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Title: Norman Eisenstein Photographs and Papers, 1936-1985
Primary Creator: Norman W. Eisenstein (1917-2012)
Extent: 1.0 cubic feet
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.
Date Acquired: 02/17/2019
Subjects: Band Concerts, Band Department, Band Musicians, Dairy Plants, Dairy Science, Jazz, Photograph Albums, Photographs
Scope and Contents of the Materials
Consists of scrapbook pages containing candid black and white photographs taken by Norman Eisenstein documenting his time as a chemistry student and member of the University of Illinois Concert Band. The photographs include images of the campus' chemistry laboratory and building as well as the University's dairy operation, his faculty instructors, fraternity brothers, members of the Illinois band, A. Austin Harding and Mark Hindsley during band performances and tours, his travels with the Red Maxwell Orchestra throughout the Midwest, and numerious scenes of Illinois commercial dairy companies documenting his professional career after graduating from the university. There are also additional candid color photographs of Eisenstein's family from the late 1970s and 1980s, and personal papers, including travel pamphlets, photo enlarger instructions, and an article from "Chemical and Engineering News."
Norman W. Eisenstein was born January 19, 1917, and attended the University of Illinois between 1935 and 1938. He majored in chemistry and played B-flat clarinet in the University's concert band. He was also a member of the Jewish fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi. After graduation, he worked in dairy science, likely at the Drexel Ice Cream Company, and was a member of the American Dairy Science Association which granted him a life membership in 1984. He was married to Shirley Sidransky for 71 years, and passed away on March 13, 2012 at the age of 95.
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Box and Folder Listing Browse by Box:
- Box 1
- Folder 1: Scrapbook pages, Feb. 1936-Feb. 1937
- Includes interior and exterior shots from Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity housing; trips to Baltimore, Rehoboth Beach, Getttysburg, PA, Ottumwa, IA; and fellow students . Names listed include: F. Sherman, E. Targ, M. Solomon, M. Reingold, M. Fishkin, M. Goodman, A. Levitetz, H. Rubin, W. Gelman, H. Fagel, H. Goltz, S.H. Simon, S. Dry, L. Mirovetz, Chuck Pearson, Jack Rubin, E. Tarrson, B. Hayden, M. Levin, P. Weinraub, W. Eiferman, M. Pahn, H. Schnitz, H. Mazur, M. Garber, E. Weissman, D. Greenman, J. Feldman, M. Kapson, D. Shapiro, T. Maggid, H. Herzon, H. Passman, Elmer, G. Marcus, S. Doppelt, Betty Lou Schultz, Joe Robbins, Sam Cohen, Bart Kerr, Curly Inskip, Tom Ringness, Aubrey Buckman, L. Bober, D. Taibleson, N. Album, H. Latshaw, G. Lewis, Harvey Hirsch, Wally Wormser, S. Barth, M. Raffel, I. Durschlag, S. Fohrman, A. Frishman, Harold "Red" Singer, M. Kowal, I. Ferdinand, and W. Lewin.
- Folder 2: Scrapbook pages, Feb. 1937-May 1937
- Includes pictures of instruments, campus, chemistry lab, trip with Red Maxfield and His Orchestra, 1st Regimental Band, concert band trip to Bloomington. Names listed include: Grose, Shepard, Jack Richardson, F. Sherman, L. Kallis, T. Liss, S. Fohrman, Bob Silverman, Bill Lewin, H. Reingold, E. Lewis, G. Marcus, Abe Parotti, Johnny Trapp, J.R. Greenwell, Prudy, John Brown, Natt Album, Aubrey Lauterstein, Mr. and Mrs. H. Passman, Romine, Julius Sartoris, Percy Grainger, Director Stiven, M. Milligan, Mr. Hindsley, Bainum, Ravelli, Dvorak, R. Barclay, Ed Conovay, A. Austin Harding, Al Lape, Dave Moses, Van Slyke, R. Campbell, H. Norris, E. Deturk, C. Schlutz, Norris, Sanborn, Steimley, Weller, Eckhardt, B.T. Malter, F. Polacek. W. Siegel, H. Schnitz, J. Rubin, L. Bober, H. Goltz, C. Pearson, M. Bogus, K. Britton, G. Donaldson, Metlzer, Richardson, Metcalf, W. Lynes, Ed Dolch, M. Rattner.
- Folder 3: Scrapbook pages, May 1937-Mar. 1938
- Pictures of campus, Chicago, trips with Red Maxfield's Orchestra, Champaign Urbana Waterworks, Kamerer's on Daniel St, Prehn's on Oregon St, Prehn's on Green St, the wrecking of Uni Hall. Names listed include: Elmer, J. Berrent, H. Goltz, L. Bober, L. Kallis, A. Katz, R. Schwimmer, Prudy, Johnny, Hogie, E. Weller, W. Mohlman, K. WIlson, Professor Harding, M. Mercer, A. Britton, Metcalf, Fiorentini, Van Slyke, Gause, Milligan, Greenwell, Levin, Reed, Barclay, F.W. Schooley, Westphal, J. Overman, G. Weisiger, Christophersen, George Milkwick, Abe Parotti, Dick Hartom, George Jares, Deacon Dunn, Bert Julian, Bud LIttle, Pentz, Jim Kell, Dunc Morrison, Dick Orr, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Cathey, J. Sartoris, W. Otey, W. Lee, J. Pyle, J. Sargent, Professor Shawl, D. Smith, C. Bachman, Art Richardson, J. Rubin, J. Levine, S. Pearson, N. Album, J. Meyer, J. White, D. Tjaden, Stevens, Fisher, Miller, Andy Hansen, Turmail, Maffris, Ed Conovay, Bernie Juschinsky, J. Mashman, McGarity, O. Michi, P. Hohenstein, K. Britton, O. Hibbard, B. Blanke.
- Folder 4: Loose photographs, 1943-1980s
- Includes group photos, portraits, outdoor shots, children, work colleagues, laboratory shots, and dairy tour or inspection photos.
- Folder 5: Personal papers, ca. 1936-1985
- Includes hotel booklet, "Touring London" pamphlet, Western Dairy Co. pamphlet, photo enlarger instructions, page from "Chemical and Engineering News" Vol. 32, No. 38, Sept. 20, 1954, and photograph and negative envelopes.