Collection 2012.4 - Metzel Family collection

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US IlHpHS 2012.4

Title

Metzel Family collection

Date(s)

  • Bulk, 1960-1966 (Creation)
  • 1911-1966 (Creation)

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Collection

Extent and medium

1 box : ca. 5 files [mixed materials]

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Name of creator

(n.d.)

Biographical history

Name of creator

(1855-1931)

Biographical history

Archival history

Collected and preserved by the Metzel family.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Dorothy Metzel.

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Scope and content

This collection documents the Metzel family from the Civil War era 1860s through the 1960s. Its contents include a family history, landscape architecture blueprints by celebrated landscape architect, O.C. Simonds, contracts, and images.

A.J. Metzel and his family moved to Highland Park, Illinois in 1912 and developed an elaborately landscaped estate. This collection holds hand-colored images or the estate. The family owned the Cutler Shoe Company in Chicago from 1885-1937. A.J.’s son, Truman became the sole owner of the company in 1929 when his father died. The collection includes a family history written by Truman Thwing Metzel that spans from ca.1860-1960.

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None.

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  • English

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Archivist's note

Processed by Eve Mangurten.

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Physical storage

  • Box: JLS