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Guide to the Kramer J. Rohfleisch Papers
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  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: Kramer J. Rohfleisch Papers
    Dates: 1935-1945
    Identification: MS-0274
    Creator: Rohfleisch, Kramer Jesse, 1911-2000
    Physical Description: 2.50 linear ft
    Language of Materials: English
    Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
    5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
    San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
    URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
    Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
    Phone: 619-594-6791

    Biographical Information:

    Kramer Rohfleisch studied at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Chicago. After serving in Intelligence Operations during World War II, he wrote several histories of the Army Air Forces in the War, concentrating on operations in the South Pacific. He taught history at San Diego State College from 1947 to 1974.

    Access Terms

    This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Genre/Form of Material:

    Personal Papers

    Topical Term:

    United States. Army Air Forces--History--World War, 1939-1945.
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Sources

    Administrative Information

    Processing Information:

    This collection was formerly known as the World War I and World War II Manuscript Collection. Series One of that collection (a former pamphlet file dealing with World War I) was separated and relevant materials were cataloged in 2010. The remaining materials became the current collection according to their original provenance.

    Conditions Governing Use:

    The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

    Conditions Governing Access:

    This collection is open for research

    Preferred Citation:

    Identification of item, folder title, box number, Kramer J. Rohfleisch Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

    Related Materials:

    The Army Air Forces in World War II; prepared under the editorship of Wesley Frank Draven and James Lea Cate; v. 4, part I of this publication was written with research materials in this collection.
    Information about related materials is available at http://libpac.sdsu.edu/search~S0?/gd301+.82&SUBMIT2=Search/gd++301.+++82/1%2C146%2C146%2CE/frameset&FF=gd++301.+++82+%3A&1%2C1%2C

    Arrangement of Materials:

    The collection is divided into two series:
    I. Printed Materials and Ephemera
    II. Commanders' Materials

    Scope and Contents

    This collection consists of research materials used by Kramer Rohfleisch in his work on the history of the Army Air Forces in World War II. The collection includes articles, pamphlets, clippings, training and field handbooks and manuals, ephemera,  miscellaneous materials, and declassified commanders' reports, memos, and letters.  Also included are Rohfleisch's personal training notes and curriculum from the Army Officer Candidate School.
    The largest part of the collection consists of declassified, original reports, letters, and memos (both typed and handwritten) sent between operating generals in the Pacific Theater during World War II. These materials cover a huge number of topics related to military involvement in that area, and are annotated in his hand as part of Rohfleisch's extensive research.