Lewisohn, Ludwig, 1882-1955

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Jewish American novelist, literary critic and Brandeis University professor.

From the description of Articles from the Charleston News and Courier; June 1-September 26, 1903. (Brandeis University Library). WorldCat record id: 33160455

German-American author Ludwig Lewisohn was the product of a diverse cultural background. Much of his work as writer and academic is concerned with loyalty to heritage, from which identity is forged. Generally, Lewisohn had a very broad conceptualization of heritage, and encouraged America to foster and encourage diverse humane traditions.

From the description of Ludwig and Thelma Lewisohn letters and clippings, 1933-1943. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 51262676

Jewish American novelist, literary critic, and Brandeis University professor.

From the description of Papers 1922-1938. (Brandeis University Library). WorldCat record id: 34299652

From the description of Letters, 1930-1956. (Brandeis University Library). WorldCat record id: 35780817

Ludwig Lewisohn was an important Jewish-American author, literary critic, prominent Zionist and founding professor at Brandeis University where he taught from 1948-1955.

From the description of Collection, 1883-1955 (Brandeis University Library). WorldCat record id: 276299953

Jewish American author, literary critic, and Brandeis University professor.

From the description of Papers; 1949-1954 (Brandeis University Library). WorldCat record id: 34299759

Author, critic and Zionist leader, Lewisohn emigrated from Berlin, Germany, to St. Matthews, S.C., with his parents, ca. 1890. The family moved to Charleston, S.C., in 1892 where Lewisohn graduated from Charleston High School and the College of Charleston. He eventually became a college professor, translator, cultural and literary critic, novelist, and wrote three autobiographies. His first wife, Mary Childs, would not grant him a divorce; he moved to Europe with singer Thelma Spear, who mothered his only child Jim. Obtaining a divorce from Mary Lewisohn, he married Edna Manley, and later remarried again.

From the description of Ludwig Lewisohn papers, 1903-1980s (bulk 1940s). (College of Charleston). WorldCat record id: 6642230

Modern American novelist; immigrant, 1889, to Charleston, S.C.; graduate, College of Charleston, Bachelor's and Master's degrees, 1901, and Doctorate, 1914; native of Berlin, Germany.

From the description of Ludwig Lewisohn papers, 1903-1966; (bulk, 1922-1946) (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 31685068

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creatorOf Manny, Frank Addison, 1868-1954. Frank Addison Manny papers, 1890-1955. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Lewisohn, Ludwig, 1882-1955. Letters, 1930-1956. Brandeis University Library
referencedIn Charles Allan Madison Papers, 1918-1935 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
creatorOf Lewisohn, Ludwig, 1882-1955. Letters to Lewisohn [manuscript] 1925-31. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Lewisohn, Ludwig, 1882-1955. Ludwig Lewisohn papers, 1903-1966; (bulk, 1922-1946) University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Lewisohn, Ludwig, 1882-1955. Correspondence file, 1926-1930, from Boni & Liveright and Horace Liveright, Inc. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Lewisohn, Ludwig, 1882-1955. Papers 1922-1938. Brandeis University Library
creatorOf Lewisohn, Ludwig, 1882-1955. Amor triumphans, and other poems, [190-?]. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Lewisohn, Edna, 1908-. Edna Manley Lewisohn postal card to Charles A. Cowen, 1943 February 22. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Lewisohn, Ludwig, 1882-1955. Collection, 1883-1955 Brandeis University Library
referencedIn Madison, Charles Allan. Papers, 1918-1985. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Arthur Gleason Papers, 1863-1931, (bulk 1900-1923) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Columbia University. Dept. of English and Comparative Literature. Columbia University English Department letters, 1896-1961. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Werfel, Franz, 1890-1945. Music sources for Kurt Weill's Eternal road and Der Weg der Verheissung in the collection of the Weill-Lenya Research Center, 1934-[ongoing]. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
referencedIn Lewis Gannett papers, 1681-1966 (inclusive) 1900-1960 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Schalit, Heinrich, 1886-1976. Harvest song : for chorus (SATB) and piano / lyric by Richard Dehmel ; translated by Ludwig Lewisohn ; [music by Heinrich Schalit]. Jewish Theological Seminary of America
referencedIn Harris, Lancelot Minor, 1868-1941. Lancelot Minor Harris papers, 1872-1940 (bulk 1890-1930). College of Charleston, Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library
creatorOf Lewisohn, Ludwig, 1882-1955. Signed endorsement of Slow wall, poems new and selected, 1939 Feb. 3. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Elihu Stone papers, 1913-2015 Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society
referencedIn The Nation, records, 1879-1974 (inclusive), 1920-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Lewisohn, Ludwig, 1882-1955. Papers; 1949-1954 Brandeis University Library
creatorOf Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc. records, 1899-2003 (bulk 1945-1989). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Lewisohn, Ludwig, 1882-1955. Articles from the Charleston News and Courier; June 1-September 26, 1903. Brandeis University Library
creatorOf Lewisohn, Ludwig, 1882-1955. Letter to Beorge Viereck. Berlin, Germany. 1924 Aug. 14. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Frank Manny papers, 1890-1955 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Berneri, Camillo, 1897-1937. Le juif anti-semite : notes and research material, ca.1927-1934. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Lewisohn, Ludwig, 1882-1955. Correspondence with Franz Werfel, 1942-1943. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Lewisohn, Ludwig, 1882-1955. Ludwig Lewisohn papers, 1903-1980s (bulk 1940s). College of Charleston, Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library
referencedIn Rosamond B. Loring collection of printed endpapers, 1900-1950 (inclusive), 1920-1941 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Lewisohn, Ludwig, 1882-1955. Letters to Lewisohn [manuscript] 1925-31. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Lewisohn, Ludwig, 1882-1955. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1916-1935. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Weill, Kurt, 1900-1950. Three selections from The road to promise / Kurt Weill. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1967. Houghton Library
creatorOf Lewisohn, Ludwig, 1882-1955. Ludwig and Thelma Lewisohn letters and clippings, 1933-1943. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Schnitzler, Arthur, 1862-1931. Arthur Schnitzler correspondence, manuscript, and drawings, 1926 -1931. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Lewisohn, Ludwig, 1882-1955. The beginnings of English criticism. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Leonard, William Ellery, 1876-1944. William E. Leonard papers [manuscript], 1920-1929. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Mount Zion Hebrew Congregation (Saint Paul, Minn.). Mount Zion Hebrew Congregation records, 1853-1958. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc. records, 1899-2003, 1945-1989 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Gleason, Arthur, 1878-1923. Arthur Gleason papers, 1863-1931 (bulk 1900-1923). Library of Congress
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, ca. 1933-1997. Houghton Library
referencedIn E. E. Cummings papers, 1870-1969. Houghton Library
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associatedWith Berneri, Camillo, 1897-1937. person
associatedWith Brandeis University. corporateBody
correspondedWith Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969 person
associatedWith Columbia University. Dept. of English and Comparative Literature. corporateBody
associatedWith Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962 person
associatedWith Doren, Mark Van, 1880-1972, person
associatedWith Ehrenbourg, Ilya Grigorievich, 1891-1967, person
associatedWith Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. corporateBody
associatedWith Feuchtwanger, Lion, 1884-1958. person
correspondedWith Gannett, Lewis, 1891-1966 person
correspondedWith Gleason, Arthur, 1878-1923. person
associatedWith Harris, Lancelot Minor, 1868-1941. person
associatedWith Jervey, Theodore D. (Theodore Dehon), b. 1859. person
associatedWith Leonard, William Ellery, 1876-1944. person
associatedWith Lewisohn, Edna, 1908- person
associatedWith Lewisohn, James, 1933- person
associatedWith Lewisohn, Ludwig, 1883-1955, person
associatedWith Lewisohn, Thelma Spear. person
associatedWith Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951 person
associatedWith Loring, Rosamund B. (Rosamond Bowditch), 1889-1950 person
associatedWith Madison, Charles Allan person
associatedWith Madison, Charles Allan. person
associatedWith Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955. person
associatedWith Manny, Frank Addison, 1868-1954. person
associatedWith Melnick, Ralph. person
associatedWith Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956, person
associatedWith Miller, Henry, 1891-1980. person
associatedWith Mount Zion Hebrew Congregation (Saint Paul, Minn.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Nation (New York, N.Y. : 1865). corporateBody
correspondedWith New Directions Publishing Corp. corporateBody
associatedWith Perdix, Elizabeth. person
associatedWith Rilke, Rainer Maria, 1875-1926 person
associatedWith Robinson, Ted, b. 1878, person
associatedWith Salpeter, Harry, person
associatedWith Schalit, Heinrich, 1886-1976. person
correspondedWith Schnitzler, Arthur, 1862-1931. person
associatedWith Spear, Thelma. person
associatedWith Speyer, Leonora, 1872-1956. person
associatedWith Spiro, Saul S. person
associatedWith Stone, Elihu David, 1889-1952 person
associatedWith Viereck, George Sylvester, 1884-1962, person
associatedWith Wassermann, Jakob, 1873-1934 person
associatedWith Weill, Kurt, 1900-1950. person
associatedWith Wise, Stephen S. (Stephen Samuel), 1874-1949. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
South Carolina--Charleston
South Carolina--Charleston
United States
South Carolina
South Carolina--Charleston
United States
Subject
Jewish authors--20th century--Correspondence
Zionism
Journalists
Marriage
American literature--Jewish authors
Custody of children
American literature--20th century
German Americans
Homosexuality--Poetry
Jewish authors--History
Authors, American
Occupation
Novelists--South Carolina--Charleston
Translator
Jewish authors--South Carolina--Charleston
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Birth 1882-05-30

Death 1955-12-31

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