Schreiber, Carl F. (Carl Frederick), 1886-1960
- Existence: 1886 - 1960
Carl F. Schreiber was born in Saginaw, Michigan. His father, Hugo Friedrich, was a merchant; his mother was Adelaide Rueter. Schreiber received his B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1907, his M.A. from New York University in 1910, and his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1914. His dissertation, which remained unpublished, was entitled “Harro Harring: ein Beitrag zur Demagogenliteratur.” After teaching German at an Illinois high school and at New York University, Schreiber came to Yale in 1909 as an instructor. By 1926 he had been promoted to full professor, and in 1928 he succeeded William A. Speck as curator of the William A. Speck Collection of Goetheana. In 1936 he was named the Leavenworth Professor of German Languages & Literatures. He retired from his faculty position in 1954 but stayed on as curator until his death.