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Professor Joseph Werlin Papers

Identifier: 1971-004

The Professor Joseph S. Werlin Papers contain newspaper and magazine articles relating to international issues of interest to Dr. Werlin. Topics include politics, racism, nationalism, agriculture, and birth control, among 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


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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12.00 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 of Houston as a professor for 30 years.

Dr. Werlin was 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 to promote knowledge and understanding of Latin American people and cultures were recognized in both the academic world and by the governments of 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.

Note on Harmful Language

In describing archival materials, Special Collections aims to respect individuals and communities represented in the collections in our care.

In the 2021 Special Collections reparative description project, staff decided to maintain potentially harmful language from original folder descriptions or titles in this finding aid to preserve the historical context of materials.

Guide to the Professor Joseph Werlin Papers
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Revision Statements

  • 2021-12-16: As a part of the 2021 Special Collections reparative description project, Bethany Scott revised this finding aid’s biographical information and scope and contents note for relevance and brevity per current best practices.

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