Finding-Aid for the Norman C. "Tom" Wolff, Jr. Collection (MSS145)


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Table of Contents

Collection Outline

Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Box and Folder Listing


Collection Outline

Abraham Lincoln Materials

Commemorative Medals

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Wolff, Jr., Norman C. "Tom"
TitleNorman C. "Tom" Wolff, Jr. Collection
Quantity: 1.5 linear feet
Identification: MSS145

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Biographical Note

Norman C. (“Tom”) Wolff, Jr. (1925-2009) was the grandson of the founder of the Central Institute for the Deaf, Max A. Goldstein. He was the son of Max and Leonore Goldstein’s daughter Helen and her husband Norman C. Wolff, Sr. He served on the CID Board of Directors from 1971 until his death in April 2009 from complications after surgery.

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Scope and Contents Note

Consists of Abraham Lincoln photographs, correspondence from Carl Sandburg, and several commemorative medals featuring Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, and the Civil War.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open.

Use Restriction

None

Users of the collections must read and abide by the Rules for the use of manuscript collection materials.

Users of the collections who wish to use items from this collection, in whole or in part, in any form of publication (as defined in the form) must sign and submit to the Washington University Department of Special Collections a hard copy of the Notification of intent publish manuscript collection materials form.

All publication not covered by fair use restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder.

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Administrative Information

Accession 23975. Gift of Jean Wolff.

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Box and Folder Listing

Abraham Lincoln Materials

Abraham Lincoln photograph by F.W. Ingmire, Springfield, Illinois
Abraham Lincoln photograph by C.S. German, Springfield, Illinois, January 26, 1861.
Supposedly from original negative owned by H.W. Fay, custodian of Lincoln’s Tomb at Springfield, Illinois.
Includes file folder with Wolff's handwriting.
TLS, 1p from Carl Sandburg to Mrs. Simpson (1922: January 23).
Carl Sandburg wrote a biography of Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln: The War Years.
Includes file folder with Wolff's handwriting.

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Commemorative Medals

Includes an empty medal case.
Civil War Centennial Award Medal 1961
Obv: Portrait busts of Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee side by side, above a quote by Grant, "Let us have peace," below a quote by Lee, "Consciousness of duty faithfully performed." Rev: Official seal of the Civil War Centennial Commission."
Designed by Joseph Renier.
Civil War Centennial Award Medal: The Battle of First Manassas - Bull Run 1861-1961 1961
Obv: Portrait busts of Brigadier General Irvin McDowell and P.G.T. Beauregard side by side. Legend above, "Battle of Manassas" and below "Bull Run" Rev: War panoply display with crossed U.S.A. and C.S.A. flags, cannon, and drum below and military kepi hat above, flanking dates "1862" and "1962", divided legend above and below "Civil War Centennial"
Thomas Jefferson Medal
Obv: Portrait of Thomas Jefferson with the inscription "Th. Jefferson President of the U.S. A.D. 1801" centered along the border of the medal. Rev: Features the "Peace and Friendship" symbol with two hands clasped in a token of amity; on the cuff of the left wrist three stripes and three buttons; the other wrist bears a wristband ornamented by an eagle; above the hands, a pipe of peace and a tomahawk crossed. 19th century restrike issue.
Abraham Lincoln Medal
Obv: Portrait Abraham Lincoln with the inscription "Feb 12, 1809 April 14, 1865 Abraham Lincoln" along the border of token. Rev: Inscription " With malice toward none/ With charity for all/ With firmness in the right/ As God gives us to see the plight/ Let us strive on to finish/ The work we are in/ Abraham," flanked by tomahawks.
Selected by Bruce Barton for Madallic Art Co. NY.
Abraham Lincoln Token 1939
Obv: Portrait Abraham Lincoln with the inscription "Abraham Lincoln" along the border of token; below the date "1939" Rev: "A Token" surrounded by stars.
Possibly one of 500 supposedly issued by Thomas Elder at the 1939 NY World's Fair.

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