Weaver, Lillian C., Collection Lillian C. Weaver Collection, c. 1892-1919, n.d. Ms.2011.016

Lillian C. Weaver Collection, c. 1892-1919, n.d. Ms.2011.016


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Sarah R. Olney, Student Worker

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2011.016
Title
Lillian C. Weaver Collection c. 1892-1919, n.d.
Quantity
1.2 Cubic Feet, 3 boxes
Creator
Weaver, Lillian C., b.1873
Language
The materials in the collection are in English and German.
Abstract
The collection includes correspondence to and from Lillian C. Weaver. Letters are from family, friends and colleagues. There are also photographs, invitations, play and commencement programs, and a brochure for Ms. Weaver's School for Girls.

Administrative Information

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Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], Lillian Weaver Collection, Ms2011-016, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

Lillian Weaver Collection was acquired by Special Collections and University Archives prior to 2001.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Lillian Weaver Correspondence was completed in February 2011.


Biographical and Historical Note

Lillian Clark Weaver, was born in Forestville, Chautauqua County, New York, on April 19, 1873. She was the daughter of Prof. and Mrs. A. A. Weaver. Weaver was a graduate of the 1895 Class at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie. After her graduation from Vassar, she went to teach at a girls' school. She conducted a private school for girls in Andrebrook, Tarrytown-on-Hudson, NY. In 1914, she moved to Europe and opened the school in Munich, Germany. She was forced to close a short time later, due to the advent of World War I. After the war, she moved back to Europe and continued to teach.

Friedrich "Fritz" Bruckmann, was a photographer and art historian in Germany at the turn of the 20th century. He worked with rotogravure in his photography, buying the process from its creator in 1903. He loved the mountains, as can be read in his letters. He worked for Andrebrook School teaching photography, recording trips, and creating the image for their pamphlets.

Edna Ferber is mentioned in one of the letters. Ferber was born August 15, 1888, and died April 16, 1968. She was an American novelist, short story writer and playwright. She won the Pulitzer Prize for So Big (1924), Show Boat (1926), and Giant (1952).

Miss Weaver's School started in Munich, later opened to New York in 1914. The Andrebrook (Andre Brook School/ Castle School) moved to Tarrytown in 1920. The Munich branch was reopened in 1930. Girls of high school age were offered special courses as well as college preparation. Lillian C. Weaver left Andrebrook for good on June 15, 1942.

Scope and Content

The collection contains a large number of notes, postal cards, and photos from Lillian Weaver's life. The majority of the correspondence is written from her family and friends from her time in Europe. Some correspondence is to her parents and family. The letters are mostly written about daily experiences and observations. There are also invitations, newspaper clippings, programs, and some of the envelopes which the letters were sent in.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type. The correspondence is arranged by correspondent. Within each folder, letters are in chronological order, whenever possible. However, much of the correspondence in the collection is undated.


Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Lillian C. Weaver Collection by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 ( https://creativecommons.org/share-your- work/public-domain/cc0/ ).

Container List

box-folder 1 folder: 1
Correspondence-Incomplete.
box-folder 1 folder: 2
Correspondence from Lillian C. Weaver.
box-folder 1 folder: 3
Correspondence to "Dear Little One"/"Dear Little Girls" from Mother.
box-folder 1 folder: 4-5
Correspondence to "Dear People" from Lillian C. Weaver.
box-folder 1 folder: 6
Correspondence to Father from Lillian C. Weaver.
box-folder 1 folder: 7
Correspondence to Florence from Lillian C. Weaver.
box-folder 1 folder: 8
Correspondence to Floss (Florence?) from Lillian C. Weaver.
box-folder 1 folder: 9
Correspondence to Forbuly(?) from Lillian C. Weaver.
box-folder 1 folder: 10
Correspondence in German.
box-folder 1 folder: 11
Correspondence to Lillian C. Weaver.
box-folder 1 folder: 12
Correspondence to Lillian C. Weaver from Burton R. Stare.
box-folder 2 folder: 1
Correspondence to Lillian C. Weaver from Fritz.
box-folder 2 folder: 2
Correspondence to Lillian C. Weaver from Katherine.
box-folder 2 folder: 3
Correspondence to Lillian C. Weaver from Lou.
box-folder 2 folder: 4
Correspondence to Lillian C. Weaver from Ms. Black.
box-folder 2 folder: 5
Correspondence to Lillian C. Weaver from R. K. Newcome.
box-folder 2 folder: 6-7
Correspondence to Lillian C. Weaver from Thea.
box-folder 2 folder: 8
Correspondence to Lillian C. Weaver from Will Possch(?).
box-folder 2 folder: 9
Correspondence to Mom & Pa from Lillian C. Weaver.
box-folder 2 folder: 10
Correspondence to Mother from Lillian C. Weaver.
box-folder 3 folder: 1
Correspondence to "My Dear Family" from Lillian C. Weaver.
box-folder 3 folder: 2
Correspondence to "My Dear Sir" from Fritz.
box-folder 3 folder: 3
Correspondence to "My Dear Sister" from Lillian C. Weaver.
box-folder 3 folder: 4
Correspondence to son from MDW.
box-folder 3 folder: 5
Invitations
1893-1898
box-folder 3 folder: 6
Iowa Falls High School Commencement Program
1888
box-folder 3 folder: 7
Kentucky College for Young Ladies Commencement Program.
box-folder 3 folder: 8
Newspaper Clippings.
box-folder 3 folder: 9
Photographs.
box-folder 3 folder: 10
Short Story, "The American Girl."
box-folder 3 folder: 11
Vassar College Papers.
box-folder 3 folder: 12
Andr├ębrook School Booklet (Munich, Germany).