Fred C. Koch papers, 1802-1983, bulk 1908-1983  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Koch, Fred C.
Title
Fred C. Koch papers
Dates
1802-1983, bulk 1908-1983 (inclusive)
Quantity
3.0 linear feet of shelf space, (6 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Collection Number
Cage 851 (collection)
Summary
The Fred C. Koch Papers consists of materials collected by Fred Koch on Germans from Russia and German immigration from Russia to the other points in the world, including the United States, South America, and Canada. Koch was a born in Kolb, Germany before immigrating with his family to Ritzville, Washington. The collection includes correspondence, personal notes, publications, genealogy, and newspapers.
Repository
Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections.
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
Pullman WA
99164-5610
Telephone: 509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open and available for research use.

Languages
English, German, Spanish


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Fred Koch was born in Kolb, Russia in 1901. At the age of 5, he emigrated to the United States with his family to Ritzville, Washington. Koch started in the newspaper business in Wenatchee, Cashmere, Spokane, and Seattle, all in Washington State. During World War II, he was in the Office of War Information in London, the Office of Psychological Warfare in Paris, and was in military government in Frankfurt and Berlin. He was a graduate of the University of Washington.

Koch is the author of The Volga Germans: In Russia and the Americas, from 1763 to the Present, which is one of the first English-language histories of the Volga Germans.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection consists of Fred Koch’s research files on Germans from Russia and their immigration to other parts of the world. The materials include correspondence to multiple individuals on history and genealogy, newspaper clippings and copies of articles on Germans from Russia, Koch’s personal research notes and annotations, and publications and annotated photocopies of publications on Soviet Union and Russian history, German immigration from Russia to the United States, Canada, and South America, and texts on genealogy.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Preferred Citation

[Item description]. Fred C. Koch Papers, 1802-1983, bulk 1908-1983. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series 1:  Correspondence, 1965-1983Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Solomon Bart on Germans from Russia
1965-1973
1 2
Carson, Grassmück, Huber, and German Publishers
1972-1978
1 3
Victor Donis on Germans from Russia
1965-1967
1 4
Jacob Eichhorn on Germans from Russia
1965-1974
1 5
Jacob Eichhorn on Germans from Russia
1979-1983
1 6
Elmer Miller on Germans from Russia
1965-1978
1 7
Victor Pedro Popp, Lydia Riffel, and Mennonites
1966-1977
1 8
George Rath, Paul Reeb, and Pastor Lundblad on Germans from Russia
1966-1973
1 9
Victor Reisig and Karl Stumpp on Germans from Russia
1966-1977
1 10
Liss Rogel on Koch family
1973-1977
1 11
Jakob Vogel and Kat Monroe
1969-1974

Series 2:  Research notes, 1908-1982Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
2 12
American Historical Society of Germans from Russia Rosters
1970-1972
2 13
Annotations on Germans from Russia
1963
2 14
Berschauer, Kissler, and Klein Genealogy
1976-1977
2 15
Canadian Census Records
1958-1968
2 16
"The Coast" Vol. XV No. 1
1908
4 27
Economy and church in Russia texts
1968
2 17
Germans from Russia essays
1939-1973
2 18
Germans from Russia in Colorado Study Project
1976
2 19
German and Russian Poetry and Music
1962-1965
2 20
"Die Stellung des Staates und der Regierungsbehörden im Rheinland zum Auswandererproblem im 18. und 19. Jahrhundert" by Hermann van Ham
1933
2 21
Helmut Brandt correspondence
1942
4 28
Koch family genealogy notes
1946-1969
2 22
Russia and Her Colonies by Walter Kolarz
1952
2 23
Die Deutschtumsinsel an der Wolga by Lothar König
1938
4 29
Newspapers on Germans from Russia
1920-1982
3 24
Research notes on Germans from Russia A
undated
3 25
Research notes on Germans from Russia B
undated
3 26
Research notes on Germans from Russia C
undated
5 30
Russian history and German immigration
1969-1972
5 31
Russian history and South American immigration xerox copies
1929-1974
5 32
Studien über die Geschichte der Wolgadeutschen by David Schmidt
1930
5 33
Soviet Union history xerox copies
1919-1972
5 34
Thiel family genealogy
1968-1973
5 35
"Wolgadeutsche Monatshefte"
1922
Oversized folder
Map of German colonies along the Volga
undated

Series 3:  Published works, 1802-1970, bulk 1916-1970Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
6 36
Climbing the Schmidt Family Treeby Carol Benzel Schmidt
1973
6 37
"The Crimean Tartars, Volga Germans and Meskhetians: Soviet treatment of some national minorities" by Minortity Rights Group
1973
6 38
Faith of our Fathers by Susan Yungman
1972-1973
6 39
Our Parents Were Russian German by William Urbach
1963
6 40
Rückblicke by Johannes Grassmück
1931
6 41
Die Deutschen Wolgakolonien by Fritz Heinz Reimesch
1922
6 42
Die Rußlanddeutschen by Jakob Riffel
1928
6 43
Die Rußland Deutschen by Karl Stumpp
1965
6 44
Der Russische Coloniet by Wilhelm Webel
1802
6 45
Hattie Plum Williams papers
1916-1970

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Russian Germans -- America -- History.
  • Personal Names :
  • Koch, Fred C. -- Archives.