New Finding Aids Posted Online

Monday, June 1, 2009

Finding aids to the collections described below are now available through the Online Archive of California.

German American Bund records, 1936–41
The records of this fascist organization in the United States include minutes of the bund’s executive committee, translations of führer commands, financial records, propaganda materials, and photographs of bund activities.

Günter Reimann papers, 1927–2005
The papers of this German-American economic journalist concern international economic conditions and National Socialism and communism in Germany. Correspondence, writings, and printed matter are included.

John O. Koehler papers, 1934–2002
This collection documents Koehler’s career as an American journalist, intelligence officer, and author. He assembled the bulk of the materials while writing his book Stasi: The Untold Story of the East German Secret Police, published in 1999. Included are correspondence, printed matter, photographs, and copies of East German and U.S. government documents. In addition to the East German secret police, the collection has materials relating to the Associated Press, the U.S. Army, political conditions in Germany, and espionage.

Friends’ War Victims’ Relief Committee records, 1914–23
This organization was formed by the Society of Friends to perform relief work in World War I and its aftermath. Its reports, meeting minutes, correspondence, and other materials concern Quaker relief and rebuilding efforts in France, Germany, Austria, Holland, Hungary, and Poland.