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Title: Hermann H. Nicholas


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 2 feet

 Consists of Hermann Nicholas' papers from his internment at Fort Abraham Lincoln, including a camp bulletin, schedule of classes, coursework, astrological readings, poetry, photographs and publications. In addition to the Fort Lincoln era materials, the collection also includes a questionnaire about his detainment and political affiliation, papers documenting his effort to become a naturalized citizen after he was released from Fort Lincoln, and a timeline of German crew removal and detainment, printed off the Internet by Hermann's son, Herman Nicolas.

Provenance:  The collection was donated to the SHSND by Nicolas' son, Herman, on November 15, 2017. Artifacts and publications were included with the donation, and transferred to the Museum Division on November 14, 2017.

Property Rights:  The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to this collection.

  Copyrights to materials in this collection remain with the donor, publisher, author, or author's heirs.  Researchers should consult the 1976 Copyright Act, Public Law 94-553, Title 17, U.S. Code and an archivist at this repository if clarification of copyright requirements is needed.

  This collection is open under the rules and regulations of the State Historical Society of North Dakota.

  Researchers are requested to cite collection title, collection number, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota in all footnote and bibliographic references.


Box 1:
1 German camp bulletin, Fort Lincoln Internment Camp, Bismarck (N.D.) (item: 11334-00010), ca. 1942
2 Course schedules  (item: 11334-00011 and 11334-00012), ca. 1943
3 Questionnaire about detainment  (item: 11334-00013), ca. 1944
4 Naturalization paperwork         1944-1947
5 Timeline of German crew removal        2008
6 Miscellaneous  (including item: 11334-00014)   1942-1947
7 Publications    1941-1942
8 The Ship's Engineer Assistant: On Board Training 1930
9 Poetry, ca. 1942
10 Astrological readings, ca. 1942
11 Heat economy coursework, ca. 1942
12 Miscellaneous coursework, ca. 1942
13 Mathematics, English and miscellaneous coursework 1941-1942
14 Chemistry and electronic material science coursework 1941-1942
15 Physical science coursework 1941-1942
16 Electrical engineering coursework      1941-1943
17 Boiler mechanics coursework               1942
18 English coursework   1942
19 Automotive mechanics coursework   1942-1943
20 Mathematics coursework       1942-1943
21 Automotive mechanics coursework   1942-1943
22 Electrical engineering coursework      1942-1943
23 Chemistry coursework             1942-1943
24 Machinery/Mechanical Engineering coursework 1942-1943

Box 2:    Items: 00001-00009         1904-ca. 1944


11334-00001       German students in automotive mechanics class while detained at Fort Lincoln, Bismarck (N.D.), ca. 1942
11334-00002       Portrait of Edwina Sophia Hamann (Mrs. Edward Salzer)  1904
11334-00003       Building at Fort Lincoln Internment Camp, Bismarck (N.D.), ca. 1942
11334-00004       Portrait of Hermann H. Nichols, ca. 1944
11334-00005     Portrait of Hermann H. Nichols, ca. 1944
11334-00006       Group of detainees, including Hermann Nichols at center in tie, Fort Lincoln Internment Camp, Bismarck
(N.D.), ca. 1942
11334-00007       German detainees with musical instruments, Fort Lincoln Internment Camp, Bismarck (N.D.), ca. 1942
11334-00008     German detainees with musical instruments, Fort Lincoln Internment Camp, Bismarck (N.D.), ca. 1942
11334-00009       German detainees with musical instruments, Fort Lincoln Internment Camp, Bismarck (N.D.), ca. 1942
11334-00010       Bulletin for detainees in the German camp, Fort Lincoln Internment Camp, Bismarck (N.D.), ca. 1942
11334-00011       Training schedule with number of students enrolled 8/15/1943
11334-00012       Class schedule, ca. 1942
11334-00013       Questionnaire about detainment, ca. 1944
11334-00014       Letter to Nicholas from Edwina H. Salyer, April 1942-June 29, 1942
11334-00015       Hermann Nicholas, ca. 1970
11334-00016       Villa 14, Fort Lincoln Internment Camp, Bismarck (N.D.), ca. 1942

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