Fonds 1466 - Alan D. Latta fonds

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UTA 1466


Alan D. Latta fonds


  • 1966-2005 (Creation)

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4 digital files (5 MB)
0.13 m of textual records (1 box)

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Professor Alan Latta was an Associate Professor in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literature (1969-2001), and based at Trinity College, University of Toronto. His main research endeavours include: Thomas Mann, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, and Post-1945 German Literature.

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Fonds consists of two accessions:

  • B2012-0024: Four digital files (PDF) of typed extracts from the personal diary Professor Latta began keeping in Dec. 1965, relating to the Department of German at Trinity College, the Combined Departments of German, and, as of July 1, 1975, the university German Department. No. 1 contains entries dating from November 1966 to December 1988; No. 2 runs from January 1989 to December 1995; No. 3 covers from January 1996 through December 1998; and No. 4 is January 1999 to December 2005.

  • B2019-0016: Research files, drafts of articles (published in 1987 and 1993), and lectures, relating to the reception of Thomas Mann's novella Die Betrogene [in English: The Black Swan]. Accession also includes teaching and course files on German language and literature (GER 202, 204Y, 220, 422, 434S, 435S) that Professor Latta taught at the University of Toronto. [1 box, 1966-2000]

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  • B2012-0024: Files are closed to the general public until 1 January 2036. Anyone writing about the history of the Department of German and/or the University of Toronto and/or Trinity College may be granted access by the University Archivist before then.

  • B2019-0016: Open

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-Added to AtoM by Karen Suurtamm, August 2016

  • B2019-0016 added by E. Sommers, Feb. 2020




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  • Digital folder: B2012-0024_df001
  • Box: B2019-0016/001

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