Field Family
Scope:

The Field Family collection contains manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, professional material, legal material, financial material, artwork, photographs, memorabilia, diaries and journals, film and video, and other materials pertaining to Herbert H. Field, Noel Field, Hermann Field, and Kate Field, as well as general material.

 

Manuscripts pertaining to Noel Field include “Mental Reservation” (1922); “The Organization of the League of Nations” (1922); “Impressions from A Visit to Perkins’ Institute of the Blind (Watertown)” (1922); “The Present Distribution of Property” (1923); “The Labor Policy of the S.O.C.O.N.Y” (1923); “The Vision of Peace” (1923); “The Towner-Sterling Bill” (1923); and “Is Prohibition the Best Solution to the Liquor Problem?” (1923), among other items.

 

Manuscripts pertaining to Hermann Field include novels, files, and other materials. Included in the collection’s novels are Stolen Life by Hermann Field and Stanislaw Mierzenski; Duck Lane by Hermann Field and Stanislaw Mierzenski; and Departure Delayed: Synopsis Scenario A (1986). Manuscript files pertaining to Hermann Field include “Sept 1998 Florida HHF at AAASS” and “HH Field Professional form 197 Reports, etc.” Other manuscript materials pertaining to Hermann Field include “Krakow 1939- Reports on Refugee Work to CRTE”; “Hermann’s account of his work/escape in Krakow 1939”; a film interrogation in Przestuchanie, Poland (early 1980’s); among other items.

 

Manuscripts pertaining to Kate Field include “Kate’s Manuscript written 1955-1956”; “Kate Field Manuscript” re: Hermann H. Field’s disappearance; “I was a Grass Widow of The Cold War”; as well as Kate Field’s original manuscript of 1955-1956 divided into four books, among other items.

 

Manuscripts pertaining to both Herman Field and Kate Field include five versions of Departure Delayed: Trapped in the Cold War spanning 1992 to 1996.

 

General manuscripts in the collection include a speech written for the Legation of the United States at Bern and “Ensere Menascherie” (n.d.).

 

Correspondence pertaining to Herbert H. Field includes four letters from the US Department of Commerce to Nina Field concerning the donation of Herbert H. Field’s materials to the Hoover War History Collection (1923).

 

Correspondence pertaining to Hermann Field include letters after his release in Poland from 1954-1960; Re: Stolen Life, between Hermann Field and publishers (1959); various items to Jean Field, his mother, and Noel Field spanning the 1930s; “Czech and Polish Embassies” (1950-1954); “KMF Last Letters from Hermann before his arrest in Poland” (1949), among others.

 

Correspondence pertaining to Noel Field includes various letters spanning the late 1920s through the mid-1970s as well as a file titled “Noel Field Trust, Personal Material on Hertz Field” (1976).

 

Correspondence pertaining to Kate Field includes files such as “UN 1950”; “1950-52 Contacts for support, new statesman, and martin, etc.” which includes letters to President Gottwald of Czechoslovaki, among other items from the 1950s. Prominent among these is correspondence to Eleanor Roosevelt (1950-1951).

 

General correspondence in the collection includes letters from architects concerning the Tufts New England Medical Center (1978-1987); an album of telegrams; and thirty three items dating from 1919 to 1929.

 

Printed material pertaining to Herbert H. Field includes booklets and newsletters, among other material. Included in Herbert H. Field’s booklets and newsletters are Speech Delivered by Rt. Hon. Sir Edward Grey, K.G. (1915); The Case of Naturalized British Subjects (1915); To Neutral Peace-Lovers (1916); Compte Rendy Sommaire de la Conference des Nationalities (1916); How the War Came to America (1917); War Victims’ Relief Fund of the Society of Friends (1918); Fur die Demokratie und den Weltfrieden (1918); and Official Bulletin of the International Labor and Socialist Conference (1919), among other items.

 

Other printed material pertaining to Herbert H. Field includes numerous maps of battles, roads, and other depictions; newspaper clippings, including those from the New York Evening Post (1919) and Conder-Ausgabe (1914); and various newspapers (1917-1919); among other items. Notable among these are various postcards from 1919 depicting Kurt Eisner.

 

Printed material pertaining to Noel Field includes “Noel Field Fictitious Spy” (n.d.); “Noel Field: Budapest Archives, Post 1954- Corresp. Pre 1949 Material, Zurich 1920’s”; “Them: Stalin’s Polish Puppets” by Teresa Toranstea with a biography of Noel and Hermann Field (n.d.); and Nas andere Frankreich by Georges Walz (1921-1923), among other items.

 

Printed material pertaining to Hermann Field includes proofs and other items. Proofs in the collection include the cover proof as well as two copies of the final proof of Duck Lane by Hermann Field and Stanislaw Mierzenski (1958); Bittere Ernte by Hermann Field, Stanislaw Mierzenski, and Roman Stutlgart (n.d.); and Angry Harvest by Hermann Field and Stanislaw Mierzenski (1958).

 

Other printed material pertaining to Hermann Field includes various newspaper clippings regarding Angry Harvest (1958-1959); a map of a Polish town; and Europhischer Buuhklub newsletters (1967).

 

General printed material pertaining to the Field family includes articles, publications, reports, and other items dating from the 1960s to the 1990s.

 

Professional material pertaining to Herbert H. Field includes subject files, such as “Concilium Bibliographicum” (1891-1913); “Swiss-American Relations” (1917); “Peace Commission Conditions in Germany” (1919); “Rationing of Bavaria” (1919); “Conference Diary, Clippings, Auer Remarks, Reports” (1919-1920); “Reports on Germany” (1919); and “Death of Herbert H. Field” (1921), among others items.

 

Professional material pertaining to Noel Field includes subject files, which include “Noel Field Film”; “Noel Field: Info from Freedom of Information,” and “Noel Field Testament in Germany.”

                                                                                                  

Professional material pertaining to Hermann Field includes “Materials from the International Union for Conservation of Nature”; materials from the “Boston Society of Architects” ranging from the 1960s and 1970s; materials pertaining to Tufts University from the 1970s and 1980s; Boston Transportation Planning Review plans for Southwest Boston, Harbor Crossing, and Northwest region from the 1970s; plans pertaining to Fort Devens from the 1990s; as well as miscellaneous plans and proposals from the 1970s through the 1990s.

 

General professional material includes subject files, publicity files, and other material, dating from the 1940s to the 1980s.

 

Legal material in the collection includes files concerning Hermann Field’s passports and travel documents, files concerning Kate Field’s legal documents, among others.

 

Financial material in the collection includes a booklet recording Hermann Field’s expenses (n.d.) and a booklet of airline receipts (1998).

 

Artwork includes a book of sketches and two oil on canvas paintings by Hermann Field, as well as two sketch books and five individual sketches.

 

Photographs pertaining to Herbert H. Field include various undated black and white prints among others. Photographs pertaining to Hermann Field include one black and white, 8x10 titled “Hermann Field” (1931).

 

General photographs in the collection include over twenty black and white aerial photographs of Boston (1960s); two black and white prints of the hydroplane Ad Astra taken by Lieutenant Meittelholzer (1920);  and a black and white photo re: “Graduating Class of 1924, Agassiz School,” among others.

 

Memorabilia pertaining to Herbert H. Field include a Ph.D. diploma from Harvard University (1891), a certificate for field from the Academie Alberto-Ludoviciane (1891); a Certificate of Honorary Membership to the Natural Sciences Society of Leipzig (1904); and passports (1914-1918), among others.

 

Memorabilia pertaining to Noel Field include a diploma from Harvard University (1924); a certificate recognizing Noel Field as Secretary to the Delegation of the USA to the General Disarmament Conference (1934); and a certificate recognizing Noel Field as Foreign Service Officer of the US (1926), among others.

 

Memorabilia pertaining to Hermann Field include a diploma from Harvard University (1933); Certificate of Excellence, Urban Design Third Awards Program (1978); and the 1984 Environmental Service Award from the Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions, Inc., among others.

 

General memorabilia includes medals, pins, business cards, marriage announcements, and plaques.

 

Diaries and journals in the collection include Nina Field’s diaries (1933); Hermann Field’s diaries spanning the 1920s; Hermann’s Journal; and Hermann and Jean’s diaries, one undated and other from 1930.

 

Film and video in the collection includes one VHS tape of Noel Field, Der Erfundene Spion (2000).

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