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Klara Hechtenberg Collitz papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0015
Klara Hechtenberg Collitz was born in Germany at Rheydt in Rhenish Prussia on May 30, 1863. She lectured in philology and Romance Languages at the University of London, Victoria College in Belfast, Smith College, and Oxford University. The papers span the years 1881-1948 and consist of: correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, drafts, typescripts and reprints of articles by Klara Hechtenberg Collitz, notes and notebooks, diaries, invitations, bills and receipts, royalty statements, advertisements and brochures, commonplace book, and pamphlets containing propaganda of World War I. Much of the collection is in German and there are some items in French.

Dates

  • 1881-1948

Creator

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This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

5.08 Cubic Feet (1 letter size document box, 10 legal size document boxes)

Biographical/Historical note

Klara Hechtenberg Collitz was born in Germany at Rheydt in Rhenish Prussia on May 30, 1863. She was graduated from the Hohere Lehrerinnen-Bildungsanstalt, Neuwied am Rhein, in 1883, and in 1884-85 studied in Lausanne to perfect her knowledge of the French language. From 1889-1892 she attended lectures in Latin and French philology at the University of London. After two years of study at Oxford University she gained first class honors in the Oxford final examination in 1895. During the following year she was Lecturer in Romance Languages at Victoria College in Belfast. From 1897-99 she had charge of the Department of German Philology at Smith College, Northampton, Mass. She attended lectures at the University of Chicago during the summer of 1897 and spent the year 1898 at the University of Bonn. After two years at the University of Heidelberg she took her Ph.D. (magna cum laude) in 1901. From 1901-1904 she was Lecturer in German Philology for Women Students at Oxford University. On August 13, 1904 she married Hermann Collitz. After her marriage she devoted herself to extensive research and was the author of numerous articles and contributions to various scholarly journals in the United States and abroad. Particularly noteworthy among her books were: Das Fremdwort bei Grimmelshausen (1901); Fremdworterbuch des 17 Jahrhunderts (1904); and Verbs of Motion in Their Semantic Divergence (1931). Klara Hechtenberg Collitz died in 1944.

Scope and Contents note

The papers span the years 1881-1948 and consist of: correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, drafts, typescripts and reprints of articles by Klara Hechtenberg Collitz, notes and notebooks, diaries, invitations, bills and receipts, royalty statements, advertisements and brochures, commonplace book, and pamphlets containing propaganda of World War I. Much of the collection is in German and there are some items in French.

Arrangement note

Arranged in five series: Correspondence, Personal, Writings, Notebooks, and Diaries.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The papers were acquired between 1945 and 1946 following the death of Klara Hechtenberg Collitz in 1944.

Related Materials

For related material see the Hermann Collitz Papers MS.0014.

Processing Information note

Processed in February 1988 by M.C. Beecheno.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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