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Das deutsche Reich : ungekurzte Sonderausgabe (1934)
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Germany 1934: The Case Of The Smuggled Book

by Paul Thomasvia Behind the Scenes
Monday, July 13, 2015

Some time ago, I began cataloging a book from our backlog. Entitled Das deutsche Reich: ungekurzte Sonderausgabe (The German Reich, unabridged special edition), it was written by Arthur Moeller van den Bruck and published in Hamburg in 1934. As always, I searched first to determine whether Hoover or Stanford already had a copy.  When none was forthcoming, I then searched the national bibliographical database, WorldCat, to see which other libraries have a copy. It is not listed in WorldCat. I also checked several European libraries but did not find any copies there either. Given that the author was prolific, I found this somewhat strange and began to look at the book more closely... 

Simon Ottenberg Collection, Hoover Institution Library
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Rediscovering a Collection of Nigerian Pamphlets

by Paul Thomasvia Behind the Scenes
Friday, February 6, 2015

Simon Ottenberg was an anthropologist and faculty member at the University of Washington, Seattle, from 1955 to 1991, where he specialized in West Africa, southeastern Nigeria in particular. In the course of carrying out field research in Nigeria in 1952–53, 1959–60, and during a visit there in the summer of 1966, he collected many published materials, including pamphlets, booklets, serials, government documents, and other types of publications. His collection of materials was filmed in 1970 to create the Simon Ottenberg Collection. A complete inventory is available online.