Louis Roseboro’s Collection of Hattie Brunner Information

Call Number: MG-493

1 box     7 folders, 95 items, 97 pages   .10 cubic feet

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Organization); PV7

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 11

Scope and Content Note: This collection contains newspaper clippings, magazine articles, pamphlets, and biographical information regarding Hattie Brunner’s work as an artist, and her success as an antiques collector and dealer. Items in the collection range in date from 1962 through 2008.

Creator: Roseboro, Louis (d. 2008).

Conditions for Access: No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Reproductions: Collection may not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.

Language: English

Biographical and Historical Note: Hattie Brunner was born on November 27, 1889 in East Cocalico Township, Lancaster Pennsylvania, to Abiram and Mary Klapp. In 1896, her father died, and seven-year-old Hattie was sent to a dairy farm where she worked to earn her room and board. At age 10, Hattie left the dairy farm, and began working for the Brunner family- where she stayed until she was 18. In 1917, Hattie was awarded her Teacher’s Certificate from the Philadelphia Musical Academy, and in 1918 she married Raymond Brunner, and moved back into the home she had worked in as a young girl. Hattie opened her antique shop “The Tulip Shop” in the early 1930’s, and operated it until the early 1980’s. Hattie started painting in the late 1950’s and soon became as known for her art, as she was for her antiquing.

Source of Acquisition: Gift of Grace M. Buckwalter, December 2008.

Custodial History (Provenance): This collection was created by Louis Roseboro and donated by Grace M. Buckwalter.

Accruals: No further accruals are expected.

Preferred Citation:Louis Roseboro’s Collection of Hattie Brunner Information (MG-493), Folder #, LancasterHistory.org

Subject Headings: Brunner, Hattie

Roseboro, Louis, d. 2008.

Antiques dealers.


Primitive art.


Related Materials:

“Hattie Brunner’s ‘Country Auction’ ; excerpts from a 1976 paper,” by Grace Miller Buckwalter. Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society, v.103, no.4, p.182-187.

“Hattie Brunner : antique dealer and artist,” by Grace Miller Buckwalter. Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society, v.103, no.4, p.164-181.

Processing History: Processed and finding aid prepared by RA, 11 August 2015. Finding aid was created following DACS conventions.


Folder 1 Newspaper clippings about Hattie Brunner’s life and artwork. 1964-2007 (54 items, 54 pages)

Folder 2 Newspaper clippings about Hattie Brunner’s life and artwork. No Date (20 items, 22 pages)    

Folder 3 French Creek Sheep & Wool Company Catalogs featuring Hattie Brunner’s artwork. 1975-1977 (2 items, 2 pages)

Folder 4 Gallery announcements and greeting cards featuring Hattie Brunner’s artwork. 1964-1973 (5 items, 5 pages)

Folder 5 Pamphlet from Hattie Brunner’s funeral, and “Historic Schaefferstown Record” featuring Hattie. 1982-1984 (2 items, 2 pages)

Folder 6 Biographical information on Louis Rosenboro. Includes letters from Grace Buckwalter, and photograph of Louis with the Keno Brothers. 2001-2008 (11 items, 11 pages)

Folder 7 Copy of “Today” Magazine featuring Hattie Brunner’s artwork. 1962 (1 item, 1 page)