Finding Aid to the Charles Wagner Collection MS.601

Finding aid prepared by Holly Rose Larson
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90065-5030
323-221-2164
rroom@theautry.org
2012 October 19


Title: Charles Wagner Collection
Identifier/Call Number: MS.601
Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Date: 1904
Abstract: This collection consists mostly of undated, unsigned, and untitled manuscripts regarding Pastor Charles Wagner who came from Paris to give lectures in the United States in 1904. These manuscripts appear to be authored by George Wharton James, as much of the draft version is written on the backs of James' correspondence. This collection includes press clippings for Wagner from 1904, a typed copy of his lecture, a manuscript entitled "Mr. Charles Wagner - An Appreciation," a copy of a manuscript by John Wanamaker introducing Wagner for his lecture in 1904, a typed manuscript of an interview with Wanamaker, and papers regarding the Craftsman meeting room at the Craftsman Building in Syracuse, New York. Craftsman papers include correspondence from Gustav Stickley, a ticket for Wagner's appearance, a to-do list, and a pamphlet.
creator: James, George Wharton, 1858-1923
creator: Wanamaker, John

Preferred citation

Charles Wagner Collection, 1904, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.601; [folder number] [folder title][date].

Processing history

Processed by Glenna Schroeder, circa 1977-1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 October 19, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).

Scope and Contents

This collection consists mostly of undated, unsigned, and untitled manuscripts regarding Pastor Charles Wagner who came from Paris to give lectures in the United States in 1904. These manuscripts appear to be authored by George Wharton James, as much of the draft version is written on the backs of James' correspondence. This collection includes press clippings for Wagner from 1904, a typed copy of his lecture, a manuscript entitled "Mr. Charles Wagner - An Appreciation," a copy of a manuscript by John Wanamaker introducing Wagner for his lecture in 1904, a typed manuscript of an interview with Wanamaker, and papers regarding the Craftsman meeting room at the Craftsman Building in Syracuse, New York. Craftsman papers include correspondence from Gustav Stickley, a ticket for Wagner's appearance, a to-do list, and a pamphlet.

Use

Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Access

Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org.

Biographical note

Charles Wagner was born in Germany, and toured the United States in 1904.

Inventory

1. “Mr. Charles Wagner – An Appreciation” by George Wharton James (hand original)
2. Same (typed copy)
3. “And I thought of the people beyond the Water” (copy 1)
4. Same (copy 2)
5. Press clippings (folder A) “Some Distinguished Visitors” Outlook, New York City, November 5, 1904 “Reverend Charles Wagner starts the simple life in Syracuse” The Post-Standard (Syracuse, New York), October 12, 1904 “President Roosevelt discusses ‘The Simple Life’ and illustrates it by citing examples of a man acting individually and in association with his fellows.” Not published circa November 1904 “How to Live Simply” Syracuse Herald, October 12, 1904 “Wagner Keeps Busy” Syracuse Herald, October 12, 1904 (2 copies) “The Simple Life” not published(?), no date “Charles Wagner” not published(?), no date “Charles Wagner – as He impresses an American in Paris” Transcript (Boston), September 21, 1904 “The Apostle of Simplicity” Chronicle Houston, Texas, October 10, 1904
6. Press clippings (folder B) “Charles Wagner” Reader (Indianapolis) November ?, 1904 “Charles Wagner – Author, Preacher, and Pastor” by Grace King The Congregationalist and Christian World, 17 September 1904 Picture Book News (Philadelphia) October 1904
7. Comments by Charles Wagner and others – Miscellaneous
8. Advertisements for appearances
9. Miscellaneous

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Stickley, Gustav, 1858-1942
Wagner, Charles
Clippings
Craftsman style
Manuscripts
Religion and ethics
Speeches
Theology
Typescripts