Emma Schwabenland Haynes Papers, 1927-1982

Overview of the Collection

Haynes, Emma S.
Emma Schwabenland Haynes Papers
1927-1982 (inclusive)
6.5 Linear feet of shelf space, (7 Boxes)
Collection Number
Cage 573 (collection)
The papers of Emma Haynes consist of an information file on the subject of Germans from Russia, and correspondence with various authors, researchers and bibliographers concerned with the same subject.
Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
Pullman, WA
Telephone: 509-335-6691
Access Restrictions

This collection is open and available for research use.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

The descendant of a Volga German family, Emma Schwabenland Haynes worked on the history Germans from Russia. during much of her adult life, beginning in the early 1930s. She contributed to the literature, compiled bibliographies, collaborated with various researchers and writers, and was active in the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia. She was also instrumental in locating and acquiring publications and other materials for a library and archives maintained by the Society.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Volga Germans are ethnic Germans who settled along the Volga River in southeastern Russia in the 18th century. In the 19th and 20th centuries many immigrated to the United States, settling in a number of states, including Washington, Kansas, and Nebraska.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The papers of Emma Haynes consist of copies of papers, both published and unpublished, photographs and extracts of articles regarding the history of Germans from Russia. Also includes coorespondence with researchers including Gerda Walker, Fred Koch, Timothy Kloberdanz, Adam Giesinger, Roger Bartlett, and Ruth Amen.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Preferred Citation

[Item description]

Emma Schwabenland Haynes Papers, 1927-1982 (Cage 573)

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


The papers are arranged in two series. Series 1 consists of copies of research papers and theses; offprints of articles, and miscellaneous small publications. Much of the material is in the form of photocopy. Series 2 is comprised of Mrs. Haynes' correspondence with various authors and researchers; this material is arranged in folders for respective correspondents, in chronological order therein.

Acquisition Information

The papers were donated to the Washington State University Libraries by Emma Schwabenland Haynes of Arlington, Virginia in 1983 and 1984 (accessions MS83-30 and MS84-31).

Processing Note

The initial processing of the papers was by Edgar Huber, a volunteer working at the Libraries during 1989. The descriptive material was composed in August 1990 by Lawrence R. Stark.

Related Materials

Emma Schwabenland Haynes Nuremberg Papers, 1940-1984 (Cage 953)

Scheuerman/Lust Family Confirmation Certificates, 1899-1924 (MS 2020.23)

Richard D. Scheuerman Volga German Papers, 1766-2009 (MS 2021.17)

Anna Biedel Weitz Papers, 1904-1983 (Cage 158)

American Historical Society of Germans from Russia Records, 1968-1984 (Cage 850)

Fred C. Koch Papers, 1802-1983 (Cage 851)

Dewald Family Story Typescript, 1998 (Cage 4827)

Arthur Hartwig Notes on Germans from Russia, 1916-1999 (Cage 5085)

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series 1: Collected essays, articles, theses, etc. Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Arndt, Karl J. The Harmonists and the Hutterians,The American German Review
Aug, 1944
1 2
Bartlett, Roger P. Human Capital: The Settlement of Foreigners in Russia, 1762-1864. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press
1 3
Bauer, Gottleib. History of the German Settlers on the Volga. Saratov
1 4
Bauer, Gottleib. Geschichte der deutschen Ansiedler and der Wolga...Saratov
1 5
Bauer, Rueben A. One of Many: A History of the Glory Hills Evang. and Reformed Church. Stoney Plain, Albt.
1 6
Becker, C. H. A Historical Study of the Social Background of the German-Russians from the Volga District in Russia Living in Northern Colorado. Master's thesis, Colorado State College
1 7
Belk, Fred Richard. The Great Trek of the Russian Mennonites to Central Asia, 1880-1884. Doctoral dissertation, Oklahoma State University
1 8
Betz, Lawrence D. Globeville: Part of Colorado's History. L. Betz: Lakewood, Colorado
1 9
Bruntz, George G. The Volga Germans, from Adams County: The Story. pp. 342-347. Hastings, Neb.
1 10
Buhler, Laurene E. [ From the Caucasians to the Rockies: The History of John and Molly Starck] . n.p.
1 11
Carman, J. Neale. Germans in Kansas,The American German Review.
April-May 1961
1 12
Catherine II. [Manifesto of 1763]. Russian and English versions. Photographic prints.
2 13
Detwiler, Margaret M. Hays, Kansas, at the Nation's Heart,National Geographic
April, 1952
2 14
Dudek, Pauline Brungardt. The Legacy of Georg Andreas Brungardt and Elizabeth Barbara Pister. Typescript
2 15
Duin, Edgar C. Lutheranism under the Tsars and the Soviets. Vol. 1. Xerox University Microfilm
2 16
Eisenach, George. The Volga Germans,The American German Review.
April-May 1944
2 17
Essig, Walter. History of St. Andrew's Lutheran Church of Lincoln Valley, North Dakota. Mimeograph
2 18
Frank, John W. A Brief History of the Russian Germans in the Evangelical and Reformed Church. Bachelor thesis, Eden Theological Seminary, Webster Groves, Mo.
2 19
Frondsham, Noel. A Study of the Russian-Germans in Fresno County California. Masters thesis, University of Redlands, Redlands, Cal.
2 20
Gold, Sarah M. German-Russians in North Dakota; Their History and Politics. Honors thesis, Univ. of North Dakota
2 21
Graber, Paul A., trans., [ Johannes Stenzel ] . n.p.
2 22
Greiss, James R. The German-Russians,Adams County, The Story. Hastings, Neb.
2 23
Gross, Fred William, Type and Nature of German Publications in North Dakota. Master's thesis, University of North Dakota
2 24
Harsh, Lester. [ Grandfather Stories] . n.p.
2 25
Heidt, Joseph. S. History of the Mannheim-Heidt Kinship. n.p.
2 26
Heitman, Sidney. The Soviet Germans in the USSR Today. (A report prepared for the Office of External Research of the U.S. Dept. of State)
2 27
Henkelmann, Flora D. Folklore of the German-Russians, Research paper, University of Nebraska
2 28
Hile, Helen and Paul. Over the Volga: A genealogical report to the family of Peter and Catherine Neu. Denver
2 29
Hill, Alton David Jr., Volga German Occupance in the Windsor Area, Colorado. Masters thesis, University of Colorado
2 30
Janssen, Hans. The Wenzlaff Family, Cultivated Pioneers in the Dakota Territory,The German-American Review
Aug-Sept 1961
2 31
Joachin, S. Toward an Understanding of the Russian Germans. Address to Dakota District of the American Lutheran Church
3 32
Johannes, Sister Mary Eloise. A Study of the Russian German Settlements in Ellis County, Kansas. Ph.D. Dissertation, Catholic University of America
3 33
Kaemfchen, Erich (rev.) In the Century of Progress. Freeman, S. Dak., Pine Hill Press
3 34
Kirgiz Michael and the Beautiful Amy; A drama. Translated to English, typescript. Includes notes.
3 35
Kloberdanz, Timothy. Archaic Symbols of Medieval German Catholicism as found among the Volgadeutsch. Research paper, typescript
3 36
Kloberdanz, Timothy. Field Report: A Preliminary Investigation of Sources and Informants in Southeastern Colorado. Typescript
3 37
Kloberdanz, Timothy. The Volga German Catholic Life Cycle: An Ethnographic Reconstruction. Masters thesis, Colorado State University
3 38
Krahn, Cornelius. Gnadenau in Kansas,The American German Review
February, 1944
3 39
Lebsack, Magdalene M. Frank--A Village Community in Russia, Research paper, University of Nebraska
3 40
Leibbrandt, Georg. The Immigration of German Mennonites from Russia to the United States and Canada, 1873-1880, parts I and II. The Mennonite Quarterly Review
3 41
Miller, Esther. Nicholas Pfennig and wife Anna Margaretha Starkel; Family History and Genealogy. Typescript
3 42
[Names of German families in Russian villages.] Typescript.
3 43
Obenhaus, Cecelia D. Shares in the dust. Typescript
3 44
Pekari, Matthew. History of St. Catherine's Parish, Catherine, Kansas, 1876-1942. Catherine, Kan.
3 45
Peterson, Albert Jepmond. German Russian Catholic Colonization in Western Kansas: A Settlement Geography. Ph.D. dissertation, Louisiana State University
3 46
Raish, Marjorie Gamet. Victoria: The Story of a Western Kansas Town,Fort Hay Kansas State College Studies, No. 12
3 47
Rock, Kenneth W. 'Usere Leute:' The Germans from Russia in Colorado,The Colorado Magazine
Spring, 1977
3 48
Rupperthal, Jacob B. The German Element in Central Kansas,Kansas Historical Quarterly, Vol. Xii
4 49
Schaab, Christopher. Zur Geschichte der deutschen Kolonisten in Saratowchen and Samaraschen Gouvernment. Aberdeen, S. Dak.
4 50
Schachner, Gerhard. The Soviet-German Newspaper 'Freundschaft' and the Cultural Transformation of the Soviet Germans in Kazakhstan,Nationalities Papers
Spring 1981
4 51
Schell, Herbert S. The German Heritage in South Dakota,The American German Review
June-July 1961
4 52
Scheuerman, Richard Dean. The Historical Development of Whitman County's German-Russians, Research paper, Washington State University
4 53
Scheuerman, Richard Dean. Historical Research on the Lutheran Volga Germans, Research paper, Pacific Lutheran University
4 54
Scholz, Harry G. The German Colonists of Russia, Masters thesis, Chapman College
4 55
Sherman, William C. Assimilation in a North Dakota German Russian Community, Masters thesis, University of North Dakota
4 56
Schwabauer, Wanda June. The Portland Community of Germans from Russia, Research paper, Portland State University
4 57
Stange, Douglas C. Lutherans in Russia; 1917-1928,Lutheran Quarterly
4 57
Stange, Douglas C. When Lutherans came to Russia,Lutheran Standard
4 57
Stange, Douglas C. The Case of Missing William,The National Lutheran
Nov, 1963
4 58
Stroh, Herman A. The German Russians in Weld County, Colorado, Masters thesis, Colorado State College of Education, Greeley
4 59
Swan, Robert A., jr. The Ethnic Heritage of Topeka, Kansas: Immigrant Beginnings, typescript, Institute of Comparative Ethnic Studies, Topeka, Kansas
4 60
Unruh, John D., Jr. The Burlington and Missouri River Railroad brings the Mennonites to Nebraska, 1873-1888,Nebraska History, March
4 61
Unsere Leute von Kautz, Nos. 1, 2, 3 pts 1, 2, 3
4 62
Weber, Louise Schorzman. [ The Schortzman and Handel Families], typescript
5 63
Wegenast, Samuel. The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Russian with special emphasis on the Volga and Black Sea Territory, Bachelors thesis, Wartburg Theological Seminary
5 64
Weigel, Lawrence A., and Nick J. Pfannensteil, A collection of German-Russian Folksongs, typescript
5 65
Wenzlaff, Theodore C. The Russian Germans come to the United States, Nebraska History
Winter 1968
5 66
Werre, Amelia. My years spent at Felida, Washington, typescript

Series 2: CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
5 67
[From Emma Haynes' trip to Russia]
5 68
Fred Barth, Salt Lake City, Utah
5 69
Roger Bartlett, Keele, U.K
5 70
Pauline Brungardt, Bladen, Neb
5 71
Elaine Frank Davison, Walla Walla, Wash
5 72
Irma E. Eichhorn, San Jose, Cal
5 73
Esther Fromm, Ruth Amen, and others, Greeley, Col
5 74
Adam Giesinger, Winnipeg, Mant
6 75
Adam Giesinger, Winnipeg, Mant
6 76
Rueben Goertz, Freeman, S. Dak
6 77
Timothy Kloberdanz, various addresses
6 78
Fred Koch, Olympia, Wash
6 79
David J. Miller, Greeley, Col
6 80
Roy Oestreich, Ritzville, Wash
7 81
LaVern Rippley, Northfield, Minn
7 82
Richard Scheuerman, various addresses
7 83
Ann Sheehy, London, U.K
7 84
Gerda Walker, Denver, Col
7 85
Gerda Walker, Denver, Col

Series 3: MiscellaneousReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
7 86
Tape recording, The Volga Germans. Mrs. Emma Haynes and Stephen Balzarini
October 10, 1980

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Russian Germans -- United States -- History

Personal Names

  • Amen, Ruth.
  • Bartlett, Roger P., 1939-
  • Giesinger, Adam, 1909-2004.
  • Haynes, Emma S. -- Archives
  • Kloberdanz, Timothy J.
  • Koch, Fred C.
  • Walker, Gerda Stroh.