Elsa Juhre Schmitz Papers

MC 1718

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University of Arkansas Libraries

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Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Krista Jones, 2010.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Schmitz, Elsa Juhre
Title
Elsa Juhre Schmitz Papers
Inclusive Dates
1821-1957
Bulk Dates
1930-1945
Identification
MC 1718
Extent
8.25 linear feet (7 boxes)
Language
Materials are in English.
Repository
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email specoll@uark.edu at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

Restrictions Apply: The John Wyeth Walker Correspondence (Box 2, File 18) is restricted.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

The Elsa Juhre Schmitz Papers were donated to the Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, on July 1, 2007 by Elsa Juhre Schmitz.

Processing Information

Processed by Krista Jones; completed in June 2008.

Preferred Form of Citation

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Papers(MC 1718), Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Biographical Note

Elsa Juhre Schmitz was born March 1, 1915 in Rogers, Benton County, Arkansas. Her parents, Erwin and Vera Juhre, owned Juhre Meat Market on the corner of Second and Walnut in Rogers, Arkansas. She graduated from Rogers High School, and continued her education in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the Columbia School of Nursing, where she received her degree on September 11, 1935. Schmitz worked as a nurse at Ripon College, Wisconsin; St. Louis, Missouri; Colorado Springs, Colorado, and in public health in Arkansas. Schmitz was working in New York City at the onset of World War II. Schmitz enlisted in the United States Army Nurses Corps and was transferred throughout the course of her military career to various places in the United States as well as the South Pacific. During her military service, 1941-1945, Schmitz rose to the ranks of First Lieutenant.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence written by the Juhre family from 1913 to 1957. Much of the collection is personal correspondence between Elsa Juhre Schmitz, her mother,Vera Smith Juhre, and her two brothers, Charles Carr Juhre, and Heston Juhre. Also included in the collection, are papers documenting Schmitz's nursing career and her military service. Additionally, the collection contains various small pieces of Vera Smith Juhre's artwork, several photographs, and photo albums.

Materials include correspondence, family papers, educational and military documents, artwork, photographs, albums, artifacts, etc .

Additional materials on the Schmitz Family are held by the Rogers Historical Museum in Rogers, Arkansas.

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by topic.

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

Elsa Juhre Schmitz General Materials, 1915-1944

Box 1 Folder 2

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Correspondence, 1919-1929

Box 1 Folder 3

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Correspondence, 1930-1936

Box 1 Folder 4

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Correspondence, January-April 1937

Box 1 Folder 5

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Correspondence, May-June 1937

Box 1 Folder 6

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Correspondence, July-September 1937

Box 1 Folder 7

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Correspondence, 1938

Box 1 Folder 8

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Correspondence, 1939

Box 1 Folder 9

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Correspondence, January-April 1940

Box 1 Folder 10

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Correspondence, May-June 1940

Box 1 Folder 11

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Correspondence, July-October 1940

Box 1 Folder 12

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Correspondence, November-December 1940

Box 1 Folder 13

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Correspondence, January-March 1941

Box 1 Folder 14

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Correspondence, April-July 1941

Box 1 Folder 15

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Correspondence, August 1941

Box 1 Folder 16

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Correspondence, September 1941

Box 1 Folder 17

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Correspondence, October 1941

Box 1 Folder 18

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Correspondence, November 1941

Box 1 Folder 19

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Correspondence, December 1941

Box 1 Folder 20

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Correspondence, January 1942

Box 1 Folder 21

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Correspondence, February 1-14, 1942

Box 1 Folder 22

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Correspondence, February 15-30, 1942

Box 1 Folder 23

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Correspondence, March 1942

Box 1 Folder 24

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Correspondence, April 1-14, 1942

Box 1 Folder 25

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Correspondence, April 15-30, 1942

Box 1 Folder 26

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Correspondence, May 1942

Box 1 Folder 27

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Correspondence, June-December 1942

Box 2 Folder 1

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Correspondence, January-April 1943

Box 2 Folder 2

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Correspondence, May-June, 1943

Box 2 Folder 3

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Correspondence, July-August 1943

Box 2 Folder 4

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Correspondence, September-December 1943

Box 2 Folder 5

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Correspondence, January-February 1944

Box 2 Folder 6

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Correspondence, March-April 1944

Box 2 Folder 7

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Correspondence, May-June 1944

Box 2 Folder 8

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Correspondence, July-September 1944

Box 2 Folder 9

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Correspondence, October 1944

Box 2 Folder 10

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Correspondence, November-December 1944

Box 2 Folder 11

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Correspondence, January-February 1945

Box 2 Folder 12

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Correspondence, March 1945

Box 2 Folder 13

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Correspondence, April-May 1945

Box 2 Folder 14

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Correspondence, June-August 1945

Box 2 Folder 15

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Correspondence, September-December 1945

Box 2 Folder 16

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Correspondence, 1946-1947

Box 2 Folder 17

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Correspondence, 1953-1957

Box 2 Folder 18

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Correspondence, John Wyeth Walker [RESTRICTED]

Box 2 Folder 19

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Correspondence, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 20

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Correspondence, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 21

Charles Juhre General Materials, 1926-1929

Box 2 Folder 22

Charles Juhre Correspondence, 1917-1924

Box 2 Folder 23

Charles Juhre Correspondence, 1925

Box 2 Folder 24

Charles Juhre Correspondence, 1926

Box 2 Folder 25

Charles Juhre Correspondence, January-April 1927

Box 2 Folder 26

Charles Juhre Correspondence, May-June 1927

Box 2 Folder 27

Charles Juhre Correspondence, September-December 1927

Box 2 Folder 28

Charles Juhre Correspondence, 1928

Box 2 Folder 29

Charles Juhre Correspondence, 1929

Box 2 Folder 30

Charles Juhre Correspondence, January-May 1934

Box 2 Folder 31

Charles Juhre Correspondence, June-December 1934

Box 3 Folder 1

Charles Juhre Correspondence, 1935

Box 3 Folder 2

Charles Juhre Correspondence, 1936-1939

Box 3 Folder 3

Charles Juhre Correspondence, 1914-1942

Box 3 Folder 4

Charles Juhre Correspondence, March-August 1943

Box 3 Folder 5

Charles Juhre Correspondence, September-December 1943

Box 3 Folder 6

Charles Juhre Correspondence, 1944-1954

Box 3 Folder 7

Charles Juhre Correspondence, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 8

Heston Juhre General Materials, 1915-1920

Box 3 Folder 9

Heston Juhre Correspondence, 1913-1924

Box 3 Folder 10

Heston Juhre Correspondence, 1929

Box 3 Folder 11

Heston Juhre Correspondence, January-September 1930

Box 3 Folder 12

Heston Juhre Correspondence, October-December 1930

Box 3 Folder 13

Heston Juhre Correspondence, 1931

Box 3 Folder 14

Heston Juhre Correspondence, 1932-1940

Box 3 Folder 15

Heston Juhre Correspondence, March-April 1943

Box 3 Folder 16

Heston Juhre Correspondence, May 1943

Box 3 Folder 17

Heston Juhre Correspondence, June 1943

Box 3 Folder 18

Heston Juhre Correspondence, July-August 1943

Box 3 Folder 19

Heston Juhre Correspondence, September 1943

Box 3 Folder 20

Heston Juhre Correspondence, October 1943

Box 3 Folder 21

Heston Juhre Correspondence, November-December 1943

Box 3 Folder 22

Heston Juhre Correspondence, January-March 1944

Box 3 Folder 23

Heston Juhre Correspondence, June-August 1944

Box 3 Folder 24

Heston Juhre Correspondence, September-November 1944

Box 3 Folder 25

Heston Juhre Correspondence, 1945-1946

Box 3 Folder 26

Heston Juhre Correspondence, 1947-1954

Box 3 Folder 27

Heston Juhre Correspondence, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 28

Vera Smith Juhre General Materials, 1902-1913

Box 3 Folder 29

Vera Smith Juhre Correspondence, 1919-1929

Box 3 Folder 30

Vera Smith Juhre Correspondence, 1931-1936

Box 3 Folder 31

Vera Smith Juhre Correspondence, 1937-1938

Box 3 Folder 32

Vera Smith Juhre Correspondence, 1940-1945

Box 3 Folder 33

Vera Smith Juhre Correspondence, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 34

Dea Carr Smith Lowry General Materials, 1821-1913

Box 3 Folder 35

Dea Carr Smith Lowry Correspondence, 1913-1919

Box 4 Folder 1

Churchill's Suburban Villa, Deed and Tax Receipts, 1890-1925

Box 4 Folder 2

Newspaper Clippings, n.d.

Box 4 Folder 3

Family Financial Records, 1925-1936

Box 4 Folder 4

Financial Records, Personal, 1939-1944

Box 4 Folder 5

Insurance Records, 1914-1947

Box 4 Folder 6

Notes, Little Black Book

Box 4 Folder 7

Tax Receipts, 1904-1924

Box 4 Folder 8

Virden Cemetery General Materials

Box 4 Folder 9

A Study Guide Test Book in the Principals and Practices of Nursing, 1930

Box 4 Folder 10

Nursing School Senior Will and Testament Scroll, 1935

Box 4 Folder 11

Public Health Nursing, October 1943-May 1944

Box 4 Folder 12

Roster of Nurses, 1953

Box 4 Folder 13

Nursing General materials

Box 4 Folder 14

Allotment Pay, 1942-1945

Box 4 Folder 15

Assignments, 1942-1945

Box 4 Folder 16

Equipment Issued Inventory, 1942-1945

Box 4 Folder 17

Medical Records

Box 4 Folder 18

Outfit, 1945

Box 4 Folder 19

Periodicals

Box 4 Folder 20

Playbills

Box 4 Folder 21

Radio News, 1944

Box 4 Folder 22

Military General Materials

Box 4 Folder 23

"A Bad Sketch of Lovely Spot in Alaska"

Box 4 Folder 24

Bible and Rosary Drawing

Box 4 Folder 25

Daisies Drawing

Box 4 Folder 26

Florence, Italy Drawing, July 18, 1907

Box 4 Folder 27

Lake and Mountains Drawing

Box 4 Folder 28

"Lincoln Trees" Drawing

Box 4 Folder 29

Log Cabin in Winter Drawing

Box 4 Folder 30

Mexico, Missouri Drawing, 1903

Box 4 Folder 31

Mount Pilatus Lucerne, Switzerland Drawing, July 23, 1907

Box 4 Folder 32

Saint Florian's Catholic Church Detroit, Michigan Drawing

Box 4 Folder 33

"Sincolnites" Drawing, February 12, 1934-1937

Box 4 Folder 34

Two Rowboats at Shore Drawing

Box 4 Folder 35

Acquedotti di Claudio, Rome (Image 1)

Box 4 Folder 36

Arkansas (Images 2-6)

Box 4 Folder 37

Atlanta Party Lookout Mountain, Tennessee (Image 7)

Box 4 Folder 38

Basilica di S. Paulo, Roma (Image 8)

Box 4 Folder 39

Colorado, 1940 (Images 9-28)

Box 4 Folder 40

Diana of the Crossways (Image 29)

Box 4 Folder 41

Dixie Lee Graham and Joy Bell (Images 30-31)

Box 4 Folder 42

Family (Images 32-52)

Box 4 Folder 43

Family (Images 53-92)

Box 4 Folder 44

Hotel of Pierce Pennant Terminal System (Image 93)

Box 4 Folder 45

Jean Paul King (Image 94)

Box 4 Folder 46

June Apples (Image 95)

Box 4 Folder 47

Kappa Sigma Fraternity, William Jewell College (Image 96)

Box 4 Folder 48

Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (Image 97)

Box 4 Folder 49

Mammoth Black (Images 98-100)

Box 4 Folder 50

Military (Images 101-140)

Box 4 Folder 51

CD of Photographs from Military Service in Gruber, Oklahoma and Australia

Box 4 Folder 52

Mount Rainier Seattle, Washington (Image 141)

Box 4 Folder 53

Bill and Kathy Roberts, 2006 (Image 142)

Box 4 Folder 54

Raquemore Family Glenwood, Arkansas (Images 143-154)

Box 4 Folder 55

Signal Mountain Inn, Tennessee (Image 155)

Box 4 Folder 56

Sleepy Time (Image 156)

Box 4 Folder 57

Miscellaneous (Images 157-161)

Box 4 Folder 58

Miscellaneous (Images 162-177)

Box 4 Folder 59

Miscellaneous (Images 178-210)

Box 5 Folder 1

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Photograph Album I (Images 211-443)

Box 5 Folder 2

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Photograph Album II (Images 444-496)

Box 5 Folder 3

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Photograph Album III (Images 497-618)

Box 5 Folder 4

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Photograph Album IV (Images 619-680)

Box 5 Folder 5

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Photograph Album V (Images 681-823)

Box 5 Folder 6

Elsa Juhre Schmitz Photograph Album VI (Images 824-941)

Box 6 Folder 1

Old Watermill Painting (Oversize)

Box 6 Folder 2

Ravenna Natural Mineral Water Collage (Oversize)

Box 6 Folder 3

Two Donkeys Painting (Oversize)

Box 6 Folder 4

Miscellaneous Photographs (Images 942-943) (Oversize)

Box 6 Folder 5

Army Hospital Journal, January 19, 1945 (Oversize)

Box 6 Folder 6

Lake City Tracer, October-November 1944 (Oversize)

Box 6 Folder 7

Philadelphia Inquire, 1945 (Oversize)

Box 6 Folder 8

Ripon College Days, 1937 (Oversize)

Box 6 Folder 9

South-West Pacific News Maps, January-February 1944 (Oversize)

Box 6 Folder 10

The Forge, December 1944-December 1945 (Oversize)

Box 6 Folder 11

Yank Down Under, December 1943-February 1944 (Oversize)

Box 6 Folder 12

Yank Down Under, March 1944 (Oversize)

Box 6 Folder 13

Yank Down Under, April-June 1944 (Oversize)

Box 6 Folder 14

Newspaper Clippings, 1926-1942 (Oversize)

Box 6 Folder 15

Newspaper Clippings, 1944 (Oversize)

Box 6 Folder 16

Newspaper Clippings, 1945 (Oversize)

Box 6 Folder 17

Newspaper Clippings, n.d. (Oversize)

Box 7 Item 1

Bone Spearhead

Box 7 Item 2

Cigarette Case

Box 7 Item 3

Key

Box 7 Item 4

Military Grooming Kit

Box 7 Item 5

Needles

Box 7 Item 6

Record, "They Do Things For Your Legs"

END OF COLLECTION

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