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Gert Niers Collection

Identifier: GA-13-01

Scope and Content

This collection includes articles and manuscripts written by Gert Niers along with clippings of poems and copies of works of German-American authors collected by Gert Niers. The collection also includes clippings about German-American events and German-American history.


  • Creation: 1869-1993


Language of Materials

The records are in English

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Biography of Gert Niers

Gert Niers was born in Desden, Germany. He received a Staatsexamen (the German equivalent of a master's degree) in French and German from the University of Cologne in 1971. Upon moving to New Jersey in 1971, he went to work for the Ocean County Daily Times in Lakewood. Shortly thereafter, Niers became an editor of the New Yorker Staatszeitung und Herold. Five years later, he became an editor at Aufbau.

Niers began teaching at Deutsche Sprache of Central New Jersey in 1976. He received both a master's degree and his PhD (1987) from Rutger's University. He left Aufbau in 1989 to teach French at Ocean County College in Toms River, New Jersey. From 1992 until 2006, he was a professor of Humanities and Fine Arts at Ocean County College.

His published works include: Frauen schreiben im Exil (Women Writing in Exile) (1988), Wortgrund Noch (1992), Landing Attempts (2000), and In Abwesenheit (2009).


32 Linear Feet (32 boxes)


Manuscripts and articles written by Gert Niers and Material collected by Gert Niers on various German-American writers.

Statement of Arrangement

The collection is arranged by author.

Physical Location

Archives and Rare Books Library

Finding aid for the Gert Niers Collection
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Finding aid prepared by Suzanne Maggard
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Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Rare Books Library Repository

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