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Texas Vorwärts Records
An Inventory of the Collection
Texas Vorwärts was a German language weekly newspaper published every Friday by the German Publishing Company from 1883-1914. Julius Schutze served as Editor until his death in 1904, and his son Edward Schutze also worked for the newspaper. The newspaper had a circulation of around 6,100 in 1900.
Boas, H.C. & Pierce M. (2009). Lexical developments in Texas German.
The collection contains a checkbook documenting checks received for subscriptions from 1913-1914 and loose checks received from 1891 as well as correspondence sent to and received from Julius Schutze and Edward Schutze dating from 1895 to 1916. Some of the letters contain the letterhead for Texas Vorwärts. The ledger contains the subscription and advertising accounts for the newspaper. Tucked between two pages is a single sheet - Bill of Costs in Justice Court Precinct #3, January 17, 1906 for Ed Schutze vs. John Miel. A list of names (surmised as subscribers or advertisers) dated May 20, 1913 is also part of the collection. Issues of the newspaper are available in the AHC's Periodical Collection.
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The custodial history of the ledger is unknown. The letters and financial records were purchased at an antique store in Buda, Texas, in 2014. They were previously added to the Schutze Family Papers (AR.2009.001) but moved to AR.1991.106 in 2019.
Texas Vorwärts Records (AR.1991.106). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.
Donor #: unknown
Donation Date: unknown
Some materials purchased by AHC in 2014.
Processing and finding aid by Kelly Hanus in 2019.