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Register of the Karl H. Von Wiegand Papers, 1911-1961
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biographical Note

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Karl H. Von Wiegand Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1911-1961
    Collection Number: 75092
    Creator: Von Wiegand, Karl H.
    Collection Size: 83 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize boxes, 43 envelopes, memorabilia (39.2 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Correspondence, dispatches, writings, photographs, clippings, and printed matter, relating to European diplomacy and German politics between the world wars, the Sino-Japanese War, the European Theater in World War II, the Cold War, the postwar Middle Eastern situation, and American foreign policy.
    Language: In English. and German.

    Administrative Information


    Collection 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], Karl H. Von Wiegand Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1975.


    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.

    Access Points

    Sino-Japanese Conflict, 1937-1945
    World politics
    World War, 1939-1945
    World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Western
    Germany--Politics and government--20th century
    Middle East
    United States--Foreign relations

    Biographical Note

    1874, September 11 Born, Hessen, Germany
    1878 Immigrated with family to the United States, settled in Iowa
    1888 Naturalized as American citizen
    1896 Telegraph operator, Western Union, Chicago
    1902-1904 Staff member, San Francisco Examiner
    1907-1910 Manager, Western Division Office, Associated Press, San Francisco
    1911-1915 Correspondent, United Press Foreign staff, Berlin
    1914, November Interview with Admiral Tirpitz concerning German plans for submarine warfare
    1915, April 11 Interview with Pope Benedict XV concerning effort for peace
    1915-1917 War correspondent, New York World
    1917-1961 Foreign correspondent, Hearst Newspapers
    1928 Passenger, Graf Zeppelin, first trans-Atlantic flight
    1929 Passenger, Graf Zeppelin, first flight around the world
    1936 Passenger, Hindenburg, trans-Atlantic flight
    1940 Interview with Adolf Hitler concerning German view of the United States
    1942 Interned by the Japanese
    1943 Repatriated
    1961 Died, Zuerich, Switzerland