Collection of World War II propaganda materials, 1939-1945

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.:
MS#1390
Bib ID:
4079501 View CLIO record
Creator(s):
Allied Forces. Supreme Headquarters. Psychological Warfare Division; United States. Army. Forces, Pacific. Psychological Warfare Branch
Repository:
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Physical Description:
4 boxes (3 boxes, 1 scrapbook in a CMI box)
Language(s):
English , Russian , Japanese , French , German .
Access:
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Description

Summary

A miscellaneous collection of World War II propaganda and memorabilia. Among the European items are samples of propaganda dropped from Allied aircraft, clippings, cartoons, and other printed ephemera in English, French, German, and Russian. For the war in the Pacific there is a complete set of Japanese language leaflets issued by the United States Army Forces, Pacific Area, Psychological Warfare Branch. These leaflets, including English translations, were used by General Douglas MacArthur's forces to induce the Japanese to surrender. In addition there is a collection of forty-eight German books removed from a German military field library and warehouse in France by American Army personnel. These works were revised during the 1930s to reflect the Nazi viewpoint. Also, a scrapbook of photographs and newspaper clippings on the laying of the cornerstone for a home for expectant mothers in Römhild (Thuringia) Germany, 1939.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 1 series.

Using the Collection

Restrictions on Access

You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); World War II propaganda; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Accruals

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

Source of acquisition--U.S. Army Forces, Pacific Area, Psychological Warfare Branch. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1945. Accession number--M-45.

Source of acquisition--Jenstad, Forrest B. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1967. Accession number--M-67.

Source of acquisition--Trautman, Ray. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1976. Accession number--M-76.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/89.

Cataloged Lynn A. Grove 09/--/89.

Revision Description

2010-04-05 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

2022-02-08 Created a complete box and folder list with enhanced description. cml

Subject Headings

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Genre/Form
Cartoons (working drawings) CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Name
MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964 CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Place
Römhild (Germany) -- Pictorial works CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Subject
Leaflets dropped from aircraft CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Maternity homes -- Germany -- Römhild CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
National socialism CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Propaganda, American -- Germany CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Propaganda, American -- Japan CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Propaganda, Anti-German -- Europe CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Propaganda, German CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Psychological warfare CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 -- Propaganda CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 -- Psychological aspects CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID