Archives & Rare Books Department
Subjects covered : The German element in North America, with particular emphasis on Midwest states beginning in 1800.
The published catalog of the collection is arranged as follows:
1. Reference & General Works
2. History: General & Specialized Works
3. History: State & Local History
4. Language & Literature
5. Literature: Works by German-American Authors
6. Press & Book Trade
8. The Arts
9. Social Life & Customs
10. Religious Life
11. Business & Agriculture
Departments & users served : Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures, Department of History
Special programs : German-American Studies Program: An interdisciplinary program taught by faculty from CCM, DAAP, and the College of Arts & Sciences.
GENERAL COLLECTION DESCRIPTION
Location of collection : Archives & Rare Books Library, 8th Floor - Carl Blegen Library
Other collections supporting program : Internal :
Collection history : The German-Americana Collection was established in 1974 as a special collection and is based on the private library of Dr. H. H. Fick, Supervisor of the German Department in the Cincinnati Public Schools until 1918. This library, acquired by the University Library in 1935, was strong in German-American literature and materials pertaining to the German heritage in the Midwest. Since its establishment, relevant and related collections and materials have been given to the collection.
Collecting level : Comprehensive
SPECIFIC COLLECTION DESCRIPTION
Size : Printed material: ca. 10,000 volumes; Archival material: ca. 111 linear feet
Finding aids : Published catalog: Tolzmann, Don Heinrich. Catalog of the German-Americana Collection University of Cincinnati. Munich: K.G. Saur, 1990. Printed materials appear in UCLID. Inventories of archival material are available in the Archives & Rare Books Library.
Current & retrospective collecting : German-American history, 1800- ,German-American literature, 1850-
Time period collected : ca. 1800 - Present
Levels & treatments : Research level
Languages : German & English
Geographical area : North America
Types of resources :
Resource formats :
Endowed areas : Taft Special Funds
ACQUISITION PROCESSES :
Materials are acquired through firm order purchase, transfer and gifts.
Don Heinrich Tolzmann
University of Cincinnati Libraries
PO Box 210033 Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0033
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