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Alexander and Alison Gode Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1285

Scope and Contents

The Alexander and Alison Gode papers contain materials related to the English translation of the book Pulga (originally published as De Adjudant van de Vrachtwagen in Dutch by S.T. Van Iterson). The collection primarily holds editorial correspondence, as well as a photocopy of the original Dutch text, and a chapter sample translation.


  • Creation: 1969 - 1973


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Alexander Gode von Aesch was born October 30, 1906, in Bremen, Germany. He came to the United States, where he became an editor of linguistic works, and a translator. Most of his original writings are on science topics. He died August 10, 1970. His wife, Alison, worked with him on translations, acting as scribe while they translated Pulga.


1 folder

Language of Materials


Dutch; Flemish


Contains correspondence and material related to a translation of a Dutch children's book into English by Alison and Alexander Gode.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Alison Gode.

Alexander and Alison Gode Papers
Jim Eyer
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Revision Statements

  • November 2017: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau

Collecting Area Details

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Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library