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Series 2: Family Documents, 1791-2015


  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents note

Contains a wide array of government records (primarily birth, marriage, and death certificates), news clippings and obituaries, estate and other financial records, as well as personal ephemera. Several folders contain material related to Beatrice Maud (Michell) Knowles and her work as the president of American Mothers. Knowles’s address to Congress on behalf of the group and her accusations of libelous content regarding her activism in Arthur Derounian’s 1943 book Under Cover (written under pseudonym John Roy Carlson) are also included.


  • 1791-2015

Conditions Governing Access

The Loren M. Knowles family papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).

Arrangement note

The series is arranged alphabetically by family member name and item description. Balzhäuser and Kauffman family materials (including Kaechle and Pohl) are grouped together and filed under Balzhäuser.


Repository Details

Part of the The Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts Repository

60 West Walton Street
Chicago Illinois 60610 United States