Ernest Esra Mandel Papers
(1919-) 1943, 1945-1995 (-2005)
Total size 20.87 m.
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Born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany 1923, died in Brussels 1995; Belgian political activist, Marxist theoretician and professor of economics; joined the Trotskyist movement at an early age; participated in the resistance during the German occupation; arrested and imprisoned in various concentration camps; studied economics after the war and became active in the trade union movement; his membership of the Belgische Socialistische Partij (BSP) was ended by his expulsion in 1964; from 1971 he taught Marxist economics at the (Flamish) University of Brussels; Mandel published many books, of which his `Traité d'economie marxiste',`Late capitalism' and `Long waves of capitalist development' became the most famous; he took part in many debates on economic policy and during the 1960s and 1970s he was a source of inspiration for students and other youth looking for an updated Marxist theory.
Correspondence with Perry Anderson, Andre Gunder Frank, Daniel Guérin, Ralph Miliband, Roman Rosdolsky, Paul Sweezy and many others 1945-1995; agenda 1949-1961; some personal documents (1919-) 1965-1995 (-1997); correspondence concerning La Gauche 1956-1971; correspondence with publishers 1960-1995; correspondence and other documents relating to the Bureau of the Fourth International, including proceedings of the meetings of its United Secretariat (USEC) and documents relating to congresses (1938-) 1954-1995; documents relating to the Belgian section of the Fourth International 1954-1992; documents relating to the Socialist Workers Party in the United States 1971-1983; files concerning the political situation in a great many countries; files on other subjects; manuscripts; notes; reports and printed material.
Documents relating to the Hamburger Institut für Sozialforschung 1984-1986; letters by Ernest Mandel to Ernst and Hilde Federn 1946-1992.
Papers of Gisela Mandel-Scholtz (1935-1982): correspondence 1949-1975; letters of Klaus Meschkat 1961-1969; correspondence with Ute Martin on the political situation in India 1965-1969; texts of her speeches at universities in the United States in 1968; documents relating to the Sozialistischer Deutscher Studentenbund (SDS) 1968-1971, the International Marxist Group (IMG; British section of the Fourth International) 1971-1972 and the Revolutionaire Arbeidersliga (RAL; Belgian section of the Fourth International) 1971-1976; documents concerning the youth work of the Fourth International 1968-1969.
Inventory made by Bouwe Hijma in 2006.