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William M. Calder collection

Ms. Coll. 1114

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the University of Pennsylvania. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
William M. (William Musgrave) Calder, 1932-
Title:
William M. Calder collection
Date [inclusive]:
1970-1992
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 1114
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet (2 boxes)
Language:
English
Language Note:
The bulk of the collection is in English, but there are materials in German, Italian, and Spanish.
Abstract:
This collection contains some of the writings, correspondence and research materials of the philologist, historian and classicist William M. Calder III. Although Calder’s intellectual interests are extensive, this collection is primarily composed of his scholarship on and correspondence relating to the German classical philologist Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff.
Cite as:
William M. Calder collection, 1970-1992, Ms. Coll. 1114, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

William M. Calder III is a Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a preeminent philologist, historian and classicist. Born in New York City in 1932, Calder received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Harvard University and his Ph. D. from the University of Chicago. Before his professorship at the University of Illinois, Calder taught at Columbia University and the University of Colorado at Boulder. An active member of many learned societies, Calder’s fields of particular expertise include the history of classical scholarship, Greek and Roman religion, and various genres of Ancient Greek writings.

Source: Calder, William Musgrave III. “Curriculum Vitae”, September 18, 2006. Accessed from: http://www.classics.illinois.edu/people/wmcalder

Scope and Contents

This collection consists primarily of William M. Calder’s scholarship on the German classical philologist Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff. Series one is comprised of Calder’s articles about Wilamowitz that were published in academic journals including Antike und Abendland,  Emerita,  Philologus,  Quaderni di storia, and publications released by Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, the Rheinisches Museum fur Philologie of the University of Cologne and Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies of Duke University.  Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff: Selected Correspondence, 1869-1931, a volume edited by Calder and published by Jovene Editore in 1983, is also included herein. Most of Calder’s articles on Wilamowitz, published between 1970 and 1987, are written in English but many of the journals include some text (such as tables of contents, notes or dedications) in German, Italian or Spanish. A few of Calder’s reviews and articles relating to topics other than Wilamowitz are included in this series (1981-1992, undated), as are some newspaper clippings and photocopied articles by other writers, which relate to either Wilamowitz or Calder himself (1979-1992, undated).

The second series of this collection (1975-1986) contains Calder's correspondence relating mainly to his Wilamowitz research. Although most of these letters are of a professional nature, Calder had close and friendly relationships with some of his colleagues including Elfriede Regina Knauer (known to her friends as Kezia) and her husband, Georg Nicolaus Knauer (who went by the nickname Niko). Both native German speakers and accomplished classicists, the Knauers shared intellectual interests and expertise with Calder. Many of these letters discuss translation advice Calder received from the Knauers on a collection of letters which were eventually published as Seventeen Letters of Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff to Eduard Fraenkel in Harvard Studies in Classical Philology and the way in which the Knauers would be given credit for their contribution. Along with letters and postcards sent between the Knauers and Calder at this time, are photocopies and handwritten transcriptions of Wilamowitz’s original letters.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  2015 August 6

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Rive Cadwallader

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Source of Acquisition

Gift of Elfriede Regina and Georg Nicolaus Knauer.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Correspondence
  • Writings (document genre)
Personal Name(s)
  • Fraenkel, Eduard, 1888-1970
  • Henrichs, Albert
  • Knauer, Elfriede Regina
  • Knauer, Georg Nicolaus
  • Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, Ulrich von, 1848-1931
Subject(s)
  • Latin philology
  • Philology--Study and teaching

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Collection Inventory

Series I. Writings by Calder and others, 1970-1992.

Box Folder

Publications to which Calder contributed articles about Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, 1970-1974.

1 1

Publications to which Calder contributed articles about Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, 1975-1979.

1 2

Publications to which Calder contributed articles about Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, 1980-1983.

1 3

Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff: Selected Correspondence 1869-1931, edited by Calder, 1983.

1 4

Publications to which Calder contributed articles about Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, 1985-1987.

1 5

Articles and reviews by Calder, 1981-1992, undated.

1 6

Articles, newspaper clippings and monograph catalogs relating to Wilamowitz or Calder, 1979-1992, undated.

1 7

Series II. Personal and professional correspondence of Calder and others (including photocopies), 1975-1986 (Bulk, 1975-1976) .

Box Folder

Letters between Wilamowitz and Fraenkel, photocopies and handwritten transcriptions, along with correspondence between Calder and G. Knauer, 1975, undated.

2 1

Correspondence, notes and research materials relating primarily to Seventeen Letters of Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moelllendorff to Eduard Fraenkel, 1975-1976, undated.

2 2

Between Calder, G. Knauer and Henrichs regarding Seventeen Letters of Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moelllendorff to Eduard Fraenkel, 1976.

2 3

Between Calder and the Knauers, 1978-1984, undated.

2 4

Miscellaneous, addressed to Calder and G. Knauer, 1978-1986, undated.

2 5