Guide to the Clara L. Hartung Papers 1898-1938
Cage 818

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Hartung, Clara L.
Title
Clara L. Hartung Papers
ID
Cage 818
Date [inclusive]
1898-1938
Extent
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
.25 linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
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.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Clara L. Hartung Papers, 1898-1938

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

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).

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Scope and Contents note

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.

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Arrangement note

This collection is arranged in a single chronological sequence.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2015

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

Charles Gardner Shaw donated this collection, along with other materials, to the Washington State University Libraries in 1992 (MS.1992.09, MS.1991.13).

Processing Information note

Cheryl Gunselman processed this collection in 2015.

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Related Materials

Separated Materials note

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)

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Controlled Access Headings

Family Name(s)

  • Hartung Family -- Correspondence

Subject(s)

  • Teachers -- Washington (State) -- Correspondence
  • Washington (State)
  • Women.

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

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 

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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 2

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 3

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 

1 4