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Alwin C. Carus Papers

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Adminstrative Information

Detailed Description

Personal Correspondence

Business and North Dakota Farming Correspondence

Business and Company records

Writings by Alwin Carus

Hegeler and Carus Family History

Newspapers and Periodicals

Newsletters

Photographs

Slide Collection

People

Organizations

Astronomical Events

Post Card collection

Geology, Land, and Maps

Audiovisual materials

Writings by Others

Other Items of Interest


Alwin C. Carus Papers, 1900-2004 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

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Collection Overview

Title: Alwin C. Carus Papers, 1900-2004Add to your cart.

ID: 1/6/MSS 254

Primary Creator: Carus, Alwin C., (1901-2004.)

Extent: 85.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arrangement: Organized into seventeen series:  (1) Personal correspondence, (2) Business and North Dakota Farming, (3) Business and Company records, (4) Personal Writings, (5) Hegeler and Carus Family history, (6) Newspapers and periodicals, (7) Newsletters, (8) Photographs, (9) Slides, (10) People, (11) Organizations, (12) Astronomical events, (13) Post cards, (14) Geology, Land and maps, (15) Audio visual, (16) Writings by others, (17) Other items of interest.

Subjects: Agriculture, Carus, Paul, 1852-1919., Illinois - History - 1865, Open Court Publishing Company, Philosophy, Ranching

Forms of Material: Color slides., Correspondence., Joyce, James, 1882-1941. - Manuscripts, Photographs, Postcards, Scrapbooks, Writings.

Languages: English, German

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of the papers of Alwin C. Carus, from 1900 to 2004. The papers include personal correspondence, business correspondence, business records, farming records, newspapers, newsletters, slides, photographs, video, film, maps, and information on his family history. This collection documents portions of Illinois history over the last one hundred years, along with farming trends over the last fifty years in the Western United States. In addition, the collection reflects his family, his father Paul Carus, and the origins of his family in Germany. Carus continued to correspond with family all over the world until his death in 2004.

Biographical Note

Alwin Carus was born in 1901 in LaSalle, Illinois, to Paul and Mary Carus. He was the youngest of six children in a large German family. Educated at home until high school, Alwin attended the University of Chicago, studied chemistry and worked for metal and chemical companies during his professional career. Coming from an educated family, Alwin learned German, math, and music at an early age. During his early years, Alwin grew fond of astronomy, farming, the railroad, and the natural world. Alwin's early interests would lead him to work with the LaSalle County Railroad Bureau, buy and develop his own farms, and play witness to over a dozen solar eclipses around the world. Alwin Carus died in 2004.

Subject/Index Terms

Agriculture
Carus, Paul, 1852-1919.
Illinois - History - 1865
Open Court Publishing Company
Philosophy
Ranching

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 Source: Alwin C. Carus, The Carus Family, and the Hegeler Carus Foundation

Separated Materials: The Alwin Carus Coin Collection, Hillsdale College Archives, Hillsdale, MI.

Related Materials: Open Court Publishing Company Records.

Preferred Citation: Alwin C. Carus Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Personal Correspondence, 1900-2004],
[Series 2: Business and North Dakota Farming Correspondence, 1940-1999],
[Series 3: Business and Company records, 1930-1980],
[Series 4: Writings by Alwin Carus, 1920-1925],
[Series 5: Hegeler and Carus Family History],
[Series 6: Newspapers and Periodicals, 1940s-2001],
[Series 7: Newsletters, 1940-1997],
[Series 8: Photographs],
[Series 9: Slide Collection, 1954-1997],
[Series 10: People, 1900-2004],
[Series 11: Organizations, 1971-1998],
[Series 12: Astronomical Events],
[Series 13: Post Card collection, 1900-2004],
[Series 14: Geology, Land, and Maps],
[Series 15: Audiovisual materials, 1966-1999],
[Series 16: Writings by Others],
[Series 17: Other Items of Interest],
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Series 2: Business and North Dakota Farming Correspondence, 1940-1999Add to your cart.
Letters, notes, business correspondence from Alwin's ranches and farms. Much of the Correspondence come from people who leased his land, raised his cattle, or helped with land acquisition.
Box 24Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence, 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence, 1949Add to your cart.
Box 25Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence, 1959Add to your cart.
Box 26Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence, 1969Add to your cart.
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Folder 1: Correspondence, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence, 1979Add to your cart.
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Folder 1: Correspondence, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence, 1989Add to your cart.
Box 29Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence, 1999Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Personal Correspondence, 1900-2004],
[Series 2: Business and North Dakota Farming Correspondence, 1940-1999],
[Series 3: Business and Company records, 1930-1980],
[Series 4: Writings by Alwin Carus, 1920-1925],
[Series 5: Hegeler and Carus Family History],
[Series 6: Newspapers and Periodicals, 1940s-2001],
[Series 7: Newsletters, 1940-1997],
[Series 8: Photographs],
[Series 9: Slide Collection, 1954-1997],
[Series 10: People, 1900-2004],
[Series 11: Organizations, 1971-1998],
[Series 12: Astronomical Events],
[Series 13: Post Card collection, 1900-2004],
[Series 14: Geology, Land, and Maps],
[Series 15: Audiovisual materials, 1966-1999],
[Series 16: Writings by Others],
[Series 17: Other Items of Interest],
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