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Julius A. Krug Papers

 Collection — other: Box 1
Identifier: AppMs-0233

Scope and Contents

The Julius A. Krug Papers primarily consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence (original copies, carbon copies, and telegrams). Dated from 1944 to 1952, the papers include correspondence received by Julius A. Krug, Chairman of the War Production Board (October 1944-November 1945); incoming and outgoing correspondence (April 1946-November 1949) of the Office of the Secretary of the Interior during Krug's tenure; and incoming and outgoing correspondence (December 1949-April 1952) of Julius A. Krug after his resignation as Secretary of the Interior.

The correspondence includes congratulatory messages, formal invitations and responses to dinner parties and other official functions, requests for assistance with problems resulting from the evacuation of Japanese-Americans and their parents, requests from photographers and artists for the opportunity to photograph or portray the Secretary, correspondence regarding gifts, letters concerning the Secretary's interest in statehood for Hawaii, and correspondence concerning the purchase of blue fox pelts for Mrs. Krug. Krug's resignation as Secretary of the Interior with President Truman's letter of acceptance also is included.

In addition to carbon copies of letters signed by Krug, the papers also contain carbon copies of letters signed by Margaret F. Ramsey and W. H. McCrillis, secretary and special assistant, respectively to the Secretary of the Interior. The collection also contains a few personnel documents regarding Krug's service as acting Chairman of the War Production Board.

Assistant Secretary of War (1945-47), Kenneth C. Royall (1894-1971), Secretary of the Army (1947-49), and Lewis B. Schwellenbach (1894-1948), Secretary of Labor (1945-48).


  • 1944-1952


Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research.


0.25 linear feet (0.25 cubic feet in one legal-size document box)

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The folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Method of Acquisition

The Julius A. Krug Papers were donated to the Archives of Appalachia on October 4 and November 23, 1984, by Bruce McArdle, 6311 Booth Court, Kingsport, Tennessee 37663.

Separated Materials

Nine photographs have been removed from the collection and placed in the Appalachian Photographic Archives: two photographs of Julius A. Krug with unidentified members of the American Legion; two photographs of Nelson A. Rockefeller (1908-1979) and one photograph of Rockefeller and four unidentified men; and photographs of Stuart Symington (1901-1988).

Processing Information

Ed Speer completed processing and the papers were opened for research in November 1988.

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA