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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Heinrich Himmler papers
    Date (inclusive): 1914-1944
    Collection Number: XX060
    Creator: Himmler, Heinrich, 1900-1945
    Collection Size: 15 manuscript boxes, 5 microfilm reels, 2 photo albums, 6 diaries, 24 phonotapes (8 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Diaries, 1914-1924; photographs; photocopies and microfilm of correspondence, reports, and memoranda from the office files of the personal staff of H. Himmler, 1942-1944; and recordings of speeches by H. Himmler, 1940-1944; relating to national socialism in Germany, and activities of the German police and Schutzstaffel during World War II. In part, photocopy and microfilm.
    Language: German

    Administrative Information


    Collection open for research. The two photo albums are closed, but digital use copies of them are available.
    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

    One folder in Box 15 may not be quoted.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Heinrich Himmler papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Location of Originals

    In part, photocopy and microfilm. Originals in the German Bundesarchiv.

    Access Points

    Nationalsozialistische deutsche Arbeiter-Partei.
    Nationalsozialistische deutsche Arbeiter-Partei. Schutzstaffel.
    National socialism.
    World War, 1939-1945.
    World War, 1939-1945--Germany.
    Nationalsozialistische deutsche Arbeiter-Partei. Reichsfuhrer SS. Personlicher Stab. Schriftgutverwaltung.

    Biographical Note

    Reichsführer SS und Chef der deutschen Polizei, 1934-1945.

    Scope and Content

    The Heinrich Himmler Collection at the Hoover Institution Archives comprises a set of photostat documents of the Persönlicher Stab der Reichsführer-SS. The originals of these papers were located in a salt mine in the Salzburg region and seized in 1945 by the American forces. In 1946 they were filmed at the Berlin Document Center. The collection contains internal office memoranda, correspondence, case files, reports, telegrams, cables, copies of periodicals, remarks, statements, decrees, clippings, drawings and press releases relating to a variety of topics.