Message #279:
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 
Subject: Germans in the Southwest
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 1997 21:22:12 -0700


From: Yolaine Stout

I would like to combine my interest (early California/Arizona history)
with my skill(fluency in German) to translate descriptive narratives of
the Southwest in the early 1800's from German. I am a published
translator and can read the old script "Fraktur".  Many immigrants from
German speaking countries settled in California or traveled through it
and wrote about their experiences. Most of this original work has never
been translated and it should contain interesting and important facts
regarding our history. I am particularly looking for descriptions of our
Spanish/Mexican culture. I have seen several titles of such books, but I
will need a physical copy of one, which I am willing to purchase or
borrow. (Rare book dealers here and in Germany are assisting me in my
search, but they have not succeeded in securing me any books yet). If
you know how I could obtain this kind of material in German, please call
or e-mail me!

Yolaine Stout