1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 10, 2020 12:03 PM by Thomas Richardson

    Looking for awards & decorations for Lazare Teper


      I am looking for information, including military awards and decorations for Lazare Teper, who was attached to the OSS Labor Branch. Mr. Teper seems to have had 2 service numbers, and information i have been able to find, also lists him as having two different ranks as well.

        • Re: Looking for awards & decorations for Lazare Teper
          Thomas Richardson Tracker

          Dear Mr. Kurtz,


          Thank you for posting your request on the History Hub!


          We have searched the National Archives online catalog and located the Personnel Files of the Office of Strategic Services, 1942 - ca. 1962 in the Records of the Office of Strategic Services (Record Group 226) that include two file units pertaining to Lazare Teper with two different serial numbers. For access to these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at archives2reference@nara.gov. The files may include a record of any awards or decorations he may have received and if he was in the military.


          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 RDT2. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          In addition, his personal papers while at Johns Hopkins University are located at the University Archives and the Lazare Teper Collection about his involvement in the U.S. labor movement during the 1930s and after WWII is located at the Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.


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