Stange-Weidig collection, 1893-1986

Stange, Gustav, 1868-1935


.5 linear ft.
Arranged by format: Documents, Photographs, and Books.
Biographical and genealogical material, birth and baptismal certificates, citizenship papers, marriage certificates and other legal documents, correspondence, photographs, two books authored by Stange's brother-in-law, Adolf Weidig, composer and violinist for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (1892-1896), and a transcript of a speech (1986) made by Stange's grandson, Ramon Hernandez, to the Ann Arbor (Mich.) Rotary Club about the history of the Ann Arbor May Festival and also about Stange and Weidig, their coming to America from Germany, and their musical histories -- Photographs include candids and portraits of Stange, Weidig, and their families, along with members of both the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and a portrait of Olga Serlie, who was a student of Weidig's. The photographs are captioned by the Stange's daughter and the mother of Ramon Hernandez, Marie Stange Hernandez. Other persons, entities, and places represented include Herman Diestel, Max P. Pottag, Otto Roehrborn, Frederick Stock, Boston Festival Orchestra, Spiering Quartet, and the White City Amusement Park in Cleveland, Ohio. Other related topics include a concert tour of Pittsburgh, Pa., and recreational activities such as fishing and bowling.
Trombonist for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (1904-1929).
Unpublished finding aid available at repository, and online catalog available on the Internet.
Forms part of the Records of Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

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