Warren W. Florer papers: 1877-1955
Warren W. Florer papers
Florer, Warren Washburn, 1869-
1.5 linear feet
1 oversize folder
Professor of German at University of Michigan. Correspondence, articles, speeches and research notes.
851211 Aa 2; Ac
The material is in English
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The collection was the gift of Warren W. Florer (donor no. 1523)
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Warren W. Florer was born May 17, 1869, in Loda, Ill., a son of William J. and Mary Ann Washburn Florer. He received his AB degree in 1890 and MA degree in 1893 from DePauw and his PhD degree in 1897 from Cornell. He also attended Leipzig University. Following graduation, he came to the University of Michigan as an instructor in German. He was appointed assistant professor in 1907 and held this position until his retirement from the University in 1918. For the remainder of his life, Florer was a researcher and historian, mainly in the study of German immigration to Michigan. He was author of a series of three volumes on "Early Michigan Settlements." In these volumes, he examined the settlement of Washtenaw County, Catholic settlement of Westphalia, the Lutherans of the Frankenmuth area, the German student revolution of 1848 in Detroit, and German missionary activities among the Indians. Florer also wrote several articles on the works of Martin Luther and in the field of education. He was a lecturer on the American Revolution and on the struggle for liberty in Germany from 1517 to contemporary times. He died April 16, 1958.
Collection Scope and Content Note
The Florer papers have been arranged into the following series: Correspondence; Personal; University of Michigan; Education and the Teaching of German; and Articles and research materials. Some of Florer's correspondents include James B. Angell, Wilber M. Brucker, Fred W. Green, Harry B. Hutchins, and Harry F. Kelly. Some of the other files of interest concern his interests in Louis Kossuth, Gustav Frenssen, Hermann Kiefer, and the Schilling family of Scio township, Washtenaw County, Michigan. There are also materials on early German settlers of Michigan, and the firing of members of the German Department of the University of Michigan during World War I.
This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.
- Clinton (Mich.)
- Discrimination in employment -- Michigan -- Ann Arbor.
- German Americans -- Michigan.
- Scio (Mich. : Township)
- Washtenaw County (Mich.)
- World War, 1914-1918 -- Education and the war.
- World War, 1914-1918 -- Michigan -- Ann Arbor.
- Florer, Warren Washburn, 1869-1958.
- Frenssen, Gustav, 1863-1945.
- Kiefer, Hermann, 1825-1911.
- Kopp, Anton.
- Kossuth, Lajos, 1802-1894.
- Schilling family.
- Sons of the American Revolution. Michigan Society. Washtenaw County Chapter no. 1.
- University of Michigan. Board of Regents.
- University of Michigan. Dept. of Germanic Languages and Literatures.
- University of Michigan -- Faculty.
- Florer, Warren Washburn, 1869-1958.
- Angell, James Burrill, 1829-1916.
- Brucker, Wilber Marion, 1894-1968.
- Green, Fred W. (Fred Warren), 1872-1936.
- Hutchins, Harry B. (Harry Burns), 1847-1930.
- Kelly, Harry F. (Harry Francis), 1895-1971.