Friday, November 14, 2014 materials on Dr. Kunz

The Web site,, is actively digitizing newspaper content for a subscription fee. AS of November 2014, there were over 12,000 references to Dr. Kunz in their current collection. Some examples include:

  • 1921, November 21 (p.30) - The Nebraska State Journals (Lincoln, Nebraska) published a long article on "Japanese Pearls Worrying Owners of Real Ones" where Dr. Kunz is consulted (a portrait of Dr. Kunz accompanies the article as well). 
  • 1925, August 16 (p.79) - The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York) published a full page article entitled "Dr. George Kunz, Connoisseur of Jewels, Reveals Fascination of Precious Stones" written by Rosalie Espenschied. The article includes a portrait of Dr. Kunz and has been digitized and is available for a fee online from
  • 1930, January 25 (p.1) - The Coshocton Tribune (Ohio) has a three-paragraph story regarding the annulment of Dr. Kunz' marriage to Opal Gilbertson Kunz and the couple's plans to continue living together after their annulment. 
  • 1935, September 6 - The Daily Times-News (Burlington, North Carolina) reported that the North Carolina Academy of Natural Sciences added three fine specimens of Kunzite to their collections and explains that the mineral is named after Dr. Kunz.

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