M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives


Finding Aid for the
PAPERS, 1891-1967


For reference queries contact Grenander Department Reference staff or (518)-437-3935

Finding Aid Compiled by
Martha R. von der Gathen
October 15, 1992

Revised by
Sandra Hunt Hawrylchak
July 2005
February 2006


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ACQUISITION: All items in this manuscript group were donated to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, by Gisela Blauner-Graf in December 1991.

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Biographical Sketch

Chronology of Events

Scope and Content Note

Series Description

Box and Folder List:

Oskar Maria Graf Papers
Biographical Sketch

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Oskar Maria Graf was born on July 22, 1894 in Berg on Lake Starnberg in Bavaria, Germany. He was the youngest son of the eight surviving children of baker Max Graf and Therese Heimrath. Graf's father was successful as a baker, providing a comfortable home and surroundings for the Graf family. Oskar entered elementary school in Berg in 1900, however shortly after his father's death in 1905, he began an apprenticeship in the family bakery under his older brother Max. Although Oskar endured nearly five years under the strict supervision of his brother, in 1911, to escape the beatings of his brother, he ran away to Munich where he joined a Bohemian group. He made connections with the anarchist circle "Die Tat" and in 1912 tramped to the Tessin region in southern Switzerland to join an anarchist colony. He became disillusioned with the colony and returned to Munich. During this time, supporting himself with odd jobs, he began to write poems and short stories. It wasn't until 1914, however, that he was able to get several of his poems published in the expressionist periodical Die Aktion (Berlin).

Graf was drafted into the German army in 1915 to serve on the Eastern Front. Graf went on a hunger strike, feigning insanity, until he was finally committed to a mental institution. By 1916, he was both released from the mental institution and discharged from military service. Graf returned to Munich where he worked in a factory and wrote reviews for the Munich newspaper München-Augsburg Abendzeitung. In 1918, Graf published his first major work, Wir sind Revolutionäre, married his first wife, Karoline Bretting, with whom he had a daughter, his only child, Annemarie, a year later. In 1918, he also met Mirjam Sachs, the cousin of poetess Nelly Sachs, who would later become his second wife. Later in the same year, he took part in anti-war demonstrations, and in 1919 participated in a revolution which resulted in the short-lived Soviet Bavarian Republic, and, after its defeat, was imprisoned for his participation.

In 1920 Graf became the dramatic producer of the Socialist worker's theater "Die neue Bühne" in Munich, and in 1922, published both Frühzeit and Zur freundlichen Erinnerung, with his Bayrisches Lesebücherl following in 1924. It wasn't until 1927, however, that Graf gained international recognition with the publication Wir sind Gefangene. Graf continued to write, publishing Das bayrische Dekameron in 1928 and Kalender-Geschichten in 1929, followed by of Bolwieser: Roman eines Ehemanns in 1931 and Notizbuch des Provinzschriftstellers Oskar Maria Graf in 1932.

In the early months of 1933 Graf was on a lecture tour in Austria. It was during this time, shortly after Hitler's rise to power, that the Nazis ordered the first of the book burnings. With the exception of Prisoner's All, however, Graf's books were recommended rather than burned by the Nazi regime. This prompted Graf to write his famous "Verbrennt mich!" ("Burn me too"), perhaps one of the most famous anti-Nazi statements, which was published in the Wiener Arbeiter-Zeitung on May 22, 1933. Graf remained in Austria in exile, where he lived until 1934, working as co-editor of the German expatriate journal Neue deutsche Blätter. In 1934, after having participated in a political uprising of Austrian workers against the Engelbert Dollfuss regime, Graf escaped to (Brno) Czechoslovakia, where he remained until 1938. He left for a short period to attend the First Congress of Socialist Writers in Moscow, but returned to Brno where he continued to write. Graf's novel Anton Sittinger was published in 1937 by the German exile publishing company Malik in London.

In 1938, Graf left Europe without his wife and child and fled to New York City. Mirjam Sachs followed Graf to New York, however it wasn't until 1944 that Karoline agreed to a divorce and the couple finally married. Graf's only daughter, Annemarie, remained in Germany to be raised by his mother, and eventually joined a German Youth organization under Hitler called the Bund Deutscher Mädchen (BDM). Graf, who was vehemently opposed to Hitler, was never close to his daughter and there are no letters in the collection between Graf and his daughter. While in New York, Graf made speeches before German-American groups and wrote regularly for the New York City German-language newspaper Aufbau, edited by his wife's brother, Manfred George. He also became president of the German-American Writer's Association during this period.

For a short time Graf lived in the artist colony Yaddo, near Saratoga Springs in upstate New York, where he completed work on the German version of his novel The Life of My Mother (Das Leben meiner Mutter), which portrayed life in Germany from the Bismarck era to the time of Hitler. He followed this with the publication of Unruhe um einen Friedfertigen, the story of a Jewish cobbler killed by the Nazis after having lived for many years fully integrated into the life of a Bavarian village.

Graf was unable to return to Germany immediately following the war. Not only had the Hitler regime revoked his German citizenship, but he was also unwilling to sign American citizenship papers because it would require him to bear arms. Finally in 1958, after the removal of the clause on bearing arms, Graf became an American citizen, and with his American passport, he was able to revisit Germany, and did so four times before his death.

Graf's second wife, Mirjam, died in 1959 after a long battle with breast cancer. He never wished to return permanently to Germany, claiming he did not like the "New Germany" and having become extremely comfortable in his exile home of New York. He never mastered the English language, primarily because as a writer he wanted his German to remain "pure". He established a regular German "Stammtisch" called "Die blaue Donau" in New York, and in 1962, married fellow exile Gisela Blauner, who had earned her Ph.D. in jurisprudence in Germany before being exiled. In 1964 Graf became corresponding member of the German Akademie der Künste (Academy for Arts) in Berlin.

Oskar Maria Graf died on June 25, 1967 in New York City of complications arising from pneumonia. His ashes were buried a year later in Munich, June 28, 1968. Graf was survived by his third wife, Gisela, who assisted in publishing new editions of his works and organized exhibitions devoted to displaying his life and works. His daughter, Annemarie Koch, and granddaughter Ricarda reside in Germany.

Oskar Maria Graf Papers
Chronology of Events

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1891 Born on July 22 in Berg on Lark Starnberg, Bavaria, Germany.
1900 Entered elementary school in Berg.
1906 Began apprenticeship in the bakery of his oldest brother, Max.
1911 Ran away from home with the intention of becoming a free-lance writer in Munich; worked at different odd jobs, making connections with the anarchist circle "Die Tat".
1912 Traveled to the Tessin region of southern Switzerland with friend, the painter Georg Schrimpf, to join an anarchist colony; returned to Munich after becoming disillusioned with the anarchists.
1914 Publication of poems in the Expressionist periodical Die Aktion (Berlin).
Drafted to military service after the outbreak of World War I.
1915 Served as a soldier on the Eastern front; after a hunger strike and feigned insanity, is placed in mental institution.
1916 Discharged from mental institution and also from military service (September).
1917 Worked in a factory in Munich, while writing reviews for the München-Augsburger Abendzeitung.
1918 First marriage to Karoline Bretting; publication of Die Revolutionäre; participation in anti-war demonstrations in Munich; meets Mirjam Sachs.
1919 Birth of daughter Annemarie; participation in the "Soviet Bavarian Republic" and temporary imprisonment after its defeat.
1922 Publication of Frühzeit: Jugenderlebnisse and Zur freundlichen Erinnerung.
1924 Publication of Bayrisches Lesebücherl: Weissblaue Kulturbilder.
1927 Publication of Wir sind Gefangene.
1928 Publication of Das bayrische Dekameron.
1929 Publication of Kalender-Geschichten.
1931 Publication of Bolwieser: Roman eines Ehemanns.
1932 Publication of Notizbuch des Provinzschriftstellers Oskar Maria Graf.
Feb. 17, 1933 begins lecture tour to Vienna, Austria; publication of anti-Nazi article "Verbrennt mich!" in the Wiener Arbeiter-Zeitung on May 11; books are banned in Germany shortly thereafter; co-editor of Neue Deutsche Blätter (Prague).
1934 Participation in the political uprising of Austrian workers and escape to Brno, Czechoslovakia; attends the first Congress of Socialist Writers in Moscow, Aug.-Sept.; returns to Brno.
1935 Publication of Der harte Handel: Ein bayrischer Bauernroman.
1936 Publication of Der Abgrund: Ein Zeitroman.
January 1937 Co-signer of the appeal to form the German popular front; publication of novel Anton Sittinger.
1938 June, attends International P.E.N. Congress in Prague as representative in exile of the German P.E.N. Club; emigrates to the U.S. (New York); becomes President of the German-American Writers Association (G.A.W.A.).
1940 Publication of The Life of My Mother; conducts political speeches before German-American organizations and contributes regularly to the New York German-Jewish newspaper Aufbau.
1944 Co-founder of the exile publishing house Aurora with Wieland Herzfelde and others; marriage to Mirjam Sachs.
1946 First German edition of Das Leben meiner Mutter.
1947 Publication of the novel Unruhe um einen Friedfertigen.
1949 Publication of Die Eroberung der Welt: Roman einer Zukunft.
1958 Becomes an American citizen and returns to Germany for the first time.
1959 Death of Mirjam Sachs Graf; publication of Die Flucht ins Mittelmässige: Ein New Yorker Roman.
1960 Receives honorary doctorate degree from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan; second visit to Germany.
1961 Publication of An manchen Tagen: Reden, Gedanken und Zeitbetrachtungen.
1962 Marriage to Gisela Blauner.
1964 Third visit to Germany; becomes a corresponding member of the German Academy of Arts in East Berlin.
1965 Last visit to Germany.
1966 Publication of Gelächter von aussen: Aus meinem Leben 1918-33.
1967 Death on June 25.
1968 Burial of Graf's ashes on June 28 in Munich, Germany.

Oskar Maria Graf Papers
Scope and Content Note

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The Oskar Maria Graf Papers consist primarily of photocopies of Graf's works (originals at the Staatsbibliothek, Munich); correspondence (primarily copies, some originals); large collection of newspaper clippings about Graf; numerous photographs of Graf, his family and acquaintances. The collection also contains correspondence of Gisela Graf, much of it concerning the collection of materials pertaining to her late husband and exhibitions of Graf materials after his death. The collection is divided into 8 series: Biographical materials and documents; Correspondence of Oskar Maria Graf; Correspondence of Gisela Graf; Writings of Graf; Newspaper and magazine articles (clippings), 1930-1988, about all aspects of Graf's life and death, including birthday celebrations, obituaries, burial site, commemorations of the day of his death, etc.; Exhibition materials; Miscellaneous materials collected by Gisela Graf; Photographs and drawings.

Oskar Maria Graf Papers
Series Descriptions

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Series 1: Biographical materials, documents, 1934-1989. 32 file folders.

The biographical materials in this series are a mixture of items from Graf's own files as well as materials were collected by Gisela Graf after his death. Included in the series are a large number of address files, citizenship materials, biographical and autobiographical statements by Oskar Maria and Gisela Graf, two scrapbooks of clippings by other authors collected by Graf, Graf's American passport, and miscellaneous financial documents.

Series 2: Correspondence of Oskar Maria Graf, 1920-1985. 149 file folders, arranged alphabetically.

The correspondence in this series consists almost exclusively of photocopies of Graf's letters to and from prominent individuals collected by Mrs. Graf after his death. (Letters of Gisela Graf which continue Graf's correspondence after his death are also included in this series.) Included is a small amount of correspondence with family members, as well as correspondence with: Johannes R. and Lilly Becher, Siegfried Bernfeld, Heinrich Böll, Hermann Broch, Ferdinand Bruckner, Albert Ehrenstein, Albert Einstein, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Lion and Marta Feuchtwanger, Gustav and Else Fischer, Bruno Frank, Leonhard Frank, Günter Grass, Hugo Hartung, Th. Th. Heine, Hermann Hesse, Franz Jung, Prinz Hubertus zu Löwenstein, Erika, Heinrich, Katja, Klaus and Thomas Mann, Robert Neumann, Rudolf Olden, Rolf Recknagel, Erich Maria Remarque, Will Schaber, Dorothy Thompson, Sergei Tretiakov, Fritz von Unruh, Berthold Viertel, Ernst Waldinger, Wendell L. Wilkie.

Series 3: Correspondence of Gisela Blauner Graf, 1967-1987. 107 file folders, arranged alphabetically.

The Gisela Graf correspondence files date predominately from the time of her husband's death until 1986. It is a mixture of originals, carbons and photocopies; much of the correspondence deals with the posthumous publication of her husband's works and exhibitions concerning his life and career. Correspondents include: Jean Améry, Günther Anders, Eric Bentley, Ernst Bloch, Hilde Domin, Walter and Anne-Marie Fabian, Erich Fromm, Helmut Hirsch, Uwe Johnson, Mascha Kaléko, Alfred Kantorowicz, Hermann Kesten, Annemarie Koch (Graf's daughter by his first marriage), Ernst Lothar, Helmut Pfanner and the University of New Hampshire, Johannes and Gertrude Urzidil, Walter Wicclair, and Carl Zuckmayer.

Series 4: Published and unpublished writings of Oskar Maria Graf, 1919-1967. 378 file folders, arranged alphabetically.

This series contains copies of Graf's published and unpublished writings, either in typescript or published form. The novels and story collections are listed first, followed by unpublished longer works, essays and short stories, and miscellaneous other pieces last. The series contains a mixture of original and carbon typescripts, clippings of published writings, and reviews of the individual works.

Series 5: Adaptations, secondary materials about Oskar Maria Graf, 1920-1990. 52 file folders, arranged chronologically.

This series consists primarily of clippings of articles about Graf over eight decades, including general articles, as well as numerous commemorative articles on birthdays and anniversaries of his death. Also included are typescripts of a number of articles discussing Graf and his works.

Series 6: Oskar Maria Graf Exhibitions, 1972-1988. 30 file folders, arranged chronologically.

This series consists of materials pertaining to exhibits of Graf and his work, and includes materials from the exhibits themselves, as well as notes and ideas by Gisela Graf in her efforts to assist with the exhibitions.

Series 7: Miscellaneous materials on organizations, topics. 9 file folders.

This series contains materials pertaining to the organizations in which Graf was involved, primarily during his years in the United States.

Series 8: Photographs and drawings, 1911-1984. 24 file folders.

This series contains hundreds of photographs, drawings and reproductions of paintings, which document all aspects of Graf's life, his family, his colleagues and friends, and exhibitions of his works.

Oskar Maria Graf Papers
Box and Folder List

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Series 1: Biographical materials, documents, 1934-1989

Box 1

1. Address books, Germany and United States.
2. Addresses - loose pages, cards, etc.
3. Addresses - Germany.
4. Addresses - Other.
5. Addresses for invitations.
6. Addresses for new books.
7. Autobiographical statements by Graf.
8. Fragmentary biographical and autobiographical statements, 1983 and undated
9. Biographical statements by Gisela Graf, 1983 and undated
10. Bibliographies of published and unpublished works by Oskar Maria Graf.
11. Spiral notebook containing alphabetical listing of Graf's writings (by Graf).
12. Photocopy of front page of Reichsanzeiger, depriving Graf of German citizenship, March 29, 1934.
13. Documents concerning Graf's citizenship (U.S.), 1950-1958.
14. Contents of Graf's Manhattan office, undated
15. Contents of Graf's safe, Chemical Bank, 113 St. & Broadway, New York.
16. Scrapbook of clippings, pasted over pages of diary dated 1940.
17. Scrapbook of clippings, pasted over pages of diary dated 1954.
18. Invitations, Oskar Maria Graf and Gisela Graf, 1938-1984.
19. Medical notes, correspondence, 1960-1975.
20. Lectures given by Graf. Advertisements, posters, newspaper clippings.
21. "Meine Lieblingsgedichte". Collection of Graf's favorite poems.
22. Passport, American; passport application papers.
23. Honorary degree, Wayne State University, 1960.
24. Transcripts of interviews by Graf.
25. Stationery items; copy of Graf''s signature.
26. Miscellaneous financial records, check stubs.
27. German tax records of Gisela Graf, 1977-1989.
28. Starnberg/Starnbergersee materials (Graf's birthplace).
29. Memorabilia, including postcards.
30. Graf books sold to Boston University, Sept. 1988.
31-32. Miscellaneous advertisements.

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Series 2: Correspondence of Oskar Maria Graf, 1920-1985

Box 2

Correspondence with family members:
1. Blauner, Jack (brother-in-law), 1949-1979.
2. Glaser, Peter & Hildegard (cousins), 1966-1979.
3. Graf, Mauraus (brother), 1933-1965.
4. Graf, Mirjam (Mary) Sachs (second wife). Correspondence, death notices, 1934-1960.
5. Graf, Therese (mother), 1933.

Correspondence with contemporaries, publishers:
6. Akademie der Künste, Berlin (Walther Huder), 1957-1967.
7. American Guild for German Cultural Freedom, 1938-1939.
8. Andersch, Alfred, 1965-1976.
9. Angelus, Oskar, 1966.
10. Auernheimer, Raoul, 1939.
11. Aufbau/Reconstruction, 1960.
12. Aufbau-Verlag (Berlin), 1956-1966.
13. Augstein, Rudolf (Der Spiegel), 1964-1965.
14. Bab, Julius, 1933.
15. Baer, Jack, 1941-1976.
16. Becher, Johannes R., 1936-1958.
17. Becher, Lilly, 1958-1959.
18. Beimler, Hans, 1936.
19. Ben-gavriel, M. Y., 1936.
20. Berendsohn, Walter A., 1939-1958.
21. Bernfeld, Siegfried, 1940-1941, 1975.
22. Böll, Heinrich, 1963-1966, 1973-1975; also clippings.
23. Brandenburg, Hans, 1949-1950.
24. Brandenburg Polster, Dora, 1950.
25. Branz, Lotte & Gottfried, 1957-1967.
26. Breitenbach, Josef, 1955, 1969; also catalog.
27. Broch, Hermann, 1940.
28. Bruckner, Ferdinand, 1943-1944.
29. Verlag Die Brücke, 1967.
30. Bruegel, F., 1942-1943.
31. Craener, Vera, 1942 (published).
32. Dabringhaus, Erhard, 1955-1957, 1973, 1975.
33. Dietrich, Rudolf Adrian, 1950 (transcript).
34. Döblin, Alfred, 1926.
35. Dubský, B., 1935.
36. Eberle, Josef, 1963-1966, 1980.
37. Ehrenstein, Albert, 1938-1939.
38. Einstein, Albert, 1940-1954.
39. Eisler, Hanns, undated.
* Elster, Hans Martin see P.E.N. Club
40. Enzensberger, Hans Magnus, 1966-1967.
41. Epstein, Julius, 1939.
42. Fackeltraeger-Verlag (Hannover), 1965-1967.
43. Felder, Josef, 1952-1964, 1980-1981.
44. Feuchtwanger, Lion & Marta, 1937-1980.
45. Fischer, Gustav & Else, 1942-1967.
46. Fischer, Ruth & Ernst, 1934.
47. Frank, Bruno, 1933-1942.
48. Frank, Leonhard, 1952-1953.
49. Friedenthal, Richard, 1964-1966, 1972-1975.
50. Fry, Varian (Centre Americain de Secours), 1940.
51. George, Manfred, 1939, 1958.
52. Gerson, Tove, 1963-1967, 1974-1979.
53. Grass, Günter, 1963-1966.
54. Grosshut, Friedrich Sally, 1962.
55. Grünberg, Isabella, 1937.
56. Günther, Joachim (Sigbert Mohn Verlag), 1964-1965.
57. Guttenbrunner, Michael, 1958-1966.
58. Habe, Hans, 1965.
59. [Haftel], Eugen, 1963-1964.
60. Hardt, Ludwig, 1938.
61. Hartung, Hugo, 1946-1968; death notice (1972).
62. Heine, Th. Th., 1933-1935.
63. Held, Hans Ludwig, 1963.
64. Herzfelde, Wieland, 1949, 1963.
65. Hesse, Hermann, 1946-1971.
66. Heuss, Theodor, 1954, undated.
67. Hindemith, Paul, 1945.
68. Hochhuth, Rolf, 1963.
69. Hoegner, Wilhelm, 1945-1953.
70. Höllriegel, Arnold, 1938.
71. Hofheinz, E., 1967.
72. Hohenemser, Herbert, 1964.
73. Horvath, Ödon, [1933].
74. Howell, Soskin, Publishers, Inc., 1940-1943.
75. Ja-Press (Zürich), 1967.
76. Jens, Walter, 1963-1964, 1975-1976.
77. Jung, Franz, 1961.
78. Keprda, Franz, 1946-1966, 1978-1984.
79. Knoeringen, Waldemar von, 1964.
80. Kohn, Hein, 1954-1963, 1970-1974.
81. Kolmsperger, Max, 1963, 1969, 1977.
     Kolmsperger, Anna
82. Leiser, Erwin, 1962.
83. Liepman, Ruth, 1966, 1980.
84. Lips, Julius, 1928.
85. Loewenstein, Prinz Hubertus zu, 1934-1946.
86. Lowe, Ruth Norden, 1964.
87. Luitpold, Josef, 1963-1964.
88. Mann, Erika, 1938.
89. Mann, Heinrich, 1936-1948.
90. Mann, Katja, 1955-1965, 1970-1975.
91. Mann, Klaus, 1933-1939.
92. Mann, Thomas, 1938-1955.
93. Manschinger, Kurt & Elisabeth, 1938-1959.
94. Marcuse, Ludwig, 1954.
95. Meckauer, Walter, 1958.
96. Meyer, Heinrich, 1967.
97. Michäelis, Karin, 1943.
98. Mileck, Joseph, 1964-1965.
99. Minder, Robert, 1966-1967, 1980.
100. Mitterer, Erika, 1966.
101. Müller, Erich, 1947.
102. Muschg, Walter, 1965.
103. Nabold, Fritz (Nest-Verlag), 1965-1966.
104. Neumann, Alfred, undated.
105. Neumann, Robert, 1963.
106. Niederland, Dr., 1954.
107. Olden, Rudolf, 1933-1938.
108. "Open Letter to His Holiness, Pope Paul VI", 1965.
109. P.E.N. Club (Rudolf Olden, Hans Martin Elster, Ödon Horvath, Johannes Tralow), 1933-1951.
109a. Penzoldt, Ernst, 1949.
110. Pfeiler, William K., 1960.
111. Preminger, Otto, 1961.
112. Recknagel, Rolf, 1967, 1969-1985.
113. Reet, Marion, 1959.
114. Reichsstelle für Förderung des deutschen Schrifttums (Nazi), 1933.
115. Remarque, Erich Maria, 1963-1964.
116. Renn, Ludwig, 1942.
117. Rilke, Rainer Maria, 1919.
118. Roda Roda, Alexander, undated.
119. Rosenwald, Kurt, 1933-1958.
120. Schaber, Will, 1963-1967, 1973-1985.
121. Scharoun, President, undated.
122. Schmidt, Eugen, 1951.
123. Schoeller, Wilfried F., 1966, 1974-1981.
     Schoeller, Reinhild
124. Schröder-Kiewert, Walter, 1947-1960.
125. Schütte, Ernst, 1965-1967, 1971.
126. Schutzverband deutscher Schriftsteller (SDS), 1933.
127. Stone, Judy, 1967.
128. Thompson, Dorothy, 1938.
129. Tietz, Josef, 1960-1964.
130. Tretiakov (Tretjakov), Sergei & Olga, 1934-1937.
131. Unruh, Fritz von, 1949, 1955.
132. Verlag Kurt Desch, 1947-1967.
133. Viertel, Berthold, 1939.
134. Vogel, Hans-Jochen, 1966, 1970-1975.
135. Voigt, Rudolf, 1945-1953 (published).
136. von der Heydt, 1963, 1968.
137. Wach, Oscar, 1955-1958.
138. Waldinger, Ernst, 1947-1967.
139. Waldo, Hilde, 1966.
140. Warnecke, Robert, 1931 (transcript).
141. Wilhelm, Kurt, 1966-1967.
142. Wilkie, Wendell L., 1944.
143. Wulff, Catalina W. de, 1948, 1958.
144. Birthday greetings.
145. Publishers, newspapers, 1920-1966.
146. Radio and television stations, 1964-1967.
147. Miscellaneous, 1927-1967.

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Series 3: Correspondence of Gisela Blauner Graf, 1967-1987

Box 2 (continued)

148 A, miscellaneous
149. Aicher-Scholl, Inge, 1978.
150. Aigner, Bruno, 1977-1978.
151. Akademie der Künste, Berlin (Walther Huder), 1967-1986.
152. Améry, Jean, 1976-1977.
153. Anders, Günther, 1971.
154. Andersch, Alfred.
155. B, miscellaneous
156. Bauer, Gerhard, 1981-1989.
157. Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich,1968-1987.
158. Becher, Ulrich, 1979.
159. Bentley, Eric, 1970-1971.
160. Bittner-Simmet, Magda, 1977-1978.
161. Bloch, Ernst, 1975-1976.
162. Brainin, Fritz, 1980.
163. Brandt, Willy, 1978.
164. Büchergilde Gutenberg, 1969-1986.
165. Burger, Eric (Internationaler Schutzverband deutschsprachiger Schriftsteller, ISDS), 1978-1979.
166. C, miscellaneous

Box 3

1. D, miscellaneous
2. Die Deutsche Bibliothek (Brita Eckert, Werner Berthold), 1972-1979.
3. Dollinger, Hans (Süddeutscher Verlag), 1967-1980.
4. Dollinger, Hans (Süddeutscher Verlag), 1981-1991.
5. Domin, Hilde, 1976, 1978.
6. E, miscellaneous
7. F, miscellaneous
8. Fabian, Walter & Anne-Marie, 1974-1980.
9. Floch, Toni, 1978-1981.
10. Frank, Charlott, 1968-1973.
11. Fromm, Erich, 1964.
12. G, miscellaneous
13. Guggenheim, Felix, 1968.
14. H, miscellaneous
15. Hans, Jan, 1976.
16. Hartung, Sigyn, 1972-1977.
17. Heintz, Georg, 1976-1977.
18. Hertin, Paul W., 1972-1982.
19. Hirsch, Helmut, 1980.
20. Homann, Ursula, 1987.
21. Huntington, Isa.
22. I, J, miscellaneous
23. Johnson, Uwe, 1975.
24. K, miscellaneous
25. Kaléko, Mascha, 1974.
26. Kantorowicz, Alfred, 1974-1975.
27. Kaufmann, Ulrich, 1977-1980.
28. Kesten, Hermann, 1974-1976.
29. Kirsten, Wulf, 1978-1981.
30. Koch, Annemarie (Graf's daughter), 1976-1991.
31. L, miscellaneous
32. Lamm, Hans, 1969.
33. Lothar, Ernst, 1968.
34. M, miscellaneous
35. Marks, Helen, 1968-1969.
36. Metzdorf, Robert, 1968.
37. Meyer, Heinrich, 1969.
38. Mierendorff, Marta, 1974-1980.
39. Morton, Frederic, 1979.
40. Müller, Franz, 1969.
41. N, O, miscellaneous
42. Noel, Camillo, 1968-1969.
43. Ostfeld, Leo, 1966-1979.
44. P, miscellaneous
45. Pfanner, Helmut F., 1967-1986.
46. Pinthus, Kurt, 1968-1973.
47. R, miscellaneous
48. Ramsauer, Ulrike, 1982-1986.
49. S, miscellaneous
50. Stein, Liselotte.
51. T, miscellaneous
52. U, V, miscellaneous
53. University of New Hampshire, 1870-1981.
54. University of New Hampshire, 1983-1988.
55. Urzidil, Johannes & Gertrude, 1969.
56. Verlag Kurt Desch, 1967-1971.
57. Verlag Kurt Desch, 1972-1977.
58. Verlag Kurt Desch. Royalty statements, 1968-1975.
59. Verlag Kurt Desch. Clippings.
60. W, miscellaneous
61. Walser, Martin, 1975-1976.
62. Walter, Hans-Albert, 1972-1980.
63. Wartenberg, Carla, 1978-1981.
64. Wicclair, Walter, 1974.
65. Wiesner, Annemarie, 1978-1979.
66. Wronkow, Ludwig, 1977.
67. Z, miscellaneous
68. Zimmermann, Hanns, 1969-1974.
69. Zuckmayer, Carl, 1974-1976.
70. Unidentified
71. Condolence letters, 1967-1968.
72. Graf's grave site in Munich, 1967-1980.
73. Graf's 80th birthday, 1974.
74. 10th anniversary of Graf's death, 1977.
75. 20th anniversary of Graf's death, 1987.
76. Exhibits, Europe.
77. Exhibits, U.S.
78. Newspapers, 1967-1978.
79. Ph.D. and M.A. candidates, 1967-1985.

Box 4

1. Publishers, literary agents, 1967-1975.
2. Publishers, literary agents, 1976-1979.
3. Publishers, literary agents, 1980-1990.
4. Radio and television stations, 1967-1979.
5. Radio and television stations, 1980-1991.
6. Radio and television stations, undated and letter fragments.
7. Records (Schallplatten) of Oskar Maria Graf, 1967-1972.
8. Verwerfungsgesellschaft WORT, 1975-1981.
9. Zeitungs-Ausschnitt-Büro, 1966-1981.

Oskar Maria Graf Papers
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Series 4: Published and unpublished writings of Oskar Maria Graf, 1919-1967

Box 4 (continued)

Published novels, short story collections:
10. Der Abgrund (1935). Photocopy of published book with corrections, pp. 1-200.
11. Der Abgrund, pp. 201-400.
12. Der Abgrund, pp. 401-end.
13. Der Abgrund .Changes to text.
14. Der Abgrund / The Abyss. Reviews, critiques in English and in German.
15. Altmodische Gedichte eines Dutzendmenschen (1962). Reviews.
16. Amen und Anfang (1919). Reviews.
17. An manchen Tagen (1985).Reviews.
18. An manchen Tagen :"Verbrennt mich!" (p. 14). Typescript.
19. An manchen Tagen :"Dem Andenken Ludwig Thoma" (p. 48). Typescript, reviews.
20. An manchen Tagen :"Etwas über den Bayrischen Humor" (p. 76). Typescripts, clippings.
21. An manchen Tagen: "Erste Begegnung mit Schiller"/"In Honor of Schiller" (p. 126). Clipping of German version, typescript of English version.
22. An manchen Tagen: "Über das wesentliche Lesen" (p. 168). Typescript, clippings.
23. An manchen Tagen: "Rainer Maria Rilke und die Frauen" (p. 172). Typescript of English translation.
24. An manchen Tagen: "Totenrede für Joseph Scharl" (p. 278). Typescript.
25. An manchen Tagen: "Nachruf auf Theodore Dreiser" (p. 282). Typescript.
26. An manchen Tagen :"Zum Tode Martin Anderson-Nexoös" (p. 285). Typescript.
27. An manchen Tagen :"Briefwechsel anlässlich seines 76. Geburtstages" (p. 289). Typescript of letter to Thomas Mann.
28. An manchen Tagen: "Meine Familie und Amerika"/"My Family and America" (p. 321). Typescripts of German and English versions.
29. An manchen Tagen :"Betrachtung über George Washington" (p. 344). Typescript.
30. An manchen Tagen: "Das sinnvollste Beispiel" or "Die Mutter" (p. 364). Typescript, clippings.
31. An manchen Tagen: "Vom Sinn der Geschichte". Typescript.
32. Anton Sittinger (1937). Typescript, exposé.
33. Anton Sittinger. Reviews.
34. Anton Sittinger. Photos from the 1979 television film.
35. Anton Sittinger .Radio play adaptation by Edmund Steinberger. Part I.
36. Anton Sittinger .Radio play adaptation by Edmund Steinberger. Part I.
37. Banscho oder Die Freiheit (1983). Photocopy of typescript.
38. Banscho oder Die Freiheit. Photocopy of typescript, continued.
39. Banscho oder Die Freiheit / Banscho or The Fight for Freedom. Exposés, review.

Box 5

1. Das bayrische Dekameron (1928): "Der ungewöhnliche Zeuge" (p. 234). Manuscript, clipping.
2. Das bayrische Dekameron: "Das Ausprobieren oder die Katz kauft man nicht im Sack". Typescript.
3. Das bayrische Dekameron. Exposé, reviews.
4. Bayrische Dorfgeschichten aus früheren und heutigen Zeiten (1979). Review.
5. Bayrisches Lesebücherl (1930). Reviews.
6. Bolwieser (1931) / Die Ehe des Herrn Bolwieser (1977). Exposés.
7. Bolwieser / Die Ehe des Herrn Bolwieser. Reviews of the book.
8. Bolwieser. Reviews of the film adaptation by Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
9. Bolwieser. Photographs from the movie.
10. The Stationmaster's Wife. English translation of Bolwieser. Reviews.
11. Kleinstadt-Ballade. Play adaptation of Bolwieser by Graf and Walter Kiewert. Photocopy of playscript.
12. Die Chronik von Flechting (1925). Bound typescript.
13. Die Chronik von Flechting. Reviews.
14. Dorfbanditen (1927): "Der Überfall am Red River" (p. 44). Typescript.
15. Dorfbanditen: "Wie wir den damischen Mischer losgebracht haben" (p. 117). Clipping.
16. Einer gegen alle (1932). Exposé, reviews.
17. The Wolf. English translation of Einer gegen alle. Photocopy of text, reviews.
18. Die Erben des Untergangs / Die Eroberung der Welt (1949). Exposés, reviews, in German and in English.
19. Der ewige Kalendar (1954). Original artwork for the book by Amy Jauss; certificate of registration.
20. Die Flucht ins Mittelmässige (1959): "Der Herr mit dem seidenen Halstuch" (p. 32). Typescript.
21. Die Flucht ins Mittelmässige: "Die missglückte Pietät" (p. 206). Typescript.
22. Die Flucht ins Mittelmässige / The Flight into Mediocrity. Exposé, reviews.
23. Frühzeit (1920). Photocopy of typescript.
24. Gelächter von Aussen (1966). Exposé, reviews.
25. Gelächter von Aussen (1966). English synopsis, notes.
26. Die gezählten Jahre (1936). Exposé, reviews.
27. "David gegen Goliath oder Stärker als Hitler". Film adaptation of the novel Die gezählten Jahre. Typescript.
28. Grösstenteils schimpflich (1962). Exposé, reviews.
29. Grösstenteils schimpflich: "Das Gedicht". Clipping.
30. Der grosse Bauernspiegel (1962). Exposé, reviews.
31. Der grosse Bauernspiegel: "Das Moor" (p. 9). Clipping.
32. Der grosse Bauernspiegel: "Doktor Joseph Leiberer seligen Angedenkens" (p. 165). Clipping.
33. Der grosse Bauernspiegel: "Wie die Kohlhäuslertraudl kuriert" (p. 217). Clipping.
34. Der grosse Bauernspiegel: "Der Held" (p. 233). Clipping.
35. Der harte Handel (1935). Reviews.
36. Die Heimsuchung (1927). Exposé, reviews.
37. Jedermanns Geschichten. Introduction by Oskar Maria Graf and editor, dated 1964. Typescript.
38. Jedermanns Geschichten: "Das Kaiserbild" (p. 13). Typescript.
39. Jedermanns Geschichten: "Ein barockes Malerporträt" (p. 25). Typescript. Pc.
40. Jedermanns Geschichten: "Ein Dichter wider Willen" (p. 64). Typescript. Pc.
41. Jedermanns Geschichten: "Aus unbekannten Motiven" (p. 73). Typescript, clipping.
42. Jedermanns Geschichten: "Die Versuchung des Franz Perlbeck" (p. 78). Typescript.
43. Jedermanns Geschichten: "Spuk im Hinterhof" (p. 91). Typescript, clippings.
44. Jedermanns Geschichten: "Der Quasterl" (p. 95). Typescript.
45. Jedermanns Geschichten: "'Lasset die Kindlein zu mir kommen ...' Eine Waisenhausgeschichte" (p. 132). Typescript.
46. Jedermanns Geschichten: "Ein Sohn Davids" (p. 142). Typescripts.
47. Jedermanns Geschichten: "Ein Sohn Davids" / "A Son of David" (p. 142). Typescript of English translation.
48. Jedermanns Geschichten: "Die Weihnachtsgans" (p. 153). Typescript.
49. Jedermanns Geschichten: "Die gebrechlichen Grundsaetze" (p. 160). Typescript.
50. Jedermanns Geschichten: "Die Rache des Verschmaehten" / "'Fuchsi' und das Kind" (p. 169). Typescripts, clippings.
51. Jedermanns Geschichten: "Was ist Glück?" (p. 178). Typescript. Pc.
52. Jedermanns Geschichten: "Der unentwegte Zivilist" (p. 190). Typescript.
53. Jedermanns Geschichten: "Der Kranz oder das Bitterste" (p. 202). Clipping.
54. Jedermanns Geschichten: "Der Lehrer Maenner" (p. 209). Typescripts.
55. Jedermanns Geschichten: "Nur ein Stückchen Schokolade" (p. 244). Typescripts.
56. Jedermanns Geschichten: "Der Ueberfall" (p. 256). Typescript. Pc.
57. Jedermanns Geschichten: "Die Lunge" (p. 260). Typescripts.
58. Jedermanns Geschichten: "Niemand kann allein sein" (p. 262). Typescripts. Pc.
59. Jedermanns Geschichten: "Der Mord aus Zufall" (p. 273). Typescript, clipping.
60. Jedermanns Geschichten: "Sporer" (p. 281). Typescripts.
61. Jedermanns Geschichten: "Schlaflosigkeit" (p. 296). Typescripts.
62. Jedermanns Geschichten: "Was bleibt" (p. 305). Typescripts.
63. Jedermanns Geschichten: "Kalt" (p. 327). Typescripts.
64. Jedermanns Geschichten: "Ein dummer Mensch" (p. 333). Typescripts.
65. Jedermanns Geschichten: "Zwischenakt um 1919" (p. 346). Typescripts.
66. Jedermanns Geschichten: "Ursula Peschl" (p. 356). Typescripts. Pc.
67. Jedermanns Geschichten: "Vergebliche Vergeltung" (p. 365). Typescripts.
68. Jedermanns Geschichten: "Dreimal ist einmal" (p. 381). Typescript. Pc.
69. Jedermanns Geschichten: "Angst" (p. 411). Typescript.
70. Jedermanns Geschichten: "Angst" / "Fear". English translation. Typescript.
71. Jedermanns Geschichten: "Dreimalige Mahnung" (p. 425). Typescript, clipping.
72. Jedermanns Geschichten: "Wahrer Patriotismus" (p. 435). Typescript.
73. Jedermanns Geschichten: "Einer fuer alle" (p. 453). Typescript.

Box 6

1. Kalendergeschichten (1929, 1975). Contents, exposés, reviews.
2. Kalendergeschichten: "Das Aderlassen. Ein Bauerngeschichte" (p. 68).Typescript.
3. Kalendergeschichten: "Das unrechte Geld" (p. 88). Clipping.
4. Kalendergeschichten: "Das Fuchseisen" (p. 104). Typescript, clipping.
5. Kalendergeschichten: "Der Spaziertrunk" (p. 110). Typescript. Pc.
6. Kalendergeschichten: "Das Hochzeitsgeschenk" (p. 148). Clipping.
7. Kalendergeschichten: "Die billige Watschn" (p. 184). Page proofs.
8. Kalendergeschichten: "Des Pudels Kern" (p. 206). Clipping.
9. Kalendergeschichten: "Der letzte Mensch will heiraten" (p. 210). Clipping.
10. Kalendergeschichten: "Ein Denkmal für mein Basl Marei" (p. 222). Clippings.
11. Kalendergeschichten: "Der missglückte Einbruch" (p. 233). Clippings.
12. Kalendergeschichten: "Der Hängstrick" (p. 238). Clipping.
13. Kalendergeschichten: "Die Liebe bringt es an den Tag" / "Der geführliche Liebhaber" (p. 284). Typescripts.
14. Kalendergeschichten: "Der Schmalzerhans. Eine unvergessliche altbayrische Figur" (p. 295). Typescripts.
15. Kalendergeschichten: "Der unueberwindliche Kaslmeier" (p. 319). Typescripts.
16. Kalendergeschichten: "Auffassung freibleibend" (p. 368). Typescript. Pc.
17. Kalendergeschichten: "Der Omauf" (p. 385). Typescripts.
18. Kalendergeschichten: "Die Siedler" (p. 422). Typescripts.
19. Kalendergeschichten: "Die Episode von Tragelberg" (p. 501). Typescript, clippings.
20. Kalendergeschichten: "Die Kruemelin" (p. 510). Typescripts.
21. Das Leben meiner Mutter (1946). Exposé, reviews.
22. Das Leben meiner Mutter / The Life of My Mother. Exposés, reviews in English.
23. Mitmenschen (1959). Exposé, photocopied pages from the novel.
24. Notizbuch des Provinzschriftstellers Oskar Maria Graf (1932). Clipping.
25. Reden und Aufsätze aus dem Exil. Ed. by Helmut Pfanner (1989). Reviews.
26. Reden und Aufsätze aus dem Exil: "Nicht gehaltene Rede" (p. 24). Typescript.
27. Reden und Aufsätze aus dem Exil: "Dachauer Chronik" (p. 34). Typescript.
28. Reden und Aufsätze aus dem Exil: "Bayerische Dämmerung von einem Menschen" (p. 38). Typescript.
29. Reden und Aufsätze aus dem Exil: "Kleine Erinnerungen an Boris Pasternak" (p. 47). Typescript.
30. Reden und Aufsätze aus dem Exil: "Einführung von Sergei Tretjakow" (p. 52). Typescript. Pc.
31. Reden und Aufsätze aus dem Exil: "Einführung von Ilja Ehrenburg" (p. 55). Typescript. Pc.
32. Reden und Aufsätze aus dem Exil: "Im memoriam Felix Fechenbach" (p. 66). Typescripts, clippings.
33. Reden und Aufsätze aus dem Exil: "Einführung von Klaus Mann" (p. 82). Typescript.
34. Reden und Aufsätze aus dem Exil: "Rede über sich selbst und Deutschland" (p. 86). Typescript.
35. Reden und Aufsätze aus dem Exil: "Für John Heartfield" (p. 109). Typescript.
36. Reden und Aufsätze aus dem Exil: "Einführung von Ernst Toller" (p. 115). Typescript.
37. Reden und Aufsätze aus dem Exil: "Für die Demokratie!" (p. 119). Typescript.
38. Reden und Aufsätze aus dem Exil: "Rede zum Deutschen Tag" (p. 135). Typescript.
39. Reden und Aufsätze aus dem Exil: "Rede aus dem Mitgliedversammlung der GAWA" (p. 141). Typescript. Pc.
40. Reden und Aufsätze aus dem Exil: "Die Juden stehen nicht allein" (p. 154). Clipping.
41. Reden und Aufsätze aus dem Exil: "Das deutsche Volk und Hitlers Krieg" (p. 200). Typescript (pc.), clipping.
42. Reden und Aufsätze aus dem Exil: "Roda Roda zum Gedenken" (p. 236). Typescript.
43. Reden und Aufsätze aus dem Exil: "Nekrolog für einen Freund" (p. 347). Typescripts.
44. Reden und Aufsätze aus dem Exil: "Arabeske ueber den phantasievollen Menschen" (p. 368). Typescripts.
45. Reden und Aufsätze aus dem Exil: "Erregung, Abwehr und Urteile" (p. 372). Clipping.
46. Reden und Aufsätze aus dem Exil: "Was mich abhält nach Deutschland zurückzukehren" (p. 375). Typescript. Pc.
47. Reden und Aufsätze aus dem Exil: "Die Sexualdemokratie" (p. 381). Typescript.
48. Reden und Aufsätze aus dem Exil: "Über Gruppe 47" (p. 406). Typescript.
49. Reden und Aufsätze aus dem Exil: "Aphorismen" (p. 409). Typescript.
50. Reden und Aufsätze aus dem Exil: "Rückblick" (p. 420). Clipping.
51. Reden und Aufsätze aus dem Exil: "Zurück zur Sentimentalität" (p. 421).Clipping.
52. Reise in die Sowjetunion - 1934 (1934). Reviews.
53. Der Triumph der Gerechten. Table of contents.
54. Ua-Pua...! (Indianer-Dichtungen) (1921). Pc. of text.
55. Unruhe um einen Friedfertigen (1947). Exposés, reviews.
56. Wir sind Gefangene (1927). Exposé, reviews.
57. Wir sind Gefangene: "Die Rebellion" (p. 444). Clipping.
58. Wir sind Gefangene / Prisoners All. Exposés, reviews in English.
59. Wir sind Gefangene / Nous sommes prisonniers. Pc. of French translation.
60. Wir sind Gefangene. Historical background material.
61. Wunderbare Menschen (1927). Bound typescript.
62. Wunderbare Menschen. Exposé, reviews.
63. Short exposés of novels.

Unpublished novels:
64. "Das Testament des Kaspar Heinrath. Die Geschichte einer grossen Liebe" (1913). Typescript. Pc.
65. "Der in Verwirrung geratene Zivilist" (undated). Typescript.
66. "Der Moralist" (undated).Typescript.
67. "Dusk, Darkness, Dawn" (undated). Synopsis.
68. "Geliebte Johanna" (undated). Typescript.
69. "Geliebte Johanna" / "Jane! ... Beloved Jane! ..." (undated). Synopsis in English.
70. "Menschen aus einer anderen Welt oder Das Testament des Malers Joseph L.echner" (1939). Bound typescripts.
71. "Mir geht nichts über mich" (undated). Exposé.
72. Neue Deutsche Blätter. Photocopy of title page, naming Graf as co-editor, 1934-1935.

Essays, stories (dates in parentheses reflect publication date of clipping):
73. "Aber viel ist wenig" (1963). Typescript, clipping.
74. "Much is but little" ("Aber viel ist wenig"). English. Typescript.
75. "Der Albtraum" (undated). Typescript.
76. "Alles ist eitel" (1933). Clipping.
77. "Alois Metzenbachers Menschenwerdung" ("Die denkwürdigste Periode ins Leben"). Typescript.
78. "Als Bayer in Amerika" / "Made in Amerika" (undated). Typescripts, clipping.
79. "Der alte Dichter. Eine Weihnachtsgeschichte" (undated). Typescript, clipping.
80. "Am Abend besuchen" (1968). Clipping.
81. "Asbach Uralt" (undated). Typescript. Pc.
82. "Auch ein Emigrant. Erzählung" ("Emigrant Joseph Lochner", undated). Typescript.
83. "Auch ein Trinkspruch" (1967). Typescript, clipping.
84. "Auch Gaffen macht sich bezahlt" / "Gaffer wollen ertragen sein" (1973). Typescript, clipping.
85. "Auf den Beweis hin, musste er sitzen" (1974). Clipping.
86. "Die Aufgabe der kommenden Kunst" (1919). Clipping.
87. "Aus einem Brief" (undated). Typescript.
88. "Aus unbekannten Motiven" (1974). Clipping.
89. "Baberlababb...! Ein Märchen, das Schulkindern gefällt" (undated). Typescript.
90. "Der barbarische Nationalismus. Zur deutschen Bücherverbrennung 1933" (1973). Clipping.
91. "Die Bärenwirtin weiss zu antworten" (undated). Typescript.
92. "Baroness Lies" (1964). Clipping.
93. "Bauernfroemmigkeit" / "Echte Froemmigkeit" (undated). Typescript.
94. "Bayrische Selbsthilfe" (1933). Clipping.
95. "Begegnung mit Hitler (1933)" (1978). Typescript, clipping.
96. "Begegnung mit Rilke" (1975). Typescript, clipping.
97. "Der beste General, den ich kannte" (1963). Clipping.
98. "Die betrogene Worte" (undated). Typescript. Pc.
99. "The Revolt of the Words. A Fantasy" ("Die betrogene Worte"). Typescript, English.
100. "Bilgerius Wild, seligen Angedenkens" / "Der keusche Bilgerius Wild" (1964). Clipping.
101. "Bill sagt Nein" (undated). Typescript.
102. "On his own" ("Bill sagt Nein"). Typescript, English.
103. "Das bittere Hemmnis" (undated). Typescript.
104. "Chefredaktion der NBI" (1964). Clipping.
105. "Dein unbekannter Bruder" (undated). Clipping.
106. "Deutsche Schriftsteller in Amerika" (1939). Clipping.
107. "Dichter der 'Offenen Welt'. Zur 100. Wiederkehr des Geburtstags von Rainer Maria Rilke" (1975). Typescript, clippings.
108. "Die vom Büro" / "Die Angestellte" (undated). Typescript.
109. "Ein glückliches Mädchen" (undated). Typescript.
100. "Ein handgreiflicher Beweis" (undated). Typescript.
111. "Ein objektiver Mensch. Erinnerung an Bertolt Brecht" (undated). Typescript, clipping.
112. "Ein Retter in der Not" (1972). Clipping.
113. "Ein Wollknäuel als Lebensretter" (1964). Clipping.
114. "Der Einbruch. Eine wahre Dorfgeschichte" (undated). Typescript. Pc.
115. "Eine Oktoberfest-Geschichte" (1965). Clipping.
116. "Des Einen Tod" ("Der Konkurrent") (1952). Typescript, clipping.
117. "Einiges zum Abschied von München 1964" (1964). Clipping.
118. "Entscheidende Kleinigkeiten" (undated). Typescript.
119. "Das Ereignis" (undated). Typescript. Pc.
120. "Erinnerung an einen vielgeliebten Raunzer" (undated). Typescript.
121. "Die erloesten Baecker. Ein Maerchen aus der Lutherzeit" (undated). Typescript.
122. "God Almighty and the bakers" ("Die erlösten Bäcker"). Typescript, English.
123. "Erste Begegnung mit dem jungen Brecht" (1962). Typescript, clipping.
124. "First Encounter of Berthold [!] Brecht and Oskar Maria Graf" ("Erste Begegnung mit dem jungen Brecht"). Typescript, English.
125. "Das erwachsene Gewissen" (1933). Clipping.
126. "Etwas wie ein 'Antlitz'" (1964). Clipping.
127. "Feigheit macht gefährlich" (undated). Typescript.
128. "Die Feuertaufe" / "Man heisst uns Menschen" (undated) Typescripts.
129. "Baptism of Fire" ("Die Feuertaufe"). Typescript, English.

Box 7

1. "Die Flucht" / "Die ersten Tage des Exils" (undated). Typescripts.
2. "Der Flüchtling. Eine sonderbare Nachtgeschichte" (1953). Clippings.
3. "Frauen." Statements on women and love. Typescripts, miscellaneous.
4. "Gegen und für den Fremdenverkehr" (undated). Clipping.
5. "Gesinnung ist kein lehrer Wahn" (1933). Clipping.
6. "Der Gespenstertoni kuriert einen Hausdrachen" (undated). Typescript.
7. "Gespräche mit dem Vater über Ideale" (undated). Typescript.
8. "Goethe im Dritten Reich" (undated). Clipping.
9. "Der goldene Knopf. Ein Kindermaerchen" (undated). Typescript.
10. "Grenzen der Dummheit" (undated). Typescript. Pc.
11. "H. M. Davringhausen" (1924). Clipping (excerpt).
12. "Der Haunigl" (1977). Typescript, clipping.
13. "Die Hauptperson wird vorgestellt" (undated). Typescript.
14. "Heil Hitler" (1933). Typescript, clipping.
15. "Die heilige Landstrasse. Ein Märchen für törichte Mütter" (undated). Typescript.
16. "Die Heilquelle" (undated). Clipping.
17. "Das Himmelreich der ewigen Hochzeiten" (1933). Clipping.
18. "Die Höchtlin" (undated). Clipping.
19. "Ich bin Bert Brecht" (1968). Clipping.
20. "Ihr lasst den Armen schuldig werden" (undated). Typescript.
21. "Immer mit der Gemütlichkeit" (undated). Clipping.
22. "In Sachen Brecht" (1962). Clipping.
23. "Die Kampfleistung der deutschen antifaschistischen Schriftsteller." Typescript.
24. "Das Katzerl. Eine bayrische Geschichte" (undated). Clipping.
25. "Kinder macht kein Theater!" (1933). Clipping.
26. "Das 'Kommunistenstückl' von Aining. Ein wahres Begebnis aus dem jetzigen Bayern" (1933). Clipping.
27. "Der Konkurrent" (undated). Typescript.
28. "Der Kramer-Jackl als Klaubauf" (1972). Clipping.
29. "Die Kupfernatter" (1944). Clipping.
30. "Der Lermoser-Michl hat Pech" (undated). Typescript. Pc.
31. "Lustige Ergebnisse in der Weimarer Republik" (undated). Typescript. Pc.
32. "Mach ma hoit a Revoluzion" (1968). Clipping.
33. "Macht des Wortes" (undated). Typescript.
34. "Das Märchen vom König" (undated). Clipping.
35. "Maitage in München 1919" (1969). Typescript, clipping.
36. "Man darf nichts glauben ..." (1963). Typescript, clipping.
37. "Meine feuerpolizeiliche Dramaturgie. Eine Rencontre mit dem jungen Brecht" (1973). Clipping.
38. "Der Mieder-Strauß" (1961). Clipping.
39. "Der Mietvertrag" / "Die puenktliche Mieterin" (1966). Typescript, clipping.
40. "Der missbrauchte erste April" (undated). Typescript.
41. "Der missglückte Schwur" (undated). Typescript. Pc.
42. "Der Mond rebelliert. Ein Märchen aus unserer Zeit" (1967). Typescript, clipping.
43. "The Moon Rebels. A Fable of Our Times" ("Der Mond rebelliert"). Typescript, English.
44. "Der Mord im Wimbacher Forst" (undated). Typescript.
45. "Muenchner Anekdoten" (undated). Typescript. Pc.
46. "Der Nachschuß" (1964). Clippings.
47. "Der nächstlilegende Gedanke" (undated). Typescript.
48. "Nächtliche Ruhestörung" (undated). Clipping.
49. "Naemlich Hinkefuss" (undated). Typescript. Pc.
50. "Namely Lameleg" ("Naemlich Hindefuss", undated). Typescript, English.
51. "Der Neujahrsbrief" (1969, 1972). Typescript, clippings.
52. "Niemand und jeder. Eine Sinngeschichte" (undated). Typescript. Pc.
53. "Oberammergauer Künstlerpech" (undated). Typescript.
54. "Die Opfer sind stärker" (undated). Typescript.
55. "Oskar Maria Graf erzählt:" (1929, undated). Clippings.
56. "Pech beim Herrgottsschnitzen" (undated). Typescript.
57. "Die Perle der Treibjagd" (1933). Clipping.
58. "Politisches" (1940). Typescript. Pc.
59. "Die Predigt im Wirtshaus" (undated). Typescript.
60. "Psyche. Ein Faschingserlebnis in Wien" (undated). Typescript.
61. "Der Rat des Weisen. Eine Singeschichte fuer plumpe Liebhaber" (undated). Typescript.
62. "Das Rätsel Nuschke" (undated). Typescript.
63. "Die Reise nach Wasserburg oder Provinzschriftstellers Sommeridyll" (undated). Typescript. Pc.
64. "Der rettende Vorschlag" (undated). Typescript.
65. "Der Ring" (undated). Typescript.
66. "Der Rocher-Peter rächt sich" (1933). Clipping.
67. "Der Ruhm trügt" (undated). Typescript. Pc.
68. "[Georg] Schrimpf und der Kommissar. Zum 50. Jahrestag der November-Revolution" (1968). Typescript, clippings.
69. "Schweres Geschütz aufgefahren. Was der Hupfauerin passiert ist" / "Die Hupfauerin" (1968). Typescript, clipping.
70. "Selbstdarstellungen deutscher Dichter: XII. Oskar Maria Graf" (1931). Clipping.
71. "Seltsame Liebeswege. Eine oberbayerische Bauerngeschichte" / "Die Gewitterhochzeit" (1959). Typescript, clipping.
72. "Seltsame Menschen" (undated). Typescript.
73. "Das siegreiche Beispiel" (undated). Clipping.
74. "Staatsmann Haunschild" (undated). Typescript.
75. "Der Stärkere. Eine amerikanische Geschichte" (1940). Typescript.
76. "Der Sturz ins Dunkel" (undated). Typescript.
77. "Der Tod des Hasses" (undated). Typescript. Pc.
78. "Der Tote im Wald" / "Der Mönch mit den Heiligenbildchen" (1963, 1973). Typescript, clippings.
79. "Träume, Leidenschaften, Farben. Zum 175. Geburtstag des malenden Genies Delacroix" (1973). Clippings.
80. "Über antisemitische Ereignisse in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland" (undated). Typescript.
81. "Über Emigration." Typescript.
82. "Über Ernst Toller" (undated). Clipping.
83. "Um das Recht der Verfemten!" (1936). Typescript.
84. "Das umständliche Attentat" (undated). Clipping.
85. "'Und haettet die Sehnsucht nicht ....!' Eine fast wahre Geschichte" (1964). Typescript.
86. "Das Unglück. Eine Künstlergeschichte" (undated). Typescript. Pc.
87. "Der unheimliche Nachbar. Eine New Yorker Geschichte" (1949?). Clipping.
88. "My Uncanny Neighbour" ("Der unheimliche Nachbar"). Typescript, English.
90. "Uniformen ohne Vaterland" (undated). Typescript.
91. "Das Vaterland a.D. Ein Maerchen ohne heutige Gueltigkeit" (undated). Typescript.
92. "Verbrennt mich!" (1933). Clippings.
93. "Burn Me!" ("Verbrennt mich!"). Typescript, English.
94. "Verbrennt mich!" References to the article.
95. "Der verpfuschte Christus" (undated). Typescript.
96. "Der verpfuschte Hitler" (undated). Typescript.
97. "Das verpfuschte Jubiläum. Eine lustige bayrische Dorfgeschichte aus heutiger Zeit" (undated). Clipping.
98. "Das verpfuschte Theaterspiel" / "Ding oder Kind? Bericht eines verpfuschten Theaterspiels" (1973). Typescript, clippings.
99. "Vom Lenzelter-Anderl seinem verpfuschten Sterben" (undated). Typescript.
100. "Vom Sinn der Geschichte" (1978). Typescript, clipping.
101. "Wand an Wand" (1959). Clipping.
102. "Warum lebe ich nicht in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland" (1962). Clipping.
103. "Was es mit dem Krieg auf sich hat" (1976). Clipping.
104. "Wer ist der Pfiffigere?" (1933). Clipping.
105. "Weswegen wir Gerichte haben ...." (undated). Typescript.
106. "Die Wette" (1933). Clipping.
107. "Die Wette im Himmel. Ein Maerchen" (undated). Typescript, clipping.
108. "Die widerspenstige Erbe" (undated). Typescript.
109. "Wie damals in meiner Kindheit – Baierische Christmette in New York" / "Erinnerung an einen Mettengang" (1971). Typescript, clipping.
110. "Wie dem toten Haunzbauern das Maul schief geworden ist" (undated). Typescript.
111. "Wie der Loisl mit der Mimi eine Bergtour machte. Eine oberbayerische Geschichte" (1962). Clipping.
112. "Wie die Knechtschaft auf die Erde kam. Eine Legende" (1974). Clippings.
113. "Wie die Wilden 'Wilde' wurden. Eine Sinngeschichte aus der Kolonialzeit" (1967). Typescript, clipping.
114. "How 'the Savages' Became Savage" ("Wie die Wilden 'Wilde' wurden", undated). Typescript.
115. "Wie ich Ritter Possart zum Laufen brachte" / "Ernst Ritter von Possart" (1963). Typescript, clipping.
116. "Wie unsre Thekla das Mitleid verlor..." (undated). Typescript.
117. "Die Wimmerl" (undated). Typescript.
118. "Wo ist euer Häuschen?" (1977). Clipping.
119. "Wollgramm. Eine Legende" (1963). Typescript, clippings.
120. "Der Wopfner-Wiggl irritiert sich. Eine altbairische Schnurre von früherszeiten" (1979). Typescript, clippings.
121. "Die wunderbare Tat des Beatus Null. (Eine Geschichte, die wahr sein könnte.)" (1978). Clipping.
122. "Der zerstörte Schiller" (undated). Typescript.
123. "Das Zimmer des Erhängten" (undated). Typescript.
124. "Zwei Geschichten von Zar Iwan dem Schrecklichen" / "Iwan der Schreckliche liebreich und gut" (1932). Typescripts, clippings.
125. "Ivan, Czar by the Grace of God. Two Legends" ("Zwei Geschichte von Zar Iwan dem Schrecklichen"). Typescript.
126. "Die Zwillinge" (undated). Typescript.

English stories, essays:
127. "Far too lucky!" (undated). Typescript.
128. "German Writers in America" (undated). Typescript.
129. "The Guest of Honor" (undated). Typescript.
130. "Heritage" (undated). Translated by Richard Winston. Typescript.
131. "In a little Polish Village. A World War Recollection" (undated). Typescript.
132. "The Law and the Lady-Photographer" (undated). Typescript.
133. "Liz Keeps Her Nerve. Short Story" (undated). Typescript.
134. "Midnight Ghost in Greenwich Village" / "Greenwich Village Spook" (translated by Sophie Prombaum; undated). Typescripts.
135. "Old Jeromir tells a tale" (undated). Typescript.
136. "Pet and Baby. A Story" (undated). Typescript.
137. "What's That to Us?" (undated). Typescript.

Miscellaneous writings:
138. Aphorisms. Clippings, photocopies of typescripts.
139. Poems, in German. Typescripts, clippings.
140. Poem. Dutch translation. Clipping.
141. Poems. English translations. Typescripts.
142. Radio play: "Humor der deutschen Landschaften (Bayern)" (undated). Mimeographed.
143. Speech texts. Typescripts.
144. Untitled critiques of other writers, personalities. Photocopies of typescripts.
145. Fragments and untitled pieces. Typescripts and photocopies.
146. Loose typescript pages, corrections.
147. Handwritten notes, note cards.

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Series 5: Adaptations, secondary materials about Oskar Maria Graf, 1920-1990

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Adaptations of Graf's work:
147. Bernfeld, Siegfried. "Shadows of Fear." Typescript.
148. Bierbichler, Josef. "Triumph der Gerechten." Typescript.
149. Kursawe, Thomas. Play adaptation of a Graf novel .
150. Film adaptations.

Secondary materials about Graf:
151. Articles about Graf, anonymous typescripts.
152. Articles about Graf from books, periodicals, primarily photocopies.
153. Amery, Carl. "Zum Problem Oskar Maria Graf." Typescript.
154. Dollinger, Hans. "Oskar Maria Graf, ein Dichter und Rebell aus Bayern." Typescript.
155. George, Manfred. "Deutsche Schriftsteller in U.S.A. Das Schicksal einer literarischen Emigration." Typescript, photocopy.
156. Graf, Gisela. Untitled typescripts on Graf.
157. Kaufmann, Ulrich. Articles in books, periodicals.
158. Petersen, Harold. "Ein deutscher Dichter in der Diaspora." Typescript.
159. Pfanner, Helmut. Typescripts of articles about Graf.
160. Pfanner, Helmut. Graf articles in books, periodicals.

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1. Schaber, Will. "Interview mit Oskar Maria Graf (ca. 1961, New York)." Typescript.
2. Stadler, Ulrich. "Oskar Maria Graf. Zur Eröffnung der Wanderausstellung in Basel am 23.4.1979." Typescript.
3. Teclaw, Richard. "Ein Heimatdichter im Exil." Typescript.
4. Announcements of lectures on Graf, readings from his works.
5. Texts of radio discussions about Graf.
6. Texts of radio discussions about Graf's works.
7. Encyclopedia, lexicon articles.
8. Articles about Graf, other languages.
9. General articles about Graf, 1920s. Clippings.
10. General articles about Graf, 1930s. Clippings.
11. General articles about Graf, 1940s. Clippings.
12. Articles on the occasion of Graf's 50th birthday, 1944. Clippings.
13. General articles about Graf, 1950s. Clippings.
14. Articles on the occasion of Graf's 60th birthday, 1954. Clippings.
15. Articles on the occasion of Graf's 65th birthday, 1959. Clippings.
16. General articles about Graf, 1960s. Clippings.
17. Articles on the occasion of Graf's 70th birthday, 1964. Clippings.
18. Obituaries, 1967. Clippings.
19. Articles on the occasion of Graf's 75th birthday, 1969. Clippings.
20. General articles about Graf, 1970s. Clippings.
21. Articles commemorating the 5th anniversary of Graf's death, 1972. Clippings.
22. Articles on the occasion of Graf's 80th birthday, 1974. Clippings.
23. Articles on the formation of the Oskar Maria Graf Society, 1974.
24. Articles commemorating the 10th anniversary of Graf's death, 1977. Clippings.
25. Articles on the occasion of Graf's 85th birthday, 1979. Clippings.
26. General articles about Graf, 1980s. Clippings.
27. Articles commemorating the 15th anniversary of Graf's death, 1982. Clippings.
28. Articles on the occasion of Graf's 90th birthday, 1984. Clippings.
29. Articles commemorating the 20th anniversary of Graf's death, 1987. Clippings.
30. General articles about Graf, 1990s. Clippings.
31. Beschreibung eines Volksschriftstellers. Reviews of Graf's posthumously published work, 1975.
32. Oskar Maria Graf in seinen Briefen. Reviews of published letters, 1984.
33. General reviews of Graf's writing.
34. Short critiques of Graf's works for book jackets, etc.
35. Book jackets, illustrations for books.
36. Publisher's advertisements of Graf's books.
37. Reviews of books about Graf.
38. Articles about Gisela Graf.

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Series 6: Oskar Maria Graf Exhibitions, 1972-1988

Box 8 (continued)

39. Lists of exhibits, notes.
40. Placards from exhibitions.
41. Miscellaneous notes by Gisela Graf, primarily pertaining to exhibit details and preparations.
42. Exhibit at Brandeis University, April 21 - May 19, 1972.
43. Exhibit at University of New Hampshire, July 22 - August 22, 1974.
44. "One Man Show", 1977.
45. Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich, August 8 - September 4, 1977.

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1. Die Deutsche Bibliothek, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, December 1977.
2. Heilbronner Stadtbücherei, Heilbronn, Germany, March 1 - 31, 1978.
3. Wiener Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts, Vienna, Austria, September 6 - October 15, 1978.
4. Mattersburg, November 22, 1978.
5. Heinrich-Heine-Institut, Düsseldorf, Germany, January 12 - March 4, 1979.
6. Universitätsbibliothek, Basel, Switzerland, April 23 - May 19, 1979.
7. Akademie der Künste, Berlin, September 7 - 30, 1979.
8. Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich, Oct. 22 - 31, 1979.
9. Universitätsbibliothek, Münster, Germany, February 1980.
10. California State University, Long Beach, February 28 - March 15, 1980.
11. Universitäts- und Stadtbibliothek, Cologne, Germany, October 1 - November 8, 1980.
12. Bremer Universitätsbibliothek, December 1980.
13. Musil-Haus, Klagenfurt, Germany, February 2 - 28, 1981.
14. Universitätsbibliothek, Eichstätt, Germany, May 1981.
15. Stadtbibliothek, Ulm, Germany, March 1 - 20, 1982.
16. Kreisbibliothek, Kronach, October 1 - November 19, 1982.
17. Staatsbibliothek, Hamburg, Germany, February - March 12, 1983.
18. Goethe Institute, London, May 5, 1983.
19. Theresien-Gymnasium, Munich, July 1983.
20. Wilhelmspalais, Stuttgart, Germany, September 5 - October 2, 1983.
21. Graf / Feuchwanger exhibit, Munich, Germany, July 2 - 22, 1984.
22. Braunschweig, Germany, November 1 - December 17, 1988.
23. Exhibits, general.

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Series 7: Miscellaneous materials on organizations, topics

Box 9 (continued)

24. Deutscher Arbeiter Club, Inc.
25. German-American Writer's Association (G.A.W.A.).
26. P.E.N. Club.
27. International P.E.N.
28. Schutzverband deutscher Schriftsteller (SDS).
29. Graf "Stammtisch", New York.
30. Verband deutscher Schriftsteller (VS).
31. Copyright materials.
32. Exile research.

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Series 8: Photographs and drawings, 1911-1984

Box 9 (continued)

33. Portrait photos of Oskar Maria Graf, 1911-1955.
34. Portrait photos of Oskar Maria Graf, 1960s.
35. Snapshot photos of Graf, dated and undated.
36. Photographs of Graf and family members.
37. Oskar Maria Graf with second wife, Mirjam, 1930s-1940s.
38. Oskar Maria Graf with third wife, Gisela, 1961-1977.
39. Photos of Graf with others (8" x 10"). Oversize photos (2) stored with German Émigré Photograph Collection.
40. Photos of Graf with others, snapshots.
41. Photos of others (friends and historical figures), identified.
42. Photos of others, unidentified.
43. Photos of Graf's home, bust.
44. Snapshots of Berg, Graf's place of birth, and Aufkirchen.
45. Photos of Graf's gravesite.
46. Stammtisch photos, circa 1964-1965.
47. Vacation photos, 1950s-1960s.
48. Gisela Blauner Graf, alone and with others.
49. Historical photographs.
50. Photographs from Oskar Maria Graf exhibits.
51. Negatives
52. Photos reproduced in newspapers.
53. Graf caricature by B.F. Dolbin.
54. Political cartoon featuring Graf, Dec. 6, 1943.
55. Reproductions of Georg Schrimpf oil painting of Graf, 1918.
56. Sketch of Graf by L. Matulay, dated 1952.

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