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Carl F. Schreiber papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCGL MSS 22

Scope and Contents

The Carl F. Schreiber Papers consist of material generated by Schreiber as curator of the William A. Speck Collection at the Beinecke Rare Book & 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 writings by others, documenting Schreiber's research and curatorial activities which largely focused on the German authors Harro Harring and Goethe.

Schreiber’s general professional correspondence is contained in the office correspondence of the Yale Collection of German Literature, where beginning in the 1940s it was interfiled with letters by Curt von Faber du Faur and Hedwig S. Dejon. Only letters strictly connected with specific projects and his correspondence relating to his research on Harro Harring and on Edgar Allan Poe have been classed here with his papers.

Dates

  • circa 1910-1957

Creator

Language of Materials

In German and English.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Carl F. Schreiber Papers are the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bequest of Carl F. Schreiber, 1960.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into three series: I. Personal and family papers, circa 1912-1935. II. Writings and research projects, circa 1910-1957. III. Writings by others, circa 1930s.

Extent

5.5 Linear Feet (14 boxes)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.schreiber

Overview

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 writings by others, documenting Schreiber's research and curatorial activities which largely focused on the German authors Harro Harring and Goethe.

Carl Frederick Schreiber (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.

Processing Information

This collection received a basic level of processing in 2007-2008, including partial rehousing and minimal organization.
Title
Guide to the Carl F. Schreiber Papers
Author
by Christa Sammons
Date
2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
P. O. Box 208330
New Haven CT 06520-8330 US
(203) 432-2977

Location

121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

The Beinecke Library is open to all Yale University students and faculty, and visiting researchers whose work requires use of its special collections. You will need to bring appropriate photo ID the first time you register. Beinecke is a non-circulating, closed stack library. Paging is done by library staff during business hours. You can request collection material online at least two business days in advance of your visit, using the request links in Archives at Yale. For more information, please see Planning Your Research Visit and consult the Reading Room Policies prior to visiting the library.