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Records of the Northern Colorado Chapter of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia

 Collection
Identifier: MAHS

Scope and Contents

The Records of the Northern Colorado Chapter of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia consists of documents dated 1970 to 2013, with the bulk falling from 1970 to 1989. Materials from the chapter include bylaws, meeting minutes, annual reports, treasurer's reports, membership reports, correspondence, and press releases. An incomplete run of 2002-2007 issues of the Northern Colorado Chapter Newsletter are included. Event programs and flyers, AHSGR convention material, photographs, slides, audio recordings, and certificates are present as well. Framed photographs and the chapter's charter also appear in the collection. Much of the material is compiled in notebooks and scrapbooks. These, as well as the foldered records, are very similar and pertain to the same topics.

Dates

  • 1970-2013
  • Majority of material found within 1970-1989

Creator

Restrictions on Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Restrictions on Use

Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.

History

Founded in 1968 and incorporated in the same year in the state of Colorado, the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (AHSGR) is an international, non-profit educational organization engaged in researching the history of all German Russians. The society publishes folklore and genealogical materials and distributes them to its members. AHSGR volunteers and staff on both local chapter and international levels search for information, translate, and develop a store-house of knowledge useful to current and future generations. The AHSGR currently has thirty-seven chapters in Canada and the United States.

The Northern Colorado Chapter of the AHSGR, formally established in 1972, brings together people interested in the history of Germans from Russia and is a resource for sharing genealogical and historical research as well as offering educational and social activities. The quarterly chapter meetings are held at the Windsor Community Center in Windsor, Colorado. The chapter also publishes a quarterly newsletter.

Extent

18 linear feet (9 record cartons, 1 flat box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Northern Colorado Chapter of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (AHSGR) brings together people interested in the history of Germans from Russia and is a resource for sharing genealogical and historical research. Educational and social activities are also a part of the chapter's objectives. Materials in the collection include bylaws, meeting minutes, annual reports, treasurer's reports, membership reports, correspondence, and press releases. Event programs and flyers, AHSGR convention material, photographs, slides, audio recordings, and certificates are present as well. Framed photographs and the chapter's charter also appear in the collection.

Arrangement

Some portions of the collection arrived in a defined order that was retained; other portions were arranged for the ease of research use.

The collection consists of 3 series in 9 record cartons and 1 flat box:

Series 1: Records, 1970-2013 and undated

Series 2: Scrapbooks, 1970-2010

Series 3: Visual and audio materials, 1972-1976 and undated

Acquisition

The Records of the Northern Colorado Chapter of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia consists of materials donated by Larry L. Bohlender as well as the Northern Colorado Chapter of the AHSGR. In addition, materials were transferred from the Town of Windsor Museum. All materials were received in 2016. An additional accrual occurred in January 2019 consisting of materials removed from a donation to Special Collections in December 2006 by Joan I. Jessen.

Online Materials

Some materials have been scanned and are available through the Colorado State University Libraries website. In the electronic version of this document, direct links appear in context.

Related Collections

The Manuscripts collection contains the Collection on Germans from Russia, the Collection of Genealogical Research on Germans from Russia in Northern Colorado, the Saratov Ephemera Collection, the Papers of Ida Hettinger, the Ron Bauer Collection, and the Dutch Hop Collection. The University Archive holds the Sidney Heitman Germans from Russia in Colorado Study Project Collection, the Records of the International Center for German Russian Studies, and the Papers of Kenneth Rock. Other repositories that hold archives related to Germans from Russia include North Dakota State University and Concordia University.

Processing

Processing was completed in October 2016. Documents were rehoused in acid-free folders and reboxed in acid-free boxes. Paper clips were removed from papers and replaced with plastic clips and self-stick notes were removed from the scrapbooks. The oversized framed items were left framed and unboxed. The framed certificate was kept intact and rehoused in an archival box. Photographs and slides were resleeved.

Additional processing in 2022 removed staples from documents and rehoused materials in 3-ring notebooks into folders.

Title
Guide to the Records of the Northern Colorado Chapter of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Prepared by Victoria Lopez-Terrill; revised by Clarissa J. Trapp
Date
Copyright 2016
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the CSU Libraries Archives & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Fort Collins Colorado 80523-1019 USA
970-491-1844