Collection 00/MS.158 - Gerhard Wiens Papers

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US BCMLA 00/MS.158


Gerhard Wiens Papers


  • 1930-1974 (Creation)

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He seems to have gone by Gerhard rather than Abram Gerhard in his published works. Taught in Modern Languages department at University of Oklahoma at Norman starting in 1946. Left Russia in 1924. entry on him from A. Warkentin and Melvin Gingerich, eds., Who’s Who among the Mennonites (North Newton, KS: Bethel College Press, 1943): “Wiens, Abram Gerhard, Ph. D., Instr. in modern languages, Univ. of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho; b. Jan. 3, 1905, Lindenau, Molotschna, Russia; s. of Gerhard Wiens and Margarete Krueger-Wiens; marr. Helen Frances Miller, Bethany, West Virginia, July 23, 1932; children: John Anthony, b. Sept. 29, 1939. Educ.: Bluffton Col., Bluffton, Ohio, 1930, A. B.; Ohio State Univ., Columbus, Ohio, 1931, M. A. and 1934, Ph. D. Pos.: Teach., Grade Sch., Springstein, Manitoba, Canada, 1927; Instr. in modern languages, Univ. of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, 1935- Prof. Assn.: American Assn. of Univ. Prof. Publications: Bilderlesebuch fuer Anfaenger, Henry Holt & Co., 1940; Translations from the Russian of several articles on the Great Siberian Meteorite of 1908, Publications of the Society for Research on Meteorites (in Popular Astronomy), together with Dr. Lincoln LaPaz of Ohio State Univ. Mem.: Originally, Gen. Conf. Menn. Ch. of N. A. Address: 314 South Polk Street, Moscow, Idaho.” Died in July 1974 in Norman, Oklahoma, according to Social Security Death Index.

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Box 1: Book list G. Friesen American Dialect Society Class notes Garden 1972 Low German play by J. J. Enns Mennonitische Lehranstalt A. Kroeker Language teaching materials Misc. printed matter Russian book (on Gogol?) Correspondence Other misc. files

box 2: Misc. printed matter Frank H. Epp Correspondence FL Newsletter, Dept. Of Modern Languages, Univ. of Oklahoma

box 3: Alexander Petzholdt material old Life magazines

box 4: Astude (University of Idaho) FL Newsletter Clippings Class handouts Printed matter articles by Wiens book list

box 5: [not used]

box 6-8: books (books checked in Dec. 2011; most kept because of annotations and underlining by Wiens)

box 9: Petzholdt photocopies

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  • English
  • German
  • Low German
  • Russian

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