Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures Records; Box and Folder;
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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
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.
Awards and Prizes, 1972-1979
Carman, Harry J., 1945-1950
Columbia College German Course and Student Information, 1970-1979