This collection is one of two archives in the world that contain Ludwig von Mises personal papers. This collection contains unpublished materials that were not confiscated by the Nazis during WWII. It consists of correspondence between individuals, Colleges and Universities, and publishing companies. There are manuscript files containing article and book manuscripts some published, some unpublished. There are pamphlets and published materials including articles, reviews and notices of works. One series contains the personal papers of Mises and his wife Margit including financial and medical records as well as scrapbooks and photos. Another series covers the death of Ludwig von Mises. The collection covers Mises’ life in Europe during the rise of the Nazi party and the start of WWII to his emigration to the United States up until his death in 1973. Most of the papers cover his political and economic beliefs. Many cover his many lectures given around the world and similar economics events. The collection contains correspondence with many notable individuals including but not limited to William F. Buckley, Barry Goldwater, Otto von Hapsburg, Rose Wilder Lane, Richard von Mises, J. Howard Pew, Wilhelm Röpke, Hans Sennholz, and Albert Mannheimer.
Grove City College, a small liberal arts college located in northwestern Pennsylvania, owns an archive of 20,000 pages of unpublished works by Ludwig von Mises. Mises was a leading 20th century Austrian economist and the mentor of Dr. Hans Sennholz, a long-time Chair of the College's economics department. The historically significant collection covers Mises’ life in Europe during the rise of the Nazi party and the start of WWII to his emigration to the United States up until his death in 1973. Most of the papers cover his political and economic beliefs. The College’s archive team will digitize the collection and make it available via an online web portal located on www.gcc.edu. Scholars from around the world will be able to access the collection and the College will create linkages with other organizations to publicize the collection.
Grove City College
1900 - 1973
Items in the Mises archive have come from the United States, Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, France, Spain, Netherlands, Italy, and England.