Research files and notes, transcriptions and translations, government documents, microfilm, photographs, and archival film footage and sound recordings compiled by Beck in the course of conducting research for his dissertation on the life of General der Artillerie [Lt. Gen.] Friedrich von Boetticher and his service as German military attaché in Washington, D.C., 1933-1941. Beck’s original dissertation, "The Ambivalent Attaché (1977, Ph.D. in History, Georgetown University) explored the question of what von Boetticher reported to Berlin that influenced German policy-making before the American involvement in World War II. Beck reworked and extended the narrative into a full biography of von Boetticher published in 2006 as "Hitler’s Ambivalent Attaché: Lt. Gen. Friedrich von Boetticher in America, 1933–1941."
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Majority of material found within 1930-1945
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9.25 Linear Feet (10 Hollinger boxes)