Past Officers and Founding Members

President

Victor Lange, 1980-88
Christoph E. Schweitzer, 1989-91
Jane K. Brown, 1992-94
Ehrhard Bahr, 1995-97
Benjamin Bennett, 1998-2000
Hans R. Vaget, 2001-03
Meredith Lee, 2004-06
R. Ellis Dye, 2007
Simon Richter, 2008-09
Astrida Tantillo, 2010-12
Clark Muenzer, 2013-15
Daniel Purdy, 2016-

Vice President

Christoph E. Schweitzer, 1980-88
Jane K. Brown, 1989-91
Ehrhard Bahr, 1992-94
Benjamin Bennett, 1995-97
Hans R. Vaget, 1998-2000
Thomas P. Saine, 2001-02
Meredith Lee, 2003
Daniel Wilson, 2004-05
R. Ellis Dye, 2006-07
Simon Richter, 2007
Astrida Tantillo, 2008-09
Clark Muenzer, 2010-12
Daniel Purdy, 2013-15
Catriona MacLeod, 2016-

Secretary-Treasurer

Meredith Lee, 1980-93
Gail K. Hart, 1994
Todd Kontje, 1995-97
Martha Helfer, 1998-2001
Angela Borchert, 2002-04
John Lyon, 2005-09
Claire Baldwin, 2010-15
Christian Weber, 2016-

Directors-at-Large

Cyrus H. Hamlin, 1989-91
Hans Vaget, 1989-91
Gloria Flaherty, 1992
Dennis Mahoney, 1992-94
Jeffrey Sammons, 1992-94
Scott Abbott, 1995-97
Irmgard Wagner, 1995-97
Simon Richter, 1998-2000
Waltraud Maierhofer, 1998-2003
R. Ellis Dye, 2001-03
Jonathan Hess, 2004-06
Catriona MacLeod, 2004-06
Clark Muenzer, 2007-09
Karin Schutjer, 2007-09
Elisabeth Krimmer, 2010-12
Andrew Piper, 2010-12
Horst Lange, 2013-15
Heather Sullivan, 2013-15
Heidi Schlipphacke, 2016-
John H. Smith, 2016-

Executive Secretary

Ehrhard Bahr, 1980-88
Frederick Amrine, 1989-93
Meredith Lee, 1994-98
Clark Muenzer, 1999-2004
Astrida Orle Tantillo, 2005-07
Patricia Anne Simpson, 2008-10
Karin Schutjer, 2011-15
Birgit Tautz, 2016-

Editor of the Goethe Yearbook

Thomas P. Saine, 1980-99
Simon Richter, 2000-07
Daniel Purdy, 2007-12
Adrian Daub and Elisabeth Krimmer, 2013-17
Patricia Anne Simpson and Birgit Tautz, 2017-

Book Review Editor

Hans R. Vaget, 1980-85
Jane K. Brown, 1986-91
R. Ellis Dye, 1991-2000
Martha Helfer, 2001-06
Catriona MacLeod, 2007-12
Birgit Tautz, 2013-15
Sean Franzel, 2016-

Editor of the Books Series

Astrida Tantillo, 2006-10
Jane K. Brown, 2011-15
Karin Schutjer, 2016-

Editor of the Newsletter

Ehrhard Bahr, 1980-88
Frederick Amrine, 1989-93
Meredith Lee, 1994-98
Clark Muenzer, 1999-2001
Burkhard Henke, 2003-

Webmaster

Burkhard Henke, 2001-

Archivist

Christa Sammons, 2003-

German Account

Uwe K. Ketelsen, 1980-2005


 

Founding Editorial and Advisory Board Members, Goethe Yearbook

Stuart Atkins
Max L. Baeumer
Peter Boerner
Mark Boulby
Jane K. Brown
Liselotte Dieckmann
Hans Eichner
Heinz Moenkemeyer
Albert R. Schmitt
Hans R. Vaget


 

Founding Members

The first volume of the Goethe Yearbook lists the founding members who each contributed $100 to launch the society:

Ruth K. Angress
Ehrhard Bahr
Gustav Beckers
Frederick Beharriell
Jane K. Brown
Gisela Brude-Firnau
Gloria Flaherty
André von Gronicka
Mary Gies Hatch
Robert R. Heitner
Robert Helbling
Victor Lange
Meredith Lee
William J. Lillyman
Ulrich Maché
Gerwin Marahrens
Heinz Moenkemeyer
Hugo and Herta Mueller
Charlotte S. Neisser
S. B. Puknat
Frank Ryder
Thomas P. Saine
Jeffrey L. Sammons
Hans-Jürgen Schlütter
Christoph E. Schweitzer
Ingeborg Solbrig
Robert Spaethling
A.G. Steer, Jr.
Roger Stephenson
Rita Terras
Frederick Ungar
Hans Vaget
Wolfgang Wittkowski
Erich O. Wruck
Heinrich Henel
Heinz Politzer
Carl F. Schreiber
Oakland University
William A Speck Collection of Goetheana, Yale University
Two Anonymous Donors


 

Nominating Committees

1984:Stuart Atkins, Clifford A. Bernd, Frank G. Ryder
1988: Frederick Amrine, Benjamin Bennett, Gloria Flaherty
1991: R. Ellis Dye, Jocelyne Kolb, Jens Kruse
1994: Arnd Bohm, Jill Kowalik, Simon Richter
1997: Jane K. Brown, Karl J. Fink, Astrida Tantillo
2000: Jane K. Brown, Jonathan Hess, Todd Kontje
2002: Ehrhard Bahr, Benjamin Bennett, Astrida Tantillo
2003: Gail K. Hart, Jocelyne Kolb, Jill Kowalik
2005: Fritz Breithaupt, Jane K. Brown, Clark Muenzer
2006: Martha Helfer, Birgit Tautz, Hans R. Vaget
2008: Elisabeth Krimmer, Horst Lange, Andrew Piper
2009: Mary Helen Dupree, Matt Erlin, Gail K. Hart
2015: Vance Byrd, Martha Helfer, Karin Schutjer