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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 I. Reports related to art looting during World War II, 1944-1950 1.67 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Series I.B. Other reports, 1944-1950 0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)
The archive includes reports prepared by agencies other than the ALIU of the OSS, in the United States, England, and France, including reports from the Roberts Commission, the Commission for the Protection and Restitution of Cultural Material in London and the DGER in France.
Arrangement
Series I.B. Other reports is arranged according to the following groupings: United States, England, and France.
United States
The reports are listed in chronological order.
Box Folder
4 1 Civil Affairs Guide: Field Protection of Objects of Art and Archives, 1944 May 12
Report of the American Commission for the Protection and Salvage of Artistic and Historic Monuments in War Areas.
4 2 German Universities. Faculties of Art History, 1944
Corrections and additions are from AMG-77, Revised list of German personnel, dated 27 November 1944.
4 3 Appreciation of Enemy Methods of Looting Works of Art in Occupied Territory, 1945 March 20
Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force G-5 Division.
4 4 Collection of German Letters and Memoranda Pertaining to Confiscation of European Art Treasures, 1945 May 19
Secured by 1st Lt. James J. Rorimer, G-5 Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Officer, Seventh Army from Dr. Schiedlausky and Bruno Lohse.
4 5 Looted Art in Occupied Territories: Neutral Countries and Latin America, 1945 August
Revised. Foreign economic administration. Enemy Branch: External Economic Security Staff.
4 6 Decision of the ERR in answer to the protest of the 26 July 1941 made by the general commission for Jewish questions of the French government made against the confiscation of art treasures in Jewish possession, 1945 August 9 (1941)
Gerhard Utikal, ERR, 3 November 1941; translation by Mrs. R. Phelps, 9 August 1945
box folder
4 7 Report of the American Commission for the Protection and Salvage of Artistic and Historic Monuments in War Areas, 1946
Box Folder
4 7 MFA&A address list, 1946
Author: Edith Standen; Received: October 1950.
4 8 Report: Subject: Carl W. Buemming, 1947 January 17
Author: Bernard B. Taper, Art Intelligence Officer.
4 9 Temporary retention in the United States of certain German paintings, 1948 March 4, April 16
Hearings before a subcommittee of the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate.
England
Included is a report by Douglas Cooper and reports from the Commission for the Protection and Restitution of Cultural Material, London.
Box Folder
4 10 Report on the German Kunstschutz In Italy between 1943 and 1945, 1945 June 30
Author: Douglas Cooper.
4 11 List of French valuers, auctioneers and auction firms, based on Volume II. Kunstpresverzeichnis (1940-1941), Berlin, 1943. 1946 July 16
4 11 List of French art dealers, 1945 July 16
France
Included are reports from the DGER (Direction générale des études et recherches).
Box Folder
4 12 Liste des membres de l'organisation Rosenberg à travers les pays occupés et en Allemagne à la date du 9 novembre 1943
4 12 Personnel Linsatzstat Rosenberg
4 12 Main mise allemande sur les œuvres d'art françaises
Ref: 32-1-10/DocVII/RC. Organe de recherches des criminels de guerre: section des études culturelles: bulletin de renseignements.
4 13 Recueil de documents français et allemands
Recueil de documents français et allemands classés chronologiquement concernant la saisie des œuvres d'art et matériel culturel en général, en contravention avec la convention de La Haye (Article 46).


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