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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

General correspondence

Research and reading notes

Writings

Teaching

Personal materials

Writings by others

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Lee Milton Hollander Papers, 1897-1975



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hollander, Lee Milton, 1880-1972
Title: Hollander, Lee Milton, papers
Dates: 1897-1975
Abstract: Lee Milton Hollander (1880-1972) was a long-term professor and chairman of the Department of Germanic Languages at the University of Texas at Austin. Personal and scholarly correspondence, drafts of publications, research and reading notes, lectures, literary productions and paintings, photographs, newspaper clippings, and offprints document the life and career of Hollander and his writing on Norse and German literature and mythology.
Accession No.: 87-314; 89-164; 91-018; 93-224; 94-018
OCLC No.: 27742598
Extent: 6 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Lee Milton Hollander was born on November 8, 1880 in Baltimore, Maryland. In 1886, after the death of his father, his mother took him and his brother to live with relatives in Frankfurt, Germany. He attended primary and secondary school there before returning to the United States at the age of 17. He obtained his BA degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1901, with a major in Germanic Philology and minor in English and Comparative Philology. He earned his PhD from Johns Hopkins in 1905 and then spent two years reading, traveling, and studying in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark.

Returning to the States again, Hollander took a job as instructor in German at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and began an extensive writing career. He worked there from 1907 until 1910, when he moved to the University of Wisconsin, where he taught German and Norwegian and continued writing and publishing articles. Though he was stripped of his teaching position due to anti-German sentiment because of the war, he was able to work at the University of Wisconsin in the library compiling files of newspaper clippings, and begin a study of and interest in geology.

Hollander joined the faculty of the University of Texas as an adjunct professor of Germanic Languages in 1920. He was soon promoted to associate and then full professor. He served as the chairman of the Department of Germanic Languages from 1929 to 1946 and continued publishing scholarly articles and translations. His major works include The Poetic Edda (1928), Old Norse Poems (1936), The Skalds (1945), and Heimskringla (1964).

Beyond his scholarly pursuits, Lee M. Hollander was an accomplished musician and played violin in the University Symphony and the Austin Symphony, strongly supported dismissed UT president Homer Rainey, and was active in the UT Fortnightly Club. He additionally sponsored the University Journal Club. Symposia, lectures, and events pertaining to Norse and Germanic literature and mythology were conducted in his honor.

Dr. Hollander married Jean Wright Fisher in June 1912 and the couple had three children. He continued teaching until 1968 and conducting research until he died on October 19, 1972.

Source:

Report of the Memorial Resolution Committee for Lee M. Hollander, distributed to members of the UT General Faculty, May 7, 1976.

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Scope and Contents

The Lee Milton Hollander papers, 1897-1975, document the life and career of Hollander and chiefly comprise records of Hollander's writing. Personal and scholarly correspondence can be found, along with drafts of publications, research and reading notes, lectures, literary productions and paintings, photographs, newspaper clippings, and offprints. One group of letters written by Hollander reflects his days as a graduate student in Germanic studies at Johns Hopkins University and during a year and a half spent studying in Norway (1900-1907) and his 1928 trip to Germany and elsewhere in Europe. Another group was written in German by Paul Bonn in Europe to Hollander in Baltimore (1897-1906). The papers additionally contain reviews of books and personal materials including biographical and memorial items, artwork, family papers, and materials documenting Hollander's interest in geology.

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Arrangement

The Lee Milton Hollander papers are arranged in six series:
  • I. General correspondence
  • II. Research and reading notes
  • III. Writings
  • IV. Teaching
  • V. Personal materials
  • VI. Writings by others

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

The bulk of these papers is stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Hollander, Lee Milton, 1880-1972
Bonn, Paul
Genzmer, Felix, 1878-1959
Kierkegaard, Søren, 1813-1855
Scholz, Wilhelm von, 1874-1969
Sturtevant, A. M.
Meyer, Heinrich, 1904-1977
Subjects (Organizations)
Johns Hopkins University.
University of Texas at Austin. Department of Germanic Languages
Subjects
Language and languages.
Old Norse literature.
Scandinavian literature.
German literature.
Places
Austin (Tex.)
Baltimore (Md.)
Denmark
Germany.
Norway.
Sweden.

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Related Material

See also the UT Fortnightly Club Records, 1912-1962 and the UT Department of Germanic Languages Records, ca. 1960s-2000s.

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Separated Material

Some material has been separated to the Library Unit.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lee Milton Hollander Papers, 1897-1975, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by archives staff, 1988, 1993, 1998.

Subsequent revisions were made by Jessi Fishman, October 2016.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

General correspondence

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87-314/1 A-O, 1938-1975
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2E209 Paul Bonn, 1897-1906
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87-314/2 M-Z and unidentified, 1943-1972
Letters from Hollander to members of his family, 1900-1907, 1928

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Research and reading notes

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87-314/2 Loose notes
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87-314/3 3 x 5 cards
Note slips (contents of cigar box)
File cards, slips, and a notebook (contents of cigar box)
Notebooks
1904-1921
Sapienter Dicta III & IV; Studies - Law of finals I & II; Phil. articles - synopses
Philological, 1906-1907
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87-314/4 "Analyses and Obiter Dicta", 1934- ; "Obiter Dicta", 1934-
"Obiter Dicta"; "Semi-Philologica"; Untitled
Untitled (4 items)

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Writings

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87-314/4 Bibliographies
Articles
Drafts and correspondence, 1947-1971, undated
Proofs and reprints, 1905-1972
Translations for Poet Lore, 1909-1967
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87-314/5 Book reviews - correspondence, drafts, reprints, 1915-1970
Books
"Grettir" - unpublished translation
A Bibliography of Skaldic Studies - correspondence, 1965-1970
Correspondence, 1964-1972
Seven Eddic Lays - corrected copy, 1964
The Origin of the Icelanders - correspondence, 1964-1969
Saga og Sprak - manuscript
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87-314/6 Reviews, notes, letters, etc. inserted in Professor Hollander's books
Brochures and dust jackets
Copies of books by and dedicated to Professor Hollander
A Bibliography of Skaldic Studies, annotated, with addenda, 1958
Eyrbyggja Saga, 1959
Heimskringla, 1964
Njal's Saga, New York University Press, 1955
Njal's Saga, Twayne Publisher's edition, 1955
Old Norse Poems, with annotations, 1936
Old Norse Poems, Kraus reprint
The Origin of the Icelanders, 1967
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87-314/7 The Poetic Edda, with annotations and insertions, 1928
The Poetic Edda, with annotations, 1962
The Saga of the Jomsvikings, with insertions, 1955
The Sagas of Kormak and the Sworn Brothers, with insertions, 1949
The Skalds, with insertions, 1945
The Skalds, 1968
Old Norse Literature and Mythology, a symposium edited by E. C. Polome, annotated, with insertions, 1969
Saga og Sprak: Studies on Language and Literature, edited by J. M. Weinstock, 1972
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87-314/8 Lectures, undated

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Teaching

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87-314/8 Student evaluations

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Personal materials

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87-314/8 Biographical and memorial items
Autobiographical notes
Celebrations, 1960-1970
Awards and honorary memberships, 1949-1971
Newspaper clippings
Photographs
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3S309a Photographs of family, Baltimore, Eastern United States, Scandinavia
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3S309b Negatives
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3S309c 27 Lantern slides of Scandinavia
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87-314/8 Official documents (including educational records)
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2.325/D6c Johns Hopkins University diplomas, 1901, 1905
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87-314/8 Literary productions and artwork
Family matters, medical and insurance papers, printed matter
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87-314/9 Structural geology problems, 1920-1921
Geology and geography of Baraboo range
Field notes and maps
Geological notes (Physiography of the United States)
Gifts of books to UT Library
Organization memberships

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Writings by others

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87-314/9 Meyer, Heinrich Houston, "Freiheit und Fugung. Geschichte des Amerikadeutschen" ", 1938
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87-314/10 Offprints (alphabetical by author): A - L
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87-314/11 Offprints (alphabetical by author): M - Z

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