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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Organization of Collection

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series 1: Family papers

Series 2: Business and professional papers

Series 3: Photographs

Series 4: Separated material

Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo

A Preliminary Guide to the Leo M. J. Dielmann Papers, Drawings, and Photographs, Additions, 1863-1991



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Dielmann, Leo M. J. (Leo Maria Joseph), 1881-1969
Title: Leo M. J. Dielmann Papers, Drawings, and Photographs, Additions
Dates: 1863-1991
Creator Abstract: Leo M. J. Dielmann (1881-1969) was an architect and a San Antonio, Texas, resident.
Content Abstract: The personal papers of several family members, business and professional records, and photographs are part of the additions to the Leo M. J. Dielmann papers, providing a detailed record of the San Antonio architect and members of his family.
Identification: Col 7607
Extent: Approximately 85 linear feet (17 document boxes, 10 oversize boxes, 9 record cartons, 2 flat boxes, 2 oversize documents, 17 oversize drawers, approximately 130 tubes)
Language: Materials are in English and German.
Repository: Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas

Biographical Note

A native San Antonian, Leo Maria Joseph Dielmann was a product of the flourishing German-American community of south-central Texas. His father, John Charles Dielmann (1849-1923), was born in Hellenhahn, Germany, and immigrated to Texas in 1872. A stonemason, he became a partner in the San Antonio construction and building supplies business Pauly and Dielmann. He later formed his own company, J. C. Dielmann Co., and was involved in numerous building projects in San Antonio and across Texas. He was active in city affairs and in the German community. He was the first president of the Katholischer Staats-verband von Texas (the Catholic State League of Texas) and a participant in many other church and civic groups.

Leo M. J. Dielmann was born on 1881 August 14, the second of nine children of John C. Dielmann and Maria Gros Dielmann. Following his graduation from St. Mary's College in San Antonio in 1898, Leo M. J. Dielmann studied architecture and engineering in Germany. Returning to San Antonio, he worked as an architect and an officer in his father's business. In 1909 he was appointed City Building Inspector by Mayor Bryan Callaghan, serving for three years. From 1913-1914, he was an Alderman-at-large for the City of San Antonio.

Dielmann left the J. C. Dielmann Co. and set up an independent architectural business. As an architect, Dielmann designed businesses, churches, institutional buildings, residences, and numerous other types of public and private structures throughout Texas. His churches and other church-related buildings are particularly noted and include San Antonio’s Fort Sam Houston Post Chapel, the Conventual Chapel at Our Lady of the Lake University, and churches in Brenham, High Hill, Boerne, Seguin, Weimar, and many other communities. He was also involved in such familiar San Antonio structures as the Joske Brothers Building and several area schools.

Dielmann was active in several civic and fraternal organizations, serving for many years on the San Antonio Public Library Board of Trustees. He was a prominent member of the Order of the Sons of Hermann as the president of the Harmonia Lodge and a committee member for the Home for the Aged in Comfort, Texas. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Order of the Alhambra, and St. Joseph's Society. His interest in music was demonstrated by membership in the San Antonio Liederkranz singing society.

Dielmann married Ella Marie Wagner in 1911. The couple had three children, and their son, Leo M. J. Dielmann, Jr., followed his father into the architectural profession. Leo M. J. Dielmann died in San Antonio on 1969 December 21.

References

Davis, Ellis A., and Edwin H. Grobe, comps. and eds. The New Encyclopedia of Texas. Dallas: Texas Development Bureau, 1930[?].

Leo M. J. Dielmann biographical file, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library.

Dielmann's Review: Featuring the Architectural Attainments and Views of Perspective Architectural Drawings of Leo M.J. Dielmann, Architect. San Antonio, undated.

Jonas, Jason K. "John Charles Dielmann: Pioneer Businessman of San Antonio." Texas Historian XLV (September 1984): 1-7.

Newlan, Ralph Edward. Leo M. J. Dielmann: Ecclesiology and the Continuation of a German Gothic Architectural Tradition in Twentieth Century Texas. M.A. thesis, University of Texas at Austin, 1988.

Robinson, Willard B. "To the Glory of God: Texas Churches Designed by Leo M.J. Dielmann." Journal of Texas Catholic History 2 (March 1991): 26-53.

Southwest Texans. San Antonio: Southwest Publications, 1952[?].

Strong, Bernice. "Leo Maria Joseph Dielmann." Handbook of Texas Online. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fdi25.

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Scope and Content Note

The personal papers of several family members, business and professional records, and photographs are part of the additions to the Leo M. J. Dielmann collection, providing a detailed record of the San Antonio architect and members of his family.

The papers continue and add to the documentation provided in the Leo M.J. Dielmann papers, donated earlier to the library by the family and described separately. These additions contain similar types of material and subject matter as the earlier donation, while providing a greater amount of family correspondence and much greater breadth and depth in the records of Leo M. J. Dielmann’s architectural practice.

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Organization of Collection

This collection is organized into four series.
Series 1: Family papers
  • Subseries 1.1: John C. and Maria Dielmann
  • Subseries 1.2: Leo M. J. and Ella Dielmann
  • Subseries 1.3: Anna K. Dielmann
  • Subseries 1.4: Leo M. J. Dielmann, Jr.
  • Subseries 1.5: General family papers
Series 2: Business and professional papers
  • Subseries 2.1: John C. Dielmann and Dielmann Construction Co.
  • Subseries 2.2: Leo M. J. Dielmann
Series 3: Photographs
  • Subseries 3.1: Family and personal
  • Subseries 3.2: Architectural and building projects
Series 4: Separated material

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

No restrictions. The collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions

Please be advised that the library does not hold the copyright to most of the material in its archival collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to secure those rights when needed. Permission to reproduce does not constitute permission to publish. The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of copyright, literary property rights, and libel.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Dielmann, Leo M. J. (Leo Maria Joseph), 1881-1969.
Dielmann, John C., 1849-1923.
Dielmann, Leo M. J. (Leo Maria Joseph), 1925-2000.
Organizations
J. C. Dielmann Company (San Antonio, Tex.)
Subjects
Architects--Texas--San Antonio.
Architecture--Texas--Designs and plans.
Catholic Church--Texas--San Antonio--Societies, etc.
Church architecture--Texas--Designs and plans.
German Americans--Texas.
Locations
San Antonio (Tex.)
Genres/Formats
Personal papers.
Professional papers.
Architectural drawings.
Printed ephemera.
Photographs.

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Related Material

Leo M. J. Dielmann Papers, Drawings, and Photographs, 1847-1961, Col 883, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Leo M. J. Dielmann Papers, 1904-1958, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Leonard B. Plummer Collection, circa 1910-1961, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Leo M. J. Dielmann Papers, Drawings, and Photographs, Additions, 1863-1991, Col 7607, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Leo M. J. Dielmann, Jr., 1994-2004.

Processing Information

Processed by Warren Stricker, 1994-2007. Processing of the architectural drawings in this collection is ongoing.

Finding aid edited and encoded by Caitlin Donnelly, 2010 August.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1: Family papers

Organized into subseries by family member, found here are small amounts of varied papers such as correspondence, legal and financial documents, printed items, and organization-related material. Items associated with John C. Dielmann include school and military records from his German homeland, a brief diary of his initial journey to the United States, and letters from Germany. A greater amount of material is associated with Leo M. J. Dielmann, including personal correspondence that is particularly extensive in 1899-1901 when he was studying architecture in Germany and in 1919 when he was frequently away from home on a construction project. Leo M. J. Dielmann’s personal papers also include some miscellaneous school and organization records, property records, and three scrapbooks containing memorabilia and clippings on organizations and family. The series also includes a few miscellaneous items of Leo Dielmann’s younger sister, Anna K. Dielmann. Leo M.J. Dielmann, Jr. is represented by printed items, notebooks from his college studies, and assorted other items. General family papers in this series include some financial records, minutes and other records of a German Catholic organization, and a variety of printed items. Mementoes of family religious and social activities include numerous badges from meetings of Catholic organizations, the Sons of Hermann, and singing societies.
Subseries 1.1: John C. and Maria Dielmann
Correspondence
Box Folder
1 1 Possibly 1869
2 Typescript copies, 1872
3 1873-1882
4 1893-1923
Memorandum book or diary
Box Folder
Oversize 1 1872-1880
Box Folder
1 5 Typescript copy of diary portion, 1872
6 School records, 1863
7 Military records, 1869 and 1872
8 Legal document, 1908
9 Financial documents, 1877-1893
10 German-Catholic organizations, 1870-1910
11 Printed material
12 Miscellaneous material, 1877-1879
13 Joseph Jaegley estate documents, 1877-1893
Subseries 1.2: Leo M. J. and Ella Dielmann
General correspondence, 1899-1952
Box Folder
1 14 1899
15-16 1900
17 1901
18 1902-1905
19 1906
20 1907
21 1908
22 1909
23 1910
24 1911
25 1912-1918
26-28 1919
29 1922-1952
30 Undated
31 Miscellaneous envelopes
32 Paul and Emil Baltzer correspondence, 1907-1958
33 Diary [typescript copy], 1899
Box Folder
2 34 Property records: Guenther Street property, 1913
35 School material, 1897-1901
Organizations
36 Alemannia Alter-Herren Bund, 1909-1951
37 Knights of Omala, 1905
38 Speeches
Catholic State League meeting, D’Hanis, Texas, undated
St. Mary’s College yearly banquet, 1912
39 Bill of lading, 1901
40 Receipts: Witte Museum donations
41 Drawings
42 Death certificate
43 Certificates
Box Folder
Oversize 10 Oversize certificates
Drawer
Map case Certificate: St. Mary’s College diploma, 1898
Scrapbooks
Box Folder
Oversize 7 Singing societies, general music, and Catholic organizations [unbound], 1894-1961
Leo M. J. Dielmann, Jr. legislative campaign, general politics, and architecture, 1934-1955
Loose scrapbook pages and miscellaneous scrapbook material
Box Folder
Oversize 8 Cultural and social events, German pioneer memorial, and school material, 1897-1953
Box Folder
Oversize 1 Artifacts: document case
Subseries 1.3: Anna K. Dielmann
Box Folder
2 44 Correspondence, 1910 and 1925
45 Baptismal records
46 Passports
47 Printed material
Subseries 1.4: Leo M. J. Dielmann, Jr.
Box Folder
2 48 Speeches, 1955-1958
49 Certificates, 1942-1991
Box Folder
Oversize 10 Oversize certificates
Box Folder
6 School material
Suggested Trees and Shrubs for use in Parks in the San Antonio Area
Architecture 323-324, History of Architecture, notebook
Architecture 124, History of Architecture, notebook
Architecture 428, Truss design, notebook
Architecture 328, notebook
Architecture 427, notebook
Box Folder
2 50 Miscellaneous correspondence and printed material
Subseries 1.5: General family papers
Box Folder
Oversize 6 Financial records, bound volume with DRK Staats-Verband records below, 1926-1935
Organizations
Box Folder
Oversize 6 D.R.K. Staats-Verband, miscellaneous records, bound volume with financial records above, 1914-1920
Box Folder
3 51 San Antonio Liederkranz
52 Genealogical and biographical information
53 Notes
General printed material
54 Business and calling cards
55-57 Clippings
Box Folder
Oversize 10 Oversize clippings
Box Folder
3 58 Funeral cards
59 Invitations
60 Menu
61 Organizations
62 Pamphlets
63 Postcards
Programs
64 Catholic church and organizations
Box Folder
Oversize 10 Catholic church and organizations (oversize)
Box Folder
3 65 Musical events
66 General
67 Tickets
68 Miscellaneous
Box Folder
Oversize 1 Artifacts: wallet
Badges
Box Folder
Oversize 5 Catholic organizations, 1907-1953
Box Folder
Oversize 2 Order of the Sons of Hermann, 1939-1958
Box Folder
Oversize 3-4 Singing societies and saengerfests, 1896-1962
Box Folder
Oversize 2 Miscellaneous, 1894-1946

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Series 2: Business and professional papers

A few examples of correspondence, legal documents, and printed material, along with corporate minutes are associated with the J. C. Dielmann Company, the family construction firm. The bulk of the series, and of the papers as a whole, is made up of the architectural records of Leo M. J. Dielmann. Architectural drawings are found in various formats and in various stages of the creative process, from sketches to working drawings. All of the architectural drawings in the papers are described here; most are the work of Dielmann, with a small, but notable number created by Leo M. J. Dielmann, Jr., and with several drawings done by other architects, their presence in the papers probably based on the involvement of the family construction company in the project. Well over 400 building projects are represented, most dating from the early 1900s through the 1950s. A significant number are for churches, particularly Catholic churches, and other religious structures such as rectories, convents, and church-run institutions such as schools and hospitals. A large number of the projects were located in San Antonio, but the projects were located throughout Texas, particularly in small towns and cities.
Also found in this series are project records associated with the drawings, particularly building specifications, but also including some project-related correspondence, notes, and schedules of material. The drawings and project documents are described together, arranged by location of the work and then by project name.
The series also includes some general correspondence, miscellaneous items, and a series of journals in which Leo Dielmann made notes on his work activities and some personal matters. These journals date from 1926 through 1962, with several gaps.
Subseries 2.1: John C. Dielmann and Dielmann Construction Co.
Box Folder
3 69 Correspondence
70 Agreement
71 Printed material
Box Folder
Oversize 6 Minutes, 1925-1935
Subseries 2.2: Leo M. J. Dielmann
Box Folder
3 72 Correspondence
73 Publications
74 Miscellaneous
Journals
Box Folder
7 20 volumes: 1926, 1928-1929, 1931-1933, 1935, 1937-1944, 1946-1950
Box Folder
8 12 volumes: 1951-1962
Architectural drawings and project documents
Drawings and documents related to specific projects are described together. Items are sorted first by location, then by project title. When it can be determined, the common or official name of the structure at the time of its design has been used. Other names, including those used by the architect and those applied at a later date, are also noted. In most cases, drawings have been maintained in sets as they were received by the donor. As a result, there may be multiple sets of drawings for a single project, sometimes reflecting the function of the set. Most sets consist of a range of formats and functions, from sketches to working drawings, in original formats and copies.
Processing of the architectural drawings is ongoing. Based on the status of processing and the condition of the material, some sets of drawings may not be immediately accessible. A more detailed, though preliminary, inventory of the drawings is available at the DRT Library; contact the library for additional information about these materials.
Location unknown or unspecified
Arendt (possibly Erich J.) residence, addition.
Catholic church, "Picosa Catholic Church"
Catholic church design, generic design
Church
Church, stained glass windows
Home management building, possibly University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas
Hospital, labeled "Anders Hospital" and "proposed hospital"
Lone Star Memorial Mausoleum, possibly not built
Mexican school
Parochial school, generic design
Residences
Retail or office building
School, Texas Department of Education school plans
Unidentified structure
Various, primarily residential designs
Abilene, Texas: Congregation of Divine Providence, residence at Abilene hospital
Abilene, Texas: Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Abilene, Texas: Sacred Heart parish rectory
Abilene, Texas: St. Ann Hospital, addition
Ammannsville, Texas: St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
Austin, Texas: Deaf and Dumb Institute
Bandera, Texas: St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, confessionals
Beaumont, Texas: St. Anne Catholic Church
Bellville, Texas: Catholic church
Big Wells, Texas: St. Michael's Catholic Church, some sheets labeled "Uvalde Church"
Blanco, Texas: St. Ferdinand Catholic Church, labeled "Blanco chapel"
Boerne, Texas: St. Peter's Catholic Church
Brady, Texas: St. Patrick parish rectory
Bremond, Texas: St. Mary's parish school
Brenham, Texas: St. Francis Hospital, chapel and chaplain's residence
Brenham, Texas: St. Mary's Catholic Church
Brenham, Texas: St. Mary's parish rectory
Cameron, Texas: St. Monica's Catholic Church
Canyon Lake, Texas: Maclean (J. K.) residence
Castroville, Texas: Pfeiffer (J. P.) residence
Castroville, Texas: Sisters of Divine Providence convent, also called Moye Formation Center
Castroville, Texas: St. Louis Catholic Church, spire
Castroville, Texas: St. Louis parish school
Cestohowa, Texas: Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, additions and remodeling
Chapel Hill, Texas: Catholic church, labeled "proposed"
Charlotte, Texas: St. Mary's Catholic Church [burned in 1933; replacement church known as St. Rose of Lima]
Cibolo Valley, Texas: Catholic church
Columbus, Texas: St. Anthony's Catholic Church
Comal County, Texas: Franks (Leo W.) residence, proposed
Comfort, Texas: Order of the Sons of Hermann Home for the Aged, also called Altenheim
Comfort, Texas: Order of the Sons of Hermann Youth Camp
Corbyn, Texas: St. Joseph's Chapel
Corn Hill, Texas: Holy Trinity Catholic Church
Corpus Christi, Texas: Nueces County Courthouse, addition
Corpus Christi, Texas: Spohn Hospital
Crystal City, Texas: Parochial school
Crystal City, Texas: Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Cuero, Texas: St. Michael's parish
Dallas, Texas: St. Edward's Catholic Church
Del Rio, Texas: Oblate Fathers rectory
Del Rio, Texas: Our Lady of Guadalupe parish rectory, also called Oblate Fathers residence
Del Rio, Texas: Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Del Rio, Texas: St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Del Rio, Texas: St. Joseph's parish school, proposed
Denison, Texas: Denison City Hospital
Dilley, Texas: St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Eagle Pass, Texas: Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church, remodeling and addition
Eden, Texas: Catholic church
Ellinger, Texas: St. Mary's Catholic Church
Elmendorf, Texas: St. Anthony's Catholic Church
Flatonia, Texas: Sacred Heart parish rectory
Floresville, Texas: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, additions and alterations
Floresville, Texas: Sacred Heart parish school and social hall
Fredericksburg, Texas: Municipal building and fire house
Fredericksburg, Texas: Order of the Sons of Hermann lodge
Fredericksburg, Texas: St. Joseph's Hall, addition
Fredericksburg, Texas: St. Mary's Catholic Church
Fredericksburg, Texas: St. Mary's parish, remodeling of old church, school, and parish house
Fredericksburg, Texas: Stehling building, also called Security State Bank
Ganado, Texas: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church
Gonzales, Texas: St. James Catholic Church
Gonzales, Texas: St. James parish social hall
High Hill, Texas: St. Mary's Catholic Church
Hobson, Texas: St. Boniface parish rectory
Hondo, Texas: Catholic church, proposed
Honey Creek, Texas: St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Hostyn, Texas: possibly Our Lady Queen of the Rosary Catholic Church, labeled "Bluff Catholic Church," old name of the town
Houston, Texas: Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church
Houston, Texas: Our Lady of Guadalupe parish rectory
Houston, Texas: St. Nicholas Catholic Church
Karnes City, Texas: St. Cornelius Catholic Church
Kenedy, Texas: Catholic church
Kerrville, Texas: Boy Scout camp chapel
Kerrville, Texas: Notre Dame parish, additions
Kosciusko, Texas: St. Ann Catholic Church
La Coste, Texas: Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
Laredo, Texas: Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
Laredo, Texas: San Agustin Catholic Church
Laredo, Texas: St. Augustine parish school
Laredo, Texas: Ursuline Academy
Levelland, Texas: possibly St. Michael's Catholic Church, labeled "Sacred Heart Church, Levelland"
Lindsay, Texas: Parochial school
Luling, Texas: Apartment building, also called Mesa Verde Apartments
Marion, Texas: Lutheran church
Marlin, Texas: St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Marshall, Texas: St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Mathis, Texas: Sacred Heart parish rectory and school
Mathis, Texas: Sacred Heart Sisters residence
Maxwell, Texas: Ebenezer Lutheran Church
Maxwell, Texas: Maxwell High School
McAllen, Texas: Sacred Heart Catholic Church
McGregor, Texas: Zion Lutheran Church
Moulton, Texas: St. Joseph's parish rectory and school
Nazareth, Texas: Holy Family Catholic Church
New Braunfels, Texas: German Pioneers of Texas memorial
New Braunfels, Texas: Sisters of Divine Providence residence
New Braunfels, Texas: Sts. Peter and Paul parish rectory, additions and alterations
New Braunfels, Texas: Sts. Peter and Paul parish school
Nixon, Texas: St. Joseph's parish rectory
Olfen, Texas: St. Boniface Catholic Church
Panna Maria, Texas: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, addition and remodeling
Panna Maria, Texas: Immaculate Conception parish rectory, addition and remodeling
Pleasanton, Texas: St. Andrew's Catholic Church
Pleasanton, Texas: St. Andrew's parish rectory, proposed
Plum, Texas: Catholic church
Poth, Texas: Dugi (Daniel) residence
Refugio, Texas: Refugio school
Rhineland, Texas: Catholic rectory
Rhineland, Texas: St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Runge, Texas: St. Anthony's Catholic Church
San Angelo, Texas: Parsonage
San Angelo, Texas: St. Mary's Catholic Church
San Antonio, Texas
Apartment building at East Mulberry and Kings Court
Archdiocese of San Antonio Chancery, also called Bishop's house
Ball (Julian) properties
Bass welding shop at Austin and Crosby
Beacon Hill School
Beethoven Hall
Beethoven Maennerchor club building, addition and remodeling
Benedictine Sisters, institutional building, possibly hospital
Bethel A. M. E. Church
Bexar County Courthouse, addition
Blessed Sacrament Academy, auditorium and classrooms
Blessed Sacrament School, classroom additions
Bosshardt residence
Bowie Elementary School
Boys Club of San Antonio
Burnet school
Cain (G. C.) residence
Carmelite Day Nursery
Carmelite Sisters Home
Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus convent
Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus, chapel and kitchen remodeling
Carmelite Sisters, classroom buildings
Cassiano Park swimming pool
Christ the King Catholic Church, some labeled St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, the original parish name
City of San Antonio health clinic, remodeling
City of San Antonio, Dellview Park swimming pool
Collins Garden School, some labeled San Fernando School
Congregation of Divine Providence, motherhouse and Providence Home
Congregation of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament convent, also called Blessed Sacrament Academy
Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word convent
Cordi-Marian Sisters, school and dormitory building
Courand (Joseph) residence
Curtis (Gilbert) residence
Davis (S. J.) residence
Dielmann (John C.) mausoleum
Dielmann (John C.) residence
Dielmann (Leo M. J., Jr.) residence
Dielmann (Leo M. J.) residence
Dietzmann (H.) cabana and bathhouse
Douglass High School, also called Negro High School
Dreiss residence
Drought house
Estrada (Jacobo) residence
Fannin Elementary School
Fire Station No. 2
Fire Station No. 20
Fort Sam Houston Post Chapel
Fort Sam Houston, various projects
G.A.C. Laboratories, warehouse and offices
Good Shepherd Sisters, various projects
Guenther residence
Hallock (R. F.) residence
Harris School, also called Calhoun Street School and Pershing Elementary School
Heusinger Hardware Co.
Highland Hills Elementary School
Highland Park School, plans also refer to "Negro High School"
Hillman (Robert C.) residence
Holy Cross mission church
Holy Ghost Sisters, motherhouse and residence
Holy Spirit Catholic Church, interim church
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Immaculate Heart of Mary parish rectory and school
Incarnate Word College, various projects
Jordan-Ivers used cars
Joske Theater and/or office building
Koehler residence
Kutac (B. J.) residence, addition
Lourdes Grotto of the Southwest, also called DeMazenod Scholasticate Grotto
Luna residence
Main Avenue High School, Manual Arts or Vocational Building
Mark Twain Junior High School, addition
Mayfield building
Murphy School, also called Holy Ghost High School, Healy-Murphy Learning Center
Navarro School No. 8
Neumann (Ray) residence
Nuestra Senora de la Purisima Concepcion Mission, vestment cases
Order of the Sons of Hermann, various projects
Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, also called St. Alphonsus parish mission church
Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, various projects
Our Lady of Guadalupe parish, various projects
Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church
Our Lady of Sorrows rectory, also called Dominican Fathers Provincial House
Our Lady of the Lake Academy, chapel remodeling
Our Lady of the Lake College, various projects
Peacock Military Academy, barrack and armory additions
Pearl Brewing Company, also called San Antonio Brewing Association
Pfeiffer (John P.) residence
Redemptorist Fathers residence, also called Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish rectory
Robert B. Green Hospital, various projects
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Sacred Heart parish hall and school addition, also called Sacred Heart Academy
Sacred Heart parish school, also called Ursuline Academy
Salesian Sisters residence
San Antonio Brewing Association [see also Pearl Brewing Co.]
San Antonio Hebrew Institute
San Antonio Market House
San Antonio Police and Health Building
San Antonio Public Library, various branches and projects
San Antonio State Hospital, various projects
San Fernando Cathedral, various projects
San Fernando parish school and gymnasium
San Francisco de Espada Mission
Santa Rosa Hospital, various projects
Second Baptist Church
Security Title and Trust Co., remodeling
Sheridan Parade home
Sheriden (Dennis P.) residence
Snell (Sam) residence, addition and remodeling
St. Agnes Catholic Church
St. Anthony Day Nursery
St. Augusta Catholic Church and rectory
St. Cecilia's parish, school addition and remodeling
St. Francis home
St. George Maronite Catholic Church
St. George parish hall
St. Gerard's parish school, restroom and kitchen remodeling
St. Henry's parish school
St. John Bosco school, chapel and addition
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and Sisters house, also called Immaculate Conception
St. John's Seminary
St. Joseph's Catholic Church, various projects
St. Joseph's Credit Union, alterations, also called Government Employees Credit Union
St. Joseph's Hall, remodeling
St. Joseph's parish, catechist center, rectory, and proposed school
St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Benevolent Association
St. Lawrence the Martyr parish, proposed rectory
St. Madeleine Sophie Chapel, also called Army Boulevard Chapel
St. Mary's Catholic Church
St. Mary's University, various projects
St. Michael's Catholic Church
St. Peter Claver Academy, various projects, also called Holy Ghost Sisters and Old Dullnig House
St. Peter-St. Joseph's Home, chapel and girls' building, also called St. Peter's Orphanage and St. Joseph's Orphanage
St. Scholastica's Convent, additions and alterations, also called Congregation of Benedictine Sisters convent
St. Teresa's Academy
St. Vincent de Paul Home for the Aged
Sterling Bakery
Steves Sash and Door, mill building
Storm Elementary School, also called School No. 45
Struhs (Ralph T.) residence
Style shop on Oblate Drive
Temple Beth-El, proposed, not built
Ursuline Academy Chapel, remodeling
Ursuline convent, proposed
Wurzbach Plaza, also called Wurzbach Oaks
San Antonio, Texas?: Dominican Fathers school
San Antonio, Texas?: Order of the Sons of Hermann lodge
San Benito, Texas: Catholic church
San Marcos, Texas: St. John's Catholic Church
San Patricio, Texas: Sam Patricio mission church
Schertz, Texas: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
Schulenburg, Texas: St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church and parish school
Seguin, Texas: Bergfeld (A.) residence
Seguin, Texas: Emanuel Lutheran Church
Seguin, Texas: Park Hotel, also called Plaza Hotel
Seguin, Texas: Seligmann (Fred) residence
Seguin, Texas: St. James Catholic Church
Selma, Texas: Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish rectory
Selma, Texas: St. Mary's Catholic Church, destroyed in 1918 and rebuilt as Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Shiner, Texas: possibly Spoetzl Brewery warehouse
Smithville, Texas: St. Paul's Catholic Church
Snyder, Texas: St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church
St. Hedwig, Texas: Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, addition and remodeling
Three Rivers, Texas: Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Tours, Texas: possibly St. Martin's Catholic Church
Tulia, Texas: possibly Church of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church
Victoria, Texas: Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
Victoria, Texas: St. Mary's Catholic Church
Vinita, Oklahoma: Sacred Heart Academy, addition
Wallis, Texas: Guardian Angel Catholic Church
Weimar, Texas: St. Michael's Catholic Church and parish rectory
Westphalia, Texas: St. Mary's school and sisters home
Wichita Falls, Texas: Northwest Texas Insane Asylum
Windthorst, Texas: St. Mary's Catholic Church
Woodsboro, Texas: St. Therese Catholic Church
Yoakum, Texas: St. Joseph's High School
Yorktown, Texas: Holy Cross parish school

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Series 3: Photographs

Family and business-related photographs are part of the series. Many of the family photos are represented only by negatives. Business photos are mostly snapshots of building projects. Two photo albums and some loose album pages gather additional photos of buildings and construction projects. Most of the photos in the album are not labeled; identifications have been provided when possible.
Subseries 3.1: Family and personal
Box Folder
4 75 Dielmann family
76 J. C. Dielmann house, 136 Lavaca Street [negatives]
77 L. M. J. Dielmann house, 320 Adams Street [negatives]
78 Leo M. J. Dielmann honeymoon and assorted family [negatives]
79 Assorted family and unidentified [negatives]
80 Hunting trips [negatives]
81 Gros family
82 J. C. Dielmann Co. office [negative]
83 Organizations, including American Institute of Architects, Beethoven Maennerchors, D.R.K. Staats-Vergand, Etter Club, St. Mary’s College, and San Antonio Liederkranz
84 Boys Club of San Antonio
85 Possibly Stiefel Club [negatives]
Box Folder
Oversize 10 Group photo
Box Folder
4 86 San Antonio, miscellaneous
87 Non-family and unidentified people
Box Folder
Oversize 1 Marienstatt Abbey [printed photo, mounted under glass cover]
Subseries 3.2: Architectural and building projects
Box Folder
4 88 Brenham, Texas: St. Mary’s Catholic Church
89 Cameron, Texas: St. Monica’s Catholic Church
90 Cestohowa, Texas: Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church
91 Comfort, Texas: Hermann Sons Home for the Aged
92 Comfort, Texas: Hermann Sons youth camp
93 Crystal City, Texas: Sacred Heart Catholic Church
94 Fredericksburg, Texas: Fredericksburg municipal building
95 Galveston, Texas
96 High Hill, Texas: St. Mary’s Catholic Church [negatives]
97 Karnes City, Texas: St. Cornelius Catholic Church
98 Kosciusko, Texas: St. Ann’s Catholic Church
99 Kyle, Texas: unidentified
100 La Coste, Texas: Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
101 Marlin, Texas: St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
102 Nazareth, Texas: Holy Family Catholic Church
103 Rhineland, Texas: St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
104 San Angelo, Texas: St. Mary’s Catholic Church
105 San Antonio, Texas: Christ the King Catholic Church
106 San Antonio, Texas: Collins Garden school, addition
107 San Antonio, Texas: Commerce Street construction [negatives]
108 San Antonio, Texas: Elmendorf house [St. Scholastica convent]
109 San Antonio, Texas: Fort Sam Houston post chapel
110 San Antonio, Texas: Highland Hills school
111 San Antonio, Texas: Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
112 San Antonio, Texas: Koehler house
113 San Antonio, Texas: Lourdes Grotto of the Southwest
114 San Antonio, Texas: Market Street extension
115 San Antonio, Texas: Munster (A. F.) house
116 San Antonio, Texas: Order of the Sons of Hermann, Grand Lodge
117 San Antonio, Texas: Our Lady of the Lake College, Sacred Heart Chapel
118 San Antonio, Texas: St. George Maronite Catholic Church, North Frio Street
119 San Antonio, Texas: St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
Box Folder
Oversize 10 San Antonio, Texas: St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (oversize)
Box Folder
4 120 San Antonio, Texas: St. Joseph’s Society hall
Box Folder
5 121 San Antonio, Texas: St. Vincent de Paul Home for the Aged
122 San Antonio, Texas: San Jose mission
123 San Antonio, Texas: Storm Elementary School
124 San Marcos, Texas: St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
125 Schulenburg, Texas: St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church
126 Seguin, Texas: Park Hotel [negatives]
127 Seguin, Texas: St. James parish rectory
128 Snyder, Texas: St. Elizabeth Catholic Church
129 Weimer, Texas: St. Michael’s Catholic Church
130 Woodsboro, Texas: St. Therese Catholic Church
131 Yorktown, Texas: Holy Cross parish school
132 Yorktown, Texas: Yorktown Memorial Hospital
133 Architectural drawings, Leo M. J. Dielmann
134 Architectural drawings, Leo M. J. Dielmann, Jr.
135 Non-Texas
136 Unidentified buildings
Box Folder
Oversize 9 Photo album 1
Brenham, Texas: St. Mary’s Catholic Church
Canyon, Texas: West Texas State Normal College
Corn Hill, Texas: Holy Trinity Catholic Church
Crystal City, Texas: Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Flatonia, Texas: Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Fredericksburg, Texas: St. Mary’s Catholic Church
McAllen, Texas: possibly Sacred Heart Catholic Church
McGregor, Texas: Zion Lutheran Church
Marlin, Texas: St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
Marshall, Texas: St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
Olfen, Texas: St. Boniface Catholic Church
Rhineland, Texas: St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
San Antonio, Texas: Bexar County Courthouse
San Antonio, Texas: Brackenridge house
San Antonio, Texas: Collins Garden School
San Antonio, Texas: Herff building
San Antonio, Texas: Hillcrest school
San Antonio, Texas: Order of the Sons of Hermann Home Association building
San Antonio, Texas: Prospect Hill School
San Antonio, Texas: St. George Maronite Catholic Church
San Antonio, Texas: Tamalina mills
San Antonio, Texas: Woodmen of the World Hospital
San Marcos, Texas: St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
Seguin, Texas: Park Hotel
Weimar, Texas: St. Michael’s Catholic Church
Box Folder
Oversize 9 Photo album 2
Fredericksburg, Texas: St. Mary’s Catholic Church
Big Wells, Texas: St. Michael’s Catholic Church
Corpus Christi, Texas?: Congress Apartments
McAllen, Texas: possibly Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Marshall, Texas: St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
Carl Nentwig
Olfen, Texas: St. Boniface Catholic Church
San Angelo, Texas?: Sacred Heart Catholic Church
San Antonio, Texas: Fort Sam Houston post chapel dedication
San Antonio, Texas: Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
San Antonio, Texas: Incarnate Word College, possibly the Home Economics building
San Antonio, Texas: Order of the Sons of Hermann, Home Association building
San Antonio, Texas: Our Lady of the Lake College, Sacred Heart Chapel
San Antonio, Texas: St. Michael’s Catholic Church
San Antonio, Texas: Woodmen of the World Hospital
San Marcos, Texas: St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
Seguin, Texas: Park Hotel
Victoria, Texas: Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
Weimar, Texas: St. Michael’s Catholic Church
Weimar, Texas: possibly St. Michael’s parish rectory
Box Folder
Oversize 9 Album pages
New Braunfels, Texas: German pioneers monument
Fredericksburg, Texas: St. Mary’s Catholic Church
San Antonio, Texas: Our Lady of the Lake College, Sacred Heart Chapel

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Series 4: Separated material

See the DRT Library's catalog for the location of these items.
Maps
Map of the City of San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas: Including suburbs both north and south, 1915.
New Map of San Antonio. San Antonio: Southwell Blue Print and Supply Co., circa 1920s.
Newspapers
San Antonio Daily Times, 1884 October 7.
San Antonio Express [partial], 1955 March 10.
The Ferguson Forum, 1923 November 29.
Katholische Rundschau, 1903 July 15.
Fredericksburg Standard, 1962 October 17.
Books
Annual Catalog of the Ursuline Academy of the Sacred Heart, Prospect Hill, San Antonio, Texas, for the Academic Year. San Antonio: Johnson Bros. Printing Co., undated.
Beckmann, A. F. Architectural Beauties of San Antonio, Texas. San Antonio: Johnson Bros. Printing Co., 1896.
The Champions of American Liberties Against “The Catholic Conspiracy,” in San Antonio, 1891.
Constitution der Logen de Hermanns-Söhne in Staate Texas. San Antonio: Joh. Schott, 1892.
Souvenir of… Dedication of the New St. Mary’s Catholic Church at Brenham, Texas and Father Charles Silver Jubilee, 1911-1936. 1936.
Gebete und Gesaenge fuer Gemeinschaftlichen Gebrauch in der St. Joseph’s Kirche. San Antonio: Wilson-Schwegmann Printing Co., 1917.
Haas, Oscar. A Chronological History of the Singers of German Songs in Texas. New Braunfels: Oscar Haas, 1948.
Historical and Descriptive Review of the Industries of San Antonio. San Antonio: Land and Thompson, 1885.
Joint Pastoral Letter of the Bishops of the Province of San Antonio. Powell-Johnson Co., 1937.
Morrison, Andrew. The City of San Antonio, Texas. St. Louis: George W. Engelhardt and Co., undated.
Offizieller Bericht ueber die Schnehute General-Versammlung des D.R.K. Staatsverbandes von Texas. Neu-Braunfelser Zeitung, 1914.
Offizieller Bericht ueber die Achtzehnte General-Versammlung des D.R.K. Staats-Verbandes von Texas, 1916.
Reilly, J. S. San Antonio, Past, Present and Future. J.S. Reilly, undated.
San Antonio Booster Guidebook. San Antonio: San Antonio Light, 1924.
San Antonio 1909. San Antonio: San Antonio Printing Co., 1909.
Statuten für den San Antonio Deutschen Männerchor. San Antonio: John Schott, 1892.
Twenty Reasons Why Bryan Callaghan Should be Defeated. San Antonio: Alamo Printing Co., 1907.
Ursuline Alumnae, undated.
Deutsch-Texanische Monatsheste 1 (1895 June) 3.
Our Lady of the Lake College Bulletin XV (1924) 4.
San Antonio Public Schools Bulletin I (1924 February) 1.

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