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Hugo Gellert papers, 1916-1986

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Series 1: Biographical Material , 1917-1982
0.5 Linear feet
Box 1 and OV 9

Items in this series contain biographical information about Hugo Gellert. Family papers related to his brothers, Ernest and Lawrence Gellert, are also found.
An audio recording of an interview with Hugo Gellert, conducted by Sofia Sequenzia, is found on three hour-long audio cassettes, along with a written questionnaire.
Family papers include the drawings and prison testimony of Ernest Gellert, Hugo's brother who died in a military prison in the United States while imprisoned for insubordination as a conscientious objector in 1917. Also found are lyrics, notes, and a photocopied article related to the work of Lawrence Gellert, who traveled throughout the Southeast United States transcribing and recording folk songs and stories.
Other documents related to Hugo Gellert include Communist Party and International Worker's Order (IWO) membership cards and other licences and ID's. Financial records in this series include professional bills, receipts, and contracts related to Gellert's work as an artist, organizer, and publisher; personal bills and receipts; and various official documents related to property, loans, insurance, and legal issues. The legal issues documented in these records primarily relate to personal debts.
Personal bills and receipts have not been scanned.
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Audio Interview of Gellert by Sofia Sequenzia and Questionnaire, 1981-1982
(Contains 3 hour-long audio cassettes)
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1
Blueprints of Gellert Property, 1928
Oversized material housed in OV 9
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2
Family Papers
Ernest Gellert WWI Drawings and Prison Testimonial, 1917
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3
Lawrence Gellert Collected Folksong Lyrics and Notes, circa 1930-1939
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4
Identification, Membership Cards, and Licences, circa 1923-1958
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5
Professional Bills, Receipts, and Contracts, circa 1930-1949
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Professional Bills, Receipts, and Contracts, circa 1930-1949
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Professional Bills, Receipts, and Contracts, circa 1930-1949
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Professional Bills, Receipts, and Contracts, circa 1930-1949
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Personal Bills and Receipts, 1928-1962
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10-17
Deeds, Mortgages, Insurance Policies, and Legal Records, circa 1942-1959
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Deeds, Mortgages, Insurance Policies, and Legal Records, circa 1942-1959
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Deeds, Mortgages, Insurance Policies, and Legal Records, circa 1942-1959
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20
Artifacts
Artists' Spatula and Ceramic Tile Samples, undated
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21
Buttons, Rubber Stamps, and Typography Calculator, undated
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22
Eyeglasses and X-Ray, 1953, undated
(X-ray not scanned)
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Oversized Blueprints of Gellert Property
Oversized material digitized with Box 1, Folder 2
9 (OV)

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