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Henry P. Wichers Collection

Creator: Wichers, Henry P.

Date: 1938 - 1942

Level of Description: Coll./Record Group

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: V:\State Archives\Special Collections\Manuscript Collections\Grandfather Wichers Diary (Digital file)

Unit ID: 308336

Biographical sketch: Henry P. Wichers was born in Germany and came to the United Sates in 1912. He became an American citizen in 1927. Wichers owned and operated a photography studio in Russell, Kansas. Tony Wichers owned and operated a photography studio in Topeka, KS.

Space Required/Quantity: 1 DVD

Title (Main title): Henry P. Wichers Collection

Scope and Content

Scope and content: The Wichers collection contains a diary written by Henry P. Wichers in Russell, Kansas and covers the time period July 1, 1942 to November 20, 1942. In the diary, he writes about World War II, Bolsheviks, Adolph Hitler, Germany and the "International Jewish Capitalist." His views are anti Bolshevik, anti-Semitic and pro Hitler. Also, he writes about serving as county commissioner.


Locator Contents
105-03-04-01  Paper copy 

Related Records or Collections

Associated materials: 1 DVD showing a trip to Germany filmed by brothers Henry P. and Tony Wichers of Russell, Kansas. They went to Germany in the late 1930s to visit their parents. Included in the film are views of Brandenburg Gate, 1936 Olympics stadium, people on beaches, and Nazi troops parading through the streets. Also, the film includes the Boardwalk in Atlantic City and the Statue of Liberty. See dart item 308357.

Index Terms


    Russell (Kan.)
    Wichers, Henry P.
    Wichers, Tony
    World War, 1939-1945

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