Philip Webber Middle Dutch Resource Archive
Scope and Contents
This collection is comprised of 5 card holder boxes containing 2,701 notecards created by Webber. Notecards contain excerpts from several Middle Dutch Translation publications formed into several series. "Christian Instruction" a series of notecards bearing excepts from Middle Dutch, relating to the theme of Christian instruction. "Dicta" a series of notecards bearing excepts from Middle Dutch, containing quotations from important Christian figure. "Old French" a series of notecards bearing copy and pasted excerpts from Old French texts. "Miniatures" a series of typed notes describing miniatures and noting in what folios they appear. "Latin" a series of notecards bearing copy and pasted excerpts from Latin texts. "Persons" a series of notecards bearing excepts from Middle Dutch referencing the personal names of Saints and Biblical figures. Books and other publish texts, which appear to be the sources of some of the excerpts used in the dictionary note cards are housed in 2 larger boxes.
- Creation: 1976-1985
Conditions Governing Access
WMU Special Collections. Non-circulating. Contact department for access.
Biographical / Historical
Philip Webber was a Professor of German and Linguistics at Central College in Pella, Iowa. He was particularly interested in Medieval Studies, Dutch, and the linguistic heritage of Dutch- and German-American Communities in the United States. He published books about the German and Dutch dialects in Iowa communities founded as religious colonies in the 19th century, Kolonie-Deutsch: Life and Language in Amana and Pella Dutch: Portrait of a language in an Iowa Community. He also wrote a book about the experiences of an Ohio religious colony founded by German immigrants during the Civil War, Zoar in the Civil War. This Archive came about as Dr. Webber gathered materials for a Middle Dutch Dictionary.
7 boxes (The cards for this collection are held in 5 Hollinger Card File Boxes. Books and other publish texts, which appear to be the sources of some of the excerpts used in the dictionary note cards, are held in 2 regular Hollinger boxes.) ; 12L x 5 1/8W x 3 1/2H
Language of Materials
Dutch, Middle (ca.1050-1350)
All notecards are arranged in alphabetical order within their series along with the number of notecards contained within each subject entry.
- Philip Webber Middle Dutch Resource Archive Finding Aid
- Hollis Wittman, Abbey Buckham, Guthrie Beyer
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
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