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Regional File of the U.S. War Department, Military Intelligence Division (MID)

Document | Not Digitized | Accession Number: 1991.A.0109 | RG Number: RG-06.005.08M

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    Overview

    Description
    Consists of selected records from the Regional File containing a wide variety of information about conditions and events around the world with a general span of years from 1922 to 1944. Some materials are dated as early as 1918. Many records from the 1930s and 1940s include Holocaust-related topics such as concentration camps, antisemitism, deportations, racial laws, forced labor, and religious persecution.
    Date
    inclusive:  1918-1944
    Collection Creator
    Military Intelligence division of the War Department
    Biography
    The Military Intelligence Division (MID) was established in the War Department in 1918. It became one of the five General Staff divisions in 1921 and was assigned the additional designation of "G-2." One function of the MID was the maintenance of information files on foreign countries. Documents for the files were collected from a variety of sources in various parts of the world. After the entry of the US into World War II, the sources expanded to included the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the Office of Censorship, and intelligence agencies of other Allied countries.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English French
    Extent
    22 microfilm reels ; 16 mm.
    System of Arrangement
    Arranged according to the original agency-assigned alphanumeric scheme. See USHMM introduction to this microfilm for details. Reels are in order by name of country, Belgium through Yugoslavia.

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    Conditions on Access
    This material can only be accessed in a Museum reading room or other on-campus viewing station. There are no additional access restrictions to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    The Museum is in the process of determining the possible use restrictions that may apply to material(s) in this collection.

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    Provenance
    From the Regional File of the US War Department, Military Intelligence Division (MID).The Regional File comprises Series 77 of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Record Group 165, Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs.
    Record last modified:
    2023-08-25 12:29:57
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