Dr. Billy Ross, the chair of the School of Mass Communications at Texas Tech University, and a Mass Communications faculty member, Richard Schroeder, went to Pueblo, Colorado, to film World War II art works which were supposed to be returned to Germany. Ross received permission from the U. S. Army to film the works. Ross wrote down the documentation information that went with each art work while Schroeder did the photography work.

Donated by Dr. Billy Ross, the collection consists of negatives and slides on German World War II art.

Numerous acronyms were listed in the information sheets in this collection with little to no explanation of what they stood for. The only ones diphered are believed to stand for the following: OKW PK = Oberkommando der Wehrmacht Propaganda Kompanie and HDK = Haus der Deutschen Kunst or Haus of the German Art.

Please note the dates of this collection, 1889-1980, reflect the dates on the works of art, not the dates of when the works were photographed by Ross and Schroeder.

Many of the scanned negatives were either lightened slightly or had their color adjusted slightly in order to improve the digital image for online viewing.

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