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Paul Schildwächter papers


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Paul Schildwächter papers, 1899-1977 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

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Title: Paul Schildwächter papers, 1899-1977Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1914-1918

ID: 1/7/MSS 222

Primary Creator: Schildwachter, Paul

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged by material type.

Date Acquired: 06/19/2001. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei, World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1939-1945

Forms of Material: Diaries., Photographs, Schildwachter, Paul - Diaries, Schildwachter, Paul - Photographs, Soldiers - Germany - Photographs, World War, 1914-1918 - Personal narratives, German

Languages: German

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Paul Schildwächter Collection contains 5 diaries dating from August 13, 1914 through June 11, 1918, 232 family photos dating from the late teens through the 1970s (the majority dating from the teens through 1940s), 87 military photos from the World War I period, 1 program for the celebration of "75 Years of the Organization of Old Fraternities Dortmund" from 1955, one booklet for the "Celebration Speech for the Coming of the 75th Anniversary of the Fraternity of Alemannia in Marburg" from 1949, Paul Schildwächter's Doctor's certificate along with 4 copies of it, one newspaper clipping about a Kegel (bowling) team, one newspaper clipping about Karneval in Münster, 3 letters from 1957, 5 groupings of Kegel (bowling) songs, 1 booklet on coin collecting, one newsletter from the club "Friends of Germany's Past History," 1 booklet that is a formal reply by Heinrich Schildwächter, Paul's father, to a letter written by the area's Master of Pension, Mr. Eich, one university document from Paul Schildwächter printed in Latin, 1 document saying Paul was accepted as a law student, 1 saying Paul was accepted into the Law and State Sciences faculty in Münster, and 1 photo album containing 146 pictures.

The large amount of pictures in the collection (Box 2) provides us with a view of different aspects of the life of the Schildwächter family throughout the years.  There are many pictures of Paul's father, Heinrich Shildwächter, the family vacationing in Borkum, weddings, babies, and a trip to Canada, along with numerous photos of Paul's life in the military.  One can see that Paul was very active in his Kegel team, as the collection includes songs that were written for this team to sing together.

Biographical Note

Paul Schildwächter was the son of Heinrich and Maria Schildwächter of Lütgendortmund.  As Paul was growing up, he and his family often enjoyed vacationing in Borkum on the Friesian Islands.

Paul served as a Lieutenant Non-Commissioned Commanding Officer in the German army during World War I.  He was in Division Brückentrain number 92 of the 22nd Infantry Division.  As Paul began serving, he was first sent to Belgium in 1914, to Poland in 1915, and then to the Ukraine during 1916, 1917, and part of 1918.  Paul returned home to Germany in late 1918.

Paul Schildwächter's father, Heinrich, was a medical doctor in Lütgendortmund in North-Rhine Westphalia, where he helped found a hospital and was held in high regard throughout the community.

Before the war, Paul attended the Land University of Giessen and the Philipps University in Marburg and obtained doctorate degrees in Law and Medicine.  Paul was made a member of the Law and State Sciences faculty at the University in Münster in 1912.  Paul was also a member of the Alemannia fraternity in Marburg, which celebrated its 75th anniversary in June 1949.

In 1948, Paul was discharged from the German military.  He then lived and worked in Münster and Vlotho, where he actively participated in a Kegel (bowling) team and was mayor of Vlotho for a time.

Subject/Index Terms

Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei
World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1939-1945

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center


Michael Josef Von Gebel, 08/09/2014

Letters, Nietzsche Versuch Einer Mythologique, 3 National Socialist German Worker's Party pins

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright.  Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection.  Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Acquisition Source: Purchased

Preferred Citation: [Item], Paul Schildwachter papers, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

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Folder 1: Diary, 1914Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Diary, 1915Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Diary, 1916Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Diary, 1917Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Diary, 1918Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Schildwächter Family, 1917-1919Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Schildwächter Family, 1919-1923Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Schildwächter Family Photo Album, 1899-1918Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Heinrich Schildwächter, Hospital in LütgendortmundAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Schildwächter Family, 1917 - 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Schildwächter Family, 1920-1935Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Schildwächter Family, 1916-1933Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Schildwächter Family, 1930-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Schildwächter Family, 1950-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Schildwächter Family, 1950 - 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Schildwächter Family, 1960 - 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Military Portraits World War IAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Military Portraits World War IAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Military Portraits World War IAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Military Portraits World War IAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: 2 Fraternity anniversary celebration booklets 10 University documents, 1949-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 22: 1 newsletter for "Friends of Germany's Past History," 1 formal reply to Heinrich Schildwächter to a letter written by Master of Pension EichAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: 1 pamphlet on coincollecting, 2 newspaper clippings, 1956-1958Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Lyrics from various Kegel (bowling) songs, 4 pages of notes written in shorthandAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Correspondence, 1944-1945Add to your cart.

1944 November - 1945 February

Letters  written from niece, Nanni Pfeiffer and son Dietmar Schildwächter.

Folder 26: Bertram, Ernst: Nietzsche: Versuch Einer Mythologie, 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Nazi Party pins and badgeAdd to your cart.
1 Nazi party stick pin, 1 1939 2nd class war merit cross (without ribbon), 1 N.S.D.A.P. Nazi party badge

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