Overview of the William Friel Heimlich Papers

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Overview of the William Friel Heimlich Papers

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
Processed by:
Hoover Institution Archives Staff
Date Completed:
2008
Encoded by:
Machine-readable finding aid created derived from MARC record by David Sun.
© 2008 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Title: William Friel Heimlich papers
Dates: 1974-1976
Collection Number: 74093
Creator: Heimlich, William Friel.
Collection Size: 1 folder, 2 phonotape cassettes (0.3 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Memoirs, correspondence, and an interview, relating to the American military entrance into and occupation of Berlin at the end of World War II. In part, photocopy.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Languages: In English

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.
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Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William Friel Heimlich papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1974.

Accruals

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Biographical/Historical Note

Colonel, United States Air Force; assistant chief of staff, G-2, United States Forces in Berlin, 1945.

Scope and Content of Collection

Memoirs, correspondence, and an interview, relating to the American military entrance into and occupation of Berlin at the end of World War II. In part, photocopy.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
United States. Army Air Forces.
World War, 1939-1945--Germany.
Berlin (Germany)--History--1945-1990.
Phonotapes.


Partial Collection Contents

Cassette cabinet

Sound recordings undated

Cassette cabinet

Sound recording of an oral history of U.S. forces entering Berlin, Germany, 1945 undated

Access Information

Use copy reference number: 74093_a_0003648

Scope and Content Note

This oral history is about the Berlin Operation in the last months of World War II. William Friel Heimlich describes the denazification, disarmament, and subsequent occupation of Berlin by Allied forces. Topics discussed include the Potsdam Conference, refugee handling, social conditions, landscape and infrastructure deterioration, Operation Sparkler, inadequacy of U.S. soldier preparedness, and reflections on the U.S. success of the mission. (2 sound cassettes)
 

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