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Alice Bernhard photographs

Identifier: umja0173

Scope and Contents

This collection includes black and white photographs ranging from 1902-1954. It inclues family photos of Alice Berhnard and her mother Carla Bernhard. Many of these photos were taken in Minneapolis, Chicago, New York City, and Germany.


  • undated, 1902-1954

Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.


This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Alice Bernhard was born in 1938 in New York City. She was born to her mother Carla Bernhard and lived in New York City in her early life. Alice spent time living in Minneapolis, Chicago, and New York City. Alice became a sucessful flight attendent for Northwest Airlines later in life. She died on October 1, 2020.

Carla Bernhard was born in Greifswald Germany on April 23, 1907 to parents, Otto and Martha Bernhard. Otto and Martha were both born in Germany. Otto passed away in 1940.

More information related to the Bernhard family is unknown -- information gleaned from Alice Bernhard's obituary and available documents on


0.25 Cubic Feet (one half Hollinger box)

Language of Materials




This collection consists of photographs related to Alice Bernhard and her family, including photos taken before they emigrated to the United States.


This collection was originally donated in photo albums that were acidic and falling apart. The albums were disassembled and the collection was arranged into photograph groups, as best as could be identified.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated in November 2021 by Maggie McMahon, who came upon possession of the materials after Alice's passing.

Alice Bernhard photographs, undated, 1902-1954
Kate Dietrick
February 2022
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Collecting Area Details

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