Finding Aid to the Frederick M. Sammis, Jr. collection

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Finding aid of the Frederick M. Sammis, Jr. collection

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
Processed by:
Hoover Institution Archives Staff
Date Completed:
2008
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Machine-readable finding aid created derived from MS Word by Elizabeth Konzak.
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Collection Summary

Title: Frederick M. Sammis, Jr. collection,
Dates: 1939-1945
Collection Number: 46031
Collector: Sammis, Frederick M., collector.
Collection Size: 35 envelopes (3.5 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Depicts various scenes from the German occupation of Memel; the Polish campaign; the Russo-Finnish war; the German air and rocket offensive against Great Britain; naval warfare in the Atlantic; and the European Theater during 1944-1945, including scenes of the Allied forces in combat, effects of the war on lives and property in Britain, France, Belgium, Luxemburg, and Germany, and the liberation of German concentration camps and of Allied and German prisoners of war. Includes photographs of various Allied and German military and political leaders.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Languages: English

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Frederick M. Sammis, Jr. collection, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1946.

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 Socrates at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat . 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.

Scope and Content of Collection

Depicts various scenes from the German occupation of Memel; the Polish campaign; the Russo-Finnish war; the German air and rocket offensive against Great Britain; naval warfare in the Atlantic; and the European Theater during 1944-1945, including scenes of the Allied forces in combat, effects of the war on lives and property in Britain, France, Belgium, Luxemburg, and Germany, and the liberation of German concentration camps and of Allied and German prisoners of war. Includes photographs of various Allied and German military and political leaders.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Prisoners of war--Pictorial works.
Russo-Finnish War, 1939-1940--Pictorial works.
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations.
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Poland.
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations
World War, 1939-1945--Pictorial works.
World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons.


Collection Contents

46031 - 10.AV, Envelope: A

1 print of General Phillipe LeClerc, 1 print of General R.E. Urquhart, 1 print of Marlene Dietrich, 1 print of Field Marshal Albert Kesselring, 1 print of Lieutenant Colonel Heinz Guderian, 1 print of SS Major General Max Simon, 2 prints of Field Marshal Gerd von Runstedt, 1 print of Eduard Daladier with General Anthony McAuliffe, 1 print of Field Marshal Ferdinand Schoerner, 1 print of Werner von Braun, 1 print of Darryl Zanuck, 1 print of Field Marshal Harold Alexander, 1 print of Secretary of War Robert Peterson, 1 print of major General Walton Walker, 1 print of Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden, 4 prints of General Maxwell D. Taylor, 1 print of General Benjamin O. Davis, 3 prints of Reichs Marshall Hermann Goering, 14 prints of Lieutenant General George Patton, 2 prints of General Charles DeGaulle, 1 print of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, 5 prints of H.M. George VI of England, 5 prints of Sir Winston Churchill, 2 prints of President Harry Truman, 25 prints of General Dwight D. Eisenhower, 15 prints of General Omar Bradley. undated

Envelope: B

65 prints of Great Britain, 1940-1945 showing the effects of German aerial bombardment, 1940-1941, and of German rocket weapons, 1944. 12 prints depicting naval warfare in the North Atlantic, and the English Channel, 1939-1941.

Envelope: C

20 prints of Great Britain, 1940-1945, depicting the effect of German bombardment on the civil population, and property. 71 prints of German prisoners of war captured by Allied forces in France and Germany, 1944-1945. Also various shots of liberated Allied prisoners of war.

Envelope: D

10 various prints depicting the German occupation of Memel, the Russo-Finnish war, and the German campaign against Poland, 1939; 7 various prints depicting the U.S. Army in Italy, 1944-1945, 35 various prints of U.S. forces in the Pacific, and 40 miscellaneous prints of U.S. Army officers, and enlisted men and women.

Envelope: E

80 prints depicting the liberation of German concentration camps by U.S. troops, and the subsequent documentation of atrocities committed by German forces. Also includes four prints of malmedy massacre site. undated

Envelope: F-HH

3412 prints from the U.S. Army Signal Corps depicting the various activities of U.S. Forces in the European theatre, including combat operations, logistical undertakings, and the occupation of German held territory. 1944-1945