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Marburg Central Collecting Point Reports are available as NARA Microfilm Publication M1948.


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Marburg Central Collecting Point

(a)
Record Group & Series: RG 260, Records of the U.S. Occupation Headquarters, World War II, Office of the Military Governor, United States (OMGUS), Property Division, Records Concerning the Central Collecting Points ("Ardelia Hall Collection"), Records of the Marburg Central Collecting Point, Marburg Central Collecting Point Property Accession Cards, 1945-1949. (Entry 508)

Description: This series consists of property cards including information such as author or artist, measurements, depot possessor, any identifying remarks, subject of art, material or medium used, condition of object, description of object, the presumed owner, and inventory number. Sometimes a photograph of the object is attached to the card. The cards are arranged numerically by property accession number.

Although not always provided, the front of property cards contained space for the following information:

  • Classification (e.g., painting)
  • Author or artist
  • Depot possessor
  • Identifying marks
  • Material (i.e., medium used)
  • Description
  • Presumed owner
  • Catalog number
  • Claim number
  • Negative number
  • Bibliography
  • Measurements & Weight
  • Depot number
  • Subject
  • Arrival condition
  • Accession number
  • Inventory number
  • Photograph
  • Other photos
  • Movements

The back of the cards contained space for the following additional information although it is not always provided in this series:

  • History and ownership
  • Location
  • Exit Date
  • Arrival Date
  • Condition and Repair Record

This series is available on NARA Microfilm Publication M1948, Rolls 6-14.Adobe Acrobat PDF

(b)
Record Group & Series: RG 260, Records of the U.S. Occupation Headquarters, World War II, Office of the Military Governor, United States (OMGUS), Property Division, Records Concerning the Central Collecting Points ("Ardelia Hall Collection"), Records of the Marburg Central Collecting Point, Directory of the Marburg Collecting Point Property Released to the Wiesbaden Central Collecting Point 1945-1948. (Entry 509)

Description: Property cards includes such information as author or artist, measurements, depot processor, any identifying remarks, subject of art, material or medium used, condition of object, description of object, the presumed owner, inventory number, and sometimes a photograph of the object. Arranged by movement number and thereunder by property accession number.

Although not always provided, the front of property cards contained space for the following information:

  • Classification (e.g., painting)
  • Author or artist
  • Depot possessor
  • Identifying marks
  • Material (i.e., medium used)
  • Description
  • Presumed owner
  • Catalog number
  • Claim number
  • Negative number
  • Bibliography
  • Measurements & Weight
  • Depot number
  • Subject
  • Arrival condition
  • Accession number
  • Inventory number
  • Photograph
  • Other photos
  • Movements

The back of the cards contained space for the following additional information although it is not always provided in this series:

  • History and ownership
  • Location
  • Exit Date
  • Arrival Date
  • Condition and Repair Record

This series is available on NARA Microfilm Publication M1948, Rolls 15-25.Adobe Acrobat PDF

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