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Carl G. Anthon (1911 - 1996) was born in Wismar, Germany on May 19, 1911. He earned his BA from the University of Chicago (1938) and his MA and PhD from Harvard (1939, 1943), all of which were in Modern European History. Anthon taught history at Colby College (1945 - 1949) and American University of Beirut (1955 - 1958) before becoming a European history professor at American University (1961 - 1976). In addition to his academic appointments, Anthon worked in government as Higher Education Advisor for the U.S. High Commission for Germany (1949 - 1952) and Executive Secretary for the U.S. Education Commission in the German Federal Republic (1958 - 1960).
Scope and Content Note
This collection contains notes, outlines, and syllabi for history classes Carl Anthon taught at American University. There are also notes from talks Anthon gave elsewhere or attended. Some items in this collection are in German.
Susan Anthon Richardson, Carl Anthon's daughter, donated this collection in 2016.
The archivist arranged this collection alphabetically and topically for accessibility.
Series Descriptions and Box and Folder Listing
Series 1: Class Lecture Notes (1957 - 1976) 2 linear feet
This series contains Carl Anthon's notes for his history class lectures including outlines and syllabi. There are bibliographies and clippings accompanying the notes.
Das Nazi Regime (3 folders), 1970 - 1976
Europas und Amerikas (2 folders), undated
Europe from 1914 to 1939
(3 folders), 1973 - 1976
United States and Europe, 1968 - 1969
Europe since 1939 (4 folders), 1957 - 1975
European history research seminar, 1971
History colloquium, 1973, undated
Philosophy of history, undated
The Reformation (3 folders), 1967 - 1975, undated
The Renaissance (3 folders), undated
Series 2: General Lecture Notes (1947 - 1987) 1 linear foot
This series contains notes Carl Anthon prepared for speaking engagements. There are flyers, lyrics, programs, reading lists, and sheet music from lectures he gave or attended. A few of these lectures included a music performance. There are also notes from research Anthon conducted at the Folger Shakespeare Library.
Box 1 (continued)
Adenauer's Ostpolitik, American University lecture, 1971 - 1976, undated
Blücher, Franz, undated
Book reviews, undated
Brüning, Heinrich, 1947 - 1959, 1970
Coverage of U.S. Related Issues at Selected West German Universities, 1978
Folger research, 1981 - 1986
Dickens, Arthur Geoffrey, 1966 - 1972
Haar, James, 1987
Luther, Martin, 1983
German 18th Century Document Project, Library of Congress, undated
Haydn, Joseph, 1975, undated
Josquin workshop, Lowinsky, Edward E., 1982
Goethe Society, 1983, undated
Madrigal singers, programs, 1964 - 1983
Music in Middle Ages and Renaissance, 1957 - 1965, undated
Music in Renaissance
Special lectures, 1964 - 1976
Nazi records, 1969, undated
Pechel, Rudolf, undated
Philidor, François-Andre, 1977, undated
Rare book lectures, 1981 - 1983
Reeducation, 1975 - 1977
Reform of universities from 1945 to 1952, 1977, undated
The United States and Germany in the 20th Century lecture, 1969, 1975
The United States and Germany since 1870
Microfilm notes, undated
Women in 18th century music, 1970
Writing and research projects, 1962 - 1969, undated