M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives


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Finding Aid Compiled by
Sandra Hunt Hawrylchak
June 27, 2007


M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives 
University Libraries / University at Albany / State University of New York 
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VOLUME: 4 cubic ft.

ACQUISITION: All items in this manuscript group were transferred to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, by Dr. W. B. Fleischmann, nephew of Otto Fürth, in April 1981

ACCESS: Access to this record group is unrestricted.

COPYRIGHT:Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the head of Special Collections and Archives.


Biographical Sketch

Chronology of Events

Scope and Content Note

Series Description

Box and Folder List:

Otto Fürth Papers
Biographical Sketch

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Otto Fürth was born in Strakonitz, Bohemia, Germany, on November 7, 1894 where he spent the first four years of his childhood. In 1899 his father relocated the family to Vienna, Austria where he opened a fez factory.

Otto Fürth spent the next fifteen years of his life in Vienna, where he attended school and then university to study law, philosophy and literature. His university studies were interrupted by the onset of World War I and Fürth’s enlistment in the army early in 1915. He was soon shipped to the Russian front, where he was eventually promoted to lieutenant of the artillery division. On July 4, 1916 he was captured and sent to Siberia, where he spent the next three and a half years. Fürth finally managed to escape with a friend and spent the next six years teaching French and German at a German school in Tientsin, China, until he was able to secure passage on a Danish ship headed for Copenhagen.

In 1920 Fürth finally returned to Vienna, where he finished his university degree during the next two years and took a position in the family factory. Fürth spent the next years in Vienna, married in 1924, had two children, and continued to advance in his career. At the same time, he continued to write, a career he always considered secondary. Nonetheless, early in 1931 saw the first performance of his play “Der Mann ohne Privatleben” in the Deutsches Volkstheater, Vienna. Although this play achieved moderate success, traveled to a number of European theaters, and had the film rights purchased by Paramount, the most successful of Fürth’s plays was the comedy “Zehn Gesichter gegen eins.”

With the takeover of Austria by Hitler in 1938, Fürth immediately applied for visas to the U.S. for himself and his family. Not wishing to wait any longer in Vienna, in August 1939, Fürth took his family to Switzerland, where they stayed for the next year and a half. Finally on August 28, 1941, Otto Fürth and his family arrived in New York harbor.

Fürth, with the aid of a relative, soon secured a position as an accountant for the Wall Street firm of Lazard Frères, a position which he held until his retirement in 1964. Fürth continued to write after his arrival in the United States. His one successful full-length novel, Men in Black (published in1942 under the pseudonym Owen Elford), was first written in German and translated by Richard Winston into English.

Although Otto Fürth considered himself first and foremost a businessman, and a writer only as a pastime, his literary production consisted of numerous plays (mostly comedies), countless poems, newspaper articles, movie script ideas and one full-length published novel. Fürth died in New York on December 15, 1979.

Otto Fürth Papers
Chronology of Events

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1894 Born on November 7 in Strakonitz, Bohemia, Germany.
1899 Family moved to Vienna, where his father, Hugo Fürth began the Aktiengesellschaft der Oesterreichischen Fezfabriken..
1912-1914 Studied law, literature and philosophy at the University of Vienna and later in Geneva, where he concentrated on his studies of the French language.
1914 Joined the army with the outbreak of World War I.
1915 Stationed on the Russian front.
1916 Imprisoned on July 4 and later sent to Siberia, where he was imprisoned for three and a half years.
1919 Escaped with a friend and fled to China, where he taught German and French in the German school in Tientsin.
1920 Managed to secure passage on a Danish ship traveling to Copenhagen; Returned to Vienna.
1920-1922 Completed university studies in Vienna and began work in the Fezfabrik. Married
1924 Married Gertrude Harteck; publication of his volume of poetry, Tagfahrt.
1926 Birth of daughter, Irmgard.
1930 Birth of son, Harald.
1931 First performance of play Der Mann ohne Privatleben in Deutsches Volkstheater, Vienna.
1938 July, applied for visa to United States.
1939 August, left Vienna with family for Switzerland.
1941 Arrived in New York harbor on August 28. Secured a position as an accountant for the Wall Street firm of Lazard Frères.
1964 Retired from his accounting position.
1979 Died on December 15 in New York.

Otto Fürth Papers
Scope and Content Note

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The Otto Fürth Papers consist of 4.0 cubic feet of materials. Although the collection contains some biographical materials, documents and correspondence, the bulk of the collection consists of Fürth’s writings, both in published and in manuscript form. The collection contains examples of Fürth’s writings from all genres, including poetry, drama, television and film, prose and essayistic writings, and his literary output spans over six decades.

Although there is very little correspondence in the collection, Fürth’s legal battles against RKO studios over his claim to the screenplay rights for the film Tom, Dick and Harry (1941), are well documented.

The Otto Fürth Papers
Series Descriptions

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Series 1: Biographical materials, 1854-1974. 8 file folders.

This series includes several short biographical statements prepared by Fürth, clippings about him, as well as some documents relating to Fürth, his wife, and several family members.

Series 2: Correspondence,1919-1971, 1980-1986. 23 file folders, arranged chronologically.

This series contains isolated letters over the years, including some with relatives. One folder of special interest contains letters received by Fürth relating to his time in Tientsin, China, 1919-1921.

Series 3: Fürth vs. RKO - plagerism case surrounding Fürth’s play, “Dorothea mit Variationen,” 1940-1948. 11 file folders.

This series contains correspondence, legal documents, as well as both Fürth’s version and Paul Jarrico’s version of the screen plays, which were the basis of the film Tom, Dick and Harry, starring Ginger Rogers.

Series 4: Writings of Otto Fürth, 1912-1974. 166 file folders, arranged alphabetically.

This series represents the bulk of the collection and contains typescripts and handwritten manuscripts written by Fürth over a sixty year period. The series contains poetry (8 file folders), plays (37 file folders), film and TV sketches (17 file folders), prose writings (22 file folders), essayistic writings (82 file folders) and published reviews of Fürth’s writings (4 file folders). Included in the prose writings are several versions of the unpublished autobiographical “Flucht aus dem Schicksal,” as well as the original translation by Richard Winston of Fürth’s novel Men in Black (published under the pseudonym Owen Elford).

Series 5: Publications of Otto Fürth (newspaper clippings), 1949-1974. 82 file folders, arranged chronologically.

This series contains a fairly comprehensive collection of clippings of Fürth’s essayistic writings from Swiss, German and Austrian newspapers.

Series 6: Miscellaneous materials, including manuscripts by other authors. 6 file folders.


Otto Fürth Papers
Box and Folder List

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Series 1: Biographical materials, documents, 1934-1989

Box 1

1. Autobiographical statements, short introductions.
2. “Siberien 1916-1920.” Autobiographical statement.
3. Biographical information and clippings about Fürth.
4. Documents, including passports, photo.
5. Fürth, Hans. Documents, biographical statement.
6. Fürth, Margarethe / Gertrude Fleischmann / Anny Steinbrener. Documents.
7. Fürth, Rosalie. “Aus meinen Strakonitzer Erinnerungen.” Autobiographical statement, dated 1854.
8. Lehman, Edith Altschul (cousin of Otto Fürth, wife of Herbert Lehman). Family tree.

The Otto Fürth Papers
Box and Folder List

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Series 2: Correspondence, 1919-1971, 1980-1986.

Box 1, contimued

9. Correspondence during Fürth’s period in Tientsin, 1919-1921.
10. Aktiengesellschaft der Österreichischen Fezfabriken, 1936-1946.
11. Altschul, Frank (cousin), 1942-1967.
12. Atteslander, Pierre E. (Robert Durrer Case), 1946-1950.
13. Austrian Institute (Richard Sickinger), 1975.
14. Bender, Wilhelm, 1947.
15 Brüll, Leo, 1940.
16 Burghauser, Hugo, 1979; contract.
17. Fleischmann, Inge Steer, 1976, 1980.
18. Fürth, Gertrude (Trudl – wife), 1937.
19. Fürth, Richard (cousin), 1945-1947.
20. Gmeiner, Hermann, 1946-1947.
21. Häussermann, Ernst, 1976.
22. Harteck, Paul (brother-in-law), 1946-1948.
23. Holt, Hans, 1973.
24. Jantsch, Karl, 1946.
25. Keller, Rudolf (Schweizer Feuilleton-Dienst), 1965.
26. Knüsel, Jakob, 1946.
27. König, Steffi, 1947.
28. Lederer, Hans, 1946; documents.
29. Lehman, Herbert H., 1942-1963.
30. Neugebauer, Alfred, 1946-1947.
31. Niers, Gert, 1975.
32. Ostheim, Fritz, 1947. 33. Pelikan, Maria, 1971.
34. Reisser, H., 1941.
35. Rusch, Franz, 1946.
36. Spalek, John M., 1980-1986 (re: Otto Fürth Papers).
37. Steinbrener, Hans Th., 1946-1971.
38. Taussig, Gustav, 1939.
39. Zdansky, Erich, 1946-1948.
40. Zemen, Josef, 1945-1947.
41. Miscellaneous and unidentified.

The Otto Fürth Papers
Box and Folder List

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Series 3: Fürth vs. RKO - plagerism case surrounding Fürth’s play, “Dorothea mit Variationen,” 1940-1948.

Box 1, continued

42. Correspondence, 1940-1948, including: Gustave L. Goldstein, Paul Koretz, Ernst Wolfgang Korngold, Alvin Kronacher, George Marton, Emil Oprecht, David Regosin.
43. Correspondence, 1940-1942, including transcripts and translations of important letters.
44. Correspondence file from Fürth’s lawyer’s, 1944-1947.
45. Documents re: Fürth vs. RKO, including depositions, 1942-1946.
46. “Dorothea mit Variationen.” Film script. 2 copies.
47. “Dorothea mit Variationen.” Typescript. 42p.
48. “Dorothea mit Variationen.” Typescript. 41p.
49. Jarrico, Paul. “Star Light, Star Bright.” Typescript of film script. 2 copies, 19p. ea.
50. “Dorothea” vs. “Tom, Dick and Harry.” Discussions of the similaries between the two pieces.
51. Fürth vs. RKO. Clippings.
52. Miscellaneous notes, stenographer’s notes re: Fürth vs. RKO.

The Otto Fürth Papers
Box and Folder List

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Series 4: Writings of Otto Furth, 1912-1974.

Box 1, continued

Folders 53-60: Poetry manuscripts and typescripts:
53. “Begegnungen. Versuch einer Selbstbiographie in Versen.” 2 copies, photocopies, 38p. ea.
54. “Begegnungen mit anderen und mit mir.” Photocopy of typescript.
55. Typescripts of individual poems, designated as written before 1924.
56. Early poems, bound volume.
57. Early handwritten poems.
58. Poems, 1912-1974. Typed and handwritten.
59. Poems, marked “Alte und neue Gedichte und Duplikate.” Primarily typescript.
60. Poems, marked “Duplikaten von Gedichten.” Typescript.

Box 2

Series 4, contiued

1. “Eine Affentragödie in 4 Akten.” Playscript. 2 copies, one with the handwritten comment “Copyright by Otto Fürth 1925.”
2. “Eine Affentragödie in 4 Aufzügen.” Original typescript, with comment “Alte Fassung.” 57p.
3. “Eine Affentragödie” in vier Akten. Photocopy of typescript with the comment “Alte, überholte Wiener Fassung.” 49p.
4. “Eine Affentragödie in vier Akten, mit einem Prolog und Epilog.” Original typescript and two additional photocopies. Version (ca. 1936) used for a reading in 1975. 47p.
5. “Fountain of Youth.” English version of “Eine Affentragödie.” Original typescript and one photocopied version, with the comment “Harolds Übersetzung der ursprünglichen Fassung.” Undated. 67p.
** “Dorothea mit Variationen.” Typescripts filed with correspondence, see Box 1, Folders 46 - 48.
6. “Barbara and the Bonus.” 2 copies. Original typescript; one photocopy. 22p. ea.
7. “Faust in Riverdale.” Typescript (carbon). 3p.
8. “Gift! Komödie in drei Akten (4 Bildern).” List of characters, synopses of acts. Typescript (carbon). 12p.
9. “Kurzschluß.” Bound carbon copy typescript with corr., under the original title “Kuss im Dunkel.” Acts numbered individually.
10. “Kurzschluß.” Bound copy with original title “Kuss im Dunkeln” scratched out and new title written in by hand, “Kurzschluss (Komödie eines Kusses).” Another identical copy with revised cover page.
11. “Kurzschluss (Die Komoedie eines Kusses). Lustspiel in 3 Aufzügen.” Bound carbon copy typescript, pages numbered consecutively. 64p.
12. “Kurzschluss.” Typescripts. 3 copies, one original typescript, one carbon, one photocopy. 50p.
13. “Der Mann ohne Privatleben. Komödie in drei Akten (vier Bildern).” Playscript. 2 copies (No. 15, No. 45), one containing errata sheets. Copyright 1931, Verlag Max Pfeffer, Wien-Berlin.
14. “L’uomo senza vita privata.” Italian translation. Typescript (carbon) with corr. 66p.
15. “The man who had no private life.” 2 copies. Original typescript, with the note “Haralds Übersetzung.” Another carbon copy. 80p. ea. Additional suggestions for a movie version of the play. T. 3p.
16. “Marc Aurel. Schauspiel in vier Aufzügen.” Typescript (carbon). 95p.
17. “Marc Aurel. Schauspiel in 5 Akten (16 Bildern).” Typescript (carbon). 99p.
18. “Marc Aurel. Schauspiel in 5 Akten von Johannes Gorner.” Listed under a pseudonym. Typescript (carbon). 105p.
19. “Marc Aurel. Schauspiel in fünf Akten.” 3 copies, one bound typescript, two photocopies. 111p. ea.
20. “Marc Aurel. Schauspiel in 5 Akten.” 2 copies, one bound original typescript, one bound carbon. 111p. ea.
21. “Marc Aurel.” Synopsis, list of characters. Photocopy. 6p.
22. “Marc Aurel. Schauspiel in fünf Akten.” Photocopy of published version, 1969.
23. “Zwei Dutzend rote Rosen. Lustspiel in 3 Akten (5 Bildern) von Otto Fürth unter Zugrundelegung der gleichnamigen Komödie des Aldo de Benedetti.” Early version of “Der Spielverderber.” Ca. 1934. Typescript. 117p.
24. “Zwei Dutzend rote Rosen. Lustspiel in 3 Akten (5 Bildern) von Otto Fürth unter Zugrundelegung der gleichnamigen Komödie des Aldo de Benedetti.” Early version of “Der Spielverderber.” 2 copies, typescript (carbon). 117p. ea.
25. “Der Spielverderber. Komödie in drei Akten.” Revised version of “Zwei Dutzend rote Rosen” with names of characters changed from original. 2 copies, typescript (carbon). 99p. ea.
26. “Der Spielverderber. Komödie in drei Akten.” 3 copies, typescript (carbon). 81p. ea. Dated 1973.
27. “Der Spielverderber. (Synopsis der Komödie.)” Typescripts. 2 versions. 24p., 6p.
28. “Der Spielverderber.” Synopsis, with the note “Entwurf für Robert Stolz.” 2 copies, 1p. ea.
29. “Was wissen Sie von Ihrer Frau? Gesellschaftskomödie in 6 Bildern.” 2 copies. Typescript (carbon), 67p. ea.
30. “Was wissen Sie von Ihrer Frau? Gesellschaftskomödie in 6 Bilder.” 2 copies, one bound, one photocopy. Copyright 1933 by Verlag Max Pfeffer, Wien-Berlin. 69p. ea.
31. “Was wissen Sie von Ihrer Frau? Gesellschaftskomödie in sechs Bildern.” Typescript (carbon). Copyright Washington D.C. 1933 by Verlag Max Pfeffer, Berlin-Wien. 74p.
32. “Flirt mit dem Unbekannten. Gesellschaftskomödie in 6 Bildern.” Alternative title for “Was wissen Sie von Ihrer Frau?” Typescript (carbon). 88p.
33. “Zehn Gesichter gegen eins. Komödie zwischen Zweien.” Playscript, with the comment “ursprüngliche Fassung.” Max Reichard-Verlag, Freiburg im Breisgau, undated. 83p.
34. “Zehn Gesichter gegen eins. Komödie zwischen Zweien.” Playscript. Verlag Max Pfeffer, New York, undated. 77p.

Box 3

Series 4, continued

1-2. “Zehn Gesichter gegen eins. Komödie zwischen Zweien.” 5 copies, original typescript, carbon typescript, 3 photocopies. 60p. ea.
3. “Zehn Gesichter gegen eins.” Prose version. Typescript. 20p. Also 2p. “Worte an den Zuschauer.”
Film sketches, TV script sketches, play sketches:
4. “The Airraid Warden.” Typescript. 10p.
5. “The Dragoman.” Typescript. 4p.
6. “Flucht nach oben.” Typescript (carbon). 21p.
7. “Freedom of Speech – or safety first?” Typescript. 3p.
8. “Get Yourself a Girl.” Typescript. 2p.
9. “Hochverrat.” Typescript. 30p.
10. “Treason.” English version of “Hochverrat.” 2 copies. Typescript, carbon. 13p. ea.
11. “Hoppen und Malz … gewonnen!” Typescript (carbon). 19p.
12. “… in die weite Welt hinein… Ballett-Entwurf.” Typescript (carbon). 17p.
13. “Der Millionaer und der Flickschuster.” 2 copies. Typescript, carbon. 8p. ea.
14. “The Millionaire and the Cobbler.” English translation. 2 copies. Typescript, carbon. 8p. ea.
15. “Not Exactly…” 2 copies. Typescript, carbon. 17p. ea.
16. “Peabody versus Peabody.” 2 copies. Typescript, carbon. 2p. ea. German version. 1p.
17. “Puppies.” 2 copies. Typescript, carbon. 6p. ea.
18. “Verdunkelung.” Typescript (carbon). 6p.
19. “Vorarbeiten für Mond-Sketch.” Handwritten notes in spiral notebook.
20. Untitled sketches. Typescripts.
Prose writings:
21. “An Easy Escape from Siberia.” 2 copies. Typescript, carbon. 29p. ea. Introductory statement. 1p.
22-23. “Flucht aus dem Schicksal.” Typescript (carbon). 304p.
24. “Flucht aus dem Schicksal.” Part 1: “Aufbruch.” 2 copies. Typescript, carbon. 62p. ea.
25. “Flucht aus dem Schicksal.” Part 2: “Eine leichte Flucht aus Siberien.” 2 copies. Typescript, carbon. Pp. 63-113.
26. “Flucht aus dem Schicksal.” Part 3: “Buergerliches Zwischenspiel.” 2 copies. Typescript, carbon. Pp. 114-168.
27. “Flucht aus dem Schicksal.” Part 4: “Der zweite Aufbruch.” 2 copies. Typescript, carbon. Pp. 169-310.
28. “Flucht aus dem Schicksal.” Part 5: “Das Atlantische Jenseits.” 2 copies. Typescript, carbon. Pp. 311-361.
29. “Flucht aus dem Schicksal.” Extra pages. Typescript (carbon).
30. “Flucht aus dem Schicksal.” Notes.
31. “Flucht aus dem Schicksal.” Deleted pages.
32. “Kampf mit Sybill.” 2 copies. Typescript, carbon. 52p. ea. Handwritten version in two notebooks.
33. “Der Einsiedler von Tientsin” (changed to: “Der letzte Schritt des Dr. Murck”). 2 copies. Typescript, carbon, dated Nov. 1920. 23p. ea. Another version. Typescript. 30p.
34. “Der letzte Schritt des Dr. Murck.” Typescript (carbon). 30p. Excerpt for reading at the Austrian Institute. Typescript.
35. “Der letzte Schritt des Dr. Murck.” 2 copies. Typescript, carbon. 19p. ea.
36. “Men in Black.” English translation by Richard Winston. Typescript. With numberous corr. 212p.
37. “Die schwarze Geige.” Typescript. 20p.
38. “The Black Violin/Fiddle” (English version of “Die schwarze Geige”). Various drafts, versions.
39. Reviews of books by Otto Fürth, prepared for discussions at the Criticism Club. Typescripts.
40. “Goethe.” Typescript of lecture, May 1979.
41. “Kuesse in Amerika.” Typescript of lecture, Apr. 1975.
42. Fragments. Typed and handwritten.
Reviews of Fürth’s works:
43. The Man Who Had No Private Life. Clippings.
44. Marc Aurel. Clippings.
45. Men in Black. Clippings.
46. Die schwarze Geige. Clippings.

Box 4

Series 4, continued

Essayistic writings:
1. “The American Way of Life.” Typescript (carbon), Sept. 1967. 4p.
2. “Amerikanische Aristokraten.” Typescript (carbon), May 1963. 3p.
3. “Die amerikanische Rundschau. ‘Religion und das Gute Leben.’ Horace L. Friess.” Typescript (carbon), n.d. 19p.
4. “Die amerikanische Kronprinzen.” Typescript (carbon), Aug. 1972. 3p.
5. “Amerikas entrechtete Majoritaet.” Typescript (carbon), Jan. 1970. 4p.
6. “Arbeiterbewegung ohne Arbeiterpartei. (Die Gewerkschaften in Amerika).” Typescript (carbon), Nov. 1969. 9p.
7. “Birken in Amerika.” Typescript (carbon), n.d. 4p.
8. “Brillen auf allen Nasen.” Typescript (carbon), Jan. 1969. 4p.
9. “Broadway-Streiflicht.” Typescript (carbon), n.d. 5p.
10. “Commuter in New York.” Typescript (carbon), Oct. 1962. 4p.
11. “Dachstubenromantik in Amerika.” Typescript (carbon), n.d. 6p.
12. “Donner und Demokratie (Prozess gegen Wolkenraub).” 2 copies, typescript and carbon, n.d. (1950). 3p. ea.
13. “Ein Galsritter reitet durch das Establishment.” 3 copies, carbon typescript and photocopies, May 1971. 4p. ea.
14. “Ein Haus fuer Weltbuerger.” Typescript (carbon), n.d. 3p.
15. “Ein Luxushotel im Weltenraum.” 2 copies, typescript and carbon, Apr. 1973. 2p.
16. “Ein Plaidoyer gegen Sterilisation.” Typescript (carbon), n.d. 11p.
17. “Ein witziger Praesident?” Typescript (carbon), n.d. (1952). 2p.
18. “Eine Kommission fuer die Zukunft Amerikas.” Typescript (carbon), May 1972. 3p. Handwritten notes. 1p.
19. “Eisenhower – 75.” Typescript (carbon), Sept. 1965. 4p.
20. “Europaer in Amerika.” Typescript (carbon), Nov. 1962. 3p.
21. “Falke oder Taube?” Typescript (carbon), Nov. 1967. 3p.
22. “Feiertage in Amerika.” Typescript (carbon), with corr., Mar. 1961. 5p.
23. “Fernsehen, aus der Naehe betrachtet.” Typescript (carbon), Jan. 1968. 5p.
24. “Der Feuerfall.” Typescript (carbon), Sept. 1956. 4p.
25. “Der Fluch des Kolumbus.” Typescript (carbon), Mar. 1953. 2p.
26. “Fluch und Segen der amerikanischen Energiekrise.” Typescript (photocopy), Jan. 1974. 3p.
27. “Die Frau in Amerika.” Typescript (carbon), n.d. 4p.
28. “Freunde der Erde.” Typescript (carbon), Mar. 1970. 3p.
29. “Gartenwoche in Virginia.” 2 copies, typescript (carbon), n.d. 2p. ea.
30.“Gebirgsdorf im Hause.” 2 copies, typescript (carbon), n.d. 1p. ea.
31. “Gibt es einen typischen Amerikaner?” Typescript (carbon), Apr. 1966. 4p.
32. “Goethe und die ‘tu’ es selbst’-Bewegung.” Typescript (carbon), n.d. 2p.
33. “Der groesste Weihnachtsbaum der Welt.” Typescript (carbon), n.d. 2p.
34. “Grossmaechte der Philanthropie.” Typescript (carbon), May 1968. 3p.
35. “Der Hausarzt bleibt zuhause.” Typescript (carbon), Nov. 1966. 3p.
36. “Herbstbetrachtung in der Neuen Welt.” Typescript (carbon), Oct. 1958. 4p.
37. “Herbstlaub, Autostroeme, Buch-Klubs.” Typescript (carbon), n.d. 4p.
38. “Hochsommer in New York.” Typescript (carbon), July 1958. 4p.
39. “Die Kaiserin und der Computer.” Typescript (carbon), n.d. 4p.
40. “Kampf mit der ‘New York Times’.” Typescript (carbon), n.d. 3p.
41. “Koenigswahl in USA.” Typescript (carbon), Mar. 1968. 4p.
42. “Die Krise des amerikanischen Optimismus.” 3 copies, typescript (carbon) and photocopies, Jan. 1971. 3p. ea.
43. “Kuesse (und Ringe) in Amerika.” Typescript (carbon), Sept. 1966. 4p.
44. “Kulturgemeinden in Amerika.” Typescript (carbon), n.d. 3p.
45. “Kurswert der Bildung in Amerika.” Typescript (carbon), n.d. 5p.
46. “Land ohne Bauern.” Typescript (carbon), Mar. 1969. 4p.
47. “Leben zwischen Wolkenkratzern.” Typescript (carbon), Nov. 1960. 4p.
48. “Macht Fernsehen Kunstblind? (Kunstleben in U.S.A.).” Typescript (carbon), June 1962. 4p.
49. “Die Machtergreifung des elektronischen Gehirnes.” Typescript (carbon), Jan. 1967. 4p.
50. “Manieren in Amerika.” 2 copies, typescript and carbon, n.d. 4p. ea.
51. “Mechanische Revolution.” Typescript (carbon), Feb. 1963. 4p.
52. “Die Negerfrage in Amerika.” Typescript (carbon), Oct. 1972. 5p.
53. “Oikologisches aus Amerika.” Typescript (carbon), Oct. 1973. 3p.
54. “Ontologie und die Funktion der Tat.” Typescript (carbon), n.d. 11p.
55. “Die Rehabilitierung des Mondes.” Typescript (carbon), Dec. 1965. 3p.
56. “Das Reich der Automobile.” Typescript (carbon), Aug. 1963. 5p.
57. “Revolution in Amerika: rot, Schwarz oder gruen?” 3 copies, typescript (carbon) and photocopies, Mar. 1971. 5p. ea.
58. “Ruhestand in U.S.A.” 2 copies, typescript (carbon), Oct. 1964. 4p. ea.
59. “Schoen ist es auch anderswo…” Typescript (carbon), Mar. 1962. 4p.
60. “Der schwarze Amerikaner.” 2 copies, typescript (carbon), Jan. 1965. 6p. ea.
61. “Sind die Amerikaner wirklich verrueckt?” 2 copies, typescript (carbon), Mar. 1965. 3p. ea.
62. “Spaziergaenger in Amerika?” Typescript (carbon), July 1962. 3p.
63. “Spiele und Spieler in Amerika.” Typescript (carbon), Apr. 1967. 3p.
64. “Die Stellung der Presse in Amerika.” Typescript (carbon), n.d. 5p.
65. “Studentenrevolution im Lande der Freiheit.” Typescript (carbon), May 1969. 5p.
66. “Der Super.” Typescript, n.d. 4p.
67. “Superhoax.” 2 copies, typescript (carbon), Feb. 1972. 4p. ea.
68. “Thomas Paine (zu seinem 150sten Todestag).” Typescript (carbon), (1959). 4p.
69. “Tragoedie in Oklahoma.” Typescript (carbon), Mar. 5, 1950. 4p.
70. “Die uebertriebene Freiheit.” Typescript (carbon), Sept. 1968. 5p.
71. “Der Umweltschutz in den USA.” Typescript (carbon), Mar. 1972. 3p.
72. “Urlaub im amerikanischen Hochgebirge.” 2 copies, typescript (carbon), Aug. 1959. 4p. ea.
73. “Verrueckte Amerikaner.” Typescript (carbon), n.d. 3p.
74. “Von Natur aus gnaedig getrennt .…” Typescript (carbon), n.d. 4p.
75. “Was sind Vigilanten?” 2 copies, typescript (carbon), Aug. 1961. 5p. ea.
76. “Was verstehen wir eigentlich unter ‘Demokratie’?” Typescript (carbon), n.d. 11p.
77. “Was? Wo? und Wie? isst man in Amerika?” 2 copies, typescript (carbon), May 1965. 5p. ea.
78. “Die Wehrmacht der U.S.A.” Typescript (carbon), Feb. 1966. 4p.
79. “Weihnachts Ausklang. Aus dem Weihnachts-Oratorium von W. H. Auden.” Several versions, typescript (carbon), n.d.
80. “Weisheit oder Wohlstand?” Typescript (carbon), Dec. 1973. 4p.
81. “Wer waescht das Tischgeschirr?” 2 copies, typescript (carbon), n.d. 3p. ea.
82. Theater reviews. Typescripts of 18 reviews, 1955-1959 and undated.


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83. “Wer wäscht das Tischgeschirr?” July 31, 1949.
84. “Auch in Amerika gibt es Birken.” Dec. 23, 1949.
85. “New Yorker Gespräch über das Wetter.” Dec. 28, 1949.
86. “Wegen Wolkenraubes angeklagt.” Apr. 25, 1950.
87. “Kampf mit der ‘New York Times’.” June 8, 1950.
88. “Haus der Weltbürger.” Aug. 19, 1950.
89. “Verrückte Amerikaner.” Dec. 29, 1950.
90. “ ‘Ein witziger Präsident?’ Betrachtungen zum amerikanischen Wahlkampf.” Sept. 21, 1952.
91. “Hat der Amerikaner keine Manieren?” Mar. 12, 1953.
92. “Amerika ruft nach einem neuen Kolumbus.” Mar. 22, 1953.
93. “Der größte Weihnachtsbaum der Welt.” Dec. 11, 1954.
94. “ ‘Spiel im Schloss’ vom Deutschen Theater gegeben.” Dec. 28, 1954.
95. “Besuch bei Jefferson.” After May 1955.
96. “Kasernenhofhumor, Satire und tiefere Bedeutung.” Oct. 27, 1955.
97. [“Losgelassener Kritiker – unschuldig kritisiert”]. Nov. 23, 1955.
98. “Rote Rosen für den Regisseur des Stückes ‘Red Roses for Me’.” Jan. 4, 1956.
99. “Eine klassische Operette im New York City Center.” Oct. 5, 1956.
100. “Geographische Spiegelfechterei: Stratford jetzt in New York City.” Jan. 1957.
101. “Himmlische, irdische Liebe in Harlem.” May 22, 1957.
102. “Der Mohr von Venedig im Festspielhaus in Stratford.” Ca. July 1957.
103. “Susan und die Wölfe der Bekleidungsindustrie.” Nov. 9, 1957.
104. “Warum fallen Stücke durch? – Zum Massensterben am Broadway.” Dec. 29, 1957.
105. “Scherz, Satire, Ironie – Tragik zur Entzauberung eines Walzertraums.” Mar. 10, 1958.
106. “Statt einer Kritik – nur ein Nachruf.” n.d.
107. “Friedrich Dürrenmatt belacht die ‘Mentalität’ der Menschheit.” Apr. 5, 1958.
108. “Festwochen in Wien.” July 6, 1958.
109. “Wenn man Kultur nach Dollar mißt.” Nov. 15, 1958.
110. “Armes reiches Mädchen und: ‘Die Liebe der Matrosen’.” Dec. 1958.
111. “US-Spezialagent gegen die Habsburger.” Feb. 7, 1959.
112. “Mark Twain zum Leben erweckt.” Apr. 13, 1959.
113. “Thomas Paine. Im Kampf um die Menschenrechte.” May 22, 1959.
114. “Gemeinschaft und Nachbarschaft in USA.” Jan. 20, 1960.
115. “Die Talentjäger gehen auf die Pirsch. In Amerika steigt der Kurswert der Bildung.” Mar. 29, 1960.
116. “Die Stellung der Presse in Amerika.” Aug. 5, 1960.
117. “Die Frau in Amerika.” Oct. 1, 1960.
118. “Die Vigilanten von San Francisco.” Oct. 17, 1961.
119. “Leben zwischen Wolkenkratzern.” Dec. 30, 1961.
120. “Das reisefreudigste Volk der Erde.” May 2, 1962.
121. “Spaziergänger gibt es hier nicht.” Sept. 8/9, 1962.
122. “Macht das Fernsehen kunstblind?” Oct. 13, 1962.
123. “Commuter in New York.” Feb. 2, 1963.
124. “Europäer in Amerika begünstigt.” Mar. 16, 1963.
125. “Der wortlose Druck auf den Knopf. Die fortschreitende mechanische Revolution.” May 24, 1963.
126. “Aristokratie der Vereinigten Staaten.” July 19, 1963.
127. “Das Reich der Automobile.” June 26, 1964.
128. “Amerikaner kennen keine Ruhe im Ruhestand.” Apr. 15, 1965.
129. “Der schwarze Amerikaner.” May 22, 1965.
130. “Populärster Mann seines Landes General und Präsident.” Sept. 10, 1965.
131. “Sind Amerikaner wirklich neurotisch?” Nov. 11, 1965.
132. “Frommer Materialismus.” [1966].
133. “Die Wehrmacht der Vereinigten Staaten.” Mar. 1966.
134.“Gibt es den typischen Amerikaner?” June 25, 1966.
135. “Die Machtergreifung des elektronischen Gehirns.” Apr. 1, 1967.
136. “Fremden unverständlich. Spiele und Spieler in den Vereinigten Staaten.” July 15, 1967.
137. “Falken oder Tauben? Der Vietnam-Krieg – von Amerika aus gesehen.” Dec. 11, 1967.
138. “Die heimlichen Könige der USA.” July 22, 1968.
139 “Großmächte der Philanthropie.” Sept. 26, 1968.
140. “Die Welt aus dem Bildschirm.” Oct. 19, 1968.
141. “Die mißbrauchte Freiheit. Gedanken über Amerika von heute.” Jan. 18, 1969.
142. “Brillen auf allen Nasen.” Feb. 8, 1969.
143. “Die Zukunft erfinden.” Feb. 25, 1969.
144. “Staat ohne Bauern. Die amerikanische Landwirtschaft ist eine Industrie geworden.” May 10, 1969.
145. “Studentenrevolution im Lande der Freiheit.” June 25, 1969.
146. “Amerikas entrechtete Mehrheit.” Mar. 14, 1970.
147. “ ‘The American Way of Life’.” Oct. 10, 1970.
148. “Amerikas Optimismus lebt noch.” Feb. 10, 1971.
149. “Revolution in Amerika: Rot, Schwarz oder Grün?” Apr. 17, 1971.
150. “ ‘Gralsritter’ und ‘öffentliches Gewissen’.” June 15, 1971.
151. “Die Irving-Story. Ein Superhoax.” [May 24, 1972].
152. “Umweltschutz in den USA.” June 9, 1972.
153. “Die amerikanischen ‘Kronprinzen’.” Oct. 8, 1972.
154. “Durchdrehen macht die ‘Blacks’ nicht freier.” Jan. 20, 1973.
155. “Die Negerfrage in Amerika.” Mar. 2, 1973.
156. “Vor zwei Jahrhunderten wurde die Idee des Computers geboren. Die Kaiserin und ihre Schachmaschine.” May 25, 1973.
157. “Praktisches Wissen ist wieder gefragt.” Feb. 2, 1974.
158. “Fluch und Segen der amerikanischen Energiekrise.” Apr. 17, 1974.
159. “Gebirgsdorf im Hause.” n.d.
160. “Mehr wissen – mehr lernen – mehr können.” n.d.
161. “Der rehabilitierte Mord.” n.d.
162. “ ‘Der Super’.” n.d.
163. “ ‘Tu es selbst’ in USA.” n.d.
164. Schweizer Feuilleton-Dienst. Articles published in Swiss newspapers.


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Series 6: Miscellaneous materials, including manuscripts by other authors.

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165. “Halbmond über Mond.” No author given. Typescript (carbon). 76p.
166. Burghauser, Hugo. “Philharmonische Erinnerungen in Dur und Moll.” Photocopy of typescript. 37p. Synopsis. 1p.
167. Kehrmann, Boris. “Dramatiker im Exil” (Fürth is included in the article). Photocopy of typescript. 56p.
168. Paneth, Josef. “Quid faciendum?” Typescript (carbon).18p. Also critique by Fürth. Typescript (carbon). 5p.
169. Miscellaneous clippings on theater performances.
170. Miscellaneous materials collected by Fürth.


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