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Erich Kahler Papers

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Kahler, Erich, 1885-1970

Erich von Kahler was born on 14 October 1885 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. He studied Philosophy, Literature, Fine Arts, History, Sociology, and Psychology at the Universities of Vienna, Munich, Berlin, Heidelberg, and Freiburg before earning his Ph.D. at the University of Vienna in 1911. Thereafter he traveled in Europe, working as an author and lecturer until 1933 when he left Germany for good, following Hitler's rise to power. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1938 and became a U.S. citizen in 1944.

In the U.S. he worked primarily as a lecturer and visiting professor at a number of universities during the period 1940-1960. Among these are such universities as The New School for Social Research, Black Mountain College, Cornell, and Princeton University. His wide circle of friends, dubbed the "Kahler-Kreis" by Charles Bell, included Albert Einstein, Thomas Mann, and Hermann Broch (who wrote his novel Tod des Vergils at Kahler's Princeton house). He remained close to the Mann family after Mann's death, and his correspondence with Thomas Mann was published following his death in An Exceptional Friendship: The Correspondence of Thomas Mann and Erich Kahler . He lived the majority of his years in America in Princeton and was, like Einstein, a member of the Institute for Advanced Study. While living in Princeton he met and married Mrs. Alice (Lili) Loewy.

Kahler was a prolific writer, and the themes of his writings and lectures often reflected his political involvement, although he was a widely respected literary critic, especially of Thomas Mann. He explored the study of history, the new roles of science and technology, and the changing relationship of man to his changing world. Politically, he was an ardent supporter of the Zionist movement, a member of the Committee to Frame a World Constitution, and of the Emergency Civil Liberties Committee, as well as numerous anti-war / anti-bomb groups.

He died at home in Princeton in 1970 and was survived by his wife, Alice, and a step-daughter. Alice Loewy Kahler died in 1992.

1903 Books of poetry published 1916 Weltgesicht und Politik 1919 Das Geschlecht Habsburg 1920 Der Beruf der Wissenschaft 1936 Israel Unter den Vlkern 1937 Der Deutsche Charakter in der Geschichte Europas 1943 Man the Measure: A New Approach to History 1944 The Arabs in Palestine (with Albert Einstein) 1952 Die Verantwortung des Geistes 1953 Editor: Hermann Broch, Gedichte 1957 The Tower and the Abyss 1960 Contributor: Symbolism in Religion and Literature 1962 Die Philosophie von Hermann Broch 1964 The Meaning of History 1964 Stefan George 1967 The Jews Among the Nations 1967 Out of the Labyrinth: Essays in Clarification 1968 The Disintegration of Form in the Arts 1969 Orbit of Thomas Mann 1970? Die Verinnerung des Erzählens (posthumously) 1975 An Exceptional Friendship: The Correspondence of Thomas Mann and Erich Kahler (posthumously)

The collection consists of works, correspondence, photographs, and printed matter of Kahler and some papers of other people. The collection contains typed manuscripts with the author's corrections of Der Deutsche Charakter in der Geschichte Europas , The Jews Among the Nations , Man theMeasure , The Meaning of History , Out of the Labyrinth , Die Philosophie von Hermann Broch , The Tower and the Abyss , and a new preface to Man the Measure , as well as addresses, articles, reports, essays, and lectures, many on Thomas Mann. There are letters to Kahler and his wife, Alice, by such correspondents as John Berryman, Jorge Guillen, Aldous Huxley, Lewis Mumford, and Sean O'Faolain, and copies of Kahler's letters to editors. Also included are original works of Lewis Mumford, Hermann Broch, and Thomas Mann, including a lecture (1936) by Mann on Freud. A recent accession is a group of approximately twenty letters relating to the festschrift for Kahler that was edited by Eleanor L. Wolff and published in 1951; among them is a fifteen-line carbon typescript of Albert Einstein's contribution entitled "Fleisszettel."

The manuscripts found in draft form in the collection came to print in the following publications: Der Deutsche Charakter in der Geschichte Europas (Zurich: Europa, 1937); The Jews Among the Nations (New York: Frederick Ungar, 1967); Man the Measure (New York: G. Braziller, 1956); The Meaning of History (New York: G. Braziller, 1964); Out of the Labyrinth (New York: G. Braziller, 1967); Die Philosophie von Hermann Broch (Tubingen: JCB Mohr, 1962); The Tower and the Abyss (New York: G. Braziller, 1957).

Alice Kahler donated the bulk of the papers to Princeton University during the years 1982, 1985, 1990, and 1991. Some originals of copies in this collection are housed in the Thomas Mann Archive, the Leo Baeck Institute, and with Albert Einstein's papers in Israel.

Two notebooks, some biographical information, and some correspondence with Marthe Agnes Frfr. v. Erffa were transferred from the Rare Books Division in 2012 (AM 2012-100).

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This collection was processed by Krista Stroever in 1995 . Finding aid written by Krista Stroever in 1995 .

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Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Author
Krista Stroever
Finding Aid Date
1995
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Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents

Consists of typed and autograph manuscripts of Kahler's works: Der Deutsche Charakter in der Geschichte Europas , Geschichte des Menschen , The Jews Among the Nations , Man the Measure , The Meaning of History , Orbit of Thomas Mann , Out of the Labyrinth , Die Philosophie von Hermann Broch , The Tower and the Abyss , Viktor an Fidelis . Also includes his essays, many of which were published--"Verinnerung des Erzaehlens," "Untergang und Uebergang," "Stefan George"--and his lectures and speeches.

Arrangement

This series is arranged into three subseries: Works, Essays, and Lectures.

Physical Description

8 boxes

Scope and Contents

Consists of works such as Deutsche Charakter in der Geschichte Europas, The Jews Among the Nations, and "Out of the Labyrinth," as well as others.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by title.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Deutsche Charakter in der Geschichte Europas, 1937. 4 folders.
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4 folders

Geschichte des Menschen, dates not examined. 2 folders.
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2 folders

The Jews Among the Nations, 1967. 4 folders.
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4 folders

Man the Measure, 1943. 4 folders.
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4 folders

The Meaning of History, 1964. 6 folders.
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6 folders

The Orbit of Thomas Mann, 1969. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Out of the Labyrinth, 1967. 12 folders.
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12 folders

Die Philosophie von Hermann Broch, 1962. 2 folders.
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2 folders

The Tower and the Abyss, 1957. 5 folders.
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5 folders

Viktor an Fidelis, 1910. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Miscellaneous notes, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of essays such as "The Case for World Government," "Democracy in a Changing World," and "The Hydrogen Bomb," as well as others.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by title.

Physical Description

5 boxes

"Alfred Weber", 1868-1958. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"An Attempt at Truth: Origins of the Summit Crisis", 1960. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Bilingualism and the Problems of Translation", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

On Hermann Broch, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Brochfeier", 1958. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Case for World Government", 1946-1947. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Committee to Frame a World Constitution, various essays, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Committee to Frame a World Constitution, address, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Common Enemy", dates not examined. 2 folders.
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2 folders

"The Crisis of American Democracy", 1965. 4 folders.
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4 folders

"Democracy in a Changing World", dates not examined. 6 folders.
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6 folders

"Democracy Today and Tomorrow", 1965. 3 folders.
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3 folders

"Democracy and World Organization", 1966. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Deutsch-sterreich zu Deutschland", 1918. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Doctor Faustus From Adam to Sartre", 1967. 8 folders.
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8 folders

"Einführung zu einer Lesung von Übertragungen englischer Gedichte", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Einheit ab Untergang", 1939. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Speech written for Albert Einstein, Nobel Prize dinner, 1945. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Elect", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Ends and Means." Common Cause : a Journal of One World, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Entwurf einer Theorie der Geschichte", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Epitaph in limerick form addressed to Einstein, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Die Erwählten", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Foreign Policy Today." Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, dates not examined. 2 folders.
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2 folders

"Form und Entformung", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Formen und Provenzen des Unbewussten", 1962. 3 folders.
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3 folders

"The Forms of Form", 1963. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Die Frage nach dem Sinn der Geschichte", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Essay on Paul Frankl, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Gedenkrede auf Thomas Mann", 1956. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The German Problem", 1945. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Gibt es einen Sinn in der Geschichte?", dates not examined. 2 folders.
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2 folders

"Hermann Broch", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Hermann Broch on Thomas Mann", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Die historische Verantwortung Stefan Georges", 1938. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The History of the Concept of the Unconcious", dates not examined. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Essay on Gerald Manley Hopkins, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Gerald Manley Hopkins", 1844-1889. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Hydrogen Bomb", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Invasion of Cuba", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Juden und Deutsche." Europäische Revue, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Essay on Eugen von Kahler, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Kommentar zu Blatt", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Die Krise des Individuums", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Die Kubanische Krise", 1962. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Das Kunstwerk und die Geschichte", 1954. 4 folders.
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4 folders

"Leben und Kunst", 1922. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Liberalism Today", 1959. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Essay on Thomas Mann, 1935. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Memorandum for Richard Falk, 1962. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Metaphysik: ein Brief", 1905-1906. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Military Mentality", 1947. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Motif and Motive: The Origins of Thomas Mann's Doctor Faustus", 1957. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Nihilistic Technocracy", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"An Open Letter to Harold Urey", 1950. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Origins of the Total State", 1941. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Das Problem der Demokratie." Sonderdruck aus Synopsis, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Die Prosa des Expressionismus", 1964. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Rallying Idea", 1965. 3 folders.
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3 folders

"The Reality of Utopia", 1946. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Re: Explanation and Interpretation", dates not examined. 2 folders.
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2 folders

"Religion and Science: Irreconcilable", 1940. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Response and Responsibility", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Responsibility of the German People", 1945. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Responsibility of the Mind", 1945. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Responsibility of the Spirit", 1945. 2 folders.
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2 folders

"The Right of the People", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Schwankung", 1904. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Science and History", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Secularization of the Devil: Thomas Mann's Faust", dates not examined. 2 folders.
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2 folders

"Sinn", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Spiritual Sources of National Socialism", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The State of our World at a Glance", dates not examined. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Statement on the 196? Presidential Election, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Statement about 1968 Presidential Election, dates not examined. 2 folders.
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2 folders

"Technische Bemerkungen zur Üebersetzung", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Theology of Progress:Review of Civilization on Trial by A. Toynbee." The Nation, 1949 June 19. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Theory of History", dates not examined. 2 folders.
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2 folders

"Der Tod Georgs (by Richard Beer-Hofmann): Einleitung", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Totalitarianism", dates not examined. 2 folders.
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2 folders

"Tote Zeit", 1908. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Transformation of Modern Fiction", 1955. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Translations of Four Hopkins Poems, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Translations of Joyce's poem "Alone", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Translation of Joyce poem for Lili Kahler, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Translation of Lowell's "Middle Age", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Translation of Melville's "Monody", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Translation of Eleanor Wolff's "Worte" with note from her, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Translation From Yeats' works, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Die Transzendenz der Kunst." Das Silberboot, 1948. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The True, the Good, and the Beautiful", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Über Demokratie", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Unity of Mankind", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Untergang und Übergang der Epischen Kunstform, 1953. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"The Utopia of Present Reality", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Die Verantwortlichkeit des Deutschen Volkes", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Der Verfall des Wertens." Merkur, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Die Verinnerung des Erzählens", dates not examined. 7 folders.
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7 folders

"Versuch der Erinnerung", dates not examined. 2 folders.
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2 folders

"Verwandlung des Menschen", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Das Wahre, das Gute, und das Schöne", 1961. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Wankung des Sozialismus und [ ] vs. Republikanismus", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Was Ist ein Gedicht?", dates not examined. 2 folders.
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2 folders

"Was Soll Werden?", dates not examined. 3 folders.
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3 folders

"What is Art?", 1959. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"What History Is and Is Not", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Why Socialism? Which Socialism?", dates not examined. 3 folders.
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3 folders

"Will the Democracies Help the Jewish State?" The JewishForum, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Die Wirklichkeit der Utopie." Die Neue Rundschau, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Essay on World Government, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Zeit in der Literatur", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Zu einer Universal Theorie der Geschichte", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Die Zukunft des Romans", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Untitled, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of lectures, including "Disintegration of Form in the Arts," "The Meaning of History," and a Christian Gauss Seminar, Princeton University, as well as others.

Arrangement

Not arranged according to any arrangement scheme.

Physical Description

1 box

"Disintegration of Form in the Arts," Three-Part Lecture Series, dates not examined. 4 folders.
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4 folders

Gandhi Memorial, Washington: Talk, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Christian Gauss Seminar, Princeton University, dates not examined. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Jewish Center, Princeton: Address, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Lehrervortrag, Princeton, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Thomas Mann: Lectures, dates not examined. 5 folders.
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5 folders

"The Meaning of History", dates not examined. 4 folders.
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4 folders

"Representation and Revolution", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Thomas Mann: Artist at the Crossroads of our Age", dates not examined. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Tod des Vergil : Lecture, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

World Government: Speech, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Untitled lectures, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notebooks: "Memorandum über die Ehe" (1912); "Die reinen Zeichen" and "Ausbruch" (1910-1911), 1910-1912. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of letters written by and to Erich Kahler and his wife, Alice (Lili), by such people as Albert Einstein, Hermann Broch, Klaus and Ilsedore Jonas, Thomas and Katia Mann, Elisabeth Mann and G. A. Borghese, Aldous Huxley, Lewis Mumford, Wright Morris, and Charles Bell. Also includes some correspondence of these people with each other, and a folder of letters related to the 1951 festschrift for Kahler, edited by Eleanor L. Wolff.

Arrangement

This series is arranged into two subseries: Letters to and by Erich Kahler, and Letters to Alice (Lili) Kahler.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Scope and Contents

Consists of correspondence with individuals such as Miriam Brokaw, Albert Einstein, Christian Gauss, Robert Goheen, and Aldous Huxley, as well as others.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Amter, Joseph, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Arendt, Hannah, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Berryman, John, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Bethe, Hans and Rose, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Borghese, Elisabeth Mann, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Brantl, George, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Brokaw, Miriam, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

B (Miscellaneous), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Cheuse, Alan, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

C (Miscellaneous), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

D (Miscellaneous), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Eggen, J. B., dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Einstein, Albert, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

E (Miscellaneous), dates not examined. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence with Marthe Agnes Frfr. v. Erffa.

Physical Description

1 folder

Frisch, Efraim, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

F (Miscellaneous), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Gauss, Christian, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Goheen, Robert, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

G (Miscellaneous), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Hutchins, Robert, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Huxley, Aldous, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

J (Miscellaneous), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

von Kahler, Antoinette, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Kensik, A., dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

K (Miscellaneous), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Landis, Bernard, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Leidlin, Oskar, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Lowe, A. E., dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

L (Miscellaneous), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Mann, Erika, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Mann, Thomas, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Mumford, Lewis, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

M (Miscellaneous), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Newton, Caroline, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

New York Times, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

N (Miscellaneous), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

O (Miscellaneous), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Pickering, John, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

P (Miscellaneous), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

R (Miscellaneous), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Süsman, Margarete, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

S (Miscellaneous), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

T (Miscellaneous), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

U (Miscellaneous), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Winston, Richard, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Wolff, Eleanor, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Wolff, Kurt, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

W (Miscellaneous), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Yale University Germanic Club, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Y (Miscellaneous), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Zuckerkandl, Viktor, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scope and Contents

(unless otherwise noted)

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Physical Description

1 box

A (Miscellaneous), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Bell, Charles, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bell, Charles to Alfred Bush, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Berryman, John, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Bohm, Dave, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Borghese, Elisabeth Mann, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Broch, Hermann to G. A. Borghese and Christian Gauss, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Broch, Hermann to Albert Einstein, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

B (Miscellaneous), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

C (Miscellaneous), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Dukas, Helene, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

D (Miscellaneous), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Einstein, Albert, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

E (Miscellaneous), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Franke, Peter, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Guillen, Jorge, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

G (Miscellaneous), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Hoekzema, Loren, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

H, I, J, K, L (Miscellaneous), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Mann, Thomas, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Mumford, Lewis, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

M (Miscellaneous), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Norman, Dorothy, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Poensgen, Runhild, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

P (Miscellaneous), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

S, T (Miscellaneous), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

V (Miscellaneous), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Wainwright, Alexander, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

W (Miscellaneous), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Miscellaneous, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Erich Kahler Festschrift correspondence, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Contains legal documents related to publication including royalty checks, copyright papers, and publishing contracts, some lists, and other miscellaneous material.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by title.

Physical Description

1 box

Biographical Information and Lists of Publications, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Contracts for Publishing, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Copyright Certificate for The Germans, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Lists of Books, Essays and Other Papers Donated to Firestone Library, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Princeton University Visiting Professorship Appointments, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Registration for the Humanities and Social Sciences, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Royalty Checks for Historia Universal del Hombre, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Contains photographs of Erich Kahler, his wife, Alice, the Thomas Mann family, and Elisabeth Mann Borghese's children; pictures taken by Wright Morris and sent as cards; a photograph of Kahler on his 80th birthday with R. Sessions dated 14 October 1965; five photographs of Kahler receiving an honorary degree at Princeton's Commencement on June 10, 1969; and one pencil drawing of Kahler, dated 30 March 1970.

Arrangement

Not arranged according to any arrangement scheme.

Physical Description

1 box

Photographs and Drawings, 1965-1970. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Contains several manuscripts by Elisabeth Mann Borghese, Hermann Broch, Albert Einstein, and Thomas Mann, among others. Some of these are signed and dedicated in the author's hand to the Kahlers.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Description

1 box

Bell, Charles: "The Kahler-Kreis--und Kreise", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Borghese, Elisabeth Mann: "State Sovereignty and Interdependence", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Broch, Hermann: Report to the Guggenheim on Man the Measure, dates not examined. 3 folders.
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3 folders

Broch, Hermann: "Bemerkungen zu einem 'Appeal' zugunsten des deutschen Volkes", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Einstein, Albert: Fragment of Essay on Theory of Relativity, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Einstein, Albert: About Man the Measure, dates not examined. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Einstein, Albert: Statement for the Methodist Church Conference, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Einstein, Albert: For 1951 Festschrift, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Einstein, Albert: Translation of Interview with Raymond Swing, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Einstein, Albert: Poem for Hermann Broch, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Emergency Civil Liberties Committee, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Fourth World Conference Against Hydrogen and Atomic Bombs and for Disarmament, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Frank, Joseph: Article on Kahler, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Franke, Peter: "Fräulein Isenschnibbe und der Dichter Thos.: Unbekannte Documente zu Thomas Mann", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Gauss, Christian: Statement on Man the Measure, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Jonas, Klaus: "Thomas Mann Bibliography", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Jonas, Klaus: "The Pittsburgh Collection", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Kahler, Antoinette: Poems written for Hermann Broch, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Mann, Monika: "Portrait eines Hundes", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Mann, Thomas: "Ein Wort Hierzu", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Mann, Thomas: Lecture on Freud with handwritten corrections, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Mumford, Lewis: Speech Accepting the 1972 National Medal for Literature, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Princeton University Bicentennial Packet, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sewell, Elizabeth: "Orpheus III", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Vitzthum, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang G.: "Erstgutachten über die Dissertation: 'Thomas Mann und die Demokratie' von Frank Fechner", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Wolff, Eleanor: "Worte", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Writers and Editors War Tax Protest, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Contains book reviews of most of Kahler's books as well as newspaper clippings of his articles, letters to the editor, and articles collected by him for research purposes. Many of the articles are signed and dedicated to Alice Kahler by the respective authors. This series also contains various magazines kept by Kahler for research, or because they mentioned him or contained his articles.

Arrangement

This series is arranged into four subseries: Book Reviews, Printed Matter Mentioning Erich Kahler, Newspaper Clippings, and Miscellaneous Printed Matter.

Physical Description

3 boxes

Scope and Contents

Consists of reviews for books such as The Disintegration of Form in the Arts, Man the Measure: A New Approach to History, and Die Verantwortung des Geistes, as well as others.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by title.

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1 box

The Disintegration of Form in the Arts, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

An Exceptional Friendship: The Correspondence of Thomas Mann and Erich Kahler, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The Jews Among the Nations, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Man the Measure: A New Approach to History, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The Meaning of History, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The Orbit of Thomas Mann, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Out of the Labyrinth: Essays in Clarification, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Die Philosophie von Hermann Broch, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The Tower and the Abyss: An Inquiry into the Transformation of the Individual, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Die Verantwortung des Geistes, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of printed matter mentioning Kahler, including Die Deutsche Revolution, Deutsche Blätter, and Common Cause, as well as others.

Arrangement

Not arranged according to any arrangement scheme.

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1 box

Black Mountain College Bulletin, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Reprint from Monatshefte, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Die Deutsche Revolution, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sonderdruck aus Jahrbuch für Amerikastudien, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Merkur, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deutsche Blätter, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Common Cause, dates not examined. 2 folders.
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2 folders

LBI News, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Saturday Review of Literature, 1948 April 3. 2 folders.
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2 folders

The Jewish Forum, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The National Jewish Monthly, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The Saturday Review, 1944 May 13. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Miscellaneous Articles Mentioning Erich Kahler, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of newspaper clippings covering such topics as a Debate over Jewish Homeland, Prof. Hitti vs. Einstein and Kahler, "Erich Kahler Über Thomas Mann," and a Debate in New York Times over Future of West Berlin, as well as others.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

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1 box

1933-1944, 1933-1944. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Debate over Jewish Homeland, Prof. Hitti vs. Einstein and Kahler, 1944 April 7 - 1944 May 9. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1947-1956, 1947-1956. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Erich Kahler Über Thomas Mann", 1956 May 17. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1958-1961, 1958-1961. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Debate in New York Times over Future of West Berlin, 1961 August 18 - 1961 September 1. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1962-1965, 1962-1965. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1966 November 9 - 1989 August 28, 1966 November 9 - 1989 August 28. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Newspaper Clippings, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of miscellaneous printed matter related to or owned by Kahler, including a Black Mountain College Prospectus, "The Yale Review," and miscellaneous articles.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by title.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Alma Mater Philippina, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Almanach 83: Bilder aus dem S. Fischer Verlag, 1886-1914. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Almanach 84: Bilder aus dem S. Fischer Verlag, 1915-1934. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Black Mountain College Prospectus, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Constitutional Right to Travel", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deutsche Beitrage, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deutsche Blätter, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Encounter, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Die Fähre, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"For Abolition of the Inquisitorial Committees of Congress", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Fülle Des Wohllauts . Mann, Thomas, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Harper's Magazine, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The Hudson Review, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Humboldt 16, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

La Nouvelle Revue Francaise, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Memorial Service Programs for Thomas Mann, Antoinette von Kahler, and Jean Starr Untermeyer, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Ost und West, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The Pattern of Soviet Power . Edgar Snow, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Politics , Ramparts, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Richard Wagner . Zelinsky, Hartmut, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Saturday Review of Literature, 1945 October 13. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Science Newsletter, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

St. John's College: Alumni Bulletin, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Testimony of Clark Foreman in response to questions of The Committee on Un-American Activities of the House of Representatives", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Theme of the Joseph Novels." Mann, Thomas, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Thomas Mann, Joseph Angell, und die Yale Universität." Jonas, Klaus, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Um Uns Die Fremde . Herrmann-Neisse, Max, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The University and its World Responsibilities." Princeton University Bicentennial Conferences, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Watkins Decision of the United States Supreme Court", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The Yale Review, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Miscellaneous Articles, autographed by authors, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Miscellaneous Articles, various subjects, clipped by Kahler for research purposes, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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