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SC/04. Nineteenth and Twentieth Century History Collections

 Record Group Term
Identifier: SC/04

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Auction Catalog Collections

Identifier: 04-exws_auctioncatalogs

Collections of catalogs from major international auction houses (Bloomsbury, Sotheby's and Christie's) pertaining to auctions that took place primarily in the early twentieth through the late twentieth century. The majority of the catalogs are for manuscript, book and jewelry sales, but a third collection recording auctions of a variety of other items is currently under development.

Dates: 1815-1997; bulk 1920-1997; Other: Date acquired: 2000

Fred Hartenstein Collection of Autographs

Identifier: 04-exws_hartenstein

Eighty signed pieces of correspondence collected by Carnegie Library (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) librarian Sophie Levin between 1900-1911, which contain the autographs of notable figures from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The collection was originally owned by the Carnegie Library, then given to Western Michigan University management professor, Dr. Fred V. Hartenstein, who donated it to Western Michigan University Libraries in 1983.

Dates: 1900-1911; bulk 1902-1910; Other: Date acquired: 1983

World War I German Soldiers Album Collection

Identifier: 04-exws_wwi
Scope and Contents Collection contains three photograph albums and a scrapbook. Two photograph albums belonged to unidentified German soldiers in World War I, and contain images from approximately 1911-1918. Photograph album of Paul Hohendorn, a medical officer on the Eastern Front in World War I, with label naming Albert Borowski and a handwritten note, "Onkel, Paul im Kriegseinsatz Ost 1914/18". Accordion spine scrapbook, "Meine Stationer als Soldat im Weltkrieg 1914-1918." Scrapbook belonged to Paul Pommer,...
Dates: 1911-1918

WWII Propaganda and Print Collections

Identifier: 04-exws_wwii

Nazi-period German serials, photos and ephemera, as well as American and some North African serials, as well as ephemera. This collection also contains books (the books are cataloged individually and searchable through the WMU Libraries catalog: Library Search).

Dates: 1904-1964; bulk 1918-1945; Other: Date acquired: 1986, 1988, 2010