Friedrich Ernst Auhagen Collection
Scope and Contents
The articles, newspaper clippings and correspondence in the Friedrich Ernst Auhagen Collection were collected between 1939 and 1952 by Henry Pope, a prominent Republican and Chicago area businessman who was indicted in 1941 for failure to register as a German agent. Betty and Henry Pope frequently invited Dr. Auhagen into their home when he visited the area. Auhagen claimed that his arrest was part of a Democratic plot to discredit German- American Republican leaders.
- Auhagen, Friedrich Ernst (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on use of the materials in the department for research; all patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations.
Language of Materials
In September 1940, Dr. Friedrich Ernst Auhagen was arrested and called to testify before the Dies Commission in October regarding possible subversive Nazi activities. He was released, but kept under Justice Department surveillance until March 1941 when a federal grand jury issued an indictment against him for failing to register as a German agent. The articles, newspaper clippings and correspondence in the Friedrich Ernst Auhagen Collection were collected between 1939 and 1952 by Henry Pope, a prominent Republican and Chicago area businessman.
Method of Acquisition
The Friedrich Ernst Auhagen materials collected by Henry Pope between 1939 and 1941 were donated to the Charles Deering McCormick Library by Betty Pope.
Removed for cataloging: Today’s Challenge, v. 1 no. 1 and v. 1 no. 3, 1939; The Forum Observer, two issues, 1940.
Sigrid Pohl Perry, August 1996.
- Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections (Organization)
- Guide to the Friedrich Ernst Auhagen Collection
- Sigrid Pohl Perry
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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