Helen and Kurt Wolff papers, 1888-1994.


Helen and Kurt Wolff papers, 1888-1994.

The Helen and Kurt Wolff Papers consist of correspondence, manuscripts, printed material, and personal papers documenting the professional lives of Helen and Kurt Wolff through their affiliations with Kurt Wolff Verlag, Pantheon Books, and Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Series I, Correspondence, consists predominantly of professional correspondence with authors, publishers, and translators, though correspondence can also be found with friends, editors, literary agents, periodicals, and organizations. There are authors' files for Joy Adamson, Hermann Broch, Max Frisch, Günter Grass, Julien Green, Donald Harington, Uwe Johnson, Carl Gustav Jung and his editor Aniela Jaffé, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Konrad Lorenz, Jan Morris, Iris Origo, Amos Oz, Boris Pasternak, and Georges Simenon. Other noteworthy files exist for Hannah Arendt, Kurt von Faber du Faur, and translator Ralph Manheim. In addition to correspondence with various European publishers, there are large files of internal Pantheon Books and Harcourt Brace Jovanovich correspondence, and with individual colleagues, including William Jovanovich, Kyrill Schabert, and Wolfgang Sauerländer. Series II, Kurt Wolff Verlag Papers, consists of a small group of chiefly printed ephemera, as well as a list of KWV titles. Series III, Pantheon Books Papers, is subdivided for writings, financial and legal documents, and other papers. There are drafts of manuscripts, including corrected typescript carbons of Jung's Memories, Dreams, Reflections, marked printed versions of non-English language editions, reader reports, and printed publicity and reviews. Financial and legal documents include contracts, minutes, and statements and auditors' reports. Other papers include lists of Pantheon titles from 1946 to 1961. Series IV, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Papers, is subdivided for writings, financial and legal documents, and other papers. Materials include drafts, marked printed versions of non-English language editions, reader reports, printed publicity and reviews, photographs, and lists. There are corrected drafts of manuscripts by Bryher, Günter Grass, Uwe Johnson, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Henry Michaux, and others. Financial records include contracts and royalty statements from 1981 to 1993. Series V, Writings, is subdivided for the writings of Kurt Wolff, Helen Wolff, and others. There are several essays by Kurt Wolff on writers and publishing that appeared as radio broadcasts in the early 1960s. Subjects include Expressionism, Carl Sternheim, Franz Kafka, Karl Kraus, Lou Andreas-Salomé, and Franz Werfel. The writings of Helen Wolff include corrected typescript drafts of articles on publishing and translating and drafts of commemorative reminiscences on authors, friends, and colleagues, including translator Richard Winston. The writings of others include clippings and printed versions of articles. Series VI, Subject Files, consists chiefly of clippings on writers and publishers and Series VII, Personal Papers, consists chiefly of printed ephemera.

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Frisch, Max, 1911-1991

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Adamson, Joy

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Winston, Richard L.

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Richard Winston was a translator and biographer; Clara Winston was a translator and novelist. From the description of Richard and Clara Winston manuscripts, [ca.1950-1970] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155456606 ...

Michaux, Henri, 1899-1984

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Sauerländer, Wolfgang

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Lindbergh, Anne Morrow, 1906-2001.

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Anne Morrow Lindberg was born in 1906 to Dwight Whitney and Elizabeth Reeve (Cutter) Morrow. She graduated from Smith College in 1928 and married Col. Charles A. Lindbergh on May 27, 1929. Mrs. Lindbergh learned the skills necessary to serve as her husband's co-pilot, navigator and radio operator. North to the Orient was her first book, and it was followed by many others (novels, essays and poems) of a philosophical nature. She died in Vermont on February 7, 2001. From the descriptio...

Wolff, Kurt, 1887-1963

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Kurt Wolff had been Franz Werfel's publisher from 1912 to 1923. Helen Wolff (née Mosel) was Kurt's second wife. Helen and Kurt were good friends of Alma Mahler and Franz Werfel. The Wolffs, together with their son, Christian, emigrated to the U.S. in 1940 or 1941. From the description of Correspondence to Alma Mahler and Franz Werfel, ca. 1941-1963. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155864842 Kurt Wolff, publisher, was born in Germany; he established...

Kurt Wolff Verlag.

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Kraus, Karl, 1874-1936

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Author. From the description of Die stunde des todes : literary manuscript, 1926. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79455305 Karl Kraus Karl Kraus was born on April 28, 1874 in Gitschin, Bohemia (modern Jičin, Czech Republic), then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The son of Jakob Kraus, a wealthy Jewish papermaker and businessman, and his wife Ernestine Kantor, Karl moved with his family to Vienna in 1877. He began to study law at the University o...

Simenon, Georges, 1903-1989

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Georges Simenon (1903-1989) was a Belgian writer who published nearly 200 novels and numerous short stories. He is best known as the creator of the fictional detective Jules Maigret. William Jovanovich was an American publisher and president of Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, responsible for supporting and publishing a number of important 20th century writers including Eudora Welty, Mary McCarthy, and Umberto Eco. From the guide to the Georges Simenon correspondence with William Jovanovic...

Broch, Hermann, 1886-1951

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Morris, Jan, 1926-....

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Schabert, Kyrill

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Green, Julien, 1900-1998

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American writer in France. From the description of Papers of Julien Green [manuscript], 1985. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647807967 American born French writer. From the description of Le visionnaire : galley proof, 1933. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32136216 From the description of Papers of Julien Green [manuscript], 1976, 1988. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647827182 From the description of P...

Harington, Donald.

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Andreas-Salomé, Lou, 1861-1937

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Bryher, 1894-1983

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Wolff, Helen, 1906-1994

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Faber du Faur, Curt ˜vonœ 1890-1966

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Pantheon Books.

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Lorenz, Konrad, 1903-1989

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Werfel, Franz, 1890-1945

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Manheim, Ralph, 1907-1992

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Pasternak, Boris Leonidovich, 1890-1960

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Jaffé, Aniela

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Origo, Iris, 1902-1988

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Sternheim, Carl, 1878-1942

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Johnson, Uwe, 1934-1984

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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.

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Company name changed twice during the course of this correspondence. Correspondence dating 1934-1960 is to Harcourt, Brace and Company, Inc.; 1961-June 1970 to Harcourt, Brace & World; and finally, July 1970-1979 to Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. From the description of Correspondence, 1934-1979, from Lewis Mumford. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155880950 Company name changed twice during the course of this correspondence. Correspondence dating 19...

Jung, C.G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961

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Psychoanalyst and author. From the description of Letter, 1935. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 34149490 Psychologist and psychiatrist. From the description of C.G. Jung papers, 1909-1955. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983585 Epithet: Professor psychologist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001039.0x0000da Swiss psychoanalyst. From the description of C.G. Ju...