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Photocopies of Original Moe Berg Documents: OSS Service, 1943-1946
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
This subseries includes photocopies of Moe Berg's papers which are located in various archives or private collections, and date from the time that he served with the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), from 1943 to 1946. Included in this material is numbered cables (1-21 and 24), communications (in this case, consisting of unnumbered cables, letters, memos, telegrams, etc.), Berg's notes, orders, reports, Special Fund and account information, and travel and transportation information. Of particular note is the press release regarding the disbanding of the OSS.
During Berg's service in the OSS, there appears to have been some confusion regarding Berg's expense account. Details about these issues continued to be addressed after Berg completed his service.
The bulk of the photocopies of original Moe Berg documents are located within this subseries.
This subseries is arranged in alphabetical order by type of record.
Duplicate materials were removed during 2013 processing.
- Processing Information
This collection was processed by Holly Mengel in 2013. Finding aid written by Holly Mengel in 2013.
New accession added to the finding aid by Kelly Bolding in 2015.
Born-digital materials were processed by Sara Rogers in 2018. Finding aid description of audiovisual and born-digital materials was updated by Kelly Bolding in 2019.
A portion of the audiovisual materials in this collection were digitized in 2018.
Access & Use
- Conditions Governing Access
The majority of this collection is open for research, with the exception of audiovisual media that have not yet been digitized.
- Conditions Governing Use
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
- Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.
- Credit this material:
Photocopies of Original Moe Berg Documents: OSS Service; Neil Goldstein Collection of Working Files on Moe Berg, C1449, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA
- Storage Note:
- ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 6-7