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Preliminary Guide to the Harold Jantz Papers, 1500-1985

Abstract

Noted professor of German literature and collector of German baroque literature.

Professional correspondence, note cards, research and teaching files, essays, offprints and reprints of articles by Jantz and scholars associated with him, and other printed material. Notable items are manuscripts about Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and his FAUST, and manuscripts related to Francis Daniel Pastorius's Bee-Hive. Accession (2008-0159) consists largely of Jantz's correspondence and letters, 1978-1985. Also included are exam blue books, some miscellaneous printed material, and a scrapbook of chromolithographs dating from the Victorian period. The blue books contain writings by Jantz, some relating to Francis Pastorius, and are arranged numerically.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Jantz, Harold Stein
Title
Harold Jantz papers 1500-1985
Language of Material
English, German
Extent
60288 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Professional correspondence, note cards, research and teaching files, essays, offprints and reprints of articles by Jantz and scholars associated with him, and other printed material. Notable items are manuscripts about Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and his FAUST, and manuscripts related to Francis Daniel Pastorius's Bee-Hive. Accession (2008-0159) consists largely of Jantz's correspondence and letters, 1978-1985. Also included are exam blue books, some miscellaneous printed material, and a scrapbook of chromolithographs dating from the Victorian period. The blue books contain writings by Jantz, some relating to Francis Pastorius, and are arranged numerically.

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Contents of the Collection

Professional correspondence, note cards, research and teaching files, essays, offprints and reprints of articles by Jantz and scholars associated with him, and other printed material. Notable items are manuscripts about Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and his Faust, and manuscripts related to Francis Daniel Pastorius's Bee-Hive (Box 32 of 1994-0001, Top of OC:IV).

Accession (1994-0001)
Box 1-33
Accession (1996-0033)
Box 1-10
Accession (1996-0097)
Box 1-20
Accession (1998-0172)
Box 1-2
Cards
Box 1-2

Accession (2008-0159) (2625 items; 3.5 lin. ft; dated 1880-1985) consists largely of Jantz's correspondence and letters, 1978-1985. Also included are exam blue books, some miscellaneous printed material, and a scrapbook of chromolithographs dating from the Victorian period. The blue books contain writings by Jantz, some relating to Francis Pastorius, and are arranged numerically. Most of the scrapbook's chromolithographs appear to be artwork promoting a particular brand or product.

This accession has not been processed. Letters and other correspondence arrived at Duke in bundled envelopes. These bundles have been maintained, but are now in archival folders. No further arrangement or processing has been conducted at this time.

Blue books
Box 1 (Acc. 08/159)
Correspondence, 1978-1985
Box 2-4 (Acc. 08/159)
Scrapbook of chromolithographs, 1880-1910
Box 5 (Acc. 08/159)

Professional personal papers of Harold Jantz. Includes materials related to travel, his collecting, and academic correspondence. Also includes numerous drafts, notes (in exam blue books), and correspondence related to his research and writing about Goethe, Faust, German Americana, Baroque writings, and other topics.

Correspondence, 1970s-1980s
Box 1 (11/1043)
Correspondence
Box 2 (11/1043)
Writings, Notes, and Drafts
Box 2 (11/1043)
Writings, Notes, and Drafts
Box 3 (11/1043)
Writings, Notes, and Drafts
Box 4 (11/1043)
Correspondence
Box 4 (11/1043)
Research files and photocopies
Box 4 (11/1043)
Administrative and professional papers re: German Department, university work
Box 4 (11/1043)
Correspondence
Box 5 (11/1043)
Research files
Box 5 (11/1043)
Miscellaneous materials relating to Austrian apartments
Box 6 (11/1043)
Oversize items
Oversize Folder 1 (11/1043)

Historical Note

Harold Jantz was a Professor of German literature at Northwestern, Johns Hopkins, and Duke Universities, and a collector of German baroque literature and German Americana.

Subject Headings

Related Material

Related Material

The Harold Jantz collection of early manuscripts, music manuscripts, and autograph albums, 1477-1905 is also housed at Duke University. The collection consists primarily of bound manuscripts, many illustrated, from the 15th through the early 20th centuries. Most materials are in German or English, with some materials in French, Hebrew, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Greek, or Latin. In addition to the above noted subgroups, the collection includes medical texts; historical chronicles, mostly German; and alchemical/astrological/occult treatises. Among the identified authors are Georg Fabricius, Edward Young, Sebastian Chiesa, Henry Marchant, Jacob Böhme, J.M. Firmenich, and Carl and Julius Dresel. For more information, please see the collection's finding aid.

There is also a collection of graphic arts featuring prints collected by Jantz from Europe, America, and Asia.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Harold Jantz Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Harold Jantz Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift, 1990-2008.

Processing Information

Processed by Meghan Lyon, February 2009

Encoded by Meghan Lyon, February 2009

Updated by Meghan Lyon, February 2012

This collection is unprocessed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.