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Joseph Marcu papers, 1938-1949

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0840
Bib ID 4079744 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Marcu, Joseph
Title Joseph Marcu papers, 1938-1949
Physical Description 4 linear feet (9 boxes)
Language(s) English , German .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

Box 1: Correspondence, A-Z & Nazi Regime; Box 2-3: German Occupation, OMGB; Box 4-6: German Occupation, OMGUS; Box 7, Media Summaries; Box 8: Middle East Refugee Operations & Psychological Warfare; Box 9: Miscallaneous.

Description

Summary

Correspondence, photographs, leaflets, pamphlets, manuals, reports and newsletters. Much of the correspondence details Marcu's efforts to persuade the American Military Government for Bavaria not to issue a weapons permit to a former Nazi who was seeking a position with the newly reconstituted police force.

The collection of printed materials is divided thematically into three parts: The first deals with the Nazi Regime, the second with the German Occupation, and the third with the refugee relief efforts in the Middle East.

Notable objects from the Nazi period include a certificate of Hitler Youth Membership, an award from the Brotherhood of German Artists, the war diary of a teen-age boy, and official military status reports issued in English by the German High Command in the period following D-Day.

The printed material dealing with the German Occupation consists primarily of reports and documents produced by the Office of the Military Government for Germany (OMGUS) and the Office of the Military Government for Bavaria (OMGB). Some of this material focuses on economic themes, reflecting Marcu's background in the Treasury.

The items collected by Marcu during his service with refugee relief programs in the Middle East during 1944 and 1945 include various media summaries and documentation, including photographs, of the provisions made to care for and eventually repatriate refugees who fled Greece and Yugoslavia for the Middle East.

Finally, there is a small collection of materials relating to propaganda and psychological warfare, including leaflets dropped by the Allies over occupied Europe. Photographs of partisan activities in Yugoslavia include several shots of Marshall Tito.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

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); Joseph Marcu papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Materials

There is a related accession and bibliographic record. See bibliographic ID: 10392027

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Joseph Marcu, 1988.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Processed ME 05/30/91.

Revision Description

2020-06-03 EAD document created by CCR.

Subject Headings

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Bulletins Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Certificates Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Diaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Handbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Manuals Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Maps Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memoranda Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Newsletters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pamphlets Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Press releases Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reports Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Schedules Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scripts (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Surveys Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Consultants Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Denazification Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Eichstätt (Germany) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Germany (Territory under Allied occupation, 1945-1955 : U.S. Zone). Office of Military Government Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Germany (Territory under Allied occupation, 1945-1955 : U.S. Zone). Office of Military Government for Bavaria Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Germany -- History -- 1945-1955 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1945-1990 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Guerillas Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Military occupation Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
National socialism Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
National socialists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Propaganda Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Psychological warfare Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reconstruction (1939-1951) -- Germany Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Refugees -- Middle East Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Repatriation Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soldiers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tito, Josip Broz, 1892-1980 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Weissenburg in Bayern (Germany) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 -- Refugees Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- France Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- Yugoslavia Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Resident Officer responsible for Weissenburg and Eichstaett, Bavaria, from November 1948 through October 1949. During an earlier phase of the German Occupation, Marcu represented the U.S. Treasury in Frankfurt where he advised the Military Government on the dismantling of the German Industrial Cartels.