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Friedrich Ernst Auhagen Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS110
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. 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.

Dates

  • 1939-1952

Creator

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on use of the materials in the department for research; all patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations.

Extent

1.00 Boxes

Abstract

In September 1940 Dr. 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.

Separated Materials

Removed for cataloging: Today’s Challenge, v. 1 no. 1 and v. 1 no. 3, 1939; The Forum Observer, two issues, 1940.

Processing Information

Sigrid Pohl Perry, August 1996.
Title
Guide to the Friedrich Ernst Auhagen Collection
Author
Sigrid Pohl Perry
Date
01/08/1996
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Level 3
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