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Guide to the Graupner Family Papers, 1886-1962
BANC MSS C-B 912  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Graupner family papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1886-1962
    Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 912
    Creator: Graupner family
    Extent: Number of containers: 3 boxes, 7 cartons, 3 volumes, 2 oversize folders
    Repository: The Bancroft Library.
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Abstract: Letters, mss. of writings, reports, notes, scrapbooks and clippings of Adolphus E. Graupner and his wife, Annabel Elise (Wenzelburger) Graupner, relating to his law career and other activities involving the American Legion and the Republican party, and to her involvement in the Republican party and numerous civic and charitable organizations. A few reports by A. Wenzelburger re Spring Valley Water Company also included.
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library 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 by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Graupner family papers, BANC MSS C-B 912, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Scope and Content

    The Graupner family papers were given to The Bancroft Library in 1964 by A. E. Graupner, Jr. They relate mainly to Graupner's activities with the American Legion and the Republican Party and to Mrs. Graupner' s civic and charitable activities. Photographs have been removed to the Library's Pictorial Collection.
    A key to arrangement and partial list of correspondents follows.


    Adolphus Earhart Graupner was born in Iowa in 1875. He was graduated from the University of California in 1897 and began his law career in San Francisco the same year, ultimately becoming assistant district attorney and Superior Court judge. He was an active member of the American Legion and served as chairman of its rehabilitation committee, 12th district. Judge Graupner died in 1947. His wife, Annabel Elise (Wenzelburger) Graupner, was graduated from the University of California in 1902. She worked with numerous civic and charitable organizations including the California Alumni Association, California Civic League and the American Association for Study and Prevention of Infant Mortality. Both she and her husband were active in the Republican Party.