At U.S. Military Tribunal III in Nürnberg (August 1947- July 1948), Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach and eleven other officials of the Krupp steel and armament manufacturer stood trial for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Eleven were convicted of deportation, exploitation, and abuse of slave labor. Krupp officials forced approximately 100,000 women, men, and children to work under appalling conditions. The documents in this collection belonged to the tribunal’s presiding judge, Hu C. Anderson, of Jackson, Tennessee.

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About the Collection

Boxes from the Nürnberg Krupp Trial Papers of Judge Hu C. Anderson This collection of fifty archival boxes of Judge Hu C. Anderson’s personal trial papers, stored in the Vanderbilt University Law Library, represent his experience as presiding judge of subsequent Nürnberg Trial 10, formally known as Military Tribunal III: the United States of America vs. Alfried Felix Alwyn Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, et al. Comprehensive in nature, the collection includes the daily transcript of proceedings in the courtroom and before the commissioner, prosecution and defense documents and briefs, judgment and sentencing, and Judge Anderson’s legal research. Additional materials include the judge’s notes about the trial, his personal correspondence, and legal documents from other Nürnberg trials.

Finding Aid

A finding aid is a document that provides information about an archival collection, including size in linear feet, scope, condition of materials, and a detailed description of contents. Jennifer Alexander prepared this 2016 finding aid for the Nürnberg Krupp Trial Papers of Judge Hu C. Anderson (1890-1953).

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About the Project

The Vanderbilt Law Library, in collaboration with Vanderbilt University Libraries, is digitizing the Nürnberg Krupp Trial Papers of Judge Hu C. Anderson (1890-1953). When the project is complete, all of Judge Anderson’s collection—approximately 16.7 linear feet of archival materials—will be accessible and searchable online.

Many individuals have contributed to this project. Law Systems Librarian Linda Tesar first began to organize, catalogue and archive the collection in 2005. Her work was supported by Library Services Assistant Larry Koontz. In 2009, Digital Services Law Library Assistant Stephen Jackson began working with the Krupp collection. Mr. Jackson continues to devote time and energy to advancing the project.

In 2016, the Law Library partnered with Vanderbilt University Libraries to hire a Library Dean’s Fellow, doctoral student Jennifer Alexander. During her two semesters of work on the project, she researched the Krupp case, verified the archive's contents, and developed the finding aid. Ms. Alexander also created a physical exhibit for the Vanderbilt Central Library and developed the website. Associate Director of Special Collections Kathy Smith and Research Services Law Librarian Deborah Schander provided logistical support and mentorship. Director of Special Projects Celia Walker managed the Library Dean’s Fellow Program and supervised the library exhibit. Carla Beals, Coordinator of Digital Exhibits and Projects, and librarian Jodie Gambill offered their technical expertise to help develop the Krupp database and website. Interim Dean of University Libraries Joseph Combs and Jason Sowards, Associate Director for Public Services of the Law Library, coordinated efforts between the Law Library and the University Libraries to get the project off the ground. Mary Prince, Associate Director of the Law Library, worked behind the scenes and shared advice, encouragement, and office supplies. In 2016, the project was funded in part by an anonymous donor’s generous financial contribution to the Library Dean’s Fellows program.