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Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
1200 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-5500
Jansen, Peter K.
ca. 350 items
Materials are in English.
The Jansen, Peter K. mss., 1836–2005, consists primarily of manuscripts, drafts, correspondence and other material relating to translations into English from the German made by Peter K. Jansen (1934–2007) over the course of his career.
This collection is open for research.
Peter K. Jansen, born in Essen, Germany, completed his M.A. and Ph.D at the University of Illinois. After working both at the University of Illinois and Indiana University, he joined the faculty of the University of Chicago in 1968, where he remained until his retirement in 1999. In addition to his scholarship, Jansen was an accomplished literary translator, and taught the theory and practice of translation at Chicago.
The collection is organized into the following series: I. Correspondence; II. Essays; III; Translations; IV. Miscellaneous.
The Jansen, Peter K. mss., 1836–2005, consists primarily of manuscripts, drafts, correspondence and other material relating to translations into English from the German made by Peter K. Jansen (1934–2007) over the course of his career. Included with his papers are extensive correspondence relating to his family in Germany from the mid–19th well into the twentieth century.
Photocopying permitted only with permission of the Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly Library.
Completed in 2010.
Arranged chronologically by correspondent.
(ca. 200 letters)
(2 letters and 1 postcard, Vinzinczey, Stephen; 1 letter, Wolf, Christa)
All essays by Peter Jansen, arranged alphabetically by title.
All translations by Peter Jansen, arranged alphabetically by original author, unless noted otherwise.
Includes correspondence with publishers, and annotated vetting by Kenneth Northcott of Jansen's translation sample
Includes correspondence with publisher, and contract; first draft; penultimate draft; second draft
(German text only)
(Grube, Dieter, ed.)