Eric A. Blackall Papers, ca. 1939-1989

Collection Number: 14-18-2761

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Eric A. Blackall papers, ca. 1939-1989
Collection Number:
14-18-2761
Creator:
Eric A. (Eric Albert) Blackall, 1914-1989.
Quantity:
8.2 cubic ft.; 2 audiocassettes; 2 reels negative microfilm.
Forms of Material:
Lecture notes, drafts, typescripts, biographical material, financial papers, correspondence, letters of recommendation, microfilm, audiocassettes, and department files.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Lecture notes, drafts and typescripts for articles and books, including Goethe and the Novel; also lecture notes and texts for his course "Great Moments in German Literature"; notes from Cambridge University; biographical material, financial papers, correspondence, letters of recommendation, and audiocassettes of Blackall's memorial service of 27 January 1990; and German Literature Department files.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Scholar and critic of German and Austrian literature. Cornell University Professor of German literature.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Lecture notes, drafts and typescripts for articles and books, including Goethe and the Novel; also lecture notes and texts for his course "Great Moments in German Literature"; notes from Cambridge University; biographical material, financial papers, correspondence, letters of recommendation, and audiocassettes of Blackall's memorial service of 27 January 1990; and German Literature Department files.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Blackall, Eric A. (Eric Albert)
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832.
Blackall, Eric A. (Eric Albert). Goethe and the novel.
Cornell University. Dept. of German Literature.
Cornell University--Faculty.

Subjects:
German literature--Study and teaching.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
Restricted in part.
Cite As:
Eric A. Blackall Papers, #14-18-2761. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Class notes Boxes 1-4
Series II. Manuscript of unpublished German version of Goethe and the Novel; other manuscripts, drafts, and typescripts Box 5
Series III. Manuscripts, drafts, and typescripts; correspondence, records of the Department of German Literature at Cornell (RESTRICTED in part) Box 6
Series IV. Correspondence, records of the Department of German Literature at Cornell; biographical material; lectures Boxes 7-9
Series V. Cambridge University class notes; other miscellaneous papers Box 10
Series VI. RESTRICTED Box 11
Series VII. Microfilms and audiotapes

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Box 1 Folder 1
Goethe (grad)
Box 1 Folder 2
Goethe
Box 1 Folder 3-5
Faust
Box 1 Folder 6-7
355 Goethe
Box 1 Folder 8
Goethe as Dramatist
Box 1 Folder 9
Hamann
Box 1 Folder 10-11
Medieval
Box 1 Folder 12
Austria
Box 1 Folder 13
Baroque
Box 1 Folder 14
Bibliography
Box 1 Folder 15
Büchner
Box 1 Folder 16-21
Wagner
Box 1 Folder 22
Seminar: From the Wanderjahre to the Buddenbrooks
Box 1 Folder 23
Dostoevski
Box 1 Folder 24
Kant
Box 1 Folder 25
Heine
Box 1 Folder 26
Lessing
Box 1 Folder 27
German Comedy 1660-1800
Box 1 Folder 28-29
Germany 1850-1890
Box 1 Folder 30-31
Germany 1890-1914
Box 1 Folder 32
Schiller
Box 1 Folder 33-34
Schiller Centenary Lecture
Box 1 Folder 35-36
Schnitzler
Box 1 Folder 37-39
German History 1792-1914
Box 1 Folder 40-41
1954 - 16th Century Germany
Box 1 Folder 42-43
17th German
Box 1 Folder 44
Austria
Box 1 Folder 45-46
1954 - The Young Herder
Box 1 Folder 47-48
1952 - The Gothic Language in its Teutonic Setting
Box 1 Folder 49-50
Lectures I-IX - The Growth of the German Vocabulary
Box 1 Folder 51-52
Lectures X-XVI - The Growth of the German Vocabulary
Box 2 Folder 1-2
History of German Language - Second Year I
Box 2 Folder 3-4
History of German Language - Second Year II
Box 2 Folder 5-6
History of German Language - Third Year I
Box 2 Folder 7-9
History of German Language - Third Year II
Box 2 Folder 10-11
Reader
Box 2 Folder 12
Sturm und Drang
Box 2 Folder 13
Hofmannsthal
Box 2 Folder 14
(material for) The Shadow of Brecht
Box 2 Folder 15
Heinrich von Kleist
Box 2 Folder 16
Nietzsche
Box 2 Folder 17
Keller
Box 2 Folder 18-23
"To be sorted"
Box 2 Folder 24
German
Box 2 Folder 25
Chapter I Leibnitz and Thomasius
Box 2 Folder 26
Chapter II Christian Wolff
Box 2 Folder 27-29
Chapter IV Gottsched and the Stabilization of the ....[?]
Box 2 Folder 30-31
Chapter V Theory of Prose Style; Chapter VI Development of Narrative Prose
Box 2 Folder 32
18th Century Fausts other than Goethe
Box 2 Folder 33-34
In Progress: Nürnberger
Box 2 Folder 35
Nürnberger (copy)
Box 2 Folder 36-37
Goethe's Poetry
Box 2 Folder 38
19th Century Fausts
Box 2 Folder 39-41
20th Century Fausts
Box 2 Folder 42-44
Novel - 18th Century
Box 2 Folder 45
Chapter III - the Library Journals
Box 2 Folder 46-48
Romantic Theory of the Novel
Box 2 Folder 49
Novel (general)
Box 2 Folder 50-52
Novels
Box 3 Folder 1-2
Arnim - general
Box 3 Folder 3
Bonaventura - Nachtwachen
Box 3 Folder 4
Brentano - Godwi, Galeerensklave [?]
Box 3 Folder 5
Brentano - general
Box 3 Folder 6-8
Eichendorff - general
Box 3 Folder 9
Fichte
Box 3 Folder 10
Hoffman - general
Box 3 Folder 11
Hoffman - novels
Box 3 Folder 12
Hölderlin - general
Box 3 Folder 13
Hölderlin - Hyperion
Box 3 Folder 14-15
Immermann (general)
Box 3 Folder 16-17
The Artistic Texture of Die Epigonen
Box 3 Folder 18
Louvet de Couvray
Box 3 Folder 19
Novalis - general
Box 3 Folder 20-21
Novalis - Novels and Novel Theory
Box 3 Folder 22-23
Jean Paul - general
Box 3 Folder 24
Schelling
Box 3 Folder 25
A. W. Schlegel
Box 3 Folder 26
Dorothea Schlegel
Box 3 Folder 27
F. Schlegel - Lucinda
Box 3 Folder 28-30
Friedrich Schlegel
Box 3 Folder 31
Romantic Science and Lebens . . .[?]
Box 3 Folder 32-34
Tieck - general
Box 3 Folder 35
Tieck - novels
Box 3 Folder 36
Wackenroder
Box 3 Folder 37-40
Romanticism
Box 3 Folder 41
17th Century Novels - analyses
Box 3 Folder 42
Lenau
Box 3 Folder 43
Don Juan and Faust (Ms.)
Box 3 Folder 44
Don Juan and Faust I
Box 3 Folder 45-47
Don Juan and Faust II
Box 3 Folder 48
Goethe and the Novel Part I
Box 3 Folder 49-50
Goethe and the Novel Part II
Box 3 Folder 51
Goethe and the Novel Form Chapter II
Box 3 Folder 52
Goethe and Mme. de Staël
Box 3 Folder 53
Benjamin Constant and Goethe - footnotes
Box 3 Folder 54
Chateaubriand
Box 3 Folder 55
Goethe and Rousseau
Box 3 Folder 56-59
Goethe and the Novelists Chapter I
Box 3 Folder 60
1964 - The Narrator in Goethe's Werther
Box 3 Folder 61
III Werther - The First
Box 3 Folder 62
Chapter V - The Second Werther
Box 3 Folder 63
Chapter IV Sendung
Box 3 Folder 64-67
Lehrjahre - Critical Comment
Box 4 Folder 1-2
Wahlverwandtschaften
Box 4 Folder 3-4
The First Wanderjahre
Box 4 Folder 4
The False Wanderjahre
Box 4 Folder 6
Wilhelm Meister's "pious pilgrimage"
Box 4 Folder 7
1962 - Unterhaltungen
Box 4 Folder 8
Dichtung und Wahrheit
Box 4 Folder 9
Stella
Box 4 Folder 10
Jena Review
Box 4 Folder 11
Chinese Novel
Box 4 Folder 12
Lit. 309 Development of European Novel I
Box 4 Folder 13
Wezel
Box 4 Folder 14
Great Moments Lectures 1-5
Box 4 Folder 15
Great Moments Lectures 6-10
Box 4 Folder 16
Great Moments Lectures 11-15
Box 4 Folder 17
Great Moments Lectures 16-20
Box 4 Folder 18
Great Moments Lectures 21-26a
Box 4 Folder 19
Great Moments Lectures 27-32
Box 4 Folder 20
Great Moments Lectures 33-36
Box 4 Folder 21
Great Moments Lectures 37-40
Box 4 Folder 22
Great Moments Lectures 42-46a
Box 4 Folder 23
Great Moments Lectures 47-50
Box 4 Folder 24
Great Moments Lectures 51-57
Box 4 Folder 25
Great Moments Lectures 58-60
Box 4 Folder 26
Great Moments Lectures 61-70
Box 4 Folder 27
Great Moments Lectures 71-76
Box 4 Folder 28
Great Moments Lectures 77-82
Box 4 Folder 29
Novels of the Romantic Era I
Box 4 Folder 30
Novels of the Romantic Era II
Box 4 Folder 31
Romantic Novels - Jean Paul Richter
Box 4 Folder 32
18th Century Novels - analyses
Box 4 Folder 33
Goethe - Proserpina (+ Triumph der Empfindsamkeit)
Box 4 Folder 34
Proserpina
Box 4 Folder 35
20th Century Fausts
Box 4 Folder 36
20th Century Fausts (for Indiana)
Box 4 Folder 37
1957 - The Language of Sturm und Drang
Box 4 Folder 38
Faust Material - London
Box 4 Folder 39
Faust - London text
Box 4 Folder 40
Goethe
Box 4 Folder 41
Don Juan and Faust
Box 4 Folder 42
The Buch des Unmuts in Goethe's West-Östlicher Divan
Box 4 Folder 43
The Language of Heaven: Reflections of the Bergschluchten"
Box 4 Folder 44
Material for Language of Heaven
Box 4 Folder 45
Woldemar Nürnberger and His Faust
Box 4 Folder 46
Offprints by Blackall
Box 4 Folder 47
The Language of Goethe's Götz von Berlichingen
Box 4 Folder 48
The German Literary Language in 1776
Box 4 Folder 49
"Fernando's Problem"
Box 4 Folder 50
A Planned Volume Essays (Nov. 1987)
Box 4 Folder 51
Raabe [?]
Box 4 Folder 52
#2 "The Language of Heaven: Reflections of the Bergschluchten
Box 4 Folder 53
#5 Lotte and Ossian
Box 4 Folder 54
#9 The Language of Egmont
Box 4 Folder 55
#11 "Faust's Temptation in the Wilderness"
Box 4 Folder 56
#12 The Buch des Unmuts in Goethe's West-Östlicher Divan
Box 4 Folder 57
"Faust's Last Speech"
Note by Jean F. Blackall on Goethe und der Roman: "This is the original ms. and it is longer than the one subsequently published by the Cornell University Press in English. The English Version was written from this ms."
Box 5 Folder 1-3
18th Century Novel
Box 5 Folder 4
Romantic Novel
Box 5 Folder 5
Correspondence and Table of Contents re: projected posthumous Goethe book
Box 5 Folder 6-7
Assorted Essay Project
Box 5 Folder 8
Olschner - re: Goethe book
Box 5 Folder 9
Reviews of the German Romantic Novel
Box 5 Folder 10
My Faust Essays (towards a book?)
Box 5 Folder 11-27
First copy - unpublished ms. of German Version of Goethe and the Novel
Box 5 Folder 28-29
Goethe and the Novel footnotes
Box 5 Folder 30
Second copy of Goethe und der Roman: German ms. of Goethe and the Novel (unpublished) 1-4
Box 5 Folder 31
Second copy of Goethe und der Roman: German ms. of Goethe and the Novel (unpublished) 5-8
Box 5 Folder 32
Second copy of Goethe und der Roman: German ms. of Goethe and the Novel (unpublished) 9-13
Box 5 Folder 33
Second copy of Goethe und der Roman: German ms. of Goethe and the Novel (unpublished) 14-16
Box 5 Folder 34
Second copy of Goethe und der Roman: German ms. of Goethe and the Novel (unpublished) 17-20
Box 5 Folder 35
Second copy of Goethe und der Roman: German ms. of Goethe and the Novel (unpublished) 21-24
Box 5 Folder 36
Footnotes - Chapter 1-13
Box 5 Folder 37
XV Goethe, etc.
Box 5 Folder 38
XV Sturm und Drang
Box 5 Folder 39-41
The Golden Touch
Box 5 Folder 42
The Language of Sturm und Drang - 1957 paper
Box 5 Folder 43
John Paul Schiller lecture
Box 6 Folder 1
Footnotes - Chapter 14-end +
Box 6 Folder 2-3
Style II Emergence - Chapter 11 - The Prose of Maturity
Box 6 Folder 4-5
Style II Chapter 10 - The Grand Manner
Box 6 Folder 6
Style II Chapter 9 - The revival of metaphor
Box 6 Folder 7-8
Style II Chapter 8 - The development of the poetical medium
Box 6 Folder 9-10
Style II Chapter 7 - The Language of Poetry
Box 6 Folder 11-13
Style III Emergence - Chapter 12 - Art and Feeling
Box 6 Folder 14-15
Style III Chapter 13 - The Mystical
Box 6 Folder 16-17
Style III Chapter 14 - The Return to Origins
Box 6 Folder 18
Arts College Faculty
Box 6 Folder 19
Graduate Field - German, 1972-77
Box 6 Folder 20
Graduate Exam Questions, 1967
Box 6 Folder 21
English Goethe Society
Box 6 Folder 22
Goethe in der Roman, 1973-74
Box 6 Folder 23
Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship Lecture
Box 6 Folder 24
Goethe and the Novel, 1976-84
Box 6 Folder 25
Goethe and the Novel, 1975
Box 6 Folder 26
Freshman Seminar, 1979
Box 6 Folder 27
London Lecture Materials - Faust, 1976
Box 6 Folder 28
London Lectures, 1976
Box 6 Folder 29
Faust Conference, October 1987
Box 6 Folder 30
Emergence (German), 1966-76
Box 6 Folder 31
Emergence, 1971-81
Box 6 Folder 32
Emergence, 1959-65
Box 6 Folder 33
18th Century Studies
Box 6 Folder 34
Departmental Meetings - minutes, 1984
Box 6 Folder 35-36
Cornell University Press, 1959-84
Box 6 Folder 37
Hefner and Sons, 1958-78
Box 6 Folder 38
Grant and Cuttler Ltd. (International), 1977-78
Box 6 Folder 39
Avalon Chair, 1964
Box 6 Folder 40
American Philosophical Society, 1976-88
Box 6 Folder 41
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Box 6 Folder 42-47
RESTRICTED until 2014
Box 6 Folder 48-49
Retirement 1984-85
Box 6 Folder 50-52
Graduate Students, 1968-81
Note by Jean F. Blackall: "In the file marked 'Various Lectures' and in folders throughout these boxes there are typescripts of many public lectures given by Eric Blackall. Though many of his lectures were published, I believe that there are others here which have not."
Box 7 Folder 1
Grillparzer Lecture
Box 7 Folder 2
Guggenheim Foundation
Box 7 Folder 3
Harvard - Visiting Committee, 1979-84
Box 7 Folder 4
Hull Fund
Box 7 Folder 5
Husa - Ode, 1967-68
Box 7 Folder 6
Internationale Vereinigung für Germanische Sprachen (IVG), 1979
Box 7 Folder 7-8
London Lectures, 1984
Box 7 Folder 9
Various Personal
Box 7 Folder 10
Metzler, 1968-76
Box 7 Folder 11
Metzler - Goethe, 1979-86
Box 7 Folder 12
Modern Language Association, 1979-86
Box 7 Folder 13-14
Novels of the Romantics
Box 7 Folder 15
Phi Beta Kappa
Box 7 Folder 16-17
Schurman Professorship
Box 7 Folder 18
Society for the Humanities
Box 7 Folder 19-20
Suhrkampf - Goethe Edition, 1988
Box 7 Folder 21
University Faculty, 1984
Box 7 Folder 22
Vienna Lecture, 1982-84
Box 7 Folder 23-24
Goethe Edition
Box 7 Folder 25
Blackall Biographical File
Box 7 Folder 26
Memorial Articles
Box 7 Folder 27
Memorial Service Program
Box 7 Folder 28
Personal
Box 7 Folder 29
General Personal
Box 7 Folder 30-34
Politzer - Correspondence and Lectures
Box 7 Folder 35-38
Aufklärung
Box 7 Folder 39
Hegel
Box 7 Folder 40
Kleist
Box 7 Folder 41
"To be arranged"
Box 7 Folder 42
Droste-Hulshoff
Box 7 Folder 43-44
Goethe (notes)
Box 7 Folder 45
Herder
Box 7 Folder 46
Schmohl
Box 7 Folder 47
Büchner
Box 7 Folder 48
Die Mitschuldigen
Box 7 Folder 49
Nineteenth Century Drama
Box 7 Folder 50
Kafka's Stoker
Box 7 Folder 51-52
Kafka
Box 7 Folder 53
Kafka's Vision of America
Box 7 Folder 54
Galileo
Box 7 Folder 55
Jean Paul
Box 7 Folder 56
Philosophical Background
Box 7 Folder 57
Junges Deutschland
Box 7 Folder 58
Feuchtersleben
Box 7 Folder 59
Mörike
Box 7 Folder 60
Sealsfield
Box 7 Folder 61
Stifter
Box 8 Folder 1
Tolstoy
Box 8 Folder 2
Wieland
Box 8 Folder 3
Hebbel
Box 8 Folder 4-5
Grillparzer
Box 8 Folder 6
Various Lectures
Box 8 Folder 7
Various Notes - E.T.A. Hoffman
Box 8 Folder 8
Great Moments Lectures
Box 8 Folder 9
Great Moments Lectures: Faust and the devils
Box 8 Folder 10
Great Moments Lectures: Faust questioning Mephistopheles
Box 8 Folder 11
Great Moments Lectures: Der römische Brunnen
Box 8 Folder 12
Great Moments Lectures: Strasburg, Frankfurt, Wetzler, Weimar
Box 8 Folder 13
Great Moments Lectures: Poems by Josef von Eichendorff
Box 8 Folder 14
Great Moments Lectures: Stefan George
Box 8 Folder 15
Great Moments Lectures: Romantic theory of poetry
Box 8 Folder 16
Great Moments Lectures: The originality of Heinrich von Kleist
Box 8 Folder 17
Great Moments Lectures: Stifter on the great and the small
Box 8 Folder 18
Great Moments Lectures: Friedrich Schlegel - Universalpoesie
Box 8 Folder 19
Great Moments Lectures: Schlegel - Selected fragments
Box 8 Folder 20
Great Moments Lectures: Rilke's Ninth Duino Elegy
Box 8 Folder 21
Great Moments Lectures: Brecht and Mutter Courage
Box 8 Folder 22
Great Moments Lectures: Tieck - Die verkehrte Welt
Box 8 Folder 23
Great Moments Lectures: Romantic Drama
Box 8 Folder 24
Great Moments Lectures: Minnesang
Box 8 Folder 25
Great Moments Lectures: Hildebrandslied
Box 8 Folder 26
["---wondrous picture that I can sketch for myself of music ..."]
Box 8 Folder 27
Simplicius Simplicissimus
Box 8 Folder 28
Walter - stencil 5
Box 8 Folder 29
Some Early Poetic Moments - stencil 3
Box 8 Folder 30
Tristan and the language of love - stencil 7
Box 8 Folder 31
Some passages from Parzival - stencil 8
Box 8 Folder 32
Naive and Sentimental Poetry - stencil 15
Box 8 Folder 33
["Friedrich sagte ..."]
Box 8 Folder 34
German 201 - "Dort hoch auf jenem Berge ..."
Box 8 Folder 35
German 417 - Great Moments
Box 8 Folder 36
A. W. Schlegel - Berlin Lectures (first sections)
Box 8 Folder 37
Romantic Materials
Box 8 Folder 38
Passage from Wackenroder's Herzensergiessungen
Box 8 Folder 39
Nietzsche on the World
Box 8 Folder 40
Poems by Mörike
Box 8 Folder 41
Goethe - Faust, Act IV Summary
Box 8 Folder 42
The 1587 Faust book
Box 8 Folder 43
Lessing - Nathan
Box 8 Folder 44
Great Moments - 12A
Box 8 Folder 45
Herder and King Lear
Box 8 Folder 46
The great moments in Goethe's Weimar drama
Box 8 Folder 47
Goethe on his own Novelle
Box 8 Folder 48
Poetry translated for course 39-D
Box 8 Folder 49
Selections of German Poetry from the Beginning to 1720 - for German 39-A
Box 8 Folder 50
Death and the Plowman
Box 8 Folder 51
Selections from Twelve German Poets of the Nineteenth Century for German 39-C
Box 8 Folder 52
Der St. Stephansdom in Wien
Box 8 Folder 53
Maps
Box 9 Folder 1
Peasant Bardolatry: Uli Bräker and his Shakespeare book - paper, 1973
Box 9 Folder 2-4
Swiss Peasant - Bräker
Box 9 Folder 5
Bräker Materials
Box 9 Folder 6
Ulrich Bräker und Eschenburg
Box 9 Folder 7
Correspondence, 1988-89
Box 9 Folder 8
Lectures for 201-202
Box 9 Folder 9
"General - Scholarly"
Box 9 Folder 10
The Novels of the German Romantics - Lectures to Society for the Humanities
Box 9 Folder 11
Harvard Lectures, 1966
Box 9 Folder 12
Art and Reality - Goethe's Novels
Box 9 Folder 13
Cornell Lecture, 1967
Box 9 Folder 14
Sense and Nonsense in Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre
Note by Jean F. Blackall: "Eric gave a very popular course called `Great Moments in German Literature' - sometimes known as `Eric's Great Moments.' The lectures are among his papers but I do not know whether the selections to which they refer are identified other than by these mimeographs."
Box 10 Folder 1
Great Moments: Heine - Doctor Faust
Box 10 Folder 2
Great Moments: Heine's Irony
Box 10 Folder 3
Great Moments: Appollonian and Dionysian
Box 10 Folder 4
Great Moments: Schedule
Box 10 Folder 5
Great Moments: Keller and the "golden superfluity of life"
Box 10 Folder 6
Great Moments: Brecht - Episches Theater
Box 10 Folder 7
Hauptmenn's Die Weber - High German translation
Box 10 Folder 8
Nibelungenlied - stencil 6
Box 10 Folder 9
Unverhofftes Wiedersehen
Box 10 Folder 10
The fruits of Enlightenment
Box 10 Folder 11
Faust - Part II
Box 10 Folder 12
Plain speaking and plain thinking
Box 10 Folder 13
Hebbel's conception of drama
Box 10 Folder 14-21
Material for History of the German Language
Box 10 Folder 22
"Miscellaneous - unsorted"
Box 10 Folder 23
Hugo von Hofmannsthal: Electra
Box 11
Contains folders 42-47 from Box 6, which are restricted until 2014
Microfilm: Nicolaus Vogt, Die Rhein am Rhein
Microfilm: Christian August Vulpius, Don Juan den Wüstling ...
tr6784a, tr6785a
Audiocassettes of Blackall's memorial service of 27 January 1990