Von Cotzhausen, Frederick W. Collection

Title:   Von Cotzhausen, Frederick W. Collection

Reference Code: Mss-1500

Inclusive Dates: 1903 – 1922

Quantity: 000.03 cu. ft.

Location: Sm Mss

Abstract: Frederick William Von Cotzhausen was born in Prussia in 1838.  He immigrated to Milwaukee in 1856 and studied law.  He was admitted to the bar in 1859 and soon established a successful practice.  He also was very active in political and civic affairs, serving in the State Senate, as a State Regent on Normal Schools, and as chairman of the Milwaukee Municipal League.  He passed away in 1924.

Scope and Content: The collection consists of autobiographical notes, 1918; a proposal for a National Political Program, 1919; a letter to the editor entitled “Mene, Tekel,” 1917; and a history of the Metropolitan Block along N. 3rd Street, n.d.  In addition, the collection includes several booklets authored by Von Cotzhausen: Cost of Fire Protection in Milwaukee, 1903; Naturalization and Suffrage, 1906 (2 copies); Graduated Income Tax, 1909 (2 copies); National, State and Local Politics, 1912 (2 copies); Social Democracy in Wisconsin, 1917; and Pleasantries and Platitudes, 1922 (2 copies).

Access and Use: No restrictions

Language: English

Notes: The collection was processed by Steve Daily, June 29, 1996.