Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Wednesday’s Wonderful Collection - Leo and Sylvia Wulfsohn papers, MS.000824

Leo Wulfsohn was born in 1895 to William and Dina Wulfsohn, (née Wurzburg) and grew up in the Chicago area. Wulfsohn graduated from John Marshall Law School in 1916 and served in World War I shortly after. He became active as a Freemason at Fortitude Lodge No. 1003 in the Wicker Park area of Chicago. In 1928, he married Sylvia Rubin of Monroe, NY, and the two remained in the Chicago area for some time. Wulfsohn remained active in numerous groups, including the American Legion and Veterans of World War I of the USA, Inc. The couple relocated first to Saline County, Arkansas, sometime in the mid-1950s, where Wulfsohn served briefly as Justice of the Peace. By the 1960s, they settled outside Hot Springs, where Wulfsohn continued to practice law and served as District Commander for the State of Arkansas for Veterans of World War I of the USA, Inc. Sylvia died in Hot Springs in 1972, and Leo in 1979.
This collection is comprised of attorney Leo Wulfsohn's personal papers as part of his position as District Commander of Arkansas of Veterans of World War I, Inc., his position as National Judge Advocate for the same organization, and his involvement with the American Legion, Jewish War Veterans, and various fraternal and Masonic organizations. The bulk of the papers pertain to membership and organization for Veterans of WWI of the USA, Inc. from roughly 1964-1966, as well as membership cards for various organizations, personal ephemera, and greeting cards from Sylvia.
The collection also contains the estate of Maynard B. Heath, a WWI veteran whose estate was handled by Wulfsohn. Heath had no heirs and was declared incompetent. Wulfsohn handled his finances while Heath spent two years in a Benton nursing home before passing.
·         District Commander - Veterans of WWI of the USA, Inc. Bulk, 1964-1966 (Box 1)
o    Veterans of WWI of the USA, Inc. [1 of 3] 1963-1967 (Folder 1)
o    Veterans of WWI of the USA, Inc. [2 of 3] 1963-1967 (Folder 2)
o    Veterans of WWI of the USA, Inc. [3 of 3] 1963-1967 (Folder 3)
o    Veterans of WWI of the USA, Inc. Correspondence 1964 (Folder 4)
o    Veterans of WWI of the USA, Inc. Correspondence 1965 (Folder 5)
o    Veterans of WWI of the USA, Inc. Correspondence 1972 (Folder 6)
o    Veterans of WWI of the USA, Inc. Newsletters 1964-1965 (Folder 7)
o    Veterans of WWI of the USA, Inc. Budget and Membership 1960-1973 (Folder 8)
o    Veterans of WWI of the USA, Inc. Legislative correspondence 1964-1965 (Folder 9)
o    Veterans of WWI of the USA, Inc. Bulletins 1964-1965 (Folder 10)
o    Veterans of WWI of the USA, Inc. Membership and officers material 1965-1972 (Folder 11)
o    Veterans of WWI of the USA, Inc. National Convention 1964 (Folder 12)
o    Veterans of WWI of the USA, Inc. Batesville convention 1965 (Folder 13)
o    Veterans of WWI of the USA, Inc. Arkansas budget 1964-1966 (Folder 14)
o    Veterans of WWI of the USA, Inc. Legislative materials 1964-1965 (Folder 15)
o    Veterans of WWI of the USA, Inc., miscellaneous undated (Folder 17)
o    Veterans of WWI of the USA, Inc. pamphlets 1959-1969 (Box 2)
·         American Legion materials, legal materials and ephemera 1935-1972 (Box 2)
o    American Legion newsletters 1972 (Folder 2)
o    American Legion newsletters undated (Folder 3)
o    American Legion publications 1955-1972 (Folder 3)
o    American Legion / veterans' certificates 1935-1972 (Folder 5)
o    American Legion ephemera 1956 (Folder 6)
o    Illinois Reserve Militia gubernatorial commission to Samuel Wulfsohn 1945 (Folder 7)
o    William Van Pelt military service records 1917-1939 (Box 3)
·         Saline County Justice of the Peace, personal correspondence, business cards, estate of Maynard B. Heath (Box 3)
o    Bar Association and American Legion membership cards 1930-1970 (Folder 2)
o    Awarded proclamation and certificates 1947-1967 (Folder 3)
o    Attorney-related papers - Saline and Garland County 1922-1973 (Folder 4)
o    Saline County Justice of the Peace papers 1955-1959 (Folder 5)
o    Saline County Justice of the Peace correspondence 1955-1956 (Folder 6)
o    Miscellaneous correspondence and notes 1965-1973 (Folder 7)
o    Attorney-related ephemera undated (Folder 8)
o    Business cards undated (Folder 9)
o    Greeting cards 1958-1968 (Folder 10)
o    Game and Fish Commission materials 1929 (Folder 11)
o    Maynard B. Heath guardianship papers 1966-1968 (Folder 12)
o    Estate of Maynard B. Heath, personal miscellaneous 1953-1970 (Folder 13)
o    Estate of Maynard B. Heath guardianship correspondence 1966-1971 (Folder 14)
o    Maynard B. Heath case file 1966-1967 (Folder 15)
o    Saline County Justice of the Peace certificates 1941-1957 (Folder 16)
o    Map of Hot Springs, 21" x 42" 1956 (Folder 17)
o    Charles Hutchingson, Saline County Justice of the Peace certificate 1933 (Folder 18)
o    Northern District of Illinois certificate 1918 (Folder 19)
·         Masonic materials 1918-1960 (Box 4)
o    Fortitude Lodge certificate 1918 (Folder 1)
o    Matteson Lodge Centennial program 1955 (Folder 2)
o    The Official Monitor, Grand Lodge A.F. and A.M., Illinois circa 1920 (Folder 3)
o    Illinois Masonic directories 1942-1955 (Folder 4)
o    Illinois Masonic directories 1956-1960 (Folder 5)
o    Fraternal lodge membership cards 1920-1970 (Folder 6)
o    Arkansas Research Lodge No. 739 periodicals 1947-1952 (Folder 7)
o    Masonic Encyclopedia 1951 (Folder 8)
o    Masonic Monitor, Arkansas 1954 (Folder 9)
·         Fortitude Lodge No. 1003 scrapbook 1918-1933 (Box 5)
·         Bound materials (Box 6)
o    Attorney's Register 1967
o    Leo Wulfsohn personal travel expenses ledger undated
o    Sterling personal travel log undated
o    Wulfsohn home guest book 1951-1955
o    Large financial ledger 1969-1970
·         Photo albums, photos (Box 7)
o    Photo albums [1 of 2] 1964-1966
o    Photo albums [2 of 2] Bulk, 1966-1967
o    PH.Wulfsohn.01: PH.Wulfsohn.01: Veterans of World War 1 membership billboard in Healdsburg. Color photograph, 5 ¼" x 3 ½". circa. 1964. (Box 7)
o    PH.Wulfsohn.02: PH.Wulfsohn.02: Cheese plant bought by Veteran’s organization, Clinton, AR. Black and white photograph. 3 ½" x 3 ½". 1964
o    PH.Wulfsohn.03: PH.Wulfsohn.03: Unidentified couple in front of Christmas tree. Black and white photograph. 3 ¼" x 4 ¼". circa 1960s.
o    PH.Wulfsohn.04: PH.Wulfsohn.04: Leo Wulfsohn portrait in National Judge Advocate hat. Black and white photograph. 3 ¼" x 4 ½". circa 1960s.
o    PH.Wulfsohn.05: PH.Wulfsohn.05: Unidentified outdoor area with tree, clothesline and garden. Black and white photograph. 3 ½" x 3 ½". circa 1960s.
o    PH.Wulfsohn.06: PH.Wulfsohn.06: Leo, Sylvia Wulfsohn and others at American Legion banquet. San Diego, California. Black and white photograph, 10" x 8". September 1966
o    PH.Wulfsohn.07: PH.Wulfsohn.07: Leo Wulfsohn with classmates at John Marshall Law School. Chicago, Illinois. Black and white photograph on cardstock, 10" x 8". circa 1916. (Folder 2)
o    PH.Wulfsohn.08: PH.Wulfsohn.08: Leo and Sylvia Wulfsohn wedding photo. Black and white photograph. 10" x 12 ½". 1928. (Folder 3)
o    PH.Wulfsohn.09: PH.Wulfsohn.09: Sylvia Wulfsohn bridal portrait. Black and white photograph, 10" x 12 ½". 1928.
o    PH.Wulfsohn.10: PH.Wulfsohn.10: Leo and Sylvia Wulfsohn wedding portrait with unidentified honor attendants. Black and white photograph, 12 ½" x 10". 1928
o    PH.Wulfsohn.11: PH.Wulfsohn.11: Leo and Sylvia Wulfsohn with 6 unidentified family members in portrait by Morrall, Rochester, New York. Black and white cabinet card, 12" x 10". circa 1935 (Folder 4)
o    PH.Wulfsohn.12: PH.Wulfsohn.12: Unidentified siblings-in-law from previous family portrait, also by Morrall, Rochester, New York. Black and white photograph inside gatefold, 10 ½" x 14". undated
o    PC.Wulfsohn.01: PC.Wulfsohn.01: "The Village Inn on U.S. 70, 15 miles east of Hot Springs." Black and white postcard, 5 ½" x 3 ½". undated (Box 7)
o    PC.Wulfsohn.02: PC.Wulfsohn.02: "The Village Inn on U.S. 70, 15 miles east of Hot Springs." Black and white postcard, 5 ½" x 3 ½". undated
·         Framed photos
o    PH.Wulfsohn.13: Unidentified woman, portrait by Bachrach. Black and white framed photograph, 5" x 7". circa 1905 (Box 8)
o    PH.Wulfsohn.14: Leo Wulfsohn, Mrs. Jack P. Fry, Philipe Sisney, Robert C. Smith, Mrs. Doyle Daniel at American Legion Warren Townsend Post No. 13, Hot Springs, Arkansas. Black and white framed photograph, 10" x 8". 1959 April 6
o    PH.Wulfsohn.15: 2nd Regiment Infantry, Illinois Reserve Militia, over 60 pictured, including 1st Lt. Leo Wulfsohn. Black and white framed photograph, 14" x 11". 1941
·         Estate of Maynard B. Heath and Garland County divorce affidavits [RESTRICTED] 1937-1971 (Box 9)
o    Estate of Maynard B. Heath [RESTRICTED] 1937-1971 (Folder 1)
o    Maynard B. Heath checkbook and banking statements [RESTRICTED] 1966-1970 (Folder 2)

o    Saline County and Garland County divorce affidavits [RESTRICTED] 1937 (Folder 3)

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