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 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Historical Society of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Library of Virginia (Richmond, Virginia)

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

Newberry Library (Chicago, Illinois)

Sacramento Public Library

South Carolina Historical Society

Bancroft Library, University of California at Berkeley

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

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

University of Wisconsin

Special Collections and Archives Division, Merrill-Cazier Library, Utah State University (Logan, Utah)

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