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University of California, Davis

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Shields Library
100 NW Quad
Davis, CA 95616

Adam Siegel



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Standard research-library collection; various German materials in Special Collections including Winder McConnell's book collection on the Waffen-SS.
Winder McConnell, Professor of German & Russian, University of California, Davis, began this collection of 700 volumes on the Waffen-SS when he was a student. It includes books, serials, pamphlets, and brochures with a few CDs, videotapes and photographs. The SS assigned to concentration camps have been the focus of many studies; this collection gathers together books and serials specifically relating to the fighting units of the SS. These units were considered by their former adversaries to be formidable opponents. Included are officer lists, unit histories, works by former SS and Waffen-SS, and journals and newsletters of Waffen-SS veterans groups.

Catalog system: Materials in the main collection use Library of Congress; Special Collections materials have finding aids and bibliographies

Several collections have finding aids in the Online Archive of California.

Exhibited: Yes

Outreach: Internet