Leonard B. Von Spach papers, 1919-1968

Von Spach, Leonard B., 1891-1970

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  • Format Mixed Materials; Photos, Drawings, Prints; Sound Recordings
  • Physical Details
    • 1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes)
    • 1 disc recording, and
    • 0.1 c.f. of photographs and ephemera (1 folder); plus
    • additions of 100 photographs and
    • 1 piece of ephemera
  • OCLC ocn173712906, ocn173701517
  • Finding Aids
    • Register to the processed portion


  • Papers of a Wauwatosa, Wisconsin resident who pursued a varied career in the military, business, and government. Documents concern his activities in rescue and relief in Macedonia with the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA); in work for the Greek War Relief Association; in Wisconsin Democratic politics including an unsuccessful 1934 campaign for secretary of state; and in the American Legion.
  • The bulk of the papers cover the period 1932-1960 and document both personal and professional aspects of his life. They consist of correspondence, subject files, newspaper clippings, memorabilia, and a recorded interview by Dick Strout with Dimitri Bitsios, Greek representative to the United Nations.
  • Prominent correspondents include entertainer Jack Benny, Charles A. Mills of the American Legion, Senator F. Ryan Duffy, Wisconsin Governor Orland S. Loomis, Wisconsin State Supreme Court Justice J. D. Wickem, and Wendell L. Willkie.
  • The processed portion of this collection is summarized above and described in the register. Additional photographic accessions are described below.


  • Presented by Mrs. L. B. Von Spach, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1973.
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