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City of St. Louis, Office of the Mayor: Aloys P. Kaufmann Records (WUA00108)

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Scope and Contents

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Pre-Mayoral Material (arranged chronologically)

General Office Files (arranged chronologically)

Speeches (arranged chronologically)

Appointment Books (arranged chronologically)

Photographs (arranged chronologically)

Scrapbooks

Personal Correspondence (arranged chronologically)

Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis (arranged chronologically)

Oversized Materials



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City of St. Louis, Office of the Mayor: Aloys P. Kaufmann Records (WUA00108), 1936-1966 | WUA University Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: City of St. Louis, Office of the Mayor: Aloys P. Kaufmann Records (WUA00108), 1936-1966Add to your cart.

ID: WUA/06/wua00108

Primary Creator: Kaufmann, Aloys P. (1902-1984)

Other Creators: Office of the Mayor - City of St. Louis, Missouri

Extent: 15.0 Linear Feet

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection is divided into nine series as follows:

Series 01: Pre-Mayorial Material – The Pre-Mayoral material in the collection consists of November 1942 election information, Mr. Kaufmann’s correspondence as President of the Board of Aldermen and some speeches delivered by Kaufmann as President of the Board of Aldermen. The speeches are kept in a general speech file (Series 03). (arranged chronologically)

Series 02: General Office Files  (arranged chronologically)

Series 03: Speeches  (arranged chronologically)

Series 04: Appointment Books  (arranged chronologically)

Series 05: Photographs  (arranged chronologically)

Series 06: Scrapbooks  [not on shelf as of 02/28/2007]

Series 07: Personal Correspondence  (arranged chronologically)

Series 08: Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis  (arranged chronologically)

Series 09: Oversized Materials

Collection Historical Note

Aloys P. Kaufmann was born in St. Louis in 1903. He began his political career in 1936 when he became head of the Republican Party City Central Committee. In April 1943 he became President of the Board of Alderman and later that year he succeeded to the office of Mayor upon the death of Mayor Becker. In November 1944, Kaufmann was elected to serve out the unexpired term of Mayor Becker and in 1945 he was re-elected to a full four-year term by a two-to-one majority. In 1949, Kaufmann chose not to run again and entered private law practice. In 1954 he became President of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis. Kaufmann also served as Bi-State Development Commissioner, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the city’s Urban Redevelopment Corporation, and Director of the St. Louis Human Development Corporation. Kaufman died in St. Louis on February 12, 1984.

Kaufmann helped draw up the $43 million bond issue proposal that was approved by the voters August 1, 1944 which, among other things, provided for the expansion of Lambert Field Municipal Airport from 350 to 1400 acres. The first St. Louis Earnings Tax Ordinance was passed in 1946, but was declared unconstitutional by the Missouri Supreme Court. Later, in 1948, a second Earnings Tax Ordinance was passed after the Missouri Legislature had passed an Enabling Act.

Administrative Information

Repository: WUA University Archives

Accruals: There are no accruals.

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 Method: This material was donated to the University Archives by Aloys P. Kaufmann on October 14, 1968.

Preferred Citation: [Item description]. From the [collection title, series, box, folder]. University Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

Processing Information: Processd by Antonio Rodriguez in February 2007.

Finding Aid Revision History: This finding aid was entered into Archon by Hannah Barg in June 2012.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Pre-Mayoral Material (arranged chronologically)],
[Series 2: General Office Files (arranged chronologically)],
[Series 3: Speeches (arranged chronologically)],
[Series 4: Appointment Books (arranged chronologically)],
[Series 5: Photographs (arranged chronologically)],
[Series 6: Scrapbooks],
[Series 7: Personal Correspondence (arranged chronologically)],
[Series 8: Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis (arranged chronologically)],
[Series 9: Oversized Materials],
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Series 2: General Office Files (arranged chronologically)Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Aviation - Regional and Local, 1944 - 945Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Answers to congratulations, Aug. 1-6, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Answers to congratulations, Aug. 7-10, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Answers to congratulations, Aug. 11-31, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Answers to congratulations, Sept. 1943 - Dec. 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Awards for Service - Kaufmann's commendations to St. Louis citizens, 1944 - 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Board of Alderman - general correspondence, 1943 - 1949Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Board of Alderman - speeches and correspondence re: nomination as Mayor, 1943 - 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Board of Police Commissioners - Mayor's appearance before Board re: pay increase, 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Business and Industry - Addresses to various business associations, 1943 - 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Campaign, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Campaign, Spring 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Campaign - contributions, 1944Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Campaign - contributions, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Campaign - contributors - replies to letters, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Campaign - election (folder 1 of 2), 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Campaign - election (folder 2 of 2), 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Campaign - election, 1945Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Campaign - report on progress, Apr. 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Campaign Talks, Sept.-Nov. 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Campaign Talks, Nov. 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Campaign Talks, Feb. - Mar. 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Campaign Talks, Oct. - Nov. 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Campaign Talks, Oct. - Nov. 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Campaign Talks, Apr. 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Campaign - thanks for contributions, 1945Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Chambers of Commerce - Annual dinners and civic events, 1943 - 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Charity Drives, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 3: City Planning, 1946 - 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Citizen Committees - Civic Problem and Civic ProgramsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: (addresses by Kaufman), 1943  - 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Civilian Defense, 1944, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Complimentary Letter File, 1936 - 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Conferences of Mayors - addresses, 1943 - 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Congratulatory Cards (election), 1944Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Congratulatory Letters (election), Apr. 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Congratulatory Letters (election), Aug. - Nov. 10, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Congratulatory Letters (election), Nov. 11 - 15, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Congratulatory Letters (election), Nov. 16, 1944 - Jan. 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Congratulatory Letters (election), Mar. 30 - Apr. 4, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Congratulatory Letters (election), Apr. 5 - Oct. 1945Add to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Congratulatory Letters (election), Apr. 11-23, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Congratulatory Cards (election), Apr. 24 - May 31, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Cultural Activities - Addresses given at meetings of various arts organizations, 1944 - 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Denver Trip (for meeting of the Municipal Finance Officers Association of the US and Canada), 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Farewell Letters (folder 1 of 2), Apr. 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Farewell Letters (folder 2 of 2), Apr. 1949Add to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Foreign Born and Americanization Groups - addresses by Kaufmann, 1944 - 1946, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Fraternity Groups - addresses by Kaufmann, 1944 - 1946, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Graduating Exercises, Public and Special Schools - addresses by Kaufmann, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Association - address to meeting and jury reception, 1943 - 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Labor Unions - addresses by Kaufmann, 1946 - 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Lambert Field, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Lambert Field - Army, Navy, Curtis-Wright Building, Jan. - Feb. 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Lambert Field - Army, Navy, Curtis-Wright Building, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Lambert Field - Army, Navy, Curtis-Wright Building - addresses, copy of runway pattern, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Law Department, 1944 - 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Letters to newspapers, 1946 - 1949Add to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Mayor's Office File, 1942 - Apr. 28, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Mayor's Office File, May - Aug. 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Mayor's Office File, Sept. 1945 - Jan. 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Mayor's Office File, Feb. 1948 - Apr. 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Mayor's Office File, Apr. 8-30, 1949Add to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Milwaukee Trip (for city's 100th birthday celebration), 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 2: New Orleans/Yucatan, Mexico Trip (folder 1 of 2), 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 3: New Orleans/Yucatan, Mexico Trip (folder 2 of 2), 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Patriotic Events - addresses at dedications of war memorials, etc., 1943 - 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Pensacola Trip (visit to U.S. Naval Air Station), 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Portrait - list of donors, program of presentation ceremony at Missouri Historical Society, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Portraits - William Becker, Henry Kiel, Homer Philips - addresses at dedication ceremonies, 1945 - 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Press Releases, Aug 1943 - 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Press Releases, 1945Add to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Press Releases, 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Press Releases, 1948  - 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Primary Election, Apr. 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Race Relations, 1943 - 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Radio Talks, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Radio Talks, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Radio Talks, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Radio Talks, 1946Add to your cart.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Radio Talks, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Radio Talks, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Rallies, reunions - addresses, 1944 - 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Real Estate Board - Annual Installations - addresses, 1945 - 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Service Clubs (St. Louis Rotary Club, St. Louis Traffic Club, etc.) - addresses, 1943 - 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 6: St. Louis Week - Municipal exhibits, Chamber of Commerce Dinner, open house, 1946 - 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Strikes - various, 1944 - 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Strikes - various, 1947 - 1948 (folder 1 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Strikes - various, 1947 - 1948 (folder 2 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Testimonials - addresses by Kaufman at various testimonial dinners, 1943 - 1949, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Testimonial Dinner for Mayor Kaufmann - invitations, Apr. 7, 1949Add to your cart.
Box 13Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Testimonial Dinner for Mayor Kaufmann - letters of commendation, 1943  - 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Testimonial Dinner for Mayor Kaufmann - ticket correspondence, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Venezuela Trip, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Veterans - addresses to various veterans organizations, 1943 - 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 5: War Bond Drives - addresses, 1943 - 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Welcoming Talks, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Welcoming Talks, 1944Add to your cart.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Welcoming Talks, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Welcoming Talks, 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Welcoming Talks, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Welcoming Talks, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Women's Groups - addresses to League of Women Voters, 1943 - 1948Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Pre-Mayoral Material (arranged chronologically)],
[Series 2: General Office Files (arranged chronologically)],
[Series 3: Speeches (arranged chronologically)],
[Series 4: Appointment Books (arranged chronologically)],
[Series 5: Photographs (arranged chronologically)],
[Series 6: Scrapbooks],
[Series 7: Personal Correspondence (arranged chronologically)],
[Series 8: Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis (arranged chronologically)],
[Series 9: Oversized Materials],
[All]


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