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German State Documents

Call Number: RH MS 228


This collection of German State Documents, collected by Dr. Charles Sidman, History Professor at the University of Kansas, contains copies of books, book chapters, newspaper articles, dissertations and memoirs from archives throughout Germany. The collection contains information concerning World War I through the mid-1920s, including the "Dolchstoss", or "stab-in-the-back" legend. Following the surrender of Germany in 1918, many right-wing groups claimed that the German Army did not lose World War I; rather, they believed the army was betrayed by civilians on the home front, specifically Jews, socialists and liberals.


  • 1890 - 1968


Language of Materials

German; English

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.


5 Linear Feet (5 boxes + 11 oversize boxes)

Physical Location

RH MS 228

Physical Location

RH MS Q336

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Charles Sidman, 1977

Guide to the German State Documents Collection
German State Documents
Finding aid prepared by brch, 2011. Finding aid encoded by brch, 2011.
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Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
German State Documents collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 228, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States