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Carl F. Schreiber papers

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.

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.


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.

circa 1910-1957
5.5 Linear Feet (14 boxes)
Related Names
Schreiber, Carl F. (Carl Frederick), 1886-1960
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