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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Location of Originals
  • Alternate Forms Available
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content

  • Title: Heinrich Himmler papers
    Date (inclusive): 1914-1945
    Collection Number: XX060
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: German
    Physical Description: 15 manuscript boxes, 5 microfilm reels, 2 photo albums, 6 diaries, 27 sound tape reels (8.1 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. 
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Himmler, Heinrich, 1900-1945.
    Contributor: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei. Reichsführer-SS. Persönlicher Stab. Schriftgutverwaltung.


    Collection is open for research. The two photo albums are closed, but digital use copies of them are available in the reading room and online at https://digitalcollections.hoover.org. 
    Use copies of all sound recordings in this collection are available for immediate access.

    Publication Rights

    One folder in Box 15 may not be quoted.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Heinrich Himmler papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

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

    Location of Originals

    Originals in the German Bundesarchiv.

    Alternate Forms Available

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

    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

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