Kurt F. Pantzer collection
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Also includes family papers and photographs, including signed and autographed correspondence from and to Pantzer as a student at Wabash College and Harvard University (1909-1920) (often in German from his parents), and as an army officer serving in Louisville, Kentucky (1917-1919), and letters (1878-1930s) from family members in Germany.
- 1820s-1986, undated
- Pantzer, Kurt F. (Kurt Friedrich) 1892-1979 (Compiler, Person)
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Pantzer attended Wabash College (IN)from 1909-1911 and Harvard University (1911-1920; receiving a degree in Art and earning an SJD in 1920); captain U.S. Infantry (1917-1919); lawyer in New York (1920-1922) and Indianapolis (1922-1979), co-founder and partner in the firm of Barnes, Hickam, Pantzer and Boyd (1940-1975); lecturer, Indiana University School of Law (1955-1966); member, Republican National Finance Committee (1956-1966); finance chairman for Richard Nixon's 1968 Indiana primary campaign; chairman Indiana Republican Finance Committee, and co-founder of the Indianapolis Republican Finance Committee; served on board of directors of numerous companies, including the American States Life Insurance Company; trustee of Tudor Hall School, Indianapolis, and Butler University (IN); active in civic and arts organizations, including the Herron School of Art and the The Art Association of Indianapolis, which changed its name to Indianapolis Museum of Art on 1/1/1970. He published many legal documents and articles on art. He presented many legal seminars and presented a case before the U.S. Supreme Court. He received many honorary degrees, from Tusculum College, Indiana University, Franklin College, the University of Evansville, Rose Hulman Institute, Northwood Institute, and Butler University. Pantzer was a Benjamin Franklin Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He was active in many legal organizations and committees. Pantzer was Life Governor of Associated Colleges of Indiana, Inc.,; President of the Indiana Academy, Inc.; secretary of Indiana Lincoln Foundation; and co-founder of Holcomb Institute for Fundamental Scientific Research of Butler University.
Pantzer was an avid art collector. He amassed a collection of the 19th century English master, Joseph Mallord William Turner and his contemporaries. During the 1970s, he donated his private collection to the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
Pantzer passed away on July 8, 1979 in Indianapolis and is buried with his wife at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis.
Information found within the collection.
30 Cubic Feet (85 manuscript boxes; 4 oversize boxes; 6 oversize folders)
A portion of the Kurt F. Pantzer collection continues to be processed. A box level inventory is available for access to this portion of the collection.
- American Bar Association Committee on Banking and Business Law
- American Bar Association Committee on Retirement Benefits for Lawyers
- Associated Colleges of Indiana
- Brown, Rollo Walter
- Butler University
- Butler University Board of Trustees
- Butler University. Department of Philosophy and Religion
- Butler University. Jordan College of Music
- Capehart, Homer E. (Homer Earl) 1897-1979
- Clowes Memorial Hall for the Performing Arts (Indianapolis, Ind.)
- College fraternities
- Council on Foreign Relations, Incorporated (Indianapolis, Ind.)
- Dickerson, Reed
- Gabrielson, Guy
- Halleck, Charles A. (Charles Abraham), 1900-1986
- Harvard University
- Holcomb Research Institute
- Indiana Lincoln Foundation
- Indiana State Symphony Society
- Indiana Theatre Association
- Indiana. Office of the Governor
- Indianapolis (Ind.)
- Indianapolis Bar Association
- Indianapolis Literary Club
- Indianapolis Museum of Art
- Jones, Alexander E.
- Legal correspondence
- Meeker, Thomas G.
- Meridian Street Foundation (Indianapolis, Ind.)
- Monon (Railroad)
- Moseley, Vincent
- Nuveen, John
- Pantzer, Oscar
- Politics and government
- Republican Citizens Finance Committee of Indiana
- Royall, Kenneth C.
- Societies and clubs
- Taft, Robert A.
- Universities and colleges
- Kurt F. Pantzer collection
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