Louis H. Schroeder papers, 1934 - 1950

Descriptive Summary

Repository
American Numismatic Society
Extent
0.3 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Language
English
Abstract
Correspondence and inventories relating to Schroeder’s efforts to gather and document his collections of porcelain coins, medals, and tokens.

A section of a porcelain coin photograph filed with the papers.


Creator

Name
Schroeder, Louis H. (Louis Henry), 1893 or 4-1956
Abstract
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.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection open to all researchers.

Preferred Citation

Louis H. Schroeder papers, 1934-1950, Archives, American Numismatic Society.

Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may apply. Permission to publish or reproduce must be secured from the American Numismatic Society.

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.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and inventories, including a card index, relating to 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.

Related Entities

Materials consulted for:Sylvia Karges, "The Louis H. Schroeder Collection of Meissen Porcelain Coins and Medals," ANS Magazine 12:2 (2013), 28-35.