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Reinhold Nordsieck Research Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1327

This collection includes drawings, notes, wood blocks, plans, and other materials relating to Dr. Reinhold Nordsieck's research into the staging of the Passion Play at Bozen in 1514. Also included in the collection: German and American newspapers; a leaf from a Persian manuscript, possibly from the late 16th century; and three folia from a monastic antiphonal, probably created in the 15th century.

Dates

  • ca. 1580, ca.1918-ca. 1945, undated
  • Majority of material found within 1918-1945

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.75 Linear Feet (1 half-box and 1 oversize box)

Abstract

This collection includes drawings, notes, wood blocks, plans, and other materials relating to Dr. Reinhold Nordsieck's research into the staging of the Passion Play at Bozen in 1514. Also included in the collection: German and American newspapers; a leaf from a Persian manuscript, possibly from the late 16th century; and three folia from a monastic antiphonal, probably created in the 15th century.

Biographical/Historical Note

Reinhold Louis William Nordsieck was born August 6, 1907 in Ohio. He received his PhD from Ohio State University in 1949 and became head of the University of Tennessee’s Department of Germanic Lanuguages in 1949. During his tenure as head (1949-1972), Nordsieck expanded the program from two professors to a full department with undergraduate and graduate degree programs in German and Russian. He died in Knoxville in March of 1982. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal of the Federal Republic of Germany (1973) and the Chancellor’s Citation for Extraordinary Service to the University (1978). Nordsieck was married to Katherine Jackman Nordsieck, and the couple had four children. In 2008, a scholarship for German students was established with an endowment fund from Katherine and Reinhold Nordsieck.

Arrangement

This collection consists of 2 boxes.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480