Greta Hartwig Manschinger (18991971), writer and librettist for works composed by her husband Kurt Manschinger (also known as Ashley Vernon). Born in Austria, Manschinger lived in New York City.
The collection includes correspondence, 1945-1968; manuscript of Greta's unfinished autobiographical novel "Brno-New York" and hand-corrected typescripts and manuscripts of novel sketches, opera librettos (English translations from German), songs, short stories, children's literature, advertising and media sketches, and critical reviews, 1935-1970; personal family papers of Kurt and Greta Manschinger; scores and sheet music by Kurt and Greta; audio tapes of performances; index card files of Manschinger music contacts; Manschinger Music Trust files. There also is artwork and personal papers from Greta Manschinger's sister Mela Spira (Melanie Hartwig) and her husband Robert.
Please contact the archivists for a more detailed inventory.
The collection is unprocessed and is likely disorganized. Individual items may be difficult to find.
|1983 March 13||The majority of items in this manuscript group were donated to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, by Wilbur Broms, Executor for the estates of Greta Hartwig Manschinger and Kurt Manschinger.|
|2006 March||Additional materials were added to the collection by Wilbur Broms.|
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Published: 2018-03-06 07:06:02 -0500
Converted to EAD, 2015 December
Encoded in EAD by Jodi Boyle, 2015
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Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Greta Hartwig Manschinger and Kurt Manschinger (Ashley Vernon) Papers, 1912-1970. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Manschinger Papers).