Register of the Ernest Schelling Papers

Finding aid prepared by David Jacobs
Hoover Institution Archives
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Stanford University
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Title: Ernest Schelling papers
Date (inclusive): 1867-1994
Collection Number: 2012C39
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 4 manuscript boxes, 3 oversize boxes (3.6 linear feet)
Abstract: The Ernest Schelling papers largely consist of printed matter, photographs, and memorabilia, much of it relating to Schelling's service as a major in the United States Army during World War I and as an assistant military attaché in Switzerland during and immediately after that war. The papers also contain materials pertaining to Schelling's long career as a classical pianist and conductor, and especially to his friendship with the Polish musician and statesman, Ignace Paderewski. There is some personal correspondence in the collection, as well as correspondence belonging to Lucy Schelling (Ernest Schelling's first wife) and Helen "Peggy" Schelling (his second wife and widow).
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Schelling, Ernest, 1876-1939.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Ernest Schelling papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2012 from the family of Schelling's second wife, Helen "Peggy" Marshall, later Mrs. Janos Scholz.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

Related Archival Materials note

Ernest Schelling collection, International Piano Archives, University of Maryland

Biographical Note

1876 July 26 Born, Belvedere, New Jersey
1888 Began studying piano with Ignace Paderewski
1917 Commissioned as major in the United States Army
1917-1919 Served as assistant military attaché, American Legation, Bern, Switzerland
1924-1939 Conductor, Young People's Concerts of the New York Philharmonic Symphonic Society
1936-1938 Music director, Baltimore Symphony
1939 Died

Scope and Content of Collection

The Ernest Schelling papers largely consist of printed matter, photographs, and memorabilia, much of it relating to Schelling's service as a major in the United States Army during World War I and as an assistant military attaché in Switzerland during and immediately after that war. The papers also contain materials pertaining to Schelling's long career as a classical pianist and conductor, and especially to his friendship with the Polish musician and statesman, Ignace Paderewski. There is some personal correspondence in the collection, as well as correspondence belonging to Lucy Schelling (Ernest Schelling's first wife) and Helen "Peggy" Schelling (his second wife and widow).
The World War I materials in the Schelling papers include copies of American government publications relating to military affairs; clippings; serial issues; and numerous photographs depicting soldiers of the American Expeditionary Forces in action in France and Germany. There are also copies in the collection of proclamations issued by the German military in occupied Belgium. In addition, the papers contain Schelling's translation of one volume of the official German history of World War I.
The Schelling papers contain many photographs of Ignace Paderewski, including ones from Paderewski's childhood. There are also many programs in the collection relating to concert performances by Paderewski.
The Schelling collection contains significant memorabilia, including various awards received by Schelling, as well as his World War I army uniform.

Arrangement Statement

The collection is arranged into 13 series: Biogaphical file; Correspondence; Declassified U.S. government publications; Leaflets; Photographs; Proclamations; Programs; Translation; Helen "Peggy" Schelling correspondence file; Lucy Schelling correspondence; Oversize materials; and Printed matter

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Paderewski, Ignace Jan, 1860-1941.
United States. Army.
World War, 1914-1918--Campaigns.

 

Biographical file, 1904-1937

Box/Folder: 1 : 1

Address book, 1922

Box/Folder: 1 : 2

Letters of appointment as major in the United States Army, 1918-1937

Box/Folder: 1 : 3

Lists of awards and commissions, 1920-1937

Box/Folder: 1 : 4

Passport and visas, 1904-1919

Box/Folder: 1 : 5

Clippings relating to World War I and European politics, 1918

 

Correspondence, 1916-1929

Box/Folder: 1 : 6

Godson, W. F. H., 1927

Box/Folder: 1 : 7

Riaño y Gayangos, Juan, 1916-1917

Box/Folder: 1 : 8

University of Pennsylvania (Edward W. Mumford, Josiah H. Penniman), 1928-1929

 

Declassified U.S. government publications, 1917

Box/Folder: 1 : 9-12

Army War College, 1917

Box/Folder: 1 : 13

U.S. State Department, 1917

Box/Folder: 1 : 14

Leaflets from Germany, Poland, and Switzerland, 1918-1920

 

Photographs, 1867-1941

Box/Folder: 1 : 15

4 prints depicting Ernest Schelling in military uniform, 1920

Box/Folder: 1 : 16

4 prints depicting Ernest Schelling and Allied military attachés in Berne, Switzerland, 1920

Box/Folder: 1 : 17

1 print depicting Ernest Schelling and Allied military attachés in Berne, Switzerland, 1920

Box/Folder: 1 : 18

1 print depicting Ernest Schelling and Ignace Paderewski at ceremony when Schelling was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, 1923

Box/Folder: 1 : 19

1 print depicting Ernest Schelling, 1930

Box/Folder: 1 : 20

6 prints depicting Ernest Schelling and Ignace Paderewski, 1935

Box/Folder: 2 : 1

7 reproductions depicting Ignace Paderewski and his family, 1867-1875

Box/Folder: 2 : 2

1 print and 2 reproductions depicting Ignace Paderewski, 1890-1905

Box/Folder: 2 : 3

11 prints depicting Ignace Paderewski and his family, 1890-1905

Box/Folder: 2 : 4

1 print depicting an artist's sketch of Ignace Paderewski, 1891

Box/Folder: 2 : 5

1 print and 1 reproduction depicting Ignace Paderewski, 1900

Box/Folder: 2 : 6

3 prints and 1 reproduction depicting Ignace Paderewski, 1920

Box/Folder: 2 : 7

1 print depicting a scuplture of Ignace Paderewski, 1923

Box/Folder: 2 : 8

1 print depicting a portrait of Ignace Paderewski, 1930

Box/Folder: 2 : 9

2 prints depicting Ignace Paderewski, 1935

Box/Folder: 2 : 10

6 prints depicting Ignace Paderewski, 1935-1940

Box/Folder: 2 : 11

3 prints depicting Ignace Paderewski and Eleanor Roosevelt, 1941

Box/Folder: 2 : 12

1 print depicting Alfred Paderewski, 1899

Box/Folder: 2 : 13

1 signed print depicting Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, 1936

Box/Folder: 2 : 14

30 prints of U.S. Army Signal Corps photographs depicting American soliders during World War I, 1918

Box/Folder: 2 : 15

29 prints of U.S. Army Signal Corps photographs depicting American soldiers during World War I, 1918

Box/Folder: 2 : 16

2 prints of U.S. Army Signal Corps photographs depicting women volunteers in France, 1918

Box/Folder: 2 : 17

12 prints of U.S. Army Signal Corps photographs depicting Allied military airplanes, 1918

Box/Folder: 2 : 18

3 prints depicting Lieutenant Fletcher, 1918

Box/Folder: 2 : 19

34 prints depicting solidiers of the Swiss army, 1918

Box/Folder: 2 : 20

1 print depicting a collection of weapons and armor belonging to Ernest Schelling, 1930

Box/Folder: 3 : 1

Proclamations issued by the German military in occupied Belgium, 1914-1915

Box/Folder: 3 : 2

Programs relating to concert recitals by Ignace Paderewski, 1915-1942

Box/Folder: 3 : 3-6

Translation by Ernest Schelling of official history of the German army in World War I, Der Weltkrieg 1914 bis 1918, volume II, 1926

Box/Folder: 3 : 7

Helen "Peggy" Schelling correspondence file, 1940-1994

Box/Folder: 3 : 8

Lucy Schelling correspondence file, 1924

 

Oversize materials, 1915-1936

Box/Folder: 4 : 1

Blueprints and description of German trenches, 1915

 

Certificates of awards received by Ernest Schelling, 1919-1934

Box/Folder: 4 : 2

Ordre National de la Légion d?Honneur, 1919

Box/Folder: 4 : 3

Order Odrodzenia Polski, Polonia Restituta, 1925

Box/Folder: 4 : 4

Ordre du Saint-Sépulcre Orthodoxe, 1929

Box/Folder: 4 : 5

Distinguished Service Medal, 1934

Box/Folder: 4 : 6

Credentials as delegate to international theater congress, 1936

Box/Folder: 4 : 7

Letter of appointment from the U.S. Army, 1918

Box/Folder: 4 : 8

Maps of France, Germany, and the United States, 1917-1918

Box/Folder: 4 : 9

Photograph depicting Ernest Schelling at a military ceremony, 1921

Box/Folder: 4 : 10

Poster insert from German newspaper, 1917

Box/Folder: 4 : 11

Proclamations issued by the German army in Belgium and France, 1914-1916

 

Serial issues, 1914-1919

Box/Folder: 4 : 12

Basler Nachrichten, 1917 December 19

Box/Folder: 4 : 13

Berliner Ilustrirte Zeitung, 1917 November 25

Box/Folder: 4 : 14

Der Bund, 1918 November 1-December 19

Box/Folder: 4 : 15

L?Écho de Grèce, 1918 May 23

Box/Folder: 4 : 16

La Feuille, 1918 January 21-April 30

Box/Folder: 4 : 17

Frankfurter Zeitung, 1914 September 15

Box/Folder: 4 : 18

Gazette de Laussanne, 1914 December 13

Box/Folder: 4 : 19

Illustrirte Zeitung, 1917 December 13

Box/Folder: 4 : 20

Impartial Suisse, 1918 December 21-1919 January 4

Box/Folder: 4 : 21

Der Kommunist, 1919 April

Box/Folder: 4 : 22

Lustigen Blätter, No. 37, 1914

Box/Folder: 4 : 23

Nachrichtenblatt für Balten, 1919 March 26-April 3

Box/Folder: 4 : 24

La Nation, 1918 February 24-March 9

Box/Folder: 4 : 25

Neue Zeitung , 1919 February 22

Box/Folder: 4 : 26

Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 1917 December 16

Box/Folder: 4 : 27

Neuer Freier Aargauer, 1917 December 28

Box/Folder: 4 : 28

Schweizer Illustrierte Zeitung, 1918 March 30

Box/Folder: 4 : 29

Stimmen aus dem Osten, 1919 March 19-26

Box/Folder: 4 : 30

La Suisse, 1918 November 9

Box/Folder: 4 : 31

Über Land und Meer, No. 49, 1914

Box/Folder: 4 : 32

Der Welt Spiegel, 1914 September 13

Box/Folder: 4 : 33

Die wirtschaftliche Demobilmachung, 1919 February 8-9

Box/Folder: 4 : 34

Die Woche, 1914 September 12

 

Memorabilia, 1918-1934

Box/Folder: 5 : 1

Framed display of medals awarded to Ernest Schelling, including the Ordre National de la Légion d?Honneur; the Order Odrodzenia Polski, Polonia Restituta; the Ordre du Saint-Sépulcre Orthodoxe; and the Distinguished Service Medal, 1919-1934

Box/Folder: 6 : 1

U.S. Army cap worn by Ernest Schelling, 1918

Box/Folder: 6 : 2

U.S. Army jacket worn by Ernest Schelling, 1918

Box/Folder: 6 : 3

U.S. Army patches, 1918-1920

Box/Folder: 6 : 4-5

U.S. Army pins and insignia, 1918-1920

Box/Folder: 6 : 6

Pair of stirrups, 1918

 

Printed matter, 1911-1928

Box/Folder: 7 : 1

Brochures relating to Ignace Paderewski, 1916-1928

 

Monographs, 1911-1928

Box/Folder: 7 : 2

Infantry Drill Regulations, United States Army, 1911

Box/Folder: 7 : 3

Regulations of the Army of the United States, 1917

Box/Folder: 7 : 4

Géographie des principales puissances du monde, 1918

Box/Folder: 7 : 5

Gore, James Howard, American Legionnaires of France, 1920

 

To Ignace Paderewski, Artist, Patriot, Humanitarian, 1928

 

Pamphlets relating to American and German military policy, 1917

Box/Folder: 7 : 7

General, 1917

Box/Folder: 7 : 8

Army War College, 1917