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Preliminary Inventory to the Germany. Auswärtiges Amt Records, 1923-1945
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Germany. Auswärtiges Amt Records,
    Date (inclusive): 1923-1945
    Collection number: XX106
    Creator: Germany. Auswärtiges Amt.
    Collection Size: 489 manuscript box (195.6 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Correspondence, memoranda, and reports, relating to German foreign relations in the interwar period and during World War II. Photocopy.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language: 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], Germany. Auswärtiges Amt Records, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives.


    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.

    Location of Originals

    Originals in: Das Politische Archiv des Auswärtigen Amtes, Berlin.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The original records of the German Foreign Ministry are located in Berlin in the Political Archive of the Foreign Ministry (Link). A microfilm copy of a nearly complete set of these records was made in England at Whaddon Hall. The serial numbers from this microfilming project are still used to identify the material. Users of this collection should first consult the published guide compiled and edited by George O. Kent, A Catalog of Files and Microfilms of the German Foreign Ministry Archives, 1920-1945 (Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, 1969-1972), 4 vols. Available in the Hoover Archives reading room, this work identifies the serial numbers and also provides the microfilm roll numbers for the files. A complete set of the microfilm is available at the U.S. National Archives.
    The Hoover Institution Library has selected reels of the microfilm in the T120 series which were acquired from the set at the National Archives.
    This collection in the Hoover Institution Archives consists of selected photographic enlargements from the microfilm. These photo blow-ups were used by the American editors of the series Documents on German Foreign Policy, published by the U.S. Government Printing Office. The photo blow-ups relate to the published documents in the series and amplify them but are not identical with them.
    The following container list provides the box numbers within the collection for the copies from microfilm. The documents are identified by serial number. The Kent guide explains the content for each serial number.

    Access Points

    World War, 1939-1945.
    World War, 1939-1945--Diplomatic history.
    World War, 1939-1945--Germany.
    Germany--Foreign relations--1918-1933.
    Germany--Foreign relations--1933-1945