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Eva Schiffer Materials Related to Editing the Thomas Mann-Karl Loewenstein Correspondence

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MA.00224

Scope and Contents

Mainly correspondence related to the compilation, editing, and permissions to publish the correspondence between Thomas Mann and Karl Lowenstein, published in Blätter der Thomas Mann-Gesellschaft, Nr. 18-19 (1981-82). The collection also includes photocopies and transcriptions of the original Mann-Loewenstein correspondence. The correspondence between the famed German author and later émigré Mann and the legal scholar Loewenstein dates from 1933 (the year Loewenstein emigrated from Germany to join the faculty at Yale University) to Mann's death in 1955. Loewenstein was on the faculty of Amherst College from 1936 to 1961. The collection includes correspondence with various archives, the Thomas Mann Gesellschaft in Zurich, and a variety of Mann scholars and family members, including Golo Mann, the son of Thomas Mann.


  • circa 1977-1983


Conditions Governing Access

There is no restriction on access to the collection for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Conditions Governing Use

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Biographical / Historical

Eva Schiffer (1925-2010), born in Austria, was a professor in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Massachusetts Amherst from 1955-1988. In addition to various articles on 20th-century German literature and numerous book reviews, she is the editor of the correspondence between the former Amherst College political scientist Karl Loewenstein and Thomas Mann (1981, 1982). She died in 2010 in Amherst, Massachusetts.


0.25 Linear feet (1 half archives box)

Language of Materials




Correspondence related to the compilation, editing, and permissions to publish the correspondence between Thomas Mann and Karl Loewenstein, which was published in 1982 in Blätter der Thomas Mann-Gesellschaft, Nr. 18-19 (1981-82).

Related Materials

  1. Karl Loewenstein Papers
  2. Thomas Mann--Karl Loewenstein Briefwechsel / herausgegeben von Eva Schiffer. Catalogued item in Archives and Special Collections.
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Repository Details

Part of the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections Repository

Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
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