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Guide to the Everett and Evelyn Ortner papers and photographs ARC.306

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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on July 02, 2019
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Last updated by John Zarrillo Revised by Maggie Schreiner to include link to digitized AV material.  , May 2017 , July 2019

Container List

Series 2: Everett H. Ortner personal papers, 1873, circa 1932-2007

Scope and Contents

The series contains files documenting the early life, education, military career, and professional career of Everett H. Ortner (EHO), dating from 1873 to 2007. Additional files on EHO's personal life can be found in Series 3: EHO and EGO personal.

Arrangement

The series is organized into four sub-series:

Sub-series 2.1: EHO school and childhood papers

Sub-series 2.2: Army

Sub-series 2.3: Popular Science

Sub-series 2.4: Ortner family and genealogy

Sub-series 2.1: EHO school and childhood papers, circa 1932-2006. 5.7 Linear Feet in eight folders, two flat boxes, and one small box

Scope and Contents

The sub-series documents EHO's childhood and his education at James Madison High School, Jamaica High School, and the University of Arkansas, dating from circa 1932 to 2006. It contains yearbooks, course work, ephemera, correspondence, and memorabilia. It includes one letter from Bill Clinton congratulating the 2006 Distinguished Alumni of J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences (University of Arkansas).

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 12 Folder : 2 EHO bar mitzvah speech and school memorabilia

General

Includes college photographic identification booklets

circa 1932-1938
Box: 76 Folder : - EHO elementary school completion certificate

General

Oversize

1931
Box: 12 Folder : 3 Jamaica High School Senior Yearbook
1935
Box: 12 Folder : 4 EHO college papers
circa 1936-1939
Box: 12 Folder : 5 University of Arkansas correspondence
1937-1938
Box: 12 Folder : 6-7 University of Arkansas Razorback (two yearbooks)
1938-1939
Box: 76 Folder : - University of Arkansas diploma

General

Oversize

1939
Box: 13 Folder : 1 James Madison High School - Class of 1935 - 60th reunion
1995
Box: 77 Folder : - James Madison High School - Class of 1935 - 60th reunion tote bag
1995
Box: 13 Folder : 2 University of Arkansas

General

Includes letter from Bill Clinton

2006
Box: 70 Item : - J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumnus award statue (University of Arkansas)
2006

Sub-series 2.2: Army, 1941-2003. 4.6 Linear Feet in nine folders, three oversize folders, and one small box

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

The sub-series documents EHO's career in the United States Army, including his training at Fort Benning, service in World War II, his time as a prisoner of war in Germany, and his post-war service. It includes Army memoranda and special orders, reports, publications, correspondence (both military and personal), photographs, financial records, certificates, memorabilia (including his Bronze Star Medal), and ephemera, dating from 1941 to 2003. It also includes a report on his war experience written by a student.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Army - World War 2 mementos

General

Includes Army patches, dog tags, and European coins and paper money

1940s
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Army - World War 2
1941-1945
Box: 75 Folder : - OCS 216, Fort Benning, Georgia group photograph and EHO cropped image

General

Oversize

1943, circa 2000s
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Army records
1943-1946
Box: 6 Folder : 8 Army - POW mementos

General

Includes EHO's identification card, messages to family, postcards, menus from S.S. Argentina, and a photograph of a woman

1944-1946
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Army - Claims, POW stuff, and GI schooling
1942-1952
Box: 72 Folder : - Bronze Star Medal certificate

General

Oversize

1948
Box: 69 Item : - Bronze Star Medal, service ribbon pin, and leather case

General

Possibly a replacement medal from circa 1970s-2000s

circa 1948
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Army - Post-war

General

Includes photograph of EHO at Fort Devens, Massachusetts (1960)

1956-2003
Box: 72 Folder : - Army promotions

General

Oversize

1960-1984
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Retirement Dinner in Honor of Colonel Leonard T. Scully

General

Includes poem by EHO

1965
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Lucky Strike and Army - "My Stamp Album" - EHO WWII
2000s
Box: 7 Folder : 5 "Everett Ortner's World War Two Experiences" by Samantha Lindenauer
circa 2003

Sub-series 2.3: Popular Science, 1873, 1959-1983. 0.3 Linear Feet in ten folders

Scope and Contents

The sub-series contains material relating to EHO's career as an editor and writer for Popular Science. It includes typescripts, photographs, correspondence, research files, clippings, and magazines, primarily dating from 1959 to 1983. It also includes an issue of  The Popular Science Monthly from February 1873.

Appraisal

Arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 6 The Popular Science Monthly
1873
Box: 7 Folder : 7 Chamonix with EGO

General

Contains letter, corrected typescript of articles, and photographs

1959
Box: 7 Folder : 8 Popular Science test car photographs
1960s
Box: 7 Folder : 9 Philippines Department of Trade - Photographs of EHO meeting
circa 1960s-1970s
Box: 7 Folder : 10 Popular Science article on St. Peter's tomb - Typescripts and research

General

Includes photographs and programs for the dedication of the Apostolic Faith Mission (265 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn)

1961-1968
Box: 7 Folder : 11 Popular Science "Any Dope Could Drive a Model T" by EHO clippings and negative
1963
Box: 7 Folder : 12 Popular Science - Wernher von Braun typescript
1963
Box: 7 Folder : 13 Popular Science note
1978
Box: 7 Folder : 14 Popular Science magazines
1980, 1983
Box: 7 Folder : 15 Popular Science spring poetry contest
1981

Sub-series 2.4: Ortner family and genealogy, 1953-2007. 0.2 Linear Feet in five folders

Scope and Contents

The sub-series contains files relating to EHO's family, especially his mother, Anna E. Ortner. It includes genealogical records, ephemera, and correspondence, dating from 1953 to 2007.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 16 Poem from EHO to mother
1953
Box: 7 Folder : 17 Ortner genealogy
1994-2007
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Anne E. Ortner (EHO's mother)

General

Includes passport, death certificate, obituary, 1964 Worlds Fair tickets, The Green Point Savings Bank ephemera, and condolences

1963-1999
Box: 8 Folder : 2 Harry Buegelesisen (EHO's uncle)

General

Includes last will and testament

1982
Box: 8 Folder : 3 Sherry Ortner
2004

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