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Otto Wittmann papers relating to the Art Looting Investigation Unit of the United States Office of Strategic Services, 1933-2000, bulk 1945-1946

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Otto Wittmann papers relating to the Art Looting Investigation Unit of the United States Office of Strategic Services
Series III. Publications related to art looting during World War II, 1946-1984 0.27 Linear Feet (9 folders)
The publications are primarily exhibition catalogs that testify to the work done shortly after the war in France, Italy and the United States to advertise the recovery effort of artwork looted during the war. Also included are articles by James Plaut, who served as director of the ALIU of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in 1944-1946.
Arrangement
Series III.B. Publications is arranged into three groupings: Exhibition catalogs; Other publications; Miscellaneous.
Exhibition catalogs, 1945-1984
Includes the modest publication of the exhibition catalog for Les chefs-d'œuvre des collections françaises, an exhibition that Wittmann was able to see and that opened in June at the Orangerie in Paris to display artworks returned from Germany and that Wittmann was able to see.
Box folder
8 1 Works of Art in Italy, 1945
Works of Art in Italy: Losses and Survivals in the War. Part I. South of Bologna. London. H.M. Stationery Office, 1945.
8 2 Les chefs-d'œuvre des collections françaises, 1946
Les chefs-d'œuvre des collections françaises retrouvés en Allemagne par la Commission de récuperation artistique et les services alliés, [exposition, Orangerie des Tuileries, juin-aout 1946].
8 3 War's Toll of Italian Art, 1947
War's Toll of Italian Art. An exhibition sponsored by the American Committee for the Restoration of Italian Monuments, [1947].
8 3 Paintings Looted from Holland, 1948
Paintings Looted from Holland Returned through the Efforts of the United States Armed Forces. Exhibition December 7, 1946-January 1, 1948.
8 4 Masterpieces on Tour, 1948
Masterpieces on Tour: 23 German-owned Paintings. Author: Harry A McBride. Washington, D.C. [National Geographic Society], 1948.
8 5 Recovered Works of Art, 1984
Recovered Works of Art : Dedicated to Rodolfo Siviero, Firenze, Palazzo Vecchio, beginning June 29, 1984, Comune di Firenze, Centro Mostre. [Florence]: Cantini edizioni d'arte, 1984.
Other publications, 1945-1947
Box Folder
8 6 Matthews, Herbert. "Italian Art under Shellfire," May 1945
8 7 Meiss, Millard. "War's Toll of Italian Art," 1947
8 8 Plaut, James S. "Retrieving the Loot: The Story of the Nazi Art Thieving Machine," Artnews (August 1946): 15-17. 1946
8 8 Plaut, James S. "Loot for the Master Race," The Atlantic (September 1946): 57-64. 1946
8 9 Miscellaneous, undated


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