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Ralph McComb photograph collection

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    Contains postwar photographs of Buchenwald, and wartime photographs of Merxhausen mental hospital and ruins in Germany. Taken by donor's father, Ralph McComb, Second Lieutenant with the 58th Medical Battalion.
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Estate of Ralph McComb.
    Collection Creator
    Ralph McComb
    Ralph McComb (1907-1993) was born February 11, 1907. He received his Ph.D. degree in 1929 from the University of Chicago where he majored in psychology and English. He obtained both a B.S. and a master's in library science from the University of Illinois and did further graduate work in library science at the University of Chicago. He worked at the Newberry Library in Chicago, the University of Illinois, and at Tulane University. He served as Second Lieutenant with the 58th Medical Battalion during World War II. In 1946, he married fellow Library School graduate Mabel Lois Martin, and the couple had three children: John, Mary, and Judith. He went on to work as a libraian and archivist at Penn State from 1947 to 1970.

    Physical Details

    German English
    1 folder

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Geographic Name
    Merxhausen (Germany)

    Administrative Notes

    Donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum by Mary McComb, daughter of Ralph McComb, in 2016.
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    2024-03-14 08:50:30
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