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Carl G. Anthon Papers

VOLUME: 3 linear feet

ACCESS: This collection is open to the public upon request.

COPYRIGHT: Please consult the archivist for information about duplication or publishing of any materials from this collection.

Biographical Note

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.

Provenance

Susan Anthon Richardson, Carl Anthon's daughter, donated this collection in 2016.

Processing Note

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.  

Box 1

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

Box 2

Folger research, 1981 - 1986

Folger seminars

  • 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

Luther, Martin

  • Clippings, 1983
  • Goethe Society, 1983, undated

Madrigal singers, programs, 1964 - 1983

Music in Middle Ages and Renaissance, 1957 - 1965, undated

Music in Renaissance

  • 1980
  • 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

  • Undated
  • Microfilm notes, undated

Women in 18th century music, 1970

Writing and research projects, 1962 - 1969, undated