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Inventory of the Dieter Zahn collection
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  • Collection Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Collection Summary

    Title: Dieter Zahn collection
    Dates: 1959-1994
    Collection Number: 2011C41
    Creator: Zahn, Dieter
    Collection Size: 5 manuscript boxes (2 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Election campaign literature and other printed political ephemera, mainly from Germany.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: German

    Administrative Information


    Collection is 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], Dieter Zahn collection, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2006.


    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 Socrates at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in Socrates is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Dieter Zahn collection consists of political pamphlets, brochures, and other ephemera collected by Zahn, a German journalist, who gathered much of this material during his international travels between 1979 and the time of his death in 1999.
    The collection was acquired by the Hoover Institution Library and Archives from his son, Ralph, in 2006. In addition to the four boxes of political ephemera, the collection included over 1,000 political posters, which were added to the Poster Collection of the Hoover Institution Archives, but which have labels identifying their provenance.
    The five boxes of pamphlets, brochures and ephemera are arranged by size, then by country of origin, and in some cases, by political party or topic within the country. Many of the European materials, in particular, were produced during election campaigns for the European Parliament from 1979 onward, but other topics and campaigns are included as well. Materials include flyers, leaflets, sample ballots, campaign newspapers, magazines, newspaper advertisements, booklets, election manifestos, and window posters.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.