930s
Susanne’s clippings
Correspondence
Sale of all stock and ending mortgage, 1972
A drawing and a painting
Photo album preceded by a description of “Summer in the AFSC - training Camp High Acres [also writing in German about Herbst, 1940]
Correspondence, primarily with Paul Torda

Box 11
Condolences, etc. for the death of Susanne Paschkis
Victor Paschkis: awards/certificates from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Diary, 1959 - 1961 [notebook]
Diaries [2]: Sabbatical Leave, West Coast, 1951; Sabbatical with Susanne, September. - November 1958
“Report on Travels,” 1959: rough draft
Favorite Quotations, chosen by Susanne and Victor: From young years to America
Diaries [2], 1918 (April - June) and 1918 (July- Septembe)
Diaries [4], 1958 - 1959
Diaries [3], 1963
Diary, 1963 (February. - May): Travels in U.S.A.

Box 12
Diaries [3], 1964 - 1969
Diaries [2], 1973
Sabbatical Leave, 1951: Cross-country Trip
Technology and Science Journals (IEEE)
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, November 1980: 101 st Winter Annual Meeting
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Philadelphia Sect.
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Defense (Behind Divider/With other Divisions)
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Sectional and Regional Activities
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers: General Engineering Education
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers: General Engineering Department

Box 13
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Societal Responsibility Committee
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Petroleum Division
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Management Division
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Policy Board, Industry Department
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Correspondence concerning 1981 Winter Annual Meeting
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Executive Committee, Technology and Society Division [2 folders]
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Quarterly Report
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers: General Engineering Department, Directory of Personnel, 1979-1980 and 1980-1981
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Manuals [2 folders]

Box 14
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Organizing for Century Two, Report to the Committee on Planning and Organization
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Letters to the Editor and Socio-Technical View Correspondence
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Executive Newsletter
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Technology and Society Newsletter
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Member Interests Newsletter
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Socio-Technical View
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers: publications
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Speeches, Correspondence
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Technology and Society Division
Bibliography of “The Heat and Mass Flow Analyzer Laboratory”
Zagadnienia Naukoznawstwa Kwartalnik: Polish Publication with article by Victor Paschkis
Victor Paschkis: articles

Box 15
Victor Paschkis: General Correspondence
Miscellaneous: Articles - some by Paschkis [2 folders]
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc: Miscellaneous
Participating Organizations Liaison Committee of the National Council of Engineering Examiners: Miscellaneous
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Correspondence
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Ethics Committee [2 folders]
Essay on Engineering: general statistics and minority involvement
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Technology Executive Conference, 1979

Box 16
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Executive Committee correspondence
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Policy Board, General Engineering Department
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Technology and Society Division, Executive Committee [3 folders]
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Convocation, Strategies and Structures for Century Two, 1978, Presentations
Ethics Papers, Miscellaneous

Box 17
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.: United States Activities Board
Correspondence with Carl Houston
Minority Introduction to Engineering
United States of America versus The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1972: case and comments
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Publications and correspondence [2 folders]
Leeds and Northrup Co.: Engineering Department

Box 18
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Winter Annual Conference, 1977
Victor Paschkis: Seminars
Miscellaneous essays
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Winter Annual Meeting, 1970
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Annual Meeting, Program and reprints, 1971
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Winter Annual Meeting, reprints, 1972
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Winter Annual Meeting, reprints, 1973
Victor Paschkis’ letter to the editor of the New York Times Magazine concerning the article, “Rebels without a Program.” (Article is included)
Victor Paschkis’ manuscripts with correspondence comments by Ann ____
Victor Paschkis: “An Absolute Moral Law”
Book Manuscript
Notes for a proposed book
“Meeting” [manuscript] with correspondence
Victor Paschkis: manuscripts, essays, articles etc.
American Society for Engineering Education: Meeting, Hoboken, 1976 (May)

Box 19
American Society for Mechanical Engineers: Goals Committee
Ethics in Engineering: lectures, committee meetings, correspondence, articles
Articles and Correspondence: Miscellaneous
American Society of Mechanical Engineers Aviation and Space Division, 1971 – 1972: Miscellaneous
American Society of Mechanical Engineers Aviation and Space Division: Working Party 14
Minorities in Engineering
Seminars: Ethics (1967) and Survival ’70 Lectures 1970 (October 14 – 16)
Friends Committee on National Legislation: correspondence
Victor Paschkis: writings/letters
Society for Middle East Confederation: Correspondence
Clark-Galanter discussion on Ethics in the Age of Technological Change: script provided with an introduction by Paschkis
Correspondence and Letters to Editors
Conference Planning: correspondence
Transcript: Report from Iron Mountain
Resist: correspondence, newsletters

Box 20
Correspondence: tax related
Fellowship House
Sixth National Conference of Friends on Race Relations, 1967
Correspondence: Royalties, Publishers etc.
Ethics in an Age of Pervasive Technology: Correspondence
Correspondence
Course Information
Volunteer in [International] Technical Assistance, 1972 - 1977: Newsletters, Annual Report, correspondence etc.
Volunteer in [International] Technical Assistance, 1978 - 1980: Annual Reports, pamphlets, etc.
Korea High Protein Foods, Inc.: Correspondence
OSCAR: correspondence
American Friends Service Committee: Jerome Steffens
Center for Science in the Public Interest: Newsletter
Earth Environment and Resources Conference, 1974
German poster/calendar comparing 1938 to 1978, promotes peace
Victor Paschkis: travel abroad
University of Michigan: correspondence, publications, lectures, etc.

Box 21
Victor Paschkis: Midwest Lecture Tour
Victor Paschkis: University of Rhode Island Lecture
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. Conference, 1974
Edith Stein Archives: Correspondence
University of Kentucky: Correspondence
Ethics Conference, 1978
Victor Paschkis: Lectures
Bulletin de l’Union Centrale des Associations Communautaires “Emmaus” [journal]
Centro Studi e Iniziative per la Piena Occupazione [journal]
A Voice from Palermo
Christian Peace Conference
The Riesi Project
Miscellaneous
 
Box 22
Personal Correspondence, 1963
Correspondence
Fellowship House and Farm: Minutes
Lecture Notes
Lectures, 1963
Society for Social Responsibility in Science
Race Relations Conference
Pamphlets and Literature on Race Relations
Pamphlet on Adult Education
Polish Ecumenical Review and the [Polish] Information Bulletin


 
 



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