Inventory of the Germany (Territory under Allied occupation, 1945-1955 : U.S. Zone) Office of Military Government miscellaneous records

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Inventory of the Germany (Territory under Allied occupation, 1945-1955 : U.S. Zone) Office of Military Government miscellaneous records

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
Processed by:
Lyalya Kharitonova
Date Completed:
2008
Encoded by:
Machine-readable finding aid derived from MARC record by David Sun with revisions by Samria Bozorgi.
© 2008 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Title: Germany (Territory under Allied occupation, 1945-1955 : U.S. Zone) Office of Military Government miscellaneous records
Dates: 1944-1950
Collection Number: 80197
Creator: Germany (Territory under Allied occupation, 1945-1955 : U.S. Zone) Office of Military Government.
Collection Size: 14 manuscript boxes (5.6 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Correspondence, reports, memoranda, statistics, indexes, laws, proclamations, press releases, and bulletins, relating to American administration of occupied Germany after World War II, and especially to civilian relief, economic conditions, housing, and denazification.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Languages: English German

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Germany (Territory under Allied occupation, 1945-1955 : U.S. Zone) Office of Military Government miscellaneous records, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1980.

Accruals

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 at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

Related Materials

Germany (Territory under Allied occupation, 1945-1955), Hoover Institution Archives
Germany (Territory under Allied occupation, 1945-1955: U.S. Zone) Office of Military Government for Bavaria. Kreis Traunstein, Hoover Institution Archives

Biographical/Historical Note

The Allied powers who defeated Nazi Germany in World War II divided the country west of the Oder-Neisse line into four occupation zones for administrative purposes during the period 1945-1949. The American zone consisted of Bavaria and Hessen in Southern Germany, and the northern portions of the present-day German state of Baden-Württemberg. The port cities of Bremen (on the Weser River) and Bremerhaven (at the meeting of the Weser and North Sea) were also placed under the control of the U.S. because of the American request to have toeholds in Northern Germany, as well as the bulk of the south. The city of Berlin was jointly occupied by the Allied powers and was itself subdivided into four sectors. The headquarters of the American military government was the former IG Farben Building, Frankfurt am Main.

Scope and Content of Collection

The records of American administration of occupied Germany (U.S. Zone) contain documentation mostly of the Office of Military Government, Berlin Sector (OMGBS) and the Office of Military Government, U.S. Zone (OMGUS), 1945-1949.
These records represent materials relating to civilian relief efforts, particularly economic conditions, housing, and denazification, and including correspondence, reports, memoranda, statistics, indexes, laws, proclamations, press releases, and bulletins. Information on living conditions and the food availability may be found in "Food Ration Entitlements and Ration Issue Report," 1945-1948, while historical reports on the housing situation and housing relief efforts are presented in the Building and Housing Section reports.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Denazification.
International relief.
Military government.
Reconstruction (1939-1951)--Germany.
World War, 1939-1945--Civilian relief.
Germany--History--1945-1955.


Box: 1-2

Indexes 1944-1950

Box/Folder: 1 : 1

"Catalogue of Intelligence Research Reports Available for Distribution within the Federal Government for Official Use," by the Office of Intelligence Research (OIR), 1948

Box/Folder: 1 : 2

Information Bulletin, Magazine of U.S. Military Government in Germany, no. 160, 1949

Box/Folder: 1 : 3

Information Control Review (Formerly Intelligence Summary), Office of Military Government for Germany (U.S.) (OMGUS), 1949

Box/Folder: 1 : 4

"Intelligence Summaries," Headquarters of United States Forces in Austria, Office of the Director of Intelligence, 1945-1948

Box/Folder: 1 : 5

International Military Tribunal, Office of the United States High Commissioner for Germany

Box/Folder: 1 : 6

Laender Laws of U.S. Zone, 1948

Box/Folder: 1 : 7

Military Government Gazette, 1949

Box/Folder: 1 : 8

Military Review, Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1948-1949

Box/Folder: 1 : 9

Newspapers and magazines, 1946-1949

Box/Folder: 1 : 10-11

OMGUS Historical Branch microfilms, 1945-1948

Box/Folder: 1 : 12

OMGUS publications, 1949

Box/Folder: 1 : 13

OMGUS reports, 1949

Box/Folder: 1 : 14

Organization plans, 1944-1948

Box/Folder: 1 : 15

Proof readers' marks,

Box/Folder: 1 : 16

Radio Bulletin, circa 1945

Box/Folder: 1 : 17

U.S. Forces European Theatre (USFET) Headquarters, "Central File Index", 1945

Box/Folder: 1 : 18

U.S. Group Control Consul for Germany (USGCC), Headquarters, Intelligence Section, Library, 1945

Box/Folder: 1 : 19

War Department Pamphlet "Preservation and Use of Key Records in Germany", 1944

Box/Folder: 1 : 20

Vital Speeches of the Day, semi-monthly journal, 1948

Box/Folder: 1 : 21-23

201 Index of Generals (Source: USFET Decimal File), 1945-1946

Box/Folder: 1 : 24 , Box/Folder: 2 : 1-3

Index cards, circa 1945

Box: 2-3

Headquarters European Command Historical Division (EUCOM), 1947-1950

Box/Folder: 2 : 4-12

"Weekly Report of Documents Received," nos. 455-588 with corrected copies, November 1947-April 1950

Box/Folder: 3 : 1

Organizational Chart and Directory of Key Officers as of 1 July 1949

Box: 3-9

Office of Military Government, Berlin Sector (OMGBS), 1945-1950

Box/Folder: 3 : 2-21

"Food Ration Entitlements and Ration Issue Report", 1945-1948

Box/Folder: 4-9

Building and Housing Section, 1946-1950

Box/Folder: 4 : 1-10

Housing situation reports, 1946-1949

Box/Folder: 4 : 11-16

Applications, 1946-1948

Box/Folder: 5 : 1-14

Housing of National Sozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter Partei (NSDAP) members, 1946-1950

Box/Folder: 6 : 1-3

Housing of NSDAP members, 1946-1950 (continued)

Box/Folder: 6 : 4-15

Correspondence re housing cases, 1946-1949

Box/Folder: 7 : 1-12

Correspondence regarding housing cases, 1946-1949 (continued)

Box/Folder: 7 : 13-17

Financial reports on custodians of NDSAP properties in The American Sector of Berlin, 1947-1948

Box/Folder: 8 : 1-12

Financial reports on custodians of NDSAP properties in The American Sector of Berlin (continued), 1947-1948

Box/Folder: 9 : 1-3

Financial reports on custodians of NDSAP properties in The American Sector of Berlin (continued), 1947-1948

Box: 9-13 : 1-3

Office of Military Government, U.S. Zone (OMGUS), 1945-1949

Box/Folder: 9-12

Public Welfare Branch, 1947-1949

Box/Folder: 9 : 4-13

Weekly reports from districts on relief applications, 1948-1949

Box/Folder: 9 : 14-19

Monthly summaries from main welfare office, 1947-1949

Box/Folder: 10 : 1-7

Public Safety Branch, Internal Affairs and Communcations Division, reports on denazifications, 1945-1946

Box/Folder: 10 : 8-14

Public Information Office, releases, 1947-1949

Box/Folder: 11 : 1-7

Public Information Office, releases, 1947-1949 (continued)

Box/Folder: 11 : 8

Press Branch, Information Service Division, weekly newspaper analysis, 1949

Box/Folder: 11-12

Office of Military Governor, 1947-1949

Box/Folder: 11 : 9-14

Military Government Law and regulations, memoranda, 1947-1949

Box/Folder: 11 : 15

Special reports, 1947

Box/Folder: 11 : 16

"Communications (Quarterly Review)", 1949

Box/Folder: 12 : 1-2

"Monthly Report of the Military Governor," nos. 43 and 48, 1949

Box/Folder: 12 : 3

"Statistical Annex," nos. 43 and 48, 1949

Box/Folder: 12

Reports, 1946-1949

Box/Folder: 12 : 4-6

"Military Government Legislation", 1946-1949

Box/Folder: 12 : 7

Monthly OMG (Office of Military Government) Report for December 1947

Box/Folder: 12 : 8

"Monthly Report of Public Safety Statistics," by Civil Administration Division, Population and Analysis Branch, 1948

Box/Folder: 12 : 9

"Governmental Organization in the Occupied Zones of Germany," by Civil Administration Division, 1947

Box/Folder: 12 : 10

"Declassification of Reports," by Field Information Agency, Technical (FIAT), Records Branch, 1946

Box/Folder: 12 : 11

"Land and Local Government in the U.S. Zone of Germany: Appendix, Charts of Typical Government Agencies," special report, 1946

Box/Folder: 12 : 12

Status Report on Military Government of Germany U.S. Zone, 1946

Box/Folder: 12 : 13

Weekly Information Bulletin, Military Government, Office of the Director, no. 27, 1946

Box/Folder: 12 : 14

"German Militarism: A Study of Militaristic Tendencies in Germany Today as Revealed by the Attitudes of Opinion Leaders," special report No. 7, 12 February 1948

Box/Folder: 12 : 15

Military Government Gazette, published by OMGUS, 1947

Box/Folder: 12 : 16

News of Germany, summary compiled by Press Control Branch, Information Control Division, Vol. 3 and 4, 1949

Box/Folder: 12 : 17

"Memorandum for the Press" relating to currency reform and taxation, Department of the Army, Public Information Division, Press Section, 1948

Box/Folder: 13 : 1-4

Manpower Division, Visiting Expert Series, 1949

Box/Folder: 13 : 1

"Labor Organization in German Public Administration and Services," by Joseph Mire

Box/Folder: 13 : 2

"Employers' Associations in Western Germany," by D.F. MacDonald

Box/Folder: 13 : 3

"A Message from Dutch Trade Unionists to German Labor," by H.J. Meijer, R. Laan, and H. Koppens

Box/Folder: 13 : 4

Weekly Information Bulletin, Control Office, no. 106, 18 August 1949

Box: 13 : 4

Staatliche Erfassungs-Gesellschaft Für Offentliches Gut m.b.H. (STEG), Economics Branch, Industry Section, 1947-1949

Box/Folder: 13 : 5

Smelting program, 1947-1949

Box/Folder: 13 : 6-9

Policy and directives to OMGUS, 1947-1948

Box/Folder: 13 : 10-12

Receipts and data of distribution of surplus U.S. Army stocks by OMGBS, 1947-1948

Box: 14 : 10-12

Supreme Headquarters Allied Expenditionary Force (SHAEF), 1945

Box/Folder: 14

Production Control Agency Industrial Investigation reports, plants 38-102, 1945

Box: 14 : 1-8

Miscellany, 1945-1949

Box/Folder: 14 : 9

"Acquisition List for Maps of Foreign Areas," by Central Intelligence Agency, 1949

Box/Folder: 14 : 10

"American Policy in Occupied Area," The Department of State, United States Government Printing Office Washington, D.C., 1947

Box/Folder: 14 : 11-12

Photographs of sorted art work, prepared to assist in the recovery of art (14 prints), 1944-1945