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Theodore Schroeder papers

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Correspondence

Autobiographical

Manuscripts

Published material

Research material

Schroeder related


Theodore Schroeder papers, 1842-1957 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

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Collection Overview

Title: Theodore Schroeder papers, 1842-1957Add to your cart.

ID: 1/5/MSS 017

Primary Creator: Schroeder, Theodore, 1864-1953.

Extent: 118.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Organized into six series: (1) Correspondence, (2) Autobiographical, (3) Manuscripts, (4) Published papers and is arranged in alphabetical order by title, (5) Research (6) Reviews and material about Schroeder.

Date Acquired: 00/00/1969. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Carus, Paul, 1852-1919., Freedom of speech - United States - History - 20th century, Mormon Church - Controversial literature, Schroeder, Theodore, 1864-1953

Forms of Material: Correspondence., Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962. - Correspondence, Roosevelt, Franklin D.  (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945. - Correspondence, Schroeder, Theodore, 1864-1953 - Correspondence, Schroeder, Theodore, 1864-1953 - Manuscripts, Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968. - Correspondence, Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972 - Correspondence, Writings.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Theodore Schroeder papers consist of material related to his extensive research and writing concerning freedom of speech, religion, human sexuality, and other interests, and include: correspondence; manuscript and published forms of Schroeder's writings; autobiographical material; notebooks and diaries; newspaper clippings and other printed matter, notes, bibliographic compilations and other types of research material; reviews and other published material concerning Schroeder; and other personal papers.

Biographical Note

Schroeder was born in 1864 and attended The  University of Wisconsin in 1882 where he got his degree in civil engineering.

He then went to law school at Wisconsin and graduated in 1889 and opened a law office in Salt Lake City which is when he adopted an anti-Mormon stance. In 1898, Schroeder started writing a series of pamphlets under the name of "Lucifer's Lantern". The series challenged many Mormon leaders and bordered on the brink of libel suits. After his interest in Mormonism faded out in the early 1900's, he moved to New York and took up the crusade of defending free speech.

In 1911, he helped establish the Free Speech League. In 1909 the first of many writings on free speech by Schroeder appeared in the Free Press Anthology which was followed by a collection of essays titled Free Speech for Radicals,  Free Speech Bibliography in 1922, and A Challenge to Sex Censors in 1938. 

He died in 1953.

Subject/Index Terms

Carus, Paul, 1852-1919.
Freedom of speech - United States - History - 20th century
Mormon Church - Controversial literature
Schroeder, Theodore, 1864-1953

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Accruals: Supplement acquired by Arnold Maddaloni in 1980.

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: Theodore Schroeder papers, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.


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Series 2: AutobiographicalAdd to your cart.
Manuscript of Schroeder's autobiography, and related notes, newspaper clippings, family papers, and other biographical material.
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Folder 1: Autobiography Compiled By Theodore SchroederAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Autobiography Compiled By Theodore SchroederAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Material Labeled "Autobiography" (or "Biography) By SchroederAdd to your cart.
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Folder 1: Autobiographical Narratives (Includes Those Written During His 77th, 78th, 80th, 85th, 87th, and 88th Years)Add to your cart.
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Folder 3: Biographical Material, 1897-1907Add to your cart.
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Folder 1: Biographical Material, 1908-1931Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Biographical Materials (Includes Family Tree Drawn Up By Law Firm Handling Schroeder's Will), 1932-1953Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Schroeder Estate Papers, 1952-1957Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Biographical Material, undatedAdd to your cart.
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Folder 1: Newspaper Clippings re Theodore Schroeder, circa 1899-1915Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Newspaper Clippings re Theodore Schroeder, circa 1916-1953Add to your cart.
Volume 1: Cllippings about T.S. and Mormonism, circa 1892-1897Add to your cart.
Volume 2: Old Newspaper Clippings on Mormonism - Salt Lake City, circa 1895Add to your cart.

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