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    Consists of research material, commemorative material, oral history interviews, and audiocassettes produced and collected by Dr. Donald Douglas, a professor at Wichita State University, who organized Holocaust remembrance events in the Midwest beginning in the 1970s. The collection includes material related to Yom Hashoah events from 1979-2000; research materials related to the World War II letters of Harold Porter, a member of the US Army; and transcripts of oral history interviews with Holocaust survivors who settled in Kansas, which formed the basis of Douglas's manuscript, "Survivors in the Heartland."
    inclusive:  1979-1993
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the family of Dr. Donald M. Douglas
    Collection Creator
    Donald M. Douglas
    Dr. Donald M. Douglas served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. In 1965, he joined the faculty of Wichita State University, where he was an Associate Professor in the Department of History and Geography. He taught modern German history for thirty-five years, focusing on the Third Reich and the Holocaust. As a member of the U.S. Holocaust Commission, Douglas was an organizer and promoter of Holocaust commemorations in the Midwest beginning in the 1970s. He is the author of Survivors in the Heartland, based on interviews with Holocaust survivors who settled in Kansas. Douglas was the recipient of numerous awards, including the WSU Honors Program Mentor’s Award, the Mid-Kansas Jewish Federation Special Award for unwavering commitment to Holocaust education and the Eisenhower Liberation Award. He passed away on January 15, 2013.

    Physical Details

    Research papers.
    2 sound cassettes.
    4 boxes
    1 oversize box
    System of Arrangement
    The collection is arranged in three series: Series 1: Yom Hashoah commemorations, 1979-1999; Series 2: Teaching and research material, 1979-1993; Series 3: Survivors of the Heartland research and transcripts, 1981-1992.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Donor retains copyright on her father's writings. Other material 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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    Geographic Name
    Wichita (Kan.)

    Administrative Notes

    Sharon Douglas and Donna Chris Douglas donated their father’s papers to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2019.
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    2023-05-24 15:51:46
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