Ida Blum (1889-1980) wrote and collected material about Nauvoo and the surrounding area.
Ida Kuhn was born September 2, 1889 in Nauvoo, Illinois. Her mother passed away when she was only seven years old. Her family was Lutheran, and her new stepmother, who her father married a year after Ida's mother died, was Catholic. Ida was forced to quit school after two years of high school--her stepmother apprenticed her to a Catholic dressmaker--but she continued to read. She married Carl J. Blum on June 11, 1913. Her husband owned a store, called "Blum, Bechteld and Blum" for forty three years. Ida and Carl had two children: Arlette, born July 14, 1914, and Carl Jr., born August 1, 1916. Ida's husband Carl passed away on December 22, 1958. Ida Blum was an expert on Nauvoo's history. She wrote articles about the Mormons, Icarians (French Economic Unitarians), Germans and Swiss who lived in Nauvoo. She passed away around 1980.
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Collection includes 405 photographs and one daguerreotype of Nauvoo, Illinois. Includes images of buildings, as well as photographic reproductions of paintings. Original images date from between the 1850s and the 1960s.
Contains materials collected and created by Ida Blum. Includes scrapbooks, photographs, periodicals, and clippings collected and compiled by Ida Blum. Most of material is about Nauvoo and the surrounding area. Dated 1804-1978.
- Archival Object 3
- Collection 2
- Nauvoo (Ill.) -- History 4
- Photographs 4
- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) 2
- Icarian movement -- Illinois -- Nauvoo -- History -- Sources 2
- Letters 2
- Mormons -- Illinois -- Nauvoo -- History -- 19th century 2
- Religion -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 2
- Women historians -- United States -- History -- Sources 2
- Buildings -- Illinois -- Nauvoo -- Photographs 1
- Cemeteries -- Illinois -- Nauvoo -- Sources 1
- City plats 1
- Daguerreotypes 1
- Diaries 1
- Genealogies 1
- Hancock County (Ill.) 1
- Images 1
- Material Types 1
- Nauvoo (Ill.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Photographs 1
- Nauvoo (Ill.) -- Photographs 1
- Notes 1
- Periodicals 1
- Scrapbooks 1 ∧ less