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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.