Scope and arrangement
The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, articles, drafts, Philipp's book, newspaper and journal clippings, and several photographs.
The correspondence is in English and German. Largely related to the possibility of publishing Mr. Philipp's book in America, the correspondence also documents efforts on behalf of Wallenberg's brother Guy von Dardel to learn the truth of Mr. Wallenberg's fate. Correspondents include Philipp, Guy von Dardel, Edith Wynner, and the publishing agent Howard Moorepark.
Writings by Rudolph Philipp include his book, Raoul Wallenberg: Diplomat, Kampe, Samarit, in Swedish; the German manuscript for this work; an incomplete English translation of the transcript; and other published articles by Philipp on Wallenberg.
The newspaper and journal clippings consist of articles about Wallenberg from a variety of different news sources and authors.
Photographs include images of Raoul Wallenberg as a student in the 1930s in the United States, where he attended the University of Michigan, and photographs of him conducting his official duties in 1940-1944. There are photographs of memorials to Wallenberg in the form of a statue in St. Stephen's Park in Budapest, and a street named in his honor. Also included are several photographs of Rudolph Philipp.
The Rudolph Philipp Papers on Raoul Wallenberg are organized in the following series:
- Correspondence, 1946-1947
- Writings by Rudolph Philipp
- Newspaper clippings, 1946-1947, n.d.
- Photographs, 1933, 1940-1947, n.d.