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Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Am 2629
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Hammond, Mason, 1903-2002.
Title: Mason Hammond World War II papers,
Quantity: 1 collection (.5 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers of Harvard professor Mason Hammond, concerning his World War II work with the United States government's Allied Military Government Division of Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives.
Mason Hammond (1903–2002), graduated from Harvard College (AB 1925) and was a Harvard University professor from 1928 until he retired in 1973. He was the Pope Professor of Latin Language and Literature, was an authority on Latin and the history of Rome and its empire. During World War II, Hammond served as an intelligence officer in the United States Army Air Forces in Europe. After the war, as a monument, fine arts, and archives officer with the Allied Military Government in Italy and Germany, he recovered and protected fine arts stolen by the Nazis.
Arranged alphabetically by folder title.
These papers include drafts and final reports concerning United States World War II governmental agencies for Allied Military Government Division of Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives and the Chrea Training Centre for Allied Military Government of Occupied Territories (AMGOT). Includes typescript carbons, printed, mimeographs, and autograph manuscript drafts by Mason Hammond.
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