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Bluhm, Heinz, 1907-



  • Existence: 1907 - 1993

Biographical note

Germanist and author. Heinz Bluhm was born in Germany, emigrated to the United States in 1925 and earned master's and doctorate degrees from the University of Wisconsin in 1929 and 1932, respectively. He was a professor of German for 30 years at Yale University before coming to Boston College in 1967. In 1968 he founded BC's Dept. of Germanic Studies, which he chaired until his retirement in 1976. A prodigious writer, Bluhm is known especially for his work on Martin Luther and Goethe. He died in 1993.

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Heinz Bluhm papers


Papers documenting the life and work of twentieth-century German scholar Heinz Bluhm, a Professor of Germanic Studies at Boston College. Includes correspondence, diaries, manuscripts, research notes, and teaching material. The bulk of the papers concern Martin Luther, Goethe, and related topics in German.

Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research. Audio materials in Series I may not be available immediately for use as they will require reformatting; please contact the Burns Library in advance for access to audio materials.

Dates: 1824-1993; Majority of material found within 1927 - 1993