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Guide to the German Newspaper Clippings Collection, 1900-1943

Abstract

The newspaper clippings in this collection focus on political events both in Germany and abroad, in particular assassinations and political violence, and include numerous political cartoons. The clippings are arranged according to geographical area. Also included are clippings and campaign publications relating to local, state, and national elections in Germany between 1919 and 1930, as well as clippings relating to events happening internationally between 1900 and 1930. The collection also includes a small series of Nazi propaganda dating from 1939 to 1943.

Descriptive Summary

Collection Number
RL.00445
Title
German Newspaper Clippings collection
Date
1900-1943
Creator
Duke University. David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Extent
1.3 Linear Feet, 251 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in German

Collection Overview

The newspaper clippings in this collection focus on political events both in Germany and abroad, in particular assassinations and political violence, and include numerous political cartoons. The clippings are arranged according to geographical area. Also included are clippings and campaign publications relating to local, state, and national elections in Germany between 1919 and 1924, as well as clippings relating to events happening internationally between 1900 and 1930, particularly in Russia and China. The collection also includes a small series of Nazi propaganda and ephemera dating from 1939 to 1943, containing three certificates, two blank sheets of letterhead, and a Nazi-produced newsletter for a United States audience, as well as a set of typescripts (in English) of undated German propaganda.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in five series: Campaign Publications and Political Brochures, International Politics and Political Violence, International Relations and Movements, Nazi Propaganda, and Other Topics.

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Contents of the Collection

1. Campaign Publications and Political Brochures Series, 1919-1930 and undated

2 boxes and items in oversize folder

Contains clippings and other publications relating to local, state, and national elections, mostly from the Socialist, Communist, German Democratic, and German National People's political parties, with some material from the Center Party and other interest groups. Other items relate more to political issues generally. Many of them originated from German newspapers and election newspapers printed and distributed by political parties. Arranged chronologically.

Worte und Taten! Seit 2 Monaten herrscht die Sozialdemokratie über Deutschland. Was hat sie uns gebracht? Leipziger Allgemeine Zeitung, no. 12 (Jan. 13, 1919): 7
Oversize-box 1
Zeitstimmen. Worum handelt es bei der Trennung von Kirche und Staat? (Evangelische Preßverband für Deutschland, Berlin, 1919)
Box 1
Karl Gareis als Mensch, Mitteilungsblatt der U.S.P. München, vol. 1, no. 1 (June 13, 1921)
Box 1
Geplante Maßnahmen der Reichsregierung Münchner Neueste Nachrichten (June 25, 1922)
Oversize-box 1
An das deutsche Proletariat! Arbeiter, Angestellte und Beamte! Sächsische Arbeiter Zeitung, vol. 2, no. 1 (July 28, 1922)
Box 1
Deutschnationale Nachrichten für das Vogtland (German National People's Party, Plauen, Nov. 1922)
Oversize-box 1
Deutsches Witzblatt. Nieder mit der Zinsknechtschaft! (Richard Kunze, 1924)
Box 1
Hallo! Die große Revue. Ein deutsches Bilderbuch (Socialist Party, Leipzig, 1924)
Box 1
Der neue Reichstag. 'Was für zwei Kerle haben sie mir da wieder auf den Rücken gesetzt!' Simplicissimus, vol. 29, no. 7 (May 12, 1924)
Oversize-box 1
Deutsche Volkspartei Wahlzeitung (German People's Party, Kiel, 1924)
Oversize-box 1
Arbeiterfrauen. Alle Macht geht vom Volke aus.... (Communist Party, Berlin, 1924)
Oversize-box 1
Asyl für Erwerbslose. An alle Erwerbslosen, Kurz- und Notstandsarbeiter Deutschlands! (Communist Party, Berlin, 1924)
Oversize-box 1
Sowjet-Rußland. Berichte der bürgerlichen Wissenschaftler Prof. Dr. Obst--Hannover, Dr. Grabowsky--Berlin als Augenzeugen (Berlin, 1924)
Oversize-box 1
Zwölf Monate demokratischer Politik (Rede des Reichsbankpräsidenten Dr. Schacht) (German Democratic Party, Leipzig, 1924)
Oversize-box 1
Wen soll ich wählen? (German Social Party, Dresden, 1924)
Oversize-folder 1
Der rote Präsident. Wahlzeitung der Kommunistischen Partei Deutschlands (Bezirk Westsachsen) zur Präsidentenwahl (Communist Party, Mar. 21, 1925)
Oversize-folder 1
Sachsens Wahlspruch. Alle Schaffenden wählen am 12. Mai Liste 1 (Socialist Party, Dresden, 1928)
Oversize-folder 1
German People's Party campaign newspaper, Frankfurt, May 20, 1928
Oversize-folder 1
Weckruf. Aufklärungsschrift für die Bevölkerung Schleswig-Holsteins (Socialist Party, Dec. 1930)
Oversize-folder 1
Liste 4 Wahl-Zeitung der KPD Südbayern (Communist Party, 1930)
Oversize-folder 1
Der Staatsbürger. Blätter der Deutschen Staatspartei zu den Reichstagswahlen (German State Party, undated)
Oversize-folder 1
Wahlzeitung für Niederschlesien (Socialist Party, undated)
Oversize-folder 1
Voraussagungen die sich erfüllen! Arbeiter-Illustrierte Zeitung, vol. 9, no. 4 (Jan. 22, 1930)
Oversize-folder 1
Karl Gareis, der deutsche Matteotti. Ermordet am 9. Juni 1921, Leipziger Volkszeitung, vol. 35, no. 131 (June 7, 1928)
Oversize-box 1
Das Rote Banner. Wahlzeitung der Kommunistischen Partei, Bezirk Hessen-Frankfurt (1928)
Oversize-box 1
Schleswig-Holsteinische Wählerzeitung (1928)
Oversize-box 1
Kämpfende Jugend. Sonderdruck der Sächsischen Arbeiter-Zeitung (Communist Party, 1929)
Oversize-box 1
Die rote Peitsche. Wahlbeilage der kommunistischen Ruhrpresse (Essen, 1930)
Oversize-box 1

2. International Politics and Political Violence Series, 1900-1930

3 boxes and items in oversize box

Contains clippings arranged according to geographical subject matter, with material from Europe, Asia, the Middle East, South America, and North America. The majority of the clippings date from 1928 to 1930, though several come from 1900. They originated from newspapers and journals published around Germany (including Leipzig, Kiel, Berlin, Munich, Baden-Baden, Halle, Greifswald), and present both leftist and conservative viewpoints, focusing on political events, in particular assassinations and political violence. Numerous political cartoons are included. A cardfile with entries corresponding to the clippings is found at the end of the series.

Afghanistan
Box 1
Bulgaria
Box 1
China
Box 1
Czechoslovakia
Box 1
England
Box 1
France
Box 1
Germany
Box 1
Greece
Box 1
Hungary
Box 1
India
Box 2
Japan
Box 2
Lithuania
Box 2
Poland
Box 2
Romania
Box 2
Russia
Box 2
South America (Bolivia-Paraguay)
Box 2
Syria
Box 2
United States
Box 2
Yugoslavia
Box 2
Czechoslovakia
Oversize-box 1
England
Box 2
France
Box 2
Japan
Box 2
Lithuania
Box 2
Romania
Box 2
Russia
Box 2
Turkey
Box 2
Clippings index (cardfile)
Box 3

3. International Relations and Movements Series, 1925-1930 and undated

1 box and items in oversize folder

Contains material relating to the political situation in China and international peace, workers, and anti-imperialism movements. Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Anti-Imperialism, Worker, and Peace Movements
Die rote Front. 1. Sonderausgabe der SAZ. zum Antikriegstag am 2. August in Leipzig (Leipzig, 1925)
Oversize-folder 1
China
Extrablatt. Voller Sieg der Sowjetunion im Fernen Osten, Sächsische Arbeiter-Zeitung (Nov. 28, 1929)
Oversize-box 1
Sowjetbanner über Kwangsi, Die Rote Fahne 34 (Feb. 9, 1930)
Oversize-box 1
Partisankrieg in China, Sächsische Arbeiter Zeitung 10, no. 117 (May 21, 1930)
Oversize-box 1
Articles about China in Die kapitalistische Wirtschaft. Ständiger Wirtschaftsteil des "Kampf" Der Kampf. Organ für Gewerkschaftsfragen u. soziale Fragen vol. 1, no. 5 (July 28, 1930)
Oversize-box 1

4. Nazi Propaganda and Ephemera Series, 1930s-1943

1 box and items in oversize folder

Domestic and international Nazi propaganda, including certificates, letterhead, a newspaper clipping, and a Nazi-produced newsletter for America. Also includes 85 pro-Nazi articles, most of unknown origin, in English (possibly translated from German), on various topics, apparently from the 1930s-early 1940s.

Leistungsbescheinigung (coupon to be exchanged for a gas mask); with map of occupied Poland on back, Hauptamt für Volkswohlfahrt, Oct. 10, 1939
Box 2
American Views, Supplement to News from Germany, Nov. 1939
Box 2
Urkunde im Namen des Führers danke ich […] für die Spende zur Sammlung von Wollpelz und Wintersachen für die Front (Reich Propaganda Leader and Reich Minister for People's Enlightenment and Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels, Christmas 1941, 2 copies)
Box 2
Wie aus dem Boden gewachsen…. Berliner Illustrierte Zeitung, Oct. 28, 1943
Oversize-folder 1
National Socialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei NS-Frauenschaft Kreis Bonn, Gau Köln-Aachen (letterhead, blank, 2 copies)
Box 2
Nazi Propaganda typescripts, 1930s-1940s
Box 4
Vergessen, Kladderadatsch, no. 4 (1919)
Box 2
Ein schones Jesu Lied, undated
Box 2
Ein Joseph Lied, undated
Box 2

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], German Newspaper Clippings Collection, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The German Newspaper Clippings Collection is an artificial collection acquired or assembled by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at an unknown date.

Processing Information

Processed by Willeke Sandler, January 2012

Encoded by Paula Jeannet Mangiafico and Willeke Sandler, January 2012