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Guide to the Herman Salinger Papers, 1909-1982

Abstract

Herman Salinger was a professor of German and Comparative Literature at Duke from 1955-1974.

Collection includes correspondence, course and curriculum materials, poetry and manuscripts, speeches, photographs, and other materials. Also includes documents dealing with Duke activities and people, course and teaching materials, writings, and records of the Arthur Schnitzler Research Association.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Salinger, Herman, 1905-
Title
Herman Salinger papers 1909-1982
Language of Material
English
Extent
13.2 Linear Feet, 8,000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Collection includes correspondence, course and curriculum materials, poetry and manuscripts, speeches, photographs, and other materials. The correspondence includes personal letters, correspondence with former students and professional correspondence. Also includes documents dealing with Duke activities and people, course and teaching materials, writings, and records of the Arthur Schnitzler Research Association.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

Personal Correspondence, 1957-1972
Box 1
General Correspondence (Originally in Letter Box), 1940-1968
Box 1
Haskell Bloch Correspondence, 1954-1974
Box 1
Job Applicants, 1955-1972
Box 1
General Correspondence, A-Z
Box 1
Wiegand, Hermann Correspondence, 1945-1954
Box 1
World War II Letters
Box 1
Correspondence - Signatures Incomplete or Illegible, 1946-1981
Box 1
Writings, Correspondence, 1962-1971
Box 2
Poems
Box 2
Loose Verses
Box 2
Samaiu
Box 2
Verse, undated
Box 2
A Tear is an Intellectual Thing
Box 2
David Salinger Correspondence, 1947-1972
Box 2
Near Requiem for a Near Corpse and Time Recaptured
Box 2
We Seek the Wheel
Box 2
Morgenstem Review
Box 2
Princeton Undergraduate Thesis, 1927
Box 2
Yale Dissertation, 1950
Box 2
Stanford Master's Thesis, 1928
Box 2
Salinger Academic Writings (Bound Volumes), undated
Box 2
Kleist's Penthesila: Amazon or Bluestocking?
Box 2
La Fontaine
Box 2
Speeches
Box 2
Concerning Kafka's 'A Country Doctor'
Box 2
Poetry as a Means
Box 2
Francis Jammes
Box 2
On Translating Lyric Poetry
Box 2
Art of the Novel (Address to Princeton Students, 1939); Artist and Society (T. Mann)
Box 2
Prodigal Son
Box 2
K. Krolow Poems, Correspondence, etc., 1967-1979
Box 2
Klopstock
Box 2
Johnson Reprint Co.
Box 2
Ludwig Uhland
Box 2
Correspondence, 1968
Box 2
MLA Seminar, 1968
Box 2
UNC Visiting Professorship, 1978-1980
Box 2
Vita and Bibliography
Box 3
Bound Letters, v. I-VII, 1923-1932
Box 3
World War II Correspondence, 1945
Box 3
Wiegand Correspondence, 1961-1975
Box 3
Correspondence with Writers, Artist A. Bloch and Others, 1947
Box 3
Old Family Letters, etc., 1909-1932
Box 3
Kraus Correspondence, 1966
Box 3
Stevens Correspondence, 1954
Box 3
Kaufmann Correspondence, 1961
Box 3
Shapiro and MacLeish Correspondence, 1937-1953
Box 3
General Correspondence, 1957-1980
Box 3
General Correspondence, 1953-1958
Box 3
Correspondence re: Kronow, 1967
Box 3
Freshman Year (Verse), 1923-1925
Box 4
Verse, 1925-1926
Box 4
Summer Vacation, 1926
Box 4
Verse, 1927-1961
Box 4
Verse, This House of Verses, 1960-1968
Box 4
Verse and Translations, 1969-1975
Box 4
Verse and Translations, 1975-1982
Box 4
Verse, 1977-1982
Box 4
Stifter, Brigitta, Translated by H. Salinger
Box 4
Peter Henisch (Translated by H. Salinger?)
Box 4
Verse, Sacred Play Things
Box 4
South Atlantic Quarterly
Box 5
Edens, President A. Hollis
Box 5
Phi Beta Kappa
Box 5
German 201 and 209 and 133 - Goethe, Lyrics, etc.
Box 5
German 103: 19th Century
Box 5
Grinnell - German A2
Box 5
Bibliographies
Box 5
Grinnell
Box 5
Department Records
Box 5
Library Bibliography (Desirata)
Box 5
Reserve Book Lists
Box 5
German 201
Box 5
Student Papers Retained [May be restricted, check with staff]
Box 5
Publications, 1958
Box 5
Krolow Volume - Introduction
Box 5
Reviews
Box 5
Schnitzler Association (IASRA), 1961-1969
Box 5
IASRA Associate Members
Box 5
IASRA Former Members
Box 5
Letters of Invitation
Box 5
Institutional Members
Box 5
Complete Membership List
Box 5
Student Members
Box 5
IASRA Correspondence, 1966-1967
Box 5
Active Members
Box 5
Declined
Box 5
IASRA Financial Information
Box 5
IASRA Journal
Box 5
IASRA Membership, 1966-1967
Box 5
Comp Lit Program
Box 5
20th Century German Verse
Box 5
Stewart Gordon - Modern Austrian Literature
Box 5
General Robert E. Lee Information
Box 5
SAMLA - 1961-1962
Box 5
Yale University Correspondence
Box 5
Inventory
Box 6
Items Separated, circa 1985
Box 6
Lecture Note Cards
Box 6
Addresses: I Write Just for Myself…
Box 6
Addresses: Introduction for Ellis Arnall, circa 1952
Box 6
Addresses: The Three R's of Poetry
Box 6
Addresses: Some general remarks about Undergraduate Writing Problems: Prose and Verse
Box 6
Addresses: How to read a poem (Panel Discussion)
Box 6
Addresses: Is Jesus Christ God?
Box 6
Addresses: Realism in Germany: 1830-1885
Box 6
Addresses: 5th Century B.C.: End of Classical Greek Period
Box 6
Addresses: Romancement and Advancement: Moon As a Lollipop
Box 6
Talk and Poem on Christmas, circa 1950s
Box 6
Miscellaneous Poems
Box 6
Notes, Quotations, Miscellaneous
Box 6
Public Lectures, Poems, etc.
Box 6
Talks, Reviews, etc.
Box 6
Why Austrian Literature?
Box 6
Addresses - SAMLA - 1977-1978
Box 6
Heine - The Child in the Mann
Box 6
Poem, 1972
Box 6
Poems on Latin American Project, 1975
Box 6
Experience in Africa (diary)
Box 6
Poems to be Copied
Box 6
Magic Root - Poem
Box 6
Poems, 1967
Box 6
Poems, Copy II, 1965-1967
Box 6
Poems, 1965-1972
Box 6
Poems, 1967-1970
Box 6
Unpublished Manuscript, 1977
Box 6
Lyrica Germanica
Box 6
Poem Drafts/Sketches, undated
Box 6
Books Abroad, Summer 1948
Box 6
Fantasy, No. 26, 1942
Box 6
Above Ground Review, Spring 1971
Box 6
German Lyric Final Exam, Germ 133
Box 6
The Nineteenth Century (Comp Lit 119, University of Washington)
Box 6
Comp Lit C58: Romanticism (and Comp Lit Miscellaneous)
Box 6
Comp Lit 203: Realism
Box 6
Herman Hesse
Box 6
Hesse: Demian
Box 6
Manon Lescaut
Box 6
Comp Lit 205 Introduction
Box 6
Marcel Proust
Box 6
R.M. Rilke
Box 6
Kafka Parables - Salinger Essay
Box 6
Kafka Course Materials
Box 6
Rilke Papers
Box 6
Weigand; Zauberberg
Box 6
Krutch: Proust
Box 6
Camus, Lorca and Hagerkirst
Box 6
Mann - Goethe
Box 6
Course Materials, I-J
Box 6
Mallarme and Mysticism
Box 6
Wedekind, Frank
Box 6
Comp Lit 204: Realism and Symbolism - Materials
Box 6
Emery George - 1972 - Krolow and Lit Review
Box 6
Humboldt - Stilftung
Box 6
Franco-German Relations - Comp Lit 7 - MLA
Box 6
Emery George - Literary Review - Translations
Box 6
Karl Krolow
Box 6
Miscellaneous Clippings, Printed Matter, Photos, etc.
Box 6
Correspondence with Writers and Princeton Administrators, 1935-1942
Box 6
Artists Editions Mailing Envelope from Italy, 1954
Box 6
Items Separated, 1971-1980
Box 7
Patriotic Plays, Grinnell College
Box 7
Austrian Lit Program - Memos, Papers, 1973
Box 7
Comparative Literature Committee Minutes, 1971-1972
Box 7
Comparative Literature Program, 1970-1972
Box 7
Correspondence w/European Writers, Relatives, Immigrant Writers (Krolow), Translators, Students, 1955-1966
Box 7
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1944-1980
Box 7
Lectures, Including Announcements, 1972
Box 7
Heine Lectures Notes
Box 7
Heine Paper for MLA
Box 7
Heine - Valkyren Paper and Correspondence w/Johns Hopkins
Box 7
Fichte Schelling Lecture Notes
Box 7
Correspondence Re: Publications, 1982-1983
Box 7
Assorted Poems
Box 7
Personal - Poems
Box 7
Verse (Beginnings, Final Jottings, Miscellaneous), 1963-1980
Box 7
Generation Gap Speech
Box 7
Auerbach: Philologie der Weltliteratur, 1967
Box 7
Betts Correspondence
Box 7
Bienkowsky Correspondence
Box 7
Albert Bloch Correspondence
Box 7
Haskell Bloch Correspondence
Box 7
Felix Braun Paper, 1962
Box 7
Broch Correspondence, circa 1950
Box 7
Browning Correspondence
Box 7
Hoyle Carpenter, The Swan and Correspondence
Box 7
Paul Celan Correspondence
Box 7
Dishman - de Jong Correspondence
Box 7
Albert Einstein - Letter, Eulogy by H. Salinger
Box 7
Epstein Correspondence
Box 7
Fitzbauer - Correspondence and Translations
Box 7
Forster
Box 7
Grillparzer Correspondence
Box 7
Grillparzer Radio Talk
Box 7
Hagelstange Correspondence
Box 7
Henisch, Peter - Correspondence and Translations
Box 7
Humboldt Correspondence
Box 7
Lawson Correspondence
Box 7
Paul Link Correspondence
Box 7
D.L. Salinger - Correspondence and Poems
Box 7
Schönriese
Box 7
Richard Seymour Correspondence
Box 7
Spackman Correspondence
Box 7
Adlai Stevenson, Harry Truman, Gerald Ford Correspondence
Box 7
Vollmer Correspondence (Including Re: Salinger's Duke Appointment), 1955
Box 7
Wakefield Correspondence
Box 7
Weigand Correspondence, 1964-1982
Box 7
Donald Yates Correspondence
Box 7
Holiday Cards, 1963-1980
Box 8
German State Theater Program, 1936
Box 8
Speech to Angier B. Duke Candidates, 1969
Box 8
German Embassy Press Kit, 1959
Box 8

Historical Note

Herman Salinger grew up in St. Louis, MO. He received his B.A. from Princeton University, his M.A. from Stanford University and his Ph.D. from Yale University. He also undertook graduate studies at the University of Berlin and the University of Cologne. During World War II, he fought in Germany as a captain in the U.S. Air Force. After teaching at Princeton, the University of Wisconsin, the University of Kansas and Grinnell College, Salinger came to Duke in 1955 as a professor of German and Comparative Literature, serving as chair in both departments. He remained on the Duke faculty until his retirement in 1974. His 1963 book of poetry, A Sign is the Sword won the Roanoke-Chowan Poetry Award. He died in 1983.

Subject Headings

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Herman Salinger Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Herman Salinger Papers were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1963-1983.

Processing Information

Processed by Jessica Wood, November 2006

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, October 2007

Accessions A88-54, A85-511, A88-5, A83-67, A85-24, A88-13, A63-141, A69-56, A70-75, A73-5, and A74-26 were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.