Frederick Ungar was born and educated in Vienna, where he founded Phaidon Verlag and Saturn Verlag. He founded the Frederick Ungar Publishing Company in 1941 and directed it from its offices in New York City for more than forty years. Ungar edited or introduced many volumes on German and Austrian literature. Frederick Ungar died in 1989. Some titles from the Frederick Ungar Publishing Company are now owned by the Continuum International Publishing Group.
The collection contains correspondence with Bruno Bettlehem, Franz Rudolf Bienenfeld, Edward L. Ericson, Erich Fromm, Alexander Gode, Fritz Hochwlder, Norman Lear, Robert Lohan, Viktor Mateja, Thomas Mann, Jan Masaryk, Will Schaber (with translations into German), Joseph Liutpold Stern (with manuscripts of poetry), Ernst Waldinger, Marie Weiss, Thornton Wilder, and others; Ungar's notebooks, 1959-1968; working materials for Ungar's unpublished German-English dictionary, 1945-1957; copies of early imprints, and catalogs and other promotional publications of the Frederick Ungar Publishing Company, 1941-1988. There also are subject files, including ones about honors and awards, biographical materials, A. Gode, Austrian in poetry and history, the American Pictorial Encyclopedia, the Barash arbitration, and American women writers.
The collection is unprocessed, but there is a general arrangement at the box level.
All items in this manuscript group were donated to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives by Hansi Ungar.1990
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Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Frederick Ungar Papers, 1931-1989. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Ungar Papers).
|1||1||Frederick Ungar Publishing Company Dust Jacket Covers||Undated|
|2||1||Correspondence re: German-English Dictionary||1947-1955|
|3||1||Subject Files and Correspondence, A-Ba||1963-1983|
|4||1||Subject Files and Correspondence, Be-E||1940-1989|
|5||1||Subject Files and Correspondence, F-K||1948-1985|
|6||1||Subject Files and Correspondence, L-S||1941-1986|
|7||1||Subject Files and Correspondence, U||1940-1987|
|8||1||Subject Files and Correspondence, V-W||1949-1986|
|9||1||Subject Files and Correspondence, W-Z||1975-1985|
|11||1||Correspondence re: German-English Dictionary, Including Files of Correspondence with Robert Lohan||1943-1957|
|12||1||Materials for Unpublished Dictionary||1947-1956|
|14||1||Catalogs and Brochures from Frederick Ungar Publishing Company as well as Other Publishers||1969-1970, Undated|
|15||1||Catalogs, Brochures, and Dust Jackets from Frederick Ungar Publishing Company||1972, Undated|
|16||1||Catalogs, Brochures, Dust Jackets, and News Releases from Frederick Ungar Publishing Company||Undated|
|17||1||Early Galleys and Imprints||Undated|
|18||1||Catalogs from Frederick Ungar Publishing Company||Undated|
|19||1||Materials for Unpublished Dictionary||1952, Undated|
|21||1||Dust Jackets and Correspondence||1963-1985|
|22||1||Books Published by Frederick Ungar Publishing Company as well as Other Publishers||1931-1974|
|23||1||Books Published by Frederick Ungar Publishing Company as well as Other Publishers||1937-1988|