Josef L. Altholz papers
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
- Altholz, Josef L., 1933-2003 (Person)
Language of Materials
Collection materials in English and German
Access to Materials
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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.
Source of acquisition
Collection donated by the Department of History at the University of Minnesota on March 8, 2004.
Collection has not been processed.
- Josef L. Altholz Papers, 1853-1861, 1954-2002
- In Progress
- Karen Spilman
- February 2005
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- Finding aid written in English