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Guide to the Lucille Zahn Letters MSS.2673

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Author:

Finding aid prepared by Lydia Wommack

Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

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

February 2010

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-13T10:44-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Lucille Zahn Letters

Unit ID:

MSS.2673

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet

Dates:

1931 - 1934

Abstract:

Letters to Lucille Zahn of Milwaukee, Wisconsin during the Great Depression.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Lydia Wommack, 2010.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2006.

Preferred Citation:

Lucille Zahn Letters, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains both personal letters and letters of business addressed to Lucille Zahn of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Each gives a small insight to the daily lives of people and business during the Great Depression.

Biographical/Historical note

In the early 1930s, Lucille Zahn lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Letters Box SC0030 Folder 2673.1

Scope and Contents note

Fritzie, a hair stylist, writes to Lucille and Ludwig about mutual friends and day-to-day life. She makes brief mention of the lack of jobs and a Socialist event. Fritzie also discusses women's fashion of the time focusing on 'permanent' hairstyles and her introduction of shorts to the neighborhood.