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Joseph Marcu papers, 1938-1949, 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, 1938-1949
Physical Description 4 linear feet (9 boxes); 4 linear feet (9 boxes)
Language(s) English , English , German .
Access

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Arrangement

Arrangement

The collection arranged in seven series.

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.

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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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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Bulletins Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Certificates Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Diaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Handbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Manuals (instructional materials) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Maps (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memorandums 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 (documents) 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
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
Military occupation Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
National socialism Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nazis 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
Underground movements 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.

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Series I: Correspondence



Box 1 Uncataloged Correspondence--A-Z, 1948-1949

Series II: Nazi Regime


Box 1 Administrative Directives


Box 1 Brotherhood of German Artists--Award Certificate Presented to Paul Kamer, 1938 May 21


Box 1 Children's Materials--Hitler Youth Membership Certificate for Hannelore Seibold


Box 1 Children's Materials--War Diary, 1939 November-1940 January

Handwritten


Economic Conditions


Box 1 Customs and Excise


Box 1 Production and Distribution


Box 1 Social Security


Box 1 U.S. and U.K. Intelligence, 2 folders


Box 1 Maps


Box 1 Postcards


Box 1 Press Releases Following D-Day


Box 1 Publications in Various Languages for Foreign Forced Labor in Germany


Box 1 Miscellaneous Official Documents

Series III: German Occupation



Box 2 Background Information


Box 2 Communist Party of Germany Publications


Office of the Military Government for Bavaria (OMGB)


Box 2 Background Materials for Reorientation Programs


Box 2 Economic Reports, 1949


Box 2 Hilpoltstein


Box 2 Marcu's Daily Schedules


Box 2 Materials Relating to Deutsch-Amerikanische Kulturgemeinschaft Weissenburb, Bavaria


Box 2 Meeting of Eichstaett Citizens with Town Council


Box 2 Monthly Reports with Statistical Annexes, 1948 October and 1949 May


Box 2 "News and Views: Reorientation in the Field"


Box 2 Press Releases


Box 2 Press Reports of Marcu's Departure



Box 3 Public Opinion Surveys, 2 folders


Box 3 Report of Seminar on Reorientation Policies


Box 3 Report of Field Operations Division Seminar


Box 3 Scripts for Radio Munich Broadcasts


Box 3 "The Young World - Information for German Youth", 1949

Various issues from 1949


Box 3 Miscellaneous Memoranda


Box 3 Miscellaneous Press Reports


Office of the Military Government for Germany (OMGUS)



Box 4 "Armed Forces Talk", undated


Box 4 "Communications - Report of the Military Governor"


Box 4 "The European Recovery Program"


Box 4 "Financial and Property Control Technical Manual"


Box 4 "Handbooks and Policy Manuals"


Box 4 "Information Bulletin", 1948-1949, 2 folders

Various issues from 1948-1949



Box 5 "Information Bulletin", 1948-1949

Various issues from 1948-1949


Box 5 Intelligence


Box 5 Investigation and Regulation of Economic Activity


Box 5 "Land and Local Government in the U.S. Zone"


Box 5 "Monthly Report of the Military Governor", 1949 May-July


Box 5 News of Germany , 1948-1949

Various issues from 1948-1949


Box 5 Policy Memoranda


Box 5 "Property Control - Special Report of the Military Governor"


Box 5 Questions and Answers on Economic Policy



Box 6 "Report of the Military Governor"


Box 6 Return of Cultural Property


Box 6 Semi-Monthly Reports, 1949, 5 items

Mimeographs


Box 6 "Six Months Report", 1946 January-July


Box 6 "Statistical Annex to Report of the Military Governor", 1949 June


Box 6 "Trends in German Public Opinion"


Box 6 "Troop I & E Bulletin", 1948-1949

Various issues from 1948-1949


Box 6 "A Year After Potsdam"

Series IV: Media Summaries, 1944-1945



Box 7 Greek (Hellenic News Service)


Box 7 "M.I.M.E. Monitoring Analysis", 2 folders


Box 7 News for Allied Forces - "World Press Review"


Box 7 Soviet

Series V: Middle East Refugee Operations



Box 8 El Shatt Camp--Photographs


Box 8 Greek and Serbo-Croatian Publication for Camp Residents


Box 8 Repatriation of Greek Nationals--Photographs


Box 8 Repatriation of Yugoslav Nationals--Photographs, 2 folders


Box 8 Miscellaneous Materials

Series VI: Psychological Warfare


Box 8 Allied Leaflets Dropped Over Germany


Box 8 French Operations--Photographs


Box 8 U.S. Manuals


Box 8 Miscellaneous Foreign Language Materials

Series VII: Miscellaneous


France



Box 9 Partisans--Photographs


Box 9 Printed Materials


Box 9 Greece--Nazi Occupation


Box 9 Roumania--Radio Broadcasts


Yugoslavia


Box 9 Partisans


Box 9 Partisans--Photographs


Box 9 Partisans--Photographs--Marshall Tito