Catholic contributions to American Regionalism (1920-1945)

I am in search of Catholic writers from the 1920s and 1930s whose treatment of rural German-American Catholic settings is analogous to Willa Cather's My Antonia or Ole Rolvaag's Giants in the Earth. I have recently become aware of Herbert Krause's Wind Without Rain, which speaks to a German-American context, but a Lutheran rather than a Catholic one. Have list members any suggestions?


Jeremy Bonner, Honorary Fellow, University of Durham


Call for Papers

The Society for German-American Studies will hold its 42nd Annual Symposium in Indianapolis, Indiana, 19–21 April 2018.

Symposium theme and how to submit a proposal:

“World War I and Its Repercussions for German America: A Centennial Assessment”

Research Grants at the Moravian Archives

Sometimes you need a little extra support to make a trip to Bethlehem in order to do research at the Moravian Archives. Starting 2017, small research grants will be available for the first time.

The Rev. Vernon H. Nelson Fund was established in 2011 to provide grants to researchers toward their expenses related to their research at the Moravian Archives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Nelson was archivist from 1961 until 2004.


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