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  • Title: Heinrich Himmler papers
    Date (inclusive): 1914-1945
    Collection Number: XX060
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: German
    Physical Description: 16 manuscript boxes, 5 microfilm reels, 2 photo albums, 27 sound tape reels (8.3 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: Diaries (1914-1924); photographs; photocopies and microfilm of correspondence, reports, and memoranda from the office files of the personal staff of Heinrich Himmler (1942-1944); and recordings of speeches by Himmler (1940-1944) relating to national socialism in Germany, and activities of the German police and Schutzstaffel during World War II. In part, photocopy and microfilm. Digital copies of select records also available at https://digitalcollections.hoover.org. 
    Creator: Himmler, Heinrich, 1900-1945
    Creator: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei. Reichsführer-SS.. Persönlicher Stab. Schriftgutverwaltung.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


    Box 16 and Photo albums may not be used without permission of the Archivist; there is digitized content from this collection available. The remainder of the collection is open for research. Materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.


    One folder in Box 15 may not be quoted. For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Heinrich Himmler papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Alternate Forms Available

    Digital copies of select records also available at https://digitalcollections.hoover.org. 

    Location of Originals

    Originals in the German Bundesarchiv.

    Biographical Note

    Reichsführer SS und Chef der deutschen Polizei, 1934-1945.

    Scope and Content

    The Heinrich Himmler papers are largely comprised of a set of photostat documents of the Persönlicher Stab der Reichsführer-SS. The originals of these papers were located in a salt mine in the Salzburg region and seized in 1945 by American forces. In 1946 they were filmed at the Berlin Document Center. These office files include internal office memoranda, correspondence, case files, reports, telegrams, cables, copies of periodicals, remarks, statements, decrees, clippings, drawings, and press releases relating to a variety of topics. The collection also includes speeches and writings, correspondence, diaries, photo albums, and sound recordings.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany
    National socialism
    Police -- Germany
    Statesmen -- Germany
    Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei
    Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei. Schutzstaffel