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Josef L. Altholz papers

Identifier: ua01159

Scope and Content

The majority of the collection consists of correspondence by Josef Altholz (1954-2002). Other materials include drafts of various books, reprints, and class materials, including lecture notes.


  • Creation: 1853-1861, 1954-2002


Language of Materials

Collection materials in English and German

Access to Materials

This collection is stored at an off-site facility and requires 3-5 business days for retrieval. Email to request access. Do not make travel arrangements or plans to visit Andersen Library without making prior arrangements with University Archives staff.


Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives.

Biographical Sketch of Josef L. Altholz (1933-2003)

Josef L. Altholz, B.A. (1954) Cornell University; M.A. (1955), Ph.D. (1960) Columbia University. Professor of history at the University of Minnesota (1959-2000). Expert in the field of 19th century English history.

Josef Lewis Altholz was born on August 14, 1933 in New York City. He attended Cornell University, earning his B.A. in history in 1954. He then went on to earn his M.A. (1955) and Ph.D. (1960) in history from Columbia University. Before joining the faculty at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Altholz served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army from 1955-1957. In 1959, Dr. Altholz became an instructor of history at the University of Minnesota, moving up to the rank of professor in 1967. His specialty was 19th century English history. In addition to his teaching duties at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Altholz was the president of the American Catholic Historical Association (1986-1987) and founder of the Society for Victorian Periodicals conference. He retired from the University in May of 2003 and died on August 2, 2003.


6 boxes ; 7.5 cubic feet


Collection contains the papers of Josef L. Altholz, professor of history at the University of Minnesota.

Physical Location

Off-site (WBOB)

Source of acquisition

Collection donated by the Department of History at the University of Minnesota on March 8, 2004.

Related Materials in University Archives

Department of History records

Processing Information

Collection has not been processed.

Josef L. Altholz Papers, 1853-1861, 1954-2002
In Progress
Karen Spilman
February 2005
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