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John Vincent Tillman papers

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    The John Vincent Tillman papers include his diary and manuscript describing his travels in Germany in 1935 and 1936, a photograph of him, and pamphlets from the “Schaffendes Volk” exhibition in Düsseldorf.
    inclusive:  circa 1935-1937
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Phillip Sloan and Katherine Tillman
    Collection Creator
    Mr. John Vincent Tillman
    John Vincent Tillman (1907-1956) was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Catholic parents, Herman and Una Tillman. From October 1935 through summer 1936, he was on a fellowship at the University of Munich studying German opera. Tillman travelled across Germany during this time. He recorded his travels on 16mm film and kept a diary of his experiences. Tillman later received a doctorate from the University of Chicago and chaired the German department of St. Louis University. He and his wife Esther (1911-2007) had five children.

    Physical Details

    English German
    Diaries. Photographs.
    5 folders
    System of Arrangement
    The John Vincent Tillman papers are arranged as a single series.

    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.

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    Administrative Notes

    Katherine Tillman and Phillip Sloan also donated a Cross of Honor of the German Mother (2013.42.2), two magazines and a newspaper (2013.42.3, 2013.42.4, 2013.42.6), and two reels of film (2946 and 2947) to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
    Funding Note
    The accessibility of this collection was made possible by the generous donors to our crowdfunded Save Their Stories campaign.
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    2023-04-11 09:48:53
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