Guide to the Paul W. Haensel (1878-1949) Papers

Collection Title: Paul W. Haensel (1878-1949) Papers
Dates: 1908-1962
Identification: 11/3/10/5
Creator: Haensel, Paul, 1878-
Extent: 1 Boxes
Language of Materials: English, Russian
Abstract: The Paul W. Haensel Papers fill one box. Included are biographical materials, press releases, general correspondence, correspondence about his manuscript, “The Truth About Tsarist Russia,” and two copies of the manuscript itself.
Paul Haensel held copyright to several works by Pavel Ivanyukov (identity unknown). Present are three of these items, “Two Loves: A Story of Soviet Life,” 1831 (two copies), “Life's Whirlpool,” 1934, and “The Morass,” n.d.
Also included in the series are two unidentified manuscripts in Russian.
Acquisition Information: The Paul Haensel Papers were donated to the University Archives by Val Haensel on October 30, 1986 as Accession 86-218. Material from the University Archives biographical file was incorporated into the Papers.
Processing Information: Tyler O. Walters and Jason Slimon, December 8, 1988.
Separated Materials: None.
Conditions Governing Access: None.
Repository: Northwestern University Archives
Deering Library, Room 110
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL, 60208-2300
URL: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/archives
Email: archives@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-3354

Biographical/Historical Information

Economist Paul W. Haensel was born in Moscow on February 8, 1878, and graduated from the University of Moscow in 1902. He later received the degree of Doctor of Laws. In 1926, the University of Munich conferred upon him the honorary degree of Doctor eoconomiae publicae honoris causa. The constriction of liberty by the Communist Party caused Haensel, his wife, and three sons to flee Soviet Russia in 1928. In 1929 became a Professor of Public Finance on the faculty of Northwestern University, where he remained until retirement in 1943.

Paul Haensel served as Professor of Economics at the University of Moscow from 1903 to 1928. In 1904 he married Nina Von Tugenhold, who for many years assisted him in his research at the British Museum in London, and at the Biblioteque Nationale in Paris. It was during this period that his reputation in the science of public finance and economics grew.

The 1917 Bolshevik Revolution shocked Haensel. Afterward, he continued to serve for a few years as president of the finance section of the Institute of Economic Research, and later as consultant in the Commissariat of Finance.

The constriction of liberty by the Communist Party caused Haensel, his wife, and three sons to flee Soviet Russia in 1928. Over the next two years, Haensel served short academic terms as a visiting professor at the University of Graz in Austria and at the London School of Economics. After giving a series of lectures at the University of Chicago, Haensel accepted a permanent appointment on the faculty of Northwestern University as Professor of Public Finance from 1929 to 1943.

Paul Haensel retired on August 31, 1943, as Professor Emeritus. He spent the next five years as Professor of Economics at the Martha Washington College in Virginia. He died at age 70 in 1949.

Scope and Content

The Paul W. Haensel Papers fill one box. Included are biographical materials, press releases, general correspondence, correspondence about his manuscript, “The Truth About Tsarist Russia,” and two copies of the manuscript itself.

Paul Haensel held copyright to several works by Pavel Ivanyukov (identity unknown). Present are three of these items, “Two Loves: A Story of Soviet Life,” 1831 (two copies), “Life's Whirlpool,” 1934, and “The Morass,” n.d.

Also included in the series are two unidentified manuscripts in Russian.

Subjects

Personal Name

Haensel, Paul, 1878-

Subjects

Soviet Union--Study and teaching

Taxation


Container List / Contents

  • Works of Pavel Ivanyukov (?)
    • “Two Loves: A Story of Soviet Life”, 1931Box 1, Folder 8
    • “Two Loves: A Story of Soviet Life”, 1931Box 1, Folder 9
    • “Life's Whirlpool”, 1934Box 1, Folder 10
    • “The Morass”, n.d.Box 1, Folder 11
    • Two Unidentified Russian Manuscripts, n.d.Box 1, Folder 12
  • Biographical Materials, 1934-1943Box 1, Folder 1
  • Press Releases, 1931-1943Box 1, Folder 2
  • General, Correspondence, 1939Box 1, Folder 3
  • Correspondence about “The Truth About Tsarist Russia”, 1949-1962Box 1, Folder 4
  • “The Truth About Tsarist Russia”, 1948Box 1, Folder 5
  • “The Truth About Tsarist Russia”, 1948Box 1, Folder 6
  • Publications (clippings and reprints), 1908-1942Box 1, Folder 7