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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Leo M. J. Dielmann Papers, 1904-1958



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Dielmann, Leo M. J. (Leo Maria Joseph), 1881-1969
Title: Leo M. J. Dielmann Papers
Dates: 1904-1958
Abstract: Correspondence, lodge records, and clippings compose the Leo M. J. Dielmann Papers, 1904-1958, documenting Dielmann's career as a San Antonio, Texas, architect; membership in the Sons of Hermann; and other interests.
Accession No.: 63-132
Extent: 44 items
Language: Materials are written in English and German.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born to John Charles and Maria (Gros) Dielmann in San Antonio, Texas, Leo Maria Joseph Dielmann (1881-1969) graduated from St. Mary's College in 1898 before studying architecture and engineering in Germany. Appointed city building inspector of San Antonio in 1909, he also served as a city alderman for two years. Early in his career, Dielmann worked at his father's building materials firm. He then devoted himself to architectural design, particularly for churches, for the first half of the 20th century. Among his designs across Texas are the Fort Sam Houston Post Chapel; the Conventual Chapel, the Science Hall, and other buildings at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio; and St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fredericksburg. Dielmann was also a trustee of the San Antonio Public Library, a member of the Texas Society of Architects, and president of Harmonia Lodge of the Sons of Hermann in Texas.

Source:

Strong, Bernice. "Dielmann, Leo Maria Joseph." Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed May 17, 2011.

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Scope and Contents

Correspondence, lodge records, and clippings compose the Leo M. J. Dielmann Papers, 1904-1958, documenting Dielmann's career as a San Antonio, Texas, architect; membership in the Sons of Hermann; and other interests. Clippings from San Antonio, Southern, and German-language newspapers include advertisements for Dielmann's architecture firm and J. C. Dielmann Co. as well as articles describing his work and relating to Catholicism and the Sons of Hermann, among other topics. Records of the Harmonia Lodge of the Sons of Hermann, of which Dielmann was president, include election ballots, correspondence, fliers for events, notes, and delegate lists. Additionally, the collection contains two letters in German to Dielmann.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Dielmann, Leo M. J. (Leo Maria Joseph), 1881-1969 -- Archives
Subjects (Organizations)
Order of the Sons of Hermann. Grand Lodge (San Antonio, Tex.)
J. C. Dielmann Co.
Subjects
Architects -- Texas -- History -- 20th century
Germans -- Texas -- History -- 20th century
Places
San Antonio (Tex.) -- History -- 20th century

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2K209 Correspondence
Sons of Herman
Newspaper clippings
box
2.325/V3 Oversize:
Newspaper clippings
Sons of Herman ballot

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