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MS Am 2629

Hammond, Mason, 1903-2002. Mason Hammond World War II papers, 1943-1946: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 2629
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Hammond, Mason, 1903-2002.
Title: Mason Hammond World War II papers,
Date(s): 1943-1946.
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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Probably gift of Mason Hammond, after 1951. All items labeled by Mason Hammond in 1951.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
Part of the MS Storage project, 2008-2009.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Mason Hammond World War II Papers, 1943-1946 (MS Am 2629). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

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.

Scope and Contents

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.


This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

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