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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


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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Series 7: Newsletters, 1940-1997Add to your cart.
This series consists of newsletters from various areas of interest to Carus.
Box 50Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "The Firing Line", 1940 January - 1953 MayAdd to your cart.
Box 51Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "The Reaper", 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 2: "The Reaper", 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 3: "The Reaper", 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 4: "The Reaper", 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 5: "The Reaper", 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 6: "The Reaper", 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 7: "The Reaper", 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 8: "The Reaper", 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 9: "The Reaper", 1992Add to your cart.
Box 52Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "The John Birch Society", 1970s-1990sAdd to your cart.
Box 53Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "The John Birch Society: The Birch Log", 1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: "The John Birch Society: The Birch Log", 1980sAdd to your cart.
Box 54Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "The Phoenix Letter", 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 2: "The Phoenix Letter", 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 3: "The Phoenix Letter", 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 4: "The Phoenix Letter", 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 5: "The Phoenix Letter", 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 6: "The Phoenix Letter", 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 7: "The Phoenix Letter", 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 8: "The Phoenix Letter", 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 9: "The Phoenix Letter", 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 10: "The Phoenix Letter", 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 11: "The Phoenix Letter", 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 12: "The Phoenix Letter", 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 13: "The Phoenix Letter", 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 14: "The Phoenix Letter", 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 15: "The Phoenix Letter", 1997Add to your cart.
Box 55Add to your cart.
Folder 1: LaSalle County Soil and Water Conservation District (The Conserver)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: "The Prairie Greeter", 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 3: "The Liberty Letter", 1967-1971Add 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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