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Frederick Ungar Papers


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This collection contains correspondence, book catalogs, and research materials of Frederick Ungar, especially those relating to the Frederick Ungar Publishing Company.


Ungar, Frederick
Date Coverage:
11.12 cubic ft. (about 11.12 boxes)

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Ernst Waldinger, Marie Weiss, Thornton Wilder, and others; Ungar's notebooks, 1959-1968; working materials for Ungar's unpublished German-English dictionary, 1945-1957; copies of early imprints, and catalogs and other promotional publications of the Frederick Ungar Publishing Company,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

Processed by: M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University at Albany, SUNY

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Published: 2018-03-06 07:58:51 -0500

Converted to EAD, 2015 December

Encoded in EAD by Jodi Boyle, 2015

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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).

Contents of Collection



1 1Frederick Ungar Publishing Company Dust Jacket CoversUndated


2 1Correspondence re: German-English Dictionary1947-1955


3 1Subject Files and Correspondence, A-Ba1963-1983


4 1Subject Files and Correspondence, Be-E1940-1989


5 1Subject Files and Correspondence, F-K1948-1985


6 1Subject Files and Correspondence, L-S1941-1986


7 1Subject Files and Correspondence, U1940-1987


8 1Subject Files and Correspondence, V-W1949-1986


9 1Subject Files and Correspondence, W-Z1975-1985


10 1Miscellaneous Correspondence1948-1981


11 1Correspondence re: German-English Dictionary, Including Files of Correspondence with Robert Lohan1943-1957


12 1Materials for Unpublished Dictionary1947-1956


13 1Notebooks1959-1968


14 1Catalogs and Brochures from Frederick Ungar Publishing Company as well as Other Publishers1969-1970, Undated


15 1Catalogs, Brochures, and Dust Jackets from Frederick Ungar Publishing Company1972, Undated


16 1Catalogs, Brochures, Dust Jackets, and News Releases from Frederick Ungar Publishing CompanyUndated


17 1Early Galleys and ImprintsUndated


18 1Catalogs from Frederick Ungar Publishing CompanyUndated


19 1Materials for Unpublished Dictionary1952, Undated


20 1Calendars/Monthly Planners1957-1964


21 1Dust Jackets and Correspondence1963-1985


22 1Books Published by Frederick Ungar Publishing Company as well as Other Publishers1931-1974


23 1Books Published by Frederick Ungar Publishing Company as well as Other Publishers1937-1988