M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives


Inventory of the
Papers, 1940-1988


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Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content Note

Box and Folder List

Frederick Ungar Papers
Biographical Sketch

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Ungar was born and educated in Vienna, where he founded Phaidon Verlag and Saturn Verlag. He founded the Frederick Ungar Publishing Company in 1941 and directed it from its offices in New York City for more than forty years. Ungar edited or introduced many volumes on German and Austrian literature. Frederick Ungar died in 1989. Some titles from the Frederick Ungar Publishing Company are now owned by the Continuum International Publishing Group.

Frederick Ungar Papers
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Correspondence with Bruno Bettlehem, Franz Rudolf Bienenfeld, Edward L. Ericson, Erich Fromm, Alexander Gode, Fritz Hochwälder, Norman Lear, Robert Lohan, Viktor Mateja, Thomas Mann, Jan Masaryk, Will Schaber (with translations into German), Joseph Liutpold Stern (with manuscripts of poetry), Ernst Waldinger, Marie Weiss, Thornton Wilder, `and others, 1940-84; notebooks, 1959-68; working materials for Ungar's unpublished German-English dictionary, 1945-57; and catalogs and other promotional publications of the Frederick Ungar Publishing Company, 1941-88.

Frederick Ungar Papers
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Wir Heissen Euch Hoffen
German and English Ballads

Copies of early imprints:

Fried, A.H. - Lexikon Deutscher Citate
Pascal, B. - Gedanken
Gorki, M. - Meister Erzahlungen
Voltaire - Drei Satirische Erzählungen
Eckstein, E. - Der Besuch im Karzer
Fried, A.H. - Lexikon Lateinischer Citate
Tolstoi, L.A. - Herr und Knecht
Das Kleine Kä tselbuch - Deutsche Volksräootsel

Photograph & press kit announcing 85th birthday of Ungar

Catalogs, 1942 -1987 (box 3)

Material for unpublished dictionary, 1945-57

Notebooks, 1959-68

Correspondence, 1930's - 1987:

L.A. Bangerter, B. Bettelheim, F.R. Bienenfeld, E. Ericson, W.B. Fleischman, A. Gode, A. Hanhardt, F. Hochwälallder, E. Kahler, F. Katzer, K. Keppler, G. Knapp, F. Kobler, R. Lohan, T. Mann, J. Masaryk, V. Matejka, W. Morris, J. Papanek, R. Plank, A. Polgar, W. Schaber, H. Schnitzler, J.L. Stern, F. Stoessl, 0. Stoessl, E. Waldinger, H.J. Weigand, M. Weiss, T. Wilder, S. Wilkins D.G. Wright, H. Zohn

Many of these folders contain typescripts or photocopies of these people's work. They range in size from a few pages to several inches and Mann, Masaryk, Matejka and Wilder are only photocopies. There are also up to two feet of folders labeled "miscellaneous correspondence."

Subjects files with the following headings:

American Pictorial Encyclopedia
Anthology of German Poetry
Austria in Poetry and History
American Women Writers
Barash Arbitration
R. Cook - proposal for book
A. Gode
Institute of Communication Research - "A Study of USIA
Operating Assumptions, 1954
Letter from S. Oskar to K. Jaray about Karl Kraus, 107p.
Honors and awards
Biographical materials, including a transcript of a 1981 interview Business records
George E. Condoyannis (correspondence about German dictionary)
Dust jackets

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