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Austro-Hungarian and German diplomatic correspondence, 1914-1951

 Collection
Identifier: 1983-009

Scope and Contents

Contains "Denkschrift ueber die funkueberwachung ihre auswertung", by Andreas Figl. The second section is coded Austro-Hungarian correspondence between the Austro-Hungarian Foreign minister and his ambassadors to Germany, United Kingdom, and Russia, as well as "Otto". The third section includes coded and clear correspondence from a "Dr. Eiswalt"; The German Chancellor; the German foreign minister; a minister in Belgrade; the German ambassador to London; "Quadt", "Waldburg", "Wedel", Ambassador to Italy, Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire. The fourth section contains coded and clear correspondence between the Trade ministry and the Austro-Hungarian National Bank, the Finance ministry, the War ministry, Austro-Hungarian Consulate in Switzerland. The fifth section is coded and clear correspondence between the Austro-Hungarian Foreign minister and his ambassadors to Germany, "Weisner", the Austro-Hungarian ambassador to Italy, "Geisl". The sixth section is coded and clear correspondence between the war ministry and various military commands. The seventh is coded messages from the various Austro-Hungarian ambassadors.

Dates

  • 1914 - 1951

Creator

Language

These materials are in German, and many are in a cipher.

Access

This material is freely available to any registered patron.

Use and Copyright

This material is owned by the University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections. Although there is no longer any copyright on this material, however, permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from both the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Andreas Figl (1873-1967) founded Austrian cryptanalysis in the years before World War I and led it to great successes during that conflict. He wrote a standard work on cryptography that was published in 1926, a study of cryptanalysis that the Austrian government kept from being published, and a memoir of his work during World War I. During World War II, he was drafted into doing cryptanalysis for Nazi Germany but served only 18 months in Berlin before being released.

Extent

1 Linear Feet : 1 box. [1], 13, [1] p.; 433 leaves.

Physical Location

D505 .A87 1914 Ovrsz

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift from John H. Waite via Normal L. Hess (January 1983)
Title
Austro-Hungarian and German diplomatic correnspondence, 1914-1951
Status
Completed
Author
Milissa Burkart
Date
1989-05
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections & University Archives Repository

Contact:
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