Sidney Montz World War II photograph collection Edit


LaRC Manuscripts Collection 927


  • 1945-1945 (label)
  • Date acquired: 01/01/1992 (Other)


  • 0.50 Linear Feet (Whole)


  • Scope and Contents

    This collection consists of personal photographs mounted in a scrapbook by American soldier Sidney Montz of Louisiana. A few of the photographs depict scenes in New York, Louisiana, and Texas. Subjects of war photographs in Europe include scenes of military life, living and camping quarters, posed but informal images of Montz and other soldiers, other acquaintances including women, street scenes, churches, monuments and ships; also depicted are Holocaust prisoners and victims. This collecton contains graphic images.

  • Arrangement Note

    Photographs are generally in the order of the scrapbook from which they were dismounted. A photocopy of the scrapbook pages, included in the collection, preserves the original order of the photographs, as well as informative captions written by Sidney Montz.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.

  • Physical Access Requirements

    Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

  • Source of Acquisition

    Charlie Montz.

  • Existence and Location of Originals

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  • Preferred Citation

    Sidney Montz World War II photograph collection, Manuscripts Collection 927, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans 70118.

  • Biographical or Historical Information

    A native of Garyville, Louisiana, Sidney Montz (1914-1982) served in the United States Army from 1942-1945. He was stationed in Germany as a First Lieutenant. The collection's captions reveal that during his 1945 tour of duty, he traveled to N├╝rnberg, Herzogenaurach, Le Havre, Munich, Dachau, Bamberg, and Regensbourg.

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