Scope and arrangement
The collection contains correspondence among members of the Klefeker and Saxer familes in Germany and the United States, 1844-1906, family photographs, autograph albums, certificates, legal documents, drawings, poetry, religious writings, and memorabilia. Included is Franz Klefeker's diary/memoir, 1842-1882, and instructions for the disposition of his estate. Nearly all of the materials in the collection are written in old German script.
The Klefeker and Saxer family papers are arranged in three series:
- 1844-1907, n.d.
Chiefly carte-de-visite portraits of family members, souvenir album of images of Goslar, Germany. Also, copy negatives (1976) of some photographs and documents in the collection