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Preliminary Guide to the George William Hughes Britt Papers, 1942-1953, bulk 1942-1944

Collection Overview

Collection includes correspondence, memoranda, intelligence, and statistical reports, reminiscences, news clippings, photographs, and financial papers (primarily 1942-1944) from his employment by the U.S. Office of War Information.

Descriptive Summary

Title
George William Hughes Britt papers, 1942-1953, bulk 1942-1944
Creator
Britt, George William Hughes
Extent
1.2 Linear Feet, 900 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
English.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

OWI Photographs (Personal)
Box 1 Folder 1
OWI Photographs (Beirut)
Box 1 Folder 2
OWI Photographs (Personal)
Box 1 Folder 3
OWI Photographs (Istanbul and Personal)
Box 1 Folder 4
Correspondence -- Harold Guinzburg (1 of 2) -- 16 Sept. 1942 -- 27 Dec. 1942
Box 1 Folder 5
Correspondence -- Harold Guinzburg (2 of 2) -- 30 Dec. 1942 -- 20 March 1943
Box 1 Folder 6
Outpost Service Bureau and James Linen Correspondence (1 of 2) -- 27 March 1943 -- 29 May 1943
Box 1 Folder 7
Outpost Service Bureau and James Linen Correspondence (2 of 2) 5 June 1943 -- 14 Aug. 1943
Box 1 Folder 8
Correspondence -- American Embassy -- 14 Sept. 1943 -- 2 Aug. 1944
Box 1 Folder 9
Journal Entries -- 5 Sept. 1942 -- 15 Oct. 1944
Box 1 Folder 10
OWI Reports -- Syria, Lebanon, Turkey -- 14 Feb. 1943 -- 13 June 1944
Box 1 Folder 11
Reports -- Turkey -- 1 Sept. 1944 -- 4 Nov. 1944
Box 1 Folder 12
Syria and Lebanon -- 1 Feb. 1943 -- 8 Oct. 1943
Box 1 Folder 13
Correspondence and Reports -- 27 Aug. 1943 -- 6 June 1944
Box 1 Folder 14
Correspondence and Reports -- 10 Sept. 1943 -- 31 Oct. 1944
Box 1 Folder 15
Reports on German Propaganda in Turkey -- March -- Oct. 1944
Box 1 Folder 16
Rumanian Period Materials -- 12 Jan.1944 -- 24 Jan. 1945
Box 1 Folder 17
Newspaper List -- Lebanon and Syria -- July 1943
Box 1 Folder 18
Rumor Factory -- 31 Dec. 1942 -- 9 Sept. 1943
Box 1 Folder 19
Britt -- War Service Appointment Record -- 6 July 1942 -- 14 Dec. 1942
Box 1 Folder 20
OWI Personnel Records -- May 1943 -- May 1944
Box 1 Folder 21
Financial Information -- 14 Sept 1945 -- 14 Nov. 1953
Box 1 Folder 22
Folder 23: Britt's Passport
Box 1 Folder 23
Miscellaneous Materials
Box 1 Folder 24
Turkish Marionettes (Jointed Figures)
Box 1 Folder 25
Karl and Stella Kleczkowski (1 of 3) -- 31 Aug. 1942 -- 9 July 1945
Box 1 Folder 26
Karl and Stella Kleczkowski (2 of 3) -- 15 Oct. 1945 -- 26 Jan. 1946
Box 1 Folder 27
Karl and Stella Kleczkowski (3 of 3) -- 1 Feb. 1946 -- 19 Dec. 1948
Box 1 Folder 28
Declassified correspondence (formerly marked "Secret," "Restricted," or "Confidential)," 1944
Box 1 Folder 29
Photographs
Box 2-3
Photographs; Clippings
Box 4

Historical Note

George William Hughes Britt was an educator, editor, journalist, and author. He was employed by the United States Office of War Information, Overseas Operations Branch, first in Beirut and later Istanbul.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], George William Hughes Britt Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

Acquired.

Processing Information

Processed by Paula Jeannet

Completed April 14, 1999

Encoded by Lisa Stark

This collection is unprocessed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.