Archives and libraries which have shared materials with the Mobile Lifeworlds project include:


Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library (Springfield, Illinois)

  • Engelmann Family Letters

    This collection consists of letters sent by three siblings, Charlotte, Sophie, and Theodor Engelmann, to their sister Margarethe. The three Engelmann siblings emigrated to Illinois with their parents, Friedrich and Elisabeth Engelmann, in 1833. Margarethe Engelmann, who was married with Georg Hilgard, remained in Speyer, Germany. This group of letters is drawn from the Engelmann-Kircher Family Papers, a collection held by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield, Illinois.

German Society of Pennsylvania, Joseph P. Horner Memorial Library (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Harvard University, Houghton Library (Cambridge, Massachusetts)

Historical Society of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Library of Virginia (Richmond, Virginia)

Louisiana State University Libraries, Hill Memorial Library (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)

Newberry Library (Chicago, Illinois)

Sacramento Public Library (Sacramento, California)

South Carolina Historical Society (Charleston, South Carolina)

University of California at Berkeley, Bancroft Library (Berkeley, California)

University of Illinois

  • Hess/Hassel Family Letters

    This group of letters is part of the Heinrich A. Ratterman Collection of German-American Manuscripts, held by the Illinois History and Lincoln Collections division of the University of Illinois Library. The letters were sent to Friedrich Wilhelm Hess of Cincinnati by his mother, Marianne von Rappard Hassel, and his sister, Emilie Hassel, between 1871 and 1877. Hess was evidently born with the name Adolf Hassel in Hamm, Westfalen, but for reasons that are unclear adopted the name Hess at some point after arriving in the United States.
  • Hilgard Letters

University of Texas at Austin, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History (Austin, Texas)

University of Wisconsin, Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies (Madison, Wisconsin)

Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library (Logan, Utah)

West Virginia University, West Virginia and Regional History Center (Morgantown, West Virginia)