Hermann Eduard Von Holst collection, 1869-1902 (inclusive)

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Bibliographic Details
Author / Creator:Von Holst, H. (Hermann), 1841-1904.
Description:6.5 linear ft. (10 boxes)
Format: E-Resource Print Archives/Manuscripts
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/4377460
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Varying Form of Title:Von Holst, Hermann Eduard collection
Notes:The collection is open for research.
Hermann Eduard Von Holst was a German national who taught at the Universities of Freiburg and Strasbourg prior to his immigration to the United States in 1892. He became chairman of the History Department at the University of Chicago, a position he held until ill health mandated his retirement in 1900. Von Holst's master work, The Constitutional and Political History of the United States (1876), examined the development and operation of American democracy from a critical stance.
Summary:Consists of personal and professional correspondence, manuscripts, financial records, a diary, reprints, clippings, and photographs. Also includes a letterbook which documents not only the activities of the German Patriotic Aid Society (1870-1871), but also Von Holst's friendship with Friedrich Kapp. Correspondents include Carl Schurz, William Rainey Harper, Albert Bushnell Hart, J. Laurence Laughlin, Frederick T. Gates, Thomas W. Goodspeed, Carl Schurz, Benjamin Terry, Henry Villard, James Westfall Thompson, and Woodrow Wilson.
Cite as:When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Von Holst, Hermann Eduard. Collection, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library.
Cumulative Index / Finding Aids Note:Finding aid available in the Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library, 1100 E. 57th St., Chicago, IL 60637.