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Guide to the Louis Gertsman papers MSS.0567

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

February 2008

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-04-16T11:49-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

April 2013
Collection Title:

Louis Gerstman papers

Unit ID:

MSS.0567

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.2 Linear feet (194 items)

Dates:

1879-1896

Abstract:

Papers of this Selma, Dallas County, Alabama insurance agent and manager of the Edwards Opera House and the Academy of Music, 1879-1896.

creator

Gerstman, Louis

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains the papers of Louis Gertsman, a Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, insurance agent who was also manager of the Edwards Opera House and the Academy of Music from 1879 to 1896.

Biographical/Historical note

Louis Gertsman was born in 1855 in Germany. He immigrated to the United States in 1865 and settled in Selma, Alabama. He was an insurance agent and patron of the arts. Gertsman died on 6 December 1925.

Access Restrictions:

None

Usage Restrictions:

None

Acquisition Information:

unknown

Processing Information:

Processed by

unknown, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2013

Preferred Citation:

Louis Gertsman papers, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Source(s)

Academy of Music (Selma, Ala.). (local)

Edwards' Opera House (Selma, Ala.). (local)

Alabama (localbroad)

Business and Labor (localbroad)

Community and Place (localbroad)

Music and Performing Arts (localbroad)

Papers (document genre) (aat)

Papers Box 2455