Columbia University Archives

Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures Records, 1930-1990

Series I. General Correspondence, 1937-1971

Contains correspondence among the department, usually the chairperson of the department, and other non-Germanic Languages Department faculty members of the Columbia University community, administrative employees such as the Vice-Presidents, Provosts, and Columbia College Deans, as well as external contacts. Correspondence regarding the Germanic Review is filed under the correspondent's name. The folder "Vice-Presidents" contains correspondence regarding discriminatory practices and affirmative action among other topics. "King's Crown Press" contains correspondence mostly relating to one publication, Henry Caraway Hatfield's "Winckelmann and his German Critics, 1755-1781." [A division of the Columbia University Press, the King's Crown Press was established in 1940 to print Columbia University dissertations.] The folder "Columbia College Office of the Dean" contains correspondence regarding Gustave Mathieu's appointment as well as other topics. There is also some interesting correspondence regarding the use of professors from the Germanic Languages department in Columbia College. Folder "Committee on Instruction" contains correspondence as well as minutes of the Committee. The folder "Seemann-Simpson" contains the correspondence of more than one individual and is named for the range of names contained in the folder. The correspondence is with the following: Eric Seemann, E. H. Sehrt, Milledge Seigler, Alfred Senn, Philip A. Shelley, Gladys Linton Shrader, David R. Siegel, Henry M. Silver, Theodore Silverstein, and Amos E. Simpson. The folders are arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent, office, or committee.

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Box 1 Folder 1 Awards and Prizes, 1972-1979

Box 1 Folder 2 Carman, Harry J., 1945-1950

Box 1 Folder 3 Closs, August, 1946-1956

Box 1 Folder 4 Columbia College German Course and Student Information, 1970-1979

Box 1 Folder 5 Committee on Instruction, 1952-1976

Box 1 Folder 6 Fackenthal, Frank D., 1938-1948

Box 1 Folder 7 Froeb, Charles, 1943-1946

Box 1 Folder 8 Hatfield, Harry C., 1942-1963

Box 1 Folder 9 Hayden, Philip M., 1937-1949

Box 1 Folder 10 Hollander, Lee M., 1950-1958

Box 1 Folder 11 Institute of International Education, 1946-1974

Box 1 Folder 12 Jacobs, Albert C., 1947-1951

Box 1 Folder 13 Jaeger, Hans, 1944-1962

Box 1 Folder 14 King's Crown Press, 1942-1946

Box 1 Folder 15 Nabholz, Hans, 1946-1961

Box 1 Folder 16 Office of the Dean of Columbia College, 1950-1979

Box 1 Folder 17 Office of the Controller, 1954-1979

Box 1 Folder 18 Owen, H.G., 1957-1960

Box 1 Folder 19 Pegram, George B., 1939-1950

Box 1 Folder 20 Proffitt, Charles G., 1937-1945

Box 1 Folder 21 Pusey, William W., III, 1946-1959

Box 1 Folder 22 Scandinavian Society, 1962-1963

Box 1 Folder 23 Scenna, Anthony, 1946-1958

Box 1 Folder 24 Seemann-Simpson, 1946-1957

Box 1 Folder 25 University Policies and Procedures, 1962-1978

Box 1 Folder 26 Vail, Curtis C.D., 1943-1957

Box 1 Folder 27 Vice Presidents, 1962-1970

Box 1 Folder 28 Wagner, Albert, 1938-1941

Box 1 Folder 29 Ward, Rosie, 1975

Box 1 Folder 30 Wasserman, Felix M., 1948-1957