ADELPHOI LITERARY SOCIETY
Records, 1902–13, 1924–31, .33 ft. (UA-800.010)
Includes the meeting minutes of two secretaries' minutes books spanning the years 1902–13, 1924–31. The minutes contain attendance rolls and routine proceedings of the meetings as hand written by the secretary. The Adelphoi Literary Society was one of the fraternal organizations for students attending the Normal College High School (Milne School), the practice teaching school for the Normal College. The Society was founded between 1890 and 1895. Additional information on the Society can also be found in the Crimson and White, the Milne School newspaper, and Bricks and Ivy, the Milne School yearbook.
ALEKSANDER, IRINA KUNINA (1884–1937), writer
Papers, 1923–37, .25 ft. (MSS-032)
Irina Aleksander was the author of plays, film scenarios, poetry, novels and short stories, and children’s stories. She and her husband, Bozidar, were associates of the intelligentsia and shared a wide range of intellectual interests including literature, the arts, philosophy and history. The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, manuscripts, and miscellaneous materials which reflect the Aleksanders’ association with a number of literary notables such as Anaïs Nin, Miroslav Krleža, Marijan and Zora Matkovic, Léon Pierre-Quint (pseudonym of Léopold Léon Steindecker), Gina Lombroso-Ferrero, Pierre Vorms, Claude Aveline, and Evgenii Zamiatin.
ANDERS, GÜNTHER S. (1902– ), writer
Papers, 1955–1976, .15 ft. (GER–027)
Correspondence in German and English of Günther Anders with Erna Budzislawski, an émigré living in Hollywood, California, 1955–76, and with Claude R. Eatherly, 1959, concerning the latter's role as a reconnaissance pilot who gave target approval for the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 and about the possibility of making a movie relating to his experience. During the Nazi years, Anders lived and wrote in California and New York, where he taught at the New School for Social Research; after the war he returned to Vienna with his wife Charlotte,a concert pianist. He wrote on German literature, the threat of nuclear war, and ethical questions.
BARTH, MAX (1896–1970), writer
Papers, 1916–1962, .25 ft. (GER-019)
Photocopies of hand-corrected typescripts of poetry, 1916–1940; and offprints of articles, 1961–1962. Born in Waldkirch im Breisgau, Barth was a poet and journalist.
BAUCHWITZ, KURT (1890–1974), poet
Papers, 1890–1994, 19 ft. (GER-011)
Includes correspondence with Ilse Bry, Erika Mann, and Imma von Bodmershof, 1942–1974; manuscripts in German (general poems, Tokyo poems, "Versepigramme," "Abzieh-Bilderbuch," travel poems, "Einsaetze," "Silben," and other poetry); and manuscripts in English ("Ego and Echo," aphorisms, and "Pebbles"). Bauchwitz, an attorney from Halle, lived in Japan, New York, and Massachusetts. He wrote under the name Roy C. Bates.
BAUM, VICKI (1888–1960), novelist
Papers, 1929–1953, 2 ft. (GER-020)
Correspondence in English with Doubleday, Doran, and Company concerning her novels Grand Hotel, Secret Sentence, Helene, Men Never Know, The Ship and the Shore, Marion Alive, The Weeping Wood, Danger from Deer, and Headless Angel; notes, synopses and manuscript corrections for Marion Alive, Men Never Know, A Tale of Bali, and The Weeping Wood.
BENEDICT, EDWARD H., artisan
Account Book, 1832–53 (MSS-040)
Kept by a textile dyer in Woodbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut. The volume include a copy of Constance Fenimore Woolson's poem "Kentucky Belle."
BLAKESLEE, D. AYERS, student
Commonplace Book, 1861–67, 1 vol. (MSS-042)
Kept by a native of Wellsville, New York, as a student at Alfred Academy and University and as a member of its Orophilian Lyceum. Includes poetry, lists of students, and programs.
BLUMENTHAL, FRITZ (1913-2002), physician, painter, printmaker
Papers, 1922-2002, 7 cubic ft. (GER-115)
Family and personal documents; correspondence, 1930-1996; clippings; manuscripts and typescripts of poetry, as well as published poems; sketchbooks; correspondence and clippings concerning exhibitions of Blumenthal's art (water colors and monotypes); materials and correspondence on radioactive fallout from the 1950s and 1960s. Fritz Blumenthal came to the U.S. in 1938 after having received his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1937 from the University of Bern, Switzerland. Although Blumenthal remained a practicing physician, he continued to write poetry, paint and produce monoprints and his work was exhibited throughout the U.S. and Europe during his lifetime.
BRANDT, THOMAS O. (1906–1968), writer
Papers, 1947–1968, 2 ft. (GER-001)
Biographical materials; correspondence with publishers, 1961–1966; hand-corrected typescripts of published and unpublished novels (including "Stern in Nebel," which concerns the 1933–1938 period), short stories, essays, literary criticism, children's literature, and poetry, 1947–68; and offprints of journal, magazine, and newspaper articles. A native of Vienna, Brandt taught at Colorado College from 1947 to 1966.
BROWN, MARCIA JOAN (1918– ), writer, illustrator
Papers, 1940–1997, 82.55 linear feet; 426 (final art) items (MSS-005)
Includes autobiographical and biographical materials, such as interviews, articles, photographs, 1946–96; awards, certificates, citations, 1962–84; editorial and business correspondence, 1947–92; writings, lectures, speeches, notes for speeches, and "chalk talks," 1940–94; speeches, writings, and lectures by others, 1949–78; subject files on other writers and illustrators, technical information on printing, materials from conferences and workshops, illustrated manuscripts of most of Brown's work, especially "A Child's Christmas," 1942, and "Poems of Childhood," 1946; manuscripts, rough sketches, dummies, and revisions for Stone Soup, Dick Whittington and His Cat, Puss in Boots; many children's books written and/or illustrated by Brown, 1942–95; and copies of all her books and presentation copies of books by other children's writers. A native of upstate New York and a 1940 graduate of the New York State College for Teachers, Brown is a respected children's book writer and illustrator, and a three-time Caldecott Medal winner. Also included are papers of Helen A. Masten, head of the Children's Room at the New York Public Library, where Brown once worked as a librarian. These papers include letters received from Anne Carroll Moore, Pamela Bianco, and others interested in children's literature, 1942–56.
BUNZEL, JOSEPH H. (1907–1975), sociologist, writer
Paper 1941–1975, .25 ft. (GER-028)
Includes biographical materials, undated; and manuscripts of an antifascist play The Ship: A Tragedy and of prose and poetical works in English and German, 1941–1975. Bunzel was a sociologist from Graz, Austria, who taughtat the State University College at Buffalo, State University of New York.
DIETZE, MAX, writer
Manuscripts, 1907, .10 ft. (MSS-010)
Includes manuscript writings on the life and works of Johann W. von Goethe (1749–1832) by Max Dietze of Bitterfeld.
DOLBIN, BENEDIKT FRED (1883–1971), artist,
Drawings, 1922–1969, 12 ft. (GER-012)
Approximately 5,000 original pencil and pen-and-ink drawings of European and American musicians, writers, and public figures, most of which were drawn by Dolbin to illustrate his articles in the New York Émigré newspaper Aufbau and in the magazine Musical America. The collection also includes a small number of pastel landscapes dating from Dolbin's career in Vienna in the early 1920s, where he studied musical composition with Arnold Schönberg and art with Egon Schiele, and a few drawings dating from his journalistic career in Berlin in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Dolbin's personal papers and most of his drawings from the 1920s are at the Institut für Zeitungsforschung, Dortmund, and at the Deutsches Literaturarchiv, Marbach am Neckar.
Papers, 1970s-2004, 19 cubic ft. (APAP–187)
This collection includes material created and collected by Robert Doran. The material covers a broad range of social justice topics, environmental issues, as well as Doran's own writing. Doran was a member of the Hudson Valley Writers Guild, which is documented in the collection along with peace issues and political action.
ENGLISH, DEPARTMENT OF
Records, 1934–35, 1959–87, 1 ft. (UA-603)
Includes a proposal for a D.A. program in English, 1971; course descriptions 1983–84; bulletins; syllabi; and publications.
ENGLISH LEARNING & ACHIEVEMENT, NATIONAL RESEARCH CENTER ON (CELA)
Reports, 1988, 1 ft. (UA-680.03)
Includes the Center's published Report Series 1988–95. CELA is dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of English and language arts. CELA's research seeks to learn what elements of curriculum, instruction, and assessment are essential to developing high literacy and how schools can best help students achieve success. The organization provides that information to teachers, schools, and communities so that they can choose the approaches that will work with their students. Founded in 1988 as the National Research Center on Literature Teaching and Learning, the Center's scope and focus was broadened in March 1996, as a result of a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
FODOR, LADISLAUS (1898-1978), playwright
Papers, 1941-1980, 2 cubic ft. (GER–116)
Correspondence; playscripts, film treatments and synopses (originals and photocopies), in Hungarian, German and English. The main collection of Fodor's papers is at the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, Frankfurt am Main.
FRANK, PAUL (1885-1975) AND ADLER, HANS (1899–1966), writers
Manuscript, undated, 1 vol. (GER-033)
Corrected first draft of the English translation of their play, "The Golden Ladder: A Comedy in Eleven Scenes."
FRIEDMANN, JAMES I., (1900- ) publisher
Autobiography, 1966, 1 vol. (GER-034)
"Müttersprache: Das Vaterland der Heimatlosen: Errinerungen und Dokumentation einer Verlegers in der Emigration." Corrected typescript of an unpublished autobiography of a Berlin bookseller and publisher who settled in Buenos Aires, where he lived from 1939 to 1965. Pertains to German exile literary life and antifascist activities in Argentina during the years 1938–45. Includes transcription of a letter by the novelist Joseph Roth and information pertaining to the antifascist artist Clément Moreau.
FÜRTH, OTTO (1894–1979), writer
Papers, 1933–1971, 4 ft. (GER-037)
Correspondence with exile friends and writers and with Twentieth Century Fox pertaining to copyright infringement, 1940–1948; and German and English manuscripts of books, plays, poetry, lectures, and articles in newspapers and magazines, 1933–1969. Fürth also wrote under the pseudonym Owen Elford.
GEORGE, MANFRED (1893–1965), writer, journalist
Papers, 1933–1965, 4 ft. (GER-038)
Correspondence with Hannah Arendt, Max Barth, Hans Habe, Ludwig Marcuse, Thomas Mann, Hertha Pauli, and many other Émigré scholars and writers, 1933–1965; two reel-to-reel tape recordings concerning the New York Émigré newspaper Aufbau; clippings of articles by George in European and American newspapers, 1934–1954; materials pertaining to the German-American Writers' Association, 1938–1940. Born in Berlin, George was editor-in-chief of Aufbau from 1939 to 1965. This manuscript group was photocopied by the University Libraries in part from scrapbooks at Aufbau offices and in part from George's papers with the permission of George's widow before the originals were sent to the Deutsches Literaturarchiv, Marbach am Neckar, German Federal Republic.
GERHARD, ADELE (1868–1956), writer
Manuscripts, 1938–1956, .5 ft (GER-039)
Hand-corrected typescripts of Gerhard's novels or novellas Gäa, Unter den Gestirnen, Wahrer der Leuchte, Das Kind, Spuren im Schnee, Wurzelweibchen, and an untitled work, all written in the United States by this native of Cologne, 1938–1955.
GODE VON AESCH, ALEXANDER (1904-1970)/STORM PUBLISHERS
Papers, 1924–1976, 6.0 ft (GER-107). The Alexander Gode von Aesch collection includes biographical information, photographs, and correspondence. There are also writings by Alexander Gode von Aesch and others as well as various issues of periodicals with references to Gode von Aesch. Related collections include New York City's Storm Publishers (GER-090) and the Frederick Ungar Papers (GER-092).
GOLDSTEIN, MORITZ (1880–1968), writer
Manuscripts, 1939–68, 1 ft. (GER-041)
Hand-corrected typescripts of Goldstein's unpublished books ("Widerlegung der Macht," "Gedankengänge," and "Formulierungen" (1960); and manuscripts of newspaper and journal articles, 1939–53. Goldstein lived in Washington, D.C., and in New York City, and wrote under the name "Inquit."
GRAF, OSKAR MARIA, (1891–1967), writer
Papers, 1891–1967 (GER-002)
Included in collection is correspondence with noted figures such as Heinrich Boll, Gunter Grass, Rainer Maria Rilke, Erich Maria Remarque, Heinrich Heine, Herman Hesse, Thomas Mann and others of Graf's contemporaries, such as Albert Einstein, Otto Preminger, and His Holiness, Pope Paul VI; and correspondence also with family, friends, colleagues, compatriots in exile, newspapers, publishers, PhD candidates, and others. Includes also are copies of all Graf's published literary works; his unpublished novels, essays, aphorisms, poems, political writings, fragments, critiques of other authors; speeches; radio plays; critiques of Graf; loose pages of writing. Also included are articles, books, and material about exhibitions in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and the USA; and materials from various Goethe institutions. Graf was a writer born in Germany who joined anarchist and socialist organizations, lived and traveled in Germany, Czechoslovakia, and Russia, and who eventually, upon the rise of Nazism, escaped to the USA where he lived in New York City until his death in 1967. Though exiled, later in his life he became a corresponding member with the German Academy of the Arts in Berlin.
GRENANDER, M. E., professor of English
Papers, 1951–89, 2.5 ft. (UA-902.002)
Includes correspondence, 1955–89; course syllabi and lecture notes, 1951–79; offprints, 1957–81; and a diary of a sabbatical leave, 1954–55. Grenander was a professor of English at the New York State College for Teachers and the University at Albany from 1948 to 1989. Grenander was a scholar of the American writer Ambrose Bierce and corresponded with John Crowe Ransom about New Criticism and other literary topics.
HOPKINS, VIVIAN C., professor of English
Papers, 1920–78, 21.5 ft. (UA-902.003)
Includes correspondence, biographical materials, and notes documenting her career as a professor of English at the New York State College for Teachers and the University at Albany, SUNY, 1938–70; research materials and notes about Emerson, 1945–60, and about Satanism in literature, 1969–73; drafts of her books Prodigal Puritan: Delia Bacon (1940) and The Mind of DeWitt Clinton, 1970; and business records of the Albany Gravel Company, 1920–70. Hopkins corresponded with the Japanese poet Naoshi Koriyama, who was her former student.
Papers, 1960-2006, 60.7 cubic ft. + Undetermined GB of Electronic Records (MSS-137)
The collection includes artworks produced by Geof Huth (including poetry, fiction, essays, aphorisms, visual poems, dramatic works, and comics), biographical records, extensive correspondence, records of his various micropresses, weblogs, audiovisual recordings of sound poems and presentations given at professional conferences, and a large collection of small and micropress publications focused on visual and experimental poetry.
JELLINEK, OSCAR (1886-1949), writer
Typescript, undated, 1 folder (GER–045)
Photocopied typescript of the novel fragment "Das Dorf des 13. März."
KAPPA DELTA SORORITY
Records, 1899–1902, 1924–79, 4.0 ft. (UA-800.006)
Includes minutes, 1899–1902, 1924–32, 1935–40, 1951–52. 1954–75; subject files, 1919–22, 1930–79; alumnae newsletter, 1974, 1976, 1979–81, 1983–85; photographs, 1959/60–79; scrapbooks, 1960–61, 1966–69; and memorabilia. The Kappa Delta Sorority is the successor to the Kappa Delta Society, a literary society, founded at the New York State Normal College in 1897. The sorority was dissolved in 1979–80. The Kappa Delta Sorority Records form part of the Alumni Association Records.
KAHLER, ERICH VON (1885–1970), historian
Papers, 1905–1970, 13 ft. (GER-048)
Diaries, 1906–1913; correspondence in German and English with Hans Bethe, Richard Beer-Hofmann, Jacob Bronowski, Albert Einstein, Elizabeth Mann Borgese, Erich Fromm, Herbert Marcuse, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Kurt Wolff, and others, 1923–1970; notes and drafts of letters, 1905–1954; manuscripts of his books, articles, reviews, and other writings, 1907–1968; hand-corrected manuscripts of literary works by Hermann Broch, Golo Mann, and others, 1945–1970; lecture notes on philosophy of history, Jewish history, German literature, and contemporary politics for lectures given in Germany and the United States and for courses at Black Mountain College and Ohio State University, 1915–1968; and sixteen reel-to-reel tape recordings of lectures, readings, and other presentations, undated. The University Libraries also have annotated books and presentation copies of books from Erich von Kahler's Library. He taught at the New School for Social Research and at Cornell University and Princeton University.
KASKELL, JOSEPH (1892-1989), attorney, writer
Papers, 1939–1964, .5 ft. (GER–049)
Correspondence with Peter Lindt, Karl O. Paetel, Udo Rusker, Albert Thiele, and others, 1939–1964. Kaskell was an attorney and writer who lived in New York City.
Papers, 1926-2003, 41.2 cubi ft. (MSS-132)
Includes correspondence, drafts, typescripts, worksheets, manuscripts, autograph notes, galleys and page proofs, photographs, and printed ephemera from throughout Kennedy's career as a writer. Kennedy is executive director of the UAlbany-based New York State Writers Institute, which he founded, and joined the University at Albany English Department in 1974. He is the author of nine novels to date, The Ink Truck his first. Seven subsequent works form his ongoing Albany Cycle of novels -- all centered on his native Albany during the 19th and 20th centuries. The most recent, Chango’s Beads and Two-Tone Shoes, was published in 2011. Kennedy's Ironweed won the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 and was chosen by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of the 20th century. Other Kennedy works include Legs, Billy Phelan's Greatest Game, Quinn's Book, Very Old Bones, and The Flaming Corsage, as well as two children's books co-authored with his son Brendan, Charlie Malarkey and the Belly Button Machine and Charlie Malarkey and the Singing Moose. He has also published two books of nonfiction, O Albany!, an impressionistic history of his city, and Riding the Yellow Trolley Car, a collection of literary and critical essays. Ironweed was made into a film by Hector Babenco. Kennedy also co-wrote the screenplay of The Cotton Club with director Francis Ford Coppola.
KESSLER, HERBERT (1918– ), writer
Manuscript, undated, 1 vol. (MSS-017)
Hand-corrected typescript of a novel later published, Tödische Anstösse (Mannheim: Socrates Press, 1983). Kessler is an attorney and writer who lives in Mannheim, West Germany.
KNIGHT, MAX (1909–1993), writer, editor, translator
Papers, 1909-1993, 4 cubic ft. (GER–050)
The bulk of the collection consists of the writings of the co-authors Max Knight (Max Eugen Kühnel) and Joseph Fabry (Joseph Epstein), who wrote and published jointly from 1933 to 1993 under the pseudonym of Peter Fabrizius. The duo wrote and published short stories, poetry and drama in German in their native Austria until 1938, when both were forced to flee the Hitler regime. After 1938, the authors reunited in the United States (San Francisco) and continued to publish under the joint pseudonym in both English and German. Although many of the earlier short stories were translated, the duo gradually changed to essayistic writing and translation of German poetry and verse into English. Although the bulk of the published writings appeared under the Peter Fabrizius pen name, Knight and Fabry also published individually under their own names, as well as jointly under various other pseudonyms, including: Charlotte Ellert, Peter Joe Fabry, Peter Förster, Peter Foster, Fregoli, Paul Fridolin, Ernst Friese, Hugh Gosser, Stephan Hanke, Dr. Josef Hans, J. Hinkel, Myra (Mia) Schütz and Oliver Twin.
KOLLISCH, MARGARETE (1893–1979), writer
Papers, 1910–1978, .5 ft. (GER-051)
Correspondence (copies) with Albert Einstein and Helen Dukas, 1934, 1967; typescripts of poetry and children's stories, 1942–1969; aphorisms, 1910–1978; short stories, 1963–66. Kollisch was a native of Vienna.
KORTNER, FRITZ (1892–1970), and THOMPSON, DOROTHY (1893–1961), writers.
Manuscript, 1937, .5 ft. (GER-052)
Photocopies of hand-corrected typescript drafts and revisions of "Spell Your Name: A Play in Five Scenes" (later titled "Another Sun"), written in New York City by Viennese Émigré Fritz Kortner and American journalist Dorothy Thompson. Before returning to Germany in 1947, Kortner was a Hollywood writer.
LANG, ANDREW (1844–1912), writer
Scrapbook, 1898–1912, 1 vol. (MSS-018)
Assembled by an unknown compiler, the scrapbook includes printed materials and clippings pertaining to the life and work of Andrew Lang, the English writer and folklorist.
LESTOQUE, ALBERT (1892–1960), writer
Papers, 1931–1963, 16 ft. (GER-059)
Correspondence, 1931–1963; manuscripts of poetry, plays, and essays, undated; records of the German-American Writers' Association, 1938–1944; and materials relating to the International Committee for the Study of European Questions, 1947–1950. He was born near Bonn as Albert Leser.
LINDQUIST, JENNIE D.
Papers, 1944–55, 2 ft. (MSS-019)
Chiefly personal correspondence with Helen T. Fay, Eleanor M. Foote, printed materials, transcripts of her 1940s New Hampshire radio program "Good Books for Boys and Girls," and a publisher's advanced copy of her book The Crystal Tree (New York: Harper and Row, 1966). Lindquist was a staff member of the Horn Book (the Boston publisher) from 1948 to 1958 and was editor of its Horn Book Magazine; she was also head of the Children's Department at the Albany Public Library, a lecturer and librarian at the University of New Hampshire, and an employee of The John Mistletoe Bookshop.
LINDT, PETER M., writer
Papers, 1942–1970, .25 ft. (GER–060)
Letters, clippings, programs, and other materials pertaining to Lindt or kept by him as a member and president of the Social Scientific Society for Intercultural Relations, Inc., a New York City German–American organization founded in 1870. Lindt was a writer and radio commentator. Lindt was born and educated in Vienna, Austria. He immigrated to the United States in 1938 and was a radio commentator on station WEVD in New York City.
Manuscript, undated, 1 vol. (MSS-020)
Anonymous manuscript masses and other liturgical music dating from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries. A manuscript note in the volume records that Cardinal Philip Thomas Howard (1629–94) "took formal possession of Bornhem, & the Province was re-founded from Holland in 1685. This book is a relic of Bornhem days." In the late seventeenth century, Cardinal Howard was prior of the nunnery at Tempsche, located near Bornem (formerly Bornhem), a town twelve miles southwest of Antwerp, Belgium.
MAASS, JOACHIM (1901–1972), writer
Papers, 1927–1961, 2.5 ft. (GER-063)
Chiefly photocopied manuscripts of novels, short stories, plays, poetry, and essays, 1940–1946; lecture notes,– 1956–1961; and clippings, offprints, reviews, and biographies, 1927–1936. Maass was born in Hamburg and taught at Mt. Holyoke College. The papers were photocopied before the originals were sent to the Deutsches Literaturarchiv, Marbach.
MANSCHINGER, GRETA HARTWIG (1899–1971), writer and MANSCHINGER, KURT (ASHLEY VERNON, 1902-1968), composer
Papers, 1912–1970, 20 cubic ft. (GER–025)
Correspondence, 1945-1968; manuscript of Greta's unfinished autobiographical novel "Brno-New York" and hand-corrected typescripts and manuscripts of novel sketches, opera librettos (English translations from German), songs, short stories, children's literature, advertising and media sketches, and critical reviews, 1935-1970; personal family papers of Kurt and Greta Manschinger; scores and sheet music by Kurt and Greta; audio tapes of performances; index card files of Manschinger music contacts; Manschinger Music Trust files.
MARCK, SIEGFRIED (1889–1957), philosopher
Papers, 1939–1957, .5 ft. (GER-064)
Biographical materials, 1939–57; correspondence, in part pertaining to Thomas Mann, 1950–57; and printed materials. A native of Breslau, Marck taught at Roosevelt University from 1945.
MARCU, EVA AND VALERIU (1899-1942), author
Papers, 1941-1942, 2 folders (GER–108)
Copies of correspondence between Eva Marcu and Heinrich Brüning, 1941-1942; photocopies of articles by Valeriu Marcu (1941).
MARTON, GEORGE, screen writer
Autobiography, 1964, 1 vol. (GER–065)
Marton was a writer from Budapest who lived and worked in Vienna, Paris, London, New York, and Hollywood. Includes chapters on Franz Werfel and Thomas Mann in exile.
MARX, HILDE (1911–1986), writer
Diaries; notebooks; correspondence; a volume of unpublished poetry; writings published in Aufbau (NY); lectures on the Holocaust delivered at various universities; home video tapes; several interviews; photograph albums; school papers from Marx's youth; large albums of programs from her one–woman shows; and ephemera.
MENANDS BOOK CLUB (MSS-138)
Records, 1881–2006, .67 cubic ft. (MSS–138)
The collection predominantly consists of paper-handouts and mini-booklets. In addition, there are some newspaper clippings and both ledger and composition notebooks to record meetings. There are guidebooks to the village of Menands anniversary celebrations in the collection as well. Please note there are gaps in the collection record in the 1940s and then again in the 1960s and 1970s, with the meeting program guides.
MERIAM, GEORGE and CHARLES, booksellers
Papers, 1833–63, 68 items (MSS-089)
Letters, publisher's catalogs, and stationer's circulars received by George and Charles Merriam, booksellers in Springfield, Massachusetts.
MISCH, CARL (1896–1965), historian
Papers, 1941–1963, .5 ft. (GER–067)
Correspondence, 1941–1962; and typescripts of articles and lectures, 1945–1963. Misch taught at Centre College.
NATONEK, HANS (1892–1963), writer
Papers, 1918–1963, 5 ft. (GER-004)
Biographical materials, 1918–1963; diary fragments, 1940–1951; correspondence with Helmut Hirsch, Aufbau, and others, 1940–1952; manuscripts and hand-corrected typescripts of published, unpublished, revised, and translated works, including autobiography, novels, short stories, and poetry, 1939–1963; and offprints, galleys, and clippings of published essays in German, 1960–1963. Natonek worked as a newspaper editor in his native Prague and in Leipzig before fleeing to France in 1939 and to the United States in 1941. His autobiography, In Search of Myself, was published in New York in 1943. The bulk of Natonek's manuscripts date from his later career in Tucson, Arizona, from where he wrote for American and European newspapers and magazines.
Papers, 1956-2002, 12.1 cubic ft. (APAP-191)
The Thomas Nattell papers document the life of a mental health worker and political activist active during the 1980s and 1990s in Albany, New York. He created and participated in organizations like the Albany Peace and Energy Council (APEC) and the Three Guys From Albany poetry troupe. He also acted as promoter and event coordinator for movie showings, poetry open mics and an annual 24-hour poetry reading alongside a coinciding international postcard art event. Nattell used poetry and other arts to advance world peace, anti-nuclear power and proliferation, and environmental issues. This collection contains videos of events, photographs, scrapbooks full of art and poetry mailed from around the world to Nattell, subject files with research on topics related to his professional work as well as his activism, poetry, correspondence, and clippings.
NEUMEYER, ALFRED (1901–1973)
Papers, 1932–1948, .10 ft (GER-070)
Copies of manuscripts and hand-corrected typescripts of poetry, plays, essays by Neumeyer, an art historian who taught at the University of Berlin until 1935 and thereafter at Mills College in Oakland, California.
PAETEL, KARL O. (1906–1975), writer
Papers, 1940–1975, 77.5 ft. (GER-072)
Autobiographical materials, undated; diary, 1950; correspondence with Hannah Arendt, Manfred George, Ernst Jünger, Henry Kissinger, Reinhold Niebuhr, Paul Tillich, and others, 1940–1972; manuscripts of books, articles, essays, and reviews, 1940–1972; offprints and clippings; materials pertaining to five exile magazines published by Paetel; two reel-to-reel and two cassette tape recordings, 1957–1966; and photographs. Includes a large collection of ephemera pertaining to the German Youth Movement, anti-Nazi resistance, refugee problems, exile writers, and post-war German politics. Paetel retained manuscripts of and biographical materials pertaining to the German novelist Ernst Jünger and the manuscript and woodcuts for a children's book by Käte Döring. The University Libraries also have books from Paetel's library pertaining to these areas of interest.
PAULI, HERTHA (1909–1973), writer
Tape recordings, 1960–1970, 1 ft. (GER-097)
Twelve reel-to-reel recordings of interviews, readings, and reminiscences of an Austrian Émigré who wrote popular history and children's literature. Includes interviews about Émigré writers Guido Zernatto (1903–1943) and Ödön von Horváth (1901–1938).
PÉREZ GALDóS, BENITO (1843–1920), writer
Papers, 1887–98, .25 ft. (MSS-023)
Includes a series of fifty letters written by the Spanish writer Benito Pérez Galdós to Manuel Tolosa Latour (1857–1919), a physician and writer; also a photograph of the exterior and a pencil sketch of the interior of Pérez Galdós's Villa San Quintin at Santander. The letters were published in Ruth Schmidt, ed. Cartas entre dos amigos del teatro: Manuel Tolosa Latour y Benito Pérez Galdós (Cabildo Insular de Gran Canaria, 1969).
PETERSHAM, MAUD SYLVIA FULLER, and PETERSHAM, MISKA, writers
Manuscripts, 1932, 1945, 1 vol. (MSS-024)
Manuscripts of two children's books by New York State writers and illustrators: (1) Partial manuscript of "Auntie and Celia Jane and Miki," published by Doubleday, Doran and Company in 1932; handwritten on blank pages in the back of a copy of Maud and Miska Petersham, The Ark of Father Noah and Mother Noah (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Doran and Company, 1930); and (2) "The Rooster Crows." Dummy paste-up with original color illustrations of "American Rhymes and Jingles," published in 1945 as The Rooster Crows.
PLANT, RICHARD (1911–1998), writer
Papers, 1950–1981, 1 ft. (GER-074)
Manuscripts on Sigmund Freud and Karl Marx and on homosexual victims of the Nazis; typescripts and offprints of articles, book reviews, and film reviews; and materials for two unwritten novels, one about a German Émigré family in New York City. Plant taught German and comparative literature at the New School for Social Research an at City College of the City University of New York.
REMARQUE, ERICH MARIA (1898–1970), writer
Papers, 1952–1963, .25 ft. (GER-077)
Correspondence with the publishing firm of Doubleday and Company, 1952–1963; clippings, and reviews of his novels.
RIENOW, LEONA TRAIN
Papers, 1856–1988, 2.78 cubic ft. (MSS-025)
This collection documents Leona Train Rienow’s professional career as a writer. The papers contain a significant number of drafts of Leona Train Rienow’s manuscripts, papers concerning her research for her books and articles, and correspondence files. Much of the correspondence concerns publishers and editors of various magazines and publishing houses. Strengths of this collection include the many drafts of manuscripts that document the changes that Leona Train Rienow made to her works over a span of several years.
RUBEL-GROSSVOGEL, NOMI (1910–1996), writer, director
Manuscripts, 1955–1978, 1 ft. (GER-078)
Hand-corrected typescripts in German and English of published and unpublished plays on Jewish life and other themes and novellas ("Das Goldene Tor," "Die Töchter," and "Menschheitswald"). Rubel-Grossvogel lives in New York City.
SARTORI, HERBERT, writer
Papers, 1915–69, 2 ft. (MSS-026)
Manuscript and typescript volumes of poetry and several letters written in German by a writer in New York State.
SCHOENBERNER, FRANZ (1892–1970), writer
Papers, 1933–1966, 1 ft. (GER–081)
Photocopies of correspondence with Hermann Kesten, D. H. Lawrence, Stefan Zweig, and others, 1933–1966; essays in German and English, 1939–1944; offprints; and photographs. Schoenberner was born in Berlin and lived in or near New York City after 1941. He was the editor of Simplicissimus, 1929–1933, and author of Confessions of a European Intellectual (1946). He was active in the P.E.N. World Association of Writers.
SOCIETY OF BIBLIOPHILES
Records, 1967-2001, 3 cubic ft. (APAP-179)
The collection includes meeting minutes, publications, membership information, and related material.
SORELL, WALTER (1905– ), writer
Manuscripts, undated, .5 ft. (GER-083)
Hand-corrected typescripts and copies of seven plays in English by this Émigré writer on theater, dance, and German literature.
STEINER, FRANZ BAERMAN (1909–1952), poet, anthropologist
Papers, 1934–1945, .10 ft. (GER-089)
Hand-corrected copies of poems, 1934–43; letters to the donor, Joseph Hahn, 1944–1945. Steiner was a native of Prague who wrote poetry and taught anthropology at Oxford University.
Records, 1940–1968, 5.5 ft. (GER-090)
Correspondence between Alexander Gode von Aesch (Oesch) and Albert Einstein, Thomas Mann, Hans Speier, Manfred George, and others, 1940–68; manuscripts of works by Fritz von Unruh, Friderike Zweig, and others, undated; reviews of and publicity materials pertaining to books published; contracts; and some financial records. This Émigré publisher was located in New York City.
TORRENTE BALLESTER, GONZALO (1910–1999), writer
Papers, 1954–1964, .4 cubic ft. (MSS-029)
Includes two manuscripts written by the contemporary Spanish novelist and journalist Gonzalo Torrente Ballester while living in Madrid during the period 1947–64: (1) "Mi fuero interno" (or "My Inmost Conscience"), a three-volume journal kept from December 26, 1954, to June 7, 1964, in Franco's Spain; and (2) "Don Juan," two typescripts with manuscript changes and corrections, one of which was reviewed and cut by Spanish official censors but was nevertheless published without deletions in Barcelona in 1963. The author of twenty-seven novels, Torrente Ballester was a Distinguished Professor of Spanish Literature at the University at Albany from 1966 to 1970.
UNGAR, FREDERICK (1898–1989), publisher
Papers, 1940–88, 6 ft. (GER-092)
Correspondence with Bruno Bettlehem, Franz Rudolf Bienenfeld, Edward L. Ericson, Erich Fromm, Alexander Gode, Fritz Hochwälder, Norman Lear, Robert Lohan, Viktor Mateja, Thomas Mann, Jan Masaryk, Will Schaber (with translations into German), Joseph Liutpold Stern (with anuscripts of poetry), Ernst Waldinger, Marie Weiss, Thornton Wilder, `and others, 1940–84; notebooks, 1959–68; working materials for Ungar's unpublished German-English dictionary, 1945–57; and catalogs and other promotional publications of the Frederick Ungar Publishing Company, 1941–88. Ungar was born and educated in Vienna, where he founded Phaidon Verlag and Saturn Verlag. He founded the Frederick Ungar Publishing Company in 1941 and directed it from its offices in New York City for more than forty years. He edited or introduced many volumes on German and Austrian literature.
URZIDIL, JOHANNES (1896-1970), writer
Letters, 1946–70, .10 ft. (GER–094)
Photocopies of transcriptions of letters by Urzidil, born in Prague and transplanted to New York City in 1941, to Oskar and Elisabeth Schurer von Witzleben.
VOUGHT, SABRA W., librarian, writer
Papers, 1924, undated, .25 ft. (MSS-124)
Manuscripts of "The Story of the Mohawk Valley" (1924); addresses on history, undated; and two articles on school libraries, undated. Vought was supervisor of school libraries in Albany, New York.
Collection, 1952–77, 5 ft. (MSS-030)
Includes 151 television and film scripts, many with shooting schedules, and hand-written revisions, deletions, and annotations, 1952–77; and 46 movie posters, 78 still photographs, 39 lobby cards, and 4 pressbooks for 68 films, many of them produced by George Pal or directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1952–77. Emphasis is on science fiction, fantasy, adventure, light comedy, mystery, and intrigue. Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Fugitive, I Spy, The Invaders, and Science Fiction Theatre comprise two-thirds of the scripts collected by Walders.
WAMC/NORTHEAST PUBLIC RADIO
Records, 1981-2000, 6,795 audio recordings (APAP–138)
WAMC/Northeast Public Radio is a regional public radio network serving parts of seven northeastern states and is a member of National Public Radio and an affiliate of Public Radio International. The station's programs cover a number of issues including education, politics and government, the environment, health and medical issues, women's issues, and others. Some of the programs in the collection include: 51 Percent, The Best of Our Knowledge, The Book Show, Capitol Connection, Dancing on the Air, The Environment Show, The Health Show, The Law Show, Legislative Gazette, Media Project, Vox Pop, and other regular and special broadcasts.
WOLFF, KURT H. (1912–2003), sociologist
Manuscripts, 1937–52, .25 ft. (GER-098)
Hand-corrected typescripts of poetry (1937) and novels "Die Kügel" (1937) and "Organda" (1952) by Wolff, a sociologist who taught at Ohio State University and Brandeis University.
WOLFF, VICTORIA (1908–1992), writer
Manuscript, 1973, 1 vol. (GER-099)
Typescript of "Hass-Liebe-Hollywood: Meine dreissig Jahre als Underhund." The writer was a native of Heilbronn.
WRONKOW, GEORGE (1905–1989), journalist
Autobiography, undated, 1 vol. (GER–100)
Hand–corrected typescript of "Kleiner Mann in grossen Zeiten: Reportagen eines Lebens." A native of Berlin, Wronkow emigrated to the United States from France in 1938, wrote for the Émigré newspaper Aufbau, and worked as an American correspondent for German and Swiss newspapers and radio stations since 1950.
WRONKOW, LUDWIG (1902-1982), journalist, caricaturist
Papers, 1919-1985, .17 cubic ft. (GER-110)
Correspondence of Ursula Wronkow (widow), 1982-1985; typescripts of several poems by Wronkow, as well as typescript of his last article written for publication "Brasilia, 'Stadt der Zukunft'"; clippings of early cartoons; obituaries and memorial articles; clippings pertaining to the exile newspaper Aufbau. Ludwig Wronkow began his career in Berlin in 1919 as a freelance caricaturist and writer. He fled to Paris in 1933 where he continued his journalistic activities until emigrating to the U.S. in 1938. In that same year he joined the staff of the Aufbau, where he remained for 44 years until his death in 1982, serving as reporter, columnist, cartoonist and editor-in-chief of the newspaper.