The History of American Information Control

in

Germany (1944-1948)


Primary Documents

The photographic images I collected of the Black, White, Gray Lists from the National Archives and Records Administration (College Park, Maryland) are available by clicking on the above link.

The "Black, Grey, White List" Databases (A link to the actual databases may be found at the bottom of this page).

The White, Grey, Black Lists already entered represent:

  • October 1945 (1326 Names)
  • December 1945 (724 Names)
  • April 1946 (3479 Names)
  • June 1946 (1352 Names)
  • August 1946 (5373 Names)
  • November 1946 (2528 Names)
  • March 1947 (3369 Names)
  • The total names, duplicates included, is 18151.
  • Of these approximately 12000 are non-duplicates.

Basic Statistics:

Of those for whom a profession could be determined the professional area break-down as follows:

Actor 1063
Dissemination*  890
Film Production 349
Misc** 313
Music Leadership 449
Musician 5018
Newspaper Production 1324
Production*** 188
Publishing 1715
Radio Production 483
Theater Production 1642
Variety Theater 851
Writer 1634
Total 15919

Notes: *  Dissemination included librarians, film theater support (cleaning, ticket takers etc.), booksellers and such. ** Misc. included people who were simply listed as something like "artist" where is was really unclear as to what their profession was. *** Production included people who ran printing presses and the machinery that allowed cultural material to be produced.

 

 WA

 WB

 GA

 GU

 B

 Unk.

Total

Entries

 619

2335

1520

907

2364 

 52

 7797

Average Age

 46.1

 40.3

 37.9

 43.1

45.4

 44.2

 41.8

Editors

124

136 

87

91 

224 

 2

664 

Actors 69 324 241 148 276 5 1063
Dissemination 62 320 152 120 185 1 840
Film Production 20 70 45 32 192 1 360
Misc. 54 209 89 65 112 5 534
Music Leadership 12 103 70 64 178 1 428

Musician

289

1515 

1479

967

922

25 

5197 

Newspaper Prod. 274 292 177 134 499 13 1389
Production 20 41 16 24 87 0 188
Propaganda 2 4 6 10 223 2 247
Publisher 550 411 154 227 368 5 1715
Radio Leadership 3 11 5 5 30 1 55
Radio Production 80 65 82 64 134 0 425
Theatre Production 176 689 248 188 337 8 1646
Variety Performer 23 300 126 36 45 1 531
Variety Production 19 197 50 17 34 2 319
Writer 223 420 263 179 541 8 1634

Under 20

% of Class

% of Age

4

0.55%

2%

128

9.01%

58.72%

64

4.65%

29.36%

18

1.54%

8.26%

4

0.3%

1.83%

 

 218

   

2.67%

Ages 20-29

% of Class

% of Age

79

10.99%

5.88%

525

36.97%

39.06%

487

35.39%

36.24%

155

13.24%

11.53%

98

7.28%

7.29%

 

1344

   

16.48%

Ages 30-39

% of Class

% of Age

 194

26.98%

9.92%

718

50.56%

36.73%

 446

32.41%

22.81%

289

24.68%

14.78%

308

22.88%

15.75%

 

1955

   

23.97%

Ages 40-49

% of Class

% of Age

322

44.78%

13.88%

 743

52.32%

32.03%

436

31.69%

18.79%

339

28.95%

14.61%

480

35.66%

20.69%

 

2320

28.44%

Ages 50-59

% of Class

% of Age

239

33.24%

16.18%

 452

31.83%

30.60%

263

19.11%

17.81%

228

19.47%

15.44%

295

21.92%

19.97%

 

1477

18.11%

Age 60-69

% of Class

% of Age

125

17.39%

17.73%

 218

15.35%

30.92%

105

7.83%

14.89%

121

10.33%

17.16%

136

10.10%

19.29%

 

705

   

8.64%

Age 70+

% of Class

% of Age

22

3.06%

15.94%

49

3.45%

35.51%

21

1.53%

15.22%

21

1.79%

15.22%

25

1.86%

18.12%

138

1.69

Totals

985

12.08%

2833

34.73%

1822

22.34%

1171

14.36%

1346

16.50%

8157

             
 

Updated September 16, 2017

Copyright Erwin Warkentin 2013

Memorial University of Newfoundland