Finding aid for the Krueger stammbuch 6110

Emily Hodgkins and Sue Luftschein
USC Libraries Special Collections
2015 December
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California 90089-0189

Language of Material: German
Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
Title: Krueger stammbuch
Identifier/Call Number: 6110
Physical Description: 0.88 Linear Feet 1 box
Date (inclusive): 1830s-1840s
Container: 1

Biographical / Historical

Before yearbooks became a standard way to remember friends and memories from school days, young students would often use their own blank books as a way to collect signatures and other mementos. In 19th century Germany, one of these was called a Stammbuch, and was filled with poetry, locks of hair, and drawings dedicated from one’s closest companions or family. This book, from a young student who lived either in or near Berlin during the 1830s and 1840s, is an excellent example of the different sorts of elements often included in a Stammbuch. Not much is known about the student who owned the book (although they were likely female, with the last name Krueger).

Content Description

Stammbuch (friendship album) of a young German girl from Berlin named Krueger, 1830s-1840s, filled with poetry, locks of hair, and drawings.

Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder no. or item name], Krueger stammbuch, Collection no. 6110, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Walkabout Books, December 8, 2015.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Alba amicorum
Friendship -- Germany -- 19th century -- Archival resources
Germany -- 19th century -- Social life and customs -- Archival resources