Karl Anton Papers
Record Class: Textual
Date: The original documents from Karl Anton range from 1906—1956. The documents from Dale A. Jorgenson range from 1995—1998.
Creator: Dr. Dale A. Jorgenson
Provenance: The collection was donated in 2009 at the bequest of Dr. Dale A. Jorgenson, who wrote The Life of Karl Anton, 1887-1956 (2001) and retired as the Head of the Division of Fine Arts at Truman State University in 1987.
Extent: 1.417 linear feet
Language: English, German
Repository: Special Collections Department, Pickler Memorial Library, Truman State University
Processed by: Cameron Massieon
Processing Information: The Jorgenson files have mostly retained their original order, yet in the absence of a useable original order for the Anton documents, they have been organized by type and chronology.
Abstract: This collection began as Dr. Dale Jorgenson’s research documents for the writing of his book The Life of Karl Anton, 1887—1956. The items he collected include a variety of Karl Anton’s performance programs, newspaper articles, letters (including between Anton and Dr. Albert Schweitzer, a famous theologian and musicologist who was a contemporary of Karl Anton), published works, unpublished manuscripts, and transcriptions of sermons and lectures. There are also photocopies of Anton’s books, articles, and school documents. Jorgenson also included copies of background research including books and articles about this subject, region, and time period. Finally, the collection includes correspondence between Jorgenson and some of Karl Anton’s family members, Johanna, Walther, and Luise Anton, from whom he received many of the original documents belonging to Karl Anton.
Historical Sketch: Karl Anton, born Karl Konrad Anton on June 2, 1887, in Worms am Rhein, Germany, was a German Lutheran pastor, philosophy professor, violist, singer, and church music academic. He graduated from the University of Halle in 1912 with a doctorate of Philosophy. He started as the pastor at the Evangelical/Protestant Church in Baden at the Old City Church in Weinheim in 1912, but took a break to preach to German troops on the front lines during World War I, which was sponsored by the German Red Cross. He became a pastor at many other churches throughout his life, while simultaneously producing and performing renditions of church oratorios from famous German composers such as Carl Loewe, Johann Sebastian Bach, and others. He became a professor at the University of Music in Mannheim, and in 1923 he took a position at the University of Heidelberg to be a Professor of Psychology. In 1933 he left this position because of his disagreement with the anti-Semitic views of the National Socialist Party, led by Adolf Hitler. Throughout World War II, Anton constantly attempted to comfort his Protestant congregation and provide safety and protection to his community. He produced dozens of published works as well as unpublished manuscripts which are mostly focused on the importance and function of church music as well as the histories of those who composed it. Karl Anton died in 1956. He was survived by his second wife, Johanna Anton, and his two children (Luise Kotter Anton and Walther Anton) whom he had with his first wife, Anna Bleidorn Anton, who left Anton and their children for another musician in 1920.
Dale A. Jorgenson began collecting documents for his book The Life of Karl Anton, 1887—1956 (2001) in the mid-1990s. The research brought him into contact with many archivists, historical societies, and schools throughout Germany and the United States. It is unclear from the documents how Jorgenson became interested in the life of Karl Anton, but he did likely visit Germany, specifically the regions in which Anton lived, in the early 1990s, where he might have become acquainted with the figure. As a former Professor of Music at Truman State University, Jorgenson may have been interested in Anton’s opinions on the works of composers such as Johann Sebastian Bach and Georg Friedrich Handel.
Catalog/Subject Terms: Karl Anton, Albert Schweitzer, Germany, Mannheim, Weinheim, Wallstadt, University of Heidelberg, University of Freiburg, church music, oratorio, World War I, German Red Cross, Johann Sebastian Bach, Hans Thoma, Carl Loewe, Georg Friedrich Handel, Dale Jorgenson, Hans Sterneder, Johanna Anton, Walther Anton, Luise Kotter Anton, Emmy Martin, Dr. Hans Martin
SERIES 1: Karl Anton’s Performance Programs and ReviewsIncludes various newspaper clippings and programs for performances that Karl Anton participated in, composed, or was mentioned in.
“’Hiob’: Oratorium in 3 Abteilungen für Soli, Chor und Orchester von Carl Loewe” (“Job: Oratorio in 3 Sections for Soloists, Choir and Orchestra by Carl Loewe”), May 10, 1908 [5c] ◙ “Rheinische Musik- und Theater-Zeitung” (“Rheinish Music and Theater Newspaper”), June 6, 1908 ◙ “Balladenabend gegeben von Herrn Eduard Reppel aus Worms” (“Ballad Evening by Herrn Eduard Reppel of Worms”), April 3, 1909 [2c] ◙ “Gemischter Chor Nord-Ost. Dirigent: Herr Ph. Conrad. Kirchen-Konzert” (“Mixed Choir Northeast. Conducted: Mr. Ph. Conrad. Church Concert”), January 10, 1910 [2c] ◙ “Loewe-Abend [Volksfeier]” (“Loewe Evening [People’s Celebration]”), February 18, 1911 [3c]
Newspaper Clipping, Lokale Nachrichten (Local Messages), article “Musikaliche Frühlingsfeier” (“Musical Spring Celebrations”), June 3, 1913 ◙ Newspaper Clipping, “Zur Aufführung des Oratoriums ‘Hiob’ von Dr. Carl Loewe” (“For the Performance of the Oratorio ‘Job’ by Dr. Carl Loewe”), March 10, 1916 ◙ Newspaper page Wormser Zeitung (Worms Newspaper), contains article “Zur Aufführung des Oratoriums ‘Hiob’ von Dr. Carl Loewe” (“For the Performance of the Oratorio ‘Job’ by Dr. Carl Loewe”), March 10, 1916 ◙ Hans Thoma-Feier (Hans Thoma Celebration) Program, October 11, 1919 [4c]
“Carl Loewe-Abend, Samstag 5. December 1925” Program (“Carl Loewe Evening, Saturday December 5, 1925”), December 5, 1925 [4c] ◙ Newspaper Clipping, “Konzert des Frauenvereins vom Roten Kreuz” (“Concert of the Women’s Association of the Red Cross”), September 22, 1926 ◙ “Liturgische Morgenfeier in der Christuskirche” (“Liturgical Morning Service/Morning Celebration in the Christian Church”), September 12, 1928 ◙ “Sechzehntes Deutsches Bachfest” (“Sixteenth German Bach Festival”), Kassel, September 20–23, 1928 ◙ Newspaper Clipping, “Rheinische Musik- und Theater-Zeitung: Allgemeine Zeitschrift für Musik Herausgegeben von Dr. Gerhard Tischer” (“Rheinish Music and Theater Newspaper: General Magazine for Music published by Dr. Gerhard Tischer”), January 19, 1929
Program “Evangelischer Kirchengesangverein der Dreifaltigkeitskirche: ‘Die Festzeiten’ Geistliches Oratorium für Chor, Solo, Soloquartett, Orgel, von Dr. C. Loewe” (“Evangelical Church Choir of the Triune Church: ‘The Festive Seasons’ Divine Oratorio for Choir, Solo, Solo Quartet, Organ, by Dr. C. Loewe”), November 30, 1930 ◙ Pamphlet, “Lutherjahr Festspiele—Ausstellung Coburg April–Okt 1930” (“Luther Year Festival—Exhibition Coburg April-October 1930”), n.d. ◙ Newspaper page, Coburger [Goldsblatt], April 19, 1930 ◙ “Coburger Lutherjahr 1930 ‘Feierstunde’” (“Coburger Luther Year 1930 ‘Festive Hour’”), April 8, 1930 [2c] ◙ “Coburger Lutherjahr 1930 ‘Feierstunde’” Newspaper Clipping, n.d
Kampfbund für Deutsche Kultur Mannheim: “Lage der Hausmusik” (“Battle League for German Culture Mannheim: “Place of the Home Music”), November 20, 1933 ◙ “15 Jahre Pfalzorchester, Beethoven-Abend im Pfalzbau: Leitung Prof. Boehe; Violine: H. Faßbaender” (“15 Years Pfalz Orchestra, Beethoven Evening in the Pfalz Building: Conducted by Professor Boehe; Violins: H. Faßbaender”), 1934 ◙ Flyer with handwritten note on back, “Real-Gymnasium Weinheim” (“Secondary School of Weinheim”), June 10 [no year] ◙ Flyer “Lage der Hausmusik” (“Place of the Home Music”), November 19, 1934 ◙ Blue colored flyer “Lage der Hausmusik zur Förderung der Musikpflege” (“Place of the House Music for Funding the Cultivation of Music”), November 20 [no year] ◙ Pink colored flyer “Lage der Hausmusik zur Förderung der Musikpflege” (“Place of the Home Music for Funding the Cultivation of Music”), November 20 [no year] ◙ Newspaper Clipping, “Ludwigshafener Musikbrief” (“Ludwigshafener Music Letter”), November 24, 1934 ◙ Flyer “Reformations-Festfeier” (“Reformations Celebration”), November 3, 1935
Flyer “Lage der Hausmusik” (“Place of the Home Music”), November 19, 1937 [2c] ◙ Pamphlet “Die Städtischen Konzert: Veranstaltungen im Winter 1943/44” (“The City Concert: Events to mark the Winter 1943/1944”), n.d. ◙ Flyer “Kirchenmusikalische Feierstunde” (“Church Music Festive Hour”), October 29, 1950 ◙ Newspaper Clipping, “Hans Thoma und die Astrologie” (“Hans Thoma and the Astrology”), n.d. ◙ Newspaper Clipping, “Kunst und Wissenschaft” (“Art and Science”), n.d.
SERIES 2: Articles by Karl Anton
Articles that Karl Anton wrote and published in various newspapers and magazines.
“Artikel in Zeitungen und Zeitschriften (Sondermappe)” (“Articles in Newspapers and Magazines [Table of Contents]”) ◙ Newspaper page Wormser Zeitung, “Persönliche Erinnerungen an Dr. Karl Loewe” (“Personal Memories of Dr. Karl Loewe”), May 9, 1908 ◙ Newspaper page Fuhnetal-Zeitung “Am Karl Loewe-Lage” (“At the Karl Loewe Place”), November 29, 1910 ◙ Newspaper page Funetal-Zeitung “Ein Besuch bei Carl Loewe’s Tochter” (“A Conversation with Carl Loewe’s Daughter”), December 13, 1910 ◙ Newspaper article photocopy Wormser Zeitung “Liszt, Loewe, und ‘Der Mutter Geist’” (“Liszt, Loewe, and the Mother Spirit”), ca. 1910 [date from Sondermappe] [2c] ◙ “Eine Zukunftsaufgabe unserer Kirche” (“A Task for the Future of Our Church”), 1914 [according to Sondermappe]
Magazine Stadt-Anzeiger Tägliche Theater- und Konzert-Zeitung (City Indicator Daily Theater and Concert Magazine), 23rd Volume, 1925 [according to Sondermappe] ◙ Newspaper article Glaube und Heimat Evangel Gemeindebote für Wallstadt in Baden (Faith and Home Gospel Community Messenger for Wallstadt in Baden), 8th volume, October 1926 ◙ Photograph of children and schoolteachers, n.d. [October 1926?] ◙ Newspaper article Rheinische Musik- und Theater-Zeitung, “Willi Gernsheim, Ein Hinweis von Dr. Karl Anton” (Rheinish Music and Theater Newspaper, “Willi Gernsheim, a Note from Dr. Karl Anton”), June 16, 1928 ◙ Letter “Vorwort” (“Preface”) by Dr. Karl Anton in Mannheim-Wallstadt, June 1929 ◙ Newspaper article Glaube und Heimat Evangel Gemeindebote für Wallstadt in Baden (Faith and Home Gospel Community Messenger for Wallstadt in Baden), 11th volume, July 1929 ◙ Newspaper Clipping, Glaube und Heimat Evangel Gemeindebote für Wallstadt, wrapped in plastic and bordered by flower decorations, “Konrad Anton gestorben” (“Konrad Anton dead”), October 1929 ◙ Newspaper article Glaube und Heimat Evangel Gemeindebote für Wallstadt in Baden (Faith and Home Gospel Community Messenger for Wallstadt in Baden), 11th volume, October 1929; inside pages: paper with handwritten notes
Newspaper article Glaube und Heimat Evangel Gemeindebote für Wallstadt in Baden (Faith and Home Gospel Community Messenger for Wallstadt in Baden), 12th volume, May/June 1930 ◙ Newspaper page Stadt-Blatt der Frankfurter Zeitung, article “Die Jugendmusikbewegung” von Prof. Dr. Karl Anton (City-Paper of the Frankfurter Newspaper, article “The German Youth Music Movement” by Prof. Dr. Karl Anton”), October 24, 1930 ◙ Letter “Geleitwort” (“Foreword”), Prof. Dr. Karl Anton, May 1, 1933 ◙ Newspaper page Der Tag der deutschen Hausmusik (The Day of the German House Music), article “Martin Luther und die Hausmusik” (Martin Luther and the House Music) by Prof. Dr. Karl Anton, November 19, 1933 ◙ Newspaper article photocopy Die Evang. Kirchenmusik in Baden (The Protestant Church Music in Baden), article “Hans Thoma und Wir” (“Hans Thoma and We”), Professor Dr. Karl Anton, Mannheim, 15th volume, December 1, 1939 ◙ Printed note Clipping “Kirchenmusikalische Meditation zur Ausführung von Georg Fredrich Händels ‘Israel in Ägypten’ (“Church Musical Meditation for the Completion of Georg Friedrich Händel’s ‘Israel in Egypt’”) by Prof. Dr. Karl Anton – Mannheim, after 1930 [according to Sondermappe] ◙ Letter Clipping, n.d. ◙ Clipping “Kirchenmusikalische Meditation: Ein Beitrag zum Verständnis und zur Lösung der Krisis” (“Church Musical Meditation for the Comprehension and for the Solution of the Crisis” by Professor Dr. Karl Anton, after 1930 [according to Sondermappe] [Fragile]
SERIES 3: Publications, Books, and Articles about Karl Anton
Newspaper and magazine articles, books, photographs, and remembrances about Karl Anton.
1:10 Articles about Anton and His Works
Städtische subv. Hochschule für Musik Mannheim (Urban [subv.] University of Musik Mannheim), n.d. [2c] ◙ Article: “Angewandte Liturgit” (Applied Liturgy), January/February, 1920
1:11 Documents about Karl Anton’s Death, 1956
Envelope with photographs of Anton’s funeral, invitations and sympathy cards, Februrary 22, 1956 ◙ Words spoken at the Funeral of Pastor and Professor Dr. Karl Anton, February 25, 1956 ◙ Copy of preceding document, Words spoken at Karl Anton’s funeral, February 25, 1956 [2c] ◙ Badische Pfarrvereinsblätter (Baden Parish Association Journals) with obituary of Karl Anton, June 1956 ◙ Handwritten note, n.d.
1:12 Documents After Anton’s Death (including correspondence from Johanna Anton and Insurance Companies)
“Rückführung eines Altdarmstädter Nachlasses in die Heimat” (Return of an Old Darmstadt Estate in the Homeland), n.d. ◙ Photocopy of biography/information about Karl Anton’s life, July 7, 1934 ◙ “Nachweislisten zu Versicherung Karl Anton, Mannheim” (Evidence List for Insurance, Karl Anton, Mannheim), May 18, 1941 ◙ Letter from Hessian State and University Library Darmstadt to Frau Professor H. Anton, about her late husband’s estate and payments to acquire a sheet music collection, November 5, 1957 ◙ Letter from Dr. Kaiser, Hessian State and University Library Darmstadt to Frau H. Anton, inquiring about Dr. Karl Anton’s date of death, March 30, 1967
1:13 Misc. Documents about Karl Anton
Liste der Materialien zur Dokumentation Prof. Dr. Karl Anton (Sonderordner) [List of the Materials for the Documentation of Prof. Dr. Karl Anton] ◙ Prof. Dr. Anton als Organisator bzw. Mitwirkender von Veranstaltungen und Konzerten (Sondermappe) [Prof. Dr. Anton, organized respectively by contributor of important events and concerts] ◙ Transcription of original “Memories” by Walther Anton, “Herrn Karl Anton zur Erinnerung an den 9. Mai 1908 von dem Ihn wertschätzen” (“Mr. Karl Anton for Remembrance on May 9, 1908 to Cherish Him”) ◙ Original “Erinnerung” (“Memories”) by Walther Anton (May 9, 1909) [it should be noted that the original lists the date as 1909, but the transcription says 1908] ◙ German Red Cross Voucher for Karl Anton, September 30, 1914 ◙ Photograph, “Bachtopf von Daniel Greiner” (Bach Bust by Daniel Greiner), 1914 ◙ Two photographs pasted to paper, Carl Perron (opera singer) and Hans Sterneder (writer), n.d. ◙ Vortragsliste 1931/32 von Professor Dr. Karl Anton, Dozent, Mannheim (Lecture/Course List 1931/32 of Professor Dr. Karl Anton, Lecturer, Mannheim), n.d. ◙ Copy of Walther Anton’s Biography of Prof. Dr. Karl Anton ◙ Badische Pfarrvereinsblätter (Baden Parish Association Journals), April 1952
Book 425 Jahre: Evangelische Petrusgemeinde und Evangelische Petruskirche Mannheim-Wallstadt, 1556–1981 (425 Years: Evangelical St. Peter’s Parish and Evangelical St. Peter’s Church Mannheim-Wallstadt, 1556–1981), 1981 ◙ [inside front cover of book: 3 photographs of the church]
SERIES 4: Correspondence
Letters and other correspondence between Karl Anton and his friends and acquaintances.
1:15 Hans Sterneder—Karl Anton
Envelope of letters, cards and photos about (An Vati nach Wallstadt) (“On Father at Wallstadt”), from Sterneder, n.d. ◙ 2 pages of a letter, small black writing ◙ Letter to Anton from Sterneder, November 4, 1918 ◙ Postcard of two children, on back: note to Karl Anton from Sterneder, December 18, 1918 ◙ Frohes Neujahr (Happy New Year) Postcard, to Anton from Sterneder, December 27, 1918 ◙ Set of 5 postcards to Anton from Sterneder, September 23, 1918 (1. Colored Schneeburg postcard ◙ 2. Black and white Semmering, labeled “2.)” in top left corner on back ◙ 3. Black and white Semmering, labeled “3.)” in top left corner on back ◙ 4. Black and white Semmering, labeled “4.)” in top left corner on back ◙ 5. Black and white Semmering, labeled “5.)” in top left corner on back)
1:16 Johanna* Anton—Albert Schweitzer
Note: *often abbreviated to Hana in letters.
1:17 Karl Anton—Albert Schweitzer
Photograph of two men, names or date unknown ◙ Envelope to Karl Anton, stamped at Strasbourg, [October 25/26, 1931/32?] ◙ Documentation of letters from Schweitzer,“Der grösste lebende Bachforscher Albert Schweitzer schreibt…”, (“The greatest living Bach researcher Albert Schweitzer writes…”), n.d. [1932-33?] ◙ Letter to Anton from Schweitzer, April 24, 1932 ◙ Letter to Anton from Schweitzer, December 24, 1932 (From Schweitzer’s secretary ■ excusing Schweitzer for not writing more or responding more quickly ■ Schweitzer is absorbed in the work on the third volume of his “Philosophy” ■ Schweitzer himself writes a friendly little note to the same effect at the end) ◙ Postcard of Lambarene (Gabon) and note on back, [likely from Schweitzer] (February 8, 1933) ◙ Envelope to Karl Anton from Lambarene, Gabon, date illegible ◙ Postcard To Karl Anton from Schweitzer, March 12, 1939 ◙ To Anton from Albert Schweitzer, July 26, 1950 [fragile] ◙ Copy of preceding letter to Anton from Albert Schweitzer in Lambarene, Baden, July 26, 1950 (Schweitzer thanking Anton for information about an organ piece that Anton found in an archive ■ Schweitzer is surprised by this discovery) ◙ Envelope to Anton, stamped at Gunsbach, August 2, 1950 ◙ Photocopy of letter from Albert Schweitzer, March 22, 1953 ◙ Photocopy of Envelope, French Equatorial African stamps, date illegible ◙ To Anton from Dr. Schweitzer, n.d. [Photocopy?]
1:18 Karl Anton—Emmy Martin, Dr. Hans Martin
Postcard to Anton from Emmy Martin, February 4, 1931 ◙ Letter to Anton from Emmy Martin, [June/April], 1940 ◙ Postcard to Anton from Emmy Martin, March 15, 1941 ◙ Letter to Anton from Emmy Martin, May 8, 1941 ◙ To Karl Anton from Dr. Hans Martin, May 10, 1946 ◙ Envelope, stamped April 10, 1946 ◙ Letter To Anton from Emmy Martin, June 16, 1946 ◙ To Karl Anton from Emmy Martin, about asking Anton to meet with Schweitzer in Heidelberg, August 27, 1949 ◙ To Karl Anton from Emmy Martin, August 28, 1949
SERIES 5: Manuscripts
Original and photocopied versions of Karl Anton’s writings that do not seem to have been published.
1:19 Manuscripts and Typescripts, 1908-1918
Berühungspunkte zwischen dem metaphysischen System Sinozas und dem von Descartes (Points Of Contact Between the Metaphysical System of Sinoza and that of Descartes) (original manuscript), 1908 ◙ Über die acta sive vitae sanctorum – Referat zur Eröffnung des dogmengesch. Seminars (The Acts or the Lives of the Saints – Lecture at the Opening of the Dogmatic Seminars) (original manuscript), 1908 ◙ Über den Begriff der Weisheit in Pseudosalomoni sapentia (On the Concept of Wisdom in the [Pseudosalomoni sapentia]) (original manuscript), 1908 ◙ Worin besteht die packende Gewalt von Pauli Worten (What is the Gripping Power of Paul’s Words) (Aesthetic studies, original manuscript) with Jorgenson’s notes inside, 1909 ◙ Wie soll sich die Kirche zu den Modern-Religiösen Bewegungen Stellen? Kritik und Ausblick (How Should The Church Position Itself On The Modern Religious Movements? Criticism And Outlook) (original manuscript), 1918
1:20 Manuscripts and Typescripts, 1943-1955
Entstehung und Sinn der ‘Hauser-Stiftung’ bei der Universität Freiburg i. Br (The Origin And Purpose Of The 'Hauser Foundation' At The University Of Freiburg), 1943 (original) ◙ Copies of preceding item (“Entstehung und Sinn…”) [2c], one bound, one loose-leaf, 1943 ◙ Neue Erkenntnisse zur Geschichte der Bachbewegung – Wie es zur Wiedererweckung Johann Sebastian Bachs kam zur Bachgesellschaft und Gesamtausgabe. Aufgrund bisher nicht veröffentlichter Dokumente aus dem Franz Hauser Archiv dargeboten von Prof. Dr. Karl Anton (New insights into the History of the Bach Movement - How Johann Sebastian Bach was Resurrected: Bach Society, Complete Edition. Based on Previously Unpublished Documents from the Franz Hauser Archive, presented by Prof. Dr. Karl Anton) (with foreword), 1955 ◙ Manuscript [copy], Neue Erkenntnisse zur Geschichte der Bachbewegung, 1955 ◙ Wie die Presse im Einzelnen über Karl Anton urteilt [How The Press Judges Karl Anton In Detail] – contains reviews from various newspapers and journals over Anton’s publications and personal appearances – original carbon copy, made by Karl Anton [fragile] [2c], n.d.
1:21 Sermons, 1912-1916
Sondermappe (Predigten) [Homilies or sermons] ◙ Predigt über Lukas XXIV, 13/35, gahalten am Ostersonntag in der Altstadtkirche zu Weinheim (Sermon on Luke XXIV, 13/35, held on Easter Sunday in the Old Town Church in Weinheim), 1912 [2c] ◙ Leichenrede für eine junge Mutter (Anna Dorothea Binder) von 33 Jahren, die an der Geburt ihres 8. Kindes vertarb (Funeral speech for a young mother (Anna Dorothea Binder) of 33 years, who died giving birth to her 8th child), 1913 ◙ Buss-und Bettagspredigt – gehalten in der Altstadtkirche zu Weinheim (Day of Prayer and Repentance sermon - held in the old town church in Weinheim), 1913 ◙ Kasualrede anläβich der Kirchenfeier zur Goldenen Hochzeit des Kirchengemeinderats Stein in der Atlstadtkirche zu Weinheim (Casual Speech on the Occasion of the Church Celebration for the Golden Wedding of the Stein Parish Council in the Old Town Church in Weinheim), 1913 ◙ Eine Predigt an Deutschlands Frauen in schwerer Zeit – gehalten in der Stadtkirche zu Baden-Baden (A Sermon to Germany's Women in Difficult Times - Held in the Town Church of Baden-Baden), 1916 [2c] ◙ Predigt zur Kriegsweihnacht in der Stadtkirche zu Baden-Baden (Sermon on the War at Christmas in the Town Church of Baden-Baden), 1916
SERIES 6: Jorgenson Research Files
Files and documents that Dr. Dale A. Jorgenson collected and created throughout his research process of writing for his book, The Life of Karl Anton, 1887-1956 (2001).
2:1 Background research – Articles and Book Photocopies
Photocopy, information about Rudi Stephan, b. July 29, 1887 ◙ Photocopy, Ottilie von Goethe und ihre Söhne Walther und Wolf in Briefen und persönlichen Erinnerungen von Jenny von Gerstenbergk (Ottilie von Goethe and her sons Walther and Wolf in letters and personal memoirs by Jenny von Gerstenbergk), Stuttgart, 1901 ◙ Photocopy, Wolfgang Vulpius, Walther Wolfgang von Goethe und der Nachlaβ seines Groβvaters (Walther Wolfgang von Goethe and his Grandfather's Estate), [1962?] (with notes from Jorgenson attached on front) ◙ Photocopy, Douglas Seaton reviewer: R. Larry Todd, ed., “Mendelssohn and His World” (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1991) ◙ Copy, Christoph Zuschlag, Entartete Kunst: Ausstellungsstrategien im Nazi-Deutschland (Degenerate Art: Exhibition Strategies in Nazi Germany), (Wernersche Verlagsgesellschaft Worms, 1995)
2:2 Background research – Articles and Book Photocopies
Photocopy, Intelligenz-Blatt zur allgemeinen musikalischen Zeitung (Intelligence Paper to the General Musical Gazette), March—August 1817 ◙ Photocopy, Inhalt (Contents), October 3, 1904, and Yishitake Kobayashi, Zur Chronologie der Spätwerke J.S. Bachs (On the Chronology of the Late Works of J.S. Bachs) ◙ Article, “Enthullung des Bachdenkmals in Leipzig” (Unveiling of the Bach Monument in Leipzig), May 18, 1908 ◙ Bach-Jahrbuch, 54th volume, 1968 ◙ Bach-Jahrbuch, 60th volume, 1974 ◙ Bach-Jahrbuch, 72nd volume, 1986 ◙ Bach-Jahrbuch, 74th volume, 1988 ◙ Copy of Herbert Hoffman, Im Gleichschritt in die Diktatur? Die nationalsozialistische “Machtergreifung” in Heidelburg und Mannheim, 1930 bis 1935 (In Step with the Dictatorship? The National Socialist "Seizure Of Power" in Heidelburg and Mannheim, 1930 to 1935), (Frankfurt am Main: Verlag Peter Lang, 1985) ◙ Friedrich Wilhelm Ridel (Kassel), “Aloys Fuchs als Sammler Bachicher Werke” (“Aloys Fuchs as a Collector of Bach’s Works”), [1960?] ◙ Herfried Homburg, “Louis Spohr und die Bach-Renaissance” (Louis Spohr and the Bach Renaissance), [1960?]
2:3 Background research – Articles and Book Photocopies
Photocopy, Erich Matthias and Hermann Weber, Widerstand gegen den Nationalsozialismus in Mannheim (Resistance against National Socialism in Mannheim), 1984
2:4 Background research – Articles and Book Photocopies
Photocopy, Hans-Joachim Fliedner, Die Judenverfolgung in Mannheim, 1933—1945 (The Persecution of the Jews In Mannheim,1933—1945), n.d.
2:5 Background research – Articles and Book Photocopies
Photocopy, Hugo Riemann, Riemann Musik Lexikon, 1959 (with a description of Karl Anton) ◙ Newspaper article, Austrian Information, vol. 48, no. 6, 1995 ◙ Newspaper article, Austrian Information, vol. 48, no. 5, 1995
2:6 Copies of Anton’s Works
Photocopy, “Neue Erkenntnisse zur Geschichte der Bachbewegung,” (“New Insights into the History of the Bach Movement”), 1955, annotated by Jorgenson ◙ Photocopy, Newspaper article, by Karl Anton, “Johann Sebastian Bach” in Die Evangelische Kirchenmusik in Baden (The Protestant Church Music in Baden), August 1925
2:7 Copies of Anton’s Works
Photocopy of Angewandte Liturgit (Applied Liturgy), 1919
2:8 Copies of Anton’s Works
Photocopy of Karl Anton article, “Karl Loewes Bedeutung für unsere Zeit und deren Ziele”, Zeitung für Musikwissenschaft, (“Karl Loewe's Importance for Our Time and its Goals", Newspaper for Musicology), May 1919 ◙ Photocopy of Karl Anton article “Aus Karl Loewes noch unveröffentlicher Lehre des Balladengefangs”, (“From Carl Loewe's Unpublished Teachings of the Ballad Prisoner") in Zeitschrift für Musikwissenschaft (Newspaper for Musicology), January 1920
2:9 Correspondence: Jorgenson—Walther Anton
Letter to Jorgenson from Walther Anton, February 2, 1990 ◙ Envelope from Walther Anton, September 27, 1996 ◙ Letter to Jorgenson from Walther Anton, September 18, 1996 ◙ Brown envelope to Jorgenson from Walther Anton, 1998 (includes: Photocopy, “Bundesloge des Eklektischen Freimaurerbundes” (“Federal Lodge of the Eclectic Masonic Federation”), 1927 ◙ Answers to questions, from Walther Anton to Jorgenson ◙ Envelope
2:10 Correspondence: Jorgenson—Luise Anton
Letters from Luise Anton-Kotter, December 10, 1996 in regards to the Anton research project and Envelope ◙ Envelope to Jorgenson from Luise, n.d. ◙ Letters from Luise, June 20, 1997 ◙ Letter from Jorgenson to Frau Luise Anton-Kotter in Spain, July 4, 1977 [Possible typo: likely 1997] ◙ Envelope to Jorgenson from Luise Anton-Kotter, October 25, 1997 (includes: Two magazine pages, n.d. ◙ Magazine Clipping, ZEITmagazin, n.d. ◙ Letters from Luise about Karl Anton (inside envelope), August 18, 1997 ◙ Letter from Luise to Jorgenson, October 23, 1997 ◙ Magazine Clipping ◙ Small handwritten note) ◙ Envelope to Jorgenson from Luise, n.d. ◙ Envelope to Jorgenson from Luise, n.d. (includes: Photocopy of “Geschichte und Geele” Article by Dr. Karl Anton, n.d. ◙ Photocopy of Cover of book, Hans Thoma, der Maler by Karl Anton, 1919 ◙ Letter to Cristoph Roppel, Evangelischer Presseverband für Baden, from Luise Anton-Kotter, July 18, 1997 ◙ Photocopy of cover of book, 425 Jahre Evangelische Petrusgemeinde und Envagelische Pestruskirche Mannheim-Wallstadt 1556—1981 (425 Years of the Protestant St. Peter’s Community and Protestant St. Peter’s Church Mannheim-Wallstadt 1556—1981) ◙ Photocopy of book cover, Karl Anton, Hans Thoma, note at bottom says 1924 ◙ Photocopy of Hans Thoma, der Maler, (Hans Thoma, the Painter), 1919 ◙ Photocopy of book cover, Dr. Karl Anton, Wissen und Wirken, Psychologischer Leitfaden (Knowledge and Work, Psychological Guide), 1929 ◙ Photocopy, Newspaper Clipping, “Die Jugendmusikbewegung” (“The Youth Music Movement”) by Karl Anton, n.d. ◙ Envelope to Jorgenson from Luise (inside: Envelope to Jorgenson from Luise (inside that: Christmas Card “Christmas Greetings from Altea, España, from Walther Anton [?], December 23, 1997) ◙ Letter to Jorgenson from Luise, March 13, 1998 ◙ Yellow envelope to Luise Kotter Anton, Altea/Alicante, Spain, from Jorgenson
2:11 Correspondence: Jorgenson—Misc. Universities, Archives and Museums
Letter from Jorgenson to the Evangelische Presseverband für Baden [e. V.] Verlag (Evangelical Press Association for Baden [e. V.] Publisher), June 11, 1997 ◙ Handwritten letter from Jorgenson to Archivist at the Landeskirchlichen Archiv in Karlsruhe, Germany, n.d. ◙ Letter to Jorgenson from James D. Simmons, Southern Illinois University Press, December 1, 1995 ◙ Letter to C. Roppel (Hans Thoma Verlag, Evangelische Presseverband für Baden), Karlsruhe, Germany, from Jorgenson, August 29, 1997 ◙ Letter from Rebecca Lentz Collier, National Archives at College Park, MD, to Jorgenson about Dr. Karl Anton war crimes case files, October 10, 1995 ◙ Letter from Stadtarchiv, Mannheim, to Jorgenson, January 31, 1996 and photocopies sent along ◙ Brown envelope (included: Letter to Jorgenson from Rudi-Stephan-Gymnasium November 23, 1995 ◙ Photocopy of Karl Anton information from the Gymnasium, n.d. ◙ Letter to the church archivist at Dreifaltigkeitskirche, Worms from Jorgenson, September 13, 1996, followed by school document photocopies, which can be found in the next folders) ◙ Envelope to Jorgenson from United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington DC, April 24, 1996 (included: Letter to Jorgenson from Aaron T. Kornblum, Reference Archivist, United States Holocaust Research Institute, April 16, 1996 ◙ Library catalog hits from search query “Mannheim”, US Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives Holding Catalog, with handwritten notes on pricing for copies to be made ◙ Search query results ◙ OCLC Search on the topic of Jews in Mannheim, February 6, 1996
2:12 Anton’s School Documents
Documents copied from the Rudi-Stephan-Gymnasium, Worms, November 24, 1995 (includes: Photocopy of Anton’s writings, January 17, 1906 ◙ Large math work photocopy, by Anton, n.d. ◙ Photocopy of writings from Anton, n.d. ◙ Photocopy of essay on Socrates and Philosopy, by Anton ◙ Writings in Latin, by Anton, n.d. ◙ Writings in Latin, by Anton, n.d
2:13 Anton’s School Documents
Large brown envelope to Jorgenson from Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg Universitätsarchiv, March 20, 1995 (transcripts for Karl Anton) (includes: Letter to Jorgenson from Hunerlach, Archivamtfrau, March 14, 1995 ◙ Photocopy, Karl Anton information from Universität Heidelberg, April 28, 1906 ◙ Photocopy, course schedule, Karl Anton, Universität Heidelberg, 1907/1908 ◙ Photocopy, Universität Heidelberg Karl Anton information, November 9, 1907 ◙ Photocopy, course schedule, Karl Anton, Universität Heidelberg, 1908/1909 ◙ Photocopy, course schedule, Karl Anton, Universität Heidelberg, 1909 ◙ Photocopy, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Abgangs-Zeugnis [Graduation Certificate] ◙ Photocopy Anmeldung zur Immatrikulation [Application for Enrollment], April 29, 1912 ◙ Photocopy Zahlung [Payment] for Summer-Winter semester, 1912 (top right corner: Einzugsliste O.-Z. 286) ◙ Photocopy Zahlung [Payment] for Summer-Winter, 1912 (top right corner: Einzugsliste O.-Z. 90)
2:14 Anton’s School Documents
Grossherzogl. Badishe (Baden Grand Duke) Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Karl Anton course list Summer 1906—Summer 1911, Dissertation, Versicherung [Insurance], and Prüfungsfäscher [Exam Subjects], n.d. ◙ Graduation Diploma, in Latin, Karl Anton, October 28, 1909 [folded] ◙ Handwritten transcription of preceding diploma, in German, n.d. ◙ Karl Anton diploma, written in Latin, Doctorate of Philosophy, University of Halle, April 22, 1922 [folded]
2:15 Jorgenson Notes and Outlines
Anton book outline, from Jorgenson, n.d. ◙ Biography of Karl Anton, Proposed chapter outline [2c] ◙ Jorgenson notes: “Holes in material for chapter 1”, n.d. ◙ Paper critiquing a manuscript with edits and a sticky note, n.d. ◙ Jorgenson notes: “Masonic Situation in 1930s”, n.d. ◙ Handwritten Jorgenson notes, chapter 2
2:16 Misc./Unidentified documents
University Library Freiburg im Breisgau Guide pamphlet, n.d. ◙ Karl Anton Materials: Inventory of Envelope ◙ Karl Anton Inventory #2 ◙ Karl Anton inventory #3 ◙ Handwritten letter including information about Karl Anton, [sender?] [receiver?], n.d. ◙ “The Week in Germany” magazine, January 21, 1994 ◙ “Hans Thoma in Baden-Württemberg Museen” (“Hans Thoma in Baden-Württemberg Museum”) guide, n.d. ◙ Photograph of Karl Anton, n.d. ◙ Kirchenlieder-Festival Program at Dreifaltigkeitskirche Worms, May 29, 1983 ◙ Performance Program, The Churches and the Larger Community of Perry, Missouri present “The Messiah” an oratorio by G. F. (Georg Friedrich) Handel in celebration of Palm Sunday, 1995; Dale A. Jorgenson, conductor, April 9, 1995 ◙ Printout/Photocopy, article “The Life and Legacy of Franz Xavier Hauser” by Dale A. Jorgenson, n.d.
SERIES 7: Karl Anton's Published Works
Works that Karl Anton published, including books, newspaper articles, and dissertations.
2:17 General Information
Walther Anton, Curriculum Vitae of Prof. Dr. Karl Anton, n.d. ◙ Anton Bibliography of Published Works and Manuscripts in the Collection, “Prof. Dr. Karl Anton (Der Autor)”
Article: Karl Anton, “Loewe-Festnummer,” [“Loewe Festival Number”], Vom Rhein Newspaper, April 1908 [4c]
Dissertation: Karl Anton, Beiträge zur Biographie Carl Loewe (Contributions to the biography of Carl Loewe), 1912
Article: Karn Anton, “Sonder-Abdruck aus dem Goethe-Jahrbuch,” [Special Reprint from the Goethe Yearbook], 1913 [2c]
Articles: Karl Anton, “Soll die Gemeinde am Schluβ- und Zwischenchoral der Bachkantaten singend teilnehmen?” (“Should the congregation take part in singing the final and intermediate chorale of the Bach cantatas?”) and “Das 3. Leipziger Bachfest” (“The Third Leipziger Bach Festival”), (inside front cover: advertisement Clipping, “if a child’s laugh does not please you, you are already in hell!”), Monatsschrift für Gottesdienst und Kirchliche Kunst (Monthly Journal for Worship and Church Art), August 1914 ◙ Article: Karl Anton, Zur Geschichte der Bachbewegung (On the History of the Bach Movement), 1914 [3c]
Article: Karl Anton, Allerlei Möglichkeiten Betrachtungen von Hans Thoma (All Sorts of Possible Considerations by Hans Thoma), 1916
Book: Karl Anton, Martin Luther im Urteil von Zeitgenossen des Weltkrieges (Martin Luther In The Judgment Of Contemporaries Of The World War), 1917—1918 ◙ Article: Karl Anton, Luther und die Musik (Luther and the Music), 1917 ◙ Pamphlet/Article: Karl Anton, Blätter zur Pflege überparteilich religiösen Lebens (Leaflets for the Cultivation of Non-Partisan Religious Life), 1917 [3c]
Book: Karl Anton, Hans Thoma, der Maler, 1919 ◙ Article: Karl Anton, “Karl Loewes religiös-volkstümliches Kunstwerk” (“Karl Loewe's Religious-Folk Artwork”), Monatsschrift für Glttesdienst und Kirchliche Kunst (Monthly Journal for Worship and Church Art), 1919
Sonderabdruck aus der Zeitschrift für Musikwissenschaft (Special Reprint From The Journal For Musicology), with article from Anton “Karl Loewes Bedeutung für unsere Zeit und deren Ziele” (Karl Loewe's importance for our time and its goals), 1919 [2c] ◙ Sonderabdruck aus der Zeitschrift für Musikwissenschaft (Special Reprint From The Journal For Musicology), with article from Anton “Karl Loewes Bedeutung für unsere Zeit und deren Ziele”, 1919 (with brown/yellow covers – one with a girl drawn on front, one with handwritten sticky note, one with “K. Anton: C. Loewe” written, and one blank)
Book: Dr. Karl Anton and Dr. Karl Arper, Aus tiefer Rot [From Deep Red], 1919
Article: Karl Anton, “Die Mission der Musik in der Gegenwart” (“The Mission of Music in the Present”), Deutscher Pfeiler, 1921
Article: [Reprint] Karl Anton, Hans Thoma und die Musik (Hans Thoma and the Musik), 1924 [2c]
Article: Karl Anton, Über die form des Kultus (About the Form of the Cult), 1925
Article: Karl Anton, “Modernes Volkslied” [“Modern Folk Song”], Sie Singgemeinde [You Singing Community], June-July, 1926
Article: Karl Anton, “Beethoven und Wir, eine Zeitgemäche Betrachtung zum 100. Todestag des Meisters” (“Beethoven and We, a Contemporary Reflection On The 100th Anniversary Of The Master's Death”), March 26, 1927 [4c] ◙ Article: Karl Anton, “Zur Bildbeigabe” (“To Add to the Picture”), Die Evangelische Kirchenmusik in Baden (The Evangelical/Protestant Church Music in Baden) newspaper, October 1, 1927
Article: Karl Anton, Wissen und Wirken (Knowledge and Action), 1929 [3c] ◙ Article: Karl Anton, “Zur Aufführung von Händels ‘Joseph’ in Heidelberg” (“For the performance of Handel's 'Joseph' in Heidelberg”), Monatsschrift für Gottesdienst und Kirchliche Kunst (Monthly Journal For Worship And Church Art), January 1929 [3c] ◙ Article: Karl Anton, “Zur Aufführung von Händels “Joseph” in Heidelberg), Monatsschrift für Gottesdienst und Kirchliche Kunst (Monthly Journal For Worship And Church Art), January 1929 – only Anton’s article included ◙ Article: Karl Anton, Gesang und Gesundheit [Singing and Health], 1929
Article: Karl Anton, Kirchenmusikalische Erneuerung [Church Music Renewal], 1933 [5c]
Book: Karl Anton, Georg Friedrich Händel “Die Schicksalsfuge,” zweistimmigte fuge [Georg Friedrich Handel “The Fugue of Fate”, Two-part Fugue], red cover, 1940 ◙ Small slips of paper with red tag on front “Georg Friedrich Händel Schicksalsfüge ◙ Inhaltsangabe (Synopsis) ◙ Copy of Die Schicksalsfuge, dated in handwriting, February 13, 1940 ◙ Endnotes ◙ Writing on Händel and Carl Loewe (on 2nd page – note attached and sheet behind) ◙ Anmerkungen [notes] ◙ Nachwort [afterword] ◙ Book Cover: Karl Anton, “Georg Friedrich Händels ‘Schicksalsfuge,’” (found in between pages 20-21) ◙ Copy of Music Sheets in “Die Schicksalsfuge” (third page in stack might be original, contains page number “13” in bottom right corner)
Article: Karl Anton, “Neue Erkenntnisse zur Geschichte der Bachbewegung,” Sonderdruck aus dem Bach-Jahrbuch (Special Print from the Bach Yearly Journal), 1955 [2c] (found inside book: handwritten letter to Hanna Anton from Dr. Albert Schweitzer, June 10, 1956 and Letter to Hanna Anton from Albert Schweitzer, marked copy, n.d. – moved to Correspondence: Frau Anton-Schweitzer)
2:36 no date
Article: Karl Anton, Geschichte und Seele [History and Soul], n.d. [2c] ◙ Article: No author, “Ein Wort zur Gottesdienstfrage” (“A Word on the Question of Worship”), n.d. ◙ Article: [Reprint] Karl Anton, “Hans Thoma und die Musik” (“Hans Thoma and the Music”), Zeitschrift für die Musik (Newspaper for the Music), n.d. ◙ Article: Karl Anton, Erlebnis und Erkenntnis, ein Beitrag zur Lösung des Problems “Wissen und Wirken” (Experience And Knowledge, A Contribution To Solving The Problem Of “Knowledge And Action”), n.d. (after 1932)