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  • Format Mixed Materials; Microforms; Photos, Drawings, Prints
  • Physical Details
    • 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
    • 1 reel of microfilm (35mm)
    • 206 photographs and
    • 2 pieces of ephemera
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  • COLLECTION STORED, ALL or IN-PART, AT ARC: Collection can be requested for transfer through the Area Research Center (ARC) Network, consult Reading Room Staff.


  • Papers of Guenther, a Wisconsin congressman and U.S. consul to Mexico City, Capetown, and Frankfurt, and of his family. Guenther's papers consist of fragmentary political and diplomatic correspondence, speeches and remarks, biographical clippings, and memorabilia. Family material includes correspondence, clippings, and a journal of Alice Lillian Motz, Guenther's daughter, and her husband Eugen Motz, former Chilean vice-counsel to Mexico City. Of note are genealogical documents and a journal of uncertain authorship kept during the Mexican revolution, 1913-1915. There are isolated letters to Guenther from Susan B. Anthony, Benjamin Harrison, Jeremiah Rusk, Philetus Sawyer, and John Sherman and a letter from Guenther to his wife concerning a 1904 visit with Theodore Roosevelt.
  • The photographs are individual and group portraits of family members and others (most unidentified) and informal photographs of activities, mainly in Mexico and Germany, dating approximately 1870-1912, in PH 3431 and PH 3431 (3); and in PH 3446, an album of snapshots, ca. 1899-1901, relating to the travels, social life, and diplomatic career of Guenther and his family. The album includes images from Germany, Switzerland, Latin America, Wisconsin, and elsewhere.


  • Clippings are available only on microfilm.
  • Presented by Alice Motz, Oshkosh, Wis., 1948; Virginia Senn Brown, Oshkosh, Wis., 1970; and Russell Nelson, Madison, Wis., 1983.
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