German-American Heritage Archives

Accession Number:  1990:02
Location:  RB-M
Dates:  1875-2003
Size:  3 legal Hollingers, 3 slim Hollingers; 1 small flat box; 2.0 cubic feet
Creator/Collector:  German-American Heritage Society of St. Louis
Acquisition info:  Collection given to SLPL as a housing location for the German-American Heritage Society
Accruals:  Occasional
Custodial history:  Collection created by the German-American Heritage Society of St. Louis to be housed at and maintained by SLPL
Language:  English and German
Processed by:  Reprocessed by Melissa Miller, May 2017
Conservation notes:  Items placed in acid-free folders, sleeves, and tissue paper; photocopies housed in the Genealogy Room
Scope and Content:  The collection contains the archives of the German-American Heritage Society as well as other items accumulated by the Society
Arrangement:  The collection is arranged topically then either chronologically or alphabetically within the boxes
Restrictions:  No restrictions
Remarks:  No remarks

German-American Heritage Archives
1875-2003
3 legal Hollingers, 3 slim Hollingers; 1 small flat box
2.0 cubic feet

Box/Folder Title
 1/1  Finding Aid
 1/2  Hymnal; Frohe Botschaft; Basel, Switzerland: CF Spittler, 1875; belonging to Amelia M. Trager; in German
 1/3  Hymnal; Polyhymnia; Evansville, Indiana: Carl L. Chr. Runck, 1881; belonging to PK; in German
 1/4  Hymnal; Tempelklaenge; Philadelphia: Schaefer & Koradi, 1886; belonging to Mollie; in German
 1/5  Hymnal; Cantate; St. Charles, Missouri: Rev. R. Wobus, 1888; belonging to St. Paul’s German Evangelical Church, 1814 S. 9th St., St. Louis; in German
 1/6  Hymnal; Die Palme No.3; Chicago: Meyer & Brother, 1896; belonging to St. Paul’s German Evangelical Church, 1814 S. 9th St., St. Louis; in German
 1/7  Hymnal; Festsänger; Stillwater, Minnesota: George Kessel, 1903; belonging to St. Paul’s German Evangelical Church, 1814 S. 9th St., St. Louis; in German
 2/1  Hymnal; Gesangbuch der Evangelischen Kirche; St. Louis: Eden Publishing House, 1908; in German
 2/2  Hymnal; Gesangbuch der Evangelischen Kirche; St. Louis: Eden Publishing House, 1909; burgundy cover; in German
 2/3  Hymnal; Gesangbuch der Evangelischen Kirche; St. Louis: Eden Publishing House, 1909; belonging to St. Paul Evangelical Church of St. Louis; black cover; in German
 2/4  Hymnal supplement; belonging to St. Paul’s German Evangelical Church, 1814 S. 9th St., St. Louis; in German
 2/5  Hymnal; missing pages; in German
 2/6  St. Peter’s Cemetery history; compiled by Shirley Wotawa; Lucas and Hunt, St. Louis; 1996
 3/1  Archives: speech transcript, lapel pin, invitation
 3/2  Articles of Incorporation (2)
 3/3  Book of Memories list of names; January 1991
 3/4  Conference Reports; July 1991-February 1992
 3/5  Correspondence; March 1990-November 1996
 3/6  Der Maibaum Newsletter; Spring-August 1993
 3/7  Executive Committee Meetings; July 1991-September 1993
 3/8  Invitations; December 1990-December 2003
 3/9  Membership Lists; April 1991-March 1997
 3/10  Minutes; September 1990-July 1998
 3/11 Miscellaneous Items:
-Ambassador Jürgen Ruhfus speech transcript; 2 March 1990
-“The Contribution of German Immigrants to American Agriculture” speech transcript
-Memos; 7 November 1997
-Glen Holt speech transcript; 17 May 1997
-Speech transcript with table seating assignments
-Directions to Sam and Pat Hopmeier’s Home
-Board of Directors list; 2000-2001
-Advisory Board list; 2000-2001
-German American Day announcement
-Carl Schurz Heritage Award certificate to Glen Holt; 4 March 1994
-Family history list
-Mit Freundlichen Grüþen business card and photograph
-“Klaus-Jürgen Hedrich MdB Funktionen und Mitgliedschaften” outline; December 1990; in German
-“Do You Know Germany?” packet of information
-Poem “Saint Louis-Stuttgart Linden Trees” by Eberhard W. Gress; 24 February 1991
-Gabriele von Malsen-Tilborch business card
 3/12  Newsletters; December 1992-Winter 2004
 3/13 Newspaper Clippings:
-Der Deutsch-Amerikaner issue; April 1990
-“Scouts Sell Historic Flags”; June 1990
-“German-American Society Celebrates ‘Neu Jahr,’ Archives”; Citizen Journal; 13 January 1991
-“Rediscovering German Roots”; St. Louis Post-Dispatch; 4 March 1991
-Deutsch-Amerikaner issue; April 1991
-“Funds Strand Area Exhibit in Washington”; St. Louis Post-Dispatch; 31 May 1991
“I Have No Daughter”; West End/Clayton Word; 14 November 1991
-“German-American Settlers Write Home”; Wall Street Journal; 18 December 1991
-The German-American Journal issue; February 1992
-“Liberty’s Trail”; St. Louis Post-Dispatch; 30 March 1992
-“Our Great German-Americans: George S. Hecker”; German American Journal; March 1994
-“German Foundry’s Ties to St. Louis”; St. Louis Post-Dispatch; 19 February 1995
-“Old Country Visitors Give Statues Here a Once-Over”; St. Louis Post-Dispatch; 14 June 1995
-“German Winefest Brings Consul’s Best to Clubbers”; The Press Club Newsletter
 3/14  Programs; March 1991-October 2002
3/15 Publications:
-Willkommen brochure (2)
-Wir Laden Sie Ein! brochure; 1988
-Map guide to German-American Heritage of St. Louis (2)
-German-American Heritage Reading List brochure (4)
-The German-American Heritage of St. Louis: A Guide; 1991 (3)
-The German-American Heritage Archives at St. Louis Public Library; September 1990 (3)
-Kolping Society; in German
 3/16  Rowan Report; June 1990
 4/1  William A. Buddecke letters; April-July 1917
 4/2  William A. Buddecke letters; August-December 1917
 4/3  William A. Buddecke letters; 1918
 4/4  William A. Buddecke letters; 1919
 5/1  Fieser letters synopsis
 5/2  Fieser letters, original; in German
 5/3  Fieser letters, original; in German
 5/4  Fieser letters, original; in German
 5/5  Fieser letters, photocopies; in German
 5/6  Fieser letters, photocopies; in German
 5/7  Fieser letters, photocopies; in German
 6/1  Jahrbuch der Hambach Gesellschaft article; 1998/1999; in German with English translation
 6/2  Teutonic Order history
 6/3  Great Germans and Their Cities calendar; thank you letter from Glen Holt included; 1995
 6/4  Heimat North America; Bert Lachner & Associates, Inc.; Glen Ellyn, Illinois: Landmark Books Unlimited; 1997; in German and English
 7/1  Bible; belonging to Helene Magretha Eliese Brülkow; 1889; in German
7/2 Diary; written by Robert Walter; 1884-1894; in German
 7/3  Robert Walter diary translation
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