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Hellmuth Kruger Papers, 1945-1954

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: BAR Gen Ms Coll/Krüger
Bib ID 4077722 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Krüger, Hellmuth, 1890-1955
Title Hellmuth Kruger Papers, 1945-1954
Physical Description 17 items (17 items)
Language(s) German .

This collection is located on-site.



The collection includes a letter by Krüger to Grayson Kirk describing his experiences, pages from a guest-book signed by American and Soviet soldiers, and photographs of Krüger and his restaurant.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.


Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Papers: Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1954.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Accessioned 1954.

Papers Processed 11/--/79.

Revision Description

2020-04-15 PDF removed. jg

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Letters (correspondence) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Visitors' books Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Kirk, Grayson L. (Grayson Louis), 1903-1997 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 -- Soviet Union Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Former Columbia University student who operated a restaurant in Germany during World War II. When the Soviet army arrived in 1945, Krüger was spared by showing his Columbia I.D. card.