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

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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


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[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 9: Oversized MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Photograph - Meeting of the North Side Optimist Club held in the office of Mayor Kaufmann, September 23, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Photograph - Kaufmann with 4 returned nurses captured by the Japanese and held prisoner during World War II, March 9, 1945 (2 items)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Photograph - Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz signing for the US during the Japanese surrender aboard the USS Missouri, September 2, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Photograph - Kaufmann with Robert E. Hannegan, Phil M. Donnelly, and Sam Breadon at St. Louis Cardinals opening day, circa 1945-1947Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Photograph - Kaufmann with Lyndon Johnson, February 16, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Photograph - Portrait of Kaufmann, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Photograph - Portrait of Kaufmann, no dateAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Award - United States Treasury Department, War Finance Program citation, April 19, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Award  - Correspondence relating to Conference of the American Legion Post of St. Louis award, October 23, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Award - City of St. Louis Commission as Mayor, November 7, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Award - City of St. Louis Commission as Mayor, December 1, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Award - Miami Chamber of Commerce Honorary Life Membership, January 1, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Award - City of St. Louis Commission as Mayor, April 3, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Award - Certificate of Appreciation by the Citizen Committee of Greater St. Louis, April 7, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Award - State of Missouri, Commissioner of the Bi-State Development Agency certificate, November 10, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Award - State of Missouri, Member of the State Commission of Resources and Development, Department of Business and Administration certificate, October 27, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Award - State of Missouri, Member of the State Commission of Resources and Development, Department of Business and Administration certificate, October 10, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Award - State of Missouri, Member of the State Commission of Resources and Development, Department of Business and Administration certificate, November 18, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Award - City of St. Louis, Member of Municipal Business Development Commission, April 6, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Program - Presentation of Portrait to Missouri Historical Society, no dateAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Program - The Bar Association of St. Louis Bicentennial Program I, no dateAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Political Cartoon - "Mayor to Use Glasses, 'To See Between Lines'" by William Sandeson, August 27, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Political Cartoon - "Mayor Urges Study of Latin" by William Sandeson, no dateAdd 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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