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Guide to the U.S. Army Foreign Military Studies, 1945-1954

Abstract

The U.S. Army European Command's Historical Division was charged with performing analyses and studies of military engagements and other events during World War II.

Collection contains U.S. Army intelligence documents assembled from 1945-1954 by the European Command's Historical Division, which was charged with gathering information on the capabilities and strategies of the German and Soviet armies during and after World War II. The information centers on specific events and campaigns during World War II, and was gathered chiefly from German military officials and staff during trials and interrogations. Many of the documents have English translations. Formats include copies of transcriptions of interviews or interrogations, reports, and correspondence. Records are arranged by a number code assigned by United States Army Historical Division personnel. A published guide to the documents is included in the first box of the collection, as well as a list of the documents held by the library, which represent a partial set of the original U.S. Army files.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
United States. Army. European Command. Foreign Military Studies Branch.
Title
U.S. Army Foreign Military Studies, 1945-1954
Language of Material
English, German
Extent
9.0 Linear Feet, Approximately 2000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Collection contains a partial file of U.S. Army intelligence documents assembled from 1945-1954 by the European Command's Historical Division, which was charged with gathering information on the capabilities and strategies of the German and Soviet armies during and after World War II. The information centers on specific events and campaigns during World War II, and was gathered chiefly from German military officials and staff during trials and interrogations. Many of the documents have English translations. Formats include copies of transcriptions of interviews or interrogations, reports, and correspondence. Records are arranged by a number code assigned by United States Army Historical Division personnel. Also included in the first box is the Historical Division's Guide to Foreign Military Studies, 1945-1954, Catalog and Index (Headquarters, U.S. Army, Europe, 1954), which can be consulted for an introduction to the entire file of U.S. Army's documents, with lists of each series and indices of topics, authors, and military units. Appended to this is a list of the library's holdings.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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Contents of the Collection

Arranged by a number code assigned by United States Army Historical Division personnel.

Published guide and lists of library holdings
Box 1
A-875 to A-999
Box 1
B-002 to B-264
Box 2
B-266 to B-422
Box 3
B-424 to B-695
Box 4
B-697 to B-849
Box 5
C-001 to C-043
Box 5
C-050 to C-095G
Box 6
D-003 to D-226
Box 7
D-228 to D-408
Box 8
P-001 to P-003
Box 8
P-004 to P-014F
Box 9
P-041G to P-059
Box 10
P-060B to P-060J
Box 11
P-060M to P-108 (part one)
Box 12
P-108 (part two) to P-134
Box 13
P-136 to P-152
Box 14
P-153 to P-203
Box 15
P-211
Box 16
P-211, supporting studies 1-20
Box 16
P-211, supporting studies 21-32
Box 17
P-212 to P-213A
Box 17
T-7 to T-34
Box 18

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Related Material

Perkins Library at Duke also holds a microform serial, entitled "DA pam." Publication data: Washington, D.C. : Federal Research Division, Library of Congress : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. May contain same or similar information on Germany and Russia during World War II. Description: "Includes: German report series, published 1950?-1955?, based upon intelligence obtained from World War II German military officers and staff, prepared for the Historical Division, U.S. Army European Command. Also includes a series of studies on German military operations in the War, against forces other than the United States, issued 1956?-1959? by the Office of the Chief of Military History, U.S. Dept. of the Army."

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Foreign Military Studies, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Foreign Military Studies were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1966.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff

Encoded by Ted Holt and Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, Nov. 2009

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

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.