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Curriculum of the Prisoner of War Camp (Concordia, Kansas)

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 240

Overview

Course outlines for University of Kansas courses conducted in 1945 for German soldiers held as prisoners of war at Camp Concordia (Concordia, Kansas) during World War II.

Dates

  • 1945

Creator

Language of Materials

English and German

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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

History of Camp Concordia

During World War II, Camp Concordia at Concordia (Cloud County), Kansas was one of many prisoner of war camps within the United States which housed captured German soldiers. The camp at Concordia was in operation from 1943 to 1945. It was the first and largest Kansas prisoner of war camp, designed to hold over 4,000 prisoners, and included a hospital, water tower, and guard tower. In 1945, a broad curriculum of camp-approved study courses, taught by German-speaking instructors, was offered by the University of Kansas to prisoners at Camp Concordia.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Scope and Contents

This collection contains detailed University of Kansas course outlines for a curriculum of courses taught in 1945 to German World War II soldiers held at Camp Concordia, a prisoner of war camp located at Concordia (Cloud County), Kansas. Each multi-page course description lists its name, subjects covered by the course, its number of hours, the name of the instructor, and bibliographies of readings, some of which are accompanied by appendices. The reading lists contain works in German, and the appendices are in German. In the heading of each course description is the name of the subject discipline within which it was offered, together with the Roman numeral assigned by the University to that discipline. Arrangement of the courses follows this numerical scheme of arrangement. Course descriptions in the collection appear only at Roman numerals I, II, III, IV, VII, IX, and X.

Physical Location

RH MS 240

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transfer from University Archives, 1977

Related Materials

Ward, Leslie A., History of the Concordia prisoner of war camp, Concordia, Kansas: then and now, 1943-1945, RH C7090, Kansas Collection, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

POW Camp Concordia Preservation Society, Oral history project of POW Camp Concordia Preservation Society, RH MS 577, Kansas Collection, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Camp Concordia (Concordia, Kan.), Curriculum: of the Prisoner of War-Camp-University, Concordia, Kansas for the term from April 19 to July 7, 1945: 6th semester., RH Q102, Kansas Collection, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Creator

Title
Guide to the Curriculum of the Prisoner of War Camp (Concordia, Kansas)
Subtitle
Curriculum of the Prisoner of War Camp (Concordia, Kansas)
Author
Finding aid prepared by mh, 2006 ; Finding aid encoded by mh, 2006
Date
2006
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/5972696286
Preferred citation
University of Kansas, Curriculum of the prisoner of war camp (Concordia, Kansas), Kansas Collection, RH MS 240, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

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

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