Josephine Sanders Collection: Books and Papers
Box 1: Family & Genealogical Documents
Box 2: Josephine Sanders' Documents
Box 3: Correspondence
Box 4: Genealogy Books and Notebooks; Family Authored Books
Box 5: Miscellaneous Family Notebooks and Scrapbooks
Box 6: Glamour Magazines, Playbills and Other Books

 

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Box 1: Family & Genealogical Documents

Folder 1:
Susan A. Pike Sanders & James T. Sanders
1.1.1
An article in the Pantagraph written by Susan A. Sanders titled "With Old Friends," undated
1.1.2
An article in the Pantagraph written by Susan A. Sanders titled "Bloomington Doll Elegantly Dressed," undated
1.1.3
Program for the "Founder's Day Exercises" at Illinois State University, annotated by Susan A. Pike Sanders
1.1.4
Two articles in the Pantagraph about the death of Lindley Sanders
1.1.5
Funeral notice for James T. Sanders, undated
1.1.6
Obituary for Susan Pike Sanders, Sept 8, 1931 in the Pantagraph

 

Folder 2:
Bernadine Sanders
1.2.1
Two memorial cards for Bernadine
1.2.2
Essay by Bernadine entitled "My Trip to Kansas City," and a note from her mother explaining it
1.2.3
Obituary appearing in the Pantagraph

 

Folder 3:
The Estate of Susan and James Sanders
1.3.1
The Will of Susan A. Sanders
1.3.2
Examination of Title for Lot 4 Block 4 in the Glen Ellyn addition to Prospect Park, DuPage County, Illinois, owned by Edward M. Pike
1.3.3
The Will of Thomas McVey
1.3.4
Shares in Pend d'Oreille Mining & Reduction Co., Ltd., owned by Susan A. Sanders
1.3.5
Letter from Noah Pike and Susan Pike Sanders to the recorder of deeds in Wheaton, Ill.
1.3.6-8
Three rent receipts paid by James Sanders, June through August 1921
1.3.9
The Will of James T. Sanders
1.3.10
Letter from Robert P Kerr, J.P. Kerr, Eunice A. Kerr on National Drainage Association stationary to Messrs. R. W. & H. Sanders - March 26, 1932 (…closes the blackest crime committed against us in our life time, or that we ever witnessed perpetrated by one white man against another…we propose to ask you to make that rate of interest comply with the original loan…)

 

Folder 4:
Cynthia May Sanders
1.4.1
Obituary for Cynthia May Sanders, Jan 13, 1947
1.4.2
Funeral notice for Cynthia May Sanders, undated
1.4.3-7
Various flower cards for the funeral of Cynthia May Sanders
1.4.8-12
Various sympathy notes and cards
1.4.13
Sympathy telegram

 

Folder 5:
The Estate of Harold P. Sanders - Stocks
1.5.1
List of stocks owned by Harold Sanders and copies
1.5.2-4
Shareholder letters from the California Packing Corp.
1.5.5
Dividend payment receipts for the California Packing Corp.
1.5.6
Shareholder packet from Phillip Morris
1.5.7
Shareholder packet from The Anaconda Co.
1.5.8
Shareholder letter and packet from General Cigar Co.
1.5.9-12
Letters from Harold to Josephine discussing stocks
1.5.13
Various notes about stocks

 

Folder 6:
The Estate of Harold P. Sanders - Banking
1.6.1
Letters between Josephine Sanders and First National Bank about lock box 1114
1.6.2
Statement of Harold Sanders' account with The First National Bank
1.6.3
Various checks and bank slips
1.6.4
Checkbook for the Harold P. Sanders estate

 

Folder 7:
The Estate of Harold P. Sanders - Legal Consultation (Ordered Chronologically)
1.7.1
July 8, 1947 Settlement Sheet detailing Harold Sanders selling property to Bessie Morrison
1.7.2
Sheet detailing stocks sold as a part of Harold Sanders Estate
1.7.3
Oct 22, 1951 letter from Mutual Life Ins. Co. to Harold Sanders
1.7.4
April 23, 1955 letter from John. B. Christians to Harold Sanders
1.7.5
Dec 21, 1956 letter from Hugh L. Burdick to Josephine Sanders
1.7.6
Carbon copy of a letter from Josephine Sanders to the Bank of California
1.7.7
Carbon copy of a letter from Josephine Sanders to Chicago Tribune
1.7.8
Carbon copy of a letter from Josephine Sanders to the Wisconsin DMV
1.7.9
March 10, 1957 carbon copy of a letter from Josephine Sanders to First National Bank
1.7.10
Receipt of a check paid to the Wisconsin DMV
1.7.11
March 13, 1957 letter from First National Bank to Josephine Sanders
1.7.12
March 14, 1957 letter from First National Bank to Josephine Sanders
1.7.13
May 1, 1957 letter from Hugh Burdick to Josephine Sanders and carbon copy of accompanying letter
1.7.14
May 29, 1957 letter from Hugh Burdick to Josephine Sanders
1.7.15
Carbon copy of a letter from Josephine Sanders to Metzler Memorial Home
1.7.16
Carbon copy of a letter from Josephine Sanders to Ellen Hemstreet
1.7.17
June 5, 1957 letter from Hugh Burdick to Josephine Sanders listing claims against the estate of Harold Sanders
1.7.18
June 9, 1957 carbon copy of a letter from Josephine Sanders to Hugh Burdick
1.7.19
June 11, 1957 carbon copy of a letter from Robert White to Hugh Burdick
1.7.20
June 30, 1957 carbon copy of a letter from Josephine Sanders to General Cigar Co.
1.7.21
July 3, 1957 carbon copy of a letter from Robert White to Hugh Burdick
1.7.22
July 9, 1957 letter from Robert White to Josephine Sanders
1.7.23
July 14, 1957 carbon copy of a letter from Josephine Sanders to Hugh Burdick
1.7.24
July 28, 1957 carbon copy of a letter from Josephine Sanders to Hugh Burdick
1.7.25
July 30, 1957 letter from First National Bank and Josephine Sanders, inc. accompanying paid note and carbon copy of letter
1.7.26
Nov 15, 1957 letter from Guaranty Trust Co. of New York to Josephine Sanders
1.7.27
Jan 7, 1958 letter from Hugh Burdick to Josephine Sanders and accompanying carbon copy
1.7.28
Jan 3, 1958 letter from First National Bank to Josephine Sanders
1.7.29
Feb 28, 1958 letter from Hugh Burdick to Josephine Sanders and accompanying carbon copy
1.7.30
April 17, 1958 letter from Hugh Burdick to Josephine Sanders and accompanying carbon copy
1.7.31
June 18, 1958 letter from Hugh Burdick to Josephine Sanders and accompanying carbon copy
1.7.32
Nov 25, 1958 letter from Josephine Sanders to Hugh Burdick
1.7.33
Nov 28, 1958 letter from First National Bank to Josephine Sanders
1.7.34
Dec 4, 1958 letter from Hugh Burdick to Josephine Sanders and accompanying carbon copy
1.7.35
Feb 5, 1959 letter from Hugh Burdick to Josephine Sanders
1.7.36
March 6, 1959 letter from Hugh Burdick to Josephine Sanders
1.7.37
March 23, 1959 carbon copy of a letter from Josephine Sanders to Hugh Burdick
1.7.38
April 27, 1959 letter from Hugh Burdick to Josephine Sanders
1.7.39
May 6, 1959 carbon copy of a letter from Josephine Sanders to Hugh Burdick
1.7.40
May 21, 1959 letter from Hugh Burdick to Josephine Sanders
1.7.41
May 26, 1959 letter from Josephine Sanders to Hugh Burdick
1.7.42
June 8, 1959 letter from Hugh Burdick to Josephine Sanders and accompanying carbon copy and tax receipt
1.7.43
Aug 11, 1959 letter from Morgan Guaranty Trust Co. to Josephine Sanders
1.7.44
Aug 14, 1959 letter from Josephine Sanders to Hugh Burdick
1.7.45
Aug 19, 1959 letter from Hugh Burdick to Josephine Sanders
1.7.46
Aug 23, 1959 letter from Josephine Sanders to Morgan Guaranty Trust Co.
1.7.47
Aug 23, 1959 letter from Josephine Sanders to Hugh Burdick
1.7.48
Aug 25, 1959 letter from Hugh Burdick to Josephine Sanders
1.7.49
Sept 16, 1959 letter from Hugh Burdick to Josephine Sanders
1.7.50
Sept 30, 1959 letter from Hugh Burdick to Josephine Sanders
1.7.51
Oct 15, 1959 letter from Hugh Burdick to Josephine Sanders
1.7.52
Oct 19, 1959 letter from Hugh Burdick to Josephine Sanders
1.7.53
Oct 22, 1959 letter from Hugh Burdick to Josephine Sanders
1.7.54
Dec 3, 1959 letter from Hugh Burdick to Josephine Sanders and accompanying carbon copy

 

Folder 8:
The Estate of Harold P. Sanders - Personal
1.8.1
Mimeographed copy of the admission policies for the Walworth County Home
1.8.2
Some notes on Walworth County Home stationary
1.8.3
Physicians Report on Harold Sanders' condition for the Walworth County Home
1.8.4
Dec 21. 1956 letter from Lakeland Hospital to Josephine Sanders and reply
1.8.5
Jan 26, 1957 letter from Ellen Hemstreet (Walworth County Home) to Josephine Sanders, about bills and Harold's condition
1.8.6
Bill for Harold Sanders' care at the Walworth County Home
1.8.7
A sketch of the gravestone for Mr. & Mrs. Harold Sanders
1.8.8-14
Flower cards
1.8.15
Funeral notice for Harold Sanders, undated

 

Folder 9:
The Estate of Harold P. Sanders - Official Documents
1.9.1
Will of Harold Sanders dated March 10, 1928
1.9.2
Hand written draft of the Will of Harold Sanders dated Feb 15, 1950
1.9.3
Hand written draft of the Will of Harold Sanders dated May 1, 1953
1.9.4-6
3 photo-direct copies of the Will of Harold Sanders, dated Dec 1, 1956
1.9.7-11
Power of Attorney and 4 photo-direct copies
1.9.12-14
Letters Testamentary and 2 copies
1.9.15-18
Affidavit of Domicile and 3 copies
1.9.19-23
Deposition of Domicile and 4 copies
1.9.24
Dec 31, 1959 letter from Hugh Burdick to Josephine Sanders and 4 photodirect copies of same, as well as accompanying notes and carbon copies
1.9.25
Oct 10, 1940 examination of deed for property formerly belonging to Susan Pike Sanders
1.9.26
Feb 1957 petition related to the estate of Harold Sanders
1.9.27
Affidavit stating that Josephine Sanders is the granddaughter of Susan Sanders
1.9.28
Appointment of Harold Sanders to be authorized to sell a piece of property

 

Folder 10:
General Genealogy
1.10.1
Media Research Bureau on Sa(u)nders
1.10.2
Media Research Bureau on Pike
1.10.3
Media Research Bureau on Willard
1.10.4
Media Research Bureau on Johnson
1.10.5
1880 Census record for James T. Sanders
1.10.6
1900 Census record for James T. Sanders
1.10.7
1928 Passenger record for Irene Delroy on the Araguaya
1.10.8
Brief Biography for Josephine Sanders
1.10.9
Paragraph mentioning Susan A. Pike as a school teacher
1.10.10
Various family group sheets

 

Folder 11:
Genealogy Notes
1.11.1
Notes written by Frank N. Mayberry in 1894
1.11.2
"Family Record," records Sanders births 1831-1844
1.11.3
Hand-written notes by Josephine Sanders
1.11.4
Notes on scrap paper by Josephine Sanders
1.11.5
Ancestry tree of Josephine Sanders showing her Revolutionary War veteran ancestors
1.11.6
Notes from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts about the Revolutionary Service of Richard and William Mayberry
1.11.7
"Mayberry-Pike Family Genealogy" and carbon copy
1.11.8
Notes on Richard and William Mayberry
1.11.9
Notes on her Genealogy typed by Josephine
1.11.10
Typed Family Record of Births
1.11.11
Carbon Copy of Family data typed by Summer Goodfellow, mortician
1.11.12
Genealogy notes typed by Della Sanders

 

Folder 12:
Pike Family Association
1.12.1
Invitation to the Fourth Reunion of the Pike Family Association
1.12.2
By-Laws of the Pike Family Association
1.12.3
May 20, 1907 letter from Clifford L. Pike to Susan Pike Sanders
1.12.4
May 17, 1910 letter from Francis C. Dickerman to Susan Pike Sanders
1.12.5
Invitation to the 1912 meeting
1.12.6
Oct 9, 1914 letter from Francis C. Dickerman to Susan Pike Sanders
1.12.7
Sept 3, 1915 letter from Francis C. Dickerman to Susan Pike Sanders
1.12.8
Postcard asking for dues

 

Folder 13:
Family Letters, Genealogical
1.13.1
March 26, 1951 Letter from Harold Sanders to Josephine Sanders on the subject of the Congressional Medal of Honor received by Edward M, Pike, and two accompanying letters from George B. Ferree to Josephine Sanders, copy of a letter from the Department of the Army to George B. Ferree, copy of a letter from Josephine Sanders to George B. Ferree, all on topic of the same.
1.13.2
June 5, 1933 letter from Royal Sanders to Josephine Sanders
1.13.3
May 28, 1933 letter from Royal Sanders to Josephine Sanders
1.13.4
May 2, 1933 letter from Gussie Pike Kerr to Harold Sanders
1.13.5
June 6, 1933 letter from Spurgeon to Royal Sanders
1.13.6
May 18, 1896 letter from Fred N. Mayberry to Susan Sanders
1.13.7
May 1, 1947 letter from Spurgeon Van Deren to Josephine Sanders
1.13.7
February 22, 1894 letter from Fred N. Mayberry to Susan Sanders
1.13.8
February 5, 1934 letter from "Susan" to Josephine Sanders

 

Folder 14:
DAR Items Ordered (Chronologically)
1.14.1
April 15, 1933 Letter from Mary Sloan Wales to Royal Sanders asking for genealogy information on behalf of Josephine Sanders' membership
1.14.2
May 12, 1933 Letter from Mary Sloan Wales to Josephine Sanders and accompanying genealogy notes.
1.14.3
November 11, 1933 Letter from Mary Sloan Wales to Josephine Sanders.
1.14.4
November 14, 1933 Josephine Sanders' acceptance letter to the DAR
1.14.5
December 6, 1933 Letter from Mary Sloan Wales to Josephine Sanders.
1.14.6
December 13, 1933 Letter from Mary Sloan Wales to Josephine Sanders and accompanying genealogy notes.
1.14.7
December 30, 1933 Letter from Mrs. Wayne C. Townley to Josephine Sanders
1.14.8
December 23, 1933 Letter from Effie A. Wyckoff to Josephine Sanders and accompanying letter.
1.14.9
May 9, 1946 Letter from Juliet D. Alverson to Josephine Sanders and accompanying registration card

 

Folder 15
Della Sanders
1.15.1
Edgewater Beach Hotel bill for Della Sanders
1.15.2
Michael Reese Hospital bills for Della Sanders, and receipt of payment on behalf of Josephine Sanders
1.15.3
Summer Goodfellow Memorial Services bill for Della Sanders
1.15.4
Flower list for Della Sanders' funeral
1.15.5
Various examples of mourning stationary for the family of Della Sanders
1.15.6
Two Pantagraph obituaries
1.15.7
Funeral notice
1.15.8
Two non-Pantagraph death notices
1.15.9
Certificate of Marriage for Della Soverns and Royal Sanders
1.15.10
Receipts for the Belgian Lace Shop in Chicago
1.15.11
National Vaudeville Artists membership cards and case
1.15.12
Newspaper notice of Della visiting Josephine and Bill Austin, undated, Uncredited
1.15.13
Newspaper notice of Della visiting her brother in Vicksburg, undated, Uncredited

 

Folder 16:
Royal Sanders' Graduations
1.16.1
Invitation to attend the 1892 graduation ceremonies of Illinois State Normal University, includes class roll
1.16.2
Invitation to attend the 1892 graduation ceremonies of Illinois State Normal University, includes a card with Royal's Name
1.16.3
Program for the Reception
1.16.4
Post card invitation to Royal for a stag party
1.16.5
Two program cards for the Class Exercises
1.16.6
A letter from John Cook certifying Royal's character
1.16.7
A Nov 2, 1898 letter from P. Whitner et al certifying Royal's character
1.16.8
A Nov 12, 1898 letter from A. L. Hopkins introducing Royal to General John McNulta
1.16.9
An invitation to the graduation ceremony for the Law Dept of Illinois Wesleyan, includes a card with Royal's name
1.16.10
A post card from the state board informing Royal of his registration to take the bar
1.16.11
A post card from the state board congratulating Royal on passing the bar

 

Folder 17:
Royal Sanders
1.17.1
Obituary from the Pantagraph. November 1, 1936 and funeral notice, undated
1.17.2
Obituary from the Peoria Star, November 1, 1936, version 1
1.17.3
Obituary from the Peoria Star, November 1, 1936, version 2
1.17.4
Funeral notice, unknown date and paper
1.17.5
Various death, illness and funeral notices from Peoria and Springfield papers
1.17.6
Two illness notices from unknown papers and dates
1.17.7
Various notices describing the Sanders family visiting Sam Soverns
1.17.8
Article describing Royal winning second place in a letter contest, April 30, 1910, unknown paper
1.17.9
June 22, 1894 letter from the War Department to Royal Sanders
1.17.10
July 10, 1894 letter from the War Department to Susan Sanders
1.17.11
July 17, 1894 letter from the War Department to Royal Sanders
1.17.12
January 21, 1935, notarized letter certifying the parentage of Royal Sanders by James N. Hall
1.17.13
January 21, 1935, notarized letter certifying the parentage of Royal Sanders by Eva Baily Taylor
1.17.14
Printed set of lyrics for school spirit songs for the Normal School, undated
1.17.15
(Most likely) Hectographed set of lyrics for a school spirit song for Normal School, undated
1.17.16
(Most likely) Hectographed quiz on authors, annotated with answers
1.17.17
Handwritten essay by Royal Sanders titled "Is Drawing Beneficial?"
1.17.18
Handwritten essay by Royal Sanders titled "The Nebular Hypothesis"
1.17.19
Handwritten notes for a lecture on geography by Royal Sanders

 

Folder 18:
Royal Sanders Estate
1.18.1
First and Final Account of the contents of the estate of Royal Sanders
1.18.2
Notarized list of stocks in the estate of Royal Sanders
1.18.3
Inventory of property in the estate of Royal Sanders
1.18.4
Inventory of Safety Deposit Box No. 400M in the name of Royal Sanders and carbon copy
1.18.5
Copy of a property appraisal
1.18.5
Copy of a gun appraisal
1.18.6
Letters regarding Royal Arcanum death payout
1.18.7
Letters regarding dispute between Dorothy and Josephine over a loan she made her father
1.18.8
Notes on stock purchases written by Josephine
1.18.9
Notes on stock purchases written by Della
1.18.10
Letter to Royal noting purchase of 100 shares of St. Regis Paper
1.18.11
April 4, 1919 letter from Ralph Potter to Royal Sanders
1.18.12
Notes on Krueger & Toll
1.18.13
Notes on Bethlehem Steel
1.18.14
Notes on Liberty Bonds
1.18.15
Bethlehem Steel dividend checks
1.18.16
Miscellaneous stock notes
1.18.17
Notice of Filing Final Settlement

 

Folder 19:
Adlai E. Stevenson II letters (45 items)
1.19.1-45
Letters from Adlai E. Stevenson to Josephine Sanders from 1936 - 1939 regarding the estate of Royal Sanders.

 

Folder 20:
Johnson Family papers
1.20.1
Undated article from the Peoria Star entitled "L. Ross Johnson Seeks Reelection to the School Board"
1.20.2
April 12, 1950 article from the Peoria Star entitled "Johnson Wins School Post"
1.20.3
July 15, 1940 obituary from the Bloomington Pantagraph for J. E. Johnson
1.20.4
July 16, 1940 telegram from L. Ross Johnson to Irene Delroy informing her of a death and upcoming funeral
1.20.5
Undated letter from James Edward Johnson to Josephine Sanders
1.20.6
Dec 27, 1937 letter from James Edward Johnson to Josephine Sanders
1.20.7
March 9, 1938 letter from James Edward Johnson to Josephine Sanders
1.20.8
July 25, 1940 letter from John P. Johnson to Josephine Sanders Austin
1.20.9
July 29, 1940 letter from L. Ross Johnson to Josephine Sanders Austin
1.20.10
Dec 17, 1939 letter from L. Ross Johnson to Josephine Sanders Austin
1.20.11
March 8, 1949 letter from Fred B. Johnson to Josephine Sanders Austin
1.20.12
March 5, 1950 letter from L. Ross Johnson to Josephine Sanders Austin
1.20.13
May 29, 1954 letter from L. Ross Johnson to Josephine Sanders Austin
1.20.14
July 5, 1954 letter from L. Ross Johnson to Josephine Sanders Austin
1.20.15
Sept 5, 1953 letter from L. Ross Johnson to Josephine Sanders Austin
1.20.16
Aug 27, 1955 letter from L. Ross Johnson to Josephine Sanders Austin

 

Folder 21:
Mary A. Johnson
1.21.1
Jan 1, 1903 Will of Mary A. Johnson (Della Soverns Sanders is mentioned)

 

Folder 22:
Miscellaneous
1.22.1
Undated obituary for Katie Burger (sister of Della Sanders)
1.22.2
Memorial card for John A. Soverns
1.22.3-4
Two Comstock-era birth control advertisements
1.22.5
Undated, Uncredited article mentioning Sam Soverns
1.22.6
Undated, Uncredited article mentioning Harold Soverns

 

Folder 23:
Josephine Sanders Baby Notes
1.23.1
"A Biography of Josephine Lucille Sanders" 20 pages, typed
1.23.2
Uncredited, undated newspaper notice that Josephine Sanders is ill with typhoid fever
1.23.3
Josephine Sanders' First Grade Report Card
1.23.4
Various notes ranging from 1909 to 1914 about Josephine's various illnesses and events

 

Folder 24:
Lindley Sanders Baby Notes
1.24.1
"Lindley Soverns Sanders" 2 pages, typed
1.24.2
Various notes about Lindley from 1903 - 1909

 

Folder 25:
Della and Josephine Sanders' Astrology Readings
1.25.1
The Horoscope of Irene Delroy
1.25.2
Horoscope Analysis for Irene Delroy November 1939 - November 1940
1.25.3
Birthday Horoscope for Mrs. William Austin Jr., July 21, 1933 - July 21, 1934
1.25.4
Astroflash Horoscope for Josephine Sanders Aug 28, 1973
1.25.5
Louise Johnson reading for Della Sanders
1.25.6
Essay on Astrology by Louise Johnson

 

Folder 26:
Deeds of Pike and Sanders Family 1853-1932
1.26.1
Deed/homestead?/Indenture: George D. McElhiney to Jacob Young land in Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois; 8 September 1853 (top and bottom pieces encapsulated separately).
1.26.2
Deed: Meshack Pke & wife (Emaline) to Susan A Sanders land in McLean County, Illinois; 25(6) May 1869 (top and bottom pieces encapsulated separately).
1.26.3
Warrantee Deed: Edward M Pike & Eunice F Pike to Sue Pike Sanders land Delavan, Tazewell County, Illinois; 9 October 1891.
1.26.4
Warranty Deed: Edward M. Pike and wife to Sue Pike Sanders land in Delavan, Tazewell County, Illinois; 4 march 1893.
1.26.5
Warranty Deed: Edward M Pike and wife to Noah H Pike and Sue Pike Sanders land in DuPage County, Illinois; 29 December 1894.
1.26.6
Quit-Claim Deed: Noah H. Pike and Lucy Helen Pike his wife to Sue Pike Sanders land in DuPage County, Illinois; 13 April 1917.
1.26.7
Warranty Deed: Sue A. Sanders and James T Sanders her Husband to William Flynn land in the Town of McHenry in McHenry County, Illinois; 15 April 1919.
1.26.8
Quit-Claim Deed: Royal W. Sanders and Della Soverns Sanders his wife to Harold P. Sanders land in DuPage County, Illinois; 11 June 1932.

 

Box 2: Josephine Sanders' Documents

Folder 1:
Josephine Sanders' Wills
2.1.1
Will dated Jan 19, 1931
2.1.2
Will dated 1935
2.1.3
Will dated August 15, 1963

 

Folder 2:
Josephine Sanders
2.2.1-2
Two copies of Josephine Sanders' obituary published in the Ithaca Journal, June 17, 1985
2.2.3
Copy of Josephine's death notice in the New York Times June 18, 1985
2.2.4
Copy of Josephine's 1973 driver's license
2.2.5
Copy of a June 4, 1973 letter from Josephine to the New York DMV
2.2.6
Copy of a June 18, 1973 letter from Josephine to the New York DMV
2.2.7
Copy of an undated letter from Girard Oberrender to Blue Cross about Josephine
2.2.8
Josephine Sanders' 1933 Christmas card list
2.2.9
June 18, 1946 letter from Memorial Cancer Center Fund to thanking her for her service
2.2.10
March 25, 1947 letter from Memorial Hospital thanking her for her service
2.2.11
1929 letter from the producers of Follow Thru to Irene Delroy informing her that they have reported her salary of $40,450 to the IRS

 

Folder 3:
Girard Oberrender
2.3.1
Résumé for Girard Oberrender
2.3.2
Copy of a speech given by Dr. Oberrender to the 1952 graduating class of nurses at Lenox Hill Hospital
2.3.3
June 2, 1941 letter from Rene A Wormser and Dr. Oberrender
2.3.4
Carbon copy of a Nov 30, 1952 letter from Oberrender to Robert Erwin
2.3.5
Carbon copy of a March 16, 1954 letter from Oberrender to Assemblyman Archibald Douglas
2.3.6
Carbon copy of an April 17, 1954 letter from Oberrender to Joseph Tooker
2.3.7
Carbon copy of an April 25, 1954 letter from Oberrender to William Zinsser
2.3.8
Hand-written notes listing stocks owned written by Oberrender
2.3.9
Notes on various loans made by Josephine Sanders to Girard Oberrender
2.3.10
Drawing of a buck, guns an a surgeon's reflector with "Oberrender"
2.3.11
Undated, Uncredited letter to the editor by Girard Oberrender supporting Reagan for president
2.3.12
Sept 1, 1972 letter from Norman D. Stanton (the minister who married Josephine and Oberrender) to Dr. Oberrender thanking him for his gift and congratulating him on his marriage

 

Folder 4:
Articles and Newspaper Clippings - Pre Career
2.4.1
Mentions of Josephine Sanders at various Bloomington events, undated, most likely Pantagraph
2.4.2
Picture of Josephine Sanders, introducing her as a Chicago debutant, undated, Uncredited

 

Folder 5:
Articles and Newspaper Clippings -Frivolities of 1919
2.5.1
Aug 2, 1919 Chicago Morning Telegraph photo of Irene Delroy with caption
2.5.2
Dec 5, 1919 Boston American, picture of Irene Delroy with article about her
2.5.3
Dec 9, 1919 Boston Post article about Frivolities of 1919, does not mention Irene Delroy by name
2.5.4
Dec 9, 1919 Boston Globe article about Frivolities of 1919, does not mention Irene Delroy

 

Folder 6:
Articles and Newspaper Clippings -The Dancing Fool (1921)
2.6.1
Ad for the acts at the Hippodrome, bills Irene Delroy
2.6.2
Undated article about the acts at the Hippodrome, reviews Tom Patricola and Irene Delroy's act
2.6.3
Feb 13, 1921 Youngstown Telegram picture of Tom Patricola and blurb about his act, does not name Irene Delroy
2.6.4
Undated mention that Irene Delroy has been replaced in Tom Patricola's act
2.6.5
Undated, Uncredited, Irene Delroy told to be playing in upcoming unnamed play, possibly refers to The Dancing Fool

 

Folder 7:
Articles and Newspaper Clippings -Spice of Life (1922 - 23)
2.7.1
Sept 13, 1922 Uncredited mention of Irene Delroy in Spice of Life review
2.7.2
Sept 19, 1922 Buffalo Express mention of Irene Delroy in Spice of Life review
2.7.3
Sept 19, 1922 Buffalo Courier mention of Irene Delroy in Spice of Life review
2.7.4
Sept 24, 1922 Syracuse Herald picture of Irene Delroy in Spice of Life
2.7.5
Sept 29, 1922 Syracuse Journal mention of Irene Delroy in Spice of Life review
2.7.6
Sept 29, 1922 Syracuse Herald mention of Irene Delroy in Spice of Life review
2.7.7
Dec 5, 1922 Uncredited mention of Irene Delroy in Spice of Life review
2.7.8
Oct 6, 1922 Bridgeport Telegram mention of Irene Delroy in Spice of Life review
2.7.9
Dec 5, 1922 Newark Ledger review of Spice of Life
2.7.10
Dec 6, 1922 Newark Ledger picture of Irene Delroy
2.7.11
Dec 7, 1922 Newark Star-Eagle picture of Irene Delroy and review of Spice of Life
2.7.12
Dec 8, 1922 Uncredited photo of Irene Delroy and review of Spice of Life
2.7.13
Jan 1, 1923 Pittsburgh Gazette Times photo of Irene Delroy
2.7.14
Undated review of Spice of Life
2.7.15
Undated ad for Spice of Life with photo of Irene Delroy
2.7.16
Undated photo of Irene Delroy with a written request for an autographed photo on it
2.7.17
Dec 29, 1922 Vaudeville News photo of Irene Delroy

 

Folder 8:
Articles and Newspaper Clippings -Hitchy Koo (1923)
2.8.1
Jan 19, 1923 Chicago Herald and Examiner caricature of Irene Delroy
2.8.2
Undated Chicago Tribune article about Hitchy Koo of 1923 mentions Irene Delroy
2.8.3
Feb 26, 1923 Morning Telegraph article about Irene Delroy in Hitchy Koo with photograph
2.8.4
Feb 26, 1923 South Bend Tribune article about Hitchy Koo
2.8.5
May 21, 1923 Chicago Daily Journal article about Hitchy Koo
2.8.6
May 21, 1923 Chicago Herald and Examiner article about Hitchy Koo
2.8.7
May 21, 1923 Chicago Evening Post article about Hitchy Koo
2.8.8
May 21, 1923 Daily News article about Hitchy Koo
2.8.9
May 21, 1923 Chicago Evening American article about Hitchy Koo
2.8.10
Undated, uncredited article about Hitchy Koo
2.8.11
Ad for Hitchy Koo, bills Irene Delroy
2.8.12
Undated, Uncredited photo of Irene Delroy in Hitchy Koo
2.8.13
Undated, Uncredited photo of Irene Delroy in Hitchy Koo
2.8.14
Undated, Uncredited photo of Irene Delroy in Hitchy Koo

 

Folder 9:
Articles and Newspaper Clippings - Greenwich Village Follies (1923)
2.9.1
Dec 30, 1923 The Sunday Cleveland News-Leader photo of Irene Delroy in the Follies
2.9.2
Undated, Uncredited photo of Irene Delroy in the (most likely) 1923 follies
2.9.3
Undated, Uncredited review of (most likely) 1923 follies, mentions Irene Delroy

 

Folder 10:
Articles and Newspaper Clippings - Greenwich Village Follies (1924)
2.10.1
Jan 26, 1924 Boston American caricature of Irene Delroy
2.10.2
Jan 26, 1924 Boston Globe picture of Irene Delroy
2.10.3
Feb 2, 1924 Radio Digest picture of Irene Delroy
2.10.4
Undated, Uncredited photo of Irene Delroy
2.10.5
Undated, Uncredited article on Irene Delroy's health tips
2.10.6
Undated Daily Mirror photo of Irene Delroy
2.10.7
Undated, Uncredited photo of Irene Delroy
2.10.8
Undated, Uncredited article on the Greenwich Village Follies (most likely 1924)
2.10.9
Undated, Uncredited article about El Fey Club, mentioning Irene Delroy and her with the Follies (most likely 1924)

 

Folder 11:
Articles and Newspaper Clippings - Charleston Lessons Series (1926) (A series of articles by Arthur Murray published by the New York Graphic, Featuring pictures of Irene Delroy dancing with Arthur Murray)
2.11.1
May 12, 1926 "Sliding Charleston Step Done Sideways"
2.11.2
May 13, 1926 "Here's Proper Way to Do The Skating Charleston"
2.11.3
May 15, 1926 "Paso Double Charleston Calls for Speedy Steps"
2.11.3
May 17, 1926 "Here's Charlestonette, Feet Are Hardly Lifted"
2.11.4
May 18, 1926 "Charlestonette Steps Use Slow Rocking Movement"
2.11.5
May 19, 1926 "How to do the Pivot in the Charleston"
2.11.6
May 20, 1926 "How to do an Easy Turn in Dancing the Charleston"
2.11.7
May 22, 1926 "Reverse Pivot Marks the Real Charlestoner"
2.11.8
Cincinnati Post, July 24, 1926 "Latest Charleston Steps"

 

Folder 12:
Articles and Newspaper Clippings - Greenwich Village Follies (1926 - 1927)
2.12.1
Feb 14, 1926 New York American review of follies, mentions Irene Delroy
2.12.2
Feb 17, 1926 Variety note about Irene being sought for a new production
2.12.3
June 6, 1926 Chicago Sunday Tribune color photo of Irene Delroy with caption saying she is in the Greenwich Village Follies
2.12.3
July 26, 1926 Bridgeport Evening Star ink drawing of Irene Delroy
2.12.4
July 26, 1926 Bridgeport Evening Star article about a new production, mentions Irene Delroy's past with the Greenwich Village Follies
2.12.5
Jan 7, 1927 Toledo Daily Times review of follies, mentions Irene Delroy
2.12.6
March 14, 1927 photo of Irene Delroy and others
2.12.7
Undated, Uncredited review of Greenwich Village Follies mentioning Irene Delroy
2.12.8
Undated, Uncredited list of box office takings listing Greenwich Village Follies
2.12.9
Undated, Uncredited ad for Greenwich Village Follies
2.12.10
Undated New York Times photo of Irene Delroy and mention of her in Greenwich Village Follies
2.12.11
Undated, Uncredited photo and note about Irene Delroy preparing for a new production
2.12.12
Undated, Uncredited article about Greenwich Village Follies mentioning Irene Delroy

 

Folder 13:
Articles and Newspaper Clippings - Follow Thru (1929)
2.13.1
Nov 28, 1928 Brooklyn Eagle article about Follow Thru mentioning Irene Delroy
2.13.2
Dec 22, 1928 Cincinnati Billboard article about Follow Thru mentioning Irene Delroy
2.13.3
Jan 2, 1929 Providence News article about "All American Dancers" mentioning Irene Delroy
2.13.4
Jan 14, 1929 New York Graphic review of Follow Thru with picture of Irene Delroy
2.13.5
Jan 16, 1929 Variety article about Follow Thru mentioning Irene Delroy
2.13.6
Feb 10, 1929 Bloomington Pantagraph article on Irene Delroy in Follow Thru with picture
2.13.7-8
Two ads for Follow Thru billing Irene Delroy and both with drawings of her
2.13.9
Undated New York Times photo of Irene Delroy in Follow Thru

 

Folder 14:
Articles and Newspaper Clippings -Here's Howe
2.14.1-2
Two undated caricatures of Irene Delroy in Here's Howe
2.14.3
Undated photo of Irene Delroy in Here's Howe
2.14.4
Undated photo of Irene Delroy in Here's Howe
2.14.5
Undated article about Here's Howe mentioning Irene Delroy
2.14.6
Undated article about Here's Howe mentioning Irene Delroy

 

Folder 15:
Articles and Newspaper Clippings - Movie Reviews (1930)
2.15.1
Sept 25, 1930 Reporter Daily review of Divorce Among Friends mentioning Irene Delroy
2.15.2
Oct 11, 1930 blurb about Irene Delroy's acting in Men of the Sky

 

Folder 16:
Articles and Newspaper Clippings - Chicago Homecoming (1930)
2.16.1
March 4, 1930 letter from H. F. Neill to Irene Delroy of Vitaphone, enclosing the articles in this folder, which were about Irene Delroy returning to Chicago. The letter says that the articles were arranged publicity.
2.16.2-4
March 3, 1930 Chicago Daily News, photo and article (for several of the day's printings)
2.16.5
March 4, 1930 Chicago Daily Tribune, photo and article
2.16.6
March 4, 1930 Chicago Herald Examiner, photo and article
2.16.7
March 4, 1930 Daily Times, photo and article

 

Folder 17:
Articles and Newspaper Clippings - Marriage (1931)
2.17.1
July 16, 1931 New York Times article about the wedding
2.17.2
July 16, 1931 New York Evening Journal article about the wedding and photo of same
2.17.3
July 16, 1931 New York News article about the wedding and a photo of Irene
2.17.4
Undated New York Herald Tribune article about the wedding
2.17.5
July 16, 1931 New York News photo of wedding and caption
2.17.6
Undated Uncredited photo of the wedding and caption
2.17.7
Undated Uncredited photo of the wedding and a caption

 

Folder 18:
Articles and Newspaper Clippings - Atlantic Beach Club (1932 - 33)
2.18.1
June 5, 1932 Bloomington Pantagraph article about Irene Delroy managing the Atlantic Beach Club
2.18.2
Aug 15, 1932 Uncredited photo of Irene Delroy at the Atlantic Beach Club
2.18.3
May 31, 1933 "Irene Delroy Quits Post as Beach Club Directress"
2.18.4
June 2, 1933 "Irene Delroy Out at Beach Club as Swanky Resort Begins Season"
2.18.5
June 10, 1933 New Haven Courier mention of Irene Delroy and Bill Austin
2.18.6-14
June 16 - 20, 1933 various articles condemning the erection of bath houses on Bill Austin's property
2.18.15
July 13, 1933 New York City Journal mention of Irene Delroy and Bill Austin
2.18.16
July 15, 1933 New York City Sun mention of Bill Austin
2.18.17
Aug 20, 1933 New York City News photo of Irene Delroy at "Rockaway Point Beauty contest"
2.18.18
Aug 21, 1933 Lynbrook New York Star mention of William Austin
2.18.19
Undated, Uncredited photo of Irene Delroy and Bill Austin at the Atlantic Beach Club
2.18.20
Undated, Uncredited mention of Irene Delroy, Bill Austin and the Atlantic Beach Club
2.18.21
Undated New York American article about Irene Delroy working on new dances on Nautilus Beach

 

Folder 19:
Articles and Newspaper Clippings - Divorce (1936 - 37)
2.19.1
Undated, Uncredited article saying Irene Delroy is going to Reno for a divorce
2.19.2
Aug 17, 1936 mention of Irene Delroy
2.19.3
Aug 31, 1936 mention of Irene Delroy and William Austin's divorce
2.19.4
Nov 20, 1936 mention of Irene Delroy
2.19.5
June 25, 1937 Nevada State Journal photo of Irene Delroy
2.19.6
July 14, 1937, Moscow, Idaho News photo and blurb of Irene Delroy
2.19.7-8
Two identical undated articles mentioning Irene Delroy

 

Folder 20:
Articles and Newspaper Clippings - Biographical
2.20.1
Dec 20, 1919 Boston American "Baby Dimples"
2.20.2
Jan 15, 1924 Bloomington Bulletin "Bloomington Girls Stars on Broadway"
2.20.3
April 22, 1928 Boston Globe "Almost Weary of Her Beauty"
2.20.4
Feb 13, 1949 Bloomington Pantagraph "Delroy Hit in Musicals"
2.20.5
May 1, 1971 Bloomington Pantagraph "Bloomington to Broadway"
2.20.6
July 4, 1976 Bloomington Pantagraph "Most Photographed Woman in the World"

 

Folder 21:
Articles and Newspaper Clippings - Ads
2.21.1
Blue-Jay corn removal, undated, using her name and picture
2.21.2
Her picture, selling underwear
2.21.3
May 6, 1926 ad saying Irene Delroy and others will be acting as live models of house dresses in a department store
2.21.4
Undated, Uncredited photo of Irene Delroy modeling jewelry
2.21.5-7
Aug 2, 1936 Irene Delroy's name and photo in an ad for waterproof makeup
2.21.8
Undated, Uncredited ad for Tru-Poise shoes using Irene Delroy's name and photo

 

Folder 22:
Articles and Newspaper Clippings - Post Career Mentions
2.22.1
Sept 10, 1933 New York City News "A Most Unusual Hand"
2.22.2
Sept 10, 1933 Tacoma Washington Ledger article about Sebastian Burnetti
2.22.3
May 16, 1933 Omaha Nebraska News article about N. T. Granlund
2.22.4
Aug 15, 1933 New York City Mirror "Special Talents Often Concealed By Theater Folk"
2.22.5-8
Aug 26, 1933 three identical mentions, "Way Back When"
2.22.9
May 27, 1936 Washington DC Times "Snapshots at Random"
2.22.10
Undated, Uncredited "Now and Then" photos of Irene Delroy (most likely c. 1937)
2.22.11
March 10, 1943 New York Herald Tribune photo of Josephine Austin in an article mentioning her working as a nurse's aide
2.22.12
July 30, 1942 Daily News mention of Irene Delroy in an article about former actresses helping in the war effort
2.22.11
Dec 11, 1949 photo of Irene Delroy in an article about Alfred Cheney Johnston

 

Folder 23:
Articles and Newspaper Clippings - Miscellaneous
2.23.1
Article about Irene Delroy's dog, Twiggie
2.23.2
Photo of Irene Delroy and her mother at Miromar Beach
2.23.3
Mention of Irene Delroy in Stranger in Town (radio play)
2.23.4
Article about Irene Delroy entertaining two friends from Bloomington
2.23.5
Undated, Uncredited article mentioning Irene Delroy The Curse of the Ingenue
2.23.6
Bill to Irene Delroy from New York Clipper Oct 31, 1922
2.23.7
August 1924 notice in a Vicksburg paper that Irene Delroy has her picture in True Story
2.23.8
"Well-Documented Life" newspaper article in The News-Gazette January 15, 2010

 

Folder 24:
Irene Delroy Miscellaneous Mementos
2.24.1
Business cards of various businesses
2.24.2
A note from Jack Warner (of Warner Bros.)
2.24.3
1936 Letter from Joe Schenck (of Fox) outlining a "reducing diet"
2.24.4
Telegram admitting Josephine Austin to the memorial ceremony for Adlai Stevenson at the United Nations
2.24.5
Program for the memorial ceremony for Adlai E. Stevenson
2.24.6-8
Menu from the Farewell Dinner given for Irene Delroy, signed by guests and two additional menus, unsigned
2.24.9-10
Two menus from the Luncheon given to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the account of Josephine Oberrender with Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York, 1979
2.24.11
Anything Goes partial script for character "Hope"
2.24.12
Reaching for the Moon partial script for character "Virginia"
2.24.13
Brief contract with Lux Soap to use her name and likeness in advertising
2.24.14
News bulletin about Stranger in Town, a radio play, starring Irene Delroy
2.24.15
Pedigree chart for Twiggie, her dog

 

Folder 25:
Stationery
2.25.1
Birth announcement for William Snodgrass Sanders (son of Harold and Cynthia May Sanders, died in infancy)
2.25.2
Birth announcements for Lindley Soverns Sanders
2.25.3
Birth announcements for Josephine Lucille Sanders
2.25.4
Calling cards for Miss Josephine Sanders
2.25.5
Calling cards for Mrs. Royal Woodsen Sanders
2.25.6
Business cards for Royal Sanders at the Johns-Manville Corp.
2.25.7
Various business cards
2.25.8
Unused sheets of Irene Delroy's personal stationery - Gothic text
2.25.9
Unused sheets of Irene Delroy's personal stationery - Stylized figure of a dancer using the letters of her name

 

Folder 26:
Trip to Europe
2.26.1
Two copies of the passenger list for the August 18, 1928 voyage of the RMS Berengaria
2.26.2
Eight images of Della Sanders, taken in a Photomaton booth aboard the RMS Berengaria
2.26.3
Description of daily events for July 23, 1928 - July 25, 1928, written by Della Sanders at the Carlton Hotel, London
2.26.4
Description of daily events for July 22, 1928, written by Della Sanders
2.26.5
Menu for the Auberge du Vert-Galant
2.26.6
Description of a man jumping overboard, written by Della Sanders aboard the RMS Samaria
2.26.7
Passenger list for the July 14, 1928 voyage of the RMS Samaria
2.26.8
Menu for the August 20, 1928 dinner aboard the RMS Berengaria
2.26.9
Menu for the August 21, 1928 dinner aboard the RMS Berengaria
2.26.10
Menu for the August 22, 1928 breakfast aboard the RMS Berengaria
2.26.11
Menu for the August 22, 1928 dinner aboard the RMS Berengaria
2.26.12
Menu for the August 23, 1928 dinner aboard the RMS Berengaria
2.26.13
Menu for the July 16, 1928 dinner aboard the RMS Samaria
2.26.14
Menu for the Friday 20, 1928 dinner aboard the RMS Samaria
2.26.15
Program for the August 22, 1928 entertainment program aboard the RMS Berengaria, shows Irene Delroy performed
2.26.16
Program for the July 20, 1928 entertainment program aboard the RMS Samaria, shows Irene Delroy performed
2.26.17
London Weekly Diary of Social Events July 23 - July 29, 1928, published by the Carlton Hotel
2.26.18
To and Through Great Britain, published by the Cunard Line
2.26.19
Menu for a private party August 19, 1928 aboard the RMS Berengaria
2.26.20
Post Card for La Tour d'Argent
2.26.21
Post card for Restaurant de L'Escargot
2.26.22
Program for Cochran's 1928 Revue
2.26.23
Program for "That's a Good Girl"
2.26.24
Program of Events for the week of July 16 - July 21, 1928 aboard the RMS Samaria
2.26.25
Various postcards
2.26.26
Race Card for July 20, 1928 aboard the RMS Samaria
2.26.27
Receipts for Lilian Lawler
2.26.28
Receipt for Marian Glenat
2.26.29
Various notes and business cards
2.26.30
Flyer advertising special trains
2.26.31
Blank piece of stationary and postcards for the RMS Samaria
2.26.32
Menu from Le Chapon Fin
2.26.33
Menu from Fete de la Chasse
2.26.34
Playbill for La Grande Folie

 

Folder 27:
FBI
2.27.1
FBI fingerprint, most likely Josephine's
2.27.2
Wanted card for George Nelson ("Baby Face Nelson")
2.27.3
Wanted card for Charles Arthur Floyd ("Pretty Boy Floyd")
2.27.4
Wanted card for John Dillinger

 

Folder 28:
Caricatures
2.28.1
Caricature of Irene Delroy
2.28.2
Caricature of Bill Austin
2.28.3-5
Caricatures of three unidentified men
2.28.6
Unidentified silhouette, most likely of Irene Delroy

 

Folder 29:
Actor's Equity Association
2.29.1
By-laws and equity rules for employment
2.29.2
Receipt of payment from Irene Delroy
2.29.3
Honorable Withdrawal card for Irene Delroy
2.29.4
Equity Minimum Contract standard form
2.29.5
June 4, 1929 letter to association members about working in speaking pictures
2.29.6
Nov 8, 1939 letter to Irene Delroy granting her honorable withdrawal
2.29.7-25
Irene Delroy's membership cards from 1920 - 1939

 

Folder 30:
Contracts
2.30.1
June 15, 1918 contract between Josephine Sanders and the Chicago Opera
2.30.2
May 3, 1928 contract between Irene Delroy and Louis Shurr (agent)
2.30.3
Jan 24, 1930 contract between Irene Delroy and Louis Shurr (agent)
2.30.4
June 7, 1929 (Unsigned) contract between Irene Delroy and G. Maillard Kesslere, and accompanying letters from Kesslere
2.30.5
Jan 25, 1930 contract between Warner Bros and Irene Delroy
2.30.6
Jan 24, 1930 letter from Warner Bros to Irene Delroy telling her to report to the studio on March 16, 1930
2.30.6
April 22, 1930 letter from J. Warner to Irene Delroy informing her of Warner Bros's decision to extend her contract
2.30.7
May 20, 1930 contract between Warner Bros and Irene Delroy
2.30.8-10
March 11, 1931 contract termination between Warner Brothers and Irene Delroy, an accompanying letter from Warner Bros, and accompanying letter from Louis Shurr
2.30.11
Sept 11, 1930 letter from Lewis Warner to Irene Delroy
2.30.12
Dec 4, 1930 letter from Lewis Warner to Irene Delroy
2.30.13
Dec 19, 1930 letter from Lewis Warner to Irene Delroy
2.30.14
Dec 24, 1930 telegram from Lewis Warner to Irene Delroy
2.30.15
Feb 25, 1935 contract between Vitaphone and Irene Delroy to make an unnamed photoplay
2.30.16-17
Oct 1, 1935 contract between Vinton Freedley Inc and Irene Delroy to perform in Anything Goes and copy of same

 

Folder 31:
Apartment Leases
2.31.1
March 7, 1930 lease for 610 N. Bedford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA
2.31.2
May 22, 1941 lease for 14 Sutton Place South Apt C
2.31.3
June 3, 1941 lease for 14 Sutton Place South Apt B
2.31.4
May 9, 1945 lease for 14 Sutton Place South Apt B
2.31.5
June 8, 1946 lease for 14 Sutton Place South Apt B
2.31.6
Sept 8, 1947 lease for 14 Sutton Place South Apt B
2.31.7
Sept 28, 1949 lease for 14 Sutton Place South Apt B
2.31.8
June 18, 1951 lease for 14 Sutton Place South Apt B
2.31.9
July 15, 1953 lease for 14 Sutton Place South Apt B
2.31.10
June 21, 1960 lease for 14 Sutton Place South Apt B
2.31.11
June 11, 1963 lease for 165 E 72nd St Apt 4-J
2.31.12
June 17, 1968 lease for 165 E 72nd St Apt 4-J
2.31.13
Oct 1, 1935 letter from Park Lane Corp to Josephine Austin
2.31.14
Oct 4, 1935 letter from Park Lane Corp to Josephine Austin
2.31.15
Sept 14, 1937 letter from Park Lane Corp to Josephine Austin permitting her to keep a dog
2.31.16
Sept 18, 1937 letter from Park Lane Corp to Josephine Austin
2.31.17
Sept 25, 1937 letter from Park Lane Corp to Josephine Austin
2.31.18
Sept 30, 1937 letter from Park Lane Corp to Josephine Austin
2.31.19
May 6, 1940 letter from Park Lane Corp to Josephine Austin
2.31.20
May 23, 1940 letter from Park Lane Corp to Josephine Austin
2.31.21
May 23, 1941 letter from Brown, Wheelock, Harris, Stevens Inc to Josephine Sanders
2.31.22-23
May 23, 1941 letter from Brown, Wheelock, Harris, Stevens Inc to Josephine Sanders, and accompanying letter permitting her to keep a dog
2.31.24
June 4, 1941 letter from Brown, Wheelock, Harris, Stevens Inc to Josephine Sanders
2.31.25
July 16, 1943 letter from Goelet Realty Co to Josephine Sanders
2.31.26-27
May 1, 1945 letter from Goelet Realty Co to Josephine Sanders and accompanying slip of paper agreeing not to extend lease (unsigned)
2.31.28
June 3, 1946 letter from Goelet Realty Co to Josephine Sanders
2.31.29-30
Sept 15, 1950 letter from Goelet Realty Co to Josephine Sanders and accompanying letter agreeing to re-lease (unsigned)
2.31.31
June 21, 1960 letter from Douglas Gibbons-Hollyday and Ives, Inc to Josephine Sanders
2.31.32
June 30, 1960 letter from Douglas Gibbons-Hollyday and Ives, Inc to Josephine Sanders
2.31.33
May 7, 1964 letter from Douglas Gibbons-Hollyday and Ives, Inc to Josephine Sanders
2.31.34
June 18, 1964 letter from Douglas Gibbons-Hollyday and Ives, Inc to Josephine Sanders
2.31.35
June 26, 1964 letter from Douglas Gibbons-Hollyday and Ives, Inc to Josephine Sanders
2.31.36
June 18, 1964 letter from Douglas Gibbons-Hollyday and Ives, Inc to Josephine Sanders
2.31.37
June 17, 1966 letter from Douglas Gibbons-Hollyday and Ives, Inc to Josephine Sanders
2.31.38
July 1, 1966 letter from Douglas Gibbons-Hollyday and Ives, Inc to Josephine Sanders

 

Folder 32:
Josephine and Bill Austin's Marriage
2.32.1
Wedding announcement and address/calling card for Mr. & Mrs. William Austin Jr.
2.32.2
Certificate of Marriage
2.32.3
Hand-written draft of the prenuptial agreement (in Bill Austin's hand)
2.32.4
Typed draft of the prenuptial agreement

 

Folder 33:
Marriage and Separation Agreements
2.33.1
Copy of the prenuptial agreement
2.33.2
Dec 20, 1935 separation agreement
2.33.3-5
Dec 10, 1936 separation agreement and three copies
2.33.6
Dec 10, 1936 agreement for Josephine Sanders to sell all Rockaway Pt Devl Corp to William Austin
2.33.7-8
Dec 10, 1935 deposition by William Austin and copy
2.33.9-11
Three copies of a July 17, 1939 letter from O. J. Obringer of Warner Bros stating Josephine's income at the time of her leaving the industry
2.33.12
May 25, 1956 Proposed New Agreement

 

Folder 34:
Divorce Decrees
2.34.1
July 1, 1937 divorce judgment and decree for Austin v. Austin
2.34.2-3
Aug 12, 1938 agreement made between Title Guarantee and Trust Co and Josephine Austin and a copy
2.34.4-5
Undated rider to the agreement made between William Austin and Josephine Austin on Dec 20, 1935, concerning Rockaway Point Devl. Corp. and copy
2.34.5
August 12, 1933 list of securities in the name of Irene Delroy Austin by Chase Bank

 

Folder 35:
Legal Advice
2.35.1
Nov 25, 1936 letter from Francis J. Benda to Josephine Austin concerning her settlement agreement
2.35.2
Dec 4, 1936 letter from Francis J. Benda to Josephine Austin concerning her settlement agreement
2.35.3
Dec 16, 1936 letter from William Pettit to Josephine Austin concerning where to get her divorce
2.35.4
Dec 19, 1936 copy of a letter from H. H. Atkinson to William Pettit concerning Reno divorces
2.35.5
Dec 21, 1936 copy of a letter from Senator McClarren to William Pettit concerning Reno divorces
2.35.6
Feb 16, 1937 letter from Senator McClarren to Josephine Austin about living in Reno
2.35.7
Feb 20, 1937 letter from William Pettit to Josephine Austin about Senator McClarren
2.35.8
May 22, 1937 letter from William Pettit to Josephine Austin about Senator McClarren
2.35.9
June 9, 1937 letter from William Pettit to Josephine Austin
2.35.10
July 6, 1937 letter from William Pettit to Josephine Austin
2.35.11
Oct 8, 1937 letter from William Pettit to Josephine Austin concerning William Austin's insurance policy
2.35.12
July 28, 1938 letter from William Pettit to Josephine Austin concerning the settlement
2.35.13-14
Two receipts of payment from the law offices of Sen. McClarren

 

Folder 36:
Other Separation/Divorce papers
2.36.1
March 3, 1939 letter from Louis Shurr concerning the terms under which Irene Delroy left show business
2.36.2
May 16, 1939 letter from Louis Shurr to Irene Delroy, about his efforts to find her employment in upcoming musicals and her divorce
2.36.3
July 13, 1939 letter from Louis Shurr to Irene Delroy about her divorce and continued efforts to find her a role
2.36.4
Aug 4, 1939 letter from Louis Shurr to Irene Delroy about her divorce and continued efforts to find her a role
2.36.5
Nov 25, 1956 letter from Josephine Sanders to Stewart Maurice concerning the terms of her divorce
2.36.6
Dec 27, 1956 letter from Josephine Sanders to Stewart Maurice concerning her agreement
2.36.7
Aug 8, 1938 notarized note from Irene Delroy stating that a note written by William Austin due on Aug 8, 1938 has been protested for non payment
2.36.8
Aug 16, 1938 letter from Title Guarantee and Trust Co to Josephine Austin
2.36.9
June 24, 1937 telegram from William Pettit to Josephine Sanders concerning divorce
2.36.10
June 26, 1937 telegram from William Pettit to Josephine Sanders concerning divorce
2.36.11
Chase Bank loan to Mrs. Josephine Austin due May 11, 1934
2.36.12
Statement of Josephine Austin's charges while staying at Riverside hotel, Reno, Nevada from May 15, 1937 to July 1, 1937
2.36.13
Check issued by Chase Bank April 11, 1934 from Josephine Austin to William Austin
2.36.14
Stock exchanges by Henderson & Co

 

Folder 37:
Miscellaneous Membership Cards
2.37.1
The Dominos
2.37.2
Chicago Opera Assn. 1918 - 1919
2.37.3
Club Monaco 1923 - 1934
2.37.4
Embassy Club of Hollywood 1929 - 1930
2.37.5
Automobile Club of Southern California 1931
2.37.6
Automobile Club of America 1931
2.37.7
La Salle Service card 1930
2.37.8-31
National Vaudeville Artists, Inc membership cards from 1919 - 1930
2.37.32
Iota Beta Phi member 1915

 

Folder 38:
Identification Documents
2.38.1
Original Birth Certificate for Josephine Luella Sanders
2.38.2
1928 notarized copy of Birth Certificate for Josephine Sanders
2.38.3-4
Two 1966 notarized copies of Birth Certificate for Josephine Sanders
2.38.5-6
Two 1940 notarized copies of a statement of Josephine Sanders' parents
2.38.7
Passport for Della Sanders
2.38.8
Passport for Josephine Sanders
2.38.9
1930 California license to operate an automobile for Irene Delroy
2.38.10
1930 California registration of an automobile for Irene Delroy
2.38.11
1931 New York license to operate an automobile for Della Sanders
2.38.12
1931 New York license to operate an automobile for Irene Delroy
2.38.13
1932 New York license to operate an automobile for Irene Delroy Austin
2.38.14
1937 Social Security card for Irene Delroy
2.38.15
Undated Social Security card for Josephine Oberrender
2.38.16
1966 health insurance card for Josephine Oberrender
2.38.17
1951 application for Employer's Identification Number in the name of Josephine Austin

 

Folder 39:
Rockaway Point Devl. Corp.
2.39.1
Dec 21, 1931 General Consolidated Balance Sheet
2.39.2
Oct 3, 1932 copy of a letter from Title Guarantee and Trust Co to "Mr. Floyd"
2.39.3-4
Oct 5, 1932 copy of a letter from Title Guarantee and Trust Co to Josephine Sanders Austin, outlining the stocks she has sold to William Austin and accompanying Nov 11, 1932 letter from Title Guarantee and Trust Co to Josephine Sanders Austin explaining receipt

 

Folder 40:
Provident Mutual Insurance
2.40.1
Death notice for William Austin, undated, Uncredited
2.40.2
July 12, 1939 transfer of the insurance deed to Josephine Austin's name
2.40.3-65
Receipts of Payment of the Premium dated from 1931 to 1955
2.40.66
Jan 16, 1931 receipt of payment
2.40.67
Feb 20, 1931 receipt of payment
2.40.68
April 27, 1931 receipt of payment
2.40.69
Feb 28, 1933 letter from Provident Mutual Life Ins. Co. to John S. Tunmore, concerning the persons who will receive payment from the policy
2.40.70
April 4, 1935 letter from Provident Mutual Life Ins. Co. to William Austin
2.40.71
April 26, 1935 letter from Provident Mutual Life Ins. Co. to William Austin
2.40.72
May 3, 1935 letter from Provident Mutual Life Ins. Co. to William Austin
2.40.73
Aug 26, 1935 letter from Provident Mutual Life Ins. Co. about William Austin's policy
2.40.74
Nov 12, 1935 letter from Provident Mutual Life Ins. Co. to William Austin
2.40.75
Nov 30, 1935 letter from William Austin's secretary to Josephine Austin
2.40.76
Oct 14, 1937 letter from Provident Mutual Life Ins. Co. to Josephine Austin
2.40.77
Oct 25, 1937 letter from Provident Mutual Life Ins. Co. to Josephine Austin
2.40.78
July 13, 1939 letter from Provident Mutual Life Ins. Co. to Josephine Austin
2.40.79-82
July 9, 1957 letter from Provident Mutual Life Ins. Co. to Josephine Austin and accompanying letter
2.40.83
Feb 28, 1963 copy of a letter from Josephine Austin to Provident Mutual Life Ins. Co.
2.40.84
March 1, 1963 letter from Provident Mutual Life Ins. Co. to Josephine Austin
2.40.85
March 13, 1963 letter from Provident Mutual Life Ins. Co. to Josephine Austin
2.40.86
April 1, 1932 receipt for policy
2.40.87
April 4, 1932 receipt for policy
2.40.88
Feb 2, 1933 receipt for policy
2.40.89-92
Feb 9, 1933 receipt for policy, receipt of premium, statement of policy advance, and copy of collateral assignment
2.40.93
June 30, 1930 unsigned assignment of transfer
2.40.94-95
Oct 8, 1937 two photostatic copies of assignment of transfer to Josephine Austin
2.40.96
Unsigned, undated revocable change of beneficiary
2.40.97
Unsigned, undated revocable assignment
2.40.98-99
Jan 19, 1962 letter from Provident Mutual Life Ins. Co. to Josephine Austin and accompanying information concerning policy
2.40.100
Unsigned, undated Proof of Death of Beneficiary
2.40.101
Unsigned, undated letter from William Austin Provident Mutual Life Ins. Co. informing them that he no longer has any connection to the policy on his life
2.40.102
Miscellaneous notes about the policy

 

Folder 41:
Ionizing Corp.
2.41.1-3
3 Class A Stocks in Ionizing Corp. of America
2.41.4-5
2 Class B Stocks in Ionizing Corp. of America
2.41.6
Jan 9, 1933 Memorandum of Agreement between Irene Austin, Charles N. Talbot and C. K. MacFadden
2.41.7
Ionizing Corp. of America Dec 19, 1932 meeting notice
2.41.8-9
Ionizing Corp. of America Jan 30, 1935 meeting notice and proxy form
2.41.10
Ionizing Corp. of America June 13, 1939 meeting notice
2.41.11
Ionizing Corp. of America Jan 31, 1940 meeting notice and proxy form
2.41.12-13
Ionizing Corp. of America June 17, 1941 meeting notice and proxy form
2.41.14
Feb 1, 1933 letter from Bill Austin to Josephine Austin
2.41.15
Feb 21, 1933 letter from the office of Arthur Woods and William Austin
2.41.16
April 14, 1933 letter from the offices of Karelsen and Karelsen and Irene Austin
2.41.17
March 20, 1934 letter from Ira W. Henry to William Austin about the Sun Oil Co.
2.41.18
Sept 17, 1934 notarized letter from C. K. MacFadden to Mr. & Mrs. William Austin
2.41.19
June 14, 1939 letter from Joseph E. Stevens to Irene Delroy Austin
2.41.20
June 29, 1939 letter from Joseph E. Stevens to J. S. Austin
2.41.21
June 29, 1939 copy of a letter from C. K. MacFadden to Joseph E. Stevens and a hand written note from C. K. MacFadden to Irene Delroy
2.41.22
July 7, 1939 letter from Joseph E. Stevens to Josephine Austin
2.41.23
July 13, 1939 receipt of stocks
2.41.24-26
Aug 4, 1939 letter from Minna Thielker to Josephine Austin and receipts for stocks
2.41.27
Sept 18, 1941 receipt of change of address for Josephine Sanders Austin
2.41.28
July 31, 1942 letter from Joseph Stevens to stockholders informing them of the dissolution of the company
2.41.29
Dec 22, 1941 letter from Joseph Stevens to stockholders outlining the findings at the last meeting
2.41.30
July 26, 1954 copy of a letter from Josephine Sanders Austin to Joseph E. Stevens
2.41.31
July 29, 1954 letter from Joseph E. Stevens to Josephine Sanders Austin

 

Folder 42:
Bankbooks
2.42.1
Penny Savings Bank through 1906
2.42.2
Manufacturer's Trust Co 1929
2.42.3
Bowery Savings Bank 1932 - 1933
2.42.4
Union Dime Savings Bank 1934 - 1962
2.42.5
Bankers Trust Co 1964 - 65
2.42.6
Greenwich Savings Bank 1963 - 64
2.42.7
Union Square Savings Bank 1960 - 1968
2.42.8
Union Dime Savings Bank 1962 - 73
2.42.9
Greenwich Savings Bank 1967 - 71
2.42.10
Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank 1960 - 73
2.42.11
Seaman's Bank for Savings 1964 - 72
2.42.12
Bowery Savings Bank 1958 - 1973
2.42.13
Bank for Savings 1960 - 73
2.42.14
East River Savings Bank 1964 - 72
2.42.15
Chemical Bank New York Trust Co 1961 - 72

 

Folder 43:
Adlai Stevenson asks for her number
2.43.1
April 25, 1963 letter from John W. Lonsdale to Josephine Sanders asking her for her telephone number to give to Adlai Stevenson
2.43.2
Carbon copy of a May 2, 1963 letter from Josephine Sanders to John W. Lonsdale giving him her number
2.43.3
May 3, 1963 letter from John W. Lonsdale to Josephine Sanders thanking her for her number
2.43.4
Copy of a May 8, 1963 letter from Adlai Stevenson to John W. Lonsdale thanking him for Josephine's number
2.43.5
May 10, 1963 letter from John W. Lonsdale to Josephine Sanders accompanying the copy of the letter from Adlai Stevenson

 

Box 3: Correspondence

Folder 1:
Josephine Sanders (Irene Delroy) Correspondence I 1921 - 1926.
This correspondence from R.W. Sanders to Josephine Sanders (Irene Delroy) was in response to letters sent from Irene and Della Sanders, his wife. Both Irene and Della were out East as Irene's career in show business took off.
3.1.1
Correspondence from R.W. Sanders to Josephine Sanders dated September 4, 1921 - April 11, 1926.
Topics include R.W. Sanders' paint business, weather, stories of events back home, automobiles, and money. Mr. Sanders disapproves of the way his daughter and wife are handling their money, and is also not pleased with the life style that his daughter has become accustomed to. Yet, Mr. Sanders misses them both dearly and throughout the letters, discusses how he wishes that they were back home with him once again. R.W. Sanders' second to last letter in this grouping marked September 6, 1925, tells of his disappointment in his daughter and wife. He is particularly upset with himself, because he feels that he should have done more to stop Josephine from going into show business, and instead should have forced her to continue her education.
Items included: Chicago Fire and Marine Insurance Company brochure and a sexually explicit gag gift.
3.1.2
Telegram from R.W. Sanders to Josephine Sanders dated January 1, 1926
(Mr. Sanders wishing his daughter continued success during the New Year.)

 

Folder 2:
Josephine Sanders (Irene Delroy) Correspondence II 1932-36
Folder 2 is a continuation of the correspondence between R.W. Sanders and Josephine Sanders (Irene Delroy) that picks up in 1932. Josephine was living in New York at this time with her husband Bill Austin, Jr., and R.W. Sanders was living in Peoria, Illinois and seems to be much more forgiving of Josephine pertaining to the career she has chosen.
3.2.1
Correspondence from R.W. Sanders to Josephine Sanders dated November 17, 1932 to August 23, 1936.
Topics include: Health, business, visits, weather, depression [due to the lack of family during holidays, his wife's death on February 5, 1933, and from lack of communication with family], Irene's visit to the Chicago Fair in 1933, argument with R. W. Sanders' brother Harold and Harold's wife, May, over the assets of R.W. Sanders' parents, fire in Chicago 1934, business affairs of William Austin Jr., dust storms of the mid 1930s, a chain letter, and Josephine in Anything Goes in 1935. In their weekly correspondence, R.W. Sanders seems much more attached to his daughter in this second set of letters. It is possible that in his old age he has relaxed his views on the importance of raising a family and getting a good education. Yet, his new found appreciation for his daughter could be due to the loss of his wife and the loneliness that consumed him following her death.
Items included: Outline to R.W. Sanders' apartment in Peoria, an article regarding the financial straits of Ben Marshall, article on how nudists age quicker, article on Miss Eva Shaw, article on screen oddities by Captain Roscoe Fawcett, articles on Boston terriers, article on moon eclipse in July 1935, article on the death of Mrs. Louis B. Merwin whom owned The Pantagraph, article in The Chicago Tribune advertising Anything Goes, and a photograph of Mrs. Adlai Stevenson in The Chicago Tribune.

 

Folder 3:
Josephine Sanders (Irene Delroy) Correspondence III 1947-1948
Folder 3 contains correspondence between Harold Sanders and Josephine Sanders which seemed to begin after the death of Harold's wife, May. There seems to be no bitterness between the two that was alluded to between Josephine and R.W. Sanders. The conflict was over the assets of Harold and R.W.'s parents after their deaths.
3.3.1
Correspondence from Uncle Harold Sanders to Josephine Sanders dated February 3, 1947 - March 4, 1948.
Topics include: loneliness since his wife died, selling his house, weather, family, and health, selling his company (Bloomington Pop-Corn Company), and moving into his new cottage at Lake Geneva. Harold continually tells Josephine that she is the only thing he has left in the world. He seems very protective of Josephine, always warning her to be careful and to stay healthy. It would seem that he is doing all he can to avoid the death of another family member, especially one who continually humors him by writing weekly.
Items include: Newspaper clippings of events that took place in McLean County, a Valentine's Day card, a post card, and a pamphlet on recipes for mixed drinks sponsored by Bellows & Company.

 

Folder 4:
Josephine Sanders (Irene Delroy) Correspondence IV 1948-1949
Folder 4 is a continuation of the correspondence between Harold Sanders and Josephine Sanders. The subjects discussed are similar, but it is noticeable that Harold has begun to recover from the depression that burdened him after the death of his wife. The letters come to a rather unexpected end on August 5. 1949. Yet, we have what appear to be two letters from Harold in 1957.
3.4.1
Correspondence from Uncle Harold Sanders to Josephine Sanders dated March 24, 1948 - August 5, 1949.
Topics include: loneliness since his wife died, weather, family, his cottage at Lake Geneva, trouble with his kidneys, cars, his 76th birthday November 7, 1948, his cats, buying stocks, and Dorothy looking to buy a house on Lake Geneva with her husband Frank. Harold seemed to be again truly enjoying his life in Wisconsin with his cats.
3.4.2.
Correspondence from Uncle Harold Sanders to Josephine Sanders dated 1957
Two letters that are illegible but appear to be from Harold Sanders

 

Folder 5:
Josephine Sanders (Irene Delroy) Correspondence V 1935-1938
3.5.1
Correspondence from W.L. Austin, Jr. to Josephine Sanders dated October 18, 1935 - April 20, 1938.
Topics include: Bill's money troubles, Bill requesting financial aid from Josephine, publicity, real estate, and weather. Most of their correspondence takes place while Josephine is out on the road doing her stage show, Anything Goes, starting in 1935. Josephine Sanders and W.L. Austin, Jr. were divorced in 1937, and there is one letter that is written in 1938, that reads as if Bill has no hard feelings and wishes Josephine the best in her future endeavors.

 

Folder 6:
Josephine Sanders (Irene Delroy) Correspondence VI 1936
This correspondence between Josephine Sanders and Dorothy Sanders begins after R.W. remarried. The letters to Josephine from Dorothy become more frequent as R.W. Sanders' health declines due to cancer, and Dorothy begins to take over the duty of weekly correspondence. Towards the end of R.W. Sanders' life the letters come to Josephine daily, with constant updates on her father's health.
3.6.1
Correspondence from Dorothy Sanders to Josephine Sanders dated January 2, 1936 - October 26, 1936. Topics include: Visiting Josephine while she performs in Anything Goes in Chicago, how the Sanders enjoyed their vacation to New York to visit Josephine, weather, R.W. Sanders' bladder condition, operation to look at prostate, prostate cancer, x-ray treatments. Two of the letters were written by Miss Edna Mayhew or "babe" as she was referred to in the letters. These letters are updates on Mr. Sanders' condition as well as a letter that Mr. Sanders asked her to dictate. A few of the letters are very emotional as Dorothy and the doctors did not tell Mr. Sanders of his condition right away, and Mr. Sanders still talks of going out east and living with Dorothy in a cottage near Josephine when he gets better. The majority of the letters are just updates on R.W. Sanders' condition. Royal is very optimistic. The doctors have told him the severity of his condition and the malignancy of his tumor, but he ignores their word and instead believes he is receiving x-ray treatments as means of prevention.
There is a break in the letters from October 26, 1936 and November 14, 1936. It is during this time on, on October 31, 1936, that R.W. Sanders died in his hotel room at St. Francis Hospital, in Peoria, IL. Previous letters did not seem to suggest that his death would be any time within the near future. As the letters came to a sudden stop and there is no letter or telegram that suggested the end was near for Mr. Sanders, it can be assumed that Royal's health took a sudden turn for the worse. Though there is no letter stating that Josephine would be making the trip to see her father before he passed, we know through newspaper articles that Josephine was at her father's side at the time of his passing.
Items include: Postcards from St. Francis Hospital, chapel and convent in Peoria, IL (back of the postcard shows the hospital and the view that Mr. Sanders can see out his window) and newspaper clippings of interest from The Peoria Journal.

 

Folder 7:
Josephine Sanders (Irene Delroy) Correspondence VII 1936 - 1941
This correspondence between Dorothy Sanders and Josephine Sanders is a continuation of previous correspondence. This set of letters and telegrams begin after the death of Dorothy's husband Royal.
3.7.1
Correspondence from Dorothy Sanders to Josephine Sanders dated November 14, 1936-May 16, 1937. Topics include: the mourning of R.W. Sanders death, taking care of Royal's business, helping transfer over Royal's business to another person within the company, planning a trip to get away from what reminds her of her diseased husband, her office will hold her spot for her for 60 days, and Josephine's divorce. Dorothy seems to be quite depressed in her letters but was seemed to be doing her best to keep her spirits up. This time was a difficult time for both Dorothy and Josephine, as they dealt with deaths in the family and difficulties at home.
Items include: short letter by Jackie (kid), playful card with a puppy on the cover, and a thank you card for the Easter wishes that Josephine sent Dorothy.
3.7.2
Correspondence from Dorothy Sanders to Irene dated June 30, 1941
This letter has quite a nasty tone to it. The letter includes a request for a loan from Irene for the sum of 300 dollars. Dorothy makes it quite clear that she had given the money to Irene on several other occasions and that it is about time she returns the favor. The letter ends on a more positive note, and best wishes that Irene has found someone that makes her happy.

 

Folder 8:
Josephine Sanders (Irene Delroy) Correspondence VIII 1924-1929
This set of letters is from Josephine Sanders and her mother Della Sanders. The recipient of these letters is Royal Sanders wife of Della and father of Josephine. These letters are sent from New York where Della spent time with Josephine during her time in show business.
3.8.1
Correspondence from Della and Josephine Sanders to Royal Sanders dated August 28, 1924 - July 3, 1923. Topics include: how Josephine wishes she had gone against her father and married Tom Patricola, how Josephine wishes her parents would stop telling her how to live her life, the poor way R.W. Sanders treats Della in the eyes of Josephine, health, weather, Josephine's excitement about performing, Josephine's stalker named Larry, a company named "Clayton and Waller" from London want her badly for two shows, and stocks.
As seen in the correspondence between Josephine and Royal, the two did not agree with the lifestyle that "Irene Delroy" had brought upon the family. From 1921 to 1931 the letters are littered with snide remarks and disapproving thoughts of one another. It is not to say that there was a complete falling out between the two of them, but the letters are sparse for those 10 years. It won't be till the death of Della that the two are once again brought closer.

 

Folder 9:
Josephine Sanders (Irene Delroy) Fan Letters 1920 - 1935
This folder contains letters from fans of Irene Delroy.
3.9.1
Fan letters to Josephine Sanders (Irene Delroy) dated 1920 - 1935.
Topics include: Requests for dinner dates, congratulations on her performances, requests for signed photographs, money, and Christmas presents. "Irene Delroy" received letters from Canada, Brazil, India, and from all over the United States. Yet, the most interesting one is from an inmate named Edward Snyder, who writes hoping that a star like "Irene Delroy" would be able to send him nice gifts for Christmas, in exchange for a friendship later in life.
Included in the folder is the envelope from Edward Snyder that has a neat insert relating to how to correspond with criminals.
3.9.2
Correspondence from "Perc" Pembroke to Irene Delroy dated February 3, 1924
Talk of "Perc" traveling and working with Stan Laurel, memories of times spent with Irene and her mother, family, show business, his love for Irene, and how "Perc" misses Irene
3.9.3
Correspondence from Philip R. Davis to Irene Delroy dated 1926
Various love letters; it seems that Mr. Davis and Irene shared at least a kiss. The letters are very poetic, yet he speaks so highly of her that his infatuation makes the reader uncomfortable. Poems written by Phillip are included. It seems that no relationship ever formed. By the sound of Phillip's letters it seemed as if Irene was very distant, as if she had made quite the mistake

 

Folder 10:
Josephine Sanders (Irene Delroy) Correspondence IX 1932-1937
This folder contains correspondence from Mary (mother), Jean, Rebecca, and Anna (sisters) Austin to Josephine and Bill Austin, Jr. All of the Austins' correspondence is grouped together in one folder because it seems that the family members took turns writing Josephine and Bill Austin, Jr. and the letters are written as if they are from the family as a whole.
3.10.1
Correspondence from the Austins, Mary (mother), Jean, Rebecca, and Anna (sisters) to Josephine and Bill Austin, Jr. January 1, 1932 to July 18, 1937.
Topics include: request to protect and take care of Bill, various visits, the depression's effect on Bill's company, Mother Austin warning Josephine and Bill to not acquire any more debts, Bill's stress, disagreements between Josephine and Bill, Bill's mounting debt, divorce, Josephine leaving for Reno, and condolences for the loss of Josephine's father.
The Austin family formed a very close relationship with Josephine and by looking through their letters you can tell that Josephine was a part of the family. Josephine and Bill's marriage was plagued with money problems and internal frustrations. The Austins were very supportive throughout Josephine and Bill's marriage even when the marriage came to an end. From reading these letters you come to respect the Austins for all that they did for Josephine.

 

Folder 11:
Josephine Sanders (Irene Delroy) Correspondence X 1900-1901
This folder contains letters to Josephine Sanders from various family members. The letters are written to baby Josephine who was born on July 21, 1900.
3.11.1
Correspondence from Grandma Sue to Josephine Sanders dated July 24, 1900.
Topics include: welcoming Josephine and being anxious to see her. A letter from Grandma to Roy and Della is also included, congratulating them and wishing them luck.
3.11.2
Correspondence from Aunt Mary to Josephine Sanders dated July 24, 1900 topics include: welcoming into the world, congratulations to Josephine's parents, and advice to be happy and enjoy life)
3.11.3
Correspondence from Uncle Noah H. Pike to Josephine Sanders dated July 26, 1900. Topics include: welcoming Josephine and sending congratulations to Della and Roy.
3.11.4
Correspondence from Great Aunt Anna to Josephine Sanders dated February 13, 1901. Topics include: receiving her picture, excited to hold her, and the fact that grandma and grandpa Sanders may not love her but to ignore them and to grow strong.
3.11.5
Correspondence from Grandpa James T. Sanders to Josephine Sanders dated July 21, 1901. Topics include: weather, wishing Josephine a happy birthday, family, and sending his best wishes.

 

Folder 12:
Josephine Sanders (Irene Delroy) Correspondence XI 1916 - 1932.
This folder contains letters from R.W. Sanders to his two "sweethearts" Della and Josephine Sanders. At the beginning of Josephine's career in show business Della Sanders joined her in New York. Throughout this correspondence there is as much love for one another as there is criticism. All three people seem to disagree as to how Josephine should live her life and to what exactly everyone wants out of life. The career Josephine made as Irene Delroy undoubtedly put much stress on the Sanders, yet through it all you can still see an unwavering love and respect between Della, Josephine, and Royal.
3.12.1
Correspondence from R.W. Sanders to Della Sanders dated June 20, 1916 - June 25, 1916. Topics include: weather, business, Della thinks that R.W. is a grouch, R.W. feels he is being attacked for finding faults in his family, Josephine's reckless driving, family arguments, talks of separation, and very heated arguments.
3.12.2
Correspondence from R.W. Sanders to Della Sanders dated November 3, 1919. Topics include: troubles adjusting to a New York life style, keeping Josephine safe, Della's nerves, when Josephine should get married, and best wishes.
3.12.3
Correspondence from R.W. Sanders to Della Sanders dated July 7, 1921 to November 1, 1921. Topics include: Uncle Harold's business, weather, Josephine's dance practices, R.W.'s business, Aunt May's health, Woodrow Wilson's health, trip to Washington D.C., and R.W. warning to Della to stay away from Tom Patricola.
3.12.4
Correspondence from R.W. Sanders to Della Sanders dated August 7, 1923. Topics include: weather, finances, possible visit to New York, health, and best wishes.
3.12.5
Correspondence from R.W. Sanders to Della Sanders dated September 2, 1924. Topics include: Royal defending the accusations that he is a terrible father and husband that were submitted previously by Della, constant fighting, stating his undying lover for Della, taking care of his ailing parents, the stress his life has caused him, he feels as if he receives no love from either Josephine or Della, anti- Irish Catholic sentiments
3.12.6
Correspondence from R.W. Sanders to Della Sanders dated August 27, 1925 - November 30, 1926. Topics include: business, families health, the rumors that had reached Bloomington that claimed Josephine was engaged, how ashamed Royal was that Josephine had been dating a Roman Catholic, stocks, the failing health of Royal's parents, Arthur Pillsbury's car accident in 1925, Royal's separation from his wife Della, telegram on Mother's Day, making visits, and the lack of help from Harold, Royal's brother, in caring for their dying parents.
3.12.7
Correspondence from R.W. Sanders to Della Sanders dated March 22, 1932 - May 22, 1932. Topics include: weather, poor business, a troubled marriage, the suffering that Royal feels Della and Josephine has caused him, and general love for all family members.
Items: birthday cards and newspaper clippings.

 

Folder 13:
Josephine Sanders (Irene Delroy) Correspondence XII 1936
This folder contains two letters from R.W. Sanders' office to Josephine, updating her on his condition.
3.13.1
Correspondence from Keasbey and Mattison Company to Josephine Sanders October 5 - October 12, 1936. Both letters offer their sympathy to Josephine and her sick father. The letters are also very optimistic towards Royal's recovery.

 

Folder 14:
Josephine Sanders (Irene Delroy) Correspondence XIII 1936
This folder contains two letters from R.W. Sanders' doctors, updating Josephine on her father's health. It has been deduced that Royal Sanders had prostate cancer, but the word "cancer" is avoided in the letters.
3.14.1
Correspondence from Dr. E.C. Kelly and Dr. Molbrock to Josephine Sanders September 28 and October 1, 1936. Topics include: the status of R.W. Sanders' x-ray treatments, Royal's daily fever, Royal being in good spirits, his bladder incision not healing as quickly as they thought, their hopes to send Royal home, and the doctor's hope for Royal's recovery. No mention of cancer.

 

Folder 15:
Josephine Sanders (Irene Delroy) Correspondence XIV 1933
This folder contains two letters from a Mrs. G.M. Harriss discussing Josephine's mother Della. The first letter is postmarked the day after Della died, yet Mrs. Harriss, living in California, is not aware of Della's passing. Mrs. Harris mentions an accident that Della was involved in, yet this is the only information we have on such an accident.
3.15.1
Correspondence from G.M. Harriss to Josephine Sanders February 6 and 21, 1933. Topics include: Della's health, how Mrs. Harriss is enjoying California, Della's gallbladder and liver, Josephine's husband Bill, how Mrs. Harriss wishes she lived closer so she could help, condolences to Josephine and Royal for the death of Della, what a surprise Della's death was, and that Mrs. Harriss hopes to visit some time.

 

Folder 16:
Josephine Sanders (Irene Delroy) Correspondence XV 1922 - 1936
This folder contains various telegrams to Josephine Sanders
3.16.1
Telegram from Tom Patricola to Miss Irene Delroy dated September 3, 1922. ("Darling my thoughts are always with you my sincere wishes for your success and good luck.")
3.16.2
Telegram from C. to Miss Irene Delroy dated September 3, 1922. ("My best wishes to you.")
3.16.3
Telegram from Joe Daniels to Miss Irene Delroy dated September 4, 1922. ("May the eggs that face you be medium not hard boiled and may your yolks bring laughter.")
3.16.4
Telegram from Bill to Miss Irene Delroy dated October 7, 1922. ("Come dressed as we will, take you on party when you arrive Horace Dodge and wife will meet the train. Love.")
3.16.5
Telegrams from Tom Patricola to Miss Irene Delroy dated December 8 and 13, 1922. ("Your postal brought tears I love you more than ever." And "Take this as warning in the name of Johns Manville co I love your daughter.")
3.16.6
Telegram from Jack Donahue to Miss Irene Delroy dated December 12, 1922. ("Am playing at Garrick would like you see you love to you and mother.")
3.16.7
Telegram from Tom Patricola to Miss Irene Delroy dated December 24, 1922. ("Words cannot express my lonesomeness for you honey I love you wishing you and mother a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.")
3.16.8
Telegram from John N. Royal to Miss Irene Delroy dated January 1, 1923. ("Happy New Year even if you are on the other side of fence good luck to you.")
3.16.9
Telegram from Tom Patricola to Miss Irene Delroy dated April 4, 1923. ("Wrote and wired you but no answer are you with me or against me let me know your decision next week eighty first street theatre New York.")
3.16.10
Telegram from "Hitchie" to Miss Irene Delroy dated April 30, 1923. ("How is the kidney stew we play Chicago after Cleveland love and kisses to mother.")
3.16.11
Telegram from Merle to Miss Irene Delroy dated May 19, 1923. ("Sorry unable to reach you on phone yesterday and am sending my most sincere and best wishes to you for complete success on your opening night with best love.")
3.16.12
Telegram from Hitchy to Miss Irene Delroy dated May 19, 1923. ("Just declare out everything and hit em hard.")
3.16.13
Telegram from H.F. Giles to Miss Irene Delroy dated May 19, 1923. ("Just to let you know am thinking of you and wishing you success for tonight and a long season.")
3.16.14
Telegram from A.L. Jones to Miss Irene Delroy dated June 6, 1923. ("Will hold contracts until you arrive in New York stop think Anderson will please you greatly in new show regards.")
3.16.15
Telegram from Robert G. Clayton to Miss Irene Delroy dated May 19, 1923. ("You have my sincerest wishes for the big success you deserve in the new show all your friends are pulling for you and none more than myself love.")
3.16.16
Telegram from Bob C. to Miss Irene Delroy dated July 21, 1923. ("You have my heartiest congratulation dear and my best wishes for a year of health and happiness and good fortune and may this birthday mark the dawn of the big success for which you have been working so hard and which you deserve lots of love.")
3.16.17
Telegram from Amanda and Frank Storrs to Mrs. William L. Austin dated September 21, 1931. ("Congratulations from the champion of champions.")
3.16.18
Telegrams to Irene Delroy on October 7, 1935. (All of these telegrams are wishing her luck and the greatest success.
3.16.19
Telegram from Percy to Miss Irene Austin November 1, 1936. ("Just heard from Everett sad news of your father's death and my very sincere sympathy to you.")
3.16.20
Telegram from Louis Shurr to Miss Irene Delroy dated November 2, 1936. ("Irene dear please accept my heartfelt sympathy in your great loss best regards always.")
3.16.21
Various telegrams to Josephine Sanders sending their sympathy for the death of Della sanders dated 1933 and Royal Sanders dated 1936
3.16.22
Telegram from Dr. Maurice Minton to Irene Delroy dated June 29, 1941. ("Here is to your health and success.")

 

Folder 17:
Various Josephine Sanders (Irene Delroy) Correspondence
3.17.1
Correspondence from Grandma Sue to Josephine Sanders dated December 21, 1908. The sending of a doll to Josephine, a description of the doll, Lindley, and a cake given to Royal
3.17.2
Correspondence from James T. Sanders to Josephine Sanders dated June 12, 1914. Uncle Harry and his participation in a performance of Armory Hall in 1887 and included is a program that James told Josephine to sell to Harry for 25 cents.
3.17.3
Correspondence from the Chicago Opera Association to Josephine Sanders dated October 30, 1918. The letter tells of when rehearsals will begin and where.
3.17.4
Correspondence from Miss Nellie Laughlin to Josephine Sanders dated sometime in 191_. Possibility that Josephine may come live with Miss Laughlin, nice words Mrs. Sanders has said about Josephine, the place Josephine would live, and Miss Laughlin's excitement of an agreeable living mate.
3.17.5
Correspondence from Harry Charles Greene (writer and producer of exclusive materials) to Miss Delroy dated December 9, 1922. "If you are considering making a change, get in touch with me at once."
3.17.6
Correspondence from Les McDonald to Miss Irene Delroy dated April 28. 1923. An included check for $150.00, an apology for missing Irene's show, and best wishes that Irene will join them soon.
3.17.7
Correspondence from Dave Abraham to Irene Delroy dated August 1, 1923. A note to Miss Delroy tell her that rehearsals for the fifth annual production of the Greenwich Village Follies begin Monday, August 6, at 11 a.m. at Donovan's Hall in New York City.
3.17.8
Correspondence from Dill to Irene Delroy dated October 23, 1925. crops, weather, business troubles within Brooks-Scanlon Lumber Co., a request for $400.00, and family
3.17.9
Correspondence from Joe to Irene Delroy dated December 29, 1926. Joe missing Irene, a description of how much Joe adores Irene, a date that evening, and many compliments
3.17.10
Correspondence from Eddie to Irene Delroy dated February 24, 1930. Non fat diet, wishing Irene luck, and hope that she likes the "place"
3.17.11
Correspondence from Arthur Klein to Irene Delroy dated April 1, 1930. An acceptance letter in The Embassy Club of Hollywood
3.17.12
Correspondence from Della Sanders to Irene and Bill Austin, Jr. dated January 5, 1933. How Della's health is, her imminent death, the hospital, family, visitors, and the letter has a certain tone to it that leads the reader to believe that Della was very ready for death, which would come only a month later.
3.17.13
Correspondence from Mrs. Helen P. Converse to Irene Delroy dated February 8, 1933. Heartfelt sympathies for the death of Irene's mother Della
3.17.14
Correspondence from Mrs. Bernard T. Converse to Irene Delroy dated February 11, 1933. Heartfelt sympathies for the death of Irene's mother Della
3.17.15
Correspondence from Grace S. Behreus to Irene Delroy dated February 17, 1933. The loss of Irene's mother Della and family
3.17.16
Correspondence from Rev. M. McCamant to Mrs. Austin dated February 26, 1933. Death of Irene's mother Della and a discussion of Della's last days on earth
3.17.17
Correspondence from Mary Austin to Mrs. W. L. Austin Jr. dated October 17, 1935. Going to see Irene in Anything Goes in New York City, possibility of a backstage visit, Uncle Bill, and Irene's bodyguards
3.17.18
Correspondence from Anonymous to Miss Austin dated 1936. "Come to Peoria at once, your father has taken a turn for the worse."
3.17.19
Correspondence from E.C. Kelly, M.D. to Mrs. WM. L. Austin, Jr. dated October 27, 1936. Making it away that R.W. Sanders is getting progressively weaker, R.W. Sanders' death may be within a week or two, and that R.W. will most likely not be able to return to his apartment.
3.17.20
Correspondence from Harold Soverns to Josephine Sanders dated November 2, 1936. Royal's death, business, family, and making a visit to see Josephine
3.17.21
Correspondence from W. H. Fogerty to Irene Delroy dated November 2, 1936. Royal's death, memories of Royal, and expressions of sympathy
3.17.22
Correspondence from Anna Cloe to Josephine Sanders dated November 3, 1936. Anna and Royal almost getting married, and invitation for Josephine to come to Galesburg to visit, Royal's death, and an offer to have pictures of Royal
3.17.23
Correspondence from Alice Walton to Irene Austin dated November 5, 1936. Sympathy for the death of Irene's father, Irene's health, and a possible lunch meeting
3.17.24
Correspondence from Henry Capen to Josephine Sanders dated November 5, 1936. Attending Royal's funeral and hopes of seeing Josephine again
3.17.25
Correspondence from W.H. Hobrock, M.D. to Dr. Girrard F. Oberrender and Dr. Roy Henline dated November 9, 1936. Letters referring Mrs. William L. Austin, Jr. to doctors for a check up and updates on her health, treated for B-coli, pus in her urine, and possibly pyelitis
3.17.26
Correspondence from Melvin Hall to Irene Delroy dated November 10, 1936. An invitation to dinner and sympathies for the death of her father
3.17.27
Correspondence from Grace G. Goodwin to Irene Delroy dated November 27, 1936. Letitia Green Stevenson Chapter of Bloomington, Illinois extending their heartfelt sympathies due to the death of Royal Sanders
3.17.28
Correspondence from Mrs. Josephine Sanders Austin to Mrs. William A. Rothholz Director, Nurse's Aide Corps dated November 5, 1945. A Copy of a complaint submitted by Josephine pertaining to her miss-treatment while aboard the Battleship Missouri. Josephine claimed to have been treated with disrespect by Mrs. William A. Rothholz's Assistant Chairman. Josephine was confronted for wearing earrings. The letter also mentions Josephine's 1300 hours served at the Memorial Hospital.
3.17.29
Correspondence from Mr. Peter and Mrs. Therese Reynolds to Mrs. Josephine Sanders Austin dated January 21 - October 2, 1947. Sympathy for the death of Uncle Harold, Dr. Oberrender, family, Josephine's health, Josephine's stay in Wyoming, weather, and family. Item included: Leaf
3.17.30
Correspondence from L. Ross Johnson to Josephine Sanders dated April 5 and 8, 1947. Genealogy, family, weather, Ross's visit to New York, visiting in Bloomington, Colonial Dames, business, one of Ross's ancestors was John Howland who was on the Mayflower, and best wishes
3.17.31
Correspondence from Hugh A. Redding to Mrs. J. A. Austin dated October 16, 1948. A man who used to service her car has fallen on hard times and is requesting money.
3.17.32
Correspondence from Josephine Sanders Austin to Mr. Israel Pilot of Wonder-Bra Company dated May 4, 1953. Copy of a letter that tells of Josephine's resignation from Wonder-bra after 5 years
3.17.33
Correspondence from Fred B. Johnson to Josephine Sanders Austin dated May 7, 1953. An old friend discussing life and oil business in New Mexico
3.17.34
Correspondence from Frances to Josephine Sanders dated 1955. Updates on his family, Sally graduating from college and working in Atlanta, Georgia, Dave being in college for engineering, his daughter Mary growing up, visit to Florida, a meeting with Charles R. Gill, his mother having surgery in California, and best wishes that 1955 bring Josephine unexpected joys
3.17.35
Correspondence from Fred B. Johnson to Josephine Sanders dated December 27, 1956. Trip to New Mexico and Nevada, Uncle Harold, and weather PICTURES INCLUDED
3.17.36
Correspondence from Rose Soverns to Josephine Sanders dated April 26, 1962. Katie passing away in March, family, health, Josephine working at the Hospital, and Rose's son Sammie who is 3years old
3.17.37
Correspondence from L. Ross Johnson to Josephine Sanders dated December 9, 1962. Visiting his family for Christmas and New Years, Josephine in Wyoming during the fall, Josephine getting old, and visits to Bloomington, IL
3.17.38
Correspondence from Girard F. Oberrender, M.D. to Josephine Sanders dated August 12, 1963. Money and his love for Josephine
3.17.39
Correspondence from Girard F. Oberrender, M.D. to Josephine Sanders dated December 7, 1969. Thanks for an expensive toy Josephine send Girard, them growing older but closer, and Girard's love for Josephine
3.17.40
Correspondence from Helen to Josephine Sanders not dated. A thank you for sending a picture of Uncle Noah, the sending of 3 napkin rings, visiting Maine, family, and visits to see one another
3.17.41
Correspondence from Aunt Nora to Irene Delroy not dated. Nora's appreciation for the Christmas card, family, Bloomington, a request for information on Uncle Harold Sanders, and Nora's telephone number

 

Folder 18:
R.W. Sanders Correspondence; Various Pike-Sanders Correspondence
This folder includes various correspondences pertaining to R.W. Sanders.
3.18.1
Letters of recommendation concerning R.W. Sanders May 9, 1892 - May 29, 1906. Topics include: R.W Sanders competence both as a student and as a teacher, various jobs R.W. was applying to, a letter written by Thomas Metcalf from Illinois State Normal University, Royal's time spent teaching at Bloomington High School, application for promotion to second Lieutenant in the Army, letter to Secretary of War Russell A. Alger under President William McKinley, letter to President McKinley requesting that Royal receive a promotion written by John McNulta, and recommendations for school superintendent
3.18.2
Correspondence from War Department headquarters at West Point, N.Y. to Royal Sanders dated May 16 - June 21, 1894. Royal acceptance into the United States Military Academy at West Point and word that he has successfully passed the mental and physical examinations required for admission but since they had received his resignation he was not formally admitted
3.18.3
Correspondence from Harold Sanders and Ivory H. Pike dated July 23 and 24, 1900. Both letters are congratulation Royal and Dell for their new born baby Josephine Lucille Sanders.
3.18.4
Correspondence from James and Susan Sanders (parents) to Royal Sanders dated January 20, 1909. Lindley's health, parenting, school for Josephine and Lindley, weather, and salutations
3.18.5
Correspondence from Sam Sovern (Della's brother) to Royal Sanders dated May 27, 1909 - June 1, 1909. Topics: Family's health, Lindley's death, and a warning to Royal to take care of Della. Sam was worried the news of Lindley's death may kill Della
3.18.6
Correspondence from Robert R. Johnson to Royal Sanders dated June 3, 1909. Topics: Best wishes that Della will recover quickly, Lindley's death, and attached is a telegram from Sam Sovern stating his intention to buy flowers for Lindley
3.18.7
Correspondence from Anne Mary to Royal Sanders dated June 3, 1909. an attempt to comfort Della and Royal while they morn the death of Lindley
3.18.8
Correspondence from Eli Gale to Royal Sanders dated June 5, 1909. Lindley's death, Della's sickness, and updates to her lifestyle
3.18.9
Correspondence from Irene Suikl to Royal Sanders dated June 8, 1909. Lindley's death, Della's illness, and high hopes for the future
3.18.10
Correspondence from Sam Russell to Royal Sanders dated June 20, 1909. Sam's sorry for Lindley's death, hope for Josephine, letters of recommendation, offering his assistance, business, and Della's recovery
3.18.11
Correspondence from William Todd to Mr. R.W. Sanders dated March 8, 1912 (Marked Burn). Hellin asked William Todd to inform Royal of her sickness and that Helen is getting along fine
3.18.12
Correspondence from U.G. Carpenter to Royal Sanders dated July 8 - July 18, 1913. An annual report on The Asiatic Tunnel, Mining and Milling Company, change of address, an offer to meet with someone from the company, and a letter stating that they have found lots of gold and that 1913 will be a great year. U.G. Carpenter seems to want Royal to buy more stock in The Asiatic Tunnel, Mining and Milling Company and eventually The Pass-Me-By Tunnel, Mining, and Milling Company.
3.18.13
Correspondence from Anonymous to Royal Sanders dated June 30, 1922 . The writer talks of seeing Josephine at State-Lake Theatre and being disgusted to see her appear as Miss Irene Delroy. This writer seems to be furious that Royal and Della would allow their daughter to perform with the filth of the earth. They wished Josephine's parents would have raised her to be a proper girl or at least had her dance in a more elevating atmosphere.
3.18.14
Correspondence from Sam Sovern to Royal Sanders dated April 12, 1932. (am's money troubles, his partner E.J. Volk owing him 3,000, wanting to drop E. J. Volk as a partner, and Royals troubles
3.18.15
Masonic Papers. Ancient Free and Accepted Masons DIMIT Bloomington Lodge No. 43 and receipt for dues

 

Folder 19:
Della Sanders Correspondence
This folder includes various correspondences pertaining to Della Sanders.
3.19.1
Correspondence from Aunt Anna to Della Sanders Dated June 1 - June 6, 1909. Della's sickness, Della's recovery, Lindley's death, Anna's sympathies to the family, and hope for the future
3.19.2
Correspondence from Harold Sanders to Della Sanders dated June 3, 1909. Sympathy for the death of Lindley and missing the funeral
3.19.3
Correspondence from Jille to Della Sanders dated June 4, 1909. Grace's wedding, Della's health, weather, and best wishes to Josephine. No mention of Lindley but a few quotes that would help with mourning the death of someone.
3.19.4
Correspondence from James T. Sanders to Della Sanders Dated June 4 - June 6, 1909. Sympathy for the death of Lindley, ways of dealing with a death, hope for the future, questions of how much Josephine knows, and James sending his love
3.19.5
Correspondence from Louise Burns to Della Sanders dated June 6, 1909. Sympathy for the death of Lindley, God's blessing, Della's improving health, and family visits
3.19.6
Correspondence from Ede R. to Della Sanders dated June 6, 1909. Shock upon hearing of the death of Lindley, Della's surgery, family, weather, and sympathy for Della's family
3.19.7
Correspondence from Dot to Della Sanders dated June 6, 1909. Della's operation, Lindley's death, Lindley's funeral, hope for Della's quick recovery, and best wishes
3.19.8
Correspondence from Anna Johnson to Della Sanders dated June 6, 1909. Della's health, Lindley's death, the death of Anna Johnson's baby daughter, Josephine, the graduation of Anna's son Josh, Lindley's funeral, her family, and the weather
3.19.9
Correspondence from Clara Deits to Della Sanders dated June 8, 1909. Lindley's death, Clara's many losses and best wishes
3.19.10
Correspondence from Anna to Della Sanders dated June 8, 1909. Lindley's death and family
3.19.11
Correspondence from Katie to Della Sanders dated June 14, 1909. Sympathy for the death of Lindley
3.19.12
Various notes made by Della Sanders pertaining to the affair she suspected Royal of having dated 1912 to 1917. A letter in Royal's pocket from a Mrs. Roxana Hilson of Odel, Illinois, Royal making an appointment with a lady, Royal not wanting Della to come into town with him, Della wondering where Royal got his watch chain, finding a "woman's hard-rubber syringe" in his bag, and a picture of a girl (picture included) that Della found in Royals pocket
3.19.13
Correspondence from W.C. Dannenberg to Della Sanders dated August 18, 1925. This is a letter from W.C. Dannenberg who is a civil and criminal investigator and it is concerning the actions of Mr. R. W. Sanders. The report makes the claim that Mr. R.W. Sanders had been spending time with another woman in Peoria and was acting very suspicious when in the company of this woman. Also included is the bill for these services, and the total was $223.70.
3.19.14
Correspondence from James T. Sanders to Della Sanders dated August 25, 1925. Visiting Irene, Royal visiting James for dinner, rumor that Josephine was marrying a millionaire Roman Catholic, and weather
3.19.15
Correspondence from May Sanders (wife of Harold) to Della Sanders dated September 14, 1926. weather, Della's health, Della feeling depressed, tensions between Royal and Della, Josephine, and complements to the wonderful life Della has made for herself
3.19.16
Correspondence from Sam Soverns to Della Sanders dated February 21, 1931. This letter is a request for a loan of 3,000 dollars to Sam Soverns from Della Sanders. More than likely the money would come from Josephine. Sam states that the banks are putting "the squeeze" on him because times are hard and the banks are not doing well. He is looking for the 3,000 dollars with the promise that if Della wants to take up the loan Mr. Soverns will deed everything over to them immediately. R.W. Sanders received a letter very similar to this one about a year later.
3.19.17
Correspondence from Mrs. Rose Soverns to Della Sanders dated March 4, 1931. Much of the letter is spent thanking Josephine for the money loaned to Rose's husband Sam. The rest of the letter is spent talking about Della's health, family, weather, Josephine, and the career of Irene Delroy.
3.19.18
Correspondence from Royal Sanders to Della Sanders dated December 16, 1931. Sam Soverns' health, trip to Chicago, an enclosed $100.00 check, and Royal's love for Della
3.19.19
Correspondence from Anna and Mary Austin to Della Sanders dated May 11, 1931 - June 23, 1932. The coming wedding of Josephine Sanders and William Austin Jr., astrology, Chicago, Thanksgiving, Christmas, horoscopes, the death of Mary's husband, Josephine, Austin's business, and weather
3.19.20
Correspondence from Mrs. Rose Soverns to Della Sanders dated January 3, 1933. Christmas, dresses, health, business, and New Year's greetings
3.19.21
Correspondence from Eva to Della Sanders dated January 8, 1933. Christmas, car crash, Josephine, family, weather, Royal, and New Years
3.19.22
Correspondence from Daisy Sheldon to Della Sanders dated January 14, 1933. Della's health, driving lessons, weather, food, and a snippet on a 15 year old boy who is from Chicago and not doing well
3.19.23
Correspondence from Mrs. H. Adele Ressler to Della Sanders dated January 21, 1933. Josephine, Christmas, Della making a visit, and Josephine's marriage
3.19.24
Correspondence from G.M. Harriss to Della Sanders dated February 2, 1933. Della being hospitalized, weather, family, new home in California, social life, movie stars, Josephine being with Della, and best wishes for a full recovery

 

Folder 20:
Della Sanders' astrology correspondence course.
This Folder contains astrology course work. Both Della and Josephine Sanders had an interest in Astrology.
3.20.1
Della Sanders' Astrology correspondence course dated July 30 1929 - January 19, 1933. Various lessons and predictions, as well as assignments and pamphlets

 

Folder 21:
Lindley Sanders Correspondence
3.21.1
Correspondence from S.H. Beatty to Lindley Sanders dated November 12, 1902. Descriptions of his parents Royal and Della, a call to seek out the good in his father and to make him a better man, and note of congratulations to Lindley's parents
3.21.2
Correspondence from Anne-Mary to Lindley Sanders dated November 14, 1902. A welcoming into the world and eagerness in meeting Lindley

 

Folder 22:
Various Pike Sanders Correspondence
3.22.1
Letter from Anonymous (Possible Sue Pike) to "Children" dated June 9, 1892 from Cincinnati, Ohio. (The person who wrote this letter is letting her children know that she can no longer live with "Pa", and we are missing the last page or pages, but Della Pike is noted in the letter)
3.22.2
Letter from "Mother" (Possible Sue Pike) to "Children dated June 8 and November 8, 1909. (The first letter is just her dropping a line to see how everyone is and a discussion of family and weather. The second letter focuses on family and the death of Lindley. The second letter seems to be missing a page or more.)
3.22.3
Correspondence from Abbie P. Fairfield to Sue Sanders dated October 29, 1904. (Family, 96 year old aunt Hannah, family reunion, and a request to begin correspondence)
3.22.4
Correspondence from Abbie P. Fairfield to Sue Sanders dated November 15, 1904. (Family)
3.22.5
Correspondence from Ed Pike to Sister Sue and Brother Jim Sanders dated June 2, 1909. (Lindley's death, Della's health, Royal's courage, family, work, and a new buggy)
3.22.6
Correspondence from H. Behr to James T. Sanders dated June 3, 1909. (Lindley's death and an expression of sympathy to Royal Sanders)
3.22.7
Correspondence from Nora to Harold Sanders dated July 14, 1914. (Making a visit to Bloomington, Fred having to go to the hospital, and family)
3.22.8
Correspondence from Mrs. Austin to Bill Austin, Jr. dated March 12, 1932. (Sympathy for the death of Bill's father)
3.22.9
Correspondence from Helen Converse to William L. Austin, JR. dated April 27 and 28, 1932. (Mortgage payments, the estate of Helen's father, and love sent to Irene Delroy)
3.22.10
Correspondence from Cousin Gussie to Harry Sanders dated August 27, 1942. (Deed to Chenoa cemetery lots, Harry's accident, business, WWII, and family)
3.22.10
Correspondence from Anna Austin to Dr. Oberrender (Josephines 2nd Husband) dated January 12, 1954. (Looking up a heart specialist for Reba, family, Mr. Oberrender and Irene Josephine making a visit, and best wishes)
3.22.11
Correspondence from Davis Williams to Harold P. Sanders dated June 28, 1954 - July 21, 1955. (Weather, Davis' cabins, yard work, selling his house, school affairs, real estate, renting out property, additions to the cabins, and business)

 

Box 4: Genealogy Books and Notebooks and Family Authored Books

Genealogy: Civil War Memoirs of Alpheus H. Pike
7 x 7 black leather soft-bound with a note on the cover explaining the contents; typed memoirs, notarized, with an introduction by Susan Pike-Sanders

 

Genealogy: Mayberry-Pike family
5 x 7, cloth bound notebook with "S. A. S. 1918 to Josephine L. Sanders" on cover. Notebook covering her family's genealogy written by Susan Pike-Sanders. Contains a picture of Mary Johnson, and writings about Susan Pike-Sanders' grandparents, parents, and how her family traveled to Illinois.

 

Published book: History of the Town of Windham, Mass.
5 x 8, black hardbound with "History of Windham" on the spine. Items pasted in the ends include Susan A Sanders' membership card for theD.A.R., newspaper clippings about the Mayberrys, and a list of children of Noah Pike.

 

Published book: Old Family Records No. 4 by Milo Custer
5.5 x 8 paper bound in goldenrod. Discusses the Pike Family

 

Published book: A Woman of the Century
8 x 11, red leather hard bound, Ed. By Francis E. Willard and Mary A. Livermore, Published 1893, Contains a biography of Susan A. Pike Sanders on pages 630 - 631

 

Records of the Pike Family Association 1900-1914
Booklet: Records of the Pike Family Assn. 1900-1901
Booklet: Records of the Pike Family Assn. 1902
Booklet: Records of the Pike Family Assn. 1904 (two copies)
Booklet: Records of the Pike Family Assn. 1906
Booklet: Records of the Pike Family Assn. 1908
Booklet: Records of the Pike Family Assn. 1910
Booklet: Records of the Pike Family Assn. 1912
Booklet: Records of the Pike Family Assn. 1914

 

Scrapbook: Confederate Money and Teacher's Certifications
5 x 7 cloth bound book, Normal Course in Drawing, which has been reused as a scrapbook. Contains several pasted in examples of confederate money, hand-written certifications of Susan Mayberry Pike's ability to teach, a certificate of intention to marry for Harrison Pike and Susan Augusta Mayberry, and a brief birth and death record

 

Book: The Combined Sanders-Bunn System of Investment
7 X 9, red leather cover with "Sanders-Bunn Investment" in gilt on the cover; By James T. Sanders and Frank L. Bunn, Entered at the Library of Congress 1893

 

Book: A Journey To, On and From the "Golden Shore"
5 x 7, red cloth hard bound, title on cover in gold; By Sue A. Sanders; Entered at the Library of Congress 1887

 

Box 5: Misc. Family Notebooks and Scrapbooks

Scrapbook:
The published writings of Susan Augusta Pike Sanders
10 x 8.5, brown with black spine, "Werburium" written on the cover in gilt letters, "Writings of S.A.S." hand written on the cover in white paint.
Includes an inscription from Susan Sander s to Josephine Sanders in the front of the book, which has been transcribed. The clippings include newspaper columns written by Susan A Sanders for various newspapers, ranging from 1886 to 1908. Topics include Mason and Eastern Star events, letters to the editor, Euchre Club events, Delavan Literary Society events, Delavan gossip and events, writings on history, funeral notices and obituaries, anecdotes and writings on married life, anecdotes and writings about school, and writings about women's rights.

 

Scrapbook:
Household Tips Clippings
8 x 5.5 cloth bound book, color illustrations of birds pasted on front and back covers, book was originally 1889 Illustrated Catalog of Mann Brothers furniture, reused as a scrap book. Topics of the clippings include treatments for illnesses and injuries, household hints on cleaning, etiquette, and recipes. Book is not entirely full, and some of the original furniture illustrations can be seen.

 

Scrapbook:
Illinois History Clippings
8 x 10 hard bound cloth cover scrapbook, color illustration of the National Museum pasted on the cover. Book contains clippings of columns on Illinois History by John Howard Todd. Hand written index in back.

 

Scrapbook:
The Death of Bernadine Sanders
5 x 3 scrapbook with inscription on cover from Susan Sanders to Josephine Sanders, which has been transcribed, as well as an illustration on the cover of two children. Book contains news clippings covering the death of Bernadine Sanders.

 

Scrapbook:
Bernadine Sanders' Compositions
4.5 x 6 cloth bound book, Around the World: First Book, which has had most pages cut out and has been reused as a scrapbook, contains a writing by Susan Pike-Sanders about Bernadine's life, as well as an original copy of Bernadine's essay "My Trip to Kansas City" as well as a re-copied version by Susan Pike-Sanders

 

Scrapbook:
The Girls of ‘61
4 x 6.5 blue cloth bound book, The Nine Worlds, Stories from Norse Mythology, which has been re-used as a scrap book; includes newspaper clippings covering the events of the Girls of '61 (a women's group) and Susan A. Pike-Sanders hand-written notes on the same

 

Notebook:
Notes by Josephine Sanders
10.5 x 8.5, brown leather spine with marbled paper cover, includes pasted paper on cover explaining contents of book, which has been transcribed. Topics include: nature, science, mysticism, American History, geology, mineralogy, world history, gems, geography, ancient history, runeology, religion, Mexico, Mexican history, Vortex Theory, evolution, English History, astronomy, public schools of Bloomington, and a pasted-in article about the Red Cross chapter started by Susan Sanders. Also includes an index.

 

Notebook:
"Note Book No. VI"
6 x 7 black hard bound notebook, "Note Book No. VI" written on cover in white; Notes by Josephine Sanders on various New Age and occult subjects

 

Notebook:
"Note Book No. VII"
6 x 7 black hard bound notebook, "Note Book No. VIII" written on cover in white; Notes by Josephine Sanders on various Christian subjects

 

Notebook:
Bernadine Sanders' Illustrations
8 x 10 soft bound notebook, brown cover. From May 1894. Labeled "Botany" on the cover. Includes various writings on plants and nature, and many accompanying illustrations, many of which are colored. Also includes a pasted-in writing of Bernadine's from 1885, and a note by Susan Sanders explaining what the notebook is.

 

Notebook:
Poetry
8 x 10 black cover with red spine. Picture of Irene Delroy on cover; contains poetry, most likely by Josephine Sanders. Index in the back.

 

Notebook:
Cocktail Recipes
3 x 5, black cover with "IRENE DELROY: Her Own Book" in gilt on the cover, spiral bound, book contains typed cocktail recipes.

 

Notebook:
Precious Stones and Jewels
8 x 9.5 cloth cover. Paper pasted on cover says "Precious Stones and Jewels also Egyptian Music, a very sophisticated collection" and "Josephine L Sanders - 1922." Inscription on the front page most likely by Susan Sanders to Josephine Sanders, which has been transcribed. Topics include gems and jewels, ancient history, Biblical history, and poets. Contains a hand written index in the back pages.

 

Notebook:
Loose-Leaf Notebook
7 x 8.5 black hard cover, with "High School Note Book" printed on cover. By Josephine Sanders, contains vocabulary lists and notes from her dance lessons

 

Notebook:
Harold Pike Sanders' Accounts
5 x 8 green cloth hard bound notebook; Contains Harold Sanders' accounts of his stock earnings

 

Notebook:
Harold Pike Sanders' Accounts
5 x 7 soft bound notebook; Contains Harold Sanders' accounts of his stock earnings dating from 1919

 

Notebook:
Royal W. Sanders
3 x 5.5 soft bound notebook, says "Memorandum" on cover; Contains notes on lectures by Royal Sanders

 

Diary:
Della Sanders
4 x 7, black soft-bound notebook; Short entries ranging from Nov 26, 1931 to June 4, 1932

 

Autograph Book:
Belonging to Josephine Sanders
5 x 3, red leather binding and "Autographs" in gilt on the cover. Gilded edges. Contains autographs from Josephine's period working at the Chicago Opera.

 

Address Book:
Belonging to D. D. S. Sanders
3 x 2, red cover.

 

Address Book:
Belonging to Della Sanders
3 x 4, green leather cover with "Addresses" in gilt on the front, gilded edges.

 

Address Book:
Belonging to Della Sanders
2.5 x 3.5, brown leather cover with "Addresses" in gilt on the front, gilded edges.

 

Address Book:
Belonging to Irene Delroy
4 x 5, black cover with "Addresses" in gilt on the cover, gilded edges.

 

Address Book:
Belonging to Harold Sanders
4.5 x 7, brown cover, spiral bound, "Addresses and Telephones" printed on cover.

 

Checkbook:
Belonging to Mrs. J. Sanders Austin
6 x 7, black hard bound; Full of checks, dated April 15, 1947 - Feb 20, 1948

 

Memorial Album:
Royal W. Sanders

 

Memorial Album:
Cynthia May Sanders

 

Memorial Album:
Harold Pike Sanders

 

Box 6: Glamour Magazines, Playbills and Other Books

Glamour Magazines and Playbills
Magazine:
Movie Weekly Jan 12, 1924
Irene Delroy is on the cover, and there is an article about her starting on page 15, continued on page 26. two copies.
Magazine:
Cinema Art March 1924
Two-page article about Irene Delroy pages 14 - 15
Magazine:
True Story August 1924
Full page picture of Irene Delroy on page 34
Magazine:
Red Book February 1926
Full page picture of Irene Delroy on page 20
Magazine:
The New Eve March 1926
Full page picture of Irene Delroy on page 21
Magazine:
Official Metropolitan Guide March 28, 1926
Drawing of Irene Delroy on page 23
Magazine:
The Professional Bulletin Stage and Screen April 1926
Full page picture of Irene Delroy on page 33
Magazine:
The Hostess May 1926
Full page picture of Irene Delroy on page 8
Magazine:
Screenland May 1926
Small picture of Irene Delroy on page 63
Magazine:
True Story June 1926
Full page picture of Irene Delroy on page 20. (2 copies)
Magazine:
The New Eve July 1926
Irene Delroy is on the cover
Magazine:
This Week in Chicago Oct 31 - Nov 6, 1926
Article about Greenwich Village Follies with a picture of Irene Delroy on page 7
Magazine:
The Park Central View Feb-March 1930
Picture of Della Sanders on page 7, article about Della and Irene Delroy on page 13
Magazine:
Favorite Recipes of the Stars 1931
Picture of Irene Delroy on page 16 with a recipe for "Heavenly Hash." two copies.
Magazine:
Rockaway Point News July 5, 1935
Photo of Irene Delroy and Bill Austin on front page
Magazine:
This Week in Chicago Dec 29, 1935
Small picture of Irene Delroy on page 10
Magazine:
Theatre Chats, undated
Small photo of Irene Delroy on page one
Magazine Cover:
Broadway Brevities and Society Gossip August 1924
Irene Delroy is on the cover. 5 copies.
Magazine Cover:
Official Metropolitan Guide Jan 10, 1926
A small photo of Irene Delroy is featured on the cover
Magazine Cover:
Metropolitan July, Unknown year
Irene Delroy is on the cover. 7 copies.
Postcard:
Post card advertising A Night Off at Fords Theatre
A photo of Irene Delroy is on the back
Playbill:
Columbia Theatre Aug 11 - 14, 1921
Irene Delroy and Tom Patricola in The Dancing Fool. Irene Delroy is on the cover. 5 copies.
Playbill:
Fuller Theatre Feb 19, 1923
Hitchy Koo with Irene Delroy
Playbill:
Post Theatre Feb 21, 1923
Hitchy Koo with Irene Delroy
Advertisement:
Ad for Hitchy Koo at the Powers Theatre, Feb 22, 1923
A Picture of Irene Delroy on page 2, 3 copies
Playbill:
Winter Garden, Dec 31, 1923
Greenwich Village Follies, with Irene Delroy
Playbill:
State Theatre July 29 - Aug 1 1926
Irene Delroy and Charles Lawrence in What of It
Playbill:
E. F. Albee Theatre August 9, 1926
Irene Delroy and Charles Lawrence in What of It
Playbill:
Lyceum Theatre Oct 4, 1926
Greenwich Village Follies, with Irene Delroy
Playbill:
Shubert-Detroit Opera House Oct 9, 1926
Greenwich Village Follies, with Irene Delroy
Playbill:
Apollo Theatre Oct 24, 1926
Greenwich Village Follies with Irene Delroy
Playbill:
Forty-Sixth Street Theatre November 4, 1935
Anything Goes with Irene Delroy
Advertisement:
Anything Goes at Forrest Theatre Nov 18 - Nov 30, 1935
Pictures of Irene Delroy on front and back. Two copies.

 

Other Books
Book:
"El Morocco" Family Album
Printed 1937. There is a picture of Irene Delroy on page 19.
Book:
Withers Public Library Rules and By Laws 1894
Property of Sue A. Sanders, pamphlet has been tied into a hard cover for protection, cartoon pasted on cover
Book:
The Standard Monitor by Edward Cook
2.5 x 4, black leather soft bound, title in gilt on cover; Belonged to Royal Sanders
Book:
Ecce Orienti Rites and Ceremonies of the Essenes
3 x 5, red leather soft bound, published 1910; Includes Floorwork Ritual card and errata card; Belonged to Royal Sanders
Book:
Divine Remedies by Theodosia DeWitt Schobert
3.5 x 6, paperback; Belonged to Irene Delroy
Book:
The Magic Piano: A Happy Experience in Fulfillment by Claudia Joy Tunis
Grey paperback; Owner unknown
Book:
Quiet Thoughts by Patience Strong
Grey paperback; Belonged to Girard F. Oberrender
Book:
Immortality of the Soul by Plato
4.5 x 7 Brown cloth hard cover; Belonged to Royal Sanders
Book:
The Wedded Life by Rev. J. R. Miller
4 x 6 White cloth hard bound; Presented to Royal and Della Sanders upon their marriage
Book:
Macbeth
4 x 6 paperback, note on the cover by Sue A Sanders; Belonged to Susan Pike Sanders
Book:
The Bible Unmasked by Joseph Lewis
4 x 7 green soft bound; Owner unknown
Book:
The Book of Common Prayer
3 x 5 red cloth hard bound; Belonged to Josephine Austin
Book:
Life Abundant for You by Louise B. Brownell
5 x 7 green cloth hard bound; Given to Irene Delroy by Della Sanders
Book:
The New Testament
2 x 3 brown hard cover; Given by Susan Sanders as a birthday present to an unknown recipient
Book:
The Greatest Thing in the World
3 x 4 brown leather soft cover; Belonged to Irene Delroy
Book:
Passionist Mission Book
2.5 x 4.5 black cloth hard cover; Owner unknown
Book:
Lectures and Articles on Christian Science by Edward A. Kimball
5.5 x 7.5 black cloth hard cover; Belonged to Della Sanders
Booklet:
Scientific Christian Training: Your Kingdom of Happiness
3.5 x 5 lavender paper cover; Unknown owner
Booklet:
Scientific Christian Training: Nonresistance
3.5 x 5 lavender paper cover; Unknown owner
Booklet:
Scientific Christian Training: The Law of Attraction
3.5 x 5 lavender paper cover; Two copies, one belonged to Irene Delroy
Booklet:
Unity Daily Word June 1927
3.5 x 5 goldenrod paper cover; Two copies, one belonged to Irene Delroy
Booklet:
Unity Daily Word July 1927
3.5 x 5 grey paper cover; Two copies, unknown owners
Booklet:
Unity Daily Word August 1927
3.5 x 5 blue paper cover; Unknown owner
Book:
As A Man Thinketh by James Allen
4 x 6.5 paper hard bound cover; Belonged to Irene Delroy
Book:
Second Study in Mysticism by Emma Curtis Hopkins
4 x 5.5 black hard bound; Unknown owner
Booklet:
Is Your Birthday in August? By Abbas Darasana
Unknown owner
Booklet:
Fun with Fortune-Telling by Cynthia Hunt
Tan paperback; Belonged to Irene Delroy
Booklet:
All the World Fortune Teller
5 x 7.5, Orange paperback; Belonged to Josephine Austin
Book:
Before the Baby Comes by Dr. Herman N. Bundesen
7 x 9, color printed cover image; Unknown owner
Book:
Our Babies by Dr. Herman N. Bundesen
7 x 9, color printed cover image; Unknown owner

 

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