Illinois Staats-Zeitung

Street Address: 
Washington St. and Wells St.
Chicago, IL

The Newberry Library holds a large number of journalism modern manuscript collections.

Rapp, Wilhelm, 1828-1907. Papers, 1846-1929.
Correspondence, poetry, photographs, a diary, and clippings of Wilhelm Rapp, German emigre and editor of the Illinois Staats-Zeitung. Rapp was imprisoned in Germany for his involvement in the Revolution of 1848, and also edited German-language newspapers in Cincinnati and Baltimore. The papers, mainly in German, document his anti-secessionist views, including one 1861 letter regarding President Lincoln.
Inventory: Online.

Raster, Hermann, 1827-1891. Papers, 1849-1940, bulk 1860-1891.
Correspondence, clippings, and drafts of writings of Hermann Raster, editor of the Illinois Staats-Zeitung. A German immigrant "Forty-Eighter," Raster swayed German popular opinion through his anti-slavery, pro-Union, and anti-temperance articles, and held considerable influence over Chicago politics. Correspondence includes many letters in German, but also letters in English from Charles A. Dana, John A. Logan, Elihu Washburne, J.V. Farwell, Francis W. Parker, and Joseph Medill.
Inventory: Online.



1846 - 1929

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