Things for the tree: Postcard reproduction of a painting by Thomas Benton. Christmas and New Year's greetings from "Tom" Thomas, Rita and "Jessie" Joshua Benton to their friends, Ann S. and Ernest Manheim in Kansas City, Mo. from Chilmark, Mass






Ernest Manheim's professional correspondence is quite remarkable. Numerous letters bear witness to an extensive network of people in the field who Manheim was acquainted or at least in contact with, like the American sociologist and cultural historian Harry E(lmer) Barnes (1889-1968), the American sociologist Herbert Blumer (1900-1987), the American social scientist Sophonisba P(reston) Breckinridge (1866-1948), the American sociologist of Canadian origin Ernest W(atson) Burgess (1886-1966), the American social psychologist and sociologist H(enry) Warren Dunham (1906-1979), the American anthropologist Oscar Raymond Eggers (*1920), the American sociologist Earle E(dward) Eubank (1887-1945), the American sociologist
Ellsworth Faris (1874-1953), the British anthropologist of Aotearoan origin Raymond William (since 1973: Sir) Firth (1901-2002), the American social anthropologist Reo Franklin Fortune (*1903), the German sociologist and philosopher Hans Freyer (1887-1969), the American sociologist Everett C(herington) Hughes (1897-1983), the American sociologist of Hungarian origin Paul Kecskemeti (i.e. Pál Kecskeméti; 1901-1980), the American economist Dexter Merriam Keezer (1895-1991), the American sociologist of Austrian origin Paul F(elix) Lazarsfeld (1901-1976), the American anthropologist Ralph Linton (1893-1953), the American economist and sociologist of German origin Adolphe Lowe (i.e. Adolph Löwe; 1893-1995), the British-American ethnologist and social anthropologist of Austrian-Polish origin Bronislaw Kaspar Malinowski (1884-1942), the Chilean sociologist and philosopher of law of Spanish origin José Medina Echevarría (1903-1977), the American sociologist Robert K(ing) Merton (*1910), the American sociologist C(harles) Wright Mills (1916-1962), the Austrian sociologist and philosopher of law Johann Mokre (1901-1981), the American sociologist Robert A. Nisbet (1913-1996), the American political scientist of Austrian origin Stefan T(homas) Possony (1913-1995), the American social scientist Stuart A(lfred) Queen (1890-1987), the American sociologist Edward Byron Reuter (1881-1946), the American law theorist of German origin Max Rheinstein (1899-1977), the American sociologist David Riesman (1909-2002), the American criminologist and social scientist of Swedish origin (Johan) Thorsten Sellin (1896-1994), the American social scientist Douglas Waples (1893-1978) and the American sociologist of German origin Louis Wirth (1897-1952).


In addition, Ernest Manheim maintained contact with scholars from other disciplines, like the American Germanist of German origin Karl Viëtor (1892-1951) or the German musicologist Wilibald Gurlitt (1889-1963). Of no less importance were his relationships with artists, first and foremost with the American painter and graphic artist Thomas H(art) Benton ((1889-1975), a leading figure of Regionalism and a close friend of Ernest Manheim.