2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 11, 2021 8:19 AM by Rachael Salyer

    How can I find photos of NCO Clubs in Stuttgart?

    Katja Riefler Newbie

      All, My husband wrote a novel that involves people living in the "American zone" (main garrison) in Stuttgart, Germany. It will get published next March. We are wrapping our heads around what picture could be used for the cover page. We thought perhaps a picture from an NCO club, the Robinson Barracks, the signal section company or other facilities of Americans in Germany after WWII (until today). Any ideas? Any help sincerely appreciated!

        • Re: How can I find photos of NCO Clubs in Stuttgart?
          Alice Lane Ranger

          Hi Katja

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          • Re: How can I find photos of NCO Clubs in Stuttgart?
            Rachael Salyer Ranger

            Dear Ms. Riefler,


            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


            We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Index to Personalities in the US Army Signal Corps Photographic Files (111-SC, 111-P, 111-PC, 111-C) in the Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer (Record Group 111) that includes 71 references to "officers club"6 references to "NCO clubs", and 14 references to "Stuttgart military post" that may be of interest to you. This index has been digitized and may be viewed online via the Catalog. We also located 302 images related to Stuttgart from 1940-2019 in various record groups that you may wish to browse. Many of these images have been digitized and may be viewed online in the Catalog. In addition, we located the series Scenes of Occupied Germany, 1943-1949 in the Records of U.S. Occupation Headquarters, World War II (Record Group 260) that may contain some relevant images. This series has not been digitized. Please contact the National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures (RDSS) at stillpix@nara.gov with questions about these and similar records. In your inquiry, please include as much information as possible (e.g. name, date, location, military organization or unit) about the image or type of image that you are interested in.


            Next, we located the series Historian's Background Files, 1947-1952 in the Records of United States Army, Europe (Record Group 549) that contains records related to various military posts in Germany, including the one in Stuttgart, and that may include relevant images. Plus, we located the series Unit Histories, 1943-1967 in the Records of U.S. Army Operational, Tactical, and Support Organizations (World War II and Thereafter) (Record Group 338) that includes 39 files related to the Stuttgart military post that may contain images as well. These records have not been digitized. Please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at archives2reference@nara.gov for access to and information about these and similar records.


            Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDSS and RDT2. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


            We suggest that you use the National Archives Catalog to search for other potentially relevant records. You may use the Advanced Search feature to narrow your search results by date range, record group, type of record, and so on. You may want to try different keywords or phrases or expand your search to include records like posters, newsletters, circulars, even films that contain useful images. You also may wish to search for specific military units or particular individuals who served in Stuttgart.


            Finally, the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.


            If you decide to use a photograph, the National Archives requests that you cite it properly following the guidelines in General Information Leaflet No. 17 on NARA’s  website. Most government records are in the public domain, however, some of our records may have donor, copyright, or other restrictions.  If the records have been described in the National Archives Catalog, restrictions will be noted in the individual descriptions.


            We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!

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