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.
NSDAP HAUPTARCHIV - Selected documents assembled in 1946 at the Berlin Document Center
NSDAP MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS - Various materials, including sound recordings
JOSEPH GOEBBELS PAPERS - Minister of propaganda, 1933–45
HEINRICH HIMMLER PAPERS - Chief of the Schutzstaffel (SS), 1929–45
THEODORE ABEL PAPERS - Author, Why Hitler Came into Power
ADOLF HITLER MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS - German chancellor and Führer, 1933–1945
REICHSMINISTERIUM FÜR VOLKSAUFKLÄRUNG UND PROPAGANDA MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS - German ministry of propaganda
WILLIAM RUSSELL PHILP COLLECTION - Miscellaneous materials
UFA MOTION PICTURE NEWSREELS - German motion picture film company
GESAMTVERBAND DEUTSCHER ANTIKOMMUNISTISCHER VEREINIGUNGEN RECORDS - German governmental anti-communist and anti-Semitic propaganda agency
STENOGRAPHISCHER DIENST CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPTS - Records of Hitler's conversations with civilian and military aides, 1942–45
HERMANN GÖRING INTERROGATION TRANSCRIPT - Reichsmarschall, 1940–45
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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