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Bodo Nischan Papers, 1963-2007, undated

Manuscript Collection #911

Descriptive Summary Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Title: Bodo Nischan Papers
Creator: Nischan, Bodo
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Papers (ca. 1963-2003) of East Carolina University History professor, 1969-2001, including correspondence, historical, biographical and bibliographic research materials; clippings; notes for lectures and writings, drafts, manuscripts and proofs of papers and publications, including his dissertation; microfilm and microfiche records, computer diskettes, note cards; conference travels records; University and History Department committees and activity files; stamp collections; and materials concerning his education, interest in Renaissance and Reformation History and Protestant theology and philosophy; Martin Luther; Ancient Near and Far East History; History of Greece; History of Rome; Medieval History; European History, 1400-2000; German History, 1500-1800; United States History since 1929; and the Kennedy Assassination, 1963. English and German language. See Administrative Information below for additions to collection.
Extent: 52.701 Cubic feet.

Administrative Information Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Accessions Information

April 24, 2003, 250,000 items; 51 cubic feet; Papers (ca.1963-2003) of East Carolina University History professor, 1969-2001, including correspondence, historical, biographical and bibliographic research materials; clippings; notes for lectures and writings, drafts, manuscripts and proofs of papers and publications, including his dissertation; microfilm and microfiche records, computer diskettes, note cards; conference travels records; University and History Department committees and activity files; stamp collections; and materials concerning his education, interest in Renaissance and Reformation History and Protestant theology and philosophy; Martin Luther; Ancient Near and Far East History; History of Greece; History of Rome; Medieval History; European History, 1400-2000; German History, 1500-1800; United States History since 1929; and the Kennedy Assassination, 1963. English and German language. Rec'd 4/24/2002. Gift of Mrs. Gerda Nischan.

July 16, 2003, (Addition 1); 7 items; .45 cubic feet; Drafts and proofs (1989-2000) of historical research for publications on Reformation German history. Rec'd 7/16/2003. Gift of Mrs. Gerda Nischan.

April 23, 2005, (Addition 2); 77 items; .25 cubic feet; Correspondence, financial documents, printed materials, photographs, historical manuscripts, etc. (1977-1979, 1999, 2001-2005) related to Bodo Nischan’s academic career at East Carolina University and to endowments established in his memory; also to his publications Interimskrise im Brandenburg [Interim Crisis in Brandenburg] and International Diplomacy in the Age of Patrizi: The German Heretic Who Got Caught. Firenze: Leo S. Olschki Editore, 2002). Rec'd 4/22/2005. Gift of Mrs. Gerda Nischan.

August 1, 2007, (Addition 3); 2 items; 0.001 cubic feet; Print (ca. 1700's) showing view of Braunschweig, Germany autographed by the donor and a magazine (Fall 2002) with an article entitled "Bodo Nischan (1939-2001) Named Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor." Photocopy. Rec'd 5/17/2006. Donor: Dr. Gerd Biegel

July 13, 2009, (unprocessed addition 4), 43 items, 0.50 cubic feet; Collection (1990-2007), including programs of the East Carolina University?s Department of History?s 20th Annual Breakfast for Graduates; photograph of Dr. Bodo Nischan; program of the Fall 2003 Graduate Recognition & 2003 Awards Recognition, ECU Dept. of History; copy of the November 2006 issue of Desert Harvest (College of Social and Behavioral Sciences), which contains an article, ?Helen Nader wins Bodo Nischan award?; copy of the acceptances speeches of Gerda Nischan and Michael Nischan on the occasion of Bodo Nischan?s posthumous election as College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor, 2002; review in German of John M. Headley et al., eds., Confessionalization in Europe, 1555-1700: Essays in Honor and Memory of Bodo Nischan (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004), 2007; & letters from Ralph Hardee Rives, Enfield, NC. English & German. See preliminary inventory. Rec?d 4/22/2009. Donor: Gerda Nischan.

June 22, 2010, (unprocessed addition 5), 34 items, 0.50 cubic feet; Collection (1965-1994, undated) of off prints, photocopies of professional journal articles, book reviews, book chapters & other writings by Dr. Bodo Nischan, professor of History at East Carolina University related primarily to Renaissance, Reformation, & Early Modern German religious & cultural history. See preliminary inventory. Recd. 1/20/2010. Note: Arranged in chronological order. The donor is a member of the History Department faculty at East Carolina University. Donor: Dr. Jonathan A. Reid.

Access Restrictions

Access to restricted files in Box 99 is prohibited without written permission of the donor prior to August 18, 2028.

Copyright Notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Bodo Nischan Papers (#911), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mrs. Gerda Nischan
  • Gift of Dr. Gerd Biegel
  • Gift of Dr. Jonathan A. Reid

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Martha G. Elmore, November 1, 2006


Biographical / Historical Note Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Dr. Bodo Nischan was a European History professor at East Carolina University from 1969 until his death in 2001. His particular interest was in Renaissance and Reformation history and Protestant theology and philosophy.

Description Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

This collection contains material relating to Dr. Nischan's research, publications, and work as a European History professor at East Carolina University (1963-2005). Types of material include correspondence, manuscript drafts and proofs, lecture and research notes, microfilm, microfiche, and University activity files.

Preliminary Inventory Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Below is material taken from a preliminary inventory and represents content from the collection that is unprocessed.

Box 1#0911.1
Miscellaneous Diskettes, Lutheran Reformation Microfiche
Box 2#0911.2
Diskettes, from Window Applications to First Aid? approx. 60 disks.
Box 8#0911.8
Luther Research Index
Box 15#0911.15
Dr. Nischan's handwritten copy of his Graduate Thesis
  • Box 23#0911.23
    Microfilm
    • Folder a#0911.23.a
      GSTAPK Berlin XX. HA STA Konigsberg EM 38d, Nr. 4 Wiedertaufer ( 1559, 1578-1587 )
    • Folder b#0911.23.b
      Union Theological Seminary, NYC J. Bergius, "Hypotyposis oder Furbild der Heilsamen Lehre" ( Berlin 1624 )
    • Folder c#0911.23.c
      HAB J. Bergius, Guter Burger #911.B -11 Stosch, Leichenpr. f. Bergius u Frau - Cramer, Gr. Pomr. KichenChr. #911.272
    • Folder d#0911.23.d
      HAB (#911.TH 2329) #911.B 27 J. Bergius, 25 Predigten (Berlin, 1659)
    • Folder e#0911.23.e
      ZSTA Merseburg Rep. II, 30, 31 J. Bergius
    • Folder f#0911.23.f
      UB Gottingen (Leichenpredigten) C. Pelargus (1663) by T. Ebert R. Dieter (1665) by J. Bergius J. Bergius u. Frau Ursula Matthias (1658) by S. Stosch
    • Folder g#0911.23.g
      U B Heidelberg J. Bergius, Apostolische Regel (Elbing, 1641)
    • Folder h#0911.23.h
      HAB J. Bergius, unterschied und Vergleiching d. Evangelischen (Arnhem, 1638)
  • Box 24#0911.24
    Microfilm (Cont.):
    • Folder a#0911.24.a
      UB Tubingen J. berguis, Dass die Wort Christnoch feste stehen (Basel, 1664) Original 1632 #911.B2 Ludovicus Lavatherus, Orignine Controversial Scamentariae
    • Folder b#0911.24.b
      UB Gottingen (Leichenpredigten) By John Bergius: S v Gotze (1650) Kalchum, Gerhard Rymelian V. (1645) s. Triepe (1649) S. Winterfeld (1643)
    • Folder c#0911.24.c
      Early English Newspapers - Based on the Burney Collection - a sample of representative titles.
    • Folder d#0911.24.d
      ZSTA Merseburg Rep. 92, A lot. III/2, f. 80-224. MS: Bekmann's Brdbg. Kirchengeschichte.
    • Folder e#0911.24.e
      Bodo Nischan. History Dept. X 6956
    • Folder f#0911.24.f
      Staatsarchiv Marburg 4f (Anhalt-Dessau) Nr. 32; 4f (Preussen) Nr. 193, 195, 198, 210; 4: Nr. 121, 152, 251.
    • Folder g#0911.24.g
      GSTAPK Berlin; XX. HA STA Konigsberg; Ostpr. Fol. Nr. 777, f83-117, f169-178
    • Folder h#0911.24.h
      GSTAPK Berlin; XX. HA STA Konigsberg; EM 50 dl, Nr. 2, Nr. 3, Nr. 4
    • Folder i#0911.24.i
      GSTAPK Berlin; X. HA Rep. 40 Nr. 458; Visiationabschied Ao 1600
    • Folder j#0911.24.j
      GSTAPK Berlin XX. HA STA Konigsberg EM 38d. Nr 5 eindringen Von Arianer u. Schwarmer ( 1611)
Box 27#0911.27
Konigl. St. Archiv 1629-1630
Box 28#0911.28
Konigl. St. Archiv 1628-1629, & 1631
Box 29#0911.29
Historical Reproductions
Box 30#0911.30
Various Posters, Calendars and Magazine type Photo Pages
Box 45#0911.45
Luther Research Index
Box 46#0911.46
Luther Research Index
Box 47#0911.47
Luther Research Index
Box 48#0911.48
Luther Research Index
Box 49#0911.49
Luther Research Index
Box 50#0911.50
Luther Research Index
Box 51#0911.51
Luther Research Index
Box 52#0911.52
Luther Research Index
Box 53#0911.53
Luther Research Index
Box 54#0911.54
Luther Research Index
Box 55#0911.55
Luther Research Index
Box 56#0911.56
Luther Research Index
Box 57#0911.57
Luther Research Index
Box 58#0911.58
Luther Research Index
Box 59#0911.59
Luther Research Index
Box 60#0911.60
Luther Research Index
Box 61#0911.61
Luther Research Index
Box 62#0911.62
Luther Research Index
Box 99#0911.99
Restricted Files: #911.99.a - #911.99.j. ACCESS TO RESTRICTED FILES IS PROHIBITED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION OF THE DONOR PRIOR TO 18 AUGUST 2028. CONSULT THE LIBRARY STAFF FOR MORE INFORMATION.
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