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Contents and Arrangement | A Finding Aid to the Buehr family papers, 1880-1984 | Digitized Collection

Buehr family papers, 1880-1984

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Series 1: Biographical Material, 1880-1976
5 folders
Box 1

This series contains biographical material about all the members of the Buehr family. There are biographical sketches about Karl Buehr from five printed sources, as well as one written by Kathleen Buehr Granger. There are certificates to Karl Buehr from the National Academy of Design, the Royal Scottish Academy, and the Lycee Montaigne. Included in the series is a George Buehr resume. Mary Hess Buehr wrote a family history, "The Hess Family," and her brother Will Hess wrote a history of his family's business, the Hess Warming and Ventilating Company.
The series is arranged by material type.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
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Karl and Mary Buehr Biographical Material, 1880-1976
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Buehr Family Biographical Sketches, 1950-1968
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"The Hess Family" typescript by Mary Hess Buehr, 1942
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"A Half Century of Hot Air" typescript cover, 1929
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"A Half Century of Hot Air" typescript by Will Hess, 1929
Typescript contains two cyanotypes and one photographic negative.
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Series 2: Correspondence, 1898-1980
8 folders
Box 1

The bulk of the series consists of letters addressed to Karl Buehr concerning art-related matters such as exhibitions, awards, and sales of artwork. Letters addressed to Karl Buehr also include personal letters from Mary Hess Buehr before their marriage, as well as letters dating from early in their marriage. Letters written to Karl while he served in the U.S. Cavalry during the Spanish-American War are present. The series also contains letters addressed to Mary Hess Buehr, and the correspondence of Kathleen Buehr Granger and George Buehr.
The series is arranged by correspondent. Miscellaneous letters from various correspondents outside of the Buehr family are housed in the General Correspondence folder.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
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Buehr, Karl, 1898-circa 1899
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Buehr, Karl, 1912-1913
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Buehr, Karl, 1913-1929
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Buehr, Karl, 1931-1947
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Buehr, George, 1977-1980
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Buehr, Mary Hess, 1906-1926
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Granger, Kathleen Buehr, 1912-1980
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General Correspondence, 1912-1927
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Series 3: Writings, circa 1915-1970
4 folders
Box 1

This series includes Karl Buehr's handwritten essays, lectures, and notebooks on art technique. The series contains magazine articles by Mary Hess Buehr, as well as Kathleen's manuscript, "California Notes."
The series is arranged by family member.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
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Essays and Lectures by Karl Buehr, circa 1915
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Notebooks by Karl Buehr, circa 1925-circa 1935
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Writings by Karl Buehr and Mary Hess Buehr, circa 1925-circa 1930
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"California Notes" by Kathleen Buehr Granger, pages 1-18, circa 1948
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"California Notes" by Kathleen Buehr Granger, pages 19-51, circa 1948
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"California Notes" by Kathleen Buehr Granger, pages 52-70, circa 1948
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Series 4: Printed Material, circa 1899-1984
12 folders
Box 1-2, OV 3

This series contains a variety of printed materials, including newspapers and magazine clippings from the United States and France, of which French clippings were gathered by Argus de la Presse, a French press clipping service; exhibition announcements and catalogs for both Karl and George Buehr; reproductions of Karl Buehr's artwork; students' reviews of Karl's artwork; as well as posters from exhibitions by George Buehr and Margo Hoff. Published articles by George Buehr and Kathleen Buehr Grander are also included.
The series is arranged by family member and by material type.
The bulk of the series has been scanned. Duplicates, blank versoes, and blank pages have been omitted from scanning. In some cases, printed materials have had their covers, title pages, and relevant pages scanned.
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Reproductions of Works of Art, Karl Buehr, circa 1899- circa 1923
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High School Students' Art Reviews of Karl Buehr's Artwork, circa 1901
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Newspaper and Magazine Clippings, US, circa 1900-1910
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Newspaper and Magazine Clippings, US, 1913-1983
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Clippings from Argus de la Presse, 1912
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Clippings from Argus de la Presse, 1913-1914
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Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, Karl Buehr, 1921-1984
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"My Life and Hard Times on Taiwan" by George Buehr, 1970
Materials housed in OV 3
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Exhibition Announcements, George Buehr, 1971-1978
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Poster Announcing Exhibition by George Buehr, 1968
Materials housed in OV 3
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"My Most Unforgettable Character" By Kathleen Buehr Granger, 1969
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Poster Announcing Exhibition by Margo Hoff, autographed, 1972
Materials housed in OV 3
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Oversized materials scanned with Box 2, folder 6, 8, and 10, 1968-1972
OV 3

Series 6: Artwork, circa 1940-circa 1975
6 folders
Box 2

This series contains artwork by Kathleen Buehr Granger. Watercolors, pencil, ink, and pastel sketches depict landscapes and wildlife of the U.S. Southwest and California, and were created to illustrate her manuscript "California Notes." Original ink drawings and reproductions describe Kathleen Buehr's childhood experiences and Buehr family life in France, and were intended to illustrate her manuscript "Artists Are People Too."
This series has been arranged by illustration title.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
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Artwork by Kathleen Buehr Granger to illustrate "Artists Are People Too", circa 1940-circa 1975
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Artwork by Kathleen Buehr Granger to illustrate "Artists Are People Too", circa 1940-circa 1975
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Artwork by Kathleen Buehr Granger to illustrate "Artists Are People Too", circa 1940-circa 1975
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Artwork by Kathleen Buehr Granger to illustrate "Artists Are People Too", circa 1940-circa 1975
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Artwork by Kathleen Buehr Granger to illustrate "California Notes", circa 1948
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Artwork by Kathleen Buehr Granger to illustrate "California Notes", circa 1948
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Series 6: Photographs, circa 1886-1947
0.2 linear feet
Box 2

The photograph series includes images of the Buehr family, the Hess family, and their distant relatives. More than one hundred photographs from Holland, including fourteen cyanotypes, provide images of peasant farm life during the late nineteenth century. Many photos are posed and some were used as studies for Buehr artwork. The Hess family photographs provide images of an industrial business in Chicago at the turn of the century.
The series is arranged by personal/geographic name.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
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Buehr Family Album Photographs, 1879-circa 1910
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Buehr Family Album Photographs, circa 1930-circa 1955
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Photographs from Laren, Holland, 1899-1902
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Photographs from Laren, Holland, 1899-1902
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Photographs from Laren, Holland, 1899-1902
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Photographs from Laren, Holland, 1899-1902
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Photographs from Laren, Holland, 1899-1902
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Cyanotypes from Laren, Holland, 1899-1902
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Hess Family and Business Photographs, circa 1886-circa 1928
Photographs are associated with typescript, "A Half Century of Hot Air" by William Hess, which is arranged with Series 1 and housed in Box 1, folders 4-5.
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