Rentschler's Studio photograph collection, 1889-1969
Using These Materials
- The collection is open without restriction except for the 11 x 14 glass negatives of the football team photos which have been scanned and are available through the Bentley Library Image Bank.
- Rentschler's Studio (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
- Ann Arbor, Michigan photographic studio. Collection includes selected copy prints, and glass and film negatives relating to University of Michigan athletics, both photos of individual athletes and of team groupings; also photos of various faculty and University administrators and log books of photos.
600 negatives (in 8 boxes)
- Call Number:
- 9097 UBB.2 2
- Finding aid created by Christopher Leonard
- Scope and Content:
The Rentschler Studios collection is made up of nearly 625 negatives and 275 copy prints. It comprises five linear feet and is stored in seven boxes, four large and three small. The collection also includes the studio's log books of photos. The photographs span the years from 1889 to 1969. Although the Rentschlers operated a private studio, over two-thirds of the portraits are of persons directly affiliated with the University of Michigan. The two largest categories of portraits are: 1) faculty and administrators and 2) athletes, teams, and coaches. There are also portraits of students, clergy, businessmen, city officials, and others.
The collection is divided into three series, Negatives, Prints, and Log Books. Glass and film negatives comprise the vast majority of the collection and are arranged into four subseries: Numerical; Team Portraits; Miscellaneous; and Football Team Portraits, 1896-1942. The smaller series - Prints - is located in Box 4 and is arranged into two subseries: Athletics and Portraits.
- Biographical / Historical:
Born in Ann Arbor in 1868, J. Fred Rentschler became the city's most respected portrait photographer. After serving as an apprentice at the Gibson studios, Rentschler opened his own studio in 1890. He operated Rentschler's Studios until his death in 1940. At that time, his son Edwin D. Rentschler took over the business. When Edwin died in 1971, the studio soon ceased operation under the Rentschler name.
- Acquisition Information:
- The collection was given to the library in 1983 by Lois Rentschler (Donor No. 6950) and Herbert Pfabe, Sr (Donor No. 5377)
No further additions to the collection expected.
- Rules or Conventions:
- Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)
- Additional Descriptive Data:
To help locate photographs quickly, the three following indexes have been prepared. They are: 1) Athletes and Coaches Index, 2) Faculty and Administrators Index and 3) Miscellaneous Index. The first two indices include only the names of persons who clearly fall into these categories. Therefore, if one is looking for a particular athlete or professor, it would be advisable to also consult the Miscellaneous Index. A negative number beside the name indicates the availability of a negative. The location is determined by the number. Numbers 05010-29999 are in Box 1, numbers 30000-57999 in Box 2, numbers 58000-84999 and U001-U010 in Box 3. If the word “print” follows the entry, the image is available on a print. These are located in Box 4 in the folder labeled “Portraits, identified, A-Z.”
Athletes and Coaches Index
Athlete/Coach Negative Number Allerdice, David Way 19712, 83470 (copy) Austin, Thomas D. 57453 Baird, Charles 07020, 07893(2) Baird, Charles and Fitzpatrick, Keene 13397 Bernard, Charles 60947 Benbrook, Albert W. 57610 Blott, Jack 42423, 42425 Blott, Jack L. 72952 Brown 43420 Cachey, Ted 79856 Caithamel, George (Ceithamel) 66055 Chappuis, Bob 74422 Cochrane, William 26923, 83470 (copy) Conklin, Fred 22183, 83470 (copy) Craig, James 25477, na 9392 print Cress, Earl 80524 Crisler, Herbert O. "Fritz" (coach) 75895, 82009, 84652(2) Culver, Frank U-004 Cunningham, William 64820 (copy) Curtis, John Spencer 12383, 83470 (copy) Daley, Bill 73287 Dunne, Jerome 37376, 83470 (copy) Elliott, Coach (Bump) 82289(2) Evashevski, Forest. 63156 Fay, Stan 54448 Fitzpatrick, Keene 9847 Fitzpatrick, Keene with Baird, Charles 13397 Franks, Julius F. 67571 Friedman, Benny 45238, 83470 (copy) Goebel, Paul 57610 Goetz, Angus G. 35240, 83470 (copy) Graver, Herbert 09587a Green, Merritt 78172 Gregory, George W. 09570(2), 10935(2) Gregory, George W. with Heston, W.M. 09587, 12235 Hahn, Archie (track) 10690(2) Hammond, Tom 12193 Harmon, Tom 63026(2) Heikkinen, Ralph 61877 Herrnstein, Abert E. 07001, 09328 Heston, Willie 09571(2), 09587, 12234(2) Heston, Willie w/Gregory, George 09587, 12235 Heston, Willie w/Yost, Fielding H. 13703 Heyliger, Vic (hockey coach) 81220 Hilkene, Bruce 74042 Hollway, Robert 74000 Hubbard, William DeHart. (track) 42178, na 9664 Hudson, Roy. 52478, 83470 (copy) Janke, Fred C. 61255 Jones, Paul 12203 Kipke, Harry C. 40887, 60123 - na 13,744 Kodros, Archie J. 62364 Kramer, Ron 80259 Lawton, George 19725 Little, George (football coach) 40571 McCoy, Ernie B. ? McGoffin, Paul P. 13672, 83470 (copy) McGugin, Dan 09564 (2) Maddock, Joseph 10950 Mann, Matthew (swimming coach) 61007 Maulbetsch, John F. 29493, 83470 (copy) Meads, Ed 80350 Meentz, Tom 80820 Miller, Wayne (?) (wrestling) 83970 Morrison, Maynard D. 53623 Newman, Harry 57609 Norcross, Fred S. 12194, 12433 Oosterbaan, Bennie G. 46638, 76561 Orwig, Bill (coach) 79653 Orwig, Jim 81488 O'Shaughnessy, Richard 79059 Pace, James 80451 Patanelli, Mathew 58739, 83470 (copy) Paterson, George 25034, 83470 (copy) Perry, Lowell U-002 Petoskey, Fred U-003 Pommerening, Otto P. 49318 Ponsetto, Joe. (in naval uniform) 72878 Pregulman, Mervin 70412 Putich, Bill 77336 Raynsford, Janes W. 27408, 83470 (copy) Redden, Curtis 07003, 10912 Renner, Art 73283 Renner, Bill 57517 Rifenberg, Dick 75513(2) Rinaldi, Joe 60174 Rich, George 47496 Rose, Ralph Warwick (track) 12955(2) Schulte, Henry 13642 Schulz, Adolph "Germany" 13664(2) Simrall, James 83470 (copy) Slaughter, Edliff 43583, na 9391 print Smith, Cedric C. 30802, 83470 (copy) Snow, Neil (baseball) 07655 Snow, Neil (football) 07004 Snow, Neil (track) 09169(2) Steger, Herb 43406, 83470 (copy) Steketee, Frank 57609 (copy) Sweeley, Everett M. 07007 Thompson, George C. 22368, 83470 (copy) Tomasi, Dominic 74819 Truskowski, Joseph E. 49697 Vick, Ernie (baseball) 57609 (2 copies) Uteritz, Irwin C. (baseball) 39528 Wahl, Robert (Al) 76157 Walker, Art 80531 Webber, Wally .J. (coach) 64932 Weber, Wally (coach) 80429 Weeks, Harrison "Boss". 07010(2), 12209(2) Wells, Stanfield 19726(2), na 9393 print Westfall, Bob 64935(2) White, Hugh. 07008 White, Paul 67612 Wieman, Elton E. 37063(2), 46558, 83470 (copy) Wiese, Bob 71012 Williams, J.B. 54197 Wistert, Albert 67505 Wistert, Alvin 5511 Wistert, Francis U-005, na 9390, print Yost, Fielding Harris 07538, 12442(2), 19775, 37203(2), 40925, 63713(2) Yost, F.H. w/Heston, W.M. 13703 Yost, F.H. with others 11137-11138 Foot Captains (Hugh White, Neil Snow, Boss Weeks) 09626 Football, Beta members, 1967 84423 Ferry Field (1905, UM-Wisconsin game) 76542 (copy) Pre-Rose Bowl training, 1947 84808 (copy) Wolverines in California for first Rose Bowl game U-001 (copy)Football Senior Portraits (2.75x3.75 b/w white prints, located in box 4)
- Bayster, Berline, Byers, Dayton, D'Eramo, Doty, Goss, Hanna, Heffelinger, Hollis, Johnson, Knapp, Landsittel, Mair, Morgan, Muir, Nowak, O'Donnell, Porter, Pullen, Rosema, Salmi, Sharpe, Sieber, Spencer, Thomas, Yednak
- Adam, Baumgartner, Brown, Frysinger, Hartman, Hoey, Hribal, Humphries, Jobe, Johnson, Ron; Kietg, Kramer, Kunsa, Miklos, Nelson, Penksa, Phillips, Radigan, Reynolds, Salt, Sipp, Stincic, Tackett, Wedge, Wilhite, Williamson, Yanz
- Barnes, Bolduc, Brown, r., Craw, Doane, Drehmann, Federico, Gabler, Goodman, Hall, Harris, Healy, Kenney, Lukz, Mandich, Marley, Monthei, Mouch, Pierson, Pniewski, Prusiecki, Sansom, Sarantos, Seymour, Sorenson, Wall, Weinmann, Werner, White, Wooley
- Abrahams, Baldwin, Berotti, Betts, Catallo, Denzin, Dierdorf, Dutcher, Falkenhagen, Farabee, Flanagan, Francis, Al; Harrison, Hill, Henry; Huff, Imsland, Kitzmiller, Kohn, McCaffrey, McCoy, Mandler, Moore, Newell, Perkins, Ritley, Sample, Sams, Schleffler, Sirosky, Staroba, Titas, Wilhite
- Beckman, Betts, Branstatter, Carpenter, Curtis, Darden, Elliott, Grambau, Gusich, Hall, Huiskens, Jones, Keller, McKenzie, Mandich, Murdock, Seyferth, Shaw, Taylor, Bill; Taylor, Mike; Wadhams, Zucarelli, Zuganelis
Index to Faculty and Staff
Faculty - Staff Member Negative Number Alt, Glenn L. 51001 Angell, James Burrill 05010(4) Bailey, Benjamin Franklin 52905 Barker, Paul S. 53919 Bates, Henry M. 54146 Beal, Junius (in Knights Templar attire?) 08943 Belser, Martin Luther 07820 Bigelow, Melville Madison 09166 Bonisteel, M.F. 49881 Bonisteel, Roscoe prints (2) Bursley, Philip Everette 51536 Burton, Marion LeRoy 37980 Coller, Frederick A. 53960 Cooley, Mortimer Elwyn 05070, 51570, 51576 Cooley, M.E. with dog 05070a, 05070b Copeland, Royal S. 08286, 09654 (3) Decker, Arthur J. w/Hoad, W. 81700 Dennison, Charles Simeon 16987 Dock, George 05080(2), 14447 Drake, Joseph Horace 12297, 51530 Eich, Louis Michael 52791 Glover, James Waterman 51400 Haight, Cameron 81345, print Hall, Louis Phillips 06020 Hatcher, Harlan 78886, 78924, print Herdman, William James 06000 Hewlett, Albion Walter 19566 Hoad, William C. w/Decker, A.J. 81700 Hobbs, William H. Hodges, Fred J. 53481? Hoff, Nelville Soule 06015 Hussey, William Joseph 41021 Hutchins, Harry Burns 35976 Jellinek, Jerome Kauper, Paul G. ? Knowlton, Jerome Cyril 06050 Lloyd, Alfred Henry 34285 Lombard, Warren Plimpton 07015 Lynds, James Gifford 06060 McCotter, Rollo Eugene 53948 McCoy, Lester prints(2) Maxwell, James H. 53907 Myers, George Edmond 51551 O'Neill, J.M. 48164 O'Neill, J.N. 46392 Pattengill, Albert Henderson 06082 Randall, Willett F. 54069 Ransom, Henry K. 53868 Ruthven, Alexander G. 44455, 49530 Slocum, George 39287 Smith, Shirley 39543 Stanley, Albert Augustus 13251 Trueblood, Thomas C. 51447 Vaughan, Victor Clarence 11859, 37947 Warthin, Alfred Scott 06096(2), 34387 Wenley, Robert Mark 06094(2) Whitman, Elmer L. 76720 Wilson, Frank N. 70547 Young, Leigh J. 71999
Index to Miscellaneous Individuals
Individual Negative Number Alexander, Dr. J. 50547 Ames, H.T. Andres 51218 Arrey Bach, Anna Botsford 13579 Bandemer, William E. Bottum, Eddie and dog 78021 Bowman, Rev. W.F. 36395 Bradley, Russel 81703 Brauer, Carl, Jr. Brown, Mayor W.E. 81340 na 9069 Burke, Dr. Burke, Louis E. Bury, Al 54860 Conklin Covey, M. 08933 Covly, C.H. 36658 Davis, Prof. B.J. 07455 Deborr, Richard (navy uniform) 78886 Delker, F.J.D. 81701 Del Toro, J. 51562 Dewey, Thomas (student photo) 38962 (2) Dicken, C.D. 56413 Dumond, Caryl 78029 Eidson, Duane 77079 Fairbanks, A. 51031 Flemming, Rev. 05086 Fohey, Chief (fire department) 56174 Forshee, Jane ? Forsythe, Dr. W.E. 48127, 51189 Frisinger, H.L. Frutig, Ed 62515 Godfrey 05090 Goldstein, David 78016 Green, Merritt 78172 Gross, Herman F. prints (3) Gustine, Dick Gustine, N. Harriman, Judge 05095 Hemp, J.L., Sr. Henderson, Charles R. 76562(2) Hill, C. Hill, Clara 77039 Hiscock, E.D. 08923 Kalorisdian, Al (copy neg. of old photos) 74610 Kelly, Rev. E.D. 21415 Kempf, R.H. 07492 (2) Klingmann, Dr. T. 06048 Lucas, Ed (alderman) 52164 Lutzy, Dr. 06098 Mayerson prints (2) Mickel, Frank 52639 Miller, R. 56118 Nancrede, Dr. 07016 Newman, Rev. 06078 (2) Nouri, Jay 78017 Novey, F. 46526 Parker, Dr. W.R. 36483 Parnall, Dr. J.C. 76526 Peek, Monsignor G.W. 80868 (2) Peterson, R.P. 46600 Ponsetto, J. 72878 Pray, J.G. 45483 Prevost, W.E. (baby) 78023 Proud, P. (Ann Arbor Club) 57138 Radas Randall, H.M. Reichart, R. 46457 Reichert, R. 66306 Reichert, V.G. 54021 Rentschler 82691 Rentschler, J. Fred 50000 (2) Rentschler, Mrs. Ed 82000 Sawyer Schaible, Miss 46055 Schlanderer, P. 70901 Seeley, M.G. Seely, R. 09841 Sehdible, R.G. 77037 Slaek, E.J. 39046 Springer, W.D. 44069 (2) Staebler, Ed 52753 Staebler, Neil Steeb, William G. 77331 von Rague, Rev. H.S. 73375 Waigler, Prof. R. 70935 Warner Wild, G.H. 07258 Wines 35505 Winkler, Dr. H.G. 70000 Withrow Zimmerman Zion Lutheran Church ministers 80497
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Dewey, Thomas E. (Thomas Edmund), 1902-1971.
Rentschler, Edwin D., 1900-1971.
Rentschler, J. Fred, 1869-1940.
Using These Materials
The collection is open without restriction except for the 11 x 14 glass negatives of the football team photos which have been scanned and are available through the Bentley Library Image Bank.
- USE & PERMISSIONS:
Copyright is held by the Regents of the University of Michigan but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright is not held. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials.
- PREFERRED CITATION:
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