Fred C. Koch papers, 1802-1983, bulk 1908-1983 PDF
- Koch, Fred C.
- Fred C. Koch papers
- 1802-1983, bulk 1908-1983 (inclusive)18021983
- 3.0 linear feet of shelf space, (6 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
- Collection Number
- Cage 851 (collection)
- 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.
- Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections.
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open and available for research use.
- 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
Copyright restrictions may apply.
[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
Solomon Bart on Germans from Russia
Carson, Grassmück, Huber, and German Publishers
Victor Donis on Germans from Russia
Jacob Eichhorn on Germans from Russia
Jacob Eichhorn on Germans from Russia
Elmer Miller on Germans from Russia
Victor Pedro Popp, Lydia Riffel, and Mennonites
George Rath, Paul Reeb, and Pastor Lundblad on Germans from Russia
Victor Reisig and Karl Stumpp on Germans from Russia
Liss Rogel on Koch family
Jakob Vogel and Kat Monroe
Series 2: Research notes, 1908-1982Return to Top
American Historical Society of Germans from Russia Rosters
Annotations on Germans from Russia
Berschauer, Kissler, and Klein Genealogy
Canadian Census Records
"The Coast" Vol. XV No. 1
Economy and church in Russia texts
Germans from Russia essays
Germans from Russia in Colorado Study Project
German and Russian Poetry and Music
"Die Stellung des Staates und der Regierungsbehörden im Rheinland zum Auswandererproblem im 18. und 19. Jahrhundert" by Hermann van Ham
Helmut Brandt correspondence
Koch family genealogy notes
Russia and Her Colonies by Walter Kolarz
Die Deutschtumsinsel an der Wolga by Lothar König
Newspapers on Germans from Russia
Research notes on Germans from Russia A
Research notes on Germans from Russia B
Research notes on Germans from Russia C
Russian history and German immigration
Russian history and South American immigration xerox copies
Studien über die Geschichte der Wolgadeutschen by David Schmidt
Soviet Union history xerox copies
Thiel family genealogy
Map of German colonies along the Volga
Series 3: Published works, 1802-1970, bulk 1916-1970Return to Top
Climbing the Schmidt Family Treeby Carol Benzel Schmidt
"The Crimean Tartars, Volga Germans and Meskhetians: Soviet treatment of some national minorities" by Minortity Rights Group
Faith of our Fathers by Susan Yungman
Our Parents Were Russian German by William Urbach
Rückblicke by Johannes Grassmück
Die Deutschen Wolgakolonien by Fritz Heinz Reimesch
Die Rußlanddeutschen by Jakob Riffel
Die Rußland Deutschen by Karl Stumpp
Der Russische Coloniet by Wilhelm Webel
Hattie Plum Williams papers
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Subject Terms :
- Russian Germans -- America -- History.
- Personal Names :
- Koch, Fred C. -- Archives.