Urbain Vaes collection on the German occupation of Belgium
Held at: University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206
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Urbain Ghislain Joseph Jean Vaes (1896-1967) was a Belgian professor of business who spent most of his career at the University of Louvain/Leuven. After completing his undergraduate studies at Louvain, he received a scholarship to move to Philadelphia to study business at the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated with an MBA from the University in 1922.
The collection includes materials relating to the German occupation of Belgium, likely collected by Vaes during the war. These materials include clandestine publications critical of the occupation, propaganda leaflets dropped by the British Army in Belgium, and a selection of everyday passes and documents produced by the occupation authorities.
Gift of Urbain Vaes, circa 1922.
- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
- Finding Aid Author
- Mitch Fraas
- Finding Aid Date
- 2015 March 4
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research use.
- Use Restrictions
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