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German Society of Pennsylvania: Joseph P. Horner Memorial Library [Contact Us]
1924
Creator:
Thomas, Wilbur K., (Wilbur Kelsey), 1882-1953
Extent: 02 linear feet (2 folders)
Collection of two brochures and six clippings concerning the American Committee for Relief of German Children, a relief effort to aid undernourished children in Germany, initiated in December 1923 by Major General Henry T. Allen, who had commanded the American forces in Germany following the First World War. The aid was administered by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), of the American Quakers, who had carried on feeding operations in Central Europe immediately following the war until 1922 and now renewed their work in Germany. (View full finding aid.)
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American Committee for Relief of German Children ephemera collection
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Thomas, Wilbur K., (Wilbur Kelsey), 1882-1953
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GSP.Ms. Coll. 32
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02 linear feet (2 folders)
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1924
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Collection of two brochures and six clippings concerning the American Committee for Relief of German Children, a relief effort to aid undernourished children in Germany, initiated in December 1923 by Major General Henry T. Allen, who had commanded the American forces in Germany following the First World War. The aid was administered by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), of the American Quakers, who had carried on feeding operations in Central Europe immediately following the war until 1922 and now renewed their work in Germany.
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German Society of Pennsylvania: Joseph P. Horner Memorial Library [Contact Us]
1919-1923
Creator:
American Friends Service Committee.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet (8 folders)
Collection of ephemera related to the relief work carried on by the American Friends Service Committee in Central Europe following the First World War, from 1919 to 1923. It includes AFSC fliers and bulletins, with some items printed in German; ephemera related to a mass meeting and concert for Quaker relief in Vienna held at the Academy of Music in 1922; and clippings about AFSC activities or conditions in Central Europe, mostly from Philadelphia newspapers. (View full finding aid.)
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American Friends Service Committee ephemera collection
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American Friends Service Committee.
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GSP.Ms. Coll. 31
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0.1 linear feet (8 folders)
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1919-1923
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Collection of ephemera related to the relief work carried on by the American Friends Service Committee in Central Europe following the First World War, from 1919 to 1923. It includes AFSC fliers and bulletins, with some items printed in German; ephemera related to a mass meeting and concert for Quaker relief in Vienna held at the Academy of Music in 1922; and clippings about AFSC activities or conditions in Central Europe, mostly from Philadelphia newspapers.
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German Society of Pennsylvania: Joseph P. Horner Memorial Library [Contact Us]
1891-1957
Creator:
Schade, Anita, 1869-1957
Extent: 0.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
This scrapbook documents the activities of Anita Schade and spans the years 1891 to 1957. A large portion of the materials are related to the German Literary Society which she founded in Washington, D.C., 1901. There is also content from several other organizations she was involved with, including the German Dramatic Society, the Goethe Society of America and the Shakespeare Club. (View full finding aid.)
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Anita Schade scrapbook
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Schade, Anita, 1869-1957
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GSP.Ms. Coll. AH 1000
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0.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
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1891-1957
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This scrapbook documents the activities of Anita Schade and spans the years 1891 to 1957. A large portion of the materials are related to the German Literary Society which she founded in Washington, D.C., 1901. There is also content from several other organizations she was involved with, including the German Dramatic Society, the Goethe Society of America and the Shakespeare Club.
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German Society of Pennsylvania: Joseph P. Horner Memorial Library [Contact Us]
1858-1870, 1907-1936
Extent: 0.13 linear feet (1 box)
The Arion Singing Society (Gesang-Verein) was founded in 1857 by singers who had seceded from the Liedertafel der Deutschen Freien Gemeinde (later known as Harmonie), a singing society that began under the auspices of the Independent German Congregation of Philadelphia. This collection comprises a letter book of Arion, covering the period 5 May 1858 to 1 June 1870, and various ephemera dating from 1907 to 1936, including concert programs, one concert ticket, and four souvenir programs related to an annual bal masqu?, or masked ball, that was a tradition of the society since 1865. (View full finding aid.)
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Arion Singing Society letter book and ephemera
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GSP.Ms. Coll. 55
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0.13 linear feet (1 box)
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1858-1870, 1907-1936
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The Arion Singing Society (Gesang-Verein) was founded in 1857 by singers who had seceded from the Liedertafel der Deutschen Freien Gemeinde (later known as Harmonie), a singing society that began under the auspices of the Independent German Congregation of Philadelphia. This collection comprises a letter book of Arion, covering the period 5 May 1858 to 1 June 1870, and various ephemera dating from 1907 to 1936, including concert programs, one concert ticket, and four souvenir programs related to an annual bal masqu?, or masked ball, that was a tradition of the society since 1865.
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German Society of Pennsylvania: Joseph P. Horner Memorial Library [Contact Us]
1916-1942
Creator:
Austro-American Relief Society. (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Extent: 0.83 linear feet (5 boxes + 1 oversize folder)
Records of the Austro-American Relief Society of Philadelphia, Pa., mainly documenting its charitable work from 1916 to 1941, including fundraising in behalf of war relief for Austro-Hungarian and German civilians and prisoners of war during and after World War I. The collection includes financial records, membership and donor lists, inventories, correspondence, ephemera, and clippings. (View full finding aid.)
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Austro-American Relief Society records
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Austro-American Relief Society. (Philadelphia, Pa.)
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GSP.Ms. Coll. 27
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0.83 linear feet (5 boxes + 1 oversize folder)
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1916-1942
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Records of the Austro-American Relief Society of Philadelphia, Pa., mainly documenting its charitable work from 1916 to 1941, including fundraising in behalf of war relief for Austro-Hungarian and German civilians and prisoners of war during and after World War I. The collection includes financial records, membership and donor lists, inventories, correspondence, ephemera, and clippings.
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German Society of Pennsylvania: Joseph P. Horner Memorial Library [Contact Us]
1891-1915
Creator:
B?ren-Bund des Philadelphia Turnbezirks . (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Extent: 06 linear feet (1 volume)
Handwritten minute book of the B?ren-Bund des Philadelphia Turnbezirks, from the founding, 23 March 1891, to 19 April 1915. The B?ren-Bund was an alliance of senior gymnast squads, or B?ren-Riege, of gymnastics clubs (Turnvereine) in the Philadelphia Turner district. The minutes include financial records and a copy of the constitution that was adopted upon the founding. (View full finding aid.)
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B?ren-Bund des Philadelphia Turnbezirks minute book
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B?ren-Bund des Philadelphia Turnbezirks . (Philadelphia, Pa.)
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GSP.Ms. Coll. 21
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06 linear feet (1 volume)
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1891-1915
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Handwritten minute book of the B?ren-Bund des Philadelphia Turnbezirks, from the founding, 23 March 1891, to 19 April 1915. The B?ren-Bund was an alliance of senior gymnast squads, or B?ren-Riege, of gymnastics clubs (Turnvereine) in the Philadelphia Turner district. The minutes include financial records and a copy of the constitution that was adopted upon the founding.
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German Society of Pennsylvania: Joseph P. Horner Memorial Library [Contact Us]
circa 1939
Creator:
Barba, Preston Albert, b. 1883
Elizabethville echo.
Morning call. (Allentown, Pa.)
Snyder, G. Gilbert
Extent: 01 linear feet (1 oversize folder)
The collection comprises two reprints of articles published in honor of the Pennsylvania German poet and writer Harvey Monroe Miller, following his death in 1939. (View full finding aid.)
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Collection on Harvey Monroe Miller (Solly Hulsbuck)
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Barba, Preston Albert, b. 1883 Elizabethville echo. Morning call. (Allentown, Pa.) Snyder, G. Gilbert
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GSP.Ms. Coll. AM 2059
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01 linear feet (1 oversize folder)
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circa 1939
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The collection comprises two reprints of articles published in honor of the Pennsylvania German poet and writer Harvey Monroe Miller, following his death in 1939.
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German Society of Pennsylvania: Joseph P. Horner Memorial Library [Contact Us]
December 1937 - November 1945
Creator:
Concord Group. (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Rugart, Karl F., 1897-1992
Extent: 0.1 linear feet (1 box = 1 volume + 1 folder)
The collection comprises the minutes of the Concord Group, a small German-American social club in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from its first meeting, on 23 December 1937, until 20 November 1945, mostly in the hand of secretary Karl Rugart and contained in a single notebook. The club mainly carried on a program of lectures and discussions, on topics in the arts, and business and industry, combined with social gatherings and special excursions. In 1943-1945 there are references to war relief efforts. Members included Captain Louis H. Schmidt and architect Eugene A. Stopper, both leaders of the German Society of Pennsylvania at the time; sculptor J. Otto Schweizer; jewelry businessman Franz Zirnkilton (Jr.); German professor Harry W. Pfund; physician John B. Ludy; A. Raymond Raff, the Collector of Customs at Philadelphia; and Lutheran pastor Kurt E. B. Molzahn, whose membership was rescinded by the group in August 1942. (View full finding aid.)
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Concord Group minute book
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Concord Group. (Philadelphia, Pa.) Rugart, Karl F., 1897-1992
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GSP.Ms. Coll. 48
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0.1 linear feet (1 box = 1 volume + 1 folder)
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December 1937 - November 1945
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The collection comprises the minutes of the Concord Group, a small German-American social club in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from its first meeting, on 23 December 1937, until 20 November 1945, mostly in the hand of secretary Karl Rugart and contained in a single notebook. The club mainly carried on a program of lectures and discussions, on topics in the arts, and business and industry, combined with social gatherings and special excursions. In 1943-1945 there are references to war relief efforts. Members included Captain Louis H. Schmidt and architect Eugene A. Stopper, both leaders of the German Society of Pennsylvania at the time; sculptor J. Otto Schweizer; jewelry businessman Franz Zirnkilton (Jr.); German professor Harry W. Pfund; physician John B. Ludy; A. Raymond Raff, the Collector of Customs at Philadelphia; and Lutheran pastor Kurt E. B. Molzahn, whose membership was rescinded by the group in August 1942.
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German Society of Pennsylvania: Joseph P. Horner Memorial Library [Contact Us]
1917-1991
(Bulk: 1938-1985)
Creator:
Linke, Conrad J., (Conrad Johann), 1892-1995
Linke, Marian, 1896-1985
Extent: 2.2 linear feet (7 boxes)
Conrad Linke was a German-American illustrator and painter from Philadelphia. This collection documents the political and charitable activities of him and his wife, Marian Linke, during the years 1917 to 1991. Prior to World War II they were involved in the movement to maintain American neutrality. After World War II they were involved in war relief efforts for Germany through several organizations they were members of or supported. Included are personal writings, notes and drafts, correspondence, speeches, pamphlets, leaflets, clippings, business reports and ephemera from many of those organizations. (View full finding aid.)
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Conrad J. and Marian Linke papers
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Linke, Conrad J., (Conrad Johann), 1892-1995 Linke, Marian, 1896-1985
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GSP.Ms. Coll. 34
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2.2 linear feet (7 boxes)
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1917-1991
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1938-1985
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Conrad Linke was a German-American illustrator and painter from Philadelphia. This collection documents the political and charitable activities of him and his wife, Marian Linke, during the years 1917 to 1991. Prior to World War II they were involved in the movement to maintain American neutrality. After World War II they were involved in war relief efforts for Germany through several organizations they were members of or supported. Included are personal writings, notes and drafts, correspondence, speeches, pamphlets, leaflets, clippings, business reports and ephemera from many of those organizations.
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German Society of Pennsylvania: Joseph P. Horner Memorial Library [Contact Us]
1909-1941
Creator:
Dedekind, Hans
Deutsch-Amerikanischer Zentral-Bund von Pennsylvanien.
German Society of Pennsylvania.
Haussmann, Carl Frederick, 1871-
Heinrici, Max
Timm, Adolph, b. 1861
Extent: 0.21 linear feet (1 box, 18 folders)
This collection contains records of the Philadelphia branch of the Deutsch-Amerikanischer Zentralbund von Pennsylvanien (DAZB), also known as the German-American Central Alliance, or the German-American Federation, of Pennsylvania. The federation existed from 1899 until 1941; from 1901 to 1918 it was part of the National German-American Alliance, which it had helped to found. These extant records mainly comprise materials related to activities of the School Committee, which promoted German language learning, and learning about German-American culture, among German-American youth. Included are minutes (with financial reports), correspondence, fliers, and educational materials, dated 1909 to 1933. The remaining materials are ephemera, including a flier related to the fifth anniversary of the women's auxiliary, in 1932, and programs for German Day celebrations in 1940 and 1941. A few fliers bear texts composed by Adolph Timm and Max Heinrici concerning the preservation of German-American culture. (View full finding aid.)
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Deutsch-Amerikanischer Zentralbund von Pennsylvanien, Philadelphia branch, records
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Dedekind, Hans Deutsch-Amerikanischer Zentral-Bund von Pennsylvanien. German Society of Pennsylvania. Haussmann, Carl Frederick, 1871- Heinrici, Max Timm, Adolph, b. 1861
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GSP.Ms. Coll. 59
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0.21 linear feet (1 box, 18 folders)
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1909-1941
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This collection contains records of the Philadelphia branch of the Deutsch-Amerikanischer Zentralbund von Pennsylvanien (DAZB), also known as the German-American Central Alliance, or the German-American Federation, of Pennsylvania. The federation existed from 1899 until 1941; from 1901 to 1918 it was part of the National German-American Alliance, which it had helped to found. These extant records mainly comprise materials related to activities of the School Committee, which promoted German language learning, and learning about German-American culture, among German-American youth. Included are minutes (with financial reports), correspondence, fliers, and educational materials, dated 1909 to 1933. The remaining materials are ephemera, including a flier related to the fifth anniversary of the women's auxiliary, in 1932, and programs for German Day celebrations in 1940 and 1941. A few fliers bear texts composed by Adolph Timm and Max Heinrici concerning the preservation of German-American culture.
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German Society of Pennsylvania: Joseph P. Horner Memorial Library [Contact Us]
1884-1939
Creator:
Deutscher Klub . (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Deutscher Klub und Technischer Verein . (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Technischer Verein von Philadelphia, Pa.
Extent: 0.9 linear feet (5 boxes)
Records of two Philadelphia societies, the Deutscher Klub (German Club), founded 1874, and the Technischer Verein von Philadelphia (Technical Society of Philadelphia), founded 1872. The Technischer Verein first became affiliated with the Deutscher Klub in 1896, and met at the latter society's clubhouse. In 1910 the two societies merged administratively; and in 1928 they finally published a newly revised constitution and by-laws for the combined organization, which was called Deutscher Klub und Technischer Verein. The collection includes Technischer Verein records from 1884 to 1926; Deutscher Klub minutes from 1888 to 1898; and minutes of the combined organization from 1922 to 1937, with one item dated 1939. Also included is ephemera dating from 1927 to 1933, inlcuding items from the Women's Auxiliary of the organization, and from the National Association of German-American Technologists, which from its beginnings in 1884 was closely aligned with the Technischer Verein von Philadelphia. (View full finding aid.)
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Deutscher Klub und Technischer Verein records
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Deutscher Klub . (Philadelphia, Pa.) Deutscher Klub und Technischer Verein . (Philadelphia, Pa.) Technischer Verein von Philadelphia, Pa.
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GSP.Ms. Coll. 10
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0.9 linear feet (5 boxes)
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1884-1939
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Records of two Philadelphia societies, the Deutscher Klub (German Club), founded 1874, and the Technischer Verein von Philadelphia (Technical Society of Philadelphia), founded 1872. The Technischer Verein first became affiliated with the Deutscher Klub in 1896, and met at the latter society's clubhouse. In 1910 the two societies merged administratively; and in 1928 they finally published a newly revised constitution and by-laws for the combined organization, which was called Deutscher Klub und Technischer Verein. The collection includes Technischer Verein records from 1884 to 1926; Deutscher Klub minutes from 1888 to 1898; and minutes of the combined organization from 1922 to 1937, with one item dated 1939. Also included is ephemera dating from 1927 to 1933, inlcuding items from the Women's Auxiliary of the organization, and from the National Association of German-American Technologists, which from its beginnings in 1884 was closely aligned with the Technischer Verein von Philadelphia.
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German Society of Pennsylvania: Joseph P. Horner Memorial Library [Contact Us]
1894-1909, 1923-1933
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Deutscher Orden der Harugari. Teutonia Loge No. 225 . (Manayunk, Philadelphia, Pa.)
Hohlfeld, F.
Jagenburg, August
Reese, Christ
Sch?llhorn, Karl
Extent: 0.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Records of the Teutonia Loge No. 225 (Manayunk, Philadelphia, Pa.), of the national German-American fraternal organization Deutscher Orden der Harugari. Includes minute book, 1894-1909; a volume of membership forms containing completed forms for approximately 50 members who joined from 1923 to 1933; and multiple copies of printed books related to the rituals of lodges of the order: four copies of an 1880 version (no publication information); and six copies of an 1874 version printed in Reading, Pa. (two different printings, one dated 1902). (View full finding aid.)
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Deutscher Orden der Harugari, Teutonia Loge No. 225 records
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Deutscher Orden der Harugari. Teutonia Loge No. 225 . (Manayunk, Philadelphia, Pa.) Hohlfeld, F. Jagenburg, August Reese, Christ Sch?llhorn, Karl
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GSP.Ms. Coll. 20
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0.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
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1894-1909, 1923-1933
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Records of the Teutonia Loge No. 225 (Manayunk, Philadelphia, Pa.), of the national German-American fraternal organization Deutscher Orden der Harugari. Includes minute book, 1894-1909; a volume of membership forms containing completed forms for approximately 50 members who joined from 1923 to 1933; and multiple copies of printed books related to the rituals of lodges of the order: four copies of an 1880 version (no publication information); and six copies of an 1874 version printed in Reading, Pa. (two different printings, one dated 1902).
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German Society of Pennsylvania: Joseph P. Horner Memorial Library [Contact Us]
circa 1905-1941
Creator:
Fern, Edna, 1861-1941
Extent: 0.13 linear feet (1 box)
Clippings and typescripts of writings by the German-American author Edna Fern (pseudonym of Fernande Richter), who was active in St. Louis, Mo. Two photographs are included, one of the author and one of her husband Georg Richter. (View full finding aid.)
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Edna Fern papers
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Fern, Edna, 1861-1941
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GSP.Ms. Coll. 26
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0.13 linear feet (1 box)
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circa 1905-1941
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Clippings and typescripts of writings by the German-American author Edna Fern (pseudonym of Fernande Richter), who was active in St. Louis, Mo. Two photographs are included, one of the author and one of her husband Georg Richter.
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German Society of Pennsylvania: Joseph P. Horner Memorial Library [Contact Us]
1914-1920
Creator:
Doernenburg, Emil, 1880-1935, Collector
Extent: 0.3 linear feet (66 items)
Collection of 66 items of printed ephemera related to the First World War, nearly all produced by Germans, dating from 1914 to 1920, including mostly fliers, broadsides, posters, and newspapers. The majority of the items date from the war period and either address German military personnel or are related to the civilian war effort. Nine items relate to German-occupied territories. Seven items date from the immediate postwar period, including three items related to the Kapp Putsch. One quarter of the items are illustrated (some in color), including six items (three broadsides and three military newspapers) containing caricatures or cartoons. (View full finding aid.)
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Emil Doernenburg collection of First World War ephemera
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Doernenburg, Emil, 1880-1935, Collector
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GSP.Ms. Coll. 35
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0.3 linear feet (66 items)
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1914-1920
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Collection of 66 items of printed ephemera related to the First World War, nearly all produced by Germans, dating from 1914 to 1920, including mostly fliers, broadsides, posters, and newspapers. The majority of the items date from the war period and either address German military personnel or are related to the civilian war effort. Nine items relate to German-occupied territories. Seven items date from the immediate postwar period, including three items related to the Kapp Putsch. One quarter of the items are illustrated (some in color), including six items (three broadsides and three military newspapers) containing caricatures or cartoons.
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German Society of Pennsylvania: Joseph P. Horner Memorial Library [Contact Us]
1915-1991
(Bulk: 1942-1985)
Creator:
Linke, Conrad J., (Conrad Johann), 1892-1995
Uhlenbrock, Erich, 1907-1997
Extent: 1.25 linear feet (3 boxes + 1 oversize folder)
This collection documents the personal and charitable activities of Erich Uhlenbrock, a German-American, during the years 1915 to 1991. Throughout his life, Uhlenbrock was involved with many German-American organizations, including the Steuben Society of America. His passion was for singing and he was very involved in a number of singing groups in Philadelphia and the region, including the Liedertafel-Saengerbund, the Vereinigte S?nger von Philadelphia, and the Nord?stlicher S?ngerbund. Included are biographical information, business records, correspondence, photographs, clippings, pamphlets, and ephemera from many of these organizations. Uhlenbrock was also friends with the Philadelphia painter and illustrator Conrad J. Linke, and the collection contains sketches for two of Linke's historical paintings. (View full finding aid.)
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Erich Uhlenbrock papers
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Linke, Conrad J., (Conrad Johann), 1892-1995 Uhlenbrock, Erich, 1907-1997
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GSP.Ms. Coll. 37
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1.25 linear feet (3 boxes + 1 oversize folder)
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1915-1991
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1942-1985
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This collection documents the personal and charitable activities of Erich Uhlenbrock, a German-American, during the years 1915 to 1991. Throughout his life, Uhlenbrock was involved with many German-American organizations, including the Steuben Society of America. His passion was for singing and he was very involved in a number of singing groups in Philadelphia and the region, including the Liedertafel-Saengerbund, the Vereinigte S?nger von Philadelphia, and the Nord?stlicher S?ngerbund. Included are biographical information, business records, correspondence, photographs, clippings, pamphlets, and ephemera from many of these organizations. Uhlenbrock was also friends with the Philadelphia painter and illustrator Conrad J. Linke, and the collection contains sketches for two of Linke's historical paintings.
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German Society of Pennsylvania: Joseph P. Horner Memorial Library [Contact Us]
1852-1930
(Bulk: 1901-1930)
Creator:
Klee, Emma, b. 1881
Klee, Eugen, 1869-1929
Extent: 2.4 linear feet (8 boxes + 1 oversize folder)
This collection documents the activities of the accomplished German-American music director Eugen Klee and his wife Emma. Eugen Klee was an award-winning music director in Philadelphia from 1894 to 1913, and in New York City from 1914 until 1929. The collection includes correspondence from family, colleagues, friends, and acquaintances, mostly in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, plus newspaper clippings and ephemera. There is one file of correspondence from the Matthes family who are related to Emma Klee's mother. Also included are five scrapbooks, four of which include many newspaper clippings, music programs, correspondence, travel brochures, leaflets, and photographs related to both Eugen and Emma Klee, and the fifth is Emma Klee's scrapbook containing primarily correspondence from the year 1930. (View full finding aid.)
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Eugen and Emma Klee papers
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Klee, Emma, b. 1881 Klee, Eugen, 1869-1929
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2.4 linear feet (8 boxes + 1 oversize folder)
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1852-1930
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1901-1930
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This collection documents the activities of the accomplished German-American music director Eugen Klee and his wife Emma. Eugen Klee was an award-winning music director in Philadelphia from 1894 to 1913, and in New York City from 1914 until 1929. The collection includes correspondence from family, colleagues, friends, and acquaintances, mostly in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, plus newspaper clippings and ephemera. There is one file of correspondence from the Matthes family who are related to Emma Klee's mother. Also included are five scrapbooks, four of which include many newspaper clippings, music programs, correspondence, travel brochures, leaflets, and photographs related to both Eugen and Emma Klee, and the fifth is Emma Klee's scrapbook containing primarily correspondence from the year 1930.
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German Society of Pennsylvania: Joseph P. Horner Memorial Library [Contact Us]
1914-1922, 1924
Creator:
Frauenhilfsfond. (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Knueppel, Johanna, 1859-1936
Schweizer, Berta
Women's Auxiliary of the German Society of Pennsylvania.
Extent: 0.17 linear feet (1 box + 3 legal-size folders)
The Frauenhilfsfond was the women's auxiliary of the Hilfsfond (Relief Fund), a German-American charitable organization in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, devoted to war relief and humanitarian aid in German-speaking areas overseas during and after the First World War. The Frauenhilfsfond was essentially an umbrella group of German-American women's organizations in the Philadelphia area that coordinated the women?s efforts related to the relief work. The collection contains the complete minutes of the group from August 1914 until March 1917, as well as a record of donations received from March 1915 to April 1917. It also includes a log of homemade knitted items produced for overseas relief from October 1919 to March 1920, as well as a few items dated in the early 1920s related to campaigns to feed destitute children in German-speaking areas in Europe, efforts that were led by the American Friends Service Committee. The records dating from after 1917 appear to overlap with the activities of the Women's Auxiliary of the German Society of Pennsylvania, of which the Frauenhilfsfond president, Antonie Ehrlich, and others in the group were simultaneously members. (View full finding aid.)
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Frauenhilfsfond records
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Frauenhilfsfond. (Philadelphia, Pa.) Knueppel, Johanna, 1859-1936 Schweizer, Berta Women's Auxiliary of the German Society of Pennsylvania.
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GSP.Ms. Coll. 42
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0.17 linear feet (1 box + 3 legal-size folders)
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1914-1922, 1924
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The Frauenhilfsfond was the women's auxiliary of the Hilfsfond (Relief Fund), a German-American charitable organization in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, devoted to war relief and humanitarian aid in German-speaking areas overseas during and after the First World War. The Frauenhilfsfond was essentially an umbrella group of German-American women's organizations in the Philadelphia area that coordinated the women?s efforts related to the relief work. The collection contains the complete minutes of the group from August 1914 until March 1917, as well as a record of donations received from March 1915 to April 1917. It also includes a log of homemade knitted items produced for overseas relief from October 1919 to March 1920, as well as a few items dated in the early 1920s related to campaigns to feed destitute children in German-speaking areas in Europe, efforts that were led by the American Friends Service Committee. The records dating from after 1917 appear to overlap with the activities of the Women's Auxiliary of the German Society of Pennsylvania, of which the Frauenhilfsfond president, Antonie Ehrlich, and others in the group were simultaneously members.
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German Society of Pennsylvania: Joseph P. Horner Memorial Library [Contact Us]
circa 1921-1925
Creator:
Haussmann, Frederick W., 1868-1929
Extent: 0.3 linear feet (1 volume/box + 6 folders)
Scrapbook kept by Frederick W. Haussmann, from approximately 1921 to 1925, related to his recreational and volunteer activities in Philadelphia, especially concerning the United Singers of Philadelphia (Vereinigte S?nger von Philadelphia), an umbrella organization of German-American choral societies, and the related regional group, Nord?stlicher S?ngerbund, as well as the charitable organization Hilfsfond, which raised funds for humanitarian aid to Germany following the First World War. The volume also includes a section devoted to obituary clippings on German Americans in Haussmann's milieu. (View full finding aid.)
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Frederick W. Haussmann scrapbook
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Haussmann, Frederick W., 1868-1929
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GSP.Ms. Coll. 33
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0.3 linear feet (1 volume/box + 6 folders)
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circa 1921-1925
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Scrapbook kept by Frederick W. Haussmann, from approximately 1921 to 1925, related to his recreational and volunteer activities in Philadelphia, especially concerning the United Singers of Philadelphia (Vereinigte S?nger von Philadelphia), an umbrella organization of German-American choral societies, and the related regional group, Nord?stlicher S?ngerbund, as well as the charitable organization Hilfsfond, which raised funds for humanitarian aid to Germany following the First World War. The volume also includes a section devoted to obituary clippings on German Americans in Haussmann's milieu.
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German Society of Pennsylvania: Joseph P. Horner Memorial Library [Contact Us]
1943-1945
Creator:
German Associated Nationality Group of the American Red Cross War Fund Campaign. (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Lawrence, E. Hagen
Extent: 0.1 linear feet (5 folders)
This collection contains the records of the German Associated Nationality Group, a committee of the Southeastern Pennsylvania chapter of the American Red Cross that led a fundraising effort within the German-American community in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during World War II, from 1943 to 1945, as part of the Red Cross War Fund campaign. Included are minutes of meetings (12 March to 12 May 1943); invitation letters to meetings (July 1943 to April 1944); two appeal letters (1944, 1945), including related Red Cross campaign ephemera; committee membership lists; lists of donors and donations; and two clippings from German-language newspapers. (View full finding aid.)
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German Associated Nationality Group of the American Red Cross War Fund Campaign. Records
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German Associated Nationality Group of the American Red Cross War Fund Campaign. (Philadelphia, Pa.) Lawrence, E. Hagen
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GSP.Ms. Coll. 50
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0.1 linear feet (5 folders)
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1943-1945
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This collection contains the records of the German Associated Nationality Group, a committee of the Southeastern Pennsylvania chapter of the American Red Cross that led a fundraising effort within the German-American community in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during World War II, from 1943 to 1945, as part of the Red Cross War Fund campaign. Included are minutes of meetings (12 March to 12 May 1943); invitation letters to meetings (July 1943 to April 1944); two appeal letters (1944, 1945), including related Red Cross campaign ephemera; committee membership lists; lists of donors and donations; and two clippings from German-language newspapers.
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German Society of Pennsylvania: Joseph P. Horner Memorial Library [Contact Us]
1847-1947
(Bulk: 1854-1938)
Creator:
Ackermann, William Robert, 1823-1885
Bernt, Joseph, 1841-1916
German Society of Pennsylvania.
Hoffmann, Henry
Naumann, O. Richard
Extent: 10 linear feet (52 boxes)
72 volumes of handwritten ledgers, indexes, logs, reports, and letter books, recording the efforts of the Agentur to help needy German immigrants and Philadelphia residents of German origin over a period of a hundred years. Valuable biographical information for local history, social history, labor history, immigration research, genealogy. (View full finding aid.)
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German Society of Pennsylvania Agentur records
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Ackermann, William Robert, 1823-1885 Bernt, Joseph, 1841-1916 German Society of Pennsylvania. Hoffmann, Henry Naumann, O. Richard
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GSP.Ms. Coll. 3
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10 linear feet (52 boxes)
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1847-1947
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1854-1938
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72 volumes of handwritten ledgers, indexes, logs, reports, and letter books, recording the efforts of the Agentur to help needy German immigrants and Philadelphia residents of German origin over a period of a hundred years. Valuable biographical information for local history, social history, labor history, immigration research, genealogy.
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German Society of Pennsylvania: Joseph P. Horner Memorial Library [Contact Us]
1919-1925, 1929
Creator:
Berger, Carl P., 1873-1947
German Society of Pennsylvania. Foreign Relief Committee.
Johannssen, Walther
Kellner, Elizabeth F.
Mayer, John B., 1864-1922
Schmidt, Louis H.
Women's Auxiliary of the German Society of Pennsylvania.
Extent: 0.5 linear feet (2 boxes + 1 oversize folder)
This collection contains the records of the German Society of Pennsylvania's Foreign Relief Committee, which from late 1919 through 1922 contributed humanitarian aid to the populations of Germany and Austria in the wake of the First World War. Most of the aid was distributed through the American Friends Service Committee. The collection contains correspondence, appeals, reports, financial records, and ephemera. The correspondence includes letters from 78 charitable organizations in Hamburg, Germany, that applied for distributions of donated sacks of flour in 1919; and nine letters written from various parts of Germany in 1922 during the period of inflation. The Foreign Relief Committee was comprised of an all-male committee of the Society and a committee of the Society's Women's Auxiliary, whose greatest contributions were in the form of knitted and sewn items produced by the members at weekly gatherings. Also included is a 1929 letter from the Deutsche Liga der freien Wohlfahrtspflege (an alliance of German social welfare organizations) telling of a monument to commemorate the foreign relief efforts that had helped Germany after the war. (View full finding aid.)
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German Society of Pennsylvania Foreign Relief Committee records
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Berger, Carl P., 1873-1947 German Society of Pennsylvania. Foreign Relief Committee. Johannssen, Walther Kellner, Elizabeth F. Mayer, John B., 1864-1922 Schmidt, Louis H. Women's Auxiliary of the German Society of Pennsylvania.
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GSP.Ms. Coll. 44
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0.5 linear feet (2 boxes + 1 oversize folder)
inclusive date
1919-1925, 1929
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This collection contains the records of the German Society of Pennsylvania's Foreign Relief Committee, which from late 1919 through 1922 contributed humanitarian aid to the populations of Germany and Austria in the wake of the First World War. Most of the aid was distributed through the American Friends Service Committee. The collection contains correspondence, appeals, reports, financial records, and ephemera. The correspondence includes letters from 78 charitable organizations in Hamburg, Germany, that applied for distributions of donated sacks of flour in 1919; and nine letters written from various parts of Germany in 1922 during the period of inflation. The Foreign Relief Committee was comprised of an all-male committee of the Society and a committee of the Society's Women's Auxiliary, whose greatest contributions were in the form of knitted and sewn items produced by the members at weekly gatherings. Also included is a 1929 letter from the Deutsche Liga der freien Wohlfahrtspflege (an alliance of German social welfare organizations) telling of a monument to commemorate the foreign relief efforts that had helped Germany after the war.
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German Society of Pennsylvania: Joseph P. Horner Memorial Library [Contact Us]
1764-1998
(Bulk: 1764-1968)
Creator:
German Society of Pennsylvania.
Witte, Herman
Extent: 26.4 linear feet
The German Society of Pennsylvania, founded in Philadelphia in 1764, directed its early efforts to assisting new German immigrants, especially those forced into indentured servitude when they were unable to pay their sea fare. Throughout the late 18th and 19th centuries, the Society was very visible in the thriving German-American community in Philadelphia, boasting just over one thousand members at the peak of its growth, in the late 1870s. In the 20th century, the Society?s scope and prominence was affected by the two World Wars, which created suspicion and criticism of Germanic culture. That suspicion and government scrutiny played a role in the dwindling membership of the Society. In the post-World War II era the Society channeled its overseas relief activities through a Quaker-based aid society. In the second half of the century, the neighborhood was also changing, as it became predominantly African-American, rather than German, and more impoverished. But the Society pressed forward, continuing its educational and cultural programs. From the early 21st century, the Society has seen the resurgence of the neighborhood, and its leadership has directed the organization to embark on new projects. As of 2014, the Society building represents the last surviving monumental record of the German presence in Philadelphia. This collection contains the institutional records of the German Society of Pennsylvania from 1764 to approximately 1968, with some additional materials, such as souvenir programs and ephemera, dating to as late as 1998. Materials include correspondence, financial records, printed materials, clippings, ephemera, photographs, and bound volumes consisting of letter books, financial ledgers, membership record books, minute books, and scrapbooks. The records document the administrative affairs, financial transactions, membership activities, events, committees, and programs of the German Society of Pennsylvania. This collection documents the local German-American community in Philadelphia from the 18th through the 20th centuries as well as the Society?s efforts to preserve and celebrate German-American cultural identity on both local and national levels. (View full finding aid.)
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German Society of Pennsylvania institutional records
creator
German Society of Pennsylvania. Witte, Herman
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GSP.Ms. Coll. 1
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26.4 linear feet
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1764-1998
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1764-1968
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The German Society of Pennsylvania, founded in Philadelphia in 1764, directed its early efforts to assisting new German immigrants, especially those forced into indentured servitude when they were unable to pay their sea fare. Throughout the late 18th and 19th centuries, the Society was very visible in the thriving German-American community in Philadelphia, boasting just over one thousand members at the peak of its growth, in the late 1870s. In the 20th century, the Society?s scope and prominence was affected by the two World Wars, which created suspicion and criticism of Germanic culture. That suspicion and government scrutiny played a role in the dwindling membership of the Society. In the post-World War II era the Society channeled its overseas relief activities through a Quaker-based aid society. In the second half of the century, the neighborhood was also changing, as it became predominantly African-American, rather than German, and more impoverished. But the Society pressed forward, continuing its educational and cultural programs. From the early 21st century, the Society has seen the resurgence of the neighborhood, and its leadership has directed the organization to embark on new projects. As of 2014, the Society building represents the last surviving monumental record of the German presence in Philadelphia. This collection contains the institutional records of the German Society of Pennsylvania from 1764 to approximately 1968, with some additional materials, such as souvenir programs and ephemera, dating to as late as 1998. Materials include correspondence, financial records, printed materials, clippings, ephemera, photographs, and bound volumes consisting of letter books, financial ledgers, membership record books, minute books, and scrapbooks. The records document the administrative affairs, financial transactions, membership activities, events, committees, and programs of the German Society of Pennsylvania. This collection documents the local German-American community in Philadelphia from the 18th through the 20th centuries as well as the Society?s efforts to preserve and celebrate German-American cultural identity on both local and national levels.
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German Society of Pennsylvania: Joseph P. Horner Memorial Library [Contact Us]
circa 1935
Creator:
Fick, H. H., (Heinrich H.), 1849-1935
Extent: 0.13 linear feet (1 box)
The collection comprises a scrapbook containing clippings of an autobiography written by Heinrich H. Fick, a German-American educator, writer and poet, born in L?beck, who spent much of his professional life working in the public school system of Cincinnati, Ohio, and who was noted for his leading of the training program for German teachers, and his development of the bilingual German-English curriculum. His career there spanned the 1890s until 1918. The work, entitled "Zwischen Anfang und Ende: mein Leben" (Between the beginning and the end: my life), was published in installments in the Chicago German-language newspaper Sonntagpost, not long before Fick's death, in 1935. Fick tells of both his personal and his professional life, and also, at times, about current events, such as the assassination of President Lincoln, the Chicago fire of 1871, and German-American festive occasions. Included, at the back, is an obituary of Fick, which describes his funeral, in the chapel of the Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati. (View full finding aid.)
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H. H. Fick autobiography
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Fick, H. H., (Heinrich H.), 1849-1935
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GSP.Ms. Coll. AM 2171
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0.13 linear feet (1 box)
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circa 1935
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The collection comprises a scrapbook containing clippings of an autobiography written by Heinrich H. Fick, a German-American educator, writer and poet, born in L?beck, who spent much of his professional life working in the public school system of Cincinnati, Ohio, and who was noted for his leading of the training program for German teachers, and his development of the bilingual German-English curriculum. His career there spanned the 1890s until 1918. The work, entitled "Zwischen Anfang und Ende: mein Leben" (Between the beginning and the end: my life), was published in installments in the Chicago German-language newspaper Sonntagpost, not long before Fick's death, in 1935. Fick tells of both his personal and his professional life, and also, at times, about current events, such as the assassination of President Lincoln, the Chicago fire of 1871, and German-American festive occasions. Included, at the back, is an obituary of Fick, which describes his funeral, in the chapel of the Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati.
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German Society of Pennsylvania: Joseph P. Horner Memorial Library [Contact Us]
1855-1957
(Bulk: 1855-1918)
Creator:
Hammerstein, Max
Harmonie Singing Society.
Hecking, Joseph
Herrmann, S. L., (Samuel L.), 1858-1913
Huch, C. F., (Carl Friedrich), 1830-1914
Kunath, Oscar
Liedertafel der Deutschen Freien Gemeinde. (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Moebius, Emil
Extent: 1 linear feet (5 boxes + 3 oversize folders)
The collection contains the records of the Harmonie Singing Society of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, founded in 1855, and originally known as the Liedertafel des Deutschen Freien Gemeinde (Liedertafel of the Independent German Congregation); it changed its name to Harmonie in 1869, when it reestablished itself separate from the congregation. A Women's, or Ladies' Chorus (Damen-Chor) was founded in 1857. The records include minutes dating from the founding in 1855 until December 1918, with a gap during the years 1876 to 1885; a certificate of incorporation of 1892; ephemera from the late 1890s; a scrapbook of newspaper clippings documenting the 50th anniversary celebration, in 1905; correspondence related to the 60th anniversary celebration, in 1915; anniversary concert programs (1925, 1939, 1940, and 1949); and several songbooks used at regional singing festivals of the Nord?stlicher S?ngerbund (1903-1957). (View full finding aid.)
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Harmonie Singing Society records
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Hammerstein, Max Harmonie Singing Society. Hecking, Joseph Herrmann, S. L., (Samuel L.), 1858-1913 Huch, C. F., (Carl Friedrich), 1830-1914 Kunath, Oscar Liedertafel der Deutschen Freien Gemeinde. (Philadelphia, Pa.) Moebius, Emil
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GSP.Ms. Coll. 54
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1 linear feet (5 boxes + 3 oversize folders)
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1855-1957
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1855-1918
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The collection contains the records of the Harmonie Singing Society of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, founded in 1855, and originally known as the Liedertafel des Deutschen Freien Gemeinde (Liedertafel of the Independent German Congregation); it changed its name to Harmonie in 1869, when it reestablished itself separate from the congregation. A Women's, or Ladies' Chorus (Damen-Chor) was founded in 1857. The records include minutes dating from the founding in 1855 until December 1918, with a gap during the years 1876 to 1885; a certificate of incorporation of 1892; ephemera from the late 1890s; a scrapbook of newspaper clippings documenting the 50th anniversary celebration, in 1905; correspondence related to the 60th anniversary celebration, in 1915; anniversary concert programs (1925, 1939, 1940, and 1949); and several songbooks used at regional singing festivals of the Nord?stlicher S?ngerbund (1903-1957).
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German Society of Pennsylvania: Joseph P. Horner Memorial Library [Contact Us]
1871, 1879
Creator:
Rabe, Catherine, 1848-1943
Rabe, Frederick Martin
Voelcker, Henry, 1842-1879
Extent: 0.2 linear feet
The collection consists of 12 letters written by Henry Voelcker, of Philadelphia, to his wife, Catherine Voelcker (later: Catherine Rabe), over several months during a trip to Germany, in 1879, along with a small notebook containing a draft of another letter. Henry and Catherine were both German immigrants, and the destination of Henry's trip was Durkheim, Germany, his hometown; he was very ill at the time and died shortly after his return to Philadelphia. The collection also includes a diary (partly resembling an autograph album) belonging to Frederick Martin Rabe, whom Catherine later married. Rabe, also a German immigrant and resident of Philadelphia, wrote the diary in 1871 when he was living in Lawrence, New South Wales, Australia. (View full finding aid.)
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Henry Voelcker, Catherine Rabe, and Frederick Martin Rabe family papers
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Rabe, Catherine, 1848-1943 Rabe, Frederick Martin Voelcker, Henry, 1842-1879
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GSP.Ms. Coll. 25
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0.2 linear feet
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1871, 1879
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The collection consists of 12 letters written by Henry Voelcker, of Philadelphia, to his wife, Catherine Voelcker (later: Catherine Rabe), over several months during a trip to Germany, in 1879, along with a small notebook containing a draft of another letter. Henry and Catherine were both German immigrants, and the destination of Henry's trip was Durkheim, Germany, his hometown; he was very ill at the time and died shortly after his return to Philadelphia. The collection also includes a diary (partly resembling an autograph album) belonging to Frederick Martin Rabe, whom Catherine later married. Rabe, also a German immigrant and resident of Philadelphia, wrote the diary in 1871 when he was living in Lawrence, New South Wales, Australia.
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