Milton E. Muelder Papers
00120

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator - Donor
Muelder, Milton E.
Title
Milton E. Muelder papers
ID
00120
Date [inclusive]
1939-1958
Extent
13.0 Cubic feet
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Biographical Note

Milton E. Muelder, an educator and administrator, obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from Knox College in 1930 and later attended the University of Michigan, where he earned his M.A. in 1932 and his Ph.D. in 1939. He served as instructor and then professor at Michigan State College (now Michigan State University) from 1935 to 1943, when he joined the United States Naval Reserves as a lieutenant. He was sent by the Navy to Columbia University, where he studied public administration and international law. He earned another M.A. there in 1943 and was then sent to Europe to serve in an administrative capacity for the Navy until World War II ended. He was made Chief of Program Branch Control Office for the Office of Military Government (U.S.) in Germany from 1945 to 1947. In 1948, he was appointed as a civilian to serve as deputy director of the Education and Cultural Affairs Division of the Office of Military Government, again in Germany. In 1949, Muelder returned to Michigan State College, where he served in various administrative capacities, including Dean of the College of Science and Arts (1952-1959), Director of the Office of Research and Development (1951-1956), Dean of the School of Advanced Graduate Studies (1959-1973), Vice President for Research and Development (1959-1975) and Director of the MSU Foundation (1974-1976). After a year of leave, he retired from MSU in 1977. He died on May 6, 2010.

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Scope and Contents note

These papers include Dr. Milton E. Muelder's service with the Office of Military Government in Germany, spanning 1939-1958. They include maps, plans, reports, policy directives, correspondence on postwar educational programs in Germany, de-Nazification, and the military government division of Germany by the Allied Forces (United States, Great Britain, France, and Russia) after the war.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824
517-355-2330
archives@msu.edu

Revision Description

  January 2002

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials

See also Milton E. Muelder collection (UA 17.77)

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • American Jewish Committee. -- Chronological subdivision--1949;
  • Council of Foreign Ministers. -- General subdivision--German problem;
  • Germany (Territory under Allied occupation, 1945-1955 : U.S. Zone). Office of Military Government.
  • Society for the Prevention of World War III. (New York, N.Y.)

Genre(s)

  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • Correspondence
  • Maps
  • Newspapers
  • Periodicals
  • Photographs
  • Reports

Geographic Name(s)

  • Berlin (Germany)
  • Germany -- History -- 1945-1955
  • Germany -- History -- 20th century

Subject(s)

  • Cultural relations
  • Denazification -- Germany
  • Education -- Congresses
  • Education -- Germany
  • Education -- Japan
  • Legal documents -- Germany
  • Military government -- Germany
  • Nuremberg War Crime Trials, Nuremberg, Germany, 1946-1949
  • Propaganda, German
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Occupied territories
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Poetry
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Territorial questions

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Collection Inventory

Papers 

Scope and Contents note

Box Folder

Basic Policies (Military Government in Germany) 

1
Box Folder

Policies and Directives for Occupied Germany -- November 1944 - April 1945 

1 1

State Department Statements -- October 1945 

1 2

E.A.C. Directives -- March - May 1945 

1 3

JCS-1067 -- May 10 , 1945 

1 4

Potsdam Agreement -- August 1945 

1 5

Document Re: Basic Authority of Control Council -- February - August 1945 

1 6

Policy and Progress (State Department) -- 1945 - 1946 

1 7

Germany under Occupation -- 1945 - 1949 

1 8

Staff Memo 44 and Support Policy Directives -- 1946 

1 9

New Policy Directives -- July 1947 

1 10

JCS-1067, Potsdam Agreement - Compared -- July 15, 1947 

1 11

3 Bound Volumes - "Military Government Regulations Directives", 1 Publication - Germany 1947 -1949: The History in Documents" -- July 15, 1947 

1 12

Yalta Agreement Occupation Statute Statement on Germany; Brynes, McCloy State Department -- n.d. 

2 1

Future M.G. Planning - Carter -- 1950 - 1951 

2 2

Military Government Regulations -- n.d. 

2 3

Germany Country Unit 

2
Box Folder

Rankin (C) -- December 1943 

2 4

History of Relationship between U.S. Forces, European Theater and OMGUS -- 1943 - 1946 

2 5

History of the Military Government for Germany -- May 18, 1945 

2 6

Civilian Affairs Handbook -- August 1944 

2 7

Organization and Personnel Planning -- April - July 1944 

2 8

To/We Plans for U.S. /British Spheres, Germany -- May 1944 

2 9

Greater Berlin - MG Plans 1944 - 1945 January - July 1946 Report -- 1944 - 1946 

2 10

Zinc: U.S. Universities Contribution to Miliary Government -- 1946 

2 11

Planning Coordination, German and Cities and Distribution of MG Personnel 

2 12

M.G. Personnel Plans and Basis of Distribution 

2
Box Folder

 1944 

2 13

Skeleton Civil Affairs Staff -- 1944 

2 14

Civil Affairs Organizational Charts -- 1944 

2 15

Plans for M.G. Control of Germany -- 1944 

2 16

Organization and Personnel Planning Directives -- May - July 1944 

2 17

Studies of SHAEF - U.S./U.K. Control -- 1944 

2 18

Gold Cup 

2
Box Folder

General -- 1944 - 1946 

3 1

Plans -- 1944 - 1945 

3 2

Planning Coordination Directives and Miscellaneous 

3
Box Folder

List of Basic Documents for M.G. Planning -- January 1945 

3 3

U.S. Military Government in U.S. Zone, Basic Directive -- July 18, 1945 

3 4

Planning Coordination Directives and Miscellaneous - September 1944 - July 1945 

3 5 - 6

U.S. Group Control Council (Germany) Functions and Responsibilities -- May 1945 

3 7

Studies and Agreement on Relation of U.S. Group CC and Theater (Zone) Staff -- January - April 1945 

3 8

G-5 Organization 

3 9

First Overall Military Government Conference -- August 1945 

3 10

Basic Preliminary Plan Tripartite Control Occupation of Germany and Annexes and Comments 

3
Box Folder

Plans - Basic -- December 1945 

3 11

Plans - Basic - Annexes -- n.d. 

3 12

Basic Preliminary Plan Tripartite Control Occupation of Germany and Annexes and Comments -- December 1944 - 1945 

3 13 - 14

German Ministries and their Disposition -- 1944 - 1945 

3 15

OMGUS 

4
Box Folder

OMGUS Organization and Functions -- October 1945 - March 1946 

4 1

US Group CC Organizational Charts 1945 

4 2

Channels for Implementing MG Authority -- 1946 - 1948 

4 3

Control Office 

4
Box Folder

 September 1945 - May 1946 

4 4

Civil Administration Division vs Control Office Ideas; Program Control - Muelder Directives and Appraisals -- September 1945 - May 1946 

4 5

Muelder Directives and Appraisals September 1945-May 1946 

4 6

Control Office Official Correspondence -- May 1946 - May 1947 

4 7

Control Office Planning Directives -- October 1946 

4 8

Muelder Field Trip -- April 1946 

4 9

Report: London Exhibit on "Germany Under Control" -- July 1946 

4 10

Disposal of German Documents -- August - October 1946 

4 11

OMGUS - Budget and Justification for 1948 (Prepared 1947) -- 1947 

4 12

Early Conditions and Attitudes Affecting Military Government in Germany - Especially Berlin 

4
Box Folder

Organizational Charts 

4 13

E.C. in Germany -- n.d. 

4 14

Attitudes Towards Germans and Some Appraisals of Military Government -- n.d. 

4 15

Fraternization 

4 16

Berlin Blockade and New Currency -- 1948 - 1949 

4 17

Life in Berlin: Clippings -- n.d. 

4 18

Clay on Policy and Objectives in Germany -- n.d. 

4 19

Russian Relations -- n.d. 

4 20

Legal Interpretation of U.S. Military Government in Germany -- n.d. 

4 21

Control Council -- n.d. 

4 22
Box Volume

Report of Allied Control Authority to Council of Foreign Ministers Period to February 1947 3 Volumes - "Report to the Council of Foreign Ministers from the Allied Control Authority in Germany 

5 1-3
Box Folder

Council of Foreign Ministers - Moscow 1947 Agreements and Disagreements 

5
Box Folder

Summary of CFM Agreements and Disagreements on Germany -- n.d. 

14 1

Summary of CFM Agreements and Disagreements on Procedure for the Preparation of the German Peace Treaty -- n.d. 

14 2

Denazification 

5
Box Folder

 n.d. 

5 3

MG: Denazification -- n.d. 

5 4

 n.d. 

5 5

E & CR 

5
Box Folder

German Education Prior to Occupation -- October 1945 

5 6

E & CR Organizational Chart -- n.d. 

5 7

Education Policy Statement -- May 1945 - 1946 

5 8

E & CR Title 8 -- 1947 

5 9

E & CR Policy Statements (Final) Prepared May 1949 -- 1949 

5 10

Education: Guide for U.S. Consultant -- 1949 

5 11

Studies of German Education Problems -- 1945 - 1950 

5 12

Report of the U.S. Education Mission to Germany -- 1946 

5 13

U.S. Press Reaction to Education Program in Germany -- 1946 

5 14

Education Service Section Functions and Programs -- n.d. 

5 15

Knappen: U.S. Military Government and Religious Affairs -- 1947 

6 1

New German School Program Statement -- November 1947 

6 2

E & CR Overview for July 1949 -- July 1949 

6 3

Muelder Report to Grace, August 1949 on M.G. Leadership and Administration in Education -- August 1949 

6 4

Grace on German Education Programs -- n.d. 

6 5

Berchtesgaden Education Conference -- October 1948 

6 6

German Education Changes Reappraised -- 1958 

6 7

Chiemsee International Education Conference -- April 1949 

6 8

Education and Cultural Affairs -- July - December 1949 

6 9

Education and Cultural Activities -- 1950 

6 10

E & CR: Information for U.S.I.E Survey Mission -- June 1949 

6 11

Institute for International Education Research -- 1952 

6 12

German Plans for Education -- 1949 - 1950 

6 13

American Council on Education and Military Government Program -- n.d 

6 14

Military Government Education Program in Japan -- 1949 - 1950 

6 15

Cultural Exchange Programs -- n.d. 

6 16

Bound Volumes - OMGUS 

7
Box Folder

Religious Affairs Branch Cultural Exchange Projects 1949 - 1950 

7 vol. 1

Cultural Exchange and Reorientation Project -- 1949 - 1950 

7 vol. 2

Education Branch Cultural Exchange Project -- 1949 - 1950 

7 vol. 3

Economics 

7
Box Folder

Economic Development in Europe -- n.d. 

7 1

Newspaper clippings, maps, publications, and reports 

7 2

UG Economics 1947-1948 

7 3

Administrative Maps undated 

Box Folder

Rhine Province 

7 5

Schleswigand Land Hamburg 

7 6

Westfalen, Lippe, Schaumburg-Lippe 

7 8

Wurttemberg and Hohenzollerische Lande 

7 8

Baden 

7 9

Hessen, Wiesbaden, Kassel 

7 10

Government 

8
Box Folder

First Free Election in Berlin -- 1946 

8 1

Central German Government Plans -- 1946 

8 2

Länderrat - Achievements of the First Year -- 1946 

8 3

German Political Party Materials -- n.d. 

8 4

End of Länd Lippe 

8 5

State and Local Government - U.S. Zone -- 1947 

8 6

Bi-zonal Public Servant Law -- March 1949 

8 7

Berlin Constitution -- 1950 

8 8

Elections and Political Parties -- 1945 - 1952 

8 9

German Government Organization in Occupied Germany -- n.d. 

8 10

Federal Constitution Studies -- 1948 

8 11

Bonn Constitution -- n.d. 

8 12

U.S./British Bi-zonal Union Agreement Effective January 1, 1947 -- January 1, 1947 

8 13

British Military Government Relations to German Government Hierarchy -- November 1946 

8 14

German Population -- 1947 

8 15

Länd Hessen: Boundary Proposal -- June 1945 

8 16

U.S. French Boundaries (Problems) -- 1945 

8 17

German Boundaries -- 1947 

8 18

Overall Reports - Military Government Book - American Experiences in Military Government in World War II 

Box Folder

M.G. Report for 1946 -- 1946 

8 19

Highlights -- 1946 

8 20

Life Magazine Report -- 1947 

8 21

Statement on Return of Responsibility to Germans -- 1947 

8 22

Statistical Data -- 1949 

8 23

Military Government Reports -- 1949 

8 24

German Press -- 1945 - 1953 

9 1

Kreis Resident Officer -- 1950 

9 2

Germany -- 1945 - 1955 

9 3

American Jewish Committee on German Development -- 1949 

9 4
Box Folder

World War II 

9
Box Folder

Highlights - World War II -- n.d. 

9 5

General Marshall’s Report: Winning the War in Europe and the Pacific 

9 5

End of World War II -- n.d. 

9 7

Life Magazine September 17, 1945 

9 8

Acceptance of Germany 

9
Box Folder

 n.d. 

9 9

Organization & Personnel Planning - German Country Unit -- May 18, 1944 

9 10

Administrative Maps 

9 11
Box Folder

Provincz Hannover, Land Oldenberg, Land Bremen, Land Bayern 

9 12-14

French Military Government Publications on Germany - Various Publications 

Box Folder

Johannes Gutenberg- Universitat Mainz Auslands- und Dolmetscherinstitat in Germersheim 

10 1

Allegmogne D’Aujourd’hui, #2 1950 

10 2

Allegmogne D’Aujourd’hui, #4 1950 

10 3

Allegmogne D’Aujourd’hui, #5 May 1950 

10 4

Allegmogne D’Aujourd’hui, #6 June/July 1950 

10 5

Allegmogne D’Aujourd’hui, #7 August/September 1950 

10 6

Allegmogne D’Aujourd’hui, #8 October/November 1950 

10 7

Allegmogne D’Aujourd’hui, #9 May 1951 

10 8

Allegmogne D’Aujourd’hui, #1-3 May/June-September/October 1951 

10 9

Allegmogne D’Aujourd’hui Jan-July, 1952 

10 10

La France en Allegmagne 1947 

10 11

HICOG - Information Bulletins 1946 

Box Folder

Weekly Information Bulletin, #54, 56-57, 60 August-September 1946 

10 12

Weekly Information Bulletin, #62, 68, 73 October-December 1946 

10 13

HICOG - Information Bulletins 1947 

Box Folder

Weekly Information Bulletins #74-77 January 1947 

10 14

Weekly Information Bulletin, #78-81 February 1947 

10 15

Weekly Information Bulletin,#83-84, 86-90 March, April 1947 

10 16

Weekly Information Bulletin, #91, 93-95, 98-99 May-June 1947 

10 17

Weekly Information Bulletin, #100-104 July-August 1947 

10 18

HICOG-Information Bulletin 1948 

Box Folder

#135, 137, 140-142 May-August 1948 

10 19

#143, 146-147, 150-151 September-December 1948 

10 20

HICOG-Information Bulletin 1949 

Box Folder

#152-155 January-February 1949 

10 21

#156-158, 160-162 March-May, 1949 

10 22

#163-165 June-July 1949 

10 23

#167-171 August-December 1949 

10 24

Information Bulletin 1950 

Box Folder

 January, March, April 1950 

11 1

 May, August - September 1950 

11 2

 October-December 1950 

11 3

Information Bulletin 1951 

Box Folder

 January-March, 1951 

11 4

 April-June 1951 

11 5

 July-September, 1951 

11 6

 October-December 1951 

11 7

Information Bulletin 1952 

Box Folder

 January-March, 1952 

11 8

 April, June-August 1952 

11 9

 September-December, 1952 

11 10

 January-March 1953 

11 11

HICOG Information Bulletin--Index 

11 12
Box Folder

Reports on Germany 

11
Box Folder

 September 1949 - June 1950 

11 5

 July 1950 - March 1951 

11 6

 April 1951 - March 1952 

11 7

 September 1949 - July 1952 

11 8

Official Military Government Histories 

12
Box Folder

 1951 

12 1 - 2

 1952 

12 3 - 5

 1953 

12 6

Index and Guide -- n.d. 

12 7

Military Government Journal -- February 1948 - Summer 1949 

12 8

Early Post-World War II German Literature -- n.d. 

12 9 - 11

Orientation for Military Government Personnel -- n.d. 

12 12

Military Government Personnel, Education -- 1945 - 1947, 1949 

12 13

Society for the Prevention of World War III -- n.d. 

12 14

Miscellany 

12
Box Folder

Bon Mots -- n.d. 

12 15

Academic Freedom and Fear of Communism -- n.d. 

12 16

Nurenberg Trials -- n.d. 

13 1

Secret Trial of General Freiherr von Fritsch -- n.d. 

13 2

Nazi Propaganda (History) -- n.d. 

13 3

War Background - TimeMagazine -- n.d. 

13 4

Ideas, Reactions and Materials -- n.d. 

13 5

Arts of Administration -- n.d. 

13 6

 Aug. 26, 1949 

13 7

Germany -- August - September 1939 

13 8

World War Poems -- n.d 

13 9

Assassination Attempt -- July 20, 1944 

13 10

Publication - "The Effects of Strategic Bombing on the German War Economy" -- 1945 

13 11

Centennial Conference on International Understanding- Speeches by George Kennan January 1951 

13 12

Eurpoe Ein Plan Gegenseitiger Hife 

13 13

German Newspapers 

13 14

Die Woche Magazine April 1939 

13 15

America in World War II 

13 16

Chronicle of World Affairs- League of Nations Chronicle March 1938 

13 17

Detroit Free Press 

13 18

Detroit Free Press (2) 

13 19

Chicago Daily Tribune 

13 20

Life Magazine 

13 21

Ancient History- Life Magazine article and photographs 

13 22

New York Times Articles 

13 23

Roma Statue Souvenir Booklet 

13 24

Images de L’Occupation de Baden-Baden a’Berlin 

13 25

Speeches about Education 

13 26

Newspapers and Newspaper Clippings/ Various 

13

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Photographs 

Drawer
Photographs

People. Muelder, Milton E. 

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