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Germany. Auswartiges Amt. [Aktenzeichen] Russland 61: Allgemeine Angelegenheiten Russlands.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1953
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. T 139; v. National Archives record group 242
2 reel(s)

reels 147-148
Selected reels from the microfilmed records of the German Foreign Ministry Archives (1867-1920) relate to Russia and Rumania. Telegrams, letters, and reports describe Russian domestic and military affairs from March 20, to October 28, 1918. In the spring of 1918, Russia withdrew from World War I and began peace talks with Germany. On March 3, Russia and Germany signed the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk. The Bolsheviks had gained control of the government, but during the summer, civil war continued between the Communists and the anti-Communists. Nicholas II and his family as well as Count von Mirbach, the German ambassador, were assassinated. The papers provide a German perspective on the events during that period. The National Archives title of this collection is Records of the German Foreign Office Received by the Department of State from the University of California (Project 1) and are part of their collection of Foreign Records Seized 1941-.

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Germany. Auswartiges Amt. Papers of German Diplomats. (Nachlasse and Asservate), 1833-1927. (American Historical Association Project II).

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1958
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. T 291; v. National Archives record group 242.
3 reel(s)

Selected microfilm reels contain the papers of various German diplomats. On reel five, the Paul Weitz papers include correspondence related to his business interests in Constantinople (Istanbul). They also contain letters from the families of the Prince of Ratibor and Corvey and the Prince of Schonborg-Waldenburg. The Hans Rudolf Erick von Miguel papers contain essays about Paris, St. Petersburg (Leningrad), and Constantinople. On the sixth reel, the papers of Paul von Hintze an envoy to Peking who became a state-secretary in 1918, contain material from a committee of inquiry into the possibilities of peace in 1917. The papers also explore Papal peace efforts, peace with France and Italy, and private peace initiatives. On the seventh reel, papers originally belonging to Crown-Prince Friedrich Wilhelm, discuss politics from 1879 to 1881 and the assassination of Alexander II of Russia. Other papers on the final reel belonged to Sass, head of the library and political archives of the German Foreign Ministry, and Magnus, who wrote reports on Mexico in 1866 and 1877. The papers are part of the National Archives' collection of seized World War II enemy records.

3 selected microfilm reels (no. 5, 6, 7). Each section is preceded by a table of contents.

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Germany. Auswartiges Amt. Notes from the Legations of the German States and Germany in the United States to the Department of State, 1817-1906.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1962
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 58; v. National Archives record group 59.
35 reel(s)

Notes, with enclosures, consist chiefly of communications from the German Foreign Office, from German consuls, and from private citizens in the United States. They deal with the general relations between Prussia and the United States, wider diplomatic questions, and commercial and legal difficulties of private citizens. Topics include shipping, trade and tariffs, international conferences, specific criminal cases, and Germans who serving in the American military. The languages used are French, German, and English. Documents in German are accompanied by brief notes in English indicating their subject content.

An uncataloged guide, Notes From the Legations of the German States and Germany in the United States to the Department of State, 1817-1906, available in the Special Collections Office, indicates the date span for each reel. The first reel, from 1817 to 1848, covers notes from the Prussian legation. It has its own introduction, followed by a list of correspondence with subject notations.

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Germany. Auswartiges Amt. Records of the German Foreign Office Received by the Department of State from St. Antony’s College.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service,
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. T 136; v. National Archives record group 242.
6 reel(s)

The German Foreign Ministry was responsible for the relations between Germany and foreign countries as well as between the German states. The files in this collection provide information on foreign relations between September 1912, and September 1919. The files consist mainly of correspondence between embassies and the government in Berlin. They include newspaper articles, telegrams, and notes from ambassadors, key figures, and private citizens involved in political events. The files on foreign countries focus on the relationship of Germany to Russia, Italy, Rumania, Austria, and the Ukraine, general and marine affairs in Russia, Russian statesmen, and the administration of occupied territories in Serbia during the war. The following is a brief summary of reel contents: Reel 33, Deutschland 131 secr, Oesterreich 92, Ministerien, Italien; Reel 83, Deutschland 131, Weltkrieg Nr 14d; Reel 85, Rumanien 1; Reel 101, Ukraine; Reel 130, Russland 72b; and Reel 131, Russland 82 Nr2. The papers are part of the National Archives collection of seized World War II enemy records.

6 selected microfilm reels (no. 33, 83, 85, 101, 130, 131).

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Guides:

American Historical Association. Committee for the Study of War Documents. A catalogue of files and microfilms of the German Foreign Ministry archives, 1867-1920.

The guide provides an organizational framework for the existing files. The inclusive dates of files, together with the reel and frame number of the microfilm project which filmed the file, make this a useful, although not complete, finding aid. Reels filmed by the St. Antony project have the prefix SA.

Germany. Auswartiges Amt. Records of the German Foreign Office Received by the Department of State [Whaddon Hall, Eng.].

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service,
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. T 120; v. National Archives record group 242.
35 reel(s)

The German Documents Project at the National Archives selected and filmed seized German records that illustrated German foreign policy, while the records were temporarily housed at Whaddon Hall in England. These assorted files of the German Foreign Ministry (or Office) from 1855 to 1945 discuss military affairs, foreign relations, and events leading up to World War II. The principal documents were later translated and printed in a series titled Documents on German Foreign Policy, 1918-1945 (353.8 S1.82). While the documents on the microfilm are arranged by subject according to the original classification of the German Foreign Ministry, the principal documents in the printed series are arranged chronologically.

35 selected microfilm reels. Reel 1A reproduces various indexing documents for sections of the collection. Also, CD1261.A65 Kent, George O. (ed.). A Catalog of Files and Microfilm of the German Foreign Ministry Archives 1920-1945 provides subject access to the entire collection of 5,055 reels, but does not provide a listing of contents of individual reels. Ellis Library's holdings currently are reels no. 1A, 1012, 1567-1574, 3154, 3429-3446, 3534-3537, 4177, and 4340-4341.

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Germany. Heer. Records of German Army Areas (Wehrkreise).

Washington, D.C: American Historical Association,
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. T 79; v. National Archives record group 242
8 reel(s)

The records cover Wehrkreis VII, Munchen, to which Swabia, Upper Bavaria, and Lower Bavaria belonged, from 1909 to the early 1940s. Papers, circulars, orders, reports, and correspondence give instructions on such areas as personnel policy and the defense of army installations. Corps, divisional, and regimental orders relate to the infiltration of Austria, Czechoslovakia, and the Tyrol and provide relevant maps, war diaries, and statistics. Reel 53 contains newspaper clippings related to the charge of perjury brought against Oberleutnant Braun by Hauptmann A. D. Rohm. Reels 81 and 82 deal with such subjects as the air raids in Hamburg, the surrender of troops, and the effects of World War II on housing. The records are part of the National Archives' collection of seized World War II enemy records.

8 selected microfilm reels (no. 9, 33, 48, 49, 52, 53, 81, 82).
Vol. 34 of the guide provides notes on the contents of each reel in this collection.

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Guides:

Guides to German records microfilmed at Alexandria, Va.

The guide provides a detailed list of contents for each reel.

Germany. Reichsfuhrer SS und Chef der Deutschen Polizei. Records of the Reich Leader of the SS and Chief of the German Police.

Washington, D.C.: American Historical Association., 158
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. T 175; v. National Archives record group 242.
105 reel(s)

This collection reproduces the files of the RF-SS/Personlicher Stab, the RF-SS/Feldkommandostelle, and various other police and security agencies under the command of the Reich leader of the SS. Documents cover political plans and policies, diplomacy, military affairs, armament, manpower, ideology, genocide, and astrology, all matters of concern to Heinrich Himmler. The range of subjects reflect the variety of his activities. Specific subjects include anti-semitism, the use of prisoners for slave labor, German intelligence work, Nazi movements in other countries, and concentration camps. The records are part of National Archives' collection of seized World War II enemy records.

105 selected microfilm reels.

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Guides:

Guides to German records microfilmed at Alexandria, Va.

The guide provides a detailed list of contents for each reel.

Nationalist Socialist German Labor Party. Records of the Nationalist Socialist German Labor Party.

Washington, D.C.: American Historical Association. Committee for the Study of War Documents,
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. T 81; v. National Archives record group 242.
70 reel(s)

These declassified seized German records were deposited at the Military Records Branch of the United States General Services Administration. They cover records of the National Socialist German Labor Party, its affiliated organizations, and territorial divisions. They include records on resettlement kept by the Deutsches Ausland-Institut in Stuttgart and agencies under Himmler, records of the Reichsstudentenfuhrung, and the National Sozialistischer Studenten Bund. This is a valuable aid for study of the German administrative and political history of the 1930s: the mechanisms of political control on the local level, the social background of local political leaders, and the development of National Socialist ideology. It offers an insight into university life after 1933 and the changes in the intellectual, political, and social views of students over a prolonged period of time. The collection also covers activities such as political indoctrination, propaganda operations, Jewish persecution, and foreign labor recruitment.

The guide indicates the contents of each roll. We have reels 1-4, 23, 25-27, 29-31, 35-37, 50-51, 53-54, 57, 63, 66-67, 75, 91-92, 96-97, 99-102, 113-115, 197-199, 201-204, 206, 223-228, 230-231, 233-235, 239, 241, 244, 247-257, 259-260, 262.
THE MERLIN RECORD IS INCORRECT.

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Guides:

Guides to German records microfilmed at Alexandria, Va.

The guide provides a detailed list of contents for each reel.