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Joseph Rickert family papers

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Adminstrative Information

Detailed Description

Biographical Information

Joseph  W. Rickert

Correspondence

Business Records and Correspondence

Organizational Affiliations

Writings

Diaries and Journals

Ziebold Family

Scrapbooks

Memorabilia & Miscellaneous


Joseph Rickert family papers, 1869-1971 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

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Collection Overview

Title: Joseph Rickert family papers, 1869-1971Add to your cart.

ID: 1/6/MSS 144

Primary Creator: Rickert family

Extent: 50.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged in ten series: 1) Biographical Information, 2) Joseph W. Rickert, 3) Correspondence, 4) Business: Records and Correspondence, 5) Organizational Affiliations, 6) Writings, 7) Diaries and Journals, 8) Ziebold Family, 9) Scrapbooks, 10) Memorabilia & Miscellaneous.

Date Acquired: 00/00/1972

Subjects: George Ziebold Milling Company., Rickert, Joseph, 1840-1941., Rickert, Joseph, 1840-1941. - Diaries, Rickert family

Forms of Material: Artifacts., Clippings (information artifacts), Corporation records., Correspondence., Diaries., Ephemera., Fiction., Ledgers (account books), Manuscripts for publication., Records (documents), Rickert, Joseph, 1840-1941. - Correspondencce, Rickert family - Correspondence, Scrapbooks

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection includes magazine, newspaper and journal articles (about various family members); correspondence; court orders; genealogical studies; biographical notes compiled about Joseph Rickert and his daughters; scrapbooks from and about various family members, and diaries.  Also contained are personal mementos such as medals, professional shingles, plaques, and eyeglasses, and such miscellaneous items as diplomas, professional certificates, funeral books, calling cards, and railroad passes saved by family members. Some of the children of Joseph Rickert wrote and published a variety of material in this collection, including poetry; historical, travel, and literary articles; essays; and copies of addresses. In addition there are materials related to the family business interests: the George Ziebold Milling Company of Red Bud, Illinois; the Tiptown and Valmeyer farms; the Rickert banking and property dealings in Switzerland; the personal bank accounts and taxes; and the liquidation of Rickert investments.

Biographical Note

Joseph W.  Rickert (1840-1941), lawyer, banker, politician, teacher, amateur historian, and civic leader, led a long and productive life and during his term in the State Senate was Acting Governor of Illinois for three days in 1891.

In 1864, after graduating with A.B and A.M. degrees, he taught public school in Marion and Monroe counties. While he was teaching, Rickert also studied law under Judge H.K.S. O'Melveny and with the firm of Johnson and Hartzell at Chester, Illinois.

In addition to his law practice, Rickert pursued other business interests and was active in professional organizations.  He established and was President of the Waterloo commercial State Bank and held the titles of: President of the Monroe County Bar Association; President of the Monroe County Fire Insurance Company; President of the Wind Storm Insurance Company; and Director of the East St. Louis, Columbia, and Waterloo Railway.

Rickert's activities as a civic leader propelled him into a number of elected political offices including:  County Superintendent of Schools, 1869-1873; State Representative, 1874-1876; State's Attorney for Monroe County, 1876-1880; and State Senator, 1888-1892.

In 1873, Joseph married Wilhemina (Minnie) Ziebold, the daughter of a Waterloo miller, Gottlieb Ziebold.  The Rickerts had nine children.  Four of them figure importantly in the collection.  Nelson, (1878-1971) was a St. Louis lawyer and businessman.  The interests of Luella (1884-1961), Marie (1894-1971), and Marguerite (1897-1971) added a cosmopolitan element to the family.  These daughters wrote poetry, traveled extensively in Europe, especially Switzerland, and were active in national and international organization.

Wilhemina Rickert died in 1900 and Joseph assumed responsibility of raising his children. Joseph Rickert worked at the commercial State Bank of Waterloo as President until the day he died at the age of 101.

Subject/Index Terms

George Ziebold Milling Company.
Rickert, Joseph, 1840-1941.
Rickert, Joseph, 1840-1941. - Diaries
Rickert family

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

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 Method: In 1972, Morris Library acquired the personal papers and books of the Joseph W. Rickert Family of Waterloo, IL, as part of the settlement of the last surviving member of the family, Marguerite Rickert, Hendersonville, North Carolina.

Preferred Citation: [Item], Joseph Rickert family papers, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.


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[Series 7: Diaries and Journals],
[Series 8: Ziebold Family],
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Series 3: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Family Correspondence, 1860-1889Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Family Correspondence, 1890-1894Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Family Correspondence, 1895-1897Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Family Correspondence, 1898-1899Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Family Correspondence, undated, pre 1900Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Family Correspondence, 1900Add to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Family Correspondence, 1901Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Family Correspondence, 1902Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Family Correspondence, 1903Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Family Correspondence, 1904 January-JulyAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Family Correspondence, 1904 August-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Family Correspondence, 1905 January-JulyAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Family Correspondence, 1905 August-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Family Correspondence, 1906 January-JulyAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Family Correspondence, 1906 August-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Family Correspondence, 1907 January-MarchAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Family Correspondence, 1907 April-JuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Family Correspondence, 1907 July-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Family Correspondence, 1908 January-JulyAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Family Correspondence, 1908 August- DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Family Correspondence, 1909 January-JuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Family Correspondence, 1909 July-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Family Correspondence, 1910Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Family Correspondence, undated, 1900-1910Add to your cart.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Family Correspondence, 1911Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Family Correspondence, 1912Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Family Correspondence, 1913Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Family Correspondence, 1914Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Family Correspondence, 1915Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Family Correspondence, 1916Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Family Correspondence, 1917Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Family Correspondence, 1918Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Family Correspondence, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Family Correspondence, undated, 1910-1919Add to your cart.
Box 13Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Family Correspondence, 1920 January-MarchAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Family Correspondence, 1920 April-MayAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Family Correspondence, 1920 June- AugustAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Family Correspondence, 1920 September-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Family Correspondence, 1921 January-MayAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Family Correspondence, 1921 June-OctoberAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Family Correspondence, 1921 November-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Family Correspondence, 1922 January-SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Family Correspondence, 1922 October-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Family Correspondence, 1923 January-MayAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Family Correspondence, 1923 June-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Family Correspondence, 1924 January-MarchAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Family Correspondence, 1924 April-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Family Correspondence, 1925 January-AugustAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Family Correspondence, 1925 September-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Family Correspondence, 1926 January-MayAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Family Correspondence, 1926 June-OctoberAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Family Correspondence, 1926 November-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Box 15Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Family Correspondence, 1927 January-FebruaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Family Correspondence, 1927 March-MayAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Family Correspondence, 1927 June-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Family Correspondence, 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Family Correspondence, 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Family Correspondence, undated, 1920-1929Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Family Correspondence, 1930Add to your cart.
Box 16Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Family Correspondence, 1931 January-JulyAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Family Correspondence, 1931 August-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Family Correspondence, 1932 January-JulyAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Family Correspondence, 1932 August-SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Family Correspondence, 1932 October-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Family Correspondence, 1933 January-MarchAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Family Correspondence, 1933 April-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Family Correspondence, 1934 January-MarchAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Family Correspondence, 1934 April-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Family Correspondence, 1935 January-JulyAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Family Correspondence, 1935 August- DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Family Correspondence, 1936 January-MarchAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Family Correspondence, 1936 April-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Family Correspondence, 1937Add to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Family Correspondence, 1938 January-JuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Family Correspondence, 1938 July-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Family Correspondence, 1939 January-JulyAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Family Correspondence, 1939 August-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Family Correspondence or fragment, undated, 1930-1939Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Family Correspondence, 1940 January-AprilAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Family Correspondence, 1940 May-JulyAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Family Correspondence, 1940 August-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Box 19Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Family Correspondence, 100th Birthday letters, 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Family Correspondence, 100th Birthday letters, 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Family Correspondence, drafts of Thank You letters for cards, etc., 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Family Correspondence, Birthday cards, 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Family Correspondence, Birthday cards, 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Family Correspondence, 1941Add to your cart.
Box 20Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Family Correspondence, 1942 January-MayAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Family Correspondence, 1942 June-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Family Correspondence, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Family Correspondence, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Family Correspondence, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Family Correspondence, 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Family Correspondence, 1947 January-JulyAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Family Correspondence, 1947 August- OctoberAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Family Correspondence, 1947 November-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Box 21Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Family Correspondence, 1948 January-MayAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Family Correspondence, 1948 April-NovemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Family Correspondence, 1948 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Family Correspondence, 1949 January-MayAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Family Correspondence, 1949 June-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Family Correspondence, undated, 1940-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Family Correspondence, 1950Add to your cart.
Box 22Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Family Correspondence, 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Family Correspondence, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Family Correspondence, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Family Correspondence, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Family Correspondence, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Family Correspondence, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Family Correspondence, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Family Correspondence, 1958Add to your cart.
Box 23Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Family Correspondence1959 (January-June)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Family Correspondence1959 (July-August)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Family Correspondence1959 (September)Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Family Correspondence1959 (October)Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Family Correspondence1959 (November-December)Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Family Correspondence, undated, 1950-1959Add to your cart.
Box 24Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Family Correspondence, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Family Correspondence, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Family Correspondence, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Family Correspondence, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Family Correspondence, 1964-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Family Correspondence, 1967-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Family Correspondence, Christmas Cards, 1957Add to your cart.
Box 25Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Family Correspondence, Christmas Cards, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Family Correspondence, Christmas Cards, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Family Correspondence Christmas Cards, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Family Correspondence, 1970-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Family Correspondence, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Family Correspondence, Sympathy Card, 1971Add to your cart.
Box 26Add to your cart.
Folder 1: John C. EckelAdd to your cart.
Eckel, John C. (Charles Dickens authority, also contains William Jennings Bryan letters)
Folder 2: "And I Loved Them All . . .Book I -- The Boys in My Life,"Add to your cart.
Friends, "And I Loved Them All . . .Book I -- The Boys in My Life," Marguerite, 1910-1930
Box 27Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "My English and American Friends,"Add to your cart.
Friends, "My English and American Friends," 1921-1949
Folder 2: "Letters from Dear French Friends,"Add to your cart.
Friends, "Letters from Dear French Friends," 1920's - 1930's
Box 28Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "Marcus Lee Hansen", 1893-1938Add to your cart.
"Marcus Lee Hansen," (1893-1938), correspondence 1933-1945 (1938 and on is from his wife, Lydia Hansen) was the author of Pulitzer Prize-winning History, 1941 for The Atlantic Migration
Folder 2: Untitled, 1900-1920Add to your cart.

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[Series 3: Correspondence],
[Series 4: Business Records and Correspondence],
[Series 5: Organizational Affiliations],
[Series 6: Writings],
[Series 7: Diaries and Journals],
[Series 8: Ziebold Family],
[Series 9: Scrapbooks],
[Series 10: Memorabilia & Miscellaneous],
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