Von Cotzhausen, Frederick W. CollectionJune 3, 2016
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
Notes: The collection was processed by Steve Daily, June 29, 1996.