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Today’s post is written by Dr. Greg Bradsher and is the first in a series featuring real life Monuments Men. The forthcoming movie, The Monuments Men, has focused great attention on the Monuments Men (and women) and their work during and after World War II. Of course the movie cannot tell the story of the over […]
Posted by Guest Blogger on December 5, 2013, under Archives II, History, Military Records.
Tags: Allied Forces, Allied Military Government, Anthony Blunt, Cate Blanchett, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Geoffrey Webb, George Clooney, George Stout, Greg Bradsher, James Rorimer, Matt Damon, MFA&A, MI5, MI6, Monuments Men, RG 165, RG 331, Rose Valland, Sir Charles Leonard Woolley, T. E. Lawrence, Winston Churchill, World War II
Today’s post is written by Dr. Greg Bradsher. During the past several weeks there has been international interest in the revelations about some 1,400 works of art, some allegedly acquired from looted Jewish collections, found in a Munich, Germany apartment. Most, if not all, of the works found in Cornelius Gurlitt’s apartment had previously been in […]
Posted by Guest Blogger on December 3, 2013, under Reference.
Tags: Adolf Weinmuller, Bruno Lohse, Captain Robert K. Posey, Cornelius Gurlitt, Einsatzstab Reich, Ernst Buchner, Gisela Limberger, Guenther Schiedlausky, Gusta Rochlitz, Hermann Voss, Hildebrand Gurlitt, International Research Portal for Records Related to Nazi-Era Cultural Property, Judge Advocate General, Karl Haberstock, Karl Kress, Munich Central Collecting Point, Office of Strategic Services, Office of the Chief of Counsel for the Prosecution of Axis Criminality, Reference Documents Received from American and Foreign Sources, Restitution Research Records, RG 238, RG 331, Robert Scholz, Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces, U.S. Third Army, Walter Fleischer, War Crimes Branch, War Crimes Office, Wiesbaden Central Collecting Point, World War II War Crimes Records
Today’s post is written by Dr. Greg Bradsher. In 1935 the State Department asked the United States Embassy in Moscow for copies of documents from the Russian archives relating to the American purchase of Alaska in 1867. The Embassy responded in 1936 by sending along copies, and in some cases translations, of 45 documents which […]
Posted by Guest Blogger on November 26, 2013, under Archives II, Civil Records, History.
Tags: Alaska, Albert Sidney Johnston, Black's Fork on Green River, Brigham Young, Buchanan's Blunder, Colonel Albert Sidney Johnston, Daily National Intelligencer, Edward A. de Stoeckel, Fort Laramie, Fort Leavenworth, Grand Duke Constantine, James Buchanan, Kansas Territory, Lewis Robinson, martial law, Mormon Church, Mormon Rebellion, Mormon Treason, Nauvoo Legion, New York Times, President Buchanan, President James Buchanan, Prince Alexsandr M. Gorchakov, Russia, Russian Foreign Minister, Russian Minister, State Department, the Contractor's War, the Mormon War, Tsar Alexander II, U.S. Embassy in Moscow, U.S. State Department, Utah, Utah Territory, War Department
Today’s post is written by Alan Walker, a processing archivist at Archives II in College Park. Lt. General John L. DeWitt was in charge of the U.S. Army’s Western Defense Command in 1942 and was instrumental in the development of Executive Order 9066, which directed the internment of all Japanese Americans living on the […]
Posted by Guest Blogger on November 22, 2013, under Archives II, History, The Process.
Tags: Army and Navy Staff College, evacuation of Japanese, evacuation of Japanese Americans, Executive Order 9066, General George Veazey Strong, House Naval Affairs Committee, Japanese Americans, John McCloy, Lt. General John L. DeWitt, U.S. Army Chief for Intelligence, U.S. Army Western Defense Command
Today’s post is written by Dr. Greg Bradsher. During the past several weeks there has been great international interest in the art works that had been in the possession of Hildebrand Gurlitt before and during World War II, some of which were ultimately recovered at war’s end, stored at the United States Army’s Wiesbaden Central […]
Posted by Guest Blogger on November 18, 2013, under Digital Projects, History, Military Records, News, The Process.
Tags: 12th Army Group, 373rd Engineer General Service Regiment, Aachen, Allied Expeditionary Force, Ardelia Hall Collection, Captain Walter Hancock, Captain Walter Inge Farmer, Fold3, Greg Bradsher, Hildebrand Gurlitt, Hungarian Coronation Regalia, Landesmuseum, looted art, M1947, Marburg, Merkers, Metz Cathedral, MFA&A, Nazis, Reichsbank, SHAEF, Suermondt Museum, The Monuments Men, Theodor Fischer, U.S. 7th Army, Wiesbaden Central Collecting Point, World War II