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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 II. Personal papers, 1933-1997 1.25 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Series II.B. Post-war papers, 1946-1998 0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)
The post-war records include correspondence in which Wittmann discusses his war experience, as well as lecture notes and research files related to the topic of art looting during World War II.
Arrangement
Series II.B. Post-war papers is arranged into five groupings: Correspondence; Lectures; Writings; Research files; Miscellaneous.
Correspondence, 1958-1998
Box Folder
7 1 Archives of American Art, 1990
7 2 Erburu, Robert and Paul Gottlieb, 1995
7 3 Hall, Ardelia, 1958
7 4 Naftali, Timothy, 1997-1998
Relates to Oral History Project.
7 5 National Archives, Washington D.C., 1990-1991
Relates to the declassification of OSS reports.
7 6 Sawyer, Charles. H., 1985
Charles H. Sawyer letters related to his role in the OSS, with copy of letter from Sawyer to Naftanali, 1985.
7 7 Smyth, Craig H., 1990 August 31
7 8 Miscellaneous, 1986-1992
Lectures, 1949-1971
The files include lectures related to the traveling exhibition European Masterpieces from Berlin Museums, whose ten-day venue in Toledo attracted over 100,000 visitors, and for which heightened security had to be organized in part because of the lingering animosity of visitors against Germany.
Box Folder
7 9 Toledo Chapter, Reserve Officers Association, 1949 March 7
7 10 Toledo Artists Club, 1949 May 29
7 11 Aides, 1971 May 3
Lecture titled "Art and War."
Writings, 1995-1997
Box Folder
7 12 "Spoils of War: Restitution or Trophy?," The American Society of the French Legion of Honor Newsletter, 1995
7 13 "The Getty Center: Its Past, Present & Future," The American Society of the French Legion of Honor Newsletter, 1997
Research files, 1945-1997
Box Folder
7 14 Berlin paintings tour in the United States, 1949-1997
7 15 Johannes Felbermeyer photographic files, Getty Research Center, 1990, undated
7 16 Göring files, 1945-1995
7 17 Lynn Nicholas files, 1993-1995
7 18 Miscellaneous, 1975-1987


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