Books by La Vern
Of German Ways (Minneapolis:
Dillon Press, 1970), 301 pp.
- The Columbus Germans (Baltimore:
Fürst Printing, 1968), essentially a reprint of the
article published by SHGM. [Reprinted in booklet form
with new introduction by the author in 1998, published
by Max Kade German-American Center, Indiana University-Purdue
University at Indianapolis and Indiana German Heritage
Society, ISBN 1-8880788-12-8.
- Excursion Through America
by Nicolaus Mohr, translated by La Vern J. Rippley
(Chicago: R.R. Donneley & sons, 1973), 398 pp.
- The Russian-German Settlements in the United
States of America by Richard Sallet, translated
and annotated by La Vern J. Rippley and Armand Bauer (Fargo:
Institute for Regional Studies, 1974), 207 pp.
- The German-Americans (Boston:
Twayne, 1976), 271 pp. Reprinted by University Press of
- Research Possibilities in the German-American
Field by Heinz Kloss, Translated and annotated
by La Vern J. Rippley (Hamburg: Helmut Buske Verlag, 1980),
- Editor, The Autobiography of Theodore F.
Straub (St. Paul: North
Central Publishing, 1981), 386 pp.
- Immigrant Wisconsin (Boston:
Twayne, 1985), 222 pp.
- German Place Names in Minnesota / Deutsche
Ortsnamen in Minnesota (Northfield, MN:
St. Olaf College, 1989), 106 pp. printed in Regensburg,
Germany with Rainer Schmeissner.
- The German Colonies on the Lower Volga,
Their Origin and Early Development by Gottlieb
Beratz, ed. by Adam Giesinger, translated by La Vern J.
Rippley, Leona Pfeifer and Dona Reeves-Marquardt (Lincoln:
American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1991),
- The Germans in Michigan by
Fritz Kurrek (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, Translator-Adaptor
with editorial suggestions from Eberhard Reichmann. (In
- The Whoopee John Wilfahrt Dance Band.
His Bohemian-German Roots (Northfield,
- The German-American Experience
-- with Eberhard Reichmann -- The Max Kade German-American
Center Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis,
- German-Bohemians: The Quiet Immigrants
( New Ulm/Northfield: German-Bohemian Heritage Society,
1995), 279 pp.
- Emigration and Settlement Patterns of German
Communities in North America, ed. with Eberhard
Reichmann (Indiana-Purdue at Indianapolis: Max Kade Center,
1995) 380 pp.
- Noble Women, Restless Men.
The Rippley (Rieple, Ripley, Ripli, Rippli) Family
in Wisconsin, North Dakota, Minnesota and Montana
(Northfield: St. Olaf College Press, 1996), 235
- Waumandee, Wisconsin 1860-1960: An Affectionate
Portrait (Northfield: St. Olaf College Press,
2003), 204 pp.
Rippley is also the author of over 140
articles in academic and popular journals, 160 academic
papers and lectures at various sites & conferences as
well as some 300 book reviews. He is the editor/publisher
of the Newsletter of the Society for Germany American Studies
and serves on its editorial board for the SGAS Yearbook.