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Clara L. Hartung Papers, 1898-1938
- Hartung, Clara L.
- Clara L. Hartung Papers
- 1898-1938 (inclusive)18981938
- .25 linear feet of shelf space, (1 box)
- Collection Number
- Cage 818 (collection)
- Correspondence (mainly incoming) of Clara L. Hartung, a teacher from Stillwater, MN who moved with her family to Olympia, WA in 1899. Correspondents include members of her family, friends, and Carl Reeves, whom she met and married after moving to Washington.
Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open and available for research use.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
Little biographical information is available for Clara Louise Hartung (1885-1979). Her parents were Louis and Louise Hartung. She started her teaching career in Minnesota, and continued teaching after moving to Washington State in 1899. In 1902, she married civil engineer Carl H. Reeves (1880-1965).
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
Correspondence (mainly incoming) of Clara L. Hartung, a teacher from Stillwater, MN who moved with her family to Olympia, WA in 1899. Correspondents include members of her family, friends, and Carl Reeves (1880-1965), a civil engineer with the City of Seattle, whom she met and married after moving to Washington. In some cases, the correspondent's name is not known, or only the first name is known. Most of the letters include news of family and/or friends, in both Minnesota and Washington, and the correspondence between Clara Hartung and Carl Reeves reflects the progress of their courtship.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Copyright restrictions may apply.
[Item Description] Clara L. Hartung Papers, 1898-1938
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
This collection is arranged in a single chronological sequence.
Charles Gardner Shaw donated this collection, along with other materials, to the Washington State University Libraries in 1992 (MS.1992.09, MS.1991.13).
Cheryl Gunselman processed this collection in 2015.
This collection is part of a large group of materials received together. The remaining materials were processed separately:
Charles Gardner Shaw Correspondence Collection (Cage 817) Foss Family Papers (Cage 819)
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|1||1||Letters (mainly incoming). Correspondents: Louis Hartung, Olga Hartung, Daisy Pettingill, Daisy Strom, Nettie Gwyther, Amanda, and Frank. Most of the letters are from Clara's family and friends in Stillwater, MN, writing with news of home. During this time Clara lived in Winona, MN, where she had a teaching position.||1898 October-1899 April|
|1||2||Letters (incoming and outgoing). Correspondents: Olga Hartung, Louise Hartung, Corrie Hartung, Carl Reeves, Nettie Gwyther. Many of the letters reflect the Hartung family's preparations and move to Washington State, Clara's work as a teacher, and the beginning of her relationship with Carl Reeves, her future husband. In one letter, Clara describes using the planchette with friends.||1899 May-1901 December|
|1||3||Letters (incoming and outgoing). Correspondents: Nettie Gwyther, Carl Reeves, Olga Hartung. The correspondence with Carl reflects the progress of their courtship.||1902 January-April|
|1||4||Letters (incoming and outgoing). Correspondents: Carl Reeves, Olga Hartung, Florida Pettingill. Olga Hartung's March 4, 1938 letter includes a Cabbalistic Reading for Clara.||1902 April-1938 March|
|1||4||Miscellaneous items, mainly related to Louis Hartung.||1906 and undated|