Finding Aid: Adam Ludewig Collection
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Description
Creator
Ludewig, Adam (1864-1955), Creator
Media Type
Text
Publication
Item Type
Finding Aids
Description
The Adam Ludewig Collection highlights the paper materials of the Adam Ludewig’s Bookstore located on 118 N 2d Ave (Polk City Directory 1914 pg.266). Several materials, within the collection, also show his family and employees throughout his time (the 1900s to 1950s). The collection fits into the archives in that it presents the business’ history and materials stored at the bookstore Ludewig owned for many years. The collection is unique from other collections in that it provides in-depth primary sources of a long-standing downtown business in Alpena.
Publisher
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Place of Publication
Alpena, MI
Date of Original
2020
Subject(s)
Personal Name(s)
Ludewig, Adam (1865-1955)
Corporate Name(s)
Adam Ludewig Bookstore
Local identifier
2020.001
Collection
Adam Ludewig Collection
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.06168 Longitude: -83.43275
Donor
Dann French
Copyright Statement
Protected by copyright: Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Copyright Date
2020
Copyright Holder
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Copyright Holder Contact Information
specialcollections@alpenalibrary.org
Recommended Citation
Adam Ludewig Collection. Special Collections, Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library. Alpena, MI
Location of Original
Archive Room: ALC-1 R:2 S:60
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email:tbrc@alpenalibrary.org
Website:
Agency street/mail address:
211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188
Full Text

Descriptive Summary:

Creator Name: Adam Ludewig

Collection name: Adam Ludewig Collection

Collection number: 2011.001

Inclusive Dates: 1875 to 1946

Quantity: 1 linear ft. and 1 box

Language: English - eng

Provenance note: Collection assembled by Dann French from the Adam Ludewig Trust after Ludewig’s death. The majority of the material comes from the Ludewig bookstore.

Biographical & Historical Information:

Born in Sondershausen, Germany, Adam Ludewig (b.1864 and d.1955) as a child and his family (Robert, Amalie, Marie) immigrated to Detroit in 1867. Several years after his family moved to Alpena he eventually began working for a variety of local businesses at the age of 14. He started working at Lockwood, Luce & Seage Lumber co., then as a clerk at H.H. Wittleshofer Bookstore, with the L.A. Tompkins dry goods store, finally, he bought Elizabeth Nason’s bookstore which was located in the Odd Fellow Block (Centennial Building) (Alpena News, Adam Ludewig Hits 90 Mark, April 1, 1952). Ludewig opened his store on 118 Second Ave around 1899, later moving the store to 105 Water St in 1951.

Scope & Content:

The Adam Ludewig Collection highlights the paper materials of the Adam Ludewig’s Bookstore located on 118 N 2d Ave (Polk City Directory 1914 pg.266). Several materials, within the collection, also show his family and employees throughout his time (the 1900s to 1950s). The collection fits into the archives in that it presents the business’ history and materials stored at the bookstore Ludewig owned for many years. The collection is unique from other

Finding Aid: Adam Ludewig Collection ALC-1

collections in that it provides in-depth primary sources of long-standing downtown business in Alpena.

Acquisition: Donated

Access: Open to research.

Preferred Citation: Adam Ludewig Collection, Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library. Alpena, MI

Related Materials: E.C Spens Collection, Besser Museum of Northeast Michigan, Fletcher Collection, and Matthew McCormack Collection.

Contents:

Box 1

Folder:

1 Adam Ludewig Family, Photo

2 C.N.R. Depot, Port Hope, Photo

3 Correspondence to Adam Ludwig 1953

4 Easter Flowers - Greeting Cards 1889

5 Marina by Rocco Granata - 45 RPM record

6 Merry Christmas - Carrier's Address, Booklet 1888

7 Photo Album - Alpena 1886

8 Scrapbook Sing Page 1886, 1914

-Trinity Church - Christmas - Newspaper Clipping

1886

-Arthur Burton, Aged 16 Dead - Newspaper

Clipping 1914

9 Trinity Church - Confirmation Class, Photo

1927

10 Art Series - Private Greeting Cards: Card Book

1900s

11 McCall Embroidery Book: Magazine

12 Colton's Common School Geography, Book 1875

13 Adam's Bookstore ledger 1908 to 1919

14 Dance Instructor, Arthur Murray 1946

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Finding Aid: Adam Ludewig Collection


The Adam Ludewig Collection highlights the paper materials of the Adam Ludewig’s Bookstore located on 118 N 2d Ave (Polk City Directory 1914 pg.266). Several materials, within the collection, also show his family and employees throughout his time (the 1900s to 1950s). The collection fits into the archives in that it presents the business’ history and materials stored at the bookstore Ludewig owned for many years. The collection is unique from other collections in that it provides in-depth primary sources of a long-standing downtown business in Alpena.