Elisha Greifer papers
MSS-171

Summary Information

Repository
Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives
Creator
Greifer, Elisha, 1924-2010
Title
Elisha Greifer papers
ID
MSS-171
Date [inclusive]
1951-1969
Extent
0.5 Cubic feet
Language
Mixed materials [Box]
3-6-1-5

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item] in the Elisha Greifer papers, MSS-171, Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives, Northern Michigan University.

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Biographical note

Dr. Elisha Greifer was born in New York City on December 27, 1924 to Joseph and Minnie (Narotzky) Greifer. In third grade, he moved to Ishpeming, Michigan where he was surrounded by many maternal relatives in the Narotzky and Dubinsky families. After graduating as valedictorian of the Ishpeming High School class of 1942, he attended Harvard University where he was awarded a full scholarship. He suspended his studies at the age of nineteen to serve on the Navy USS Winged Arrow during World War II.

After the war, Dr. Greifer returned to Harvard to successfully complete his undergraduate degree in 1946, with a major in philosophy and a minor in mathematics. Having had a taste of travel in the Pacific during the war and with a love of foreign languages, Dr. Greifer was interested in seeing more of the world and accepted a job in the foreign service with the U.S. State Department in Berlin, Germany. He returned to Harvard after a five year stint in Berlin to complete a Ph.D. in political science in 1958. This was followed by faculty positions at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts and Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. In 1961, with a growing family in tow, Dr. Greifer re-entered the foreign service, this time with assignments in Argentina and then Ecuador. In 1967, Dr. Greifer came back to his roots in Upper Michigan where he taught political science at Northern Michigan University until his retirement in 1997. Of these thirty years at NMU he once remarked, "it didn't feel like work because I enjoyed it so much."

Greifer died on September 29, 2010 at the age of 85.

Source: Mining Journal Obituary

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Scope and Content

This collection includes political science-related articles written by Dr. Elisha Greifer and other materials of which he was the editor or translator.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives 10/05/2010

Harden Learning Resources Center 126
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette, Michigan, 49855
906-227-1225
archives@nmu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

No restrictions. Open for access.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Northern Michigan University--Faculty.
  • Northern Michigan University. Dept. of Political Science.

Subject(s)

  • Political science.

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Collection Inventory

Commentary: September 1961 

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Insight and Opinion Quarterly for Current African American Thinking, 1969 Vol. 4 

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Studies in International affairs, 1951 June, Vol. 1 No.1 

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Essay on Catholic-Liberal Socialism by Juan Donoso Cortes; translated and edited by Elisha Greifer 

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Studies in Local Budgetary Politics Casebook by Elisha Greifer 

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Joseph de Maistre and the Reaction Against the Eighteenth Century by Elisha Greifer (2) 

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The Conservative Pose in America: Irving Babbit and the Search for Standards by Elisha Greifer 1961 

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The Bursley Act-Cases in the Politics of Education by Elisha Greifer 

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Christianity and Crisis- A Christian Journal of Opinion 1961 Vol. 21, No.5 (2) 

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A Man From Mars for President? By Elisha Greifer in The Christian Century, 1960 October 18, Vol. 77 No. 42 

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