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Grohs Family Papers

Identifier: RB-8013

Scope and Contents

This collection includes items created by members of the Grohs family, with the majority relating to Lothar Grohs, and is in both German and English languages. In Germany, the surname was spelled "Gross."

There are six letters written in German by members of the family, mainly Julius Gross. English translations were provided by Peter Petschauer. There is a wedding telegram book compiled to commemorate the wedding of Julius Gross and Clara Lonnerstadter in 1909. The original is fragile, and researchers are asked to use the printed facsimile or the digitized version (see Box 1 Folder 3 for link). Additionally, there are items collected by Lothar Grohs while serving in the U. S. Army's Counter Intelligence Corps during World War II, such as postcards of European cities, sites, and landmarks, ephemera, and items with Hitler's image on them. There is also a foreign currency collection, which includes currency notes printed for use at Theresienstadt. There is also a typescript of journal entries made by Grohs in August 1945, one entry discusses a war crime trial he attended at Dachau. Other Grohs family items are photographs, naturalization papers, and copies of marriage and birth records.


  • 1909-1945, 2011, 2015


Conditions Governing Access

The materials from Appalachian State University Libraries' Special Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The nature of these collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. As a result, the user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Conditions Governing Use

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the Appalachian State University assumes no responsibility.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Denise Grohs

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository