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Collection Number: 04002

Collection Title: Schnorrenberg Family Papers, 1821-2000s

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Size About 15,000 items (42.0 linear feet)
Abstract Schnorrenburg family members include Laura Schaeffer Schnorrenberg (1900-1975), resident of Asheville, N.C., Episcopal layperson, and actress in Germany and the United States, 1921-1928; her son, John Martin Schnorrenberg (1931- ), professor of art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1959-1976; and his wife, Barbara Brandon Schnorrenberg (1931- ), lecturer in the Department of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The collection includes correspondence and other papers of members of the Schnorrenberg family. Much of the correspondence consists of letters exchanged among the three Schnorrenbergs as well as letters from Laura Schnorrenberg's brother, Theodore Wilhelm Schaeffer (1907- ). It deals largely with family and community matters, including John's experiences, 1946-1949, as a student at Christ's School, Arden, N.C., and, 1949-1953, at the University of North Carolina; Laura's work in Asheville with the National Conference of Christians and Jews; and Barbara's studies and travels in Europe, 1955-1956. Also included is a diary, 1821, in German, of Christian Friedrich von Schrickell, concerning a trip from Gonlitz, Germany, to Switzerland; a handwritten transcription of an account book with slave lists, 1861, of Emily Ryan of Bertie County, N.C.; notebooks of miscellaneous writings and poetry; a photograph album and scrapbook of clippings relative to Laura's theatrical career, chiefly in German; and Barbara's diary, 1955-1956.
Creator Schnorrenberg family.
Language English.
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Restrictions to Access
Additions are closed pending processing.
This collection contains additional materials that are not processed and are currently not available to researchers. For information about access to these materials, contact Research and Instructional Services staff. Please be advised that preparing unprocessed materials for access can be a lengthy process.
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Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Schnorrenberg Family Papers #4022, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Provenance
Received from Laura Schaeffer Schnorrenberg in 1975 with additions from John Schnorrenberg and Barbara Brandon Schnorrenberg from 1976 to 2003.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The Schnorrenberg family includes Laura Schaeffer Schnorrenberg (1900-1975), the daughter of Martin Wilhelm Schaeffer (1868-1945) and Frances Spencer Carter (1875-1938), a resident of Asheville, N.C., who was an active Episcopal layperson as well as an actress in Germany and the United States; John Martin Schnorrenberg (1931- ), her son, who was professor of art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1959-1976; and his wife, Barbara Brandon Schnorrenberg (1931- ) who also taught at the University as a lecturer in the Department of History.

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The collection includes correspondence and other papers of members of the Schnorrenberg family, including Laura Schaeffer Schnorrenberg (1900-1975), resident of Asheville, N.C., Episcopal layperson and actress in Germany and the United States, 1921-1928; her son, John Martin Schnorrenberg (1931- ), professor of art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1959-1976; and his wife, Barbara Brandon Schnorrenberg (1931- ), lecturer in the Department of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Much of the correspondence consists of letters exchanged among the three Schnorrenbergs as well as letters from Laura Schnorrenberg's brother, Theodore Wilhelm Schaeffer (1907- ). It deals largely with family and community matters, including John's experiences, 1946-1949, as a student at Christ's School, Arden, N.C., and, 1949-1953, at the University of North Carolina; Laura's work in Asheville with the National Conference of Christians and Jews; and Barbara's studies and travels in Europe, 1955-1956. Also included is a diary, 1821, in German, of Christian Friedrich von Schrickell, concerning a trip from Gonlitz, Germany, to Switzerland; a handwritten transcription of an account book with slave lists, 1861, of Emily Ryan of Bertie County, N.C.; notebooks of miscellaneous writings and poetry; a photograph album and scrapbook of clippings relative to Laura's theatrical career, chiefly in German; and Barbara's diary, 1955-1956.

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Contents list

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About 15,000 items.

Correspondence and other papers of members of the Schnorrenberg family, including Laura Schaeffer Schnorrenberg (1900-1975), resident of Asheville, N.C., Episcopal layperson and actress in Germany and the United States, 1921-1928; her son, John Martin Schnorrenberg (1931- ), professor of art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1959-1976; and his wife, Barbara Brandon Schnorrenberg (1931- ), lecturer in the Department of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Much of the correspondence consists of letters exchanged among the three Schnorrenbergs as well as letters from Laura Schnorrenberg's brother, Theodore Wilhelm Schaeffer (1907- ). It deals largely with family and community matters, including John's experiences, 1946-1949, as a student at Christ's School, Arden, N.C., and, 1949-1953, at the University of North Carolina; Laura's work in Asheville with the National Conference of Christians and Jews; and Barbara's studies and travels in Europe, 1955-1956. Also included is a diary, 1821, in German, of Christian Friedrich von Schrickell, concerning a trip from Gonlitz, Germany, to Switzerland; a handwritten transcription of an account book with slave lists, 1861, of Emily Ryan of Bertie County, N.C.; notebooks of miscellaneous writings and poetry; a photograph album and scrapbook of clippings relative to Laura's theatrical career, chiefly in German; and Barbara's diary, 1955-1956.

Box 1

Papers, 1916-1953 #04002, Series: "Correspondence and Other Papers, 1821-2000s." Box 1

Box 2

Papers, 1954-1957 #04002, Series: "Correspondence and Other Papers, 1821-2000s." Box 2

Box 3

Papers, 1958-1961 #04002, Series: "Correspondence and Other Papers, 1821-2000s." Box 3

Box 4

Papers, 1962-1965 #04002, Series: "Correspondence and Other Papers, 1821-2000s." Box 4

Box 5

Papers, 1966-1971 #04002, Series: "Correspondence and Other Papers, 1821-2000s." Box 5

Box 6

Papers, 1972-1976 #04002, Series: "Correspondence and Other Papers, 1821-2000s." Box 6

Box 7

Undated and miscellaneous plays and essays #04002, Series: "Correspondence and Other Papers, 1821-2000s." Box 7

Box 8

Undated and miscellaneous plays and essays; Volumes 1-5 #04002, Series: "Correspondence and Other Papers, 1821-2000s." Box 8

Box 9

Volumes 6-9 #04002, Series: "Correspondence and Other Papers, 1821-2000s." Box 9

Box 10

Volumes 10-11 #04002, Series: "Correspondence and Other Papers, 1821-2000s." Box 10

Box 11-12

Box 11

Box 12

CLOSED Addition #04002, Series: "Correspondence and Other Papers, 1821-2000s." Box 11-12

Box 13-14

Box 13

Box 14

box numbers reserved #04002, Series: "Correspondence and Other Papers, 1821-2000s." Box 13-14

Box 15

CLOSED Addition (Acc. 85124 and 86002) #04002, Series: "Correspondence and Other Papers, 1821-2000s." Box 15

Box 16

CLOSED Addition (Acc. 87106) #04002, Series: "Correspondence and Other Papers, 1821-2000s." Box 16

Box 17

CLOSED Addition (Acc. 89080) #04002, Series: "Correspondence and Other Papers, 1821-2000s." Box 17

Box 18

CLOSED Addition (Acc. 91079) #04002, Series: "Correspondence and Other Papers, 1821-2000s." Box 18

Box 19

CLOSED Addition (Acc. 93135) #04002, Series: "Correspondence and Other Papers, 1821-2000s." Box 19

Box 20

CLOSED Addition (Acc. 95067) #04002, Series: "Correspondence and Other Papers, 1821-2000s." Box 20

Box 21

CLOSED Addition (Acc. 96098) #04002, Series: "Correspondence and Other Papers, 1821-2000s." Box 21

Box 22

CLOSED Addition (Acc. 98475) #04002, Series: "Correspondence and Other Papers, 1821-2000s." Box 22

Box 23-28

Box 23

Box 24

Box 25

Box 26

Box 27

Box 28

CLOSED Addition (Acc. 99462) #04002, Series: "Correspondence and Other Papers, 1821-2000s." Box 23-28

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Items separated include photographs (P-4002/1) and a photograph album (PA-4002/1).

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