Main content

Theodore Ziolkowski Collection on Literature

Notifications

Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Overview and metadata sections

Ziolkowski

Theodore Ziolkowski (1932-2020) was a scholar of German studies and comparative literature and the Class of 1900 Professor Emeritus of German and Comparative Literature at Princeton University. He held degrees from Duke University and Yale University, where he received his PhD in 1957. Ziolkowski taught courses in the departments of Modern Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature at Princeton University from 1964 to 2001, and was Dean of the Graduate School from 1979 to 1992. He was also president of the Modern Language Association (1985). Throughout his career, Ziolkowski published several books on Hermann Hesse (1877-1962), beginning with The Novels of Hermann Hesse: A Study in Theme and Structure (1965), as well as dozens of other books on German and comparative literature.

Consists of a collection of correspondence and printed materials assembled by German studies and comparative literature scholar Theodore Ziolkowski. The majority of the collection comprises Ziolkowski's files on German-born writer Hermann Hesse (1877-1962). These files include a few letters and photographs from Hermann Hesse and his family members, a more substantial group of correspondence and documents pertaining to Ziolkowski's own scholarship on Hesse, and a large collection of printed materials, both popular and scholarly in nature, documenting the reception of Hesse's work in the United States in the 1960s and 1970s. These materials include reprints of scholarly articles in both English and German language journals, books, calendars, brochures and posters for events, magazines, comics, clippings, screenplays, ephemera, and more. They provide documentation of Hesse's influence on the work of American writers and academics and on counterculture in the United States in the mid-20th century. Other author correspondence and materials relate more broadly to 20th and early 21st century literature and include correspondence with a number of contemporary German authors and other authors writing in German.

Arranged by author or subject.

Gift of Theodore Ziolkowski in November 2018 (AM 2019-49) and April 2019 (AM 2019-99).

This collection was processed by Kelly Bolding in April-May 2019, with assistance from Julia English '19. Finding aid written by Kelly Bolding in May 2019.

No materials were removed from the collection during 2019 processing beyond routine appraisal practices.

Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Author
Kelly Bolding
Finding Aid Date
2019
Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use Restrictions

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Collection Inventory

Physical Description

7 boxes

Hermann Hesse Correspondence, 1957-1959. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Consists of two postcards from Hermann Hesse to Ziolkowski, with enclosures, as well as a copy of a letter from Ziolkowski to Hesse.

Physical Description

1 folder

Hermann Hesse Family Correspondence, 1955-1977. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Consists of four letters from Heiner Hesse (Hermann Hesse's son) to Ziolkowski, as well as a letter from Fran W. Hesse to Frau Ninon Hesse.

Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists primarily of correspondence between Ziolkowski and various publishers regarding his books and other published works on Hermann Hesse.

Physical Description

3 boxes

Publisher Correspondence and Royalty Statements, 1961-1992. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Princeton University Press (Reviews), 1965-1973. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence Regarding Essays on Hesse, 1973-1987. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Farrar, Straus & Giroux Correspondence, 1970-1979. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Hesse Letters (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), 1980-1991. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hesse: Märchen (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), 1980-1982. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hesse's Märchen, 1966-1979. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hesse Book (Suhrkamp), 1977-1984. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hesse: Prenctice Hall, 1972-1981. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Hesse and Novalis, 1985. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hesse: Der vierte lebenslauf, 1967-1973. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

University: A Princeton Quarterly, 1970-1971. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Chronicle of Higher Education, 1973. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Hermann Hesse's Trial", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Writings about Hesse, 1985-2010. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Course Notes, Syllabi, and Reading Lists, 1976-1977. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists primarily of correspondence between Ziolkowski and other Hesse scholars about Hermann Hesse, including letters from others who sent material to Ziolkowski for his collection about Hesse's reception in the United States, as well as requests for Ziolkowski to review scholarship by others.

Physical Description

1 box

Correspondence: Hesse / CALW, 1986-2007. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence: Mainz, 2002-2004. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letters from Hesse Scholars, 1955-1982. 3 folders.
Physical Description

3 folders

Email Printouts, 2007-2018. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Fuad Ritka Correspondence, 2008-2009. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Arrangement

As no original order was discernible, materials were arranged by type/genre.

Scope and Contents

Consists of Ziolkowski's collection of printed materials documenting the popular and scholarly reception of Hermann Hesse and his work in the United States in the 1960s and 1970s. Some are annotated and accompanied by correspondence from those who sent materials to Ziolkowski to add to his collection. Included are reprints, journals, magazines, clippings, pamphlets, and ephemera, as well as copies of articles sent to him for review.

Physical Description

3 boxes

Reprints of Academic Articles - English, 1952-2004. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Reprints of Academic Articles - German, 1957-1983. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Photocopies of Academic Articles - English, 1963-1998. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Photocopies of Academic Articles - German, 1935-1973. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Literary Journals - U.S., 1959-2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Literary Journals - German, 1977-2002. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Popular Magazines - U.S., 1968-1989. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Popular Magazines - U.S., 1971. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Popular Magazines - German, 1956-1981. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Website Printouts, 2001-2016. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Clippings - U.S., 1969-1977. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Clippings - German, 1906-2000. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Greeting Cards, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bibliographic Citations, 1958-1972. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Photos and Postcards, 1911-1960. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Event Posters, 1970s-1983. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Calendars, 1975-1979. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hesse Paintings - Exhibition Catalogs and Advertisments, 1973-1981. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Event Advertisments, Brochures and Programmes, 1971-2016. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Suhrkamp/Insel Materials on Herman Hesse, 1970-2002. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Internationales Hermann Hesse Symposion I, 1977. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Internationales Hermann Hesse Symposion II, 1977. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hesse and Thomas Mann Correspondence (Photocopies), 1925-1955. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

NEH Grant Proposal - Hermann Hesse Cataloguing Project, 1984-1985. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Verzeichnis..., 1977. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exponate Zur Hesse - Rezeption in den USA, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Photocopies of Writings by Hesse, 1910-1961. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Pamphlets Containing Writings by Hesse, 1947-1959. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

CALW Pamphlets, 1984-1990. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Verlag Bernhard Gengenbach Pamphlets, 1977-1984. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Pamphlets and Reports About Hesse, 1957-1985. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Brad Johannsen - High Tide with Piktor's Metamorphosis, 1966. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Jaroslav Bradac Book, 1975. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Avon Book of Modern Writing, 1954. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Martin Pfeifer Work on Hesse, 1967-1977. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Michael Limberg Work on Hesse, 1996-2007. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

1 box

Adriaan de Wit, "Conference on Christianity and Literature" and "Conference on the Many Faces of Humor", 1980. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Joanna Demko, "'Der Steppenwolf' als strukturelle Nachahmung einer musikalischen Form", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Dennis Farrell, "In the Valley of the Shadow: The Origins and Development of Creativity in Hermann Hesse", 1994. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Ralph Freedman, "Hesse-Welle und akademische Skepsis in Den USA 1960-1980", 2004. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Fred Haines, Steppenwolf Screenplay, 1970 June. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Michel Meyer, "Hermann Hesse", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

David G. Richards, "The Hero's Quest for the Self: Individuation in Hesse's Demain and Other Novels", 1983. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Jochen Richter, "Hermann Hesse - Patron Saint of Hippies?", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Barry Stephenson, Veneration and Revolt: Hermann Hesse and Swabian Pietism, 2008. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Louis Vinciguerra, The Magic Spiral: A Stage Biography of Hermann Hesse, 1978. 3 folders.
Physical Description

3 folders

Miscellaneous Manuscripts by Others, 1970-2005. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Annemarie Böll, 1998-2004. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondence.

Physical Description

1 folder

Heinrich Böll, 1970-1985. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Consists of two letters from Böll to Ziolkowsi and a copy of a letter from Ziolkowski to Boll, as well as some correspondence and printed materials about Böll and postcards containing photographs of him and his family.

Physical Description

1 folder

René Böll, 2000-2016. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondence.

Physical Description

1 folder

Friedrich Christian Delius, 2000-2018. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Consists of printouts of email correspondence between Delius and Ziolkowski.

Physical Description

1 folder

Hilde Domin, 1965. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Consists of a letter from Domin to Ziolkowski, with enclosures.

Physical Description

1 folder

Hans Magnus Enzensberger, 1968. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Consists of Ziolkowski's correspondence with others about a response to Enzensberger that Ziolkowski published in the New York Review. There is a copy of Ziolkowski's letter to the New York Review, as well as responses from Arthur S. Wensinger and Theo Sommer.

Physical Description

1 folder

Herbert Fichte, 1979. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

One letter from Ziolkowski to Fichte.

Physical Description

1 folder

Ralph Freedman, 2002. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

One email printout from Ziolkowski to Freedman.

Physical Description

1 folder

Max Frisch, 1971. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Consists of a letter from Max Frisch to Ziolkowsi, along with a letter about Frisch.

Physical Description

1 folder

Michael Garneau, 2011. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

One email printout from Ziolkowski to Garneau.

Physical Description

1 folder

Chaim Grade and Inna Hecker Grade, 1984-2010. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Includes one letter from Inna Hecker Grade (1984), newspaper clippings and annotated encyclopedia entries about the Grades, and printouts of emails discussing Inna Hecker Grade.

Physical Description

1 folder

Günter Grass, 1999. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

One letter from Ziolkowski to Grass.

Physical Description

1 folder

Eberhard Hilscher, 1977-2002. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondence.

Physical Description

1 folder

Norman N. Holland, 1997. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondence.

Physical Description

1 folder

Joachim Kalka, 2016-2017. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Email printouts.

Physical Description

1 folder

Leslie Kenton, 1989. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondence.

Physical Description

1 folder

Heinrich von Kleist, 2001-2002. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Printed materials about von Kleist.

Physical Description

1 folder

Jenny Lewis, 2012-2017. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Email printouts.

Physical Description

1 folder

Hugh MacLennan, 1986. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Consists of two letters from Canadian writer Hugh MacLennan to Ziolkowski and a copy of one of Ziolkowski's replies.

Physical Description

1 folder

Thomas H. Mandl, 1968. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Consists of a letter from Mandl to Ziolkowski.

Physical Description

1 folder

Ijoma Mangold, 2015. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Email printouts.

Physical Description

1 folder

Nanci Heller McAlpin, 1997. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondence.

Physical Description

1 folder

National Endowment for the Humanities, 1985. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Consists of correspondence and clippings related to Ziolkowski's testimony in opposition to Ronald Reagan's nomination of Edward A. Curran as chairperson of the NEH.

Physical Description

1 folder

Marcel Reich-Ranicki, 1969-1970. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Consists of two letters from Reich-Ranicki to Ziolkowski.

Physical Description

1 folder

Paul Schallück, 1965-1967. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Consists of five letters from Schallück to Ziolkowski.

Physical Description

1 folder

Margot Scharpenberg, 1970. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Consists of one letter from Scharpenberg to Ziolkowski, with a typescript poem enclosed.

Physical Description

1 folder

Daniel Simon, 2014. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Email printouts.

Physical Description

1 folder

Pierre Szamek, 1982. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

One letter from Szamek, along with a poem.

Physical Description

1 folder

Wolfgang Thierse, 2001. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondence.

Physical Description

1 folder

Johannes Urzidil, 1965-1967. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Consists of two letters from Urzidil to Ziolkowski.

Physical Description

1 folder

Thomas Valentin, 1964-1965. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Consists of two letters from Valentin to Ziolkowski.

Physical Description

1 folder

Klaus Walther, 1977-1996. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondence.

Physical Description

1 folder

Print, Suggest