A Guide to the Andre Schenker Papers

Schenker (Andre) Papers

Summary Information

Title
Andre Schenker Papers
Inclusive Dates
undated, 1898-1972
Extent
12.5 Linear Feet
Abstract
Andre Schenker was born in 1897 and received his education at the Connecticut Agricultural College (UConn) and Yale University. He was a professor of history at UConn from 1928 - 1965.
Call Number
1983.0008
Language
English
Finding Aid Prepared By
Archives & Special Collections staff
Repository
University of Connecticut Library 405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205 Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1205 archives@uconn.edu URL:

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], Andre Schenker Papers.  Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries.

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Access and Use

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated to Archives & Special Collections in 1983 by Mr. Schenker's son.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open and available for research.

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], Andre Schenker Papers.  Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Young Republicans of Tolland County (Tolland County, Conn.)
  • WTIC (Radio station: Hartford, Conn.)

Genre(s)

  • Photographs
  • School Records
  • Audiocassettes
  • Correspondence
  • Publications (documents)
  • Notes
  • Manuscripts (document genre)

Geographic Name(s)

  • Tolland (county)
  • Hawaii (state)
  • France (nation)
  • Connecticut (state)

Personal Name(s)

  • Roosevelt , Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945

Subject(s)

  • Military campaigns
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Political participation
  • Political parties
  • Radio stations
  • Youth
  • Radio journalism
  • Pearl Harbor, Attack on (Hawaii : 1941)
  • History
  • Universities and colleges
  • Education
  • Interviews
  • Local government

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Biography

Andre Schenker was born in  Vincennes, Indiana on 28 December 1897, the son of Francois Xavier and  Maria (Loeiffer) Schenker. He was a graduate of the  Connecticut Agricultural College and  Yale University; he also studied at Rutgers and Columbia Universities. He was a professor of history at the  University of Connecticut in Storrs from 1928-1965. Schenker received the UConn Alumni Association's first faculty excellence award shortly before his retirement.

For over a decade Andre Schenker was a world affairs commentator for station  WTIC in  Hartford, CT, ending the broadcasts in 1949. His series of programs during the years of World War II made him one of the best-known commentators in the state.

Schenker was actively involved in the politics of Mansfield, CT, where he resided. He was the founder of the  Mansfield Young Republicans and was also involved in political activities on the state level. In 1965, he served as a research aide for the State Constitutional Convention.

Professor Schenker died at the age of 74 on 20 April 1973.

[Additional biographical information is available in Series VI of the collection.]

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Scope and Content

The Andre Schenker papers reflect Mr. Schenker's activities and interests including his radio program on radio station  WTIC, his writings on world events and his involvement in the university and town. Some series are more complete than others. For example, the radio broadcast transcripts are apparently complete but there are few records concerning Mr. Schenker's teaching.

In 2007, 5 charcoal sketches and 1 oil painting of Mr. Schenker were added to the collection. The artist was Mr. Schenker's sister, Odile. Additional personal materials were added in 2012.

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Related Materials

Related Material

Archives & Special Collections has a substantial collection of materials pertaining to the University, its history, administration, faculty, staff and students. For detailed information on these collections please ask at the Reading Room desk.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Radio Broadcasts 1935-1949 

Transcripts 

WTIC Schedules and newsletter 1942-1945 


    boxfolder
Text   11

American Legion Peace Program 1936-1937 


    boxfolder
Text   12

State College Program 1935-1937 


    boxfolder
Text   13-4

History in the Headlines 

 1938-1941 


    boxfolder
Mixed Materials   15-36

 1941-1943 


    boxfolder
Mixed Materials   237-60

 1943-1945 


    boxfolder
Mixed Materials   361-90

 1945-1946 


    boxfolder
Mixed Materials   491-116

 1947-1949 


    boxfolder
Mixed Materials   5117-153

box

Sound Recordings  1937-1945   16 sound cassettes

Scope and Content Note

Recordings include broadcasts made by Schenker as foreign affairs analyst on WTIC. Notable broadcast dates are bombing of Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941; D-Day June 6, 1944; death of Roosevelt April 12, 1945; Peace Program January 26, 1937.

6

American Legion Peace Program 1937 June 26   (4)

Interview Drake Hospital in Japan 1951 December   (3)

Commentary on Death of Roosevelt 1945 February 12   (3)

D-Day 1944 June 6   (3)

Untitled 1941 December 7   (3)

box

Unidentified albums undated 

7

"History" undated 

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Series II: Writings undated 

Final Argument for the United States of America on Organizations (Reich Cab; political leadership; S.S.; S.D.; Gestapo; S.A. undated 


    boxfolder
Text   8154

By Schenker 

Why undated 


    boxfolder
Text   8155-156

"The Greatest Dates in History" undated 


    boxfolder
Text   8157

Papers, notes, drafts undated 


    boxfolder
Text   8158-162

Bibliographies and booklets undated 


    boxfolder
Text   9163

Printed material undated 


    boxfolder
Text   9164

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Series III: Correspondence undated, 1918-1966 

Correspondence undated 


    boxfolder
Text   9165

Correspondence 1918-1966 


    boxfolder
Text   9166-173

Radio audience letters received undated 


    boxfolder
Text   9174

Speaking dates undated 


    boxfolder
Text   9175

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Series IV: University of Connecticut 1898-1972 

Teaching materials 1944, 1947 


    boxfolder
Text   9176

General materials undated 


    boxfolder
Text   9177

C.A.C. history undated 


    boxfolder
Text   9178-180

C.A.C. history and correspondence 1968 


    boxfolder
Text   9181

Names Committee circa 1963-1972 


    boxfolder
Text   9182

Phi Kappa Delta undated 


    boxfolder
Text   9183

box

Photograph album (with autographs) 1898-1922 

9

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Series V: Town of Mansfield undated, 1955-1968 

Young Republicans of Tolland County undated 


    boxfolder
Text   9184

Town Government Study Committee 1955-1968 


    boxfolder
Text   9185

General materials undated 


    boxfolder
Text   9186

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Series VI: Biographical undated, 1947 

General materials undated 


    boxfolder
Text   9187

Photographs undated 


    boxfolder
Graphic Materials   9188

Announcements, invitations, diplomas undated 


    boxfolder
Text   9189-191

oversize

5 sketches (pencil and charcoal) by Odile Schenker undated, 1947 

1

1 oil painting (unframed) by Odile Schenker undated 

2

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Series VII: Newspaper clippings 1934-1969 

 1934-1969 


    boxfolder
Text   9192-195

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