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The Roy Cundiff Collection contains two items from Nazi Germany, acquired by Mr. Cundiff while he was stationed in Germany during World War II. These are a German-language edition of Mein Kampf, by Adolph Hitler, and a Nazi flag. These items were donated by Mr. Cundiff’s widow after his death in 1978.
Roy Cundiff was born in Kansas City, Kansas in 1911. He grew up in Osawatomie, Kansas, and graduated from high school there in 1931. In the 1930s Mr. Cundiff worked as a salesman. In 1939 he married Inez Grace Miner, in Fort Scott, Kansas. They had one son. He served in the US Army during World War II, achieving the rank of major. After the war, he was office manager of Merker Machine Shop in Fort Scott, and in 1957 was a rural mail carrier. Roy Cundiff passed away in 1978 at the age of 66 and is buried in the Fort Scott National Cemetery.
Military and War, Race and Gender, Social Life and Customs
German Language and Literature | History
Size of Collection
.4 linear feet
Dates of Collection
SpC MS 0402
Special Collections, Leonard H. Axe Library, "Cundiff, Roy, Collection, 1941-1945" (2023). Finding Aids. 435.