Herbert Kellar Papers, 1887-1955

Container Title
Mss 116
Part 1 (Mss 116): Original Collection, 1888-1956
Physical Description: 2.0 c.f. (5 archives boxes) 
Scope and Content Note

The Papers consist primarily of a portion of Alexander Hohlfeld's academic, professional, and personal papers including incoming and outgoing correspondence; clippings; holograph and typescript notes and drafts of papers, articles, and speeches; memo books; address books; miscellaneous personalia; and printed material. They are arranged in four categories: Correspondence, Articles and Speeches, Clippings, and Biographical Memorabilia.

The CORRESPONDENCE, much of it in German, has been arranged alphabetically by author or subject and chronologically within the folders. Much of it concerns appointments for the Carl Schurz Professorship for various years; thus a folder on an individual who was being considered for that position contains correspondence both from the individual himself and from other people concerning him in addition to various non-correspondence items on the same subject. As a result, a number of the folder titles are more subject than author oriented. There is also a folder of general material concerning this professorship (Box 1, folder 8). Other subjects covered in the correspondence concern internal business and disputes within the German Department at the University of Wisconsin; plans for the publishing of Fifty Years with Goethe, a volume of Professor Hohlfeld's essays on Goethe put together by some of his colleagues as a tribute to him; and the death of his son Rudy in the jungles of South America. Also the ill-will and bitterness toward the German-American peoples in this country that was precipitated by the wave of nationalistic anti-German hysteria during World War I is clearly documented in various letters to and from him in both a personal and professional capacity and in clippings of newspaper stories and editorials (Box 3, folders 21-22). In addition, there is much correspondence of a more general personal or professional nature. For a list of major correspondents, see the contents list below.

The ARTICLES AND SPEECHES consist of holograph and typescript notes and manuscripts for articles, speeches, papers, etc. most of which are fragmentary and unidentified, in addition to Hohlfeld's bibliography (Box 5, folder 8) which itself appears to be incomplete; it reveals how poorly the writings preserved here represent the corpus of his work. For a more detailed breakdown of this section, again see the contents list below.

The CLIPPINGS consist of various unsorted English and German language newspaper clippings most of them mentioning Hohlfeld or written by him. Also included in this section are a group of clippings and programs related to the German theater.

BIOGRAPHICAL MEMORABILIA, in addition to containing miscellaneous items of personal nature including some unsorted notes and papers, also contains the six volumes which are described in detail in the container list.

Series: Correspondence
General
Box   1
Folder   1
1901 May 27 - 1941 January 19
Box   1
Folder   2
1943 August 5 - 1956 June 12; undated
Box   1
Folder   3
Beutler, Ernst, 1940 March 17 - 1956 August 4
Box   1
Folder   4
Blanknagel, John C., 1949 September 25 - 1953 September 15
Box   1
Folder   5
Bluhm, Heinz, 1943 June 18 - 1956 January 26
Box   1
Folder   6
Bruns, Friedrich, 1946 December 28 - 1956 January 26
Box   1
Folder   7
Caratheodory, Constantin, 1932 January 14 - 1936 June 15
Box   1
Folder   8
Carl Schurz Professorship - General, 1913 January 8 - 1948 March 9; undated
Box   1
Folder   9
Driesch, Hans, 1925 April 21 - 1927 February 24; undated
Box   1
Folder   10
Euphorion, 1953 March 11 - 1956 February 2
Box   1
Folder   11
Feise, Ernst & Dorothy, 1953 July - 1955 November 9; undated
Box   1
Folder   12
Freudenberg, Karl, 1925 December 1 - 1931 July 27
Box   1
Folder   13
Fuerst, Norbert, 1949 October 1 - 1952 August 4
Box   2
Folder   1
Gausewitz, Walter, 1946 January 18 - 1950 August 28
Box   2
Folder   2
German Department (University of Wisconsin), 1929 Spring? - 1954 April 5
Box   2
Folder   3
Gunvaldsen, Kaare M., 1947 September 16 - 1954 May 26
Box   2
Folder   4
Hagen, Oskar, 1923 June 7 - 1925 February 3
Box   2
Folder   5
Henel, Heinrich, 1942 June 7 - 1955 November 28
Box   2
Folder   6
Hohlfeld, Rudolph, 1925 September 8 - 1927 June 8
Box   2
Folder   7
Jantz, Harold, 1939 April 22 - 1956 April 16
Box   2
Folder   8
Jeddeloh, Helen Hohlfeld, 1956 April 19 - June 23
Box   2
Folder   9
Kuhnemann, Eugen, 1911 February 17 - 1916 December 24
Box   2
Folder   1
Meessen, H.J., 1942 November 7 - 1955 November 9
Box   2
Folder   11
Milwaukee Seminary Trust, 1947 July 28 - December 10
Box   2
Folder   12
Morgan, B.Q., 1947 August 8 - 1956 January 28
Box   3
Folder   1
Naumann, Hans, 1925 June 10 - 1928 December 11
Box   3
Folder   2
Nordmeyer, H.W., 1943 November 19 - 1955 August 28
Box   3
Folder   3
Otto, Max, 1943 January 14 - 1955 December 30
Box   3
Folder   4
Pabst, Ida, 1949 August 7 - 1956 January 11; undated
Box   3
Folder   5
Philippson, Ernst, 1950 January - 1956 January 1
Box   3
Folder   6
Price, Lawrence M., 1934 December 7 - 1955 December 12; undated
Box   3
Folder   7
Purin, Charles M., 1948 May 4 - 1955 December 8; undated
Box   3
Folder   8
Ranke, Hermann, 1922 March 26 - 1953 May 9
Box   3
Folder   9
Reese, Hans, 1947 November 12; undated
Box   3
Folder   10
Rosenberg, Ralph, 1949 September 28 - 1952 April 18
Box   3
Folder   11
Sommerfeld, Arnold, 1921 May 28 - 1923 June 5; undated
Box   3
Folder   12
Trunz, Erich, 1949 April 12 - December 31
Box   3
Folder   13
Twaddle, Freeman, 1947 July 8 - October 4; undated
Box   3
Folder   14
University of Wisconsin Press, 1951 June 5 - 1957 January 18
Box   3
Folder   15
von der Leyen, Friedrich, 1950 February 4 - 1953 August 4
Box   3
Folder   16
von Gruenigen, J.P., 1937 March 10 - 1954 January 15
Box   3
Folder   17
von Schleinitz, Fritz, 1949 November 19 - 1953 June 3; undated
Box   3
Folder   18
von Weise, Leopold, 1934 February 28 - July 7
Box   3
Folder   19
Voss-Lessing controversy, 1929 November 14 - 1936 June 19
Box   3
Folder   20
Whitesell, Fritz, 1952 September 27 - 1953 February 9
World War I
Box   3
Folder   21
Personal materials-special file, 1914 August 20 - 1919 May 27
Box   3
Folder   22
“Personal aspects of the War,” 1914 September 24 - 1919 October 5
Note: Expanded file of material from previous folder.
Series: Articles and Speeches
Box   4
Folder   1
“Buhenbilder and Buhnenanweisungen in Goethe's Faust”
Box   4
Folder   2
“Faust Am Kaiserhof”
Box   4
Folder   3
“Zum Iridischen Ausgang von Goethes Faustdichtung”
Box   4
Folder   4
Reviews - miscellaneous
Box   4
Folder   5
“Outlines, mss., etc. of matters connected with the War and English-German problems in general”
Box   4
Folder   6
Miscellaneous notes, outlines, etc.
Series: Clippings
Box   4
Folder   7-8
Clippings - general
Box   5
Folder   1
Programs, clippings, etc. regarding theater in Germany, 1908
Series: Biographical and Memorabilia
Box   5
Folder   2
Architect's drawings for house
Box   5
Folder   3
Certificates, Awards, etc.
Box   5
Folder   4
Deutschamerikamscher Kongress, 1932 October 27-29
Box   5
Folder   5
Deutsches Haus, Germanische Gesellschaft
Box   5
Folder   6
Unsorted notes and papers
Box   5
Folder   7
Miscellaneous printed items, programs
Box   5
Folder   8
Biographical and Bibliographical materials
Box   5
Volume   1
Memo Book, 1906-1942
Scope and Content Note: Contents: pp. 1-69, Books Received, 1906 May 18-1938; pp. 70-99, Personliche Briefe II, 1940 January 3-1942 June 5; pp. 100-199, Personliche Briefe, 1922 November 5-1939 December 26; Record of Invitations; Guests from Abroad
Box   5
Volume   2
Record of Correspondence, 1942 June 5 - 1952 November 5
Note: Also lists former students now teaching German.
Box   5
Volume   3-4
Address Books
Box   5
Volume   5
Book of poetry by Adolf Guntsner
Note: Facsimile? of mss. notebook.
Box   5
Volume   6
Die Altenglischen Kollektivmisterian, Inaugural Dissertation at University of Leipzig, by Alexander Hohlfeld, 1888
Physical Description: Bound copy