Harvard faculty and local citizens established the group after the fall of Paris in June 1940 in order to provide expertise on cultural matters during the war.

American and foreign scholars compiled information about cultural areas, monuments, and objects in Europe, and eventually their efforts contributed to the formation of the Roberts Commission.

For those names in blue, we have completed biographies, and in most instances have a photograph. However, our research continues on each of the other names for which we have varying degrees of information. In some instances, we have just a name. We appeal to the public for help in completing these biographies. Anyone with information, including photographs, should contact info@monumentsmenfoundation.org.