Otto J. Krampikowsky Papers, 1914-1922


Otto J. Krampikowsky Papers, 1914-1922


Krampikowsky, Otto J.


Papers, 1914-1922


.63 linear feet (1 ½ manuscript boxes)


Served in World War I as Private First Class in Supply Co. 309 and chief stenographer for Wood Supply Branch, A.P.O. 712.  Lived in Chicago and ran unsuccessfully for the General Assembly in 1914 and 1916.  Master of Ceremonies for the Teutonic Sons of America ca.1914.  Moved to Berwyn, Ill. ca.1930.


Correspondence includes a signed letter from Woodrow Wilson.  Correspondence with the Illinois Equal Suffrage Association and Grace Wilbur Trout, Robert M. LaFollette, and the Chicago Rationalist Association.  Many letters from White House clerks, newspaper journalists, including one from Harrison Parker, publisher of the Chicago Evening American discussing “Hearst’s style of yellow journalism”.  Letters from Henry Meinhausen, manager of the German-American Oil Co. and president of the Teutonic Sons of America, some discussing growing anti-German sentiment.  Documents including honorable discharge, copies of reports related to Army activity in France during WWI, copies of notes on operations by Brigadier General Fox Conner, copies of lecture by Lt. Colonel J. M. Wainwright and maps related to activity in France.  Numerous pamphlets and booklets pertaining to the army, informational booklets about France and Germany, propaganda booklets, program booklets, and news clippings.


Access: Open for research


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                                                            Otto J. Krampikowsky                                    Page 2

                                                                  Container List


Box     Folder


1          1          Correspondence, 1912, 1914-1916

            2          Correspondence, 1917-1921

            3          Documents, Certificates

            4          Printed Reports, Memos, Statistics, etc. 1918

            5          Printed Reports, Memos, Statistics, etc. April, 1919

            6          Printed Reports, Memos, Statistics, etc. May-June 1919; 1919; No Date

            7          Maps and Diagrams

            8          Pamphlets, Leaflets, Articles I

            9          Pamphlets, Leaflets, Articles II


1 ½      1          Pamphlets, Leaflets, Articles III

            2          Pamphlets, Leaflets, Articles IV

            3          Programs, Tickets, etc.

            4          Clippings


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