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Steven Schuyler papers relating to Kurt Wolff and Hermann Broch

 Collection
Call Number: YCGL MSS 17

Content Description

Papers related to Steven Schuyler's doctoral thesis entitled Kurt Wolff and Hermann Broch: Publisher and Author in Exile.

Original gift, received in 2006, features two drafts of Schuyler's doctoral thesis (entitled Kurt Wolff and Hermann Broch: Publisher and Author in Exile) for the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University. There is one typescript photocopy of an undated draft, with corrections, annotations, and six leaves of notes by Helen Wolff, and one typescript photocopy, dated May 1984, of the final draft. Schuyler's thesis discusses Wolff as founder of Pantheon Books and publisher of European and émigré work in translation, and the translation and publication of Broch's Der Tod des Vergil (The Death of Virgil). The drafts are accompanied by one typescript carbon letter from Schuyler to Helen Wolff, Kurt Wolff's wife and publishing partner, and three audio cassettes. In his letter, dated May 29, 1984, Schuyler responds to Wolff's comments on his thesis. The audio recordings, dated August 21, 1979, include interviews with Helen Wolff.

Additions, received in 2008 and 2009 consist of correspondence and research notes relating to Schuyler's thesis. Along with additional correspondence with Helen Wolff, there is correspondence with literature scholars, writers, publishers, and research institutions, including Joseph Campbell, Karl Siegfried Guthke, Roman Jakobson, Wulf Köpke, Paul Michael Lützeler, Hans Sahl, and Christian Wolff.

Dates

  • 1943 - 1991

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Box 6 (audiocassetes): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies available. Please consult Access Services for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

This material is open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Steven Schuyler, 2006-2009.

Extent

2.38 Linear Feet (6 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

German

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.schuylerwolff

Overview

Papers related to Steven Schuyler's doctoral thesis entitled Kurt Wolff and Hermann Broch: Publisher and Author in Exile.

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Title
Guide to the Steven Schuyler papers relating to Kurt Wolff and Hermann Broch
Author
Michael Forstrom
Date
March 2021

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