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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 His dissertation, which remained unpublished, was entitled “Harro Harring: ein Beitrag zur Demagogenliteratur.”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.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Alice Raphael Papers

Call Number: YCGL MSS 21
Abstract: The Alice Raphael Papers contain writings, translations, correspondence, lectures, photographs, a scrapbook and other papers that document the professional and personal life of author and translator Alice Raphael. The papers include letters from Carl Gustav Jung and drafts of Raphael's book Goethe and the Philosophers' Stone: Symbolical Patterns in 'The Parable' and the Second Part of 'Faust' and her translation of Goethe's Faust:...
Dates: 1917-1977

Carl F. Schreiber papers

Call Number: YCGL MSS 22
Abstract: The Carl F. Schreiber Papers consist of material generated by Schreiber as curator of the William A. Speck Collection at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library and as a Yale faculty member. The bulk of the papers were left in the library when Schreiber retired; some material has been brought to the library by the Yale German Department and by occupants of the Palmer Schreiber Library in Bingham Tower. Material includes personal papers, correspondence, writing and research files, and...
Dates: circa 1910-1957

William A. Speck collection of Goetheana : manuscripts

Call Number: YCGL MSS 6
Abstract: The collection, a part of the William A. Speck Collection of Goetheana, consists of correspondence, documents, playscripts, and other writings by or relating to Goethe and his work. The major strength of the manuscript collection is its documentation of Goethe's literary reception in England and America in the nineteenth century. There are 25 letters and manuscripts in Goethe's hand, and several Faust-related items. Authors represented prominently besides Goethe include Thomas Carlyle, Frank...
Dates: 1542-1967, bulk 1770-1900

Yale in World War II collection

Call Number: MS 1212
Abstract: The collection consists of printed matter, reports, correspondence, memoranda, radio scripts, memorabilia, scrapbooks and clippings documenting some of the activities at Yale University and of the individual colleges during World War II. Letters from Yale men in the services, both in the United States and abroad, to officials of the university make up a substantial part of the collection. Also included are correspondence and financial documents of the "Yale Library Project," a military...
Dates: 1938-1946