Finding-Aid for the Louis E. Alewel Collection (VMF002)


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Table of Contents

Collection Outline

Biographical Note

Restrictions

Administrative Information


Collection Outline

Manuscripts

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Creator: Alewel, Louis E.
Title: Louis E.Alewel Collection
Quantity: 16 items
Identification: VMF002

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Biographical Note

Louis Emil Alewel (September 16, 1878 - February 19, 1955) was educated at Bethany Parochial School of the Bethany Evangelical and Reformed Church. He also attended Jones Commercial College and the City Embalming School. He married Olivia Emily Elizabeth Beckmann on October 25, 1911. They had two daughters, Louise and Norma. As an undertaker, he operated an establishment in St. Louis, Mo., in partnership with his father. After the death of his father in 1943, he became a salesman for the bakers' and confectioners' supply company operated by his father-in-law, W.E. Beckmann. Alewel was also a great lover of music. In 1925, he published the lyrics to "The Tale Of A Tail" and "Fox Trot Song", with music by H. Dallmayer. In 1944, he published the lyrics to "Me And Lindy Lu", with music by his wife. Alewel also wrote both the music and lyrics to "Where Our Country's Longest Rivers Flow Away", published in 1945, and "So 'Tis Writ", in 1946. In 1953, he wrote "The Destiny Of Our Country, a patriotic song.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open.

Use Restrictions

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 restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder.

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Administrative Information

Sources

Gift of Louis E. Alewel's daughter, January 7, 1958.

Processing Information

Processed by Washington University Department Special Collections Staff

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Manuscripts 16 items

Good Father Hogan. 1 item (1 p.): TS
Camouflage. 1 item (1 p.): TS
Discontent. 1 item (1 p.): TS
From Bessie Boughs. 1 item (1 p.): TS [carbon]
The Gatekeeper. 1 item (1 p.): TS
The Goat. 1 item (1 p.): TS
Hobo Life. 1 item (1 p.): TS
Hogs. 1 item (1 p.): TS
Home Sweet Home. 1 item (1 p.): TS
Jack Frost. 1 item (1 p.): TS [carbon]
Missouri Country Life.[carbon] 1 item (1 p.): TS
Monkey Business. 1 item (1 p.): TS
Mother's Darlings. 1 item (1 p.): TS
One Man's Family. 1 item (1 p.): TS
Puppy-hood. 1 item (1 p.): TS
Now Santa wakes to shake the snow..." [untitled poem] 1 item (1 p.): TS

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