HU OSA 300-4-4 Subject Files Relating to Berlin

Identity statement

Reference code
HU OSA 300-4-4
Title
Subject Files Relating to Berlin
Date(s)
1951 - 1979
Description level
Series
Extent and medium (processed)
25 Archival box, 3.13 linear meters

Content and structure

Scope and Content (Abstract)
The series covers a broad scope of political, economic, social, and cultural life in West Berlin between the years 1951 and 1979 and consists of news clippings, broadcast media and confidential reports from West Germany and Berlin. The series contains information on crucial moments in the history of Berlin, from its division into English, Soviet, US and French occupying zones to its transformation into a divided city after the construction of Berlin Wall in 1961. The sources reflect on serious political crises, such as the physical isolation of West Berlin by the Soviet Army and the subsequent “Air Bridge" set up by the Allies in order to prevent the capitulation of the city to the Soviets. There are numerous and valuable materials from 1961, documenting East Germany’s erection of the Berlin Wall and the ensuing political crisis. The mass media of the time reflected the feelings and opinions of the West but also of the Berliners who condemned its construction. One finds press clippings on US President Kennedy’s visit and his support of the city and its citizens from the world. Other interesting material concerns the security of the city. The kidnapping of West Berliners for release in East Berlin led to an organized struggle between the occupying forces and the East German spy network. This, however, is counterposed to tragic stories of families and individuals killed on the Wall itself by GDR guards. Facing the strong Soviet ground blockade, West Berlin authorities were compelled to organize a “normal" life for those who lived within its boundaries. There are sources on social services, on education, religion, the healthcare system and more. Many sources give a precise and detailed image of everyday life, from the food and water supply to road construction, but also of industrial production, the products themselves and their distribution. Some folders contain various brochures on industry and the economy or even on special cultural events such as Berlin festivals, etc. Very informative are the city maps of the divided city with its particular geography. After two decades of struggling for existence, Berlin began to showcase its superior taste and lifestyle which can be seen from the series of construction projects in the 60s and 70s. In a similar vein, one can also highlight sources on urban development and architecture, which has a characteristically modern and avant-guard look that has continued to develop till the present day.
Accruals

Not expected

Conditions of access and use

Conditions governing access
Unknown
Languages
English, German
Call Number Description
Archival boxes #1
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World Politics, 1952 - 1966
300-4-4:1/2
World Politics, 1958 - 1967
300-4-4:1/3
World Politics, 1959 - 1970
300-4-4:1/4
World Politics, 1963 - 1966
300-4-4:1/5
World Politics, 1966
300-4-4:1/6
World Politics, 1967
300-4-4:1/7
World Politics, 1967
300-4-4:1/8
World Politics, 1968
Archival boxes #2
300-4-4:2/1
World Politics: External Relations - Social and Cultural Forces: Fine Arts and Photography, 1975
["Fate and Mission" brochure regarding the history and life in West Berlin. (1959)]
300-4-4:2/2
World Politics: External Relationships: Economy, 1977 - 1978
300-4-4:2/3
World Politics: External Relationships: Relations with Other Occupying Powers, 1951 - 1962
300-4-4:2/4
World Politics: External Relationships: Relations with Other Occupying Powers, 1962
300-4-4:2/5
World Politics: External Relationships: Relations with Other Occupying Powers, 1962
300-4-4:2/6
World Politics: External Relationships: Relations with Other Occupying Powers, 1971 - 1977
Archival boxes #3
300-4-4:3/1
World Politics: External Relationships: Relations with Other Occupying Powers, 1977
300-4-4:3/2
World Politics: External Relationships: Relations with Other Occupying Powers, 1978
300-4-4:3/3
World Politics: External Relationships: Relations with Other Occupying Powers, 1979
300-4-4:3/4
World Politics: External Relations: [Kidnappings], 1951 - 1959
300-4-4:3/5
World Politics: External Relations: [Kidnappings], 1960 - 1966
300-4-4:3/6
World Politics: External Relations: Blockades, 1951 - 1964
300-4-4:3/7
World Politics: External Relations: Blockades, 1962
Archival boxes #4
300-4-4:4/1
World Politics: External Relationshio: Hegemony: Spheres of Influence, 1963 - 1979
300-4-4:4/2
World Politics: External Relations: Diplomatic Mission, 1971 - 1973
300-4-4:4/3
World Politics: Intelligence and Security: Espionage, 1956 - 1966
300-4-4:4/4
World Politics: Intelligence and Security: Counterintelligence, Counterespionage: [Soviet Threats], 1952 - 1979
300-4-4:4/5
World Politics: Intelligence and Security: Political Repression, Internal Security, 1952 - 1977
300-4-4:4/6
World Politics: Intelligence and Security: Treatment of Foreigners, 1952 - 1979
300-4-4:4/7
World Politics: Intelligence and Security: Treatment of Foreign Officials, 1955 - 1976
300-4-4:4/8
World Politics: [Women, Work, Fashion], 1951 - 1972
300-4-4:4/9
World Politics: [Children, Youth and Education], 1951 - 1976
300-4-4:4/10
World Politics: Hostilities, 1954 - 1979
300-4-4:4/11
World Politics: Military Policy: Defense Policy, 1961 - 1966
300-4-4:4/12
World Politics: Military Police: Status of Armed Forces, 1960 - 1964
Archival boxes #5
300-4-4:5/1
World Politics: Military Policy: Border Controls: [The Wall], 1948 - 1963
[Several brochures and maps on Berlin]
300-4-4:5/2
World Politics: Military Policy: Border Controls: [The Wall], 1953 - 1970
[Brochures and publications on Berlin.]
300-4-4:5/3
World Politics: Military Policy: Border Controls: [The Wall], 1953 - 1974
[Brochures and publications on Berlin.]
300-4-4:5/4
World Politics: Military Policy: Border Controls: [The Wall], 1961
300-4-4:5/5
World Politics: Border Controls: [The Wall - Death of Peter Fechter], 1962 - 1964
Archival boxes #6
300-4-4:6/1
World Politics: Military Policy: Border Controls: [The Wall], 1962 - 1964
[Colored brochure of Berlin]
300-4-4:6/2
World Politics: Military Policy: Border Controls: [The Wall], 1962 - 1964
300-4-4:6/3
World Politics: Military Policy: Border Controls: [The Wall], 1962 - 1969
300-4-4:6/4
World Politics: Military Policy: Border Controls: [The Wall], 1963
300-4-4:6/5
World Politics: Military Policy: Border Controls: [The Wall], 1964
300-4-4:6/6
World Politics: Military Policy: Border Controls: [The Wall], 1965
300-4-4:6/7
World Politics: Military Policy: Border Controls: [The Wall], 1966
Archival boxes #7
300-4-4:7/1
World Politics: Military Policy: Border Controls: [The Wall], 1970 - 1972
300-4-4:7/2
World Politics: Military Policy: Border Controls: [The Wall], 1971 - 1973
300-4-4:7/3
World Politics: Military Policy: Border Controls: [The Wall], 1971 - 1975
300-4-4:7/4
World Politics: Military Policy: Border Controls: [The Wall], 1974 - 1978
Archival boxes #8
300-4-4:8/1
Army: [General], 1954 - 1973
300-4-4:8/2
Air: Operating Doctrine: Strategy and Tactic, 1965
300-4-4:8/3
Weapons and Scientific Warfare, 1968
300-4-4:8/4
Weapons and Scientific Warfare: Atomic Warfare, 1957 - 1979
300-4-4:8/5
Weapons and Scientific Warfare: Psychological Warfare, 1953 - 1975
300-4-4:8/6
Science, 1951 - 1978
300-4-4:8/7
Science: Earth Science: Geography of Settlements, 1952 - 1968
300-4-4:8/8
Science: Earth Science: Geography of Settlements, 1969 - 1979
[The US State Department Brouchure from 1960 on Berlin, and several city maps.]
300-4-4:8/9
Science: Natural Science, 1955 - 1975
300-4-4:8/10
Science: Medical Science, 1958 - 1974
300-4-4:8/11
Science: Electronics, 1962 - 1979
300-4-4:8/12
Economics: [General], 1960 - 1973
300-4-4:8/13
Economics: [General], 1966 - 1968
Archival boxes #9
300-4-4:9/1
Economics: Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries: Agriculture and Economy, 1952 - 1965
300-4-4:9/2
Economics: Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries: Agriculture and Economy, 1968 - 1979
300-4-4:9/3
Economics: Metals, Minerals and Fuels, 1951 - 1961
300-4-4:9/4
Economics: Metals, Minerals and Fuels, 1969 - 1979
300-4-4:9/5
Economics: Manufacturing and Industry, 1951 - 1973
300-4-4:9/6
Economics: Manufacturing and Industry, 1969 - 1973
300-4-4:9/7
Economics: Manufacturing and Industry, 1957 - 1979
300-4-4:9/8
Economics: Commerce, Communication and Transportation, 1952 - 1966
300-4-4:9/9
Economics: Commerce, Communication and Transportation, 1968 - 1971
Archival boxes #10
300-4-4:10/1
Economics: Commerce, Communication and Transportation, 1968 - 1973
300-4-4:10/2
Economics: Commerce, Communication and Transportation, 1972 - 1975
300-4-4:10/3
Economics: Commerce, Communication and Transportation, 1976 - 1979
300-4-4:10/4
Economics: Commerce, Communication and Transportation: Foreign Trade, 1952 - 1977
300-4-4:10/5
Economics: Commerce, Communication and Transportation: Foreign Trade, 1952 - 1973
300-4-4:10/6
Economics: Commerce, Communication and Transportation: Foreign Trade, 1960 - 1973
300-4-4:10/7
Economics: Commerce, Communication and Transportation: Air Transport, 1968 - 1973
Archival boxes #11
300-4-4:11/1
Economics: Commerce, Communication and Transportation: Air Transport, 1961 - 1966
300-4-4:11/2
Economics: Commerce, Communication and Transportation: Urban Transport, 1953 - 1973
300-4-4:11/3
Economics: Labor, 1952 - 1966
300-4-4:11/4
Economics: Labor, 1969 - 1979
300-4-4:11/5
Economics: Finances, 1951 - 1965
300-4-4:11/6
Economics: Finances, 1968 - 1975
300-4-4:11/7
Economics: Economic Structure, 1968 - 1973
Archival boxes #12
300-4-4:12/1
Economics: Economic Structure, 1951 - 1961
300-4-4:12/2
Economics: Economic Structure, 1952 - 1959
300-4-4:12/3
Economics: Economic Structure, 1957 - 1973
300-4-4:12/4
Economics: Economic Structure, 1974 - 1979
300-4-4:12/5
Economics: Economic Structure: National Product and its Allocation, 1951 - 1964
300-4-4:12/6
Economics: Economic Structure: National Economic Planning, 1951 - 1959
300-4-4:12/7
Economics: Economic Structure: National Economic Planning, 1951 - 1973
Archival boxes #13
300-4-4:13/1
Social and Cultural Forces, 1954 - 1977
["Kokoschka malt Berlin" [Kokoschka paints Berlin] publication.]
300-4-4:13/2
Social and Cultural Forces, 1966 - 1968
300-4-4:13/3
Social and Cultural Forces, 1969 - 1979
300-4-4:13/4
Social and Cultural Forces: Population, 1958 - 1973
300-4-4:13/5
Social and Cultural Forces: Population, 1968 - 1978
300-4-4:13/6
Social and Cultural Forces: Population, 1975 - 1979
Archival boxes #14
300-4-4:14/1
Social and Cultural Forces: Population: Population Policies, 1951 - 1963
300-4-4:14/2
Social and Cultural Forces: Population: Population Policies, 1964
300-4-4:14/3
Social and Cultural Forces: Population: Population Policies, 1964
300-4-4:14/4
Social and Cultural Forces: Population: Population Policies, 1965
300-4-4:14/5
Social and Cultural Forces: Population: Population Policies, 1966
Archival boxes #15
300-4-4:15/1
Social and Cultural Forces: Population: Population Policies: Passports and Visas, 1971 - 1979
300-4-4:15/2
Social and Cultural Forces: Population: Population Policies: Passports and Visas, 1972 - 1973
300-4-4:15/3
Social and Cultural Forces: Social Organization, 1965
300-4-4:15/4
Social and Cultural Forces: Education, 1953 - 1966
300-4-4:15/5
Social and Cultural Forces: Education, 1965 - 1967
300-4-4:15/6
Social and Cultural Forces: Education, 1967 - 1970
Archival boxes #16
300-4-4:16/1
Social and Cultural Forces: Education, 1968
300-4-4:16/2
Social and Cultural Forces: Education, 1968 - 1970
300-4-4:16/3
Social and Cultural Forces: Education, 1968 - 1977
300-4-4:16/4
Social and Cultural Forces: Education, 1969 - 1975
300-4-4:16/5
Social and Cultural Forces: Education, 1971 - 1979
300-4-4:16/6
Social and Cultural Forces: Education, 1975 - 1979
Archival boxes #17
300-4-4:17/1
Social and Cultural Forces: Education: Colleges and Universities, 1951 - 1977
300-4-4:17/2
Social and Cultural Forces: Education: Colleges and Universities, 1965 - 1970
300-4-4:17/3
Social and Cultural Forces: Education: Colleges and Universities, 1971 - 1974
300-4-4:17/4
Social and Cultural Forces: Education: Colleges and Universities, 1975 - 1977
Archival boxes #18
300-4-4:18/1
Social and Cultural Forces: Religion, 1952 - 1966
300-4-4:18/2
Social and Cultural Forces: Religion, 1965
300-4-4:18/3
Social and Cultural Forces: Religion, 1968
300-4-4:18/4
Social and Cultural Forces: Religion, 1969 - 1973
300-4-4:18/5
Social and Cultural Forces: Religion, 1974 - 1979
300-4-4:18/6
Social and Cultural Forces: Religion, 1975 - 1979
300-4-4:18/7
Social and Cultural Forces: Health, Welfare, and Living Conditions, 1952 - 1965
300-4-4:18/8
Social and Cultural Forces: Health, Welfare, and Living Conditions, 1953 - 1966
300-4-4:18/9
Social and Cultural Forces: Health, Welfare, and Living Conditions, 1954 - 1966
Archival boxes #19
300-4-4:19/1
Social and Cultural Forces: Health, Welfare, and Living Conditions: Athlethics and Sports, 1956 - 1974
300-4-4:19/2
Social and Cultural Forces: Health, Welfare, and Living Conditions, 1961 - 1975
300-4-4:19/3
Social and Cultural Forces: Health, Welfare, and Living Conditions, 1968 - 1973
300-4-4:19/4
Social and Cultural Forces: Health, Welfare, and Living Conditions, 1974 - 1978
[Brouchure on Berlin Festival Week]
300-4-4:19/5
Social and Cultural Forces: Health, Welfare, and Living Conditions, 1975 - 1979
300-4-4:19/6
Social and Cultural Forces: Public Order and Safety, 1957 - 1977
Archival boxes #20
300-4-4:20/1
Social and Cultural Forces: Public Order and Safety, 1962 - 1974
300-4-4:20/2
Social and Cultural Forces: Public Order and Safety, 1968 - 1975
300-4-4:20/3
Social and Cultural Forces: Public Order and Safety, 1976 - 1979
300-4-4:20/4
Social and Cultural Forces: Customs, Folklore, and Language, 1954 - 1974
300-4-4:20/5
Social and Cultural Forces: Customs, Folklore, and Language, 1959 - 1964
300-4-4:20/6
Social and Cultural Forces: Customs, Folklore, and Language, 1967 - 1978
300-4-4:20/7
Social and Cultural Forces: Customs, Folklore, and Language, 1975 - 1979
300-4-4:20/8
Social and Cultural Forces: Customs, Folklore, and Languages: National Holidays and Celebrations, 1957 - 1966
300-4-4:20/9
Social and Cultural Forces: Fine Arts and Photography, 1951 - 1959
300-4-4:20/10
Social and Cultural Forces: Fine Arts and Photography, 1951 - 1966
Archival boxes #21
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Social and Cultural Forces: Fine Arts and Photography, 1952 - 1975
300-4-4:21/2
Social and Cultural Forces: Fine Arts and Photography, 1957 - 1967
300-4-4:21/3
Social and Cultural Forces: Fine Arts and Photography, 1961 - 1962
300-4-4:21/4
Social and Cultural Forces: Fine Arts and Photography, 1963 - 1964
300-4-4:21/5
Social and Cultural Forces: Fine Arts and Photography, 1965 - 1967
Archival boxes #22
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Social and Cultural Forces: Fine Arts and Photography, 1965 - 1973
[Brouchure on Berlin Festival Week]
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Social and Cultural Forces: Fine Arts and Photography, 1969 - 1975
300-4-4:22/3
Social and Cultural Forces: Fine Arts and Photography, 1969 - 1977
300-4-4:22/4
Social and Cultural Forces: Fine Arts and Photography, 1972 - 1975
Archival boxes #23
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Social and Cultural Forces: Fine Arts and Photography, 1974 - 1977
300-4-4:23/2
Social and Cultural Forces: Fine Arts and Photography, 1975 - 1979
300-4-4:23/3
Social and Cultural Forces: Fine Arts and Photography: Music, 1951 - 1976
300-4-4:23/4
Social and Cultural Forces: Fine Arts and Photography: Music, 1955 - 1973
300-4-4:23/5
Social and Cultural Forces: Fine Arts and Photography: Music, 1957 - 1976
300-4-4:23/6
Social and Cultural Forces: Fine Arts and Photography: Music, 1958 - 1973
300-4-4:23/7
Social and Cultural Forces: Fine Arts and Photography: Music, 1963 - 1976
300-4-4:23/8
Social and Cultural Forces: Fine Arts and Photography: Music, 1968 - 1976
[Two brouchures concerning the history of the building of the German Reichstag.]
Archival boxes #24
300-4-4:24/1
Social and Cultural Forces: Fine Arts and Photography: Architecture, 1954 - 1966
300-4-4:24/2
Social and Cultural Forces: Fine Arts and Photography: Civic Art, 1951 - 1966
300-4-4:24/3
Social and Cultural Forces: Fine Arts and Photography: Civic Art, 1954 - 1976
300-4-4:24/4
Social and Cultural Forces: Fine Arts and Photography: Literature, 1954 - 1973
300-4-4:24/5
Social and Cultural Forces: Fine Arts and Photography: Motion Picture and Theatre, 1955 - 1975
300-4-4:24/6
Social and Cultural Forces: Public Opinion and Attitudes: Publications including News Agencies, Radio and Television, 1956 - 1974
300-4-4:24/7
Social and Cultural Forces: Public Opinion and Attitudes, 1975 - 1979
Archival boxes #25
300-4-4:25/1
Berlin [General], 1951 - 1962
[The US Department of State booklet from 1952 on the situation in Berlin.]
300-4-4:25/2
Berlin [General], 1960 - 1967
[City map and the booklet concerning Berlin.]