Hoover's holdings on the National Socialist period are particularly strong, including original diaries by Joseph Goebbels and Heinrich Himmler, as well as the personal photo album of Joachim von Ribbentropp. The rise of the Nazi Party is documented in the papers of Theodore Abel, which include five hundred autobiographical sketches by early members of the party. A microfilm copy of the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei Hauptarchiv (NSDAP) is available in the library.
Selected documents assembled in 1946 at the Berlin Document Center
Various materials, including sound recordings
Minister of propaganda, 1933–45
Chief of the Schutzstaffel (SS), 1929–45
Author, Why Hitler Came into Power
German chancellor and Führer, 1933–1945
German ministry of propaganda
German motion picture film company
German governmental anti-communist and anti-Semitic propaganda agency
Records of Hitler's conversations with civilian and military aides, 1942–45
Heinz, Grete and Agnes F. Peterson. NSDAP Hauptarchiv: Guide to the Hoover Institution Microfilm Collection. [Stanford, Calif.]: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace, Stanford University, 1964.
Petersen, Agnes F. German Collection at the Hoover Institution, with Emphasis on Government Documents, Periodicals, Newspapers, Archival and Special Material: A Survey. Stanford [California: s.n.], 1970.
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