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Alma Schmidt Petersen papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Petersen
Abstract Correspondence of Alma Schmidt Petersen of Chicago to her parents (Emma Seipp Schmidt and Dr. Otto L. Schmidt) while on tours of European, Canadian and American spas and vacation sites, and at Mt. Vernon Seminary, 1913-1914. Also letters from various Seipp family members in Germany in 1914, and from a German soldier-admirer, 1914-1915. Topics include attitudes toward the impending war in Europe, the treatment of chronic illness, and the school and vacation experiences of a well-off young...
Dates: 1909-1988; Majority of material found within 1911-1985

Barkhausen family papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-074

Small collection of family documents, all in German, relating to the Barkhausen family of Mequon, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. Includes correspondence, 1854-1862, a small notebook, ca. 1857-1872, and an account book, 1888-1889.

Dates: 1854-1889

Ben Hecht papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Hecht

Works, correspondence, and papers of novelist, playwright, and screenwriter Ben Hecht, and also papers of his wife Rose Caylor Hecht (novelist) and daughter Jenny Hecht (actress).

Dates: 1879-1983

Bernhard Ziehn papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Ziehn
Abstract Manuscript and printed music, correspondence, writings, clippings, photographs, and memorabilia of this Chicago music theorist, teacher, and critic. The German-born Ziehn taught such notables as Grace Chadbourne and John Alden Carpenter and also wrote textbooks on harmony and composition; he was known for his original and unorthodox musical views. Music includes Ziehn's own works in addition to works of other composers, often with Ziehn's manuscript notes. Correspondence includes letters...
Dates: approximately 1880-1950

Charles Saeltzer papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Saeltzer
Abstract Correspondence, certificates, vouchers, orders, muster rolls, and a diary belonging to Charles Saeltzer of Mansfield, Ohio, dated between 1846 and 1865, and documenting his training and certification as a teacher, both in Germany and Ohio, and his service as a member of the 10th Ohio Cavalry Regiment during the Civil War. Most of Saeltzer's early papers are his teacher certifications from the German government, dated between 1846 and 1853; similar certifications from the state of Ohio are...
Dates: 1846-1865; Majority of material found within 1864 - 1865

Count Harry Kessler letters

Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-Kess
Abstract Designer, publisher and patron of fine press printing. His first book was the Notizen über Mexico (1898). After founding the Cranach Press at Weimar in 1913, he commissioned type designs from Edward Johnston and a book version of Gordon Craig's staging of Hamlet with designs by Craig. Incoming correspondence, largely in English, with a small number of drafts or carbon copies of outgoing letters. Included are letters from Sidney Cockerell, Edward Gordon Craig, Eric Gill, Edward Johnston,...
Dates: 1898-1937

David C. Meyer collection of letterheads and stationery

Identifier: Case Wing-NC1002-L47 D38

Collection of letterheads and stationery from David C. Meyer, owner of Meyerbooks and its imprint David Meyer Magic Books. Collection consists of single sheet letterheads, envelopes, stationery packets, and advertising materials originally issued by hotels, businesses, organizations, and performers.

Dates: 1861? to approximately 2013; Majority of material found within 1915 - 2000

Elaine Madlener papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Madlener

Research material for a biography of Herbert von Karajan and material on autograph collecting gathered by Elaine Madlener, Chicago philanthropist and socialite. Material related to Madlener’s Grant Hospital committee work for two benefit performances by Karajan in 1955 and 1965, and manuscripts by British author Charles Langbridge Morgan.

Dates: 1916-1966; Majority of material found within 1944-1965

Emma Meier Rupp papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Rupp

Civil War diary of Emma Meier, who either worked for or was a relative of an unknown store owner with Southern sympathies in Brunswick, Missouri, together with fifty-four letters, 1861-1864, written to her by Adolph Rupp, a Union soldier serving in Company H, 18th Infantry Regiment, Missouri Volunteers. Rupp wrote from St. Louis, and various locations in Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia. All the letters are in German, with place locations and personal names recorded in English.

Dates: 1861-1864

Fannie Bloomfield Zeisler and Sigmund Zeisler papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Zeisler
Abstract Correspondence to and from pianist Fannie Bloomfield Zeisler, Sigmund Zeisler, their sons Ernest, Leonard and Paul, and relatives and friends; also, miscellaneous material relating to Fannie Bloomfield Zeisler's life and musical career, including a biography of Fannie Zeisler written by her husband Sigmund; works of Sigmund Zeisler relating to his legal career and involvement in the Haymarket riots of 1886; also assorted memorabilia of Fannie Zeisler and the Zeisler family, photographs of...
Dates: 1869-1981; Majority of material found within 1883-1931

Felix Borowski Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Borowski
Abstract Correspondence, writings, photographs, sound recordings, clippings scrapbooks, and some biographical material documenting the life of Felix Borowski, Chicago composer, musicologist, critic for the Chicago Evening Post and Herald, and music bibliographer for the Newberry Library. The papers include letters from prominent American and European composers such as Mili Balakirev, Edvard Grieg, Paul Hindemith, John Alden Carpenter,...
Dates: 1841-1995; Majority of material found within 1896 - 1956

Frederick A. Stock Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Stock

Incoming correspondence to Frederick A. Stock, second conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Also photographs of Stock rehearsing at Interlochen Music Camp, early 1940s.

Dates: 1904-1940s

George Salter papers

Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-Salter
Abstract Prominent German-American calligrapher and one of the most admired designers of book jackets in the United States. Papers consist chiefly of art work, correspondence, contracts, and printed materials relating to design projects executed in New York along with earlier German design projects. Also includes correspondence with American and German colleagues (some in German), most notably Walter Brudi, Kurt Schauer, E.F.H Schneidler, and Jeanyee Wong; drafts of articles by Salter; papers...
Dates: 1919-1980

Gertrude Lueneburg Carrier prayer card collection

Identifier: Case Wing folio-BX4651.2-C37-1919

Collection of 289 religious items, consisting primarily of holy cards, as well as memorial cards, calendars of feast days, prayer booklets, and thank you cards from Europe, Japan, and the United States, produced between 1919 and approximately 1980.

Dates: 1919 to approximately 1980

Hermann Raster papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Raster

Correspondence and other materials pertaining to the life of German immigrant "Forty-Eighter," Hermann Raster, and his work as editor of the Illinois Staats-Zeitung.

Dates: 1849-1940; Majority of material found within 1860-1891

Höfeln Family Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Höfeln

Chiefly letters from Germany to Charlotte Fischer, both before and after her emigration to Illinois in 1851 and her marriage to Andreas von Höfeln in 1852. Also includes correspondence with their son, Alexander Andrew Heflin, who worked for railroads in Kansas, and between Heflin and his wife, teacher Jessie Beathard Heflin.

Dates: 1831-1897

Hoffmann family papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Hoffmann

Correspondence and documents relating to the immigrant Hoffmann family, especially John A. Hoffmann of Illinois and Franz Joseph Hoffmann in Dubuque, Iowa. By 1901, the family had established a feed and fuel company in Wilmette, Illinois.

Dates: approximately 1789-1901

House of David pamphlets and ephemera

Identifier: Midwest-MS-House

Collection of printed pamphlets and ephemera, ca. 1906 to ca. 1970, relating to the House of David and Mary’s City of David religious colonies in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Features a variety of topics, including religious beliefs, court cases, and vegetarian recipes.

Dates: approximately 1906 to approximately 1970; Majority of material found within 1912 - 1963

Jack Fuller papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-FullerJ

The literary and journalistic works, correspondence, and personal materials of Chicago journalist and novelist Jack Fuller.

Dates: 1850-2016; Majority of material found within 1951-2009

James and Josie Tomes travel collection

Identifier: Maps-Tomes

Collection of maps and travel ephemera related to the travels of James and Josie Tomes. Material covers Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America, with most material on Europe and North America. Also includes material related to James Tomes’ genealogy research, much of which required travel in the United States and Europe.

Dates: 1928-2008; Majority of material found within 1980-2000

James Ferdinand Mallinckrodt Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Mallinckrodt

Personal journals and letter books of James Ferdinand Mallinckrodt (1842-1925), a German American solider, author, printer, and businessman. Materials provide a detailed look at life in St. Louis, Missouri, between 1864 and 1915, and Salt Lake City, Utah, between 1915 and 1924. Also includes materials from Mallinckrodt’s mother, brother, and nephew.

Dates: 1837-1939; Majority of material found within 1864 - 1924

John E. Rothensteiner papers

Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-Roth
Abstract Parish priest in Fredericktown and St. Louis, Missouri; born in 1860, ordained in 1884, raised to the monsignorate in 1934. Notebooks, literary manuscripts, clippings, correspondence, greeting cards and other printed ephemera. Includes material concerning Rothensteiner's work as a Catholic parish priest in Missouri, historian and censor librorum, poet, essayist and journalist. Some published works and correspondence in German are provided with translations by Sister Callista Campion, author...
Dates: 1880-1940

John M. Wing Foundation printing ephemera collection

Identifier: Wing-Ephemera-File

Printed ephemera from a variety of companies, organizations, and individuals, mostly concerned with printing, publishing, graphic design, and related book arts. Geographic coverage includes North America, Great Britain, Europe and East Asia.

Dates: approximately 1750-ongoing; Majority of material found within 1900-1999

Max Schlund papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Schlund
Abstract Diary, 1862-1865, kept in German by Max Schlund during the period of his Civil War service, representing a very complete account of the 82nd Regiment's action from its inception until the end of the war. Schlund includes detailed descriptions of battles and marches including Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Knoxville campaign, the Atlanta campaign (Resaca, Cassville, Dallas, Kenesaw Mountain, Peach Tree Creek), the occupation of Atlanta, the march through Georgia to Savannah, and the...
Dates: 1862-1865

Meisterschule für das graphische Gewerbe zu Leipzig Collection of Ephemera

Identifier: Case Wing-oversize-ZA 3 .498

A collection of 179 miscellaneous specimens of work executed at the Meisterschule für das Graphische Gewerbe zu Leipzig, including booklets, broadsides, school announcements, commercial advertisements, and book jackets. Creation dates range from approximately 1920 to approximately 1938.

Dates: approximately 1920 to approximately 1938; Majority of material found within 1936 - 1938

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Thomas, Rose Fay, 1852-1929 2
Thomas, Theodore, 1835-1905 2
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. 1
Aliquando Press 1
American Institute of Graphic Arts 1
American Type Founders Company 1
Amsterdam Continental Types and Graphic Equipment 1
Anderson, Margaret C. 1
Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941 1
Andrews, Nelson, Whitehead (Firm) 1
Antheil, George, 1900-1959 1
Arliss, George, 1868-1946 1
Armitage, Walter J. 1
Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company 1
Axelrod, Mark 1
Bach, Ed. 1
Backhaus, Wilhelm, 1884-1969 1
Balakirev, Miliĭ Alekseevich, 1837-1910 1
Barkhausen, August, 1818-1899 1
Bauersche Giesserei 1
Beach, Amy, 1867-1944 1
Beck, Bruce, 1916-2009 1
Begin, Menachem, 1913-1992 1
Berliner Philharmoniker 1
Berthold Type Foundry 1
Best Western Hotels (Firm) 1
Bibliotheca Wittockiana 1
Bickham, George, 1706?-1771 1
Bloomfield-Zeisler, Fannie, 1863-1927 1
Bodenheim, Maxwell, 1893-1954 1
Book Jacket Designers Guild 1
Booklyn Artists Alliance 1
Borowski, Elsa 1
Borowski, Felix, 1872-1956 1
Boulanger, Nadia 1
Brachvogel, Udo, 1835-1913 1
Brahms, Johannes, 1833-1897 1
Bremer Presse 1
Brent, Stuart 1
Bridgman, Laura Dewey, 1829-1889 1
Brighton Press 1
Brockton (Mass.). Police Department 1
Brudi, Walter 1
Bruns, Friedrich, 1878-1961 1
Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925 1
Burnham, Daniel Hudson, 1846-1912 1
Busoni, Ferruccio, 1866-1924 1
Campbell, Robert, active 20th century 1
Campion, Mary Callista, Sister, B.V.M., 1891- 1
Carlier, Emile 1
Carrier, Gertrude Lueneburg, 1902-1991 1
Carver, Art 1
Catholic Church 1
Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Saint Louis (Mo.) 1
Caylor, Rose 1
Centro del bel libro (Ascona, Switzerland) 1
Chadwick, G. W. (George Whitefield), 1854-1931 1
Challenge Machinery Company 1
Chambers, John, 1850- 1
Champion International Corporation 1
Chapellerie du Jockey Club 1
Chicago Committee to Aid Victims of German Fascism 1
Chicago Daily Journal 1
Chicago Daily News, Inc. 1
Chicago Musical College 1
Chicago Tribune (Firm) 1
Closterman, John, 1656-1711 or 1713 1
Cocker, Edward, 1631-1675 1
Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962 1
Cole, Chick 1
Commonwealth Rescue League (Upton, Mass.) 1
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art 1
Coppenol, Lieven Willemsz, 1598-1667 or 1668 1
Covert, Geo. L. 1
Craig, Edward Gordon, 1872-1966 1
Cranach Presse 1
Crane (Firm) 1
Curt Teich Postcard Archives Collection (Newberry Library) 1
Damrosch, Leopold, 1832-1885 1
Damrosch, Walter, 1862-1950 1
Detterer, Ernst Frederick, 1888-1947 1
Dettmer, Roger 1
Dimitrov, Blagoĭ 1
Dimitrov, Georgi, 1882-1949 1
Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1
Dvořák, Antonín, 1841-1904 1
Dympna, Saint 1
ELM Press 1
Eastern Corporation (Bangor, Me.) 1
Edwards, V., Cap. 1
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