Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Technical War Department Inspector papers

Abstract

The Technical War Department Inspector papers (dated 1941; 0.03 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises two documents sent to municipal services and politicians requesting information on persons fit for service and bloodlines during World War II.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Technical War Department Inspector papers
Date
1941 (inclusive)
Extent
0.03 Cubic Feet
Subjects
World War, 1939-1945.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany.
National socialism.
Genealogy.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format. The Wade Hall Collection of Amercican Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Coblentz
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0643: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Technical War Department Inspector papers, 1941, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The Technical War Department Inspector [translated from the German "Technische Kriegsverwaltungsinspektor"] was a position in Nazi Germany that researched bloodlines, found soldiers fit for military service, and acted as a member of a war administrative council for a specific area.
American Letters collector Wade Hall (1934-2015) was a native of Union Springs, Alabama. Starting in 1962, he lived in Louisville, where he taught English and chaired the English and Humanities/Arts programs at Kentucky Southern College and Bellarmine University. He also taught at the University of Illinois and the University of Florida. He held degrees from Troy State University (B.S.), the University of Alabama (M.A.), and the University of Illinois (Ph.D.). He served for two years in the U.S. Army in the mid-fifties. Dr. Hall was the author of books, monographs, articles, plays, and reviews relating to Kentucky, Alabama, and Southern history and literature. His most recent books include A Visit with Harlan Hubbard; High Upon a Hill: A History of Bellarmine College; A Song in Native Pastures: Randy Atcher's Life in Country Music; and Waters of Life from Conecuh Ridge.
Scope and Content
The Technical War Department Inspector papers (dated 1941; 0.03 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises two documents sent to municipal services and politicians requesting information on persons fit for service and bloodlines during World War II. Both documents are written in German, the first is sent to the registry office to clarify parental and marital relationships in a family, and the second is sent to the mayor's office asking for birth, marriage, and death certificates of a man and his relatives to determine if their bloodline is fit to be a member of the German military.
The Technical War Department Inspector papers collection is part of the Wade Hall Collection of American Letters, which includes correspondence and diaries from all over North America covering the time period of the Civil to Korean Wars. The materials were collected by Wade Hall and document everyday men and women.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Technical War Department Inspector papers, 1941

  • Box WH-63, folder 5
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