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Department of History

Digital History Projects

The Gantt Collection

Palace of Justice, Nuremberg, during the arraignment of former SS officials, March 1947.

Palace of Justice, Nuremberg, during the arraignment of former SS officials, March 1947.

Towson University holds the papers of Nuremberg prosecutor Paul Hawkins Gantt. The Department of History, in collaboration with the Towson University Archives, has committed to bring Mr. Gantt's private and public papers to a larger learning public. We have initiated the digitization and conservation of Mr. Gantt’s papers to ensure that they will survive for generations to come. As the conservation and organization of the papers continues, we will publish important portions of the Gantt Collection with the intention of eventually bringing the entire collection online.

Mr. Gantt's papers represent a small but significant part of a national treasure that documents a high point in the history of United States jurisprudence and the evolution of international law. As university researchers, we are developing finding aids for professional legal scholars and historians, teaching tools for university educators and importantly, educational training for high school and middle school teachers so that they may enhance their social science curriculum with lesson plans on topics that include:

  • International Human Rights
  • International Law
  • Genocide
  • Crimes Against Humanity
  • Waging War of Aggression
  • World War II

Department of History
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Phone: 410-704-2923
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E-mail: hist@towson.edu

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