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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
This work consists of over 1,200 entries on German-Americans, compiled and evaluated by librarians Michael Keresztesi and Gary R. Cocozzoli. The major objective is “to stimulate interest and facilitate research in German-Americana” (p. xvi) by presenting ”penetrator works, basic treatises, landmark writings, and documents which constitute the best available sources of information on their respective topic areas. . . .” ( p. xv) Only English-language books have been described and assessed in terms of their ”research value and information-yielding capacity.“ (p. xv) Periodical and journal articles were omitted for reasons of space and because of their accessibility through standard abstracts and indexes. The guide also includes a glossary, a ”complete and analytical” listing of the writings of the Pennsylvania German Society, the Pennsylvania German Folklore Society Yearbooks, and the Americana Germania Series, identification of specialized periodicals, and a census of archival and library collections dealing with the German experience in America.
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