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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Walter and Else Wupperman papers

Genealogical material

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Wupperman Family Papers, 1878-2010



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Wupperman Family
Title: Wupperman Family Papers
Dates: 1878-2010
Abstract: The Wupperman Family Papers include extensive correspondence, photographs, manuscripts, sketches and sketchbooks, legal documents, diaries, and books. The papers document the Wupperman Family’s activities in Texas as well as the interactions between the Wupperman Family and members of the von Rosenberg family and the Hermann Lungkwitz family.
Accession No.: 2009-346, 2010-024
Extent: 1 ft., 6 in.
Language: Materials are written in English and German.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

The Wupperman’s were a family of Texas Germans, with ties to various other Texas German families such as the Herman Lungkwitz family, the Petri family, and the von Rosenberg family. Otto Wuppermann immigrated to Texas from Germany around 1848, married Elise Tips in 1850, and returned to Düsseldorf, Germany in 1863. They had seven children, of which Walter Otto Wupperman (b. 1875) was the only child born in Germany. In the late 19th century, Walter immigrated to Texas and married Else von Rosenberg, the daughter of Ernst von Rosenberg and Helene Lungkwitz von Rosenberg. Else’s maternal grandfather was the German-Texas painter Hermann Lungkwitz. Furthermore, Walter attended the University of Texas, graduated in 1916 and became an accountant. Walter and Else lived in Austin, Texas and had four children. In his spare time, Walter sketched many views of Texas and Düsseldorf and translated texts from German into English. He returned to Germany several times to visit his parents, during one trip he sketched Ima Hogg, who was a passenger on the same ship. Ima Hogg, during the 1960s, was a friend of Else Wupperman. Walter Wupperman died in 1950 and Else Wupperman in 1967.

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Scope and Contents

The Wupperman Family Papers include extensive correspondence, photographs, manuscripts, sketches and sketchbooks, legal documents, diaries, and books. The papers document the Wupperman Family’s activities in Texas as well as the interactions between the Wupperman Family and members of the von Rosenberg family and the Hermann Lungkwitz family. The first series contains the papers of the Walter and Else Wupperman Family. The bulk of the correspondence is between Walter and Else Wupperman before and after their marriage between 1900 and 1931. However, there is also a significant amount of correspondence with their respective parents and grandparents. Along with this correspondence, the papers hold general correspondence as well as Else’s correspondence with Ima Hogg from the 1960s. The papers also include the sketches of Walter and his brother R. L. Wupperman, along with an Albrecht Dürer print and photo-reproductions of two Friedrich Petri paintings. Petri was the brother-in-law of Herman Lungkwitz, Else Wupperman’s maternal grandfather. The papers also have Elise Petri’s book of religious songs. Furthermore, the papers contain some of Walter Wupperman’s scholarly translations from German to English, his diploma from the University of Texas, his confirmation certificate, and various printed materials from Düsseldorf, Germany. The second series consists of genealogical material concerning the Wupperman, Tips, von Rosenberg, and Lungkwitz families.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Lungkwitz, Hermann, 1813-1891.
Petri, Friedrich Richard.
Wupperman, Walter Otto.
Wupperman, Else von Rosenberg.
Subjects
Genealogy.
Germans--Texas.
Places
Austin (Tex.)
Düsseldorf (Germany).

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Related Material

See also the Hermann Lungkwitz Artwork Collection and the Friedrich Richard Petri Papers at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.

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Separated Material

Sketch on wood separated to Artifact Collection.

Books separated to the Library Unit. For a list of books see the holding record.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Wupperman Family Papers, 1878-2010, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Megan Mummey, April 2010.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Walter and Else Wupperman papers

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2K54 Correspondence:
Correspondence between Walter and Else Wupperman, 1900-1931
General Correspondence, 1898-1913, undated
Else von Rosenberg Wupperman’s correspondence, 1897-1931
Walter Wupperman’s correspondence during his trip to Germany (including a sketch of Ima Hogg and others), 1910
Letters to Else Wupperman from her mother (Helene Lungkwitz von Rosenberg) and others, 1904-1905
Correspondence between Walter and Else Wupperman and Otto and Elise Wupperman, 1880-1918
Sympathy notes and letters to Helene von Rosenberg on the death of her husband Ernst von Rosenberg, 1915
Translation of a letter to Helene von Rosenburg from Hedwig Schraeter, 1915
Ima Hogg Correspondence with Else Wupperman and invitations, 1961-1972
Translations and educational materials:
Walter Wupperman’s Thoughts and Ideas - notes regarding the death sentence, laws, and firearms
"Treatise on World Peace" and "Worthwhile Thoughts or a Talk by the well-known writer Matthias Claudius to his son Johannes"
Helene Wupperman’s School Papers, 1932
English translation of German children’s book "The Touselhead," by Heinrich Hoffman
Camp Owl:
History of Camp Owl, by L. K. Smoot, 1900
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3T783 Camp Owl photographs, 1900
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2K54 Printed material and ephemera:
Walter Wupperman’s Autograph Album, 1888
Calendar and Sketch, 1897-1902
Postcards and printed materials, 1879-1933
Postcards and ephemera, 1905-1972
&Costüm Figuren Festzug zu Düsseldorf,& 1878
Fragment from a journal filled with quotes given to Walter Wupperman on his 15th birthday, 1891
Die Ummen Uhr: aus des Knaben Wunderhorn pages and illustrations
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2AA20 Dusseldorf concert programs, 1901
Certificates:
Walter Wupperman’s University of Texas diploma, 1916
Walter Wupperman’s confirmation certificate, 1889
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2K54 Art, Sketches, and Sketchbooks:
Walter Wupperman’s diary with sketches of Texas, 1898-1904
Walter Wupperman’s sketchbook, 1888
R. Kuechler’s sketchbook, undated
E. Wupperman’s Sketchbook, 1887
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2AA20 Sketches by Walter Wupperman and his brother R. L. Wupperman
Photocopies of sketches done by Walter and R. L. Wupperman retained by family, 1880
Printed material used as models for sketches
Matted sketch by B [Vauting], 1894
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2K391 Albrecht Dürer print:
Print, marked Albrecht Dürer, 1511
Documentation concerning authenticity of print, 1930s, 2010
Richard Petri:
Reproduction of Petri painting, "Barnyard Scene," 1849
Reproduction of Petri painting, "Going Visiting," 1849
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3T783 Photographs:
Wupperman family photographs, 1887-1910s
Photograph of von Rosenberg children
Portraits of Ernst and Helene von Rosenberg

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Genealogical material

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2K391 Von Rosenberg family genealogies, 1989
Research materials for Otto and Else and Clara
Wupperman family newsletters, family reunion materials, genealogies, news clippings, and correspondence, 1918-1999
Walter Richter letter, 1986
"900 Jahre Kölner Stalhof in London," translation and original, 1950
Typescript of "On the Banks of Tow Head Creek," translation of letters of Herman Lungwitz and Eva Klappenback to Helene [originals at Austin History Center], 1986
Correspondence concerning Hermann Lungkwitz, accompanied by transcripts of Lungkwitz’s correspondence, 1975-1992
Programs and flyers concerning exhibits of Herman Lungkwitz’s paintings, 1934-2000
Clippings of sketches for the Houston Post, by Marjorie von Rosenberg, 1961-1963

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