Sigrid Schultz Papers, 1835-1980

Summary Information

Title: Sigrid Schultz Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1835-1980

  • Schultz, Sigrid, 1893-1980
Call Number: Mss 677; PH 3750-PH 3754; PH 3813-PH 3815; Audio 1009A; Micro 777; AE 878; M91-057

Quantity: 17.4 cubic feet (51 archives boxes and 2 flat boxes), 1 reel of microfilm (35 mm), 1 tape recording, 814 photographs, 30 postcards, 1 photostat, and 13 color plates; plus additions of 1909 photographs, 92 negatives, and 1 reel of film (16 mm)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers documenting the personal and business life of Sigrid Schultz, an American-born foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune who served as bureau chief in Berlin from 1926 to 1941, and was an author, radio broadcaster, and lecturer. Included also are materials generated by her parents, Hermann and Hedwig Schultz, and by her maternal forebears, the Jaskewitz family. Extensive correspondence includes family exchanges; letters from colleagues and friends such as Hans von Kaltenborn, Louis Lochner, William Shirer, and Wallace Deuel; and business letters to and from the Tribune's controversial owner, Col. Robert McCormick, and colleagues such as Floyd Gibbons, Richard Henry Little, J. Loy Maloney, Joseph Pierson, George Seldes, and George Scharschug. Other professional records document Schultz's involvement with the Overseas Press Club. The Jaskewitz family materials include correspondence and papers about their theatrical and musical work in Germany. Photographs include images of the Schultz family and friends, circa 1890-1976.

Language: English, German

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