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German Prisoners of War Collection

Collection 151

German Prisoners of War.  Collection, 1942-1989. 

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Dr. Matt Schott collected material pertaining to German Prisoners of War Camps in Louisiana.  These camps include Camp Polk, Camp Livingston, Camp Plauche, Camp Ruston and Camp Claiborne. 

This collection consists of photographs, correspondence, reports, publicity including news clippings, articles, etc.   It also contains videotapes of a reunion held in May 1984 and video was taken by NBC News.  This collection also consists of miscellaneous materials as well.

This collection was donated by Dr. Matt Schott.

Series:

A. Video Tapes Box 1
B. Correspondence 2-01 thru 2-9
C. Financial Records 2-10 thru 2-11
D. General Records 2-12 thru 2-13
E. Reports 2-14 thru 2-21
F. Publicity 2-22 thru 2-28
G. Records 2-29 thru 2-32
H. Documents 2-33
I. Interview 2-34
J. Notes 2-35
K. Photographs 2-36 thru 2-51
L. Miscellaneous 2-52 thru 2-54

Inventory:

Box 1
  A.  [videotapes taken by NBC News May, 1984 during reunion]
    #1: Still Pictures; Lafayette; 5/17/84
    #2: First day reception, meeting of two friends, Stempel-Johnson; Lafayette; 5/17/--
    #3: First day reception; Lafayette; 5/17/84
    #4: First day reception; Lafayette; 5/17
    #5: First day reception; Lafayette, Baton Rouge; 5/18
    #6: First day reception; Baton Rouge; 5/18
    #7: First day reception; Baton Rouge; 5/18
    #8: First day reception; Baton Rouge; 5/18
    #9: First day reception; Baton Rouge, Lafayette; 5/18
    #10: On boat tour; Lafayette; 5/19
    #11: Helicopters, crawfish boil party; Lafayette; 5/19
    #12: Dr. Schott interview; Roberts Cove; 5/20. Digitized copy is available
    #13: Church Service (wireless Ch. 2, shotgun Ch. 1); Roberts Cove; 5/20
    #14: Otto Fernholz interview; Parish Hall lunch; Roberts Cove; 5/20. Digitized copy is available.
       
    originals on 3/4" tape (black boxes); copies of ½" VHS  (red boxes)
       
Box 2
  B.  Correspondence
    2-01 Correspondence: Allen J. Ellender (U.S. Senate) – incoming/outgoing, 1943
    2-02 Allen J. Ellender (U.S. Senate) - incoming/outgoing, 1943: Sept/Oct
    2-03 Allen J. Ellender (U.S. Senate) - incoming/outgoing, 1944
    2-04 Allen J. Ellender (U.S. Senate) - incoming/outgoing, 1945
    2-05 Allen J. Ellender (U.S. Senate) - incoming/outgoing, 1946
    2-06 Allen J. Ellender (U.S. Senate) - incoming/outgoing, 1946
    2-07 Matthew Schott - incoming, 1983-1984
    2-08 Rosalind Foley - incoming, 1980, 1986
    2-09 Telegram: Allen J. Ellender (U.S. Senate) - incoming/outgoing, 1944-1946
       
  C.  Financial Records
    2-10 Contract of employment of POW’s, 1944-1945
    2-11 Daily Time and Costs Sheets for employments of POW’s, 1944-1945
       
  D.  General Records
    2-12 General Records: Population lists of POW’s in Louisiana Camps, 1944-1945
    2-13 Organizational Charts of POW’s, 1945
       
  E.  Reports
    2-14 Prisoner of War, Circular No.1, War Department, September 24, 1943
    2-15 Prisoner of War, Circular No.5, War Department, November 2, 1943
    2-16 Prisoner of War, Leaving/Arriving (Camps), 1943-1944
    2-17 Prisoner of War, Accidents, 1945
    2-18 Prisoner of War, Annual Reports, Acadian Parish, 1944
    2-19 Prisoner of War, Escape Report, December 6, 1943
    2-20 Prisoner of War, Escape Report, April - September 1944
    2-21 Prisoner of War, Escape Report, December 8, 1945
       
  F.  Publicity
    2-22 Press Release, August 8, 1944
    2-23 Bayou Stalags: German Prisoner of War in Louisiana.  By Matt Schott and Rosalind Foley, 1981
    2-24 History of Prisoner of War Utilization by the United States Army, 1776-1945.  By George G. Lewis and John Mewha, Department of the Army, June 1955
    2-25 News Clippings (Germany) November 19, 1984
    2-26 Die deutschen Kriegsgefangenen in amerikanischer Hand USL by von Hermann Jung, Munchen 1972
    2-27 The memoirs of Herbert Kuhnle: First Impressions as a Prisoner of War in South Louisiana During World War II.  Translated by Meg. H. Brown and Dieter J. Waeltermann
    2-28 News Clippings, 1983-1984, n.d.
       
  G.  Records
    2-29 Alter Friedrich which includes medical records, property list, 1945
    2-30 Herbert Kuhnle which includes correspondence, postcards, diary notes, 1945
    2-31 Herbert Kuhnle which includes correspondence, postcards, diary notes, 1945
    2-32 Poetter Wilhelm which includes a certificate of achievement for completing a course in Conversational English for POW’s.  January 8, 1946.
       
  H.  Documents
    2-33 Document: Agreement for Civilian Internee and/or Prisoner of War Labor between Contractor and the United States of America. (Sample copy)
       
  I.  Interviews
    2-34 Interview: notes from interview with James Strubb, April 10, 1981 in Franklin, LA
       
  J.  Notes
    2-35 Notes: Rosalind Foley, including typescript of information about POW’s at various camps, n.d.
       
  K.  Photographs
    2-36 Camp Claiborne, individuals mostly unidentified
    2-37 Camp Livingston, individuals mostly unidentified
    2-38 Camp Plauche, individuals mostly unidentified
    2-39 Camp Polk, individuals mostly unidentified
    2-40 Camp Polk, individuals mostly unidentified
    2-41 Camp Ruston, individuals mostly unidentified
    2-42 Dr. Matt Schott
    2-43 American Sugar Refinery, c. 1921
    2-44 Hager, 1984, group photos, individuals mostly unidentified
    2-45 Camps, other
    2-46 Photographs, artifacts, unidentified
    2-47 displays, unidentified
    2-48 portraits, drawings, etc., unidentified
    2-49 people, places, etc., (color photos), n.d.
    2-50 people, places, etc. (color photos), n.d.
    2-51 negatives, unidentified
       
  L.  Miscellaneous
    2-52 map, Hager (Germany)
    2-53 Camp Livingston, includes photocopy of coupon, photo, etc., n.d.
    2-54 Miscellaneous items, such as coupon booklet, handwritten notes, typed 3 x 5 cards, etc., n.d.