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Professor Joseph Werlin Papers

Identifier: 1971-004

The Professor Joseph S. Werlin Papers contain extensive newspaper and magazine articles relating to international issues of interest to Dr. Werlin. Topics include, but are not limited to, politics, racism, nationalism, agriculture, birth control, and many others. Most of the materials date from the 1940s and 1950s, there is also a limited amount of personal material, including correspondence and photographs, in the collection.


  • 1942-1964


Language of Materials

English Spanish;Castilian

Conditions Governing Access:

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

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11.00 Linear Feet

Biographical Information:

Professor Joseph S. Werlin was a charter member of the University of Houston faculty, having joined the Division of Social Sciences when the University was founded in 1934. He served the University with distinction and enthusiasm for 30 years.

As a man of many scholarly interests and accomplishments, Dr. Werlin was widely known as the founder and director of the University of Houston International Studies Center, and conducted educational tours for students to Latin America and Europe for over 19 years. Dr. Werlin's efforts toward furthering knowledge and understanding of the Latin American peoples and their cultures were recognized not only in the academic world but also by the governments of both Mexico and Guatemala.

Arrangement of Materials:

The collection arrived at the archives in relatively good order, which has been maintained where possible. For preservation and access reasons, the collection has been re-boxed and re-foldered. New folder titles conform, as closely as possible, to original folder titles, except when the original was obviously incomplete, incorrect, or confusing. Original folder and item order has been maintained whenever possible including the vernacular of the period. Exceptions were made when folders were obviously misfiled or when no order was apparent.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections Repository

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
MD Anderson Library
4333 University Drive
Houston TX 77204-2000 USA