Preliminary Inventory of the Joseph Goebbels Papers

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Title: Joseph Goebbels Papers
Date (inclusive): 1884-1945
Collection Number: 47004
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: German
Physical Description: 11 manuscript boxes, 21 microfilm reels, 1 phonotape reel (7.8 linear feet)
Abstract: Diaries, correspondence, academic and fictional writings, school notebooks, personal documents, memoranda and expense accounts, and sound recording of a speech, relating to the early life of Joseph Goebbels, and to activities of the Nationalsozialistische deutsche Arbeiter-Partei and of the German government during World War II, especially military and political affairs. Includes diaries from 1925 August 12 to 1926 October 27, from 1942 January 27 to 1943 December 9 (incomplete), and for 1944 October 3; and sound recording of a speech, entitled Discorso al Campo di Maggio, 1937 September 28. Also includes microfilm and/or photocopies of all original diaries and of other original documents.
Creator: Goebbels, Joseph, 1897-1945.

Access

Original diaries and other original documents (Boxes 1-7 and Box 8, Folder 5) closed. Microfilm and/or photocopies available for use.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Joseph Goebbels Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1947, with additional materials added through 2013.

Accruals

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Biographical/Historical note

German national socialist leader and minister of public enlightenment and propaganda, from 1933 to 1945.

Scope and Contents note

Diaries, correspondence, academic and fictional writings, school notebooks, personal documents, memoranda and expense accounts, and sound recording of a speech, relating to the early life of Joseph Goebbels, and to activities of the Nationalsozialistische deutsche Arbeiter-Partei and of the German government during World War II, especially military and political affairs. Includes diaries from 1925 August 12 to 1926 October 27, from 1942 January 27 to 1943 December 9 (incomplete), and for 1944 October 3; and sound recording of a speech, entitled Discorso al Campo di Maggio, 1937 September 28. Also includes microfilm and/or photocopies of all original diaries and of other original documents.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Nationalsozialistische deutsche Arbeiter-Partei.
Germany--Politics and government--1933-1945.
Germany.
National socialism.
Phonotapes.
Propaganda, German.
Statesmen--Germany.
World War, 1939-1945--Germany.
World War, 1939-1945--Propaganda.
World War, 1939-1945.

 

DIARIES (Originals), 1925-1944

Box 1, Folder 1

Fragments of diaries

Folder 2

1925 August 12-1926 October 27

Folder 3

photocopies pages 5 and 6 1941?,

Folder 4

1942 January 27-30

Folder 5

1942 January 31-February 6

Folder 6

1942 February 7-13

Folder 7

1942 February 14-19

Folder 8

1942 February 20-25

Folder 9

1942 February 26-March 3

Box 2, Folder 1

1942 March 4-9

Folder 2

1942 March 10-16

Folder 3

1942 March 17-20

Folder 4

1942 March 21-29

Folder 5

1942 March 30-April 6

Folder 6

1942 April 7-14

Box 3, Folder 1

1942 April 15-20

Folder 2

1942 April 21-25

Folder 3

1942 April 26-29

Folder 4

1942 April 30-May 5

Folder 5

1942 May 6-11

Folder 7

1942 May 19-23

Box 4, Folder 1

1942 July 20

Folder 6

1942 May 12-18

Folder 2

1942 December 7-15

Folder 3

1942 December 16-20; 1943 January 2, March 1-2

Folder 4

1943 March 3-9

Folder 5

1943 March 10-12

Folder 6

1943 March 13-18

Box 5, Folder 1

1943 March 19-21, April 9-13

Folder 2

1943 April 14-20

Folder 3

1943 April 21-28

Folder 4

1943 April 29-May 8

Folder 5

1943 May 9-11

Folder 6

1943 May 12-16

Box 6, Folder 1

1943 May 17-22

Folder 2

1943 May 23-28, July 25-26

Folder 3

1943 July 27-29, September 8

Folder 4

1943 September 9-11

Folder 5

1943 September 12-16

Folder 6

1943 September 17-22

Folder 7

1943 September 23

Box 7, Folder 1

1943 September 24-30

Folder 2

1943 November 1-7

Folder 3

1943 November 8-13

Folder 4

1943 November 14-19

Folder 5

1943 November 20-25

Folder 6

1943 November 26-30

Folder 7

1943 December 4-9

Folder 8

1944 October 3

Box 8, Folder 1

photocopies 1943 February 14-23,

Folder 2

photocopies 1943 April 1-6, 9-30,

Folder 3

photocopy 1943 June 6,

Folder 4

photocopies 1943 September 23-30,

Box 8, Folder 5

MISCELLANEA 1931-1945.

Box 8, Folder 6

Photocopies

Item 1

2 items dealing with property tax on Schwanenwerder, Ja. 1939

Item 2

Eywitness report of Lilli Ernst about police brutality against Goebbels. June 1931

Item 3

2 letters from tax attorney Paul Schueber dealing with income tax problems Ja 1933.

Item 4

2 letters from August Boch to Goebbels December 1932, November 1933. December letter offers a small book outlining the memoirs of the Spanish ambassador in St. Petersburg in the summer of 1914.

Item 5

Goebbels letter of condolence to Frau Troost, January 1934.

Item 6

Letter of Vereinigte Krankenversicherung Aktiengesellschaft to Goebbels accounting for some dividends. June 1936.

Item 7

List of parts of uniform to be worn at the Reichsparteitag 1939.

Item 8

Letter from Magda Goebbels secretariat, requesting information from Goebbels secretariat whether she should accept invitation to Reichsparteitag, August 1939.

Item 9

List of clothing donation from various Goebbels households, June 1942.

Item 10

Accounts for a Goebbels trip to the Fuehrerhaupt Quartier, March 1943.

Item 11

Note from Hinkel (?) reminding Goebbels about the birthdays of various personalities, September 1942.

Item 12

Instructions to courrier to pick up three guests and a set of motion picture films to be taken out to Lanke, October 1943.

Item 13

Letter of Wilhelm Murr, Stuttgart, that he is sending fresh fruits from his commercial farm, November 1943.

Item 14

Breakfast invitation from Dr. Lammers Feb. (no date).

Item 15

List of monthly income of Goebbels and list of money given to Mrs. Goebbels. (no date).

Item 16

Draft of letter of congratulations to Goering on his 50th birthday, January 1943.

Item 17

Statement and list of furniture and carpets that were moved from Schwanenwerder to Lanke, August 1943.

Item 18

List of duties of the reorganised household staff in Lanke, December 1943.

Item 19

Attached to previous material, note to Streicher from Goebbels, Christmas 1934.

Item 20

Exchange of greetings between Goebbels and Rearadmiral von Puttkammer.

Item 21

Draft and final telegram of congratulations on his marriage to Fritz Darges, May 1944.

Item 22

Letter of congratulations on his 80th birthday to Gustaf Frensen October 1943.

Item 23

Exchange of congratulations with Ambassador von Jagow, Budapest, March 1944.

Item 24

Draft of telegram of congratulations to Professor Clemens Krauss, Director of State Opera Munich (no dates).

Item 25

Telegram of congratulations (and card noting thanks) to Professor Dr. Heide upon his 50th birthday, April 1944.

Item 26

Draft of letter to Wilhelm Schepmann, Head of the SA congratulating him on his 50th birthday, and Schepmann's reply June 1944.

Item 27

Telegram (and Schwarz's reply) to Xavier Schwarz congratulating him on his birthday, November 1944.

Item 28

Small file (in Abschrift) dealing with purchases of paintings, August 1944-January 1945.

 

MICROFILM OF DIARIES, 1925-1943.

 

Positive set

Reel 1

1925 August 12-1926 October 27

Reel 2

1942 January 21-March 12

Reel 3

1942 March 12-April 29

Reel 4

1942 April 30-1943 March 12

Reel 5

1943 March 13-May 25

Reel 6

1943 May 25-November 12

Reel 7

1943 November 12-December 9

 

Negative set. Corresponds to positive set

Reel 8

1925 August 12-1926 October 27

Reel 9

1942 January 21-March 12

Reel 10

1942 March 12-April 29

Reel 11

1942 April 30-1943 March 12

Reel 12

1943 March 13-May 25

Reel 13

1943 May 25-November 12

Reel 14

1943 November 12-December 9

 

Second negative set

Reel 15

1942 January 21-March 7

Reel 16

1942 March 8-April 25

Reel 17

1942 April 26-1943 May 19

Reel 18

1943 May 20-December 20

Reel 19

1943 March 1-April 30

Reel 20

1943 March 23-September 30

Reel 21

1943 November 12-December 9

 

PHONOTAPE

Tape cabinet

Speech, "Discorso Al Campo di Maggio," 1937 September 28

 

INCREMENTAL MATERIALS

Box 8, Folder 7

Diary, 1942 March 24

Box 9-11, File 1-46

INCREMENTAL MATERIALS ADDED IN 2013

Box 9, File 1

Corrected Typescript of Novel "Michael Voorman," 1930

Box 9, File 2

Notebooks, Report Cards, and Other School-Related Materials, 1900-1927

Box 9, File 3

Diary, poems, college study book, "History of art in the 19th century," 1920s

Box 9, File 4

College study book, seminary Freiburg, "Introduction to philosophy," 1919

Box 9, File 5

Diary, college study book, signed multiple times Joseph Goebbels, 1915-1916

Box 9, File 6

College study book, signed twice Joseph Goebbels and multiple times Anka Stalherm in Goebbels handwriting, Bonn/Freiburg, 1918, Goethe's Faust, psychology, history,Monologue of Judas Iscariot, 1918

Box 9, File 7

College study book, poems, Freiburg, 1919

Box 9, File 8

College study book, multiple poems, signed multiple times, Wuerzburg, winter semester, 1918-1919

Box 9, File 9

College study book, Heidelberg, winter semester, 1920-1921

Box 9, File 10

High school note book, letter to his teacher regarding the loss of his sister Elisabeth (1901-1915), short essay or diary entry (?), signed multiple times, 1901-1915

Box 9, File 11

Journal, study book, Mar. 7, 1916, "Wilhelm Raabe" essay, poems, signed multiple times excessively, including "Munich, Christmas 1918, Dr. Joseph Goebbels," 1918

Box 9, File 12

High school study book, German, Rheydt, June 30, 1916, "utraque fortuna" school essay with the grade "gut," 1916

Box 9, File 13

Disbound, essay "Theodor Storm the poet, for his 100. birthday," Sept. 14, 1917, signed "P. Joseph Goebbels," 1917

Box 9, File 14

Dissertation, Faculty of philosophy, Heidelberg University, "Whilhelm v. Schuetz as dramatist, History of the romantic drama," signed "Paul Joseph Goebbels" Rheydt, 1921

Box 9, File 15

Disbound, "Study of Goethe," undated

Box 9, File 16

High school study book, algebra, signed multiple times, 1916

Box 10, File 17

Disbound, narrative, "Those who love the sun" (Die die Sonne lieben), 1917

Box 10, File 18

Disbound book, "Sowing" (Die Saat), play in three acts, 1920

Box 10, File 19

Disbound, notes, poem, shorthand notes, undated

Box 10, File 20

Notebook, "The Mother's prayer" (Der Mutter Gebet - Ein Idyll aus dem Kriege), signed excessively multiple times, 1917-1918

Box 10, File 21

Journal, Lecture, "Extracts from German contemporary literature" (Ausschnitte aus der deutschen Literatur der Gegenwart, Moderne Tierpoeten), 1920s

Box 10, File 22

Journal, Drama, "Struggle of the working class" (Kampf der Arbeiterklasse), 1919

Box 10, File 23

Journal, "Political Diary" (Politisches Tagebuch), undated

Box 10, File 24

Journal, Novel, "Gypsy Blood" (Zigeunerblut), signed "P. J. Goebbels stud. germ. Bonn," 1910s

Box 10, File 25

Journal, poem, love letters, signed multiple times, Rheydt, 1916

Box 10, File 26

Disbound journal, study book, Goethe, history, poems, school schedule, 1918

Box 10, File 27

Journal, small vocabulary study book, poems "November afternoon" (Novembernachmittag), "Distress" (Die Not), 1915-1925

Box 10, File 28

Journal, Novel, "Michael Voormann: a man's fate in the pages of a diary" "I dedicate this in memory of my friend Richard Flisges," handwritten original manuscript, 1923

Box 10, File 29

Journal, Novel, "Michael Voormann teenage years, III. Part" (Michael Voorman's Jugendjahre III. Teil), 1919

Box 10, File 30

Journal, Drama, "Heinrich Kaempfert," a drama in three acts, 1919

Box 10, File 31

Disbound,mostly poems, some notes, undated

Box 10, File 32

20 Letters, diverse letter to Joseph Goebbels, 1915-1929

Box 11, File 33

9 letters 12mo., 2 cards, 32mo., Lene Krage to Joseph Goebbels, 1916 - 1922, 42pp., 1 envelope with 2 notes, 12mo., 45 letters, mostly from Werl, from multpiles persons to Joseph Goebbels, i.e. Agnes Koelsch, Liesel, 1917-1918

Box 11, File 34

24 Letters from Theo Gutmann to Joseph Goebbels, 1918-1920

Box 11, File 35

Family correspondence, 18 letters from father, 3 letters from brother Hans, 2 letters from sister Maria, 1 postcard, signed "D.M." including greetings from father and others, 1918-1923

Box 11, File 36

Diverse documents, baptismal certificate for brother Hans Goebbels: Vaccination card sister Maria Goebbels, Death notice, Hans Prang, Rheydt, 5 telegrams to Joseph Goebbels, 1 telegram to Hans Goebbels, Letter from Albertus-Magnus-Verein to Joseph Goebbels, Letter from Westdeutsche Landeszeitung to Joseph Goebbels, Annual Report Albertus-Magnus-Verein, Receipt over 700 Mark for Joseph Goebbels, Rheydt, Legal document regarding a property sale between Mr. Clegg and Mr. Oehmen, School essay Joseph Goebbels, Publishing contract between Joseph Goebbels and Xenien-Verlag, Leipzig, 1918-1929

Box 11, File 37

22 Fielpost letters to Joseph Goebbels, 1915-1918

Box 11, File 38

41 letters from different people, including Hubert Hompsch, Willy Zilles, Liesel, Agnes, Voss, Theo Gutmann, 1914-1918

Box 11, File 39

6 letters from Olgi Esenwein to Joseph Goebbels, 1924

Box 11, File 40

26 letters from Richard Fliesges to Joseph Goebbels, 1917-1922

Box 11, File 41

Disbound, handwritten observations, poems, notes, essays, including "Farewell to Bonn," 1916-1917

Box 11, File 42

Newspaper "Koelner Tageblatt" Saturday, Jun. 23, 1923. Student information flyer about war bonds, folio, 4pp. Newspaper clipping, "The cause of the Buehnevolksbund" (Buehnenvolksbund = sponsor of touring theater companies that performed in a national and christian spirit), article written by Dr. Goebels, Rheydt, undated

Box 11, File 43

Disbound, partial school essay, 1917-1918

Box 11, File 44

3 small envelopes, two containing hair from Anka Stalherm. 115 letters, 324pp., (mostly 4to. and 8vo.), 2 postcard, correspondence between Joseph Goebbels and Anka Stalherm, beginning Feb. 4, 1918, last dated letter Oct. 15, 1920. 7 various letters to and from Joseph Goebbels, 1920-1921

Box 11, File 45

One envelope "Anka" to "Ulex," containing several small clipped notes, a clipped invoice from a hospice. undated

Box 11, File 46

Booklet of 14 interior black/white photographs of Adolf Hitlers Berghof at Obersalzberg, 3.5" x 2.5" Verlag M. Bauer, Munich, "The Berghof before it's destruction." undated