Gert Niers Collection
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
- Niers, Gert, 1943- (Person)
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.
Archives and Rare Books Library
- Finding aid for the Gert Niers Collection
- Edited Full Draft
- Finding aid prepared by Suzanne Maggard
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English