Catalogue description German War Documents Project: American Historical Association Selection, Series I (AHA I)

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Reference: GFM 24
Title: German War Documents Project: American Historical Association Selection, Series I (AHA I)

Copies of files from the captured German Foreign Ministry Archives, filmed for the German War Documents Project relating to the former German Embassy in Washington, USA. These files were selected for filming by the American Historical Association.

Date: 1920-1938
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Copies held at:

The films produced under this program are deposited in the National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Former reference in its original department: AHA I
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Physical description: 52 microform
Access conditions: Available in microform only
Selection and destruction information: All the filming done has been on a selective basis, ie only material considered to be of historical importance has been filmed. The files from which material to be filmed has been selected are mainly those from the period 1921 and after. This is because files of the Embassy for the earlier period had already been returned to the Federal Republic before this program was undertaken.
Administrative / biographical background:

It became possible for the American Historical Association, by means of a generous grant from the Old Dominion Foundation, through its Committee for the Study of War Documents to carry out a considerable amount of further filming in the files of the former German Foreign Ministry while these files were still at Whaddon Hall in Buckinghamshire, England, before their return to the Foreign Ministry of the Federal German Republic at Bonn.

This filming was in addition to that carried out in these archives by the joint project of the three Governments of the United States, the United Kingdom and France and to that carried out previously by the Committee for the Study of War Documents or its predecessor, and to the filming done for various universities and private individuals.

The filming program was carried out for the American Historical Association under the direction of Professor Howard M. Ehrmann of the University of Michigan and was supervised at Whaddon Hall by Dr. James S. Beddie.

The full archival catalogue is on GFM 24/43

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