B. A. (1969):
Brigham Young University.
German, with minors in French and International Relations)

M. A. (1971):
University of California at Davis. (German)

Ph.D. (1975):
University of California at Davis. (German Literature)

M.L.S. (1990):
Brigham Young University.

Other Publications

Publications & Presentations


German Literature:

Deutsche Dichterhandschriften des Poetischen Realismus: Ortsverzeichnis [Internet files: 1995 to present]

Gottfried Keller and the Fictionalization of Switzerland,” Swiss American Historical Society Review, vol. 55, no. 1 (2019): 38-71.

From the Ashes: Identifying, Documenting and Rebuilding the Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek’s Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft Collections” [with Thea Lindquist, University of Colorado], Daphnis, vol. 46, no. 3/4 (2018).

Asian-European Cultural Mediation in the Works of Galsan Tschinag [Presented June 24, 2016 at the MLA International Symposium in Düsseldorf, Germany.]

MLA International Symposium 2016: A Travel Report,” WESS Newsletter, vol. 40, no. 1 (Fall 2016).

East-West Mediation in the Works of Galsan Tschinag  [Presented September 20, 2014 at the German Studies Association conference in Kansas City.]

Images of Migration and Change in the German-Language Poetry of Galsan Tschinag[Presented March 25, 2004 at the European conference for Migrations in Society, Culture, and the Library held in Paris, France.
Appeared in proceedings: Migrations in Society, Culture and the Library (Chicago: ACRL, 2005), pp. 166-172.]

“Walter-Kempowski-Bibliographie” [with Bernd Hagenau]
in: Walter Kempowski zum 60. Geburtstag (Munich: Knaus, 1989): 47-110.

“Gottfried Keller’s Realism: The Socioeconomic Ground between Switzerland and Seldwyla,” in: In Search of the Poetic Real. Festschrift for Clifford A. Bernd,
ed. John F. Fetzer, Roland Hoermann and Winder McConnell (Stuttgart: Heinz,

The Religious Thought of Martin Opitz. [Revised form of 1975 dissertation].
Stuttgart: Heinz, 1976.(Stuttgarter Arbeiten zur Germanistik, 18)

Subject and Name Indexes in: Theodor Storm-Paul Heyse Briefwechsel, ed. Clifford A. Bernd, 3 vols. Berlin: Schmidt, 1969-1974.

Numerous book reviews on German Baroque Literature and German Poetic Realism in Monatshefte (1979 – 1992).

Numerous book reviews on German language pedagogy in Unterrichtspraxis (1976 – 1984).


The Poetry of Galsan Tschinag (a Tuvan-Mongolian shaman who publishes in German) [Internet files: 2005 to present]

Jost Auf der Maur’s “Napoleon’s Role in the Making of Modern Switzerland” in Swiss American Historical Society Review vol. 59, no. 1 (February 2023): 70-86.

Matthias Lerf’s “Switzerland in the Life and Works of . . . John le Carré (1931-2020)” in Swiss American Historical Society Review vol. 57, no. 2 (June 2021): 1-7.

Poetry selections of Theodor Storm (from German) and Hans Christian Andersen (from Danish) in Clifford A. Bernd, Theodor Storm: The Dano-German Poet and Writer (Oxford: P. Lang, 2003).

Into the Sunset: Anthology of Nineteenth-Century Austrian Prose
Riverside, Calif.: Ariadne Press, 1999. [Translations from German of 14 novellas with a general introduction and author-specific prefaces.]

“Eulogy for Hans Christian Ostro” [from Norwegian]; in Ann Hagedorn Auerbach, Ransom: The Untold Story of International Kidnapping (New York: H. Holt, 1998): 110-112.

Selections of Klaus Groth’s and Theodor Storm’s poetry [from German];
in Clifford A. Bernd, German Poetic Realism (Boston: Twayne, 1981).

O.M. Brouwer-van Velthoven’s “Luigi Malerba en de nieuwe Roman in Italië,”
Levende Talen 308 (1974): 390-95 [from Dutch]; in Criticism in Translation I/1 (1976): 39-45. Includes a preface on the nouveau roman.

Clemens Brentano’s poetry [from German] in John F. Fetzer, Romantic Orpheus:Profiles of Clemens Brentano (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1974).

European and International History:

EuroDocs: Online Sources for European History [Internet files: 1996 to present]

World War I Primary Document Archive [Internet files; with WWI-L listserve: 1996 to present]

Letters of Philip II, King of Spain [Internet files; facsimiles and transcriptions from BYU Special Collections: 1996 to present]

The Americanization of a Swiss Immigrant: Interviews with Nicholas von Rotz,” Swiss American Historical Society Review, vol. 58, no. 3 (November 2022): 1-33.

A History of the Swiss in California,” Swiss American Historical Society Review, vol. 56, no. 1 (February 2020): 115-162.

Wien Geschichte Wiki: Vienna’s New Semantically Linked Local History Portal,”
WESS Newsletter, vol. 38, no. 1 (Fall 2014).

“Primary Online documents for World War One Studies of German-Speaking Countries” presented September 20, 2014 at the German Studies Association in Kansas City.

One Man, 100,000 Items: The Jackie Clarke Collection of Irish History,”
WESS Newsletter, vol. 37, no. 1 (Fall 2013).

“Online Primary Documentation of Contemporary History: Trends, Changes and Consequences in the New Millennium” in: Frédéric Clavert and Serge Noiret, ed., L’histoire contemporaine à l’ère numérique. Contemporary History in the Digital Age (Brussels: Peter Lang, 2013): 307-315.

German Views of Amazonia through the Centuries” in: Pamela M. Graham, ed., Migrations and Connections: Latin America and Europe in the Modern World (New Orleans, SALALM, 2012), pp. 175-184.(Proceedings of presentation below).

Book review of Menorah, Jüdisches Familienblatt für Wissenschaft, Kunst und Literatur (1923-1932) in Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies, 28, no. 4 (2010): 188-189.

German Views of Amazonia through the Centuries [presented at the annual conference of the Seminar for the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM), Berlin, Germany, July 6, 2009.]

Online Primary Documentation of Contemporary History: Trends, Changes and Consequences in the New Millennium [Paper delivered at the conference, “Contemporary History in the Digital Age,” Luxembourg City, October 16, 2009.]

Into the Imagined Forest: A 2000-Year Retrospective of the German Woods
[presented at the BYU House of Learning Lecture, Provo, Utah, November 20, 2008.]

The Boat is Full: Swiss Asylum Denied,” film review in Swiss-American Historical Society Review 44, no. 3 (November, 2008): 26-29.

Online Narratives of Famous Americans Traveling in Italy [presented at the Italian Center of the West, Salt Lake City, Utah, September 18, 2008]

The Current State of Primary Historical Sources Online,” BYU Studies 47, no. 1 (2008): 148-52.

Central European Economic History from Waterloo to OPEC, 1815-1975. A Bibliography. New York: Greenwood Press, 1987.

“Scandinavian Social Economics Since 1930: A Bibliographic Note,”
Review of Social Economy 44, no. 2 (l986): 159-77.

“Scandinavian Social Economics, 1850-1930: A Bibliographic Note,”
Review of Social Economy 41, no. 2 (l983): 137-51.

Book review on Swiss-American history in Society for German-American Studies Newsletter  5, no. 4 (1984): 31.

Librarianship and Library History:

“21st Century Scholarship: Mining the Past” (session moderator) at “New Directions for Libraries, Scholars and Partnerships: An International Symposium” in Frankfurt, Germany, October 13, 2017.

“From the Vaults: Banned Books Week” [radio interview], Top of Mind with Julie Rose, BYU Radio, September 28, 2016.

“Francophone African Studies: A Report on Publishers and Vendors,”
WESS Newsletter, vol. 39, no. 2 (Spring 2016).

Alles deutsch, oder nicht? Übersicht über deutsche Bibliotheksbestände in den Vereinigten Staaten,” BuB Forum Bibliothek und Information 68/2-3 (February-March, 2016): 96-99. Co-authored with Heidi Madden, Duke University and Brian Vetruba, Washington University, St. Louis.

German Studies Collections in the United States,” WessWeb (February, 2016) [Internet File].

Big Data: Challenges and Opportunities for Digital Libraries [presented at the International Conference on Computing in Engineering and the Sciences, Istanbul, Turkey, July 30, 2015.]

The Obsessional Information Professional: Four Decades of Versifying Libraries and Librarians [published in ScholarsArchive, the BYU Institutional Repository Provo, Utah, May 5, 2015.]

“Semantic Ontologies for Multimedia Indexing (SOMI): Application in the e-Library Domain” Library Hi Tech 32, 2 (April 2014): 206-218.
Co-authored with Issam Bendib, University of Badji Mokhtar, Algeria;
Mohamed Ridda Laouar, University of Tébessa, Algeria, and Mat Miles, BYU-Idaho.

A Social History of Technology in Libraries [presented at the International Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, Tangier, Morocco, March 22, 2013.

“The History and Current State of the Information Portal in Libraries,” published in ScholarsArchive, February 2012.

“The Role of Web Services in Portal Design: Approaches for an Algerian University Library” Library Hi Tech 27, 3 (November 2009): 460-479.
Co-authored with Ridda LAOUAR, University of Tébessa, Algeria, and Mat Miles, BYU-Idaho.

Designing an Academic Web Portal presented by Ridda LAOUAR (with myself as co-author in absentia) at Second International Conference on Web and Information Technologies, Sfax, Tunisia, June 14, 2009

Wozu Outreach in dürftiger Zeit? Fallstudie an einer UB in den westlichen USA
[presented at the Berliner Bibliothekswissenschaftliches Kolloquium, Humboldt University, June 30, 2009.]

“Digital Germany: Virtual Archives, Powerful Portals, Wise Wikis,” Global Resources Newsletter, no. 8 (Winter 2006-2007), pp. 12-13. [Internet File]

“Körperlich gesunde Tage.” BuB: Forum Bibliothek und Information 58, no. 7/8 (July 2006): 540. [A German-language report of the 2006 German librarians’ convention in Dresden.]

“The WESS East German Study Tour: A Report” WESS Newsletter, v. 30, no. 1 (Fall 2006) [Internet File]

Online Guides und andere Hilfsmittel zur Informationskompetenz presented at Seminar on Teaching Information Skills, Amerika-Haus, Berlin, Germany, March 14, 2006.

“Recognizing, Digitizing, Advertising: GNARP Efforts with Unique German Studies Materials,” Global Resources Newsletter, no. 6 (Winter 2005-2006), pp. 7-8. [Internet File]

Types of Digital Library Cooperation in German Studies [Paper delivered at the Toronto ACRL/WESS program, June 23, 2003.]

“The Jewish Community Library in Vienna: From Dispersion and Destruction to Partial Restoration.” Leo Baeck Institute Year Book 47 (2002): 151-172.

“The Current State of European Studies in North America and of Scholarly Publishing in Western Europe,” The Journal of Academic Librarianship XXIV/3 (May 1998): 201-207. [The above article was first presented as a keynote address at the pre-conference of WESS (Western European Studies Section) of ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries) of the American Library Association (ALA) in 1997: “The Current State of European Studies in North America and of Scholarly Publishing in Western Europe.”

“Finding Your Proper Niche in the Bibliotheca Academiae: Or, The Study of Elephant Hunting Behavior,” Collection Management XVII/3 (1993): 25-27.

“The RLG Conoco Study and Its Aftermath: Is Resource Sharing in Limbo?”
The Journal of Academic Librarianship XVIII/1 (1992): 17-23.

“The Germanic Studies Collection at Brigham Young University,” in: Western European Studies: Current Research Trends and Library Resources, ed. E. Sartori et al. (Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 1990):

“Tomorrow’s Research Library: Vigor or Rigor Mortis?” College and Research Libraries XLIX/6 (1988): 485-493.

“Statistical Assumption-Making in Library Collection Assessment: Peccadilloes and Pitfalls,” Collection Management VII/2 (1985): 17-32.

“Current Trends in the Planning and Development of Northern European Collections,” Collection Management V/3-4 (1983): 69-87.

“Madrid to Malmö, Thames to Tiber, and Seine to Spree:Being the Letters of Two West European Studies Bibliographers” [with Eva Kronik, Cornell], Western European Specialists Section Newsletter VI/2 (1983): 6-12.

Book reviews on librarianship in Collection Management XVI/4 (1992): 99-104 and in Serials Librarian XXXII 3/4 (1997): 186-88.

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