American Numismatic Society
American Numismatic Society

A section of a porcelain coin photograph filed with the papers

Louis H. Schroeder papers, 1934-1950
0.2 cubic feet (1 box)

Biographical note
Louis H. Schroeder (1893 or 4-1956) of Roslyn Heights, Long Island, New York, donated his collection of porcelain coins, medals, and tokens and Arabic glass weights to the American Numismatic Society in 1946. Born in New York, he attended Pratt Institute and was a pioneer in the field of corrugated paper containers. At the time of his death he was president of three companies: Progressive Corrugated Paper Machinery Company, Corrugated Container Corporation, and the Dixie Container Corporation.

Correspondence and inventories concerning Schroeder’s efforts to gather and document his collections of porcelain coins, medals, and tokens, which were manufactured by the Meissen Porcelain Manufactory near Dresden, Germany. Includes letters from Arno Eckard of Meissen (1937); Warnfried Wilhelm, Schroeder’s agent in Germany (1948-1949); and Frank Pietsch of Frankenmuth, Michigan, another collector of porcelain (1944). Two letters to Sydney P. Noe concern Schroeder’s efforts to add to his collections that had been donated to the American Numismatic Society. Also contains several inventories of his collections, including a binder entitled Check-List of the Louis H. Schroeder Collection of Porcelain Coins and Medals. There are photographs of coins on exhibit in Dresden (1934) and Berlin (1935) and several showing closer views of individual pieces.

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