1400 Washington AveAlbanyNY
1400 Washington AveAlbanyNY

Manfred George Papers


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This collection contains photocopies of correspondence and newspaper clippings plus audio recordings on Manfred George and his work with the New York-based newspaper Aufbau.


George, Manfred, 1893-1965
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3.1 cubic ft. (about 3.1 boxes)

Born in Berlin, Manfred George emigrated from Germany after the Nazi Party rose to power in Germany. Upon his arrival in the United States, George became editor-in-chief of the German-language newspaper Aufbau, a position he held from 1939 until his death in 1965. Under George's direction, Aufbau morphed from a monthly newsletter into a weekly publication.

This collection contains copies of correspondence with Hannah Arendt, Max Barth, Hans Habe, Ludwig Marcuse, Thomas Mann, Hertha Pauli, and many other émigré scholars and writers (1933–1965); two reel-to-reel tape recordings concerning the New York émigré newspaper Aufbau; copies of press clippings of articles by George in European and American newspapers (1934–1954); and materials pertaining to the German-American Writers' Association, (1938–1940).

Files in this collection are arranged first with newsclippings and articles by George, followed by correspondence files.

All items in this collection were transferred to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives. This manuscript group was photocopied by the University Libraries in part from scrapbooks at Aufbau offices and in part from George's papers with the permission of George's widow before the originals were sent to the Deutsches Literaturarchiv, Marbach am Neckar, German Federal Republic.

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Published: 2019-02-05 23:00:04 -0500