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Louis Gerstman papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0567

Scope and Contents

The collection contains the papers of Louis Gertsman, a Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, insurance agent who was also manager of the Edwards Opera House and the Academy of Music from 1879 to 1896.

Dates

  • 1879-1896

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None

Biographical / Historical

Louis Gertsman was born in 1855 in Germany. He immigrated to the United States in 1865 and settled in Selma, Alabama. He was an insurance agent and patron of the arts. Gertsman died on 6 December 1925.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet (194 items)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Papers of this Selma, Dallas County, Alabama insurance agent and manager of the Edwards Opera House and the Academy of Music, 1879-1896.

Provenance

unknown

General

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Processed by

unknown, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2013
Title
Guide to the Louis Gertsman papers
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
February 2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500