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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 9: Slide Collection, 1954-1997Add to your cart.
This series consists of slides taken by Carus on trips around the United States and around the world.  Included in the collection are images of the family, Apollo Space Missions, North Dakota, Canada and cemeteries.
Box 63Add to your cart.
Slide Box 1: North Dakota; Indonesia, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1987; 1983Add to your cart.
Slide Box 2: LaSalle, IL / Madrid, Spain / Canada-; Brazil, 1989 September, 1989 October, 1990 December; 1974Add to your cart.
Slide Box 3: North Dakota, Family Mansion, and Carus Family, undatedAdd to your cart.
Slide Box 4: Europe- Wisconsin / Canada / Eclipse Cruise, 1992 August, November; 1991 - 1996 JulyAdd to your cart.
Slide Box 5: Canada Trip with Marlene; Trip West with Mary Ellen; and Comet Event, 1991, August 1997; 1990 July-1991Add to your cart.
Slide Box 6: LaSalle, IL- Family Mansion; Carus Family, North Dakota, Madrid, Spain, 1973, 1974; 1989; 1979 February,1990 October, JulyAdd to your cart.
Box 64Add to your cart.
Slide Box 7: Apollo Space Missions / SkylabAdd to your cart.
Slide Box 8: North Dakota; Out West, 1970s - 1980s; 1987, 1988, 1992Add to your cart.
Slide Box 9: Correspondence, 1998 August - 1997 April, and 1991Add to your cart.
Slide Box 10: (Visiting Paul Carus's Grave), Assorted Travel Slides- Michigan, North Dakota, Minnesota, Alberta, Canada, 1994 July, Oct; 1998 June; 1950s - 1990s; 1993 November - 1995 JuneAdd to your cart.
Slide Box 11: World Travel, 1986 May, October, 1987 May; circa 1970s, 1980sAdd to your cart.
Slide Box 12: North Dakota, Michigan, and Family; Alwin Carus's Ranch Holdings in North Dakota, 1976, 1977, 1985; 1960s-1980sAdd to your cart.
Box 65Add to your cart.
Slide Box 13: Yosemite, Canada, Florida, Pocono's, Colorado; North Dakota; Branding Cattle; North Dakota; North Dakota Cattle, 1947; 1952; 1958 July; 1955 October, November; circa 1950sAdd to your cart.
Slide Box 14: World Travel and Solar Eclipse; Red Covered Bridges, Princeton Cemetery, Historical Homes; LaSalle, IL - Railroad; Plant Operations (Edward Carus #20, Alwin Carus #11); LaSalle, IL, Staved Rock and Carus Family Mansion ; Spain, Bullfights, 1983 July, Dec, 1986 April, May; 1991 May; 1969; 1960 August; 1958; 1956Add to your cart.
Slide Box 15: Trip to Germany; Europe, 1979; 1982-1983Add to your cart.
Slide Box 16: Out West; Cruise, 1995; 1993-1998Add to your cart.
Slide Box 17: LaSalle, IL, Wisconsin Dells, Mississippi, Michigan (Carus Home); Assorted, 1988-1989; 1993, 1998, 1999Add to your cart.
Slide Box 18: Travel; SIU Visit, North Dakota, Family Mansion; Travel, 1993, 1995; 1998, 1999; 1992Add to your cart.
Box 66Add to your cart.
Slide Box 19: Loose Slides / Toledo Bullfight / Madrid, ' Spain, and Italy / Snow and Trees (Plus Alwin) / Mendota Sweet corn Fest / Mt. Rushmore, Harvesting Crops, Lighthouses / Cattle in the Snow / Men and Horses / LaSalle, IL Parade- All Slides, undatedAdd to your cart.
Slide Box 20: Out West- Cattle, Ranches, Log Cabins / Carus with Friends / Unknown Locations / Yosemite, Mountains, Horses and Carus / Branding Cattle / Brazil / Branding Cattle / Corn Palace, Cattle, and North Dakota / International World Fair, Brussels, 1973 June, December; circa 1975; 1973 September; circa 1954; 1958Add to your cart.
Slide Box 21: Assorted Loose Slides, undatedAdd 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],
[All]

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