Mutz Family [RG1253.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG1253.AM:  Mutz Family

Letters: 1876-1941
Size: One folder containing eight letters

BACKGROUND NOTE

Otto Mutz was born in Iowa on October 16, 1855.  He married Ella Russell in 1876 and they would have seven children.  Otto served in the Nebraska Senate from 1897-1899 out of Springview, Nebraska.  He died October 18, 1926, and is buried in Wyuka Cemetery in Lincoln.

Sterling F. Mutz, son of Otto and Ella Mutz, was born March 31, 1888 at Burton, Nebraska.  He married Jessie Clarke, and the couple would have two children.  Sterling worked as a lawyer in Lincoln for most of his life.  He died on February 20, 1966, and is buried in Wyuka Cemetery.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The collection consists of one folder of correspondence sent to Otto, Sterling and Jessie Mutz.  The letters date from 1876-1941 and include letters from Senator George W. Norris and Iowa painter Grant Wood.  The Norris letter discusses his interest in changing the Nebraska Legislature to a one body or Unicameral system.

Note:  The original Grant Wood letters are restricted for preservation.  Researchers are asked to use the reference copies provided.

INVENTORY

Letters, 1876-1941


Subject headings:

Art and artists
Legislative bodies — Nebraska
Mutz, Jessie (Clarke), 1890-1943
Mutz, Otto, 1855-1926
Mutz, Sterling F., 1888-1966
Nebraska — Politics and government
Norris, George William, 1861-1944
Wood, Grant, 1892-1942


TMM     03-14-2018

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