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  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: Karl H. Von Wiegand papers
    Date (inclusive): 1911-1961
    Collection Number: 75092
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: In English and German
    Physical Description: 84 manuscript boxes, 3 oversize boxes, 1 oversize folder, 43 envelopes, memorabilia (41.5 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, dispatches, writings, photographs, clippings, and printed matter relating to European diplomacy and German politics between the world wars, the Sino-Japanese War, the European Theater in World War II, the Cold War, the post-war Middle Eastern situation, and American foreign policy.
    Creator: Von Wiegand, Karl H.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

    Access

    Boxes OCM1, FH15 and memorabilia may not be used without permission of the Archivist. 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.

    Use

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1975.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Karl H. Von Wiegand papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical Note

    1874 September 11 Born, Hessen, Germany
    1878 Immigrated with family to the United States, settled in Iowa
    1888 Naturalized as American citizen
    1896 Telegraph operator, Western Union, Chicago
    1902-1904 Staff member, San Francisco Examiner
    1907-1910 Manager, Western Division Office, Associated Press, San Francisco
    1911-1915 Correspondent, United Press Foreign staff, Berlin
    1914, November Interview with Admiral Tirpitz concerning German plans for submarine warfare
    1915, April 11 Interview with Pope Benedict XV concerning effort for peace
    1915-1917 War correspondent, New York World
    1917-1961 Foreign correspondent, Hearst Newspapers
    1928 Passenger, Graf Zeppelin, first trans-Atlantic flight
    1929 Passenger, Graf Zeppelin, first flight around the world
    1936 Passenger, Hindenburg, trans-Atlantic flight
    1940 Interview with Adolf Hitler concerning German view of the United States
    1942 Interned by the Japanese
    1943 Repatriated
    1961 Died, Zürich, Switzerland

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Correspondence, dispatches, writings, photographs, clippings, and printed matter relating to European diplomacy and German politics between the world wars, the Sino-Japanese War, the European Theater in World War II, the Cold War, the postwar Middle Eastern situation, and American foreign policy.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Journalists
    Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Western Front
    Middle East -- Politics and government
    World politics
    Germany -- Politics and government -- 20th century
    Aeronautics
    Europe -- History -- 1918-1945
    Airships