Contents and Arrangement

Relating to Hermann Hesse, circa 1970-2010

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


This collection primarily includes files of correspondence of scholar and author Ralph Freedman (1920-2016). Most of the correspondence with friends, colleagues, publishers, and literary agencies, is professional in nature and relates to Freedman's writings and publications, projects, and professional associations, particularly those related to Rainer Maria Rilker; though some of the letters are personal. Freedman's files also document his work and activities related to the study of Hermann Hesse, other writings and publications, and teaching. Materials include email printouts as well as some digital records of writings as well as photographs and videos of conferences and other prodessional events.

Some files were created by Florence Weinberg, Freedman's literary executor.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

Email files were removed during 2022 processing due to their sensitive nature and because their content was out of scope.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Princeton University Library holds the copyright for materials in this collection that were created by Ralph Freedman. When copyright is held by Princeton University, researchers will not need to obtain permission, complete any forms, or receive a letter to move forward with non-commercial use of materials from Firestone Library. 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.

Special Requirements for Access:

This collection contains digital files, which may require specific software or hardware for access. Refer to our Tips on Accessing Born-Digital Content for information on how to render these file formats.

Credit this material:

Relating to Hermann Hesse; Ralph Freedman Correspondence, C1642, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box B-001548

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