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MANN, THOMAS (1875-1955)

  • Princeton is becoming a major center for material relating to Thomas Mann. Though the collection is especially strong in letters, there is also a notable collection of books.

    Some 350 volumes are in the General Rare Book Collection (Ex). This includes various editions, including many first editions of Mann's works.

    An exhibit of Thomas Mann works was held in 1975, in honor of which the Friends of the Library published a volume of essays by Stanley Corngold, Victor Lange, and Theodore Ziolkowski.

    Most of the Mann collection is the gift of Miss Caroline Newton. For some details see: "Preface" by Richard M. Ludwig in Thomas Mann 1875-1955 [a collection of essays by Stanley Corngold, Victor Lange, and Theodore Ziolkowski]. (Princeton, 1975). See also: The Letters of Thomas Mann to Caroline Newton with a Foreword by Robert F. Goheen. [(Princeton), 1971].


  • See also the manuscript holdings of the Library [(MSS) C0295]. This is the link to the finding aid. The collection contains works of Mann including lectures, addresses, radio broadcasts (1942-1943), proofs for Der Erwahlte and a chapter of Lotte in Weimar, and a facsimile of Die Betrogene, as well as correspondence between Mann and many German and American intellectuals, such as Charles Neider, Arthur Hubscher, Hans Hulsen, Erich von Kahler, and Caroline Newton. In addition, there are memorabilia, photographs of Mann and several friends (Arturo Toscanini, Bruno Walter, etc.), and printed matter relating to Mann, as well as articles and essays of which he is the subject.

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