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Inventory of the Germany (Territory under Allied occupation, 1945-1955 : U.S. Zone) Office of Military Government miscellaneous records
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  • Collection Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Collection Summary

    Title: Germany (Territory under Allied occupation, 1945-1955 : U.S. Zone) Office of Military Government miscellaneous records
    Dates: 1944-1950
    Collection Number: 80197
    Creator: Germany (Territory under Allied occupation, 1945-1955 : U.S. Zone) Office of Military Government.
    Collection Size: 14 manuscript boxes (5.6 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Correspondence, reports, memoranda, statistics, indexes, laws, proclamations, press releases, and bulletins, relating to American administration of occupied Germany after World War II, and especially to civilian relief, economic conditions, housing, and denazification.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: English German

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Germany (Territory under Allied occupation, 1945-1955 : U.S. Zone) Office of Military Government miscellaneous records, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1980.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Related Materials

    Germany (Territory under Allied occupation, 1945-1955), Hoover Institution Archives
    Germany (Territory under Allied occupation, 1945-1955: U.S. Zone) Office of Military Government for Bavaria. Kreis Traunstein, Hoover Institution Archives

    Biographical/Historical Note

    The Allied powers who defeated Nazi Germany in World War II divided the country west of the Oder-Neisse line into four occupation zones for administrative purposes during the period 1945-1949. The American zone consisted of Bavaria and Hessen in Southern Germany, and the northern portions of the present-day German state of Baden-Württemberg. The port cities of Bremen (on the Weser River) and Bremerhaven (at the meeting of the Weser and North Sea) were also placed under the control of the U.S. because of the American request to have toeholds in Northern Germany, as well as the bulk of the south. The city of Berlin was jointly occupied by the Allied powers and was itself subdivided into four sectors. The headquarters of the American military government was the former IG Farben Building, Frankfurt am Main.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The records of American administration of occupied Germany (U.S. Zone) contain documentation mostly of the Office of Military Government, Berlin Sector (OMGBS) and the Office of Military Government, U.S. Zone (OMGUS), 1945-1949.
    These records represent materials relating to civilian relief efforts, particularly economic conditions, housing, and denazification, and including correspondence, reports, memoranda, statistics, indexes, laws, proclamations, press releases, and bulletins. Information on living conditions and the food availability may be found in "Food Ration Entitlements and Ration Issue Report," 1945-1948, while historical reports on the housing situation and housing relief efforts are presented in the Building and Housing Section reports.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Denazification.
    International relief.
    Military government.
    Reconstruction (1939-1951)--Germany.
    World War, 1939-1945--Civilian relief.
    Germany--History--1945-1955.