Historical Boys' Organization Uniforms: Information and Tools


Figure 1.--The NAZI Hitller Youth movement adopted many of the programs and uniform items from the Boy Scouts and Wandervogel. Notice the kerchiefs thd boys wore without butooning their shirts. Also notice the short sleeved shirt that appears to have long sleeves sewed on. All three boys wear belts with shoulder attachments. Their belts have the Hitler Youth single lighting bolt symbol called a 'sieg rune' or victory rune.

HBU has several sections providing information on the sites or tools to research the subject of boys' uniformed groups. Here we are building a bilbliography of sources we have found useful or hope to access in oor continuing research. Here is a bibliography with information on boys' youth organizations. There is a wealth of material published on Scouting, but less material on other groups. In addition, much of the available scholarship is American or British. HBU had noted pertinent works on specific pages, but will collect the various sources here. We explain how to contrinute information to our site. If you have found HBU of interest, one reason is that outr readers have helped build this site. Please help us build this site into a useful resource for information about youth group uniforms. HBU has received quite a number of questions about our website. The answers to Frequently Asked Questions about our site are posted here. Feel free to ask any questions you might have. These are questions about the site itself and not the details of group uniforms which are provide under the "Question" section below. HBU is an English language site. As we are collecting information on youth groups around the world, we thought it might be useful to collect information on foreign language terms associated with youth gtoups. Some of these terms will vary among countries as languages like English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish are languages spoken in several different countries. Many youth groups have sponsored publications. We have very limited information on those publications. Here we hope to acquire more information. HBU has received a variety of inquiries from a wide variety of readers. The questions often highlight interesting observations are lead HBU to needed avenues of investigation. The information and images we have collected has proven useful to historians, school groupers, Scouters, costume designers, play costumers, and many others.

Bibliography

Here is a bibliography with information on boys' youth organizations. There is a wealth of material published on Scouting, but less material on other groups. In addition, much of the available scholarship is American or British. HBU had noted pertinent works on specific pages, but will collect the various sources here.

Contributions

Here we explain how to contrinute information to our site. If you have found HBU of interest, one reason is that outr readers have helped build this site. Please help us build this site into a useful resource for information about youth group uniforms.

FAQs

HBU has received quite a number of questions about our website. The answers to Frequently Asked Questions about our site are posted here. Feel free to ask any questions you might have. These are questions about the site itself and not the details of group uniforms which are provide under the "Question" section below.

Foreign language terms

HBU is an English language site. As we are collecting information on youth groups around the world, we thought it might be useful to collect information on foreign language terms associated with youth gtoups. Some of these terms will vary among countries as languages like English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish are languages spoken in several different countries. We will cover these terms in the country pages, but here we will persue the basic language terms.

Publications

Many youth groups have sponsored publications. We have very limited information on those publicions. The two best known publications are Scouting, the British Scout magazine, and Boys' Life, the American Scouting magazine. There have of course been many more such magazines, but we are just beginning to collect information on them. Besides monthly and under periodical magazines there have been all sort pf pampflets, instructional, and guide books.

Unknown Images

HBU has received some images that it can not identify to be able to plac in the site. In some cases unformation is not available on the country, date, type of organzation, or other factors. HBU will place those images here. Readers are encouraged to view these images and submit any insights that you might have.

Questions

HBU has received a variety of inquiries from a wide variety of readers. The questions often highlight interesting observations are lead HBU to needed avenues of investigation. The information and images we have collected has proven useful to historians, school groupers, Scouters, costume designers, play costumers, and many others. Click here to see a selection of the questions that have been asked HBU as well as who is using this information.








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