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Germany (nation) -- Hesse (state) -- Giessen (inhabited place)

Subject Source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
Scope Note: The city of Giessen is located on the Lahn River between the mountains of Westerwald and Vogelsberg in the state of Hessen in west-central Germany. The settlement was founded there in the 12th century when a castle was built on the site to protect three existing villages: Selters, Aster, and Kroppach. Giessen was ruled by Hesse from 1267, by Hesse-Marburg from 1567, and by Hesse-Darmstadt from1604. Surviving historic structures include the remains of the old castle, the new castle built in 1533-37, and the Schiffenberg Monastery. It boasts several educational institutions, notably the Giessen University where the famous chemist Justus von Liebig studied. Local industries include the manufacture of tobacco products, machinery, pottery, rubber, and textiles. The 2004 estimated population was 73,700.

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Kenneth Murphy Papers

Identifier: Mss 5-PH 3-PS 2-NB 1
Content Description This collection comprises of the personal papers, photographs, booklets, maps, and ephemera during the periods of time Kenneth Murphy was in the United States Military. The collection also includes the newsletters of the 11th Airborne Division Association which Murphy was vice - president of during the late 1970s. The collection is organized into 12 series based on type and subject. Series 1: Correspondence, 1942 - 1990 Series 2: Giessen Post, 1958 - 1961 Series 3: Presentations,...
Dates: 1908 - 2000