Guide to the Arthur Hartwig Notes on Germans from Russia, 1916-1999
Cage 5085

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Hartwig, Arthur
Title
Arthur Hartwig notes on Germans from Russia
ID
Cage 5085
Date [inclusive]
1916-1999
Extent
1.0 folder
General Physical Description note
0.1 linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
The Arthur Hartwig Papers consist of materials on various German-Russian individuals living in the United States. This collection predominately consists of newspaper articles and correspondence associated with the German-Russian population in Washington State. It also includes copies of articles and book chapters discussing Germans from Russia.

Preferred Citation note

[Item description]. Arthur Hartwig notes on Germans from Russia, 1916-1999. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical Note

Arthur Hartwig was born October 6, 1913 in Walla Walla, Washington to Lewin and Emma Hartwig. Lewin was born in a community of Volga Germans called Friedenberg in 1889, and initially immigrated to Kansas with his father in 1892. Lewin’s father soon bought a piece of land from the Northern Pacific Railroad, and settled near Ritzville, Washington. A descendent of a German-Russian family, Arthur became interested and devoted in information pertaining the German-Russian population that existed in Central and Eastern Washington. This also included genealogical information about his family and its descendants, and soon stretched to a general interest on German-Russians nation-wide.

Arthur graduated from Washington State University in 1941, and was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. After graduating from Washington State University, Arthur moved to Illinois. Arthur died in March 20, 2010 in Morton, Illinois.

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Scope and Contents note

The Arthur Hartwig Papers consists of Hartwig’s genealogical research on Germans from Russia. This collection contains copies of newspaper articles from the German press Die Welt-Post (The World Post), which include English translations of the text. These texts are mainly associated with German-Russians/Volga Germans in Washington State. There is also correspondence between Arthur Hartwig and family members, and to individuals associated with Jeruslan Nachrichten (a newsletter for descendants of German colonies along the Jeruslan River), and the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia. Also included in this collection are genealogical documents with names, and articles/copies of book chapters on Volga Germans.

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Arrangement note

The collection has retained its original order.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2016

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The Arthur Hartwig notes on Germans from Russia Papers were donated to Washington State University by Arthur Hartwig (MS. 1999.04)

Processing Information note

This collection was processed by Brianna Webb and Steven Bingo in 2016.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Other collections on Germans from Russia at Washington State University Libraries include:

American Historical Society of Germans from Russia Records, Cage 850

Emma Schwabenland Haynes Papers 1927-1982, Cage 573

Anna Biedel Weitz Papers 1904-1983, Cage 158

Germans from Russia Conference Recordings and Papers 1980-1994, 1998, Archives 310

Fred Koch Collection on Germans from Russia Papers 1802-1979, bulk 1908-1983 Cage 851

Amelia Werre Papers, 1977-1979, Cage 5084

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Hartwig, Arthur -- Archives.

Subject(s)

  • German Americans
  • Russian Germans -- America -- History.
  • Washington (State)

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