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Collection Summary

Administrative History

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Texas Vorwärts

Austin History Center

Texas Vorwärts Records

An Inventory of the Collection



Collection Summary

Creator: Texas Vorwärts
Title: Texas Vorwärts Records
Dates: 1889-1916
Abstract: The records document the German language weekly newspaper Texas Vorwärts, which was published in Austin, Texas from 1883-1914.
Accession number: AR.1991.106
Quantity: 1.2 linear feet (1 box, 1 oversize volume)
Location: Archives Stacks, Oversize Volumes, qAR
Language: English, German
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library,
810 Guadalupe, PO Box 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Administrative History

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.

Source

Boas, H.C. & Pierce M. (2009). Lexical developments in Texas German.

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Scope and Contents

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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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)
Schutze, Edward, 1864-1947.
Schutze, Julius, 1835-1904.
Schutze, Julius, 1869-1935.
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas Vorwärts.
German Publishing Company.
Subjects
Business enterprises--Texas--Austin.
Germans--Texas--Austin--Newspapers.
German newspapers--Texas.
German Americans--Texas.
Immigrants--Texas.
Places
Austin (Tex.)--Social conditions.
Austin (Tex.)--Commerce.
Document Types
Correspondence.
Financial records.
Ledgers.
Legal documents.

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Related Material

General Collection


  • A 976.431 SCH884S Schutze, Carl Ahrendt, Autobiography of Carl A. Schutze, Jr. 1996.
  • A 976.400431 IN University of Texas Institute of Texas Cultures at San Antonio, The German Texans. 1970.
  • A 976.400431 LI Glen E. Lich, The German Texans. 1996.
  • A 917.6409753 BE Gilbert Giddings Benjamin, The Germans in Texas: A Study in Immigration. 1974.

Austin Files


  • AF Biography - Schutze, Julius, 1835-1904
  • AF Subject - Newspapers - Texas Vorwaerts N2400(25) T
  • AF House/Building - 10th. Street, East 507

Archives & Manuscripts


Periodicals


  • Texas Vorwärts

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

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.

Preferred Citation

Texas Vorwärts Records (AR.1991.106). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: unknown

Donation Date: unknown

Some materials purchased by AHC in 2014.

Processing Information

Processing and finding aid by Kelly Hanus in 2019.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Texas Vorwärts Records, 1889-1916

Box Folder
1 1 Checks received, 1891, 1913-1914
2 Correspondence, 1895-1916
Location
Oversize Volumes Ledger, 1889-1906
Location BoxItem
qAR 086/016 List of names (subscribers or advertisers), 1913

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