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Inventory of the Kenneth Knox Collection D-547
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Personal Materials 1966-1997

Scope and Contents note

The Personal Materials series includes: personal inventory of Mr. Knox's possessions dated October 18,1987; U.S. Army Discharge papers for Mr. Knox; income, earnings, and statement reports from the U.S. Army; a U.S. Military Pilot Aptitude Test for Mr. Knox; Unemployment records for Mr. Knox from the year 1992 , as well as itineraries from business trips to Reno, Nevada and Los Angeles, California. The series also includes Mr. Knox's resume with loss prevention and fraud detection as his primary skills; notes about sand blasting and sand blasting standards at the Sacramento Army Depot; and a Civilian Performance Rating dated from 1989-1990 from his work as a Sand Blaster at the Sacramento Army Depot.
Box-folder 1:1

Biographical 1966-1997

Box-folder 2:1

Correspondence 1977-1995

Box-folder 1:2

Offical Documents 1991-1997

Box-folder 1:3, 1:4

Published Materials 1984-1991

Box-folder 1:6

Envelopes undated

 

Trial Research 1943-1993

Scope and Contents note

The Trial Reserach series includes: verbatim trial notes and dialogue; description of criminal charges; signed confessions (in German); and signed death warrants by President Harry S. Truman. The series also includes: Holocaust Denial/ Far Right Rhetoric pamphlets; unpublished manuscripts by Kenneth Knox (“Prisoners of Silence,” “A Need to Know” and “Unhallowed Ground”); scholarly articles by Dr. Meredith Adams including “A Taste of Dachau: Angel Island and Byron Hot Springs during WWII,” “Murder and Martial Justice,” and “ Military Experience and Martial Justices: The Drechsler Murder;” as well as a VHS copy of the History Channel’s “History Undercover: The Last Mass Execution.”
Box 3-7

Trial Transcripts 1943-1945

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains trial transcripts and documents from four trials. They are as follows:
-United States v. Edgar Menshcner, German Prisoner of War, No. 58804, Company Eight, Compound B, Camp Chaffee Prisoner of War Camp
-United States v. Sergeant Erich Gauss (516-26784), and Private Rudolf Straub (310-16830), German Prisoners of War, Camp Gordon, Georgia
-United States v. Walter Beyer (8WG-49588), Berthold Seidel (8WG-49593), Hans Demme (8WG-49597), Hans Schomer (8WG-49620), and Willi Scholz (8WG-49691), German Prisoners of War, Camp Gruber, Tonkawa, Oklahoma
-United States v. Helmut Fischer (10G-1088-NA), Fritz Franke (10G-1083-NA), Guenther Kuelsen (10G-1073-NA), Heinrich Ludwig (7G-132-NA), Bernhard Reyak (106-1069-NA), Otto Stengel (6-112-NA), and Rolf Wizuy (10G-1072-NA), German Prisoners of War, Pagago Park Camp, Phoenix, Arizona
Box-folder 8:1, 8:2, 9:1

Trial Documents 1943-1945

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains trial transcripts and documents from four trials. They are as follows:
-United States v. Edgar Menshcner, German Prisoner of War, No. 58804, Company Eight, Compound B, Camp Chaffee Prisoner of War Camp
-United States v. Sergeant Erich Gauss (516-26784), and Private Rudolf Straub (310-16830), German Prisoners of War, Camp Gordon, Georgia
-United States v. Walter Beyer (8WG-49588), Berthold Seidel (8WG-49593), Hans Demme (8WG-49597), Hans Schomer (8WG-49620), and Willi Scholz (8WG-49691), German Prisoners of War, Camp Gruber,Tonkawa, Oklahoma
-United States v. Helmut Fischer (10G-1088-NA), Fritz Franke (10G-1083-NA), Guenther Kuelsen (10G-1073-NA), Heinrich Ludwig (7G-132-NA), Bernhard Reyak (106-1069-NA), Otto Stengel (6-112-NA), and Rolf Wizuy (10G-1072-NA), German Prisoners of War, Pagago Park Camp, Phoenix, Arizona
Box-folder 8:3, 8:4, 10:1, 10:2, 10:3, 10:4

Secondary Research 1973-1993

Box-folder 2:2, 2:3, 2:4

Literary Productions 1991-1992

Box-folder 1:5

Miscellaneous 1945-1994

Box 11

Media Files undated

Scope and Contents note

Media files include three cassette tapes of unknown content. Two have hand written notations on the sides of them. The first is noted with "Ken and Margaret Gibson." The second is noted with "The Nazarene-Sholem ASC." The third cassette tape has no notation.
Media File also includes two VHS tapes. Of the two, only one has notation upon it. The VHS with notation on it reads: "The History Channel: History Undercover-The Last Mass Execution."
Box 9

Photographs undated

Scope and Contents note

The Photograph Series contains photos from Kenneth Knox's personal life, military and Presidential portraits as well as historic photographs of United States Disciplinary Barracks (USDB) at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The Photograph Series also includes a photo of Mr. Knox posing at the California State Fair; noncomissioned staff from the 18th U.S. Infantry standing at attention at Fort Leavenworth on June 2nd, 1907; a photo of a military band taken in front of Fort Leavenworth on December 31st, 1913; a signed photography of President Jimmy Carter; and a photograph of damage done to the USDB glass check point at Fort Leavenworth.