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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1880-2004
(Bulk: 1898-1975)
Creator:
Mahler, Alma, 1879-1964
Werfel, Franz, 1890-1945
Extent: 134 boxes
The collection comprises the personal papers of Alma Mahler, the personal and professional papers of Franz Werfel, memorabilia related to Gustav Mahler, and the research files of Adolf D. Klarmann concerning Franz Werfel. Materials include correspondence to and from Alma Mahler and Franz Werfel, as well as to and from Adolf Klarmann, sometimes on behalf of Alma; writings of Alma, such as diaries and memoirs, as well as her musical compositions; writings of Werfel, such as poems, plays, novels, novellas and stories, and essays; memorabilia relating to Alma, her parents, Gustav Mahler, and Werfel, such as clippings, programs, and personal documents; photographs (many of which are online); and audio files, such as interviews and songs. Also included are Klarmann’s research notes and writings on Werfel, as well as material relating to Klarmann’s work as editor of Werfel’s writings.
title
Mahler-Werfel papers
creator
Mahler, Alma, 1879-1964 Werfel, Franz, 1890-1945
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 575
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
134 boxes
inclusive date
1880-2004
bulk date
1898-1975
abstract/scope/contents
The collection comprises the personal papers of Alma Mahler, the personal and professional papers of Franz Werfel, memorabilia related to Gustav Mahler, and the research files of Adolf D. Klarmann concerning Franz Werfel. Materials include correspondence to and from Alma Mahler and Franz Werfel, as well as to and from Adolf Klarmann, sometimes on behalf of Alma; writings of Alma, such as diaries and memoirs, as well as her musical compositions; writings of Werfel, such as poems, plays, novels, novellas and stories, and essays; memorabilia relating to Alma, her parents, Gustav Mahler, and Werfel, such as clippings, programs, and personal documents; photographs (many of which are online); and audio files, such as interviews and songs. Also included are Klarmann’s research notes and writings on Werfel, as well as material relating to Klarmann’s work as editor of Werfel’s writings.
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1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
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German
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Mahler, Alma, 1879-1964 Werfel, Franz, 1890-1945 Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911
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Audiovisual materials Correspondence Diaries Manuscripts for publication Memorabilia Photographs Poems Writings (documents)
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1912-1961
(Bulk: 1947-1961)
Creator:
Mahler, Alma, 1879-1964
Extent: 0.2 linear foot (1 box)
Alma Maria Mahler Gropius Werfel (1879-1964) was a composer, author, and editor. Born in Vienna, she was forced to leave Austria in 1938, after the Anschluss, seeking refuge in the United States. Her husband, Franz Werfel, was a life-long friend of Willy Haas, editor of Die Welt, who assisted Alma with the German edition of her autobiography, Mein Leben. This collection consists almost entirely of letters written by Alma Mahler Werfel and sent to Willy Haas. The letters are all in German. There are two additional letters, one: a photocopy of a letter from Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980), an Austrian artist, poet, and playwright; and the other: a photocopy of a letter from Alma to Baroness Annie Schey.
title
Alma Mahler letters to Willy Haas
creator
Mahler, Alma, 1879-1964
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 10
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
0.2 linear foot (1 box)
inclusive date
1912-1961
bulk date
1947-1961
abstract/scope/contents
Alma Maria Mahler Gropius Werfel (1879-1964) was a composer, author, and editor. Born in Vienna, she was forced to leave Austria in 1938, after the Anschluss, seeking refuge in the United States. Her husband, Franz Werfel, was a life-long friend of Willy Haas, editor of Die Welt, who assisted Alma with the German edition of her autobiography, Mein Leben. This collection consists almost entirely of letters written by Alma Mahler Werfel and sent to Willy Haas. The letters are all in German. There are two additional letters, one: a photocopy of a letter from Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980), an Austrian artist, poet, and playwright; and the other: a photocopy of a letter from Alma to Baroness Annie Schey.
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1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
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1940s 1950s 1960s
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German
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Mahler, Alma, 1879-1964 Haas, Willy, 1891-1973
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Correspondence