Otto L. Schmidt papers, 1877-1941 (bulk 1900-1935).

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Schmidt, Otto Leopold, 1863-1935. Otto L. Schmidt papers, 1877-1941 (bulk 1900-1935).

Otto L. Schmidt papers, 1877-1941 (bulk 1900-1935).

Correspondence, newsclippings, and other papers of Dr. Schmidt, a Chicago physician, historian, and German American civic leader. Materials pertain to his leadership of the Illinois State Historical Society, the Chicago Historical Society, and the Illinois Centennial Commission; participation in German American cultural activities; service on the Chicago Board of Education, 1927-1928; and support of relief efforts for Germany following World War I. The collection primarily consists of incoming letters and copies of outgoing letters, notices, announcements, reports, and other communications and records pertaining to the various cultural, historical, civic, and humanitarian organizations and projects with which Dr. Schmidt was involved from about 1900 to his death in 1935. The strength of the collection lies in the detailed, inside information provided on the organizations and projects with which Dr. Schmidt was affiliated.

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