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Guide to the Julius Wangenheim Papers MS 41
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Series I: Personal and Family Papers

Box-folder 1:1

Biographical information, 1908 and undated

Includes:

Biographical information on Julius Wangenheim and official document from Willmars, Germany regarding his mother, Fanny Newman.
Box-folder 1:2

Family correspondence, 1859–1909

Includes:

Letters between Julius Wangenheim’s parents, Sol Wangenheim and then fiance, Fanny Newman
Letters to Julius from Sol and Fanny Wangenheim
Box-folder 1:3

Family correspondence, 1912–1918

Includes:

Letters to Julius from Sol and Fanny Wangenheim.
Letter noting Julius Wangenheim's decline of an invitation to run for mayor, March 19, 1915.
Letter advising Julius Wangenhiem not to antagonize John Spreckels, July 10, 1918.
Box-folder 1:4

Miscellaneous correspondence, 1891–1940

Includes:

Correspondence from New York Public Library, Upton Sinclair, E.W. Scripps, and Alexander C. Robinson, regarding travels to the Taj Mahal.
Box-folder 1:5

Tributes and obituaries for Julius Wangenheim, 1940–1942

Box-folder 1:6

Tributes and obituaries for Julius Wangenheim, 1942

Box-folder 1:7

Personal miscellanea, 1887–1941

Includes:

Diploma from University of California (in Oversize Collections D3)
Receipt from Hotel Coronado
Credit from Bodley Book Shop
Drawing of road trip from Phoenix to Charleston
U.S. map with route of cross-country trip (in Oversize Collections D3)
Booklet celebrating Julius’ 75th birthday and accomplishments
 

Series II: Civic and Professional Activities

Box-folder 1:8

Banking, 1903 March 24–1928 December 17

Includes:

List of shareholders for The National Bank of Commerce of San Diego
Share certificate for Panama-California Exposition
Box-folder 1:9

Jitney Bus Controversy, 1915 August 28–1919 May 7

Includes:

Correspondence between Julius Wangenheim and William Clayton at Spreckels Companies regarding their opinions on the jitney buses
Box-folder 1:10

Correspondence: local civic activities, 1909 August 14–1933 June 30

Includes:

Letter from Mayor decommissioning Wangenheim from City Planning Commission
Letter to San Diego Union regarding location of city and county building
Box-folder 1:11

Correspondence: national politics, 1940 September 21-October 7

Box-folder 1:12

Education, 1926 February 1-July 20

Includes:

Correspondence regarding relocation of State Teachers College
Goals and priorities of Scripps College, and relations with Pomona College
Box-folder 1:13

Articles, essays and speeches, 1929 August 16 and undated

Includes:

Essays on education, civilization and democracy
Box-folder 1:14

Civic and professional miscellanea, 1926 April–1940 May 14

Includes:

University of California publication noting Julius Wangenheim’s nomination for president of Alumni Association
Rotary publication, noting speech by Julius Wangenheim
English Speaker Union’s dinner program, hosting Marquess of Lothian, Britain’s Ambassador to the U.S.
 

Series III: Book Collecting and Sundials

Box-folder 1:15

Book collecting, 1930 October 3–December 17

Includes:

Speech on book collecting
Correspondence regarding book theft and recovery of book that was housed at the Fine Arts Gallery
Box-folder 1:16

Sundial information and correspondence, 1919 February 15-1940 October 5

Includes:

Sketch of sundial
Notes on the Michelson Morley experiment
Sundial blueprints, created by John Galen Howard, dated July 24, 1923 (in Oversize Collection D3)