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MS 210 - Karl May and European Materials on the American West



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Karl May

Western Subject Items from Germany

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MS 210 - Karl May and European Materials on the American West, 1963,1987-2000 | McCracken Research Library

By Moody, Terry

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Title: MS 210 - Karl May and European Materials on the American West, 1963,1987-2000Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: May, Karl

Extent: 5.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 01/00/1999


This collection represents German perceptions of the American West and relationships between Euro-Americans and American Indians. The collection includes catalogs, newsletters, programs and pamphlets, postcards, books, an audiocassette, video tapes, and various artifacts that date from 1963, 1987-2000. Most of the materials are in German. The condition of this collection is excellent. Total volume represents five boxes (2.5 c.f.) and 1 large poster folder.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Series I is devoted to Karl may materials and includes a brief biography; catalogs, guidebooks, and postcards of the Karl-May-Museum exhibits;  Programs, pamphlets, and poster of the Karl-May-Spiele; program of the Nebraska-Haus Inauguration-Ceremony; a series of Karl May & Co. Magazines; various books, videos, an audiocassette; and a small collection of Karl-May-Museum souvenirs.

Series II is devoted to a general collection of German materials and artifacts related to the American West and Native American Indians found in popular magazines, comic books, various other types of illustrative materials and video.

Collection Historical Note

Karl May (1842 - 1912) ws a German writer who wrote popular novels set in the American West and the Orient.  May's first book on the American west was published in 1879 for young German readers.  With over 100 million copies sold in German, adventures of his western heroes, Winnetou and Old Shatterhand, are well kown to the German public.  May's novels have been translated into 33 languages.  Karl May's work continues to be of interest to Germans and other Europeans, as well as their interest in the American West and Native American Indians.  The Karl-May-Museum in Radebeul, Germany houses ethnological exhibits of the Indians of North America.  The Karl-May-Spiele and/or Karl May Fessttage are annual events.  The Karl-May-Magazine is currently published periodically.  Films of Karl May's western novels were produced in the 1960s.  Videos are avialable of some of these films.  A 1997 video production was made of Karl May's life and work.  For further information on Karl May, see the Karl May Museum web site at


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Repository: McCracken Research Library

Access Restrictions: McCracken Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials. Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation or publication. Contact McCracken Research Library for more information.

Acquisition Source: Professor Dr. Gerhard Hoffmann

Acquisition Method: Donation.

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Series 2: Western Subject Items from GermanyAdd to your cart.
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Folder 9: German MagazinesAdd to your cart.
1999  DAMALS: Das Aktuelle Magazine fur Geschichte und Kultur, November. Articles on NorthAmericanIniann Culture :  "Indianer de Mythos des "Roten Mannes"
Folder 10: German Comic BooksAdd to your cart.

1996  Lucky Luke, Extra:  Western-zeitung. Die Postkutsche.  Morris and Goscinny.  DELTA Verlagsgesellwschaft mit beschr5ankter Haftung, Stuttgart.

1997  Yakari, und der Weisse Bison.  Derib & Job.  Carsen Comics.  Carlsen Verlag GmbH. Hamburg, 1978.  ISBN 3-551-01942-8.

Folder 11: Tabacco AdvertisementAdd to your cart.

"Natural American Spirit", American Indian Logo.  Die EG-Gesundheitsminister:  Rauchen Gefahrdet Die Gesundheit

Pamphlet, "Dresdnet Stadtfest 2000, August 18-20, 2000.

Folder 12: Calendar.Add to your cart.
Der Indianerkalender 2001, art illustrated calendar (artists:  Buchfink, Denton, IkoSuyHanHepi Mani, S. J. Smith).  Copyright 2000 Verlag/Bertrieb:Lichschatz Design.  Isny In Alllgau, Germany.  ISBN-Nr.:3-9803831-2-1.
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Folder 1: Stickers : Eisenkorn Verlag BerlinAdd to your cart.

One:  1992, "Weiss Du, Dass Baume sprechen" B.C. Indianische Legensweisheit.

One:  1992, "Nur wer Zeit Zum Traumen hat, findet Weisheit. B.C. Spruch der Nimipu".

One: 1998. "Die Erdelebt"

One:  1998, "I Live Wild".

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