Documents  

Original Monuments Men Documents
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    MFAA Personnel List

    An excerpt of a Monuments Fine Art and Archives personnel list  created by Monuments Woman Capt. Edith A. Standen during her service in post-war Germany. Gift of Robert M. Edsel, The Monuments Men Foundation Collection, The National WWII Museum, New Orleans, LA.

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    Monuments Men Pass

    A pass assigned to Monuments Man Capt. Walker Hancock permitting him to access and remove works of art in the areas under the administration of the Seventh United States Army. Signed by Monuments Man Lt. James Rorimer. Gift of Deannie Hancock French, The Monuments Men Foundation Collection, The National WWII Museum, New Orleans, LA.

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    Capt. Walker Hancock's Journal

    An excerpt from Monuments Man Capt. Walker Hancock's journal pertaining to the discovery of the Bernterode salt mine in Thuringia, Germany. Gift of Deannie Hancock French, The Monuments Men Foundation Collection, The National WWII Museum, New Orleans, LA.

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    War Department ID Card

    War Department identification card for Monuments Man Lt. Dale Ford. Gift of Elizabeth Ford, The Monuments Men Foundation Collection, The National WWII Museum, New Orleans, LA.

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    Report of the American Commission

    Monuments Man Lt. Dale Ford's copy of the official Report of the American Commission for the Protection and Salvage of Artistic and Historic Monuments in War Areas (the Roberts Commission) submitted to President Harry S. Truman in 1946. Gift of Elizabeth Ford, The Monuments Men Foundation Collection, The National WWII Museum, New Orleans, LA.

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    Architectural Sketch

    An 1944 architectural sketch of a bridge in Toul, France by Monuments Man Capt. Robert Posey. Gift of Robert and Maria Posey, The Monuments Men Foundation Collection, The National WWII Museum, New Orleans, LA.

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    Gen. Eisenhower Directive

    An original copy of General Eisenhower's May 26, 1944 directive concerning the preservation of historical monuments in the European theater. Gift of Robert and Maria Posey, The Monuments Men Foundation Collection, The National WWII Museum, New Orleans, LA.

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    Original Wiesbaden Manifesto

    Monuments Man Capt. Walter Farmer's original copy of the Wiesbaden Manifesto. Gift of Margaret Farmer Planton, The Monuments Men Foundation Collection, The National WWII Museum, New Orleans, LA.

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    Diary of Lt. Cdr. Faison

    A page from the diary of Lt. Cdr. S. Lane Faison Jr., director of the Munich Central Collecting Point from December 1950 until its closure the following year.  Gift of the Faison Family, The National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, MD.

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    MFAA Policy Manual Page

    An excerpt from an original copy of the Monuments Fine Arts and Archives policy manual. Gift of Ken Scott, The Monuments Men Foundation Collection, The National WWII Museum, New Orleans, LA.

Nazi Documents
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    Hitler ERR order

    March 1, 1942 order from Hitler establishing the authority of the ERR

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    Hofer letter

    September 26, 1941 letter from Hofer to Göring updating him on the status of various Jewish collections in Paris

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    Rosenberg seizure memo

    December 18, 1941 memo from Rosenberg concerning seizure of Jewish property

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