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Louis E. Alewel Collection


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Good Father Hogan



From Bessie Boughs

The Gatekeeper

The Goat

Hobo Life


Home Sweet Home

Jack Frost

Missouri Country Life

Monkey Business

Mother's Darlings

One Man's Family


"Now Santa wakes to shake the snow..."

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Louis E. Alewel Collection, 1939 | MS Manuscripts

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Title: Louis E. Alewel Collection, 1939Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1939

ID: MS/VMF/vmf002

Primary Creator: Alewel, Louis E. (1878-1955)

Extent: 16.0 Items

Date Acquired: 01/07/1958

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Poetry drafts by Alewel.

Collection Historical 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.

Administrative Information

Repository: MS Manuscripts

Access Restrictions: Open

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Source: Gift of Louis Alewel's daughter

Preferred Citation: Name of the Collection, Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections

Processing Information: Processed May, 1969.

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[Item 1: Good Father Hogan, 1939: February 10],
[Item 2: Camouflage, no date],
[Item 3: Discontent, no date],
[Item 4: From Bessie Boughs, no date],
[Item 5: The Gatekeeper, no date],
[Item 6: The Goat, no date],
[Item 7: Hobo Life, no date],
[Item 8: Hogs, no date],
[Item 9: Home Sweet Home, no date],
[Item 10: Jack Frost, no date],
[Item 11: Missouri Country Life, no date],
[Item 12: Monkey Business, no date],
[Item 13: Mother's Darlings, no date],
[Item 14: One Man's Family, no date],
[Item 15: Puppy-hood, no date],
[Item 16: "Now Santa wakes to shake the snow...", no date],

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