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Allied historians, 1941-1944, 1941-1944

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Butterfield 51

Scope and Contents

Correspondence and related items concerning the informal conference of Allied historians on the preservation and accessibility of records of the Second World War, held in Cambridge, March 1942, and other relations between Cambridge and Allied historians, 1941-1944. Correspondents include: Salter, Helen Cam, J. H. Clapham, Bean, Rufor(?), Louis Gros, Lillian M. Peirson, Jan Opocensky, D. C. Baker, Vladimir Klecanda, Adam Zoltowski, R. Thibault, C. Welster(?), Jar. Kraus, A. Ording, Olgierd Gorka, M. Z. Jedlicki, Ernest Barker, O. Odlozilík, Jean Catel. 24 June 1941 - 30 March 1944 and undated. Related items include: list of Allied historians invited to the informal conference; provisional timetable for the conference, 21-23 March 1942; `Informal Conference of Historians': introduction and outline itinerary of the conference, with list of names and addresses of those involved; notes on accommodation arrangements for visiting historians in Peterhouse (2 sheets, 1 in Butterfield's hand); `Resolutions carried at the Informal Conference of Historians at Cambridge, on 23 March, 1942', prepared by Helen Cam; Jan Opocensky, `Pan-Germanism and France', from the Central European observer, 15 May 1942, pp.155-156; biographical details of Slobodan Jovanovitch, 1942, with part of a list of his works; `The historical research services of the Czechoslovak Government in London', 12pp., no date; M. Bokhorst, `German perversion of Dutch history', 15pp., no date; `Interim report of the history committee' [of the Books and Periodicals Commission], 4pp., no date; `L'occupation allemande et l'enseignement de l'histoire de France', 6pp., April 1943. Items in English and French.


  • 1941-1944

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