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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
Title Collection of World War II propaganda materials, 1939-1945
Physical Description 4 boxes (3 boxes, 1 scrapbook in a CMI box)
Language(s) English , Russian , Japanese , French , German .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 1 series.

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.

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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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Leaflets dropped from aircraft Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Maternity homes -- Germany -- Römhild Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
National socialism Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Propaganda, American -- Germany Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Propaganda, American -- Japan Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Propaganda, Anti-German -- Europe Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Propaganda, German Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Psychological warfare Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 -- Propaganda Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 -- Psychological aspects Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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Series I


German Books Revised to Reflect Nazi Viewpoint



Box 1 Bayer, Maximilian, Ist Okowi Treu?: Erzaehlung [Is Okowi Faithful?: The Story of a Herero Scout] (Voggenreiter Feldposttaschenheft 8), 1942


Box 1 Boerner, Klaus E., Ursula, undated


Box 1 Deutsch-Franzoesisch. Woerterbuch Dictionnaire [German-French Dictionary], undated


Box 1 Eipper, Paul, Prangender Somme im deutschen Wald [Glorious Summer in the German Forest], 1933


Box 1 Gierer, Berchtold, Die Geige: Roman [The Violin: Nove], 1938


Box 1 Heller, Alfred, Ein Mann kommt aus Licht: Roman einer Erfindung [A Man Comes from Light: A Novel of an Invention] (Franck'sche Verlagshandlung, Stuttgart), 1940


Box 1 Jacobs, Karl, Lachendes Flandern: Flaemische Volksschwaenke gesammelt and nacherzaehlt. Mit Textzeichnung von Felix Timmermans [Laughing Flanders: Flemish Farce Collected and Retold. With Drawings from Felix Timmermans] (Bruessel: Verlag der Zentrale der Frontsbuchhandlungen), undated


Box 1 Kaempffer, Adolf, Lynx Die Rotkatze: Eine Tiergeschichte aus Deutsch-Suedwest [Lynx The Red Cat: An Animal Story from German Southwest] (Potsdam: Ludwig Voggenreiter Verlag), 1942


Box 1 Kipp, Friedrich, Der Eulen Rache [The Owls Revenge] (Bischof and Klein, Lengerich), undated


Box 1 Lenhard, Josef, Wem der Boden unter den Fussen Brennt: Einfache Geschichten aus Werkhallen und Vesuchsraeumen von einem, der dabei war [When the Ground is Burning under your Feet: Simple Stories from Workshops and Test Rooms from Someone who was there] (Potsdam: Ludwig Voggenreiter Verlag), 1942


Box 1 Loehndorff, Ernst F., Blumenhoelle am Jacinto [Hell of Flowers on the Jacinto], 1932


Box 1 Luserke, Martin, Die Ausfahrt gegen den Tod [The Exit Against Death] (Feldpost Ausgabe), 1943


Box 1 Meyer, Conrad Ferdinand, Juerg Jenatsch: ein Büendergeschichte [Juerg Jenatsch: an Alliance History (Leipzig: H. Schmidt and C. Guenther), undated


Box 1 Meynell, Esther, Die kleine Chronik der Anna Magdalena Bach [The Little Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach (wieder aufgelegt A.D. 1940 von Hase and Koehler, Leipzig), 1941


Box 1 Muench-Khe, Willi, Kapitaen Romer: Ueberquert den Atlantik: Ein Tatsachenbericht [Captain Romer: Crossing the Atlantic: A Factual Report] (Potsdam: Ludwig Voggenreiter Verlag 15), 1943


Box 1 Rabl, Hans, Das Ziel in den Wolken: Roman [Destination in the Clouds: A Novel of Early Flight], 1937


Box 1 Reinhold, Herbert, Der Untergang der ,,Henriette Rhyn" [The Sinking of the "Henriette Rhyn"] (Voggenreiter Feldposttaschenheft 30), 1943


Box 1 Schroeter, Heinz, Vormarsch: Farbfotos von Heinz Schroeter: mit einem Vorwort von Helmut Jahn [Advance. Color Photos by Heinz Schroeter with a foreword by Helmut Jahn] (Propaganda-Kompanie einer Armee), 1941


Box 1 Seelhoff, Paul, Acker und Steine [Fields and Stones], 1943


Box 1 Slezak, Leo, Meine saemtlichen Werke Der Worterbuch: Die humorvollen Erinnerungen des Kuenstlers [My Complete Works The Dictionary: The Artist's Humorous Memoirs], 1925, 1927


Box 1 Springenschmid, Karl, Urlauber aus Europa: Geschichten [The Vacationer from Europe: Stories] (Voggenreiter Feldposttaschenheft 26), 1943


Box 1 Stamer, Fritz, Jungen werden Flieger [Boys become Aviators] (Stuttgart: Franckische Verlagshandlung), 1937


Box 1 Steinfeld, Herbert, ed., Erkenntnis and Bejahung: Worte der Lebensweisheit [Cognition and Affirmation. Words of Wisdom], undated


Box 1 Stock, Friedel, Juerge Landsucher, 1943


Box 1 Sturm, Stefan, Der bluehende Baum [The Blossoming Tree], 1942


Box 1 Voigt, Bernhard, Die Vortrecker (Voggenreiter Feldposttaschenheft 7), 1942


Box 1 Von Herzen zu Herzen: Liebesgedichte [Heart to Heart: Love Poems], 1942


Box 1 Weg zur Reifpruefung 3. Teil Erkunde 73. Sammelband der Schriftenreihe ,,Soldatenbriefe zur Berufsfoerderung'' [Path to the Marticulation Examination Part 3 Explore 73rd Anthology of the series of publications. "Soldier's Letters to Professional Promotion"], 1943



Box 2 Arndt, Ernst Moritz, Volk und Staat [People and State] (Stuttgart: Wilfred Kroener Verlag), undated


Box 2 Bergengruen, Werner, Die Dichter der Deutschen: E.T.A. Hoffmann [The Poets of the Germans: E.T.A. Hoffmann] (Stuttgart: Cotta Verlag), 1940


Box 2 Berger, Arthur, Kampf un Afrika [Battle for Africa], 1938


Box 2 Binding, Rudolf, Legenden der Zeit [Legends of the Time] (Ruetten und Loenin), 1920, 1922


Box 2 Britzen, Angela von, Wir haben dich gemeint: ein Landroman [We meant you: a country novel], 1939


Box 2 Dietz, Ferdinand, Der Kunstbrief: Der Figurenschmuck des Parks von Veitshoechheim [The Art Letter: The Figure Decoration of the Park of Veitshoechheim], undated


Box 2 Dominik, Hans, Kautschuk [Rubber] (Leipzig: Tauchnitz Edition), 1941


Box 2 Goetz, Karl, Brueder ueber dem Meer: Schicksale und Begegnungen [Brothers over the Sea: Destinies and Encounters], 1938


Box 2 Hamsun, Knut, Victoria: Die Geschichte einer Liebe [Victoria: A Love Story], undated


Box 2 Hilten, Peter, Das Bild von Roxys Bar-Die Geschichte zweier Segler: Roman [The Picture in Roxy's Bar-The Story of Two Sailors: Novel (Stuttgart: Franckische Verlagshandlung), 1940


Box 2 Ihlenburg, Carola, Das vertauschte Herz [The Swapped Heart], 1941


Box 2 Kirschweng, Johannes, Zwischen Welt und Waeldern [Between World and Forests], 1943


Box 2 Konig, Walter and Gustl Berauer, Handbuch des Schilaufs [Skiing Handbook], 1943


Box 2 Lehmann, Arthur Heinz, Hengst Maestro Austria: Liebesgeschichte zweier Menschen und eines edlen Pferdes [Hengst Maestro Austria: A Love Story of Two Men and a Noble Horse] (Wilhelm Heyne Verlag), 1939


Box 2 Lettenmair, J.G., Mirko und Alke, undated


Box 2 Mettenleiter, Fritz, Nickolaus, Coppernicus: Roman [Nicolas Copernicus: Novel], 1941


Box 2 Morel, Hermann, Ein pruessischer Offizier in Amerika [A Prussian Officer in America] (Bischof and Klein Verlag), undated


Box 2 Nebe, Boris, Das Tal der fruchbarkeit [The Valley of Fertility], 1940, 1942


Box 2 Pfeffer, Karl Heinz, England: Vormacht der buergerlichen Welt [England: Supremacy of the Bourgeois World], 1940, 1941


Box 2 Schroer, Gustav, Heimat wider Heimat [Homeland against Homeland], undated


Propaganda



Box 3 World War II--Propaganda--American Propaganda, 1946, undated


Box 3 World War II--European Propaganda--Gift of Xenia Deniken (1956), 1940, undated


Box 3 World War II--European Propaganda--Gift of Forrest Jenstadt (1967), 1939, 1943, undated


Box 3 World War II--European Propaganda, 1943, undated


Box 3 World War II--Propaganda--U.S. Army Forces, Pacific Area, Psychological Warfare Branch--Propaganda leaflets for Japanese--Gift of U.S. Army Forces…, 1945, undated


Box 3 World War II--Propaganda--U.S. Army Forces, Pacific Area, Psychological Warfare Branch--Propaganda leaflets for Japanese--Gift of U.S. Army Forces…, 1945, undated


Box 3 World War II--Propaganda--U.S. Army Forces, Pacific Area, Psychological Warfare Branch--Propaganda leaflets for Japanese--Gift of U.S. Army Forces…, 1945, undated


Flat-Scrapbook



Box 4 World War II--Propaganda Collection--Heim fuer Werdende Muetter in Roemhild [Home for Expectant Mothers in Roemhild]--Scrapbook on the laying of the cornerstone for a home for expectant mothers in Roemhild, Germany, 1939