Scholarship Results from Past European Studies Grants

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A Documentation • 1986 to the Present
With Gratitude to Nijhoff (1986- 2001), Coutts-Nijhoff (2002-2011) and De Gruyter (2012-  )


Michael W. Albin (Library of Congress), 1987: "Refugee and Exile Publishing in Western Europe."
Gordon Anderson (Unversity of Minnesota), 2009: "Bibliography of Swedish-Language Books Published in the United States."
Martin Antonetti (Columbia University), 1992: "Forging Links with Italian Fine Presses and Avant-Garde Publishers."
Dale Askey (Kansas State University), 2006: "Documenting a Vanishing Culture: German-language Literature from Czechoslovakia, 1945–1990."
Helene S. Baumann (Duke University), 2004: "Translation of the Subject Thesaurus of the Pictorial Archive of the German Colonial Society (Bildarchiv der Deutschen Kolonialgesellschaft) from German to English."
Marcy Bidney (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), 2017: "Where the Water Flows: Documenting Collections of Late 19th and Early 20th Century Nautical Charts."
Katharine C. Chandler (Free Library of Philadelphia), 2015: "Trends in Monastic Book Production in the Fifteenth Century: Scribal Activity in Paris and Dijon."
Marta Deyrup (Seton Hall University), 2014: "C’era una volta: A guide to Print Materials Published by and about the Italian Minority Communities of Dalmatia and Istria in the 20th and 21st Centuries.”
Michelle Emanuel, (University of Mississippi), 2008: "Film Libraries and Archives in Paris."
Patricia Figueroa (Brown University), 2016: "Voices from 'La Movida:'Indexing Spain’s Underground Magazines from the Transition Period."
Jeffrey Garrett (Northwestern University), 1998: "The End of Monastery Libraries in Bavaria and the Birth of Modern Library Science, 1802-1814."
Richard Hacken (Brigham Young University), 1999: "Towards Reconstructing the Fate of Viennese Jewish Libraries in the Nazi Era."
Barbara C. Halporn (Harvard University), 1995: "The World of Johann Amerbach: Early Printing in its Social Context."
Eleanore O. Hofstetter (Towson University), 1996: "Women in International Migration 1945-1995."
Charlene Kellsey (University of Colorado), 2005: "The Bibliothèques Municipales of France as Sources for Medieval History of Monastic Institutions: The Case of Arles."
Jeffry Larson (Yale University), 2000: "Documenting the Dissemination of the Gregorian Calendar Reform in France during the Wars of Religion."
Stephen Lehmann (University of Pennsylvania), 1994: "Outstanding Journal Publishing in German Academic Librarianship."
Frederick Lynden (Brown University), 1986: "Price Indexes of European Academic Library Materials."
James P. Niessen (Rutgers University), 2002: "German Acquisitions in Hungarian Research Libraries: Cooperative Collection Development in the Twentieth Century."
Michael Olson, (Harvard University), 2003: "Two Libraries, Two Peoples: Die Deutsche Bibliothek and Die Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin since German Reunification."
Liladhar R. Pendse (Princeton U), 2012: "A Comprehensive Descriptive Bibliography of Indo-Portuguese Periodicals Held by the National Libraries of Portugal and Other Lisbon Libraries."
Dan Pennell (University of Pittsburgh), 2013: "A Comprehensive Bibliography on Romanian Studies."
Nancy S. Reinhardt (Harvard University), 1991: "Henry Wadsworth Longfellow as Book Selector for the Northern Germanic Languages."
Pamela Spence Richards (Rutgers University), 1990: "Acquisitions and Distribution of Enemy Scientific and Technical Journals during World War II."
Timothy Shipe (University of Iowa), 2010: “The Franco-Romanian Literary Avant-Garde in Bucharest Libraries.”
James H. Spohrer (University of California at Berkeley), 1989: "Preserving the Written Record: Preservation Programs at European Libraries."
Sem C. Sutter (University of Chicago), 1997: "Books in German-Occupied Europe: The Rosenberg Files."
Sue Waterman (Johns Hopkins University), 2001: "Collecting the Nineteenth Century: The Book, the Specimen, the Photograph as Archive."


Albin, Michael W. "Refugees and Exile Publishing in Western Europe: A Report of Field Research." Paper presented at the WESS Conference (Florence, Italy), 1988.
________. "Refugee and Exile Publishing in Western Europe." C&RL News 50:381-385 (May 1989).

Anderson, Gordon. ""The Swedish American Bibliography: Virtually Complete—Completely Virtual?" Paper presented at ACRL-WESS Meeting (San Diego, California), January, 2011.

Antonetti, Martin. "Fine Printing in Italy Today." Paper presented at the Grolier Club (New York). December, 1992.
________. "The Art of the Contemporary Book in Italy." Italian Journal 6:39 (December 1993).
________. "Et in Arcadia Ego: A Fine Printing Pastorale in Northern Italy." Bookways 8:14-26 (July 1993).
________. "Discovering Contemporary Fine Presses In Italy." Paper presented at the Rowfant Club (Cleveland). April, 1993.
________. "Waning of Letterpress Culture in Italy." Paper presented to the Typophiles (New York). December, 1993.
________. "From Arcadia to Zanella: Some Contemporary Letterpress Printers in Italy." AB Bookmans Weekly, September 12, 1994, 952ff.
________. "Fine Printing after Bodoni? A Grand Tour of Contemporary Italian Printers." Paper presented to the Baxter Society, Westbrook College (Portland, Maine). October, 1994.
________. "Six Decades and Two Generations of Fine Printing at the Tallone Press." Paper presented to the Grolier Club (New York). April, 1994.
________. "Type as Image: The Work of Alberto Tallone Editore Books from Paris and Alipgnano, 1943-1993." (Exhibit). Grolier Club (New York), March, 1994.
________. "When Is a Book Not a Book? And When It's Not, What Is It?" Paper presented at the Portland, Maine, Museum of Art. May, 1997.
________. "Collecting Artists' Books: the Institutional Perspective." (Queens Borough Public Library, Jamaica, New York). May, 1998.
________. "A New Paradigm for Education in the Book Arts." Paper presented at the meeting "The Stinehour Press at Dartmouth College" (Dartmouth College). August, 1999.

Baumann, Helene. “Colonies and Missions: The Digital Archive of the Deutsche Kolonialgesellschaft” Paper presented at ACRL-WESS Meeting (San Antonio, Texas), January, 2006.

Emanuel, Michelle. "Report of the 2008 Coutts Nijhoff Award Winner." WESS Newsletter 32, no. 2 (Spring 2009).
________. “Finding Film Resources: Challenges of formats, policies, and intranets.” IFLA Journal 37.4 (2011): 289-95. DOI: 10.1177/0340035211430009

Figueroa, Patricia. "Voices from 'La Movida:'Indexing Spain’s Underground Magazines from the Transition Period." WESS Newsletter 40, no. 1 (Fall 2016).
________. "Voces de la Movida." (Internet File).

Garrett, Jeffrey. "Books and Things: The Crisis of Representation in German Libraries after 1800."
Paper presented at the Alice Berline Kaplan Center for the Humanities, Northwestern University. March 8, 1999.
________. "Aufhebung im doppelten Wortsinn: The Fate of Monastic Libraries in Central Europe, 1780-1810." Verbum Analecta Neolatina (Piliscaba, Hungary), no. 2:15-27 (1999).
________. "The Legacy of the Baroque in Virtual Representations of Library Space." Library Quarterly 74, no. 1: 42-62 (January 2004)
________. "Report from the 1998 Nijhoff Award Recipient." WESS Newsletter 22, no. 2:3-4 (Spring 1999).
________. "Redefining Order in the German Library, 1775-1825." Eighteenth-Century Studies 33, no. 1:103-23 (Fall 1999).
________. "Bavarian State Library." In International Dictionary of Library Histories, ed. David H. Stam (Chicago, London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001): 202-207.

Hacken, Richard. "Report from the 1999 Nijhoff Study Grant Recipient." WESS Newsletter 23, no. 2 (Spring 2000).
________. "The Jewish Community Library in Vienna: From Dispersion and Destruction to Partial Restoration."Leo Baeck Institute Year Book 47 (2002): 151-172.

Halporn, Barbara C., and Stephen Lehmann. "Reports from Nijhoff Award Recipients." WESS Newsletter 19, no. 2 (Spring 1996).
Halporn, Barbara C., ed. The Correspondence of Johann Amerbach: Early Printing in its Social Context. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2000.

Hofstetter, Eleanore O. ["Report from the 1996 Nijhoff Award Recipient." WESS Newsletter 20, no. 1 (Fall 1996).
________. Women in Global Migration, 1945-2000: A Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Bibliography. (Bibliographies and Indexes in Women's Studies, 30). Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 2001.

Larson, Jeffry. "Report from the 1999 (i.e., 2000) Nijhoff Study Grant Recipient: Huguenot Resistance to the Gregorian Calendar Reform in France." WESS Newsletter 25, no. 1 (Fall 2001).

Lehmann, Stephen. "Die deutschen bibliothekarischen Fachzeitschriften aus amerikanischer Sicht." Bibliotheksdienst 29:887-890 (June 1995).
________. "Library Journals and Academic Librarianship in Germany: A Sketch." College & Research Libraries 56:301-312 (July 1995).
________. "Reports from Nijhoff Award Recipients." WESS Newsletter 19, no. 2 (Spring 1996).
Garrett, Jeffrey, Heidi Hutchinson, and Stephen Lehmann, eds. (1994-2000);
Boerner, Nancy, James Burgett, Beau David Case, Jeffry Larson, and Marianna McKim, eds. (2000-2004);
Gordon Anderson, Rebecca Malek-Wiley and Nancy Boerner, eds. (2005- ),
Reference Reviews Europe Annual: Abstracts of Reviews Published in Informationsmittel für Bibliotheken. Including Original Reviews (2000- ). Fiesole, Italy: Casalini libri.
Also available online as Reference Reviews Europe Online (1994- ).

Lynden, Frederick. "Prices of Foreign Library Materials: A Report." College & Research Libraries 49:217-231 (May 1988).

Niessen, James P. "German Acquisitions in Hungarian Libraries: Cultural Commerce and Collection Development," WESS Newsletter 27,1 (Fall 2003).
----------. "Német nyelvu könyvek beszerzése három budapesti nagykönyvtárban 1900-1990. Kulturális viszonyok és könyvtári szereposztás,"
Presentation at the Sixth World Congress of Hungarian Libraries, Széchényi National Library, Budapest, Hungary, July 11, 2004.
Published in: Magyar Könyvtárosok VI. Világtalálkozója (Budapest: Könyvtári Intézet, 2004), 29-34.
----------. "German Book Acquisitions in Budapest Research Libraries: Quantitative and Qualitative Indicators"
Presentation at the meeting of the WESS Research & Planning Committee at ALA Midwinter in Boston, January 15, 2005.
----------. "Német nyelvu könyvek beszerzése három budapesti nagykönyvtárban. 1900 és 1990 között. Kulturális viszonyok és könyvtári szereposztás."
1. rész: "1900-1945," Könyvtári figyelo 50,4 (2004), 851-60; 2. rész: "1945-1990” Könyvtári Figyelő 52,1 (2006), pp. 9-29.

Olson, Michael, The Odyssey of a German National Library: A Short History of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, the Deutsche Bücherei, and the Deutsche Bibliothek. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1996.

Reinhardt, Nancy S. "Longfellow in Northern Europe in 1835: Learning the Languages and Buying Books for the Harvard College Library."
Paper presented at Houghton Library (Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.). February, 1993.
________. "Longfellow in Northern Europe in 1835." (Exhibit). Harvard University (Houghton Library), February-May, 1993.

Richards, Pamela Spence. "Scientific Information in Occupied France, 1940-44." Library Quarterly 62:295-305 (1992).
________. Scientific Information in Wartime: The Allied-German Rivalry, 1939-45. (Contributions in Military Studies, 151.) Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1994.
Shipe, Timothy. "Exploring Literary Collections in the Paris of the East." WESS Newsletter 35, no. 1 (Fall 2011).
Shipe, Timothy, and Monique Yaari, eds. From Dada to Infra-Noir: Dada, Surrealism, and Romania. Dada/Surrealism 20 (2015) (Special number).
Sutter, Sem C. "Polish Books in Exile: Cultural Booty across Two Continents, through Two Wars." In The Holocaust and the Book: Destruction and Preservation, ed. Jonathan Rose. (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2000): 143-161.
________. "Libri polacchi in esilio: attraverso due continenti, nel corso di due guerre," in Jonathan Rose, ed., Il libro nella Shoah: Distruzione e conservazione (Milano: Edizioni Sylvestre Bonnard, 2003), 189-212.
________."The Lost Jewish Libraries of Vilna and the Frankfurt Institut zur Erforschung der Judenfrage," in James Raven, ed., Lost Libraries: The Destruction of Great Book Collections since Antiquity (Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), 219-235.
_________. “Looting of Jewish Collections in France by the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg,” in Jüdischer Buchbesitz als Raubgut: Zweites Hannoversches Symposium, edited by Regina Dehnel, Zeitschrift für Bibliothekswesen und Bibliographie',' Sonderheft 88 (Frankfurt: Klostermann, 2006), 120-134.
________. "The Fate of Books Confiscated in the Möbel Aktion". Paper presented at a conference on Restitution of Confiscated Works of Art: A Wish or a Reality? (Documentation Centre for Property Transfers of Cultural Assets of World War II Victims, Liberec, Czech Republic), October, 2007; published in Restitution of Confiscated Art Works - Wish or Reality?: Documentation, Identification and Restitution of Cultural Property of the Victims of World War II, ed. Mečislav Borák, (Prague, 2008), 102-113.
_________. “H. A. Krüss and Gustav Abb as Library Administrators in Occupied Territories,” in Bibliotheken in der NS-Zeit: Provenienzforschung und Bibliotheksgeschichte, edited by Stefan Alker, Christina Köstner, Markus Stumpf (Wien: V&R unipress, 2008), 315-327.

Waterman, Sue. "Report from the 2001 Martinus Nijhoff Study Grant Recipient." WESS Newsletter 25, no. 2 (Spring 2002)
________. "Collecting the 19th century: the book, the specimen, the photograph as archive".
Paper presented at "Material Cultures: the book, the text, and the archive" conference (Centre for the History of the Book and the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Scotland). July 30, 2000.
_________. "Collecting the 19th century." Representations, 90 (Spring 2005): 98-128.
_________. "Rocks." Chapter in Sprachen des Sammelns. Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 2016.

Compiled by Stephen Lehmann, University of Pennsylvania, on behalf of WESS, the Western European Studies Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries, American Library Association.
Updated in December 2001 by Jeff Garrett (Northwestern Univ.).
Updated in November 2004 by Kati Radics (UCLA).
Updated in July 2005 by Helene Baumann (Duke).
Edited in 2006 by Reinhart Sonnenburg
Updated and reformatted in 2017 by Richard Hacken.


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