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Alice Raphael Papers

Call Number: YCGL MSS 21
Scope and Contents

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. Writings and translations comprise the bulk of the papers. Raphael's writings include drafts for her book Goethe and the Philosophers' Stone: Symbolical Patterns in 'The Parable' and the Second Part of 'Faust.' The papers contain several drafts of Raphael's translation of Goethe's Faust: A Tragedy Part One and Two with annotations and notes that reveal her translation process. Correspondence primarily consists of correspondence with Carl Gustav Jung, William A. Speck, Curt von Faber du Faur, and other curators of the Yale Collection of German Literature. The bulk of the correspondence regards her work to publish her Goethe translation and her writings on Goethe. The papers also contain sound recordings of Raphael's 1965 lectures given at the New York Institute of the C. G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology. Photographs include portraits of Raphael and an album of snapshots of the Eckstein family and their farm in Greenwich, CT. The papers also include a scrapbook of Raphael's colored pencil drawings and a charcoal portrait of Raphael by Kahlil Gibran.

Language of Materials

Materials in English and German.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Box 23 contains audiovisual material. Restricted fragile. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The Alice Raphael Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Alice Raphael, 1963, 1966, 1969. Gift of Alice Wolff, 1975.


The papers are organized into five series: Writings and Translations, Correspondence, Lectures, Other Papers, Correspondence with Yale Collection of German Literature.

11 Linear Feet ((23 boxes) + 1 art object)
Related Names
Raphael, Alice, 1887-1975
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832 ($t: Faust. $l: English (Raphael))
Raphael, Alice, 1887-1975 ($t: Goethe and the philosophers stone)
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