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German American Imprints

MS 31 Broadsides of the German-American Imprint Collection

Vereinigung der Kinder im Gebet

Vereinigung der Kinder im Gebet, Lebanon, PA, J. Schnee, 1813.

The following is a listing of Broadsides held by the Archives and Special Collections of the Franklin and Marshall College Library. The broadsides are listed alphabetical order by title as they appear in manuscript boxes and flat drawers. The bulk of this collection comes from the Unger-Bassler collection which was deposited at Franklin and Marshall in 1950 with additions from other donors throughout the years. The alpha-numeric designations listed were most likely assigned during the processing of the materials at that time. No key to the alpha-numeric designations has been located. The collection of broadsides is housed in three manuscript boxes and five flat file drawers.

Approximately 1/4 of the Broadsides Collection has been digitized and is available at Scholars Square, the F&M Institutional Repository.

Selected Bibliography on Pennsylvania-German Broadsides and Fraktur

Amsler, Cory M.  Bucks County Fraktur.  Doylestown, PA.: Bucks County Historical Society;  Kutztown, PA. : Pennsylvania German Society, c2001.


Bird, Michael S.  O Noble Heart/O Edel Herz: Fraktur and Spirituality in Pennsylvania German Folk Art. Virginia Beach, VA : Donning Co., 2002.


Borneman, Henry. Pennsylvania German Illuminated Manuscripts; a Classification of Fraktur-Schriften and an Inquiry into Their History and Art. Norristown, PA : Pennsylvania German Society, 1937; New York : Dover Publications, 1973.


Earnest, Russell D. and Corrine P. Earnest. Flying leaves and one-sheets : Pennsylvania German broadsides, Fraktur, and their printers. New Castle, Del. : Oak Knoll Press, 2005.


Earnest, Corinne P. and Russell D. Earnest.  Fraktur: Folk Art and Family. Atglen, PA. : Schiffer Pub., 1999.


Earnest, Corinne P.  Papers and Birth Days: Guide to the Fraktur Artists and Scriveners.  Albuquerque, NM : R. D. Earnest Associates, 1989.


Franklin and Marshall College. A Selective Guide to the Franklin and Marshall Fraktur Collection.  Lancaster, PA : Franklin and Marshall College, 1987.


Gilgenast, Trudy.  "A Sorrowful Song About a Terrible Murder; a Pennsylvania German Broadside from the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries" in Der Reggeboge: Journal of the Pennsylvania German Society. V.24, No. 2 (1990-1992) pp. 53-60.


Library of Congress.  Pennsylvania German Fraktur and Printed Broadsides: a Guide to the Collections in theLibrary of Congress / compiled by Paul Connor & Jill Roberts for the American Folklife Center; introduction by Don Yoder.Washington : Library of Congress, 1988.


Lloyd, June Burk.  Faith and family: Pennsylvania German Heritage in York County area Fraktur. York, PA. : York County Heritage Trust, 2001.


Mercer, Henry Chapman. The Survival of the Mediaeval Art of Illuminative Writing Among Pennsylvania Germans. Doylestown, PA. : Bucks County Historical Society, 1871.


Moyer, Dennis K.  Fraktur Writings and Folk Art Drawings of the Schwenkfelder Library Collection. Kutztown, PA. : Pennsylvania German Society; King of Prussia, Pa. : Printed and bound by Centennial Printing, 1998.


Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum. "Fraktur & Imprints" in Pennsylvania German Art, 1683-1850.  Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1984. pp. 48-53.


Pieske, Christa. 'The European Origins of Four Pennsylvania German Broadsheet Themes: Adam and Eve; The New Jerusalem - the Broad and Narrow Way; the Unjust Judgment; the Stages of Life.  in  Der Reggeboge: Journal of the Pennsylvania German Society. V. 23, No. 1 (1989-1991). pp. 6-32.


Shelley, Donald. The Fraktur-writings or illuminated manuscripts of the Pennsylvania Germans.
 Allentown : Pennsylvania German Folklore Society, 1961.


Shoemaker, Alfred Lewis. Checklist of Pennsylvania Dutch Printed Taufscheins.  Lancaster, PA. : Pennsylvania Dutch Folklore Center, 1952.


Weiser, Frederick Sheely. Fraktur, Pennsylvania German Folk Art.  Ephrata, PA. : Science Press, 1973.


Yoder, Don. The Pennsylvania German broadside : a history and guide. University Park, PA : Pennsylvania State University Press for the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania German Society, 2005.