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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Hedwig L. Loeb Papers 1899-1904

© 2001 University of Chicago Library

Descriptive Summary

Title:

Loeb, Hedwig L. Papers

Dates:

1899-1904(inclusive)

Size:

2 linear ft. (4 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,

1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637

Abstract:

The Hedwig L. Loeb papers consist of class notes and themes for courses in English, History, Political Science, and Sociology. Loeb's professors included James Weber Linn and George F. Reynolds in English; James Westfall Thompson, Edwin E. Sparks, Oliver J. Thatcher, Ferdinand W. Schwill, Benjamin Terry, Edward Gaylord Bourne, and Francis W. Shepardson in History; Harry Pratt Judson and Charles E. Merriam in Political Science; and George E. Vincent in Sociology. The notes are unusually full and legible, offering potentially valuable information about classroom teaching at the beginning of the twentieth century. The English themes are accompanied by detailed faculty comments and criticisms.

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Loeb, Hedwig L. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

Hedwig L. Loeb (1879-1981) graduated from the University of Chicago in 1902. In 1903 and 1904 she took graduate work in History and Political Science. During her lifetime she was active in numerous organizations. In 1902, she became a settlement worker for Hull House. She also was a caseworker for the American Red Cross. Loeb was a member of the League of Women Voters since 1920; charter member of the Independent Voters of Illinois; founder of Friends of Roosevelt University; vice president of World Federalists; as well as a life member of the United Nations Association; member of daughters of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, and a member of Dames of the Loyal Legion.

Scope Note

The papers consist of class notes and themes for courses in English, History, Political Science, and Sociology. Loeb's professors included James Weber Linn and George F. Reynolds in English; James Westfall Thompson, Edwin E. Sparks, Oliver J. Thatcher, Ferdinand W. Schwill, Benjamin Terry, Edward Gaylord Bourne, and Francis W. Shepardson in History; Harry Pratt Judson and Charles E. Merriam in Political Science; and George E. Vincent in Sociology.

The notes are unusually full and legible, offering potentially valuable information about classroom teaching at the beginning of the twentieth century. The English themes are accompanied by detailed faculty comments and criticisms.

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1   Folder 1

English 1, English Rhetoric and Composition, James Weber Linn,

1900

Box 1   Folder 2

English 3b, English Composition, James Weber Linn,

1900

Box 1   Folder 3

English 4, English Composition, James Weber Linn,

1902

Box 1   Folder 4

English 40, Introduction to English Literature, George F. Reynolds,

1900

Box 1   Folder 5

History 2, Modern History, James Westfall Thompson,

1900

Box 1   Folder 6

History 3, The United States, Edwin E. Sparks and Ralph C. Caterall,

1899

Box 1   Folder 7

History 7, The Dark Ages, Oliver J. Thatcher,

1902

Box 1   Folder 8

History 8, The Feudal Age, Oliver J. Thatcher,

1903

Box 2   Folder 1

History 9, Renaissance Period, Oliver J. Thatcher,

1900

Box 2   Folder 2

History 10, History of the Reformation, Ferdinand W. Schwill,

1902

Box 2   Folder 3

History 11, Europe in the 17th and 18th Centuries, Ferdinand W. Schwill,

1902

Box 2   Folder 4

History 13, English Constitutional History, Benjamin Terry,

1902

Box 2   Folder 5

History 14, English History, Constitutional and Political, Benjamin Terry,

1903

Box 2   Folder 6

History 15, History of England, Benjamin Terry,

1903

Box 2   Folder 7

History 16, History of the United States, Francis W. Shepardson,

1902

Box 2   Folder 8

History 32, Transition Period, Benjamin Terry,

1902-1903

Box 3   Folder 1

History 34, Charles the Great, Benjamin Terry,

1902

Box 3   Folder 2

History 69-70, French Revolution, Ferdinand W. Schwill,

1904

Box 3   Folder 3

History 82, Discovery and Colonization of the New World, Gaylord Bourne,

1901

Box 3   Folder 4

History 85, Civil War and Reconstruction, Edwin E. Sparks,

1903

Box 3   Folder 5

History 91, Medieval and English Institutions, Benjamin Terry,

1903

Box 3   Folder 6

History 116, United States Constitutional History, Frederick T. Jameson,

1903

Box 3   Folder 7

Political Science 11, Comparative National Government, Harry P. Judson,

1904

Box 3   Folder 8

Political Science 19, Political Parties, Charles E. Merriam,

1903

Box 4   Folder 1

Political Science 41, Elements of International Law, Harry P. Judson,

1902

Box 4   Folder 2

Sociology 52, Growth and Structure of American Cities, George E. Vincent,

1901

Box 4   Folder 3

Miscellaneous notes and manuscripts

Box 5

Album of photographs of campus life, women students, Green Hall, Lincoln Park, Rogers Park and other locations, 1899-1900