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Norbert Krapf Papers, 1977-1996


Mss 076
7.0 c.f (7 cartons)


ABSTRACT

Norbert Krapf is a professor of English and the director of the C. W. Post Poetry Center at the C. W. Post Campus of Long Island University in Brookville, New York. Krapf has written or edited seventeen books, including eleven books of poetry, a young adult novel, and a book of writings about William Cullen Bryant. Krapf was born in Jasper, Indiana, and much of his poetry and other writings are inspired by his native state and his German ancestry. His interest in the history of his family and of the German community in the area around Jasper started him on a research project that culminated in the publication of Finding the Grain: Pioneer German Journals and Letters from Dubois County, Indiana.

This collection contains research and publication materials for Finding the Grain. The book contains letters and journals written by Germans who settled in Dubois County from the 1830s to the1850s. These documents provide a first-hand look at the lives of the immigrants in their new environment. The research materials in the collection include photocopies, transcriptions, and translations of the original documents, Krapf's research notes on the documents, his correspondence with archivists, scholars, and translators about the documents, and photographs of some of the documents. The publication materials include drafts of the book's chapters, several versions of the final manuscript, correspondence, and permission to publish letters.

ACCESS

This collection is open to the public without restriction. The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) govern the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

PREFERRED CITATION

Cite as: Norbert Krapf Papers, 1977-1996, Special Collections and Archives, University Library, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.

ACQUISITION

Presented by Norbert Krapf, June 1999, A2002/03-001.

DESCRIPTION

Research and publication materials for Krapf's book, Finding the Grain: Pioneer German Journals and Letters from Dubois County, Indiana. Research materials include photocopies, transcriptions, and translations of the original documents, Krapf's research notes on the documents, his correspondence with archivists, scholars, and translators about the documents, and photographs of some of the documents. The publication materials include drafts of the book's chapters, several versions of the final manuscript, correspondence, and permission to publish letters.

PRELIMINARY INVENTORY

Contents Box
Kundek Materials 1
  Photocopies of original letters
  Transcriptions of original letters
  Translations of original letters
  Krapf's index card notes on articles and notes about Kundek
Photocopies of articles for background research 2
  Photocopies of original letters  
  Transcriptions of original letters  
  Krapf's correspondence, 1977-1995  
  Krapf's research notes, 1992-1995  
  Drafts of chapter introductions  
  Paper proposal for Society for German American Studies conference  
Hassfurther-Gerland Letters 3
  Krapf's research notes, 1979-1985  
  Krapf's correspondence, 1982-1995  
  Photocopies of original letters  
  Transcriptions of original letters  
  Translations of original letters  
  Draft of presentation Krapf made at Society for German American Studies conference, 1988  
  Drafts of footnote annotations  
  Photographs and negatives of original letters, 1992  
Betz Journals 4
  Photocopies of original journals  
  Krapf's correspondence, 1976-1977  
  Transcriptions of original journals  
  Translations of original journals  
  Photocopies of background articles  
  Draft of chapter introduction  
  Gerdemann Journal  
  Photocopy of original journal  
  Krapf's correspondence, 1992-1995  
  Photocopies of newspaper excerpts of journal, 1976  
Dupps Letter  
  Krapf's research notes, 1977-1992  
  Background articles  
  Photocopy of the original letter  
  Transcription of the original letter  
  Translation of the original letter  
  Photocopy of the Dupps passport  
  Draft to chapter introduction  
Fierst's Gesellenbuch (Journeyman's Book)  
  Photocopy of the original Gesellenbuch  
  Transcription of the original Gesellenbuch  
  Translation of the original Gesellenbuch  
  Krapf's correspondence, 1980-85  
  Background documents and notes  
  Krapf's notes from trip to Laudenbach, 1985  
Demuth Materials  
  Photocopy of the Demuth Civil War diary  
  Transcription of the diary  
  Translation of the diary  
  Notes about the diary  
  Photocopies of John Demuth's army documents  
  Krapf's correspondence  
  Photocopies of Demuth family passports  
  Photocopies of St. Ferdinand records relating to the Demuth family  
  Translations of the Demuth family passports  
  Photocopies of Demuth family poems  
Borman Materials 5
  Photocopies of the Maria Schultz letters  
  Photocopies of the Borman Civil War letters  
  Translation of Borman letters  
  Background materials on the Borman letters  
  Krapf's correspondence, 1977-1979  
  Photocopy of the Arensman Journal  
  Transcription of the Sondermann Journal  
  Transcription of the St. Meinrad letters  
 

Photocopy of the St. Joseph's Parish Book

 
Finding the Grain Grant Applications, C. W. Post/LIU and Records, 1977-1994  
Finding the Grain Production Correspondence and Permissions, 1978-1996  
Front Matter and Chapters 1 and 2 Drafts, 1992-1995 6
Chapters 3-7 Drafts and Printouts, 1985-1995  
1977 Finding the Grain Manuscript, Pasteups, and Proofs, 1977  
August, 1995 and February-May, 1996 Printout Versions of Finding the Grain, 1995-1996 7
May, 1996 Corrected Printout and November, 1996 2nd Proof, 1996  

SUBJECT ACCESS

Krapf, Norbert, 1943-
Dubois County (Ind.)
German Americans--Biography
German Americans--History
Germany--Emigration and immigration
Finding the Grain: Pioneer German Journals and Letters from Dubois County, Indiana.

 

Last updated by bburk on 03/22/2009