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Ernst Heinrich Mensel papers

Identifier: CA-MS-01138

Scope and Contents

This collection contains two works translated by Ernst Heinrich Mensel: Romeo and Juliet translated into German and Goethe’s Faust translated into English with notes.


  • 1892 - 1933


Language of Materials

English and German

Conditions Governing Access

Until we move into New Neilson in early 2021, collections are stored in multiple locations and may take up to 48 hours to retrieve. Researchers are strongly encouraged to contact Special Collections ( at least a week in advance of any planned visits so that boxes may be retrieved for them in a timely manner.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

Smith College retains copyright of materials created as part of its business operations; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by Smith College, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Biographical / Historical

Ernst Heinrich Mensel was a professor of German at Smith College. Born in Lunden in Schleswig-Holstein in 1865, Mensel arrived in America at the age of 19. He attended the Lutheran College at Carthage, Illinois, until he graduated in 1887. A short time after graduation, Mensel was ordained a Lutheran minister. He completed his graduate work first at University of Michigan, where he received his doctorate in Philosophy in 1896, and in 1920 received a Doctorate of Letters from Carthage College. He taught German and Classics at the University of Michigan until he joined the Smith faculty in 1901, where he taught in the German Department until 1933. After retirement, Mensel remained active through in his church and became president of the Northampton Historical Society. He died in 1942.


0.229 linear feet (1 container)


Ernest Heinrich Mensel was a professor of German at Smith College from 1901 to 1933. This collection consists of two publications Professor Nesel translated, including his notes.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source unknown
Finding aid to Ernst Heinrich Mensel papers
Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
Ellice Amanna
Description rules

Revision Statements

  • 2019-07-18: Updated legacy finding aid and published

Repository Details

Part of the Smith College Archives Repository

Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton MA 01063