Contents and Arrangement

Writings about Hesse, 1985-2010

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


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.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

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

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

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.

Credit this material:

Writings about Hesse; Theodore Ziolkowski Collection on Literature, C1618, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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