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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 1: Biographical Information],
[Series 2: Joseph  W. Rickert],
[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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Series 6: WritingsAdd to your cart.
Box 36Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Versus, by Marguerite Lois RickertAdd to your cart.
Versus, by Marguerite Lois Rickert
Folder 2: Poems for Boys and Girls, by Marguerite Lois RickertAdd to your cart.
Poems for Boys and Girls, by Marguerite Lois Rickert
Folder 3: Songs and Reflections, by Marguerite Lois RickertAdd to your cart.
Songs and Reflections, by Marguerite Lois Rickert
Folder 4: Poems for 1940, by Marguerite Lois RickertAdd to your cart.
Poems for 1940, by Marguerite Lois Rickert
Folder 5: Rural Sophisticate, by Marguerite Lois Rickert, 1939Add to your cart.
Rural Sophisticate, by Marguerite Lois Rickert, 1939 (contains scrapbook of correspondence, reasons for publishing, the publishing process)
Folder 6: Rural Sophisticate,by Marguerite Lois RickertAdd to your cart.
Rural Sophisticate, original manuscript by Marguerite Lois Rickert
Folder 7: A Call to Remembrance: A rambling autobiography written for my own pleasure, by Marguerite Lois RickertAdd to your cart.
A Call to Remembrance: A rambling autobiography written for my own pleasure, by Marguerite Lois Rickert
Folder 8: Poems, by Marguerite Lois Rickert, 1931Add to your cart.
Poems, by Marguerite Lois Rickert, 1931
Box 37Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Sketches by Marguerite Lois Rickert, 1943 JuneAdd to your cart.
“The Scenes of My Childhood,” sketches by Marguerite Lois Rickert, June 1943
Folder 2: Ma Vie, Dessins de Marguerite Rickert: portraits pa elle-meme,Add to your cart.
Ma Vie,Dessins de Marguerite Rickert: portraits pa elle-meme, by Marguerite Lois Rickert
Folder 3: Food for Butterflies, by Marguerite Lois Rickert, 1930Add to your cart.
Food for Butterflies by Marguerite Lois Rickert, 1930
Folder 4: Songs for Soldiers, 1941Add to your cart.
Songs for Soldiers, by Marguerite Lois Rickert, 1941
Folder 5: Poetry by Marguerite Lois Rickert, 1927-1939Add to your cart.
Poetry by Marguerite Lois Rickert, 1927-1939
Folder 6: Journal of Marguerite Rickert, Book I, People I Can't Forget, 1920-1927Add to your cart.
Journal of Marguerite Rickert, Book I, People I Can't Forget, Marguerite Lois Rickert, 1920-1927
Folder 7: Who Sold the House, play by Marguerite Lois RickertAdd to your cart.
Who Sold the House, play by Marguerite Lois Rickert, 4 loose pages
Folder 8: Writings by Marguerite Lois Rickert, 1928Add to your cart.

“Interesting Notes from Africa, Four Hundred Miles from White People,” by Marguerite Lois Rickert, published in Waterloo newspaper, 1928

“History of Waterloo,” by Marguerite Lois Rickert, published in Waterloo newspaper, undated

Folder 9: Morrison-Talbot Library,â by Luella RickertAdd to your cart.
Morrison-Talbot Library, by Luella Rickert, 2 typed pages
Folder 10: Joseph W. Rickert, by Luella Rickert, 1942Add to your cart.
Joseph W. Rickert, by Luella Rickert, 2 typed pages, 1942
Folder 11: Colonel William R. Morrison, by Nelson A. Rickert, 1909 October 8Add to your cart.
Colonel William R. Morrison, by Nelson A. Rickert, published by The Waterloo Times, October 8, 1909
Folder 12: Geneva, Switzerland, by Nelson RickertAdd to your cart.
Geneva, Switzerland, by Nelson Rickert, written to the editor of The Waterloo Republican, 6 pages handwritten
Folder 13: Sunny Italy, by Nelson Rickert, 1903 May 14Add to your cart.
Sunny Italy, by Nelson Rickert, published in the Waterloo Republican, May 14, 1903
Box 38Add to your cart.
Folder 1: True Atomic Power and The Atomic Myth,Add to your cart.
True Atomic Power and The Atomic Myth, by Marie Rickert, 12 pp.
Folder 2: Poems and Essays in notebook, 1921-1922Add to your cart.
Poems and Essays in notebook, by Marie, 1921-1922
Folder 3: Manuscripts by Marie RickertAdd to your cart.
“Fancy Fishing” and “It Can Be Done,” manuscripts by Marie Rickert
Folder 4: Poetry (loose poems) by Marie RickertAdd to your cart.
Poetry (loose poems) by Marie Rickert
Folder 5: Tomatoes, essay, by Marie RickertAdd to your cart.
Tomatoes, essay, by Marie, 2 handwritten pages
Folder 6: Letter from Geneva, by Marie Rickert, 1920 January 2Add to your cart.
Letter from Geneva, by Marie Rickert, Waterloo Times, January 2, 1920
Folder 7: Poems and sonnets by Marie and Marguerite RickertAdd to your cart.
“Windows Facing East,” poems and sonnets by Marie and Marguerite Rickert
Folder 8: Poems, by Marie and Marguerite RickertAdd to your cart.
Poems, by Marie and Marguerite Rickert
Folder 9: Versus, by Marie and Marguerite RickertAdd to your cart.
Versus, by Marie and Marguerite Rickert
Folder 10: Loose poems, author unknownAdd to your cart.
Loose poems, author unknown
Folder 11: Manuscripts of poems and literary notesAdd to your cart.
Manuscripts of poems and literary notes
Box 39Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Hon. John C. Eckel Visits Waterloo,Add to your cart.
Hon. John C. Eckel Visits Waterloo, author unknown
Folder 2: Book I Have EnjoyedAdd to your cart.
Book I Have Enjoyed, author unknown
Folder 3: correspondence, 1832Add to your cart.
Folder 4: An Intimate Glimpse of Fridtjof Nansen, 1923Add to your cart.
An Intimate Glimpse of Fridtjof Nansen, 1923, author unknown
Folder 5: Letters, notes, poems, biographical notesAdd to your cart.
Loose copies of letters, notes, poems, biographical notes
Folder 6: Letters, notes, poems, biographical notesAdd to your cart.
Loose copies of letters, notes, poems, biographical notes
Folder 7: Letters, notes, poems, biographical notesAdd to your cart.
Loose copies of letters, notes, poems, biographical notes
Folder 8: The Bible and Science, unknown authorAdd to your cart.
The Bible and Science, unknown author

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[Series 1: Biographical Information],
[Series 2: Joseph  W. Rickert],
[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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