Captured German Documents (World War II): Fort Eustis Library (FE) Microfilm

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0468
Creators:
Peenemunde Research and Development Station
Dates:
bulk 1938-1945
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3.4 Cubic Feet
17 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of an original and use copy of the Accession List (5 volumes each), as well as Author and Subject Indexes to Volumes I through III of the Accession List, and 71 rolls of 35mm microfilm of FE documents from the Fort Eustis library.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
At the end of World War II the Allies captured a large volume of documents relating to German research and development work conducted by the Ordnance Office of the German Army, including work done at the research station at Peenemünde. The material was made available to ordnance personnel and contractors to aid US research efforts and a portion was housed in a library at Fort Eustis, VA. Most of the material in the Fort Eustis library was identified by the original Peenemünde Archiv ("ARCH") number; documents not having such numbers were arbitrarily assigned Fort Eustis Library ("FE") numbers. For wider accessibility, portions of the FE material were microfilmed by the Army, while part of the ARCH material was separately microfilmed by the Navy as the Peenemünde Guided Missile (PGM) microfilm. In addition, the Ordnance Research and Development Translation Center at Fort Eustis utilized a number of qualified German Prisoners of War to review and abstract all of the library material. From these abstracts the Ordnance Department prepared a multi-volume Accession List of German Documents Pertaining to Guided Missiles, which included over 3200 documents housed in the Fort Eustis library, including both FE and ARCH documents.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Unknown, from Fort Eustis?, Gift, Unknown

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Captured German Documents (World War II): Fort Eustis Library (FE) Microfilm, Accession XXXX-0468, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Ballistic missiles Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1939-1945 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rockets (Ordnance) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
V-2 rocket Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
V-1 rocket Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Microfilms Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA 20151
NASMRefDesk@si.edu
http://airandspace.si.edu/research/resources/archives/