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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Ernest W. and Henry J. Stirn Papers 1885-1943

© 2006 University of Chicago Library

Descriptive Summary

Title:

Stirn, Ernest W. and Henry J. Papers

Dates:

1885-1943

Size:

2 linear feet (4 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

Ernest W. Stirn received an MA in history from the University of Chicago in 1922 and later worked as a statistical consultant for businesses and the government. From 1931 to 1943 he was involved with the Radio-Keith-Orpheum Bankruptcy Reorganization. The University of Chicago Press published a bibliography he had prepared on Robert LaFollette (1937). Among the papers are letters written to and by his father, Henry J. Stirn, printer and expert on the collecting of old violins and stamps.

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Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Stirn, Ernest W. and Henry J. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

Ernest W. Stirn received his Masters degree in history from the University of Chicago in 1922 and later worked as a statistical consultant for private businesses and the government. Between 1931 and 1943 he was involved with the Radio-Keith-Orpheum Bankruptcy Reorganization. During his lifetime he was also actively interested in the life of Robert M. LaFollette, and in 1937 the University of Chicago Press published a bibliography he had prepared on LaFollette.

mong these manuscripts are letters written to and by his father, Henry J. Stirn who, in addition to working in his printing company, was an expert on the collecting of old violins and stamps.

Scope Note

The papers are divided into four series. Series I comprises correspondence written and received by Ernest W. Stirn and his father Henry J. Stirn, a printer and collector of antique violins and stamps. Series II includes records of the Radio-Keith-Orpheum Corporation Bankruptcy Reorganization. Series III, Music includes Sheets of music copied from printed manuscripts, music notebooks, and manuscripts of E. W. Stirn's own compositions. Series IV, Writings, contains essays, reports, and sketches written by E. W. Stirn and The Life of Robert M. LaFollette by E. W. Stirn

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Series I: The Letters of H.J. Stirn and E.W. Stirn

Box 1   Folder 1

H. J. Stirn letters 1885-1899

Box 1   Folder 2

H. J. Stirn letters 1900-1920

Box 1   Folder 3

H. J. Stirn letters concerning valuable violins

Box 1   Folder 4

H. J. Stirn letters concerning his stamp collection

Box 1   Folder 5

E. W. Stirn 1909-1925. Records and pictures from school days, plans for 1924 European trip

Box 1   Folder 6

E. W. Stirn 1926-1938 Business and personal letters

Box 1   Folder 7

E. W. Stirn 1926-1938 Family letters

Box 1   Folder 8

E. W. Stirn undated letters

Box 1   Folder 9

E. W. Stirn 1941-1945 Letters

Series II: Radio-Keith-Orpheum Corporation Bankruptcy Reorganization

Box 2   Folder 1

1931-1935

Box 2   Folder 2

1936-1937

Box 2   Folder 3

1938-1939

Box 2   Folder 4

1940-1943

Series III: Music

Box 3

Sheets of music copied from printed manuscripts, music notebooks, and manuscripts of E. W. Stirn's own compositions

Series IV: Writings

Box 4

Essays, reports, and sketches written by E. W. Stirn.

Box 4

The Life of Robert M. LaFollette by E. W. Stirn