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Summary

Abstract:
This collection contains photocopies of correspondence written by Manfred George to various public figures, original manuscripts of plays composed by George, newspaper clippings of articles George wrote for European and American publications, and audio recordings on his work with the New York based newspaper Aufbau.
Extent:
2.87 cubic ft.
Language:
English , German .
Preferred citation:

Preferred citation for this material is as follows: Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Manfred George Papers, 1913-1968. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the George Papers).

Background

Scope and Content:

This collection contains copies of correspondence with Hannah Arendt, Max Barth, Hans Habe, Thomas Mann, Ludwig Marcuse, Hertha Pauli, and many other émigré scholars and writers (1933–1968); two reel-to-reel tape recordings concerning the New York émigré newspaper Aufbau; copies of press clippings of articles by Manfred George in European and American newspapers (1913–1955); a number of original manuscripts written by Manfred George (1920-1938); and materials pertaining to the German-American Writers' Association (1938–1940).

Biographical / Historical:

Born in Berlin in 1893, Manfred George became an established theater critic in Germany during the interwar period. An outspoken leftist, George fled Germany after the Nazi Party gained control of the government in 1933. After travelling to a number of European countries and writing for various newspapers, George eventually settled in the United States, where he became editor-in-chief of the German-language newspaper Aufbau - a position he held from 1939 to his death in 1965. In this role, George saw the paper develop from a small monthly newsletter with limited readership into a leading outlet for the voices of the burgeoning German-speaking Jewish community in America. Due to his position with the organization, George became a central figure in the German émigré anti-Nazi movement in America.

Acquisition information:
All items in this collection were transferred to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives. This manuscript group was photocopied by the University Libraries in part from scrapbooks at Aufbau offices and in part from George's papers with the permission of George's widow before the originals were sent to the Deutsches Literaturarchiv (German Literature Archive), Marbach am Neckar, Germany.
Processing information:

Inventory compiled by Sandra Hunt Hawrylchak, 1978 January 30. Collection arranged and described by Johann Poehlmann, 2022 January.

Arrangement:

The collection is organized alphabetically. There are no series.

Physical location:
The materials are located onsite in the department.

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The originals of the George Papers (not Aufbau) are in the Deutsches Literaturarchiv (German Literature Archive), which should be contacted for permission to publish. The contact information is: Deutsche Schillergesellschaft e.V./Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach/ Schillerhöhe 8-10/71672 Marbach am Neckar/Germany/Telephone +49 (0) 7144/ 848-0/email: info@dla-marbach.de/website: https://www.dla-marbach.de/en/meta-navigation/informationen/about-us/.

Copyright for Aufbau is held by JM Jüdische Medien AG / Serenade Verlag AG, Postfach 8027, Zürich, Switzerland. According to the Library of the Leo Baeck Institute New York which has digitized all issues of Aufbau published from inception of the newspaper in 1934 through 2004, users may access, download or print low resolution copies for research, teaching, and private study without obtaining written prior permission of JM. Commercial use or publication of any portion of the work requires prior written permission of JM Jüdische Medien AG / Serenade Verlag AG, Zürich.

The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of copyright. Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) and/or by the copyright or neighboring-rights laws of other nations. More information about U.S. Copyright is provided by the Copyright Office. Additionally, re-use may be restricted by terms of University Libraries gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks.

The M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collection and Archives is eager to hear from any copyright owners who are not properly identified so that appropriate information may be provided in the future.

PREFERRED CITATION:

Preferred citation for this material is as follows: Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Manfred George Papers, 1913-1968. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the George Papers).

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