Minnesota Polka Project Collection, 1990

Collection Inventory and Description

Container Title
Series: I: MANUSCRIPT MATERIALS. Mills Music Library Wisconsin Music Archives. Wisconsin Folk Museum Collection.
Box   1
Freistadt Alte Kameraden Band 50th Anniversary Celebration pamphlet, 1992
Box   2
A.P.92.1.14: Instructor for the Concertina, Book 1 by Henry Silberhorn, 1910
Box   2
A.P.92.1.15: Melodies by Lawrence Duchow, New York: Hill and Range Songs, Inc., 1950
Box   2
Ach Ya! Posters
Physical Description: Three copies 
Box   2
B.92.1.28: Hustisford Concertina Club concert, 1942 April 9-10
Box   3
Scores:
Little Annie Rooney (with words) in original compositions and arrangements for the Zither by Maurice Jacobi. Washington, D.C.: Franz Waldecker and Co.
Pastime for Zither Players, arr. Max Maier. San Francisco: Max Maier, 1884
Pfingstrosen (op. 630). By Jos Rixner in Albumblatter: Sammlung beliebter Zither-Compositionen. Bremen: A.E. Fischer. New York: Carl Fischer.
Box   3
Henry Silberhorn materials (in a yellow envelope):
Sheet music arr. By Henry Silberhorn
Physical Description: 4 pieces 
German Song Album no. 3. Chicago: Henry Silberhorn, 1913
Henry Silberhorn's Instructor for the Concertina. Chicago: Henry Silberhorn, 1927
Fifteen Children's songs and games with words arranged and published for concertina. Chicago: Henry Silberhorn, 1928
Silberhorn music list by Gruetzmacher's Concertina: sales, service, sheet music, T3136 Calico Ln., Wausau, Wisconsin 54401
Box   3
Newspapers (in acid-free paper):
The Daily Herald, Wausau-Merrill, Wisconsin, 1984 October 18
Note: Includes a cover photo of Dan Gruetzmacher with a concertina.
Watertown Daily Times, 1976 June 12
Box   3
Wisconsin Folklife Center, Folklore Village Farm Ach Ya! Order forms
Box   4
Miscellaneous German-American materials
Deutsches Volksliedarchiv, Freiburg (German Folk Song Archive)
Scope and Content Note: Letter in German
Essen Haus
Scope and Content Note: Calendar of events for 1988 March and 1989 March
German American Project file
Series: II: MANUSCRIPT MATERIALS. Wisconsin Historical Society Library-Archives Division. Wisconsin Folk Museum Records, M98-044. Artist Files.
Box   1
Artists A-Ka
Alte Kameraden Band
Altenburg, Art
Badger Button Box Club
Beringer, Anton "Speedy"
Braun, Roland "Rollie"
Bruni, Milton
Burmeister, Norman
Check, John F.
Concertina Jamboree
De Witz, Bob and Irving
Deutsche Zeitung
Dorschner, Ray
Drexler, Max
Edelbeck, "Whoopee" Norm
Eisenhut, Thomas
Eske, Will
First Brigade, Watertown, Wisconsin
Fischer, Ella Mittelstadt
Flaker, Ruth
Gesch, Wilfred "Willie"
Giese, Clarence and Loretta
Green, Friede Schoen
Groeschl, Syl
Gruetzmacher, Dan
Hacker, Karl, Sr. and Norma
Haese, Elfrieda and Heidi Schlei
Harbor Lights
Henschel, Julius
Kaczor, Herman and Nora
Kading, Ernest
Karl and the Country Dutchmen
Kaufmann, Aloys
Kaulitz, Fred
Box   2
Artists Ki-Z
Kiel Municipal Band
Kittel, Charles "Jolly Cholly"
Knaack, Melvin
Kolberg, Albert
Kreiziger, Oscar and Victoria
Kretsch, Armin
Krueger, Elmer
Kuchenbecker, Gary
Lind, Elizabeth Jaeger
Madison Mannerchor
Maplewood Nursing Home
Menard, Rosemary and Agatha Watson
Milwaukee Liederkranz
Mueller, John
Peters, Max and Helmut
Peirick, Ed
Piller, Ed
Platz, Kenneth
Roeder, Harold
Schliewe, Edwin
Schomberg, Roland
Stratman-Thomas, Helene Blotz
Thiede's Tavern
Till, John
Vienna Strings
Weber, Carl, Jr. and Lillian
Wendinger, Peter and Paul
Wilfahrt, (Whoopee) John
Wisconsin Saengerbezirk
Wolfe, Anton
WTKM Radio
Zimmerman, Charlie
Zum Kripplein Christi
Series: III: SOUND RECORDINGS. Mills Music Library Wisconsin Music Archives. Wisconsin Folk Museum Collection.
Box   5
German-American Project Interviews and Musical Recordings Audiocassettes
c.91.1.1: Badger Button (Box) "Buf" Club, 1985 April 16
c.91.1.2: "Jolly Cholly"/Phil and Clancy's Bar, 1985 March 17
c.91.1.3: Maplewood Nursing Home "German Club," 1985 March 20
c.91.1.4a-d: Peirick, Ed, 1985 February 8
c.91.1.5a,b: Knaack, Melvin, 1985 March 27
c.91.1.6a,b: DeWitz, Irving, 1985 February 2
c.91.1.7: DeWitz, Bob and Irving, 1985 April 4
c.91.1.8a-d: Bruni, Milton, 1985 February 2
c.91.1.9: Bruni, Milton (home tape), 1985 March
c.91.1.10: Albert Muellor, Fanny Binter "Golden Memories of the Golden Zither"
c.91.1.11a,b: Lind, Elizabeth, 1985 January 5
c.91.1.12a-d: Art Altenburg's Concertina Bar, 1985 April 11
c.91.1.13a,b: Concertina Jamboree, 1985 April 20
c.91.1.14a,b: Eisenhut, Thomas, 1985 March 5
c.9.1.15a,b: Piller, Ed, 1985 March 18
c.9.1.16a,b: Kaczor, Herman and Norma, 1985 February 6
c.91.1.17a-c: Giese, Clarence, 1985 March 21
c.91.1.18a,b: Harbor Lights, 1985 May 1
c.91.1.20a,b: Zimmerman, Charlie, 1985 March 26
c.91.1.21a-c: Kreiziger, Oscar and Victoria, 1985 March 4
c.91.1.22a-c: Kaulitz, Fred, 1985 February 5
c.91.1.23a-c: Theide's Tavern, 1985 April 17
c.91.1.24a,b: Meier, Roy, 1985 March 14
c.91.1.25: Erdman, Bill, 1985 March 14
c.91.1.27a,b: Schomberg, Roland, 1984 December 14
c.91.1.28a,b: Roeder, Harold, 1984 October 19
c.91.1.29a,b: Henschel, Julius, 1984 November 14
c.91.1.30a,b: Mueller, John B., 1984 November 14
c.91.1.31: Kalk, Edna/Green, Freida, 1984 November 14
c.91.1.32: Kretsch, Armin and Lydia, 1984 October 19
c.91.1.33: Mead Public Library Public program-Open discussion, 1984 December 13
c.91.1.34: Seidel, Rev. Ervin, 1985 March 12
c.91.1.35: Seidel, Rev. Ervin (copy), 1985 March 12
c.91.1.36: Liamer, Estelle and Rita Kueling, 1985 March 8
c.91.1.37: Liamer, Estelle and Rita Kueling (copy), 1985 March 8
c.91.1.38: Zocher, Henry, 1985 March 14
c.91.1.39: Zocher, Henry (copy), 1985 March 14
c.91.1.40: Dreier, Arthur, 1985 March 13
c.91.1.41: Dreier, Arthur (copy), 1985 March 13
c.91.1.42a-c: Helene Stratman-Thomas Collection Songs and Dance Music
c.91.1.43a-c: Helene Stratman-Thomas Collection Songs and Dance Music (copy)
c.91.1.44a,b: Gesch, Willie and Frank Rehberger, 1984 November 8
c.91.1.45: Kolberg, Albert, 1984 December 13
c.91.1.46: Flaker, Ruth, 1985 February 22
c.91.1.47: Flaker, Ruth (copy), 1985 February 22
c.91.1.48:
Hoerter, 1985 February 22
Burmeister, Norman, 1985 February 23
Kaufmann, Aloys, 1985 February 24
c.91.1.49: Hoerter, Burmeister, Kaufmann (copy)
c.91.1.50: Gruetzmacher, Dan, 1985 February 28
c.91.1.51: Gruetzmacher, Dan (copy), 1985 February 28
c.91.1.52: Bohlman Sampler- German American Music from Wisconsin
c.91.1.53: Groeschel, Syl (duplicate- Cuca Records KS 2031)
c.91.1.54: Groeschel, Syl (duplicate- Cuca Records KS 2015)
c.91.1.55: Groeschel, Syl (duplicate- Cuca Records KS 2021)
c.91.1.56: Groeschel, Syl (duplicate- Cuca Records KS 2031)
c.91.1.57: Groeschel, Syl (duplicate- Cuca Records KS 2076)
c.91.1.58a,b: Beringer, Anton, 1985 March 29
c.91.1.59a-c: Zurkone, Schrammel Band, Vienna Strings, 1985 April 9
c.91.1.60a,b: Haese, Frieda and Heidi Schlei, 1985 May 1
c.91.1.61a-c: Till, John and Elisabeth, 1985 May 11
c.91.1.62a-d: Menard, Rosemary and Agatha Watson, 1985 May 11
c.91.1.63a,b: Groeschel, Syl, 1985 August 13
c.91.1.64a,b: Groeschel, Syl (copy), 1985 August 13
c.91.1.65: Platz, Kenneth, circa 1985 February?
c.91.1.66a: Andy Roll's recording of Max Peters, 1979-1980
c.91.1.66b: Jokes/Andy Interviews Max Peter's Family
Box   6
German-American Music in Wisconsin Audiocassettes
Masters
Box   7
44 7-inch reels (R.91.1.1a - R.91.1.18)
Box   8
44 7-inch reels (R.91.19a - R.91.1.47)
Box   9
13 7-inch reels (R.91.1.48 - R.91.1.56)
Box   11
10-inch reels (project copy reel, field recordings copy reel, etc.)
Series: IV: GRAPHIC MATERIALS. Mills Music Library Wisconsin Music Archives. Wisconsin Folk Museum Collection.
Box   12
German American Project slides
Series: V: GRAPHIC MATERIALS. UW-Madison Folklore Program. Ach Ya! Fieldwork.
German American Project Slide/Tape Program
Lewis Koch Slides
Lewis Koch Negatives and Contact Sheets
Note: These negatives are housed in 8 1/2 x 11 plastic sheets with sleeves; the sheets are numbered.
Sheet   1
Hacker family
Physical Description: 30 negatives plus contact sheet 
Sheet   2
Syl Groeschl, ACHJA license plate
Physical Description: 31 negatives plus contact sheet 
Sheet   3
Outdoor event, lecture, guitarist Al Kolberg
Physical Description: 36 negatives plus contact sheet 
Sheet   4
Historical, Hidebrandt Lanes, button accordion player Fred Kaulitz
Physical Description: 35 negatives plus contact sheet 
Sheet   5
Kaulitz, dancing, figurines in home
Physical Description: 36 negatives plus contact sheet 
Sheet   6
Buildings, roads, road signs, cemetery, documents, dancing at Watertown Senior Center, concertina
Physical Description: 30 negatives plus contact sheet 
Sheet   7
Irving DeWitz and two other concertina players
Physical Description: 35 negatives plus contact sheet 
Sheet   8
Ed Peirick, concertina player, clock, Zur Krone bar, beer coolers, etc.
Physical Description: 36 negatives plus contact sheet 
Sheet   9
Zur Krone bar, Rowland Braun on zither, piano accordion player
Physical Description: 37 negatives plus contact sheet 
Sheet   10
Art Altenburg and his bar
Physical Description: 38 negatives plus contact sheet 
Sheet   11
Altenburg's bar, historical photos
Physical Description: 38 negatives (no contact sheet) 
Sheet   12
Female vocalist, wall-mounted clock, scores
Physical Description: 33 negatives (no contact sheet) 
Sheet   13
Musicians, steins
Physical Description: 37 negatives (no contact sheet) 
Sheet   14
Singers, festival with brats, log cabin, barn, cemetery
Physical Description: 30 negatives (no contact sheet) 
Sheet   15
Fourth of July parade (in Freistadt?)
Physical Description: 33 negatives (no contact sheet) 
Sheet   16
Violin and piano players, two frames of Norske Nook
Physical Description: 31 negatives (no contact sheet) 
Sheet   17
Historical images
Physical Description: 31 negatives plus contact sheet 
Sheet   18
Historical images, DeWitz's Concertina Club
Physical Description: 34 negatives plus contact sheet 
Sheet   19
Historical images, concert bills, Irving DeWitz and daughter
Physical Description: 35 negatives plus contact sheet 
Sheet   20
Historical images, men in leiderhosen, band publicity photos
Physical Description: 37 negatives plus contact sheet 
Sheet   21
Historical images, Art Sohre Orchestra
Physical Description: 37 negatives plus contact sheet 
Sheet   22
Historical images, weddings, bands, meals, fallen tree downtown
Physical Description: 38 negatives plus contact sheet 
Sheet   23
Historical images from the Peters Brothers
Physical Description: 39 negatives plus contact sheet 
Sheet   24
Historical images from the Peters Brothers, woman with flag, concertina player
Physical Description: 38 negatives plus contact sheet 
Sheet   25
Historical images, flyers, etc.
Physical Description: 36 negatives plus contact sheet 
Sheet   26
Syl Groeschl publicity posters, historical images, band publicity photos
Physical Description: 38 negatives plus contact sheet 
Series: VI: ARTIFACTS. Wisconsin Historical Society Museum Division. Wisconsin Folk Museum Artifacts.
1996.118.217: Wolfe concertina
1996.118.218: Concertina, German by Lange-Uhlig Co., Chemnitz, Germany, circa 1910
1996.118.219.1: Concertina
1996.118.219.2: Case for Concertina