M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives

GERMAN AND JEWISH INTELLECTUAL ÉMIGRÉ COLLECTION

Inventory of the
RICHARD PLANT
PAPERS, 1950-1981

(GER-074)

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Inventory Compiled on
December, 1980








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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 at City College of the City University of New York. The collections is arranged into three series: Series 1: Biographical Materials; Series 2: Correspondence; Series 3: Manuscripts; Series 4: Publications; Series 5: Articles about Plant; Series 6: Items used by Plant


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Series 1: Biographical Materials

1. "Biographical Sketch." Typed. 1p.

2. [Lists of publications, 1962-1978] 5p.


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Series 2: Correspondence

1. Autographed letter, signed, from John G. Lexa, New York, 1969 May 2 to Richard R. Plant. 1p., with envelope

2. Greeting cards, Christmas 1979, some with notes. 59 cards, plus leaflet from St. John's in the Village, Dec. 16 and 23, 1979.

3. Certificate of Appreciation from North Shore Kiwanis Club of S.I., May 21, 1969.


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Series 3: Manuscripts

1. Book reviews

a. "Schlock Heil." 5p. Carbon of typescript.

b. "Two Tales from the Lost "Shtetl." (Review of Becker, Jurek. Jacob the Liar. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, and Potok, Chaim. In the Beginning. Alfred A. Knopf. 4p. Carbon of Typescript. Handwritten note in ink: "Sold to Village Voice 1971 never printed!"

c. Simmel, Joh (!) Mar (!) Hurra Wir Leben noch. 3p. Typescript, with notes and corrections handwritten in ink. Handwritten note in ink: "November 1979 for Morrow report."

d. Wellershoff. The Siren. Typescript, with corrections handwritten in ink. 3p. Die sirene.' Typescript. 2p.

e. Nikitin Children - Typescript with handwritten notes and corrections in ink. 18p. (on 5 leaves)

2. Course material

a. "The Other Holocaust" [Proposal for Course at New School fall 1980]. Typescript with handwritten notes in ink. 1p.

b. Notes on a movie course 1965. 19p. Handwritten in ink.

3. Reviews of moving pictures

a. "Travolterei. Urban Cowboy in..." Typescript with handwritten corrections in ink. 2p.

b. "Apokalypse Mit Kind." Carbon of typescript. 3p. Another version. Typescript with handwritten corrections in ink. 3p.

c. "Fassbinders Apokalypse." Carbon of typescript. 2p. Another version. Typescript with handwritten corrections in ink. 2p.

d. "Dickens Heute Joseph Wambaughs "The Onion Field." Carbon of typescript. 2p. Another version. Typescript with handwritten corrections in ink. 2p.

e. "Des Feuers Macht - City on Fire." Typescript with handwritten corrections in ink. 2p. Carbon of typescript. 2p.

f. "Rainer Werner Fassbinders 'The Marriage of Maria Braun'." Carbon of typescript. 2p. Another version; "Chamaleon Fassbinder - The Marriage of Maria Braun." Typescript with handwritten corrections in ink. 2p.

g. "Panorama der Grausamkeit - Reinhard Hauffs 'Messer im Kopf'." Carbon of typescript with handwritten corrections in ink. 2p. Another version. Typescript with handwritten corrections in ink. 2p. Note: Aufbau April 1980.

h. "Ueber-Grosspapa. 'Just You and Me Kid'" Carbon of typescript. 2p.

4. Letters to editors.

a. "To the editor." Carbon of typescript with handwritten corrections in ink. 2p.

b. "To the editors of The New Yorker. Department of Amplification." Carbon of typescript with handwritten corrections in ink. 4p. Letter from Richard Plant, 1977 Oct. 22, to Mr. Fred Keefe, New York. Carbon of typescript. 1p. Autographed letter signed, from Fred Keefe, New York, 1977 Oct. 21, to Mr. Plant. Typescript. 1p.

5. Speeches

a. [Draft of speech re Sam Middlebrook] dinner, 1971 Jan.5. Typescript with handwritten additions in ink. 2p., (1L.)

6. Reviews of plays.

a. "La Nostalgic - Paganini von Lahar in ATH." Carbon of typescript. 2p. Note in ink: Aufbau January 1980. r Another version. Typescript with handwritten corrections in ink. 2p. Handwritten note in ink: 1st draft. For Aufbau Jan. 1980.

b. "Evita Peron: Uberhexi." Carbon of typescript. 2p. Another version. Typescript with handwritten corrections in ink. 2p.

c. "Jubiläum. 'War and Peace'." Carbon of typescript with handwritten correc-tions in ink. 2p. Another version. Typescript with handwritten corrections in ink. 2p. Note handwritten in ink: Aufbau - drafted 3/21/80.

d. "Besuch bei Gertrude." Carbon of typescript. 2p. Another version. Typescript with handwritten corrections in ink. 2p.

e. "The Dark At the Top of the Stairs." Carbon of typescript. 2p. Another version. Typescript with handwritten corrections in ink. 2p. Handwritten note in ink: Aufbau Nov. 79.

f. "Uberraschung aus Chicago. 'The Man in 605'." Carbon of typescript. 2p. Another version. Typescript with handwritten corrections in ink. 2 p.

g. "Bohemi ? 'Modiglianil'." Carbon of typescript. 2p. Handwritten note in ink: Aufbau Oct. 1979. Another version. Typescript with handwritten notes in red ink. 2p.

h. "'Being There'". Carbon of typescript. 3P. Handwritten note in ink: Print-ed Aufbau Dec. 4, 80. Another version. Typescript with handwritten notes in ink. 2p. Handwritten note in ink: Dem ersten Film. Aufbau Dec. 79.

i. "A Milestone - Martin Sherman's BENT." Carbon of typescript. 4p. Hand-written note in ink: Advocate Feb. 15, 1980. Draft. Typescript with handwritten corrections in ink. 5P. Handwritten note in ink: 2 versions written for Advocate Dec. 1979 unpublished. Draft. Typescript with handwritten corrections in ink. 3P. Draft. Typescript with handwritten corrections in ink. 3P. Handwritten note in ink: 1st. US Aufbau. "Bent." Draft. Typescript with handwritten corrections in ink. 3P. Handwritten note in ink: Mr. Martin Sherman.

j. "Zuviel Fitz? Tom Stoppards 'Doggs Hamlet'." Carbon of typescript. 3P. Draft. Typescript with handwritten corrections in ink. 2p.

k. "Shaw a La Russe. Bernard Shaws 'Heartbreak House'." Carbon of typescript 2p. Draft. Typescript with handwritten corrections in ink. 2p. Handwritten note in ink: Aufbau April 1980.

l. "Falsch Verbunden. 'Musical Chairs'." Carbon of typescript. 2p. Draft. Typescript with handwritten corrections in ink. 2p. Handwritten note in ink: Aufbau My 1980.

m. "Geleilte Freud' ... 'A Day in Hollywood'". Carbon of typescript. 2p. Handwritten note in ink: April Aufbau 1980. Draft. Typescript with handwritten corrections in ink. 2p. Handwritten note in ink: 3 Mai 1980 Aufbau.

n. "Endstation Wahnsinn. 'Clothes for a Summer Hotel'." Carbon of typescript. 2p. Draft. Typescript with handwritten corrections in ink. 2p. Handwritten note in ink: Aufbau.

o. "Miniaturen. 'Reunion'." Carbon of typescript. 2p.

p. "UnverwustIlicher Hamlet." Draft. Typescript with handwritten corrections in ink. 2p. Handwritten note in ink: Aufbau December 1979.

q. "Gut Konserviert. 'The Incomparable Max'." Draft. Typescript with hand-written corrections in ink. 2p. Handwritten note in ink: Tried [?]Aufbau June 1980. Titel (!) Maximum Max.

r. "Eifersucht ist eine Leidenschaft ... Carny," Draft. Typescript with hand-written corrections in ink. 2p.

7. Senor Freund and Senor Marx

a. Typescript with handwritten corrections in ink. 5P. Handwritten note in ink: Version 6 - short - short.

b. Carbon of typescript. 5P.

c. Typescript with handwritten corrections in ink. 11p.

d. "vs6 redo, more tension." Typescript with handwritten corrections in ink. 6p. Handwritten note in ink: Senor Freund & Senor Marx.

e. "vs2 Senor Freud y Senor Marx". Typescript with handwritten corrections in ink. 10p.

f. Typescript. Handwritten corrections in ink. pp.1 and 3. Handwritten note in red ink: Sketch written 1972 unpublished.

g. "vs3 for heavens sake!" Typescript with handwritten corrections in ink. 5p.

h. Carbon of typescript. (Crossed out) 1p. Page 1 of 'f' above.

8. Miscellaneous

a. "Times Versuch". - Three Survivors of the gay genocide. Typescript with handwritten changes in ink. 5P. 2 version. Typescript with handwritten changes in ink. 3P. Handwritten note in ink: For Times O.P.E.D. December 1979 attempt.

b. "Next Phase: The Hegel-in." Carbon of typescript. 4p.; typescript of p.4 with handwritten corrections in ink. Handwritten note in ink: Parody piece submitted to New Yorker [?] rejected 1968.

c. "Early notes on project Gottfried Keller - unfinished." 12p. on 6 leaves. Handwritten in ink.


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Series 4: Publications

a. Aufbau [128 clippings, 5 photocopies]. 1966-1980.

b. Christopher Street (July/August 1980). Cover, p.46-49. Photocopy ("Schlock Heil" [Review of Berthold Hinz Art in the Third Reich]

c. The City College Alumnus (March 62). ("A Cold Place?" pp.6-8, with photograph of Richard Plant) 5 copies

d. Frankfurter All_gemeine Zeitung. ("Die unbekannte Paterstadt.")

e. The German Quarterly V. 33, no.2 (March 1960):125-131. ("The World of Heinrich Boll..") 5 copies

f. The Germanic Review (February 1950):13-25. ("Notes on Arthur Schnitzler's Literary Technique.") 5 copies

g. The Germanic Review (January 1971):81-83. (Review of William H. Rey, Arthur- Schnitzler.) (Die spate Prosa als Gipfel seines Schaffens. Berlin:Erich Schmidt, 1968) 5 copies

h. Inquiry(Feb. 4, 1980): Cover, p.28-30. [Photocopy]. ("Men with pink triangles.' Review of Bent, by Martin Sherman.)

i. Modern Language Quarterly v.19 no.1 (March 1958): Title page, p.60-70. ("Gessler and Tell: Psychological Patterns in Schiller's Wilhelm Tell.") 5 copie

j. The New York Times Book Review (Nov. 7, 1954). ("Literary Letter from West Germany.")

k. Post (5/19/74) (Tallmer, Jerry. "Daily Closeup - Hitler as History". [Richard Plant translating for interviewee]).

1. Saturday Review 46 no.10 (March 9, 1963): 35-36. ("Rhythms of Pandemonium" - [Review of Gunther Grass The Tin Drum])

m. The Village Voice (July 21, 1975): 38-39. ("Minor Key." [Review of The Hesse/Mann Letters: The Correspondence of Hermann Hesse and Thomas Mann, 1910 1955]) [Photocopy] 2 copies

n. Die Welt (4 Februar 1965): 48. ("Seltsamer Ulysses aus Chikago." [Review of Saul Bellow Herzog.] 1 clipping of original, 2 photocopies.


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Series 5: Articles about Plant

a. Cournor, John. "The Dragon in the Forest." (Book Reviews) [Clipping]

b. "Prof. R. Plant spricht heute über Moritaten." In N.Y. Staats-Zeitung und Herold (22 März 1965):13.

c. "Die Amerikaner bluben bei Hesse und Grass." In Frankfurter Allegemeine Zeitung (27 November 1976). [Clipping of original, and photocopy]


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Series 6: Items used by Plant
a. Morris, Ivan. "Prisoners of Conscience." In New York Times, p.33. [Clipping]

b. Scheffel, Helmut. "Die Übersetzer and die besten Leser. Überselzer-Tagung in Bergneustadt." (Feuilleton). In Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. [Clipping of original and photocopy]


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