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Speck, William A. (William Alfred), 1864-1928

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1864 - 1928

Biography

William A. Speck (1864-1928), founder of the William A. Speck Collection of Goetheana at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Alice Raphael Papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCGL MSS 21
Abstract: The Alice Raphael Papers contain writings, translations, correspondence, lectures, photographs, a scrapbook and other papers that document the professional and personal life of author and translator Alice Raphael. The papers include letters from Carl Gustav Jung and drafts of Raphael's book Goethe and the Philosophers' Stone: Symbolical Patterns in 'The Parable' and the Second Part of 'Faust' and her translation of Goethe's Faust:...
Dates: 1917-1977

William A. Speck collection of Goetheana : general ephemera

 Collection
Call Number: YCGL MSS 27
Abstract: The William A. Speck Collection of Goetheana: General Ephemera is an artificial collection of miscellaneous, non-book materials long associated with the Speck Collection but previously uncataloged. The collection demonstrates how Goethe and his works entered into the popular culture in the late nineteenth century and early decades of the twentieth. The collection includes a few items relating directly to Goethe, such as pens that he used and his grandfather Textor's seal, as well as items...
Dates: 1766-1999

William A. Speck collection of Goetheana : medals and medallions

 Collection
Call Number: YCGL MSS 28
Abstract: The William A. Speck Collection of Goetheana: Medals and Medallions consists of 178 medals, coins, medallions, and reliefs depicting Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Friedrich Schiller, and other figures, mostly literary. By date, the pieces range from 1740 (a Gutenberg medal commemorating the tercentennial of the invention of printing) to 1934. The earliest Goethe items are a circa 1775 tin medal by Boltschauser and an 1808 medallion modeled by the painter Gerhard Kügelgen (1772-1820). Many...
Dates: 1740-1934

William A. Speck collection of Goetheana : original artwork

 Collection
Call Number: YCGL MSS 26
Abstract: The William A. Speck Collection of Goetheana: Original Artwork is an artificial collection comprising original artwork that came to Yale from various sources, mostly during the Speck Collection's early decades. It includes some of the Collection's best-known holdings, including an anonymous silhouette made of Goethe in 1786 as well as original sketches and engravings by Goethe. Other artists represented include Wilhelm von Kaulbach, Georg Melchior Kraus, Johann Heinrich Lips, and Moritz...
Dates: 1785-1916

William A. Speck papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCGL MSS 20
Abstract:

Collection consists of correspondence, notes and drafts, card files, personal and family papers, documenting the founding of the Speck Collection and William A. Speck's activity as a Goethe collector and interpreter.

Dates: 1848-1951