Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Klaus Kirchner collection
Collection Number: 2011C59
Collector: Kirchner, Klaus
5 manuscript boxes
(2.0 linear feet)
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: World War II Soviet propaganda broadsides, leaflets and flyers, aimed at German troops and the German population.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Collection is open for research.
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[Identification of item], Klaus Kirchner collection, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.
Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2011.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find
the collection in Stanford University's online catalog Socrates at
. Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in Socrates is larger than the number of boxes
listed in this finding aid.
Dr. Klaus Kirchner, a collector of propaganda, is based in Erlangen, Germany. Kirchner created a comprehensively illustrated
set of reference books on World War II leaflets, flyers, pamphlets, and broadsides which was published from 1972 to 2009.
Scope and Content of Collection
The material in this collection is from Klaus Kirchner's "Soviet Central Series." It consists of World War II Soviet propaganda
broadsides, leaflets, and flyers aimed at German troops and the German population. Kirchner wrote the following as an explanatory
note for the collection: "The Soviet Government started to produce and disseminate aerial propaganda leaflets for Germans
on June 22, 1941, the day the German Wehrmacht invaded Russia. The leaflet campaign of the 'Soviet Central Series' continued
to the very last day of World War II, May 8, 1945."
All propaganda pamphlets are numbered; the pamphlet number is placed prominently at the beginning of each entry. Materials
are organized by the same numerical system Kircher used in his published works. Only those numbers listed are found in the
Kirchner's organizational system, translations, text selection, and notes have retained his original description. A key to
the item descriptions, including number, first words printed, date, size, preservation grade, means of distribution, and description/translation,
begins the container list.
Many of the items are listed or illustrated in Kirchner's books. For more details and reproductions of some "Soviet Central
Series" leaflets, see Kirchner's
Flugblätter aus der UdSSR, Juni-August 1941 (vol. 8),
Flugblätter aus der UdSSR, September-Dezember 1941 (vol. 9), and
Flugblätter aus der UdSSR: Gesamtverzeichnis der strategischen Serie: Bibliographie (vol. 14).
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
World War, 1939-1945--Propaganda.