Manuscript Collections

Otto Kuehn Family Papers

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The Otto Kuehn Family Papers were collected by Dr. Bernhard L. Hormann, professor of Sociology at the University of Hawai'i. Dr. Hormann provided a home for the two sons of Otto and Freidel Kuehn during at least part of the time the Kuehns lived in incarceration on Sand Island. Dr. Hormann donated the papers to the Hawai'i War Records Depository in 1981.

The Otto Kuehn Family Papers contain three parts plus an introductory essay by Dr. Bernhard Hormann.

  • Part one, labeled “Otto Kuehn,” contains correspondence between Otto Kuehn and Bernhard Hormann plus a newspaper clipping.
  • Part two, labeled “Hans Joachim (Bubchen) Kuehn,” contains letters written to or about Hans, the younger son of Otto and Freidel Kuehn during the time Hans stayed with the Hormann family. These letters are written by Freidel Kuehn and by her daughter, Mrs. Ruth Moore, nee Kuehn, both of whom were interned at Sand Island.
  • Part three, labeled “Eberhard Kuehn,” contains parole documents on Eberhard Kuehn, the older son of Otto and Friedel Kuehn, and correspondence from Eberhard to Hormann during Eberhard's tour of duty in the United States army.

Photocopying of this collection is prohibited.

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