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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 4: Writings by Alwin Carus, 1920-1925Add to your cart.
This series consists of Alwin Carus's personal writings.  Included are journals, papers, stories, drawings, and school work.
Box 33Add to your cart.
Folder 1: University of Chicago, English, circa 1920sAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: School work, circa 1920sAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Journals, circa 1920sAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: School papers, circa 1920sAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: School papers, circa 1920sAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Personal Writings (Journal), 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 7: "A Short Story for Gustav's Movie", 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 8: "A Flight with the Graff Zeppelin"Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Personal Writings (School work/ papers), circa 1920sAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Personal Writings, circa 1920sAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Personal Writings, circa 1921Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Personal Writings (Theories of Astronomers), 1925Add to your cart.
Folder 13: DrawingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Distillery plansAdd 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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