Inventory of the Fr. P. Mönkemöller collection

Finding aid prepared by Sally DeBauche
Hoover Institution Archives
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Stanford University
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Title: Fr. P. Mönkemöller collection
Date (inclusive): 1914-1920
Collection Number: 26006
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: German, French, and Russian
Physical Description: 59 manuscript boxes, 15 oversize boxes, 4 oversize folders (54.6 linear feet)
Abstract: Pamphlets, leaflets, proclamations, orders, memoranda, reports, newspaper issues, Maps, photographs, and postcards relating to German military operations during World War I; political, social, and economic conditions in Germany during the war; war relief; war propaganda; prisoners of war; the German Revolution of 1918-1919; and the elections of 1920 in Germany.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Mönkemöller, Fr. P.

Access

Collection is open for research.
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Publication Rights

For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Fr. P. Mönkemöller collection, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1926.

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.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Fr. P. Mönkemöller collection contains pamphlets, leaflets, proclamations, orders, memoranda, reports, newspaper issues, Maps, photographs, and postcards relating to German military and civilian life before, during, and after World War I. The majority of the collection pertains to the Central Powers’ military operations during World War I, on both the Western and Eastern Fronts. Photographs, propaganda, and other printed matter such as newsletters document the activities of soldiers serving in World War I.
The collection also widely documents the conditions in prisoner of war camps through publications created by prisoners, including newsletters, fliers, and theatrical programs. These materials also reflect the diversity of prisoners, with publications written in German, French, Russian, Armenian, Turkish, Urdu, and Hindi.
Aspects of civilian life in Germany during the war, especially food rationing, are another major theme of the materials. The collection contains broadsides, leaflets, and brochures informing citizens of food shortages and techniques for gathering and preserving food. Other subjects that are reflected to a lesser extent include the German Revolution of 1918 and the 1920 elections.

General note

(For detailed listing please consult the bound Mönkemöller Kriegssammlung located on the register shelf)

Arrangement Statement

The Fr. P. Mönkemöller collection maintains the original intellectual order devised by its collector, Fr. P. Mönkemöller, although it has been physically rearranged in some cases to accommodate items needing special housing due to their size. Mönkemöller arranged the materials into fourteen sections based on format or subject and referred to these groups as "lists." These lists are further divided into subsections.
A detailed inventory of the collection was created by Mönkemöller and is available on the register shelf in the archives reading room and as a searchable PDF supplement to this document. It is important to note that not all items listed in the inventory can be found in the collection itself. Mönkemöller physically marked each item in the collection with a number that corresponds to a description in the inventory. The description may be for an individual item or a group of similar items. In the inventory, these numbers typically start over at “1” with each new subsection of a list, although on the items themselves the numbering continues sequentially. The original inventory was heavily annotated by archives staff to continue this numbering system between the subsections and designate the items that are in fact in the collection.
Five new sections were added later as an increment and are not reflected in Mönkemöller's inventory. These sections include Memorabilia, the Czibor Collection, the Viv Watson Collection, a Subject File, and Printed Matter. These sections have been arranged by format.
To use the collection, researchers should consult the original inventory first, and then locate materials of interest in the Hoover Institution’s box level inventory. Since Mönkemöller often grouped multiple items together as one intellectual entity, it is possible that in some cases one “item,” if of different sizes, may be in multiple boxes. The removal and rehousing of large or fragile materials has been indicated by separation sheets placed in the boxes, which describe each specific item rehoused and describe both the original and new location of the separated materials.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Elections--Germany.
Germany--Economic conditions.
Germany--History--1918-1933.
Germany--History--Revolution, 1918.
Germany--Politics and government.
Germany.
Prisoners of war.
Propaganda, German.
World War, 1914-1918--Causes.
World War, 1914-1918--Civilian relief.
World War, 1914-1918--Germany.
World War, 1914-1918--Prisoners and prisons.
World War, 1914-1918--Propaganda.
World War, 1914-1918.

Additional Collection Guide


 

List I:

Box 42

17, 21, 28, 59, 70, 73, 143, 175, 179, 180, 186, 196, 210, 222, 224, 228, 244, 251-253, 259, 261, 266, 268, 297, 304, 316, 320, 323, 338-339, 342-343, 349, 363, 384-385, 396

Box 43

397, 405, 419, 427, 433, 437, 510, 518, 520

Box 1, 70, 73

542-546, 548-549, 622-633, 635-742, 743-752, 754-765

Box 2, 70, 73

766-781, 783-789, 791-829

Box 3, 70, 73

830-848, 942-943, 945-1113, 1114-1143, 1144-1165, 1177-1200

Box 4, 70, 73

1177-1270, 1272-1286

Box 5, 72

1287, 1393-1396

Box 6, 70

1398-1445

Box 7, 70, 73

1460, 1462-1475, 1476-1490

 

List II:

Box 43

14, 16, 23, 40, 46, 49, 65-67, 72, 95, 122, 131-132

Box 44

133, 135, 148-149, 152, 155-156, 158, 161, 163, 169-170, 172, 174, 196-197, 200, 202, 208, 210, 214

Box 45

215, 217, 219-221, 223, 225, 228, 230, 233-234, 237, 240, 244, 265, 268-269, 272, 274-275

Box 46

222, 277-279, 281-284, 286, 294-295, 297-299, 301, 304-305, 310, 322-323

Box 47

329, 333-334, 337, 343-345, 349, 353, 355-361, 364-367, 369-370, 373, 375, 377-378, 382, 387, 390

Box 48

395, 399, 405-408, 410-411, 415, 419-420, 432, 440-443, 455-456, 461-462

Box 49

464-465, 467-475, 476, 477, 479-480, 481, 483-486, 491, 495-496, 498-507

Box 50

507-508, 510, 512-514, 516-518, 520, 522, 524-525, 529-532, 534-535, 537-540

 

List III:

Box 50

14, 17, 26-27

Box 51

35, 40, 45, 82, 102-103

Box 7, 70, 73

113-117

Box 8, 70, 72, 73

124, 126-129, 257-263

Box 9, 72, 73

264-271

Box 54

288, 290, 294

 

List IV:

Box 9, 70

66-68, 80, 89-90, 384, 386, 525, 552

Box 10, 70

560-562, 628-668, 672-673, 681-689

 

List V:

Box 10, 72, 73

1-40

Box 11, 70, 72

21-194

Box 12, 70, 72, 73

195-350, 501-553

Box 51

362, 415, 422, 427-428, 431, 434, 436-437, 439, 443, 455-457, 460, 463, 465, 467, 468, 470, 471

Box 52

363, 426, 430, 432-433, 474-476, 480-483, 495-496, 498-499

Box 13, 70, 73

554-606, 607

Box 52

608

Box 13, 72, 73

609-615, 617-625, 627

Box 14, 73

626, 628-631, 634-638, 672-683, 685-715

Box 52

717, 719-720, 722, 724, 734, 736, 742

Box 14

746-750

Box 15, 70, 73, map case

751-770

Box 70

771-778

 

List VI:

Box 15, 52

12

Box 56

37-38, 45-53

Box 15

54

Box 56

55-57, 59-71

Box 15

75-83, 85

Box 57

88, 90-92

Box 15

101, 103

Box 57

106-108

Box 15

109

Box 57

111

Box 15

113

Box 16

114

Box 57

115

Box 16, 70

116-175

Box 57

176-177

Box 16, 73

187-199

Box 17

209, 211-236, 348

 

List VII:

Box 52

37-38

Box 17, 53, 54, 71, 73

39-81, 85-88, 93-97

Box 54

106-108, 110-111, 115

Box 17

120-123

Box 18, 71, 72

129-132, 135-144, 146-167, 169-173

Box 54

176-177

Box 19, 71

179-183, 188-211, 213-238, 247, 249-250

Box 20

248, 253, 255-259

Box 58

260

Box 20, 71

261-267

Box 54

268-269, 272-275, 282-289

Box 55

290

Box 20

297

Box 55

308, 319

Box 20, 72

326-332, 335, 341-342

Box 58

343

Box 20

344-346

Box 21

347-355, 365-377

Box 58

378

Box 21

379

Box 58

380

Box 21

381-384

Box 22

385-404

Box 21

405-410

Box 22

422-431, 433-439

Box 23

436-441

Box 58

442

Box 23, 71

443-463, 468

Box 24

469

Box 55

478, 483-484

Box 24, 25, 72

485-487, 489-490, 493, 496, 498-517, 515-517

Box 55

518

Box 58

526

Box 25

549-552, 554-593

Box 26

594-598

 

List VIII:

Box 55

22, 38, 120-121, 142, 157, 235, 237, 248, 258-259

Box 56

260, 380, 434, 442, 526, 646, 678,

 

List IX:

Box 26

284, 296-298, 300-303, 305-310

Box 27, 71

311-320

 

List X:

Box 63-65

395

Box 63-68

396

Box 27, 69, 71

405, 410-412, 506, 607-608

Box 28, 71, 73, 74

609-614, 616

Box 74

618

Box 28, 71

619-620

Box 29, 71

620-622

Box 30, 71, 72

622-624

Box 31, 73

624

Box 74

626-627

Box 32

648-649, 664, 667

 

Mönkemöller Photograph Collection

Box 34-36

1-305: General World War I military operations

Box 36

306-375: German royalty and military leaders

 

376-650: Western Front: General

 

651-760: Western Front: Belgium

 

761-780: Western Front: France, Chemin des Dames

 

781-800: Western Front: France, Marne

Box 37

801-825: Western Front: France, Marne

 

826-840: Western Front: France, Montdidier-Noyon

Box 37

841-900: Western Front: Finland

 

901-1076: Eastern Front: General

 

1077-1123: Eastern Front: Caucauses, Tiflis

 

1124-1150: Eastern Front: Macedonia

 

1151-1175: Eastern Front: Poland, Warsaw

 

1176-1192: Eastern Front: Turkey and Palestine

 

1193-1285: Eastern Front: Ukraine

 

1286-1308: General World War I military operations

Box 62

1309-1377: General World War I military operations

 

"Kriegspostkarten" postcards

Box 37

4, 7, 9, 13, 28, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51-54, 58, 60, 62, 64-68, 82, 84, 86

Box 38

87, 89, 100, 101-104, 107-109

 

"Ansichtspostkarten" postcards

Box 38

2, 9, 12-13, 16, 18, 20-21, 23, 25-29, 32, 35, 42-43, 46-48, 51-55

 

List XI:

Box 32, 71

20-21

Box 31, 71, 72

200-209

Box 33, 73

211-213

Box 34, 73

214-215

Box 33, 73

216

Box 34, 73

217-219

Box 31, 71, 72, 73

220, 223-224, 226-228, 230-238

Box 32, 71, 72

239-247, 317-318, 431

 

List XII:

Box 56

5, 8, 16, 22-23, 62, 67, 90

Box 57

110, 136, 149, 160-165, 186, 194, 198, 202-204, 214, 381, 398, 411

Box 33

409

Box 60

411

Box 58

415-416

Box 35

431

 

List XIII:

Box 33, 71

145-167, 169-176, 183, 185, 200-201

Box 34, 71, 73

202-204

Box 33, 73

211-213, 216

Box 58

228, 230, 233, 251, 258, 264-265, 270-271, 283, 288, 293, 314-315

Box 34

376

Box 58

378, 391, 394, 396, 400, 402, 404-405, 410

Box 34, 36, 58-59

List XIV

 

Memorabilia, 1910s

Box 39

Catalogs, undated

 

Coaster, undated

 

Commemorative card sets, circa 1914-1915

 

Drawings, undated

 

Field stove, undated

 

Metal stakes, undated

Box 40

Postal cancellation stamps, 1915-1918

 

Receipt book, undated

 

Czibor Collection, 1914-1915

Box 40

Leaflets and posters related to Hungary, 1914-1915

 

Viv Watson Collection, 1914-1915

Box 40

Photographs and transcripts of proclamations, 1914-1915

 

Subject File, 1919-1920

Box 40, 76, map case

Kapp Putsch, 1919-1920

Box 40, 76, map case

East and West Prussian referendum, 1919-1920

Box 40, 70

Russian art, 1920s

 

Printed Matter, 1903-1938

Box 40

Flyers, 1903-1932

Box 41

Newspaper clippings, 1915-1938

 

Pamphlets, 1914-1923

 

Theatrical programs from prisoner of war camps, 1915-1918

Box 60-61

Food rationing proclamations, 1916-1919

Box 59

Original inventory to the Mönkemöller collection, circa 1920