Hitler Memorabilia Collection MS-0127

Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA 92182-8050

Contributing Institution: Special Collections & University Archives
Title: Hitler Memorabilia Collection
Identifier/Call Number: MS-0127
Physical Description: 1.67 Linear Feet
Date (inclusive): 1932-1977
Date (bulk): 1938-1940
Language of Material: German , French .

Scope and Contents

This small collection consists of ephemera related to Nazi Germany and Adolf Hitler. There are several periodicals and magazine clippings present, including two issues of Die Neue Weltbuhne and sections from the Munschner Illustrierte Presse from 1932-1933. Ephemera include: a poster entitled "Flugel Englands," produced in Germany and meant to mock the British Air Force; an invitation to Hitler's 49th birthday party; and about twenty postcards from Nazi Germany, mostly photographic portraits of Hitler that were previously the property of Dr. K. Haushoffer.
There is also a scrapbook filled with Nazi propaganda flyers, handbills, and broadsides, mostly dating from the Spring of 1938 and relating to the Anschluss (invasion of Austria). This scrapbook also holds several items in French, mostly relating to anti-communist activities and measures of protection against aerial bombardment.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

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.

Source of Acquisition

The postcards were donated by Dr. Frederick T. Ryan; the provenance of other items is unknown.

Related Materials

Haakon Maurice Chevalier Diary
World War II San Diego State College Servicemen's Correspondence Collection
World War II German Manuscript Collection
Herman F. Fritzenkotter Papers

Separated Materials

Published items donated by Dr. Frederick T. Ryan have been removed from this collection during processing, and can be found in the library catalog by searching "Gift of Dr. Frederick T. Ryan."

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, folder title, box number, Hitler Memorabilia, Special Collections and University Archives, San Diego State University Library.



Subjects and Indexing Terms

World War, 1939-1945--Sources

box 1, folder 1

Postcards Folder 1 n.d.

box 1, folder 2

Postcards, journals, and poster Folder 2 n.d.

box 1, folder 3

Partial issue of Colorado Herald Folder 3 1915

box 1, folder 4

The National Police Gazette, Hitler Mystery Issue Folder 4 January 1977

box 1, folder 5

Clippings and partial issues Folder 5 1932-1944

box 1, folder 6

Scrapbook of flyers and handbills related to the Anschluss Folder 6 n.d.