HAMMER (CARL, JR.) PAPERS

(Mss. 2011)

Inventory

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

Reformatted 2003

Revised 2010

CONTENTS OF INVENTORY

SUMMARY .................................................................................................................................... 3
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE ...................................................................................... 4
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE ................................................................................................... 4
SERIES DESCRIPTIONS .............................................................................................................. 5
CROSS REFERENCES .................................................................................................................. 6
CONTAINER LIST ........................................................................................................................ 8

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SUMMARY

Size.

0.3 linear feet

Geographic locations.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Inclusive dates.

1947-1964

Bulk dates.

N/A

Language.

English

Summary.

Correspondence, printed items, and manuscripts of a German language professor and Goethe scholar teaching at Louisiana State University.

Organization.

Arranged by type and chronology.

Restrictions on access.

If microfilm is available, photocopies must be made from microfilm.

Related collections.

N/A

Copyright.

Copyright of the original materials is retained by descendants of the creators in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Citation.

Carl Hammer, Jr. Papers, Mss. 2011, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack location(s).

UU:132; 98:H; OS:H

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

Carl Hammer, Jr., a native of Salisbury, North Carolina, was a professor of German at Louisiana State University and a Goethe scholar. He edited a festschrift in honor of John T. Krumpelmann, entitled Studies in German Literature, and he published writings pertaining to German Americana and German literature.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

Correspondence includes letters in German and English concerning a lecture tour by L. A. Willoughby, a British Goethe scholar; letters from national and Louisiana state chairmen relating to plans for regional participation in the Goethe Bicentennial Celebration, under the auspices of the Goethe Bicentennial Foundation, Chicago, Illinois; letters related to Hammer's editing of "The Rheinlanders of the Yadkin, “Longfellow‟s „Golden Legend‟ and Goethe‟s „Faust,‟” "Goethe, Prevost, and Louisiana," and Krumpelmann's festschrift, Studies in German Literature (1963).

Manuscripts include essays by various authors for the monograph Goethe After Two Centuries published by LSU press, 1952, and two drafts of the essay "Goethe and Geology," not included in Goethe After Two Centuries. Newspaper clippings include items in German and English concerning the Goethe bicentennial celebration, Hammer's publications, the commemoration of Friedrich von Schiller's death, friends in Rowan County, North Carolina, and LSU Boyd professorships. Two printed volumes published by the Goethe Bicentennial Foundation, Chicago, concern the Goethe bicentennial convocation and music festival at Aspen, Colorado, 1949.

SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Series I, Correspondence, 1947-1964

Correspondence includes letters to Hammer regarding publication of articles in American-German Review and Lutheran Quarterly Magazine (1947-1948), letters planning the observation of the 200th anniversary of Goethe‟s birth including an international convocation at Frankfurt, Germany, a national celebration under auspices of the Goethe Bicentennial Foundation at Aspen, Colorado, a regional observance by the South-Central Modern Languages Association at [Dallas], and a local program at LSU (1947-1948), and letters disclosing Hammer‟s participation and interest in the Goethe bicentennial at Southern Methodist University, LSU, Northwestern State College in Natchitoches, the University of Texas in Austin, and Southern Illinois University in Carbondale (1949). Other letters discuss the financing and sponsoring of guest lecturers, including a lecture tour by L.A. Willoughby, a British Goethe scholar (1949-1950), letters discussing publication matters and commenting on Hammer‟s works including “The Rhinelanders on the Yadkin, “Longfellow‟s „Golden Legend and Goethe‟s „Faust,‟” and Goethe, Provost, and Louisiana (1950-1953), and letters discussing John T. Krumpelmann‟s (LSU professor of German) “festschrift” edited by Hammer and published by LSU Press as Studies in German Literature (1962-1964). Correspondence is in both English and German.

Series II, Printed Items, 1949-1955, undated

Printed items include newspaper clippings (in English and German) concerning the observance of the Goethe bicentennial at LSU and other institutions (1949), Hammer‟s “Longfellow‟s „Golden Legend‟ and Goethe‟s „Faust,‟” the commemoration of Friederich von Schiller‟s 150th anniversary of his death, friends in Rowan County, North Carolina, and LSU Boyd professorships (1952-1955, undated). Issues of newspapers, Christian Science Monitor, [LSU] Daily Reveille, and The [Southern Illinois University] Egyptian are also included (1949).

Two pamphlets pertain to the Goethe bicentennial convocation and music festival in Aspen, Colorado, published by the Goethe Bicentennial Foundation, Chicago (1949). Also included is an issue of Eastland-Weekly, published by the Eastland Bible Class, First Baptist Church, Baton Rouge, referring to Hammer‟s literary accomplishments (December 18, 1952).

Series III, Manuscript writings, 1949-1950

Writings include essays (1949-1950) by various authors in Goethe After Two Centuries edited by Hammer and published by the LSU Press as Louisiana State University Studies, Humanities Series, No. 1, c. 1952, and two drafts of an essay titled “Goethe and Geology,” by Jean Claude De Bremaecker, probably used in a radio broadcast (1949). It was submitted for Goethe After Two Centuries but omitted.

CROSS REFERENCES

Subject

Date

Description of relevant documents

College teachers--Louisiana--Baton Rouge.

1948-1959, 1962-1964, undated

Correspondence, manuscripts, and printed material concerning Hammers interest and participation in various Goethe bicentennial celebrations, his work as editor of LSU Studies, Humanities Series, his writings pertaining to German Americans, and his appreciation of German literature.

Goethe Bicentennial Foundation (Chicago, Ill.)

1948-1949

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, and pamphlets pertaining to the national Goethe celebration directed by the Goethe Bicentennial Foundation.

Krumpelmann, John T., 1892-

1948, 1962-1964

Correspondence revealing Krumpelmann‟s interest in an international convocation honoring Goethe at Frankfurt, Germany. June 1, July 15, and 28, Sept. 30, 1948.

Correspondence referring to Krumpelmann‟s “festschrift” edited by Hammer and published by LSU Press, LSU Studies (Studies in German Literature)

German language--Study and teaching (Higher)--Louisiana--Baton Rouge.

1949-1950, 1955,

1962-1964

Correspondence and clippings pertaining to the observance of the Goethe Bicentennial, Hammer‟s lectures and writings, the commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of Schiller‟s death, and Krumpelmann‟s “festschrift.”

Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College. Press.

1949-1950, [1952], 1962-1964

Manuscripts of essays by various authors included in Goethe After Two Centuries (LSU Studies, Humanities Series, No. 1), 1949-1950; memorandum, in German, pertaining to study, [1952]

Hammer‟s refusal to accept associate editorship of LSU Studies, Humanities Series. Feb. 26, 1956.

Correspondence and related items pertaining to Krumplemann‟s “festschrift” titled Studies in German Literature (LSU Studies, Humanities Series, no. 13). 1962-1964

First Baptist Church (Baton Rouge, La.)

1952

Eastland-Weekly, published by Eastland Bible Class, comments on literary accomplishments of Hammer, Dec. 18

Subject

Date

Description of relevant documents

Newspapers.

1949

Christian Science Monitor. July 13

The (LSU) Daily Reveille. Apr. 23 and 26

The (Southern Illinois University) Egyptian. June 23, July 7, and Sept. 15.

Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College. Dept. of Foreign Languages.

1947-1959, 1962-1964, undated

Correspondence, manuscripts, and printed material concerning Hammers interest and participation in various Goethe bicentennial celebrations, his work as editor of LSU Studies, Humanities Series, his writings pertaining to German Americans, and his appreciation of German literature.

Manuscripts for publication.

1952, undated

Essays by various authors for the monograph Goethe After Two Centuries published by LSU press, 1952, and two drafts of the essay "Goethe and Geology," not included in Goethe After Two Centuries.

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832.

1947-1964

Correspondence, manuscripts, and newspaper clippings related to Goethe scholarship

CONTAINER LIST

Stack

Location

Box

Folder(s)

Contents (with dates)

UU:132

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1-11

Correspondence, printed items, manuscripts, 1947-1964

98:H

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1-2

Newspapers:

Christian Science Monitor (July 13, 1949)

[LSU] Daily Reveille (April 23, 26, 1949)

The [Southern Illinois University] Egyptian (June 23, July 7, September 15, 1949)

OS:H

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1

Poster for “Goethe: The Natural Philosopher,” Lecture by L.A. Willoughby (January 12, 1950)