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   Norbert George Barr Papers 1942-1953.

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Norbert George Barr Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

Abstract

This collection contains documents, manuscripts, printed material and photographs relating to Barr's service with U.S. Army Military Intelligence and the U.S. Displaced Persons Commission, in addition to personal correspondence.

At a Glance

Call No.:MS#0081
Bib ID:4078961 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Barr, Norbert George, 1901-
Title:Norbert George Barr Papers 1942-1953.
Physical description:12.5 linear ft (ca. 23,000 items in 30 boxes).
Language(s):In English, French, and German.
Access: This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

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Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscripts, documents, photographs, and printed materials. The papers cover the years 1942-1953, during which time he served with the U.S. Army Military Intelligence, participated in the Nürnberg war crimes trials, and was employed by the U.S. Displaced Persons Commission. At Nürnberg, he first held the position of interrogator and later helped edit trial documents for publication. The correspondence is largely of a personal nature, although some is work-related. With the manuscripts are three bound typescript carbon copies of essays on Nazi Germany by Herbert Pohle von Dziecielski, an engineer in the Speer ministry. The majority of the collection consists of interrogation summaries of presoners of war and defendants. Among other materials, there are also numbered 3x5 cards listing items of evidence, documents and evidence on individuals and institutions, a translation of the journal of the German Chief of the Army General Staff from August 14, 1939 to September 24, 1942, and reports on displaced persons. The photographs are few: most are of an unidentified possible atrocity. The printed materials, in English, French, German, include newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and books and range in date from 1937 to 1951.

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Using the Collection

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Access Restrictions

 This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Norbert George Barr Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Cataloged 03/31/1989 Christina Hilton Fenn

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2012-03-05 xml document instance created by Alison Rhonemus

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Von Dziecielski, Herbert Pohle.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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Photoprints.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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Germany--History--1933-1945.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Germany--History--1945-1990.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Germany.--Oberkommando der Wehrmacht.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Journalists.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
National socialism.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
News photographers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Nuremberg Trial of Major German War Criminals, Nuremberg, Germany, 1945-1946.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Political refugees--Europe.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Refugees--Europe.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States.--Dept. of the Army.--General Staff.--Military Intelligence Division.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States.--Displaced Persons Commission.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
War crime trials--Germany (West)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945--Atrocities.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945--Germany.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945--Refugees.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Writer, journalist. Born in Vienna, Austria, Barr was a free-lance news photographer and journalist from 1925 to 1939, traveling extensively in Europe and the Middle East. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942 and was discharged in 1945.

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