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A. S. Williams III Americana Manuscript Collections

Guide to the R. Landesberger letter and music W.0121

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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

Janaury 2014

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-01-15T14:01-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

R. Landesberger letter and music

Unit ID:

W.0121

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.05 Linear feet

Dates:

1919 January 7

Location:

The A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library, The University of Alabama

Abstract:

Handwritten letter and sheet of music from Geneva (Switzerland) professor Dr. R. Landesberger to President Woodrow Wilson, dated January 7, 1919. A typed transcript of the letter is also included.

creator

Landesberger, R.

creator

Williams, A. S., III

Processing Information:

Processed by

Haley Aaron, 2013

Preferred Citation:

R. Landesberger letter and music, A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Acquisition Information:

Gift of A. S. Williams III, 2010

Access Restrictions:

None

Biographical/Historical note

R. Landesberger was a professor of law and political sciences living in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1919.

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains a handwritten letter, dated January 7, 1919, and sheet of music written by Geneva, Switzerland, professor Dr. R. Landesberger and addressed to President Woodrow Wilson. A typed transcript of the letter is also included. In the letter, Landesberger expresses his doubts about Wilson's proposed League of Nations. Instead of the proposed plan, he suggests that nations should adopt a "Referendum" which would require a majority of nations to approve any future conflicts between individual nations. This collection also includes a handwritten piece of music written by Landesberger and dedicated to President Wilson "as an hommage to his personality."

General note

Title on box: A. S. Williams III Americana Collection - Small Collections

Source(s)

Williams, A. S., III (local)

Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924 (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

Composition (Music) (lcsh)

Correspondence (aat)

Presidents (lcsh)

World War I (localbroad)

Letter and music Box WSC001 Folder W0121.01