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Eastman Papers, ca. 1935-1955
3 records storage boxes (3 linear ft.)

Abstract:
The bulk of the collection consists of notes, assignments and other materials related to Eastman's teaching of German language and literature at Amherst College. In addition, there is correspondence, personal diaries and unpublished manuscripts on topics in medieval German literature and German linguistics; one folder related to army training at Amherst College during World War I; and copious notes and manuscripts for his 1916 genealogy of the Thompson, Hull, Clark, Curtiss, Gunn, Peck, Stiles, Wells (Welles) and Judson families.

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Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the papers for research use.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the papers should be directed to the Amherst College Archivist.

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Biographical Note

Clarence Willis Eastman was born in Concord, New Hampshire on January 3, 1873. He received a Bachelor's degree from Worchester Polytechnic Institute in 1894. He studied German Literature at the Universities of Gottingen and Leipzig from 1895 to 1898, and received the degrees of Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy from the University if Leipzig in 1898. From 1898 until 1907, he taught German at the University of Iowa, and, during the summers, taught at the University of Chicago and the University of Missouri.

Eastman's publications include Die Syntax des Dativs bei Notker (dissertation, 1898); Wilhelm Hauff's "Lichtenstein"(1901); An Account of Some of the Ancestors of Harry Thompson and Myra Hull (1916); Goethe's Poems (editor, 1941).

Eastman became Associate Professor of German Language and Literature at Amherst College in 1907, and full Professor in 1909. He remained at Amherst until his retirement in 1943. He died March 12, 1952.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The bulk of the collection consists of notes, assignments and other materials related to Eastman's teaching of German language and literature at Amherst College. In addition, there is correspondence, personal diaries and unpublished manuscripts on topics in medieval German literature and German linguistics; one folder related to army training at Amherst College during World War I; and copious notes and manuscripts for his 1916 genealogy of the Thompson, Hull, Clark, Curtiss, Gunn, Peck, Stiles, Wells (Welles) and Judson families.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the papers for research use.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the papers should be directed to the Amherst College Archivist.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

[Identification of item], in Clarence Willis Eastman Papers [Box #, folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

History of the Collection

Processing Information
Listed:1987 summer
By:Deborah Pelletier
Susannah Pelletier


Additional Information
Contact Information
Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Phone: (413) 542-2299
Fax: (413) 542-2692

Email Reference Form: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives/askus
URL: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives
Language
English.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
Heine Assignments
n.d.

Box 1: folder 1
German
n.d.

Box 1: folder 2
First year German written by C.W.E.
1939

Box 1: folder 3
First Year German written by C.W.E. (personal copy)
1939

Box 1: folder 4
German III Dictation
n.d.

Box 1: folder 5
Notes on stories and the German language
n.d.

Box 1: folder 6
Keller, Gotthelf, C.F. Meyer, Deutsche Literatur im 20 Jahrh
1922

Box 1: folder 7
Goethe
n.d.

Box 1: folder 8
Goethe
n.d.

Box 1: folder 9
Goethe
n.d.

Box 1: folder 10
Goethe's Poems - notes by C.W.E.
n.d.

Box 1: folder 11
Goethe's Poems - notes by C.W.E.(private copy)
n.d.

Box 1: folder 12
Goethe's Poems - notes by C.W.E. to Stanley King 1938
n.d.

Box 1: folder 13
Introduction to Translations of the Minnesang Copy 1
n.d.

Box 1: folder 14
Introduction to Translations of the Minnesang Copy 2
n.d.

Box 1: folder 15
Introduction to Translations of the Translations of Minnesang, copy 3
n.d.

Box 1: folder 16
Translations of Minnesang by C.W.E
n.d.

Box 1: folder 17
History and Interpretation of Minnesang by C.W.E.
n.d.

Box 1: folder 18
Minnesang
1929

Box 1: folder 19
Der Minnesang I and Letter to Professor Weigand of Yale
1947

Box 1: folder 20
Der Minnesang I
n.d.

Box 1: folder 21
Der Minnesang II
n.d.

Box 1: folder 22
Der Minnesang III
n.d.

Box 1: folder 23
Letters to Ann, July 9-August 15, 1934
1934

Box 2: folder 1
Notebook on German Linguistics
N.D.

Box 2: folder 2
Three Copies of "Relation of the Biblical Idom to the Idom of Revolution" from the Amherst Graduate's Quarterly , April 1912.
1912

Box 2: folder 3
Alexis Cabanis 1917
1917

Box 2: folder 4
Two Schedules in German (1885-86 and 1896-97)
1885-1897

Box 2: folder 5
Two Diaries in German
1896

Box 2: folder 6
Poems and unidentified picture
n.d.

Box 2: folder 7
Lyrics and Poems
n.d.

Box 2: folder 8
Book: As You Were, 4th Company C.O.T.S, Camp Lee, Virginia.
1918

Box 2: folder 9
Middle High German
n.d.

Box 2: folder 10
Introductions to Translations of Medieval German Lyrics
n.d.

Box 2: folder 11
Roman und Novelle-Des Realismus and Deutsche Literatur
1933

Box 2: folder 12
Beowulf 5-1925
n.d.

Box 2: folder 13
West-Ostlicher Divan, Final Draft April 13, 1940
1933

Box 2: folder 14
Notes on Books, Sept. 30, 1922
1922

Box 2: folder 15
Vocabulary or Glossar of Sachsenspeigel
n.d.

Box 2: folder 16
Notes on Thidreks-Saga and other books
n.d.

Box 2: folder 17
Walther von der Vogelweide I
n.d.

Box 2: folder 18
Walther von der Vogelweide II
n.d.

Box 2: folder 19
The German Novel I
n.d.

Box 2: folder 20
The German Novel II
n.d.

Box 2: folder 21
German Train Pass
1934

Box 3: folder 1
Correspondence concerning Roger Brackett
1917

Box 3: folder 2
Correspondence: Meiklejohn and Secretary of State
1917

Box 3: folder 3
The Amherst Student , May 10, 1917; April 6th & 9th, 1917; March 26, 1917; May 16, 1918.
1917-18

Box 3: folder 4
Student Army Training and Pictures of Students
1918

Box 3: folder 5
Middle High German Lyrics (Walter von der Vogelweide)
n.d.

Box 3: folder 6
German Nouns and Grammar
1938

Box 3: folder 7
Humorous Quifrs in German (newspaper clippings)
1934

Box 3: folder 8
Verbs, Idioms, Prefixes and Subjunctives
n.d.

Box 3: folder 9
Pronunciation with Introduction
n.d.

Box 3: folder 10
The Badger Family
n.d.

Box 3: folder 11
The Bean Family
1916

Box 3: folder 12
The Boltwood Family
n.d.

Box 3: folder 13
The Cheney Family
1914

Box 3: folder 14
The Clark Family
n.d.

Box 3: folder 15
The Currier Family
n.d.

Box 3: folder 16
The Curtiss Family
1917

Box 3: folder 17
The Dey Family
1906

Box 3: folder 18
The French Family
1915

Box 3: folder 19
Obituaries: Griswold, Goodrich, Greenleaf, Graves
n.d.

Box 3: folder 20
The Hart Family
n.d.

Box 3: folder 21
The Hull Family
1915

Box 3: folder 22
The Judson Family
n.d.

Box 3: folder 23
The Kingstons and Woosters
n.d.

Box 3: folder 24
Professor Sinclair's Obituary
n.d.

Box 3: folder 25
An Account of Some of the Ancestors of Harry Thompson and Myra Hull , Complied and Printed by C.W.E. in 1915.
1916

Box 3: folder 26
The Philbrick Family
n.d.

Box 3: folder 27
The Porter Family
n.d.

Box 3: folder 28
Unidentified
1916

Box 3: folder 29
The White Family
n.d.

Box 3: folder 30
Sons of the American Revolution National Society
1915

Box 3: folder 31
Der Deutsche Roman
n.d.

Box 3: folder 32
Der Deutsche Roman
n.d.

Box 3: folder 33
Die Romantische Schule
1914

Box 3: folder 34
Romantic School (Die Romantische Schule)
n.d.

Box 3: folder 35
Jung Deutschland, German 4, 1830
1936

Box 3: folder 36
Dorfgeschichte
n.d.

Box 3: folder 37
Dorfgeschichte
n.d.

Box 3: folder 38
Dorfgeschichte
n.d.

Box 3: folder 39
Gellert
n.d.

Box 3: folder 40
Goethe
n.d.

Box 3: folder 41
The Historical Novel
n.d.

Box 3: folder 42
Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre
n.d.

Box 3: folder 43
Munchener Schule
n.d.

Box 3: folder 44
Proben Von Deutschen Mundarten
n.d.

Box 3: folder 45
Realism-Poetischer Realismus
n.d.

Box 3: folder 46
Robinsonaden
n.d.

Box 3: folder 47
Schelmanroman
n.d.

Box 3: folder 48
Volksbuscher
n.d.

Box 3: folder 49
Cristoph Martin Wieland (1733-1813)
n.d.

Box 3: folder 50
Wieland (1733-1813)
n.d.

Box 3: folder 51
German Novels Bibliography
n.d.

Box 3: folder 52
Correspondence: F.S. Crofts for Goethe's Poems
1941

Box 3: folder 53
Acknowledgements for Goethe's Poems
1941-1947

Box 3: folder 54
F.S. Crofts; Review of Goethe's Poems
1942, 1949

Box 3: folder 55
Goethe's Poems , Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc. Royalty Statements and Review
1941-1950

Box 3: folder 56
Notes from Goethe's Poems
n.d.

Box 3: folder 57
D.C. Heath & Company
1940

Box 3: folder 58
Manthorne & Burack, Inc. Publishers
1940

Box 3: folder 59
Library of Congress for First Year German
1939

Box 3: folder 60
Professor Faust, Acknowledgement Copyright for First Year German , and Goethe's Poems.
1938-1940

Box 3: folder 61
Professor Faust
1939

Box 3: folder 62
Professor Faust
1940-1941

Box 3: folder 63
American Relief Administration
1921

Box 3: folder 64
Camp Dudley
1921

Box 3: folder 65
The State University of Iowa May 16, 1921
1921

Box 3: folder 66
Edward E. Bancroft, M.D.
1921

Box 3: folder 67
Correspondence



To C.W.E. in German
1922

Box 3: folder 68
Automatic Heating Corporation
1923

Box 3: folder 69
Atkinson (Paris)
1926

Box 3: folder 70
Deerfield Academy
1927

Box 3: folder 71
Spaulding Moss Corporation
1939

Box 3: folder 72
Stanley King
1939

Box 3: folder 73
Yale
1947-1950

Box 3: folder 74
A-C
1922-1928

Box 3: folder 75
D, E
1923-1927

Box 3: folder 76
F, G
1921-1928

Box 3: folder 77
H-J
1921-1925

Box 3: folder 78
K, L
1920-1927

Box 3: folder 79
M
1920-1927

Box 3: folder 80
N-P
1920-1928

Box 3: folder 81
Q-S
1920-1928

Box 3: folder 82
T-V
1920-1927

Box 3: folder 83
W
1921-1926

Box 3: folder 84

Search Terms
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Subjects
  • Amherst College--Faculty.
  • Eastman, Clarence Willis,|d1873-1952
  • German literature--Study and teaching--Massachusetts--Amherst.
  • Hull family.
  • Hull, Richard, 1599-1662--Family.
  • Thompson family.
  • Thompson, Anthony, 1612-1648--Family.

Genre terms
  • Diaries.
  • Genealogies.
  • Lecture notes--Amherst College.


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