Johns Hopkins University. Department of German
- Existence: 1876 or 1880s-2006
At the time of its founding in 1876, the Johns Hopkins University had no departments and languages were grouped together. In 1880, the Romance and Teutonic languages (including German) were separated. In 1888, German was separated from English to improve the German language instruction program. In 2006, the Department of German and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures were combined and became the Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures.
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents The records of the Department of German, spanning the years 1889-1917 and 1952-1987, consist of student, faculty, and administrative records, as well as a Festschrift for Harold Jantz, and four bound volumes of minutes of the Germanic Society. The record group is arranged in four series: (1) Seminar Minutes, 1889-1917; (2) Administrative Records, 1953-1984; (3) Faculty Records, 1952-1987; and (4) Student Records, 1959-1985.
Overview Hermann Collitz he accepted the newly established chair in Germanic Philology at Johns Hopkins University in 1907. The papers span the period 1846-1935 and consist of correspondence; photographs; newspaper clippings; course outlines and examinations; committee minutes and reports; reprints, dissertations and public lectures of other authors collected by Collitz; drafts, typescripts and reprints of articles by Collitz; notes and notebooks; research notes; lectures and articles. A considerable...
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Overview Jesse Slingluff was a Baltimore attorney and an alumnus of Johns Hopkins University. The collection consists of one bound notebook containing a series of lecture notes on German literature. The lectures are not dated, but appear to correspond to a German literature course offered by the German Department at Hopkins during the 1920s.
Scope and Contents The majority of the collection is materials collected by Kurth for her studies of C.M. Wieland, L. Muhlbach, and Friedrich von Bodenstedt. These files include photostatic copies of their published works and some manuscripts, printed material about them, and Kurth's notes. There are also Kurth's lecture notes and background material for courses she taught at Hopkins on the eighteenth-century novel. Kurth's teaching materials represent a stage in the teaching of German at Hopkins. In...
Collection — Multiple Containers
Overview Robert Bruce Toulston was a professor of German at Johns Hopkins University for thirty-seven years. Collection consists of condolences, notebooks and notes, bound plays (German, and English translations of Italian), and theater and concert programs from 1908-1953.