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C. Richard Beam Pennsylvania-Dutch Newspaper Clippings

Identifier: 003-MS 145

Scope and Contents

Newspaper clippings of columns written in the Pennsylvania-Dutch dialect by C. Richard Beam, entitled "Es Pennsilfaanisch Deitsch Eck", for Die Botschaft, The Shopping News, The Lebanon Daily News, West Berks Crier, The Budget and Lancaster Sunday News from 1976 to 2000. The collection also consists of newspaper clippings of columns by: Earl C. Haag ("Es Neinuhr Schtick"), Dave Hendricks ("Wunnerfritz"), Bill Klouser ("En Kat'z Deisch Schtick"), Ernest W. Bechtel ("Gscheitheide un Dumheita"), Laura Glick Copeland ("Then and Now"), Jim Kinter ("Wunnerfitz"), Erich A. Stoeckel ("Was Saagt der Adam Stolzfuus"), Dewey S. Herrold ("doh alt Deutsch Geischt"), Eugene S. Stine ("En Deitscher Schreibt"), Bill Klouser ("En Kats Deitsch Schtick"), Richard Druckenbrod ("Es Deitsch Schtick"), Victor Dieffenbach ("Horrich Amohl Boova"), John A. Rittinger ("The Letters of Joe Klotzkopp, Esq."), William Schultz ("Powder Valley"), Carl J. Arner (Der Schnitzelbonk"), Clarence G. Reitnauer ("Der Shdivvel Knecht"), Vernon M. Kamp ("Scholla Aus'm Rosen Dahl"), Leroy Beachy ("Unser Leit"), Pierce E. Swope ("Was Saagt Der...Kaspar Hufnagel?" and "Your Pennsylvania German Letter"), Robert H. Spangler ("Im Eck Wuu Ick Huck") and Barbara Miller ("Touch of Dutch"). ‡b Includes scrapbooks of late 19th century and early 20th century Pennsylvania-Dutch newspaper columns such as: "Brief fum Bossum Deich", "Deitscher Brief" (1936-1939), "Scholla" (ca. 1930's-1940's), "Der Oldt Bauer" (1937-1941), "Der Pennsylvanier" (1901-1904), "Der Olt Schullmashter" (1902), "Der Bonagridle Schreibdt" (1938), "Schweffelbrenner" (1879-1901), "Brief fum Sowell Files" (1886-1894), "Obediah Grouthomel" (1913-1923), "Der Gust und die Suf", "Der Uncle Tobias", "Der Fred Sagt: Horrich Amole Boowa" and "Pumpernickle Bill" (1925-1957).


  • 1879-2000


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