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Wilhelm Wexelsen Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS52
Wilhelm Wexelsen collected articles and statements from Norsk Artikkeltjeneste, the Norwegian News Service which operated during World War II. Material in this collection which also includes propaganda, originated between 1943 and 1945. Mr. Wexelsen gathered and organized the materials in 1946. Also included in the collection are propaganda materials from the AKI, “Anti-Communism Institute,” between 1944 and 1945. This collection also contains speeches by Norwegian politician Vidkun Quisling (1887 - ) which were broadcast on the radio during the war. Quisling was in the diplomatic and intelligence service during World War I and defense minister of Norway from 1931 - 1932. He formed his own party, the National Union, with a platform calling for the suppression of Communism. His active collaboration with the Nazi government enabled them to invade Norway in 1940, after which he was proclaimed head of the Norwegian government’s Nazi-dominated commission. His name became a synonym for traitor. Speeches by other government officials are also included. All materials are in Norwegian.

Dates

  • 1943-1945

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None.

Extent

2 Boxes

Overview

Wilhelm Wexelsen collected articles and statements from Norsk Artikkeltjeneste, the Norwegian News Service which operated during World War II. Material in this collection which also includes propaganda, originated between 1943 and 1945.

Biographical / Historical

Wilhelm Wexelsen collected articles and statements from Norsk Artikkeltjeneste, the Norwegian News Service which operated during World War II. Material in this collection which also includes propaganda, originated between 1943 and 1945. Mr. Wexelsen gathered and organized the materials in 1946. Also included in the collection are propaganda materials from the AKI, “Anti-Communism Institute,” between 1944 and 1945.

This collection also contains speeches by Norwegian politician Vidkun Quisling (1887 - 1945) which were broadcast on the radio during the war. Quisling was in the diplomatic and intelligence service during World War I and defense minister of Norway from 1931 - 1932. He formed his own party, the National Union, with a platform calling for the suppression of Communism. His active collaboration with the Nazi government enabled them to invade Norway in 1940, after which he was proclaimed head of the Norwegian government’s Nazi-dominated commission. His name became a synonym for traitor. Speeches by other government officials are also included. All materials are in Norwegian.
Title
Guide to the Wilhelm Wexelsen Collection
Date
n.d.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections Repository

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