A Inventory of the German Pictorial Collection

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A Inventory of the German Pictorial Collection

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
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Descriptive Summary

Title: German Pictorial Collection
Dates: 1890-1999
Collection number: XX766
Collection Size: 3 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 8 slide boxes, 44 envelopes, 1 oversize folder (2.5 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Photographs, postcards, and slides, depicting various political, military, and naval scenes in Germany, including communist rallies in the 1920s, the Berlin blockade of 1948-1949, and various prominent German personalities, including East German head of state Walter Ulbricht.
Physical location: Hoover Institution Archives
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Administrative Information


The collection is open for research
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], German Pictorial Collection, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives

Acquisition Information

Materials were 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 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.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in Stanford University's online catalog.


Ulbricht, Walter, 1893-1973--Pictorial works.
Communism--Germany--Pictorial works.
Berlin (Germany)--History--Blockade, 1948-1949--Pictorial works.
Germany--Pictorial works.

Container List

XX766 Envelope: A

1 print of Count Helmuth K. B. von Moltke, 1890

XX766 Envelope: B

3 prints of the Royal Bavarian Army during its return to Munich, December 1918; 6 prints of a Stahlhelm parade in Berlin with Prince August Wilhelm and other Stahlhelm leaders reviewing it, ca. 1927.

XX766 Envelope: C

46 prints and postcards depicting Communist rallies and parades in Germany, held under the auspices of the Roter Frontkaempferbund and other organizations, 1922-1929.

XX766 Envelope: D-E

197 negatives and 2 strips of uncut film depicting units of the German Navy during the period 1937-1938, including scenes of the launchings of the battle cruiser Prinz Eugen, and the aircraft carrier Graf Zeppelin; visits by foreign naval vessels and their crews, and general scenes of life on board ship.

XX766 Envelope: mF

1 print of Paul von Hindenburg, with his signature.

XX766 Envelope: m*G

1 print of Paul von Hindenburg.

XX766 Envelope: mH

1 print of Adolf Hitler.

XX766 Envelope: m*G

5 prints of Adolf Hitler, ca. 1936-1940,

Scope and Content Note

including a scene at Obersalzberg, and with Hermann Goering.
XX766 Envelope: mI

1 print of Hermann Goering.

XX766 Envelope: m*G

1 print of Hermann Goering, ca. 1940

XX766 Envelope: m*G

1 print of Joseph Goebbels

XX766 Envelope: J

2 prints (and 2 negatives) of heinrich Himmler

XX766 Envelope: K

1 print (and 1 negative) of Field-Marshal Erwin Rommel.

XX766 Envelope: L

6 prints of a storm trooper trophy. Part of the inscription reads: "Reichsinnungsmeister Pokal der S.A. gestiftet vom Deutschen Schuhmacherhandwerk"

XX766 Envelope: M

11 prints of eleven leading Nazis convicted at the Nuremberg trial of major German war criminals, 1945-1946, taken immediately after their execution.

XX766 Envelope: mN-mY

124 prints and 8 negatives of scenes in Berlin during the blockade of 1948-1949.

Scope and Content Note

Captions in mN.
XX766 Envelope: Z

24 prints of the city of Reutlingen, Germany, and vicinity, 1951.

XX766 Envelope: AA

1 print of German politician Erich Ollenhauer (1901-1963).

XX766 Envelope: AB

41 prints depicting events in the life of Walter Ulbricht while growing up and during his rise to power, ca. 1893-1961.

XX766 Envelope: AC

20 prints depicting events in the life of Walter Ulbricht as leader of East Germany, late 1950's and early 1960's.

Scope and Content Note

Captions included in envelopes.
XX766 Envelope: AD

1 postcard of Karl Kautsky

XX766 Envelope: AE

50 prints depicting military activities of the German Army, 1935-1940.

XX766 Envelope: AF

1 small album containing 15 interior shots of Hitler's country house on the Obersalzberg.

XX766 Box: 1

14 slides of an unidentified strongman/performer; 14 slides of groups of unidentified German officers, c.1920; 11 slides of an unidentified theater production; 12 slides of the Seemannschule Arcona near Berlin, 1930; 8 slides of members of the communist Roter Frontkampferbund; 4 slides depicting Reichsleiter der NSDAP, Robert Ley, addressing a rally of the Nationalsozilaistische Betriebsorganisation.

XX766 Box: 1-2

98 slides depicting theater productions, ship launchings, and other miscellaneous activities.

XX766 Box: 3

66 posters depicting youth and education in the German Democratic Republic.

XX766 Box: 4-8

80 slides, 1981-1987, depicting East and West Berlin; and 2 slides depicting the fall of the Berlin Wall, December 1989.

XX766 Box: 9

33 slides of the Berlin Wall, and of troops, tanks and other scenes in Berlin, n.d.

XX766 Envelope: AG

2 prints of the Berlin Wall depicting the flight of an East German soldier in 1961 and the destruction of the Reconciliation Church in 1985.

XX766 Envelope: AH

11 prints depicting the Berlin Wall on December 31, 1989.

XX766 Envelope: AI

3 prints of East Berlin, 1989 December and 4 prints of the Berlin Wall, 1986-1987.

XX766 Envelope: AJ

31 slides depicting campaign posters for the 1990 October 14 elections in East Germany

XX766 Envelope: AK

9 prints depicting propaganda posters inside an East German cigarette factory in Dresden and 1 print of a Dresden street.

XX766 Envelope: AL

71 prints depicting Berlin (East and West) in November 1989.

Scope and Content Note

Includes 7 prints of the Berlin Wall and 2 prints of the Brandenburg Gate.
XX766 Envelope: AM

8 prints depicting campaign posters for the 1990 March 18 elections in East Germany.

XX766 Envelope: AN

23 prints depicting slabs of the Berlin Wall.

XX766 Envelope: AO

14 prints depicting Berlin (East and West), 1990.

Scope and Content Note

Includes 12 prints of the Berlin Wall.
XX766 Envelope: AP

16 postcards, 1992, depicting political graffiti and wall painting, scenes of daily life, and historical sites in Berlin.

XX766 Envelope: AQ

1 print of Angela Hammitsch, sister of Adolf Hitler, 1945; 10 prints of Berlin, ca. 1945-1949; and 10 prints Konrad Adenauer, Helmut Schmidt, and other West German politicians, n.d.

XX766 Envelope: AR

5 color photographs of neo-Nazi graffiti in Berlin, ca. 1991-1994.

XX766 Envelope: AS

3 color photographs of the Reichstag, Berlin, n.d.

XX766 Box: 10

Photograph of the Reichstag, Berlin, 1999. 2 photographs of the Bundestag, 1999.