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Saengerfest Collection, 1924-1931

 Collection
Identifier: GA-08-01

Scope and Content

The collection contains the correspondence of Charles Schmidt, president of the German-American Saengerbund, with other saengerfest committees and officials. The collection also includes miscellaneous material such as songsheets and the constitution of the North American Saengerbunds.

Dates

  • 1924-1931

Creator

Language of Materials

The records are in English and German

History of The Saengerfest Collection and Charles Schmidt

The Saengerfest Collection was donated by Mr. Christian Schmidt of Cincinnati. His grandfather, Charles Schmidt, was a prominent Cincinnati businessman in the late 19th c to the early decades of the 20th c. Active in civic affairs as well as German-American cultural organizations, Schmidt served as the president of the German-American Saengerbund, which served as an umbrella group for state and municipal saengerfests throughout the United States. The national Saengerbund also sponsored a national saengerfest every year that was held in different cities across the country.

Extent

1.25 Linear Feet

Abstract

The collection contains the correspondence of Charles Schmidt, president of the German-American Saengerbund, with other saengerfest committees and officials. The collection also includes miscellaneous material such as songsheets and the constitution of the North American Saengerbunds.

Statement of Arrangement

The collection is organized into folders by topic and date

Physical Location

Archives and Rare Books Library

Title
Inventory of the Saengerfest Collection, 1924-1931
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Finding aid prepared by Archives and Rare Books Library staff
Date
2014
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Rare Books Library Repository

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