Selected Special Collections
Underground Movement Collection: World War II Resistance Material
See: Finding Aid to the Collection
Serials and Miscellaneous publications of the Underground Movements in Europe During World War II, 1936-1945.
The work is divided into 28 series of serials and miscellaneous publications for the following countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, France, French Territories, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Netherland Territories, Norway, Poland and Yugoslavia. The serials are periodicals with dates, and sometimes issue numbering, while the miscellaneous publications embraces a wide field of political tracts, single handout sheets, private letters, newspaper clippings, posters, etc.... Fourteen countries are represented with each having a section and an additional section for French Territories. There is also an Appendix for German language items addressed to German prisoners of war, and civilians living in the Reich. There is also a small handful of pro-Axis or collaborator publications. All items are arranged alphabetically by title. With the exception of the titles for the Greek Miscellaneous items, which are in English, all publications are entitled as found, with diacritics. Miscellaneous items are defined as follows: a one page work is a flyer, a two page work on one sheet is a leaflet, and anything of greater length is a pamphlet. Please note that there are links for periodical issues and miscellaneous pieces that are located in both the regular and oversize boxes. Part of the collection consists of reproduced materials. Only a few items are also held in the Library’s general collection, and they are designated by LC call number.
Also see the related webcast: Ibsen and Hitler: The Playwright, the Plagiarist and the Plot for the Third Reich. Like collections in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division include: Miscellany found with Post-World War II posters from Germany: Individual envelopes with typewritten captions of miscellaneous materials found among Third Reich Collection World War II era posters and The Third Reich Collection: Publications and photographs from the libraries of Nazi leaders