Sammy McLean papers, 1952-2003  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
McLean, Sammy, 1929-2018
Title
Sammy McLean papers
Dates
1952-2003 (inclusive)
Quantity
6.94 cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection Number
6312 (Accession No. 6312-001)
Summary
University of Washington professor of Germanics and compartative literature papers
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

No restrictions on paper-based materials. No user access copies exist for analog media. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Languages
English, German


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Sammy McLean was a University of Washington professor of Germanics and comparative literature. Sammy was born on September 29, 1929 in El Dorado, Kansas. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in German and French, and then earned a Ph.D. in Germanic Language and Literature at the University of Michigan. Sammy joined the University of Washington's Department of Germanics in 1967, after teaching at Dartmouth College and for the University of Maryland Overseas Program in England. He taught at all undergraduate and graduate levels in Germanics and Comparative Literature. He published a book on Bertolt Brecht; articles on Brecht, Franz Kafka, Gerhart Hauptmann, and the Double; reviews and abstracts; poems; and English translations of poetry and short prose fiction from German. In 1990 he retired as Associate Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature and Germanics. He was a member of the Seattle Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, and a lifetime member of the American Literary Translators Association.

Sammy also had a lifelong interest in music. He played the trumpet in jazz bands when he was in high school and college, served as a member of an Air Force band in the 1950s, and, after retiring from the University of Washington, played with several local groups including the Magnolia Big Band and the Seattle Symphonic Band.

Sammy McLean passed away in Seattle at age 88 on August 6, 2018.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Translations of German poetry and literature, articles and papers, poetry and other writings, correspondence, course materials; including two floppy disks and one poetry reading recorded on Mylar tape.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Series 1:  Articles and Other PublicationsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
"Aspects of the Banelsang in the Works of Bertolt Brecht" Dissertation
1962
1
"The Bankelsang and the Work of Bertolt Brecht" book
1972
1
CV - Resume
undated
1
Bibliography - Quick lit. - Historicaly Sources, A Psychoanalysis, Lit., Translations, Poems, Stories, and Plays
undated
1
Male Sexuality, Female Sublimation and Mother-Son Incest Bonding in Brecht Plays
undated
1
Communism, Communal Ethic, and Heroine-Mother in Plays by Brecht
1982
1
Mother-Son Incest Bonding and the Attainment of the Good Community in Brecht's Later Plays
1983
1
Brecht and the Double
undated
1
Bertolt Brecht and Messianism
undated
1
Kafka and Messianism
undated
1
Gerhart Hauptmann / Double - Notes
undated
1
Hauptmann/Double
undated
1
Hauptmann/Double: Scholarship
undated
1
"The Biblical Structure, Cultural Commentary, and Psychic Content of Franz Kafka's 'The Metamprphosis'"
1973
1
McLean Abstract
1986
1
"A Suggestion Concerning..." draft
undated
1
"A Suggestion Concerning the Psychic Problem of the Life and Literary Work of Franz Kafka" Complete Copy
undated
1
German, French, American Poets of the 20th C. Project
undated
1
"Bertolt Brecht: A Poetic Credo"
undated
1
Hugo von Hofmannsthal
1970
1
Brecht Bibliographies and McLeans Notes on Poems
undated
1
Brecht - General Secondary Lit.
undated
2
Bankellieder - Songs and Secondary Lit.
undated
2
Brecht - Psychoanalytic
1983
2
Kafka - General Secondary Lit- I
undated
2
Kafka - General Secondary Lit- II
undated
2
Kofka - Doubling and Sexual Identity
1978-1980
2
The Double - Secondary Lit.
undated
2
Biological Doubling in the Work of Franz Kafka and Bertolt Brecht
1989
2
A Copy of W. Fraenger (ed.) "Schock schwere Not! Drei Dutzend Moritaten"
1755
2
McLean term paper - Intro to Goethe's "Faust" (German W162)
1957
2
"The Psychological Approach to and understanding of Suicidal Tendencies" paper for Psychology 141
undated
2
French 115 - Outside Reading Report
1952
2
McLean term paper - Prose Fiction 19th, 20th Centuries (German 240)
1958
2
McLean term papers - Life and Works of Goethe (German 321)
1957

Series 2:  Translations by McLeanReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
2
"Brother" copy 1 and 2 on disks
undated
2
Translation of "The Younger Brother" by Hans Erich Nossack
undated
2
"My Younger Brother" (Der Jungere Bruder) by Hans Erich Nossack
1997
2
Translations
undated
2
Uncompleted Translations
undated
2
Copies of Translations
undated
2
Irmgard Hunt: Originals Not Translated or Incompletely Translated
1994
2
Irmgard Hunt: Translations and Originals
2002
2
Collections of Poetry with Some Translations
undated
2
Translations: Poems/Some Short Prose
undated
2
Hans Erich Nossack -Short Prose
1975
2
Hans Erich Nossack - Secondary and Notes
1977
2
Helga M. Novak: 52 Poems and 2 Stories
undated
2
Marie Luise Kaschnitz - "steht noch dahin" or "Wait and See" (1970) Incomplete Translation
1987

Series 3:  CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
2
Correspondence regarding Novak and Chappel Materials
1986-1989
2
Translation Correspondence
1970-1983
2
Translation Correspondence: II
1984-1996
2
Correspondence: "Younger Brother"
1982-2002
3
Correspondence regarding McLean's Own Work
1972-1996
3
Grant Correspondence (Bankelsang & Brecht NEA translation grant, UW grant); Student Letters of Appreciation, Academic Letters of Introduction
undated

Series 4:  Poems and DrawingsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
3
Copies of Published Articles, Poems, Translations, etc. Compiled by Sammy McLean in 2003
1963-2003
3
Poems and Prose written by Sammy McLean
1960-1970
3
Chapbook MSS: Front & End Matter, and The Poems
1970-1990
3
Copies of Poems and Other Works by McLean
undated
3
"Poems and Translations" -Dartmouth 1965; 10 Poems to Kathleen Fraser 1975
1965, 1975
3
Various Versions of Original Poetry (Typed and Handwritten)
undated
3
McLean Poems from English 422A
1975
3
Poetry Reading on Mylar Recording Tape ft. Sammy McLean
1965
3
Faculty Meeting and Colloquia Drawings
1984-1985, 1999
3
Misc. Drawings on Napkins, Coasters, etc.
undated
3
Completed Drawing Copies
undated
3
Penultimate Versions, Barcoasters, Original Versions of Drawings
undated

Series 5:  Presentations and ReviewsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
3
Copies - Papers and Presentations
1970-1980
3
Globe Radio Repertory - "The Castle"
1980
3
Comp. Studies Seminar - Foreign Language Study Program
1963
3
Manuscripts for Talks Given
undated
3
Brecht & Dylan Address Given at University of Washington
1969-1970
3
"The American Friend" and Other Films
1981
3
Evaluations (Ed.)
1976-1995
3
Published Book Reviews
1983, 1994
3
Book Reviews and Reppen-Charney Correspondence
1987
3
Reviews on the work of "The Bankelsand and the Work of Bertolt Brecht"
1974-1977

Series 6:  Course MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
3
Modern German Lit. (late 19th C., 20th C.) (German 7. Dartmouth)
1964-1965
3
Modern German Lit. (20th Century) (German 65, Dartmouth)
1962-1963
3
Franz Kafka (In English) (German 341) - I
1971
3
German 575 - Teaching Lit. and Language
1969
4
German Lit. (Ger. 8, Dartmouth)
1961-1962
4
German Lit. Reading Courses (Ger. 203, 301), (Ger. 3, Dartmouth)
1982, 1987-1989
4
Brecht's Poetry (Ger. 517, 528, 581)
1975, 1978, 1989
4
Bertolt Brecht: Life and Work (Ger. 528)
undated
4
Major Figures: Bertolt Brecht (Ger. 312)
1988
4
Bertolt Brecht: The Development of an Aesthetic (Ger. 582)
1977, 1980, 1983
4
Franz Kafka (In English) (German 341) - II
1973-1981, 1986, 1989
4
Kafka and His Critics (Proseminar Ger. 517)
1980
4
German Lit. 18th C (Ger. 310)
undated
4
Ger. 210 - Classics of German Lit. and Thought (In English)
1985, 1987-1988
4
German Lit. 19th C. - Novella/Novelle and Poetry (Ger. 311, 312)
1979, 1983-1984, 1986-1987
4
Lit. and Soc. Of Weimar and National Soc. Germany (Ger. 352)-I (In English)
1981-1990
4
Lit. and Soc. Of Weimar and National Soc. Germany (Ger. 352)-II (In English)
1981-1990
4
Ger. Lit - Early 19th & 20th Cents / 20th Cent (Ger. 300, 310)
1981-1985
4
Ger. 540 - 20. Cent. Poetry - II
1972, 1974, 1978, 1980, 1982
4
Types of German Poetry - Medieval Thru Expressionism (Ger. 581)
1981
4
20th Cent. Lit. and Civilization (Ger. 516)
1984, 1986
4
Ger. 540 - Modern Poetry: Expressionism
1978
4
20th Century Lit. (Ger. 412)
1971, 1973, 1975
4
20th Cent. Lit. and Civilization (Ger. 512)
1972-1975
4
Lit. and Civilization 1918-1945 (Ger. 517)
1976-1979
4
Quest/Vagabonds and Outsiders-I
1973, 1979, 1987, 1988
4
Quest/Vagabonds and Outsiders-II
1973, 1979, 1987, 1988
4
Non-Aristotelian Drama and Theater - I
1973, 1975, 1978-1979, 1982, 1984, 1986-1988, 1990
4
Non-Aristotelian Drama and Theater - II
1973, 1975, 1978-1979, 1982, 1984, 1986-1988, 1990
4
Literature and Psychoanalysis (C.L. 580)
1983
4
Brecht in English (Ger. 245)
1971-1975, 1977-1980
4
"W" Course Materials
undated
4
C.L. 301 - Classics of Germany, Scandinavia, and Russia
1974
4
C.L. 301 - Comparative Study of Period
1980
4
Literature of the Double (Comp. Lit. 410)
1980-1989
4
American, German, and French Poets of the 20th Century- II
1971-1989
5
Literary Analysis (i.e, of Poetry)/Studies in Ger. Poetry/Translating Poetry
1990
5
German Imagist Poets (Ger. 517 - M.A. Proseminar)
1987
5
Ger. 540-20th Century Poetry - I
undated
5
American, German, and French Poets of the 20th Century- I
1971-1989

Series 7:  MiscellaneousReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
5
Article Clippings
1970-1980
5
My [McLean's] Notes on Various Writers and Works. Various Secondary Lit
undated
5
Pinter: Characters, Psychology, Situations, and Themes
undated
5
Possible Topics for Articles
undated
5
National Socialism: Poem; Psycho-historical Articles on; Holocaust
undated
5
Comp. Lit. - Ideas for Courses
undated
5
Carol Thomas, "Poetry in Opposition: Three Voices Against the Third Reich"
1980
5
Copies of Addenda
1964-2003
5
"Vienna and Freiburg" Notebook
1963
5
Military Honorable Discharge Papers
1960
5
Ephemera
1952

Series 8:  Published materialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
5
Articles and Poems in Bound Books
28 issues
5-6
Published Translations in Bound Books
34 issues

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • College teachers--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • German teachers--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • Translators--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • University Archives/Faculty Papers (University of Washington)
  • Personal Names :
  • McLean, Sammy, 1929-2018--Archives
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • University of Washington. University Archives