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Collection Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Urbantke, Eversberg, von Rosenberg, and Schmidt Families, circa 1860s-1908, 1960, undated

Elsie and Hilda Urbantke, 1898-1961

Austin History Center

Urbantke Family Papers

An Inventory of the Collection



Collection Summary

Creator: Urbantke family
Title: Urbantke Family Papers
Dates: 1893-1961
Abstract: The Urbantke Family Papers largely represent the lives of sisters Elsie (1897-1988) and Hilda (1899-1959) Urbantke from the 1910s through the 1950s in Austin, Texas. Included are mostly scrapbooks, clippings, and other ephemera documenting their lives while attending Austin High School and the University of Texas, their activity during World War II, and their later lives. Photographs, photograph albums, and genealogical materials provide a picture of the wider Urbantke family.
Accession number: AR.E.006
Quantity: 4.1 linear feet (3 boxes, 2 scrapbooks, 2 photograph albums)
Location: Archives stacks, Oversize Volumes, qAR, Outer Vault
Language: English
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library,
810 Guadalupe, PO Box 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Biographical Sketch

Gustav Urbantke (1841-1932) moved from Austria to New Ulm, Texas in 1860 and had eight sons and six daughters with Carolina Muenzler (1868-1918). One of his sons, also named Gustav (1870-1957), married Emily Eversberg (1895-1962). They settled in Austin, Texas, where he became the superintendent for the Texas School for the Deaf and had two daughters. The first, Elsie (1897-1988) and the second, Hilda (1899-1959) both attended Austin High School, graduating in 1916 and 1918 respectively. After high school, Elsie studied to become a nurse at the University of Texas. During World War II she trained Navy hospital corpsman at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Norman, Oklahoma. Hilda graduated from the University of Texas in 1922 with a degree in architectural engineering, and later became a life insurance salesperson. During World War II, she studied aircraft engineering and assisted in aircraft production for the war effort. She was also an avid golfer, competing in citywide and statewide tournaments throughout her life.

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Scope and Contents

The materials in the Urbantke Family Papers primarily cover the lives of Elsie and Hilda Urbantke. Relating to them are scrapbooks, postcard albums, holiday cards, clippings, ephemera, and school notes. There's a scrapbook documenting Elsie's work at the Navy Hospital in Oklahoma, one containing clippings during her time at college, one documenting a large part of Hilda's golf career, as well as a more general one compiled by Hilda. There are also two "The Girl Graduate" scrapbooks documenting both girls' senior years at Austin High School. Also included is a large bound volume of illustrated notes taken by Elsie during her nursing courses and a file of financial records, memos, and by-laws from the Country Club of Austin, which Hilda was a member of in the 1950s. There are also materials regarding the larger Urbantke family including a genealogical file, photographs, two photograph albums, certificates, and a League City plat map.

The collection contains approximately 150 photographs loose and in photo albums. The portrait photographs include photographs of Ernest, Aluma, and Sally Eversberg, Mrs. Wangermann, and many unidentified photographs mostly circa the mid-1800s. Group photographs include photographs of groups from the Texas School for the Deaf, the first graduates of Blinn College, and a few unidentified groups. The photographs of a house and photo postcards are dated 1903-1908 and were sent to the Urbantke family, depict a mail driver, the public school and groups in La Grange, Texas, Miriam Urbantke, a group from the Fayette County Teacher's Institute, students at Blinn College, a bridge in Schertz, Texas, a scene from Industry, Texas, scenes from the oil fields and "Oil City" in Humble, Texas, and other unlabeled images. The Schmidt and Eversberg families photograph album contains photos depicting Max, Albert, and Ernest Eversberg, Mrs. Murie (Henrietta Schmidt), and Eugene, Robert, and Max Schreiber (sons of Antonia Schmidt), Mrs. Wangermann (half-sister of Anna Schmidt), Emilie (great-great grandmother of Emilie Eversberg), Arthur Wangermann, Emilie Schmidt, Antonia Schreiber (Schmidt), and many other unlabelled portraits. The Urbantke, Eversberg, and von Rosenberg families photograph album depicts Sam, Murey, and Max Eversberg, Otto von Rosenberg and his wife Lizetta Schenck, Miss Nellie Brenham, Anita and Fritz von Rosenberg, Walter Ansler, Alma Ansler Eversberg, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Urbantke, Mrs. Wangermann, among other unidentified portraits. The individuals depicted in the two photograph albums document mostly family members from Elsie and Hilda Urbantke's mother's (Emily Eversberg) family line.

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Arrangement

Collection is arranged into two series:


  • Urbantke, Eversberg, von Rosenberg, and Schmidt Families
  • Elsie and Hilda Urbantke

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Use Restrictions

The Austin History Center (AHC) is the owner of the physical materials in the AHC collections and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the AHC before any publication use. The AHC does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Eversberg family.
Schmidt family.
Urbantke, Elsie.
Urbantke family.
Urbantke, Hilda.
Von Rosenberg family.
Subjects (Organizations)
Austin High School (Austin, Tex.).
Blinn College.
Country Club of Austin (Austin, Tex.).
The Texas School for the Deaf.
The University of Texas at Austin.
U.S. Naval Hospital (Norman, Ok.).
Women's Texas Golf Association.
Subjects
Country clubs--Texas--Austin.
Family--Texas--Austin.
Greeting cards.
Golf--Texas--Austin.
Golf for women.
Nursing.
Postcards--Collectors and collecting.
Valentines.
Women in engineering.
Women in war.
Places
Austin (Tex.)--Social life and customs.
Austin (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
Texas.
Document Types
Black-and-white photographs.
Cartes-de-visite.
Certificates.
Clippings.
Drawings.
Financial records.
Greeting cards.
Memorabilia.
Notes.
Photograph albums.
Postcard albums.
Reports.
Scrapbooks.

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Related Material

Austin Files


  • AF Biography - Gus Frederick Urbantke
  • AF Subject - Golf - Women's Texas Golf Association 3200 (5) T
  • AF Subject - Nurses & Nursing N3600

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Urbantke Family Papers (AR.E.006). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/1966/048

Donation Date: 1966, 1967

Processing Information

Preliminary inventory done by Ruth Baker in 2004. Final finding aid created and encoded by Kendall Newton in 2017.

The file of greeting cards were removed from Elsie's 1918 scrapbook.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Urbantke, Eversberg, von Rosenberg, and Schmidt Families, circa 1860s-1908, 1960, undated

Box Folder
1 1 Urbantke family genealogy scrapbook, 1960
Location BoxItem
qAR 3/16 Confirmation certificate for Fran Anna Eversberg, 1913
3/17 Baptismal certificate for Emilie Else Eversberg, 1893
1/4/2 League City plat map, undated
Box Folder
1 2 Portrait photographs (#001-018, 020-033, 053, 055), circa 1860s-1880s, undated
3 Group photographs (#011-018), undated
4 Photograph of house and photograph postcards (#019, 034-052), 1903-1908
Location PhotoAlbum
Outer Vault #47 Schmidt and Eversberg families photograph album (#081-121), undated
#48 Urbantke, Eversberg, and von Rosenberg families photograph album, photos (#122-151), undated

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Elsie and Hilda Urbantke, 1898-1961

Box Folder
1 5 Valentines, Christmas, and New Years greeting cards received by Elsie and Hilda, 1907-1910
6 Elsie and Hilda's postcard album, 1905-1908
7 Elsie and Hilda's postcard album, 1910-1912
Elsie Urbantke, 1898, 1911-1955
Box Folder
2 1 Invitations, pamphlets, and clippings, 1911-1955
2 Dance card, invitation, and ribbon, 1919-1920
3 Nurse's bacteriology course notes, handouts, and schedules, 1917, 1934
4 Clippings about hospitals and nursing, 1944-1952
5 Illustrated zoology and biology notes, 1919-1923
6 "Determination of the Pneumococcus Carrier Condition" report by Elsie Urbantke, 1924
7 Scrapbook by Elsie, 1918
Box Folder
3 1 Elsie's Austin High School graduate scrapbook, 1916
Location BoxItem
qAR 3/14 Elsie's baptismal certificate, 1898
Hilda Urbantke, 1900, 1918-1961
Box Folder
3 1 Hilda's Austin High School graduate scrapbook, 1918
2 Correspondence, pamphlets, programs, and ephemera, 1919-1961
3 Letter from Lemuel T. Staton to Hilda Urbantke, 1945
4 Correspondence regarding class of 1922 University of Texas College of Engineering 30 year reunion, 1952
5 Clippings about Texas Women's Senior Golf Association tournament, 1957
6 Clippings about Austin Women's Golf Association tournament, 1957
7 Clippings about Texas Women's Golf Association state tournament, 1957
Location BoxItem
qAR 3/18 Texas Senior Women's Golf Association meeting roster, 1955
3/15 Hilda's baptismal certificate, 1900
Box Folder
3 8 Country Club of Austin financial statements, memos, and by-laws, 1949-1957
Location
Oversize Volumes Hilda Urbantke golf scrapbook, 1926-1956
Hilda Urbantke scrapbook, 1934-1950

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