Guide to the Papers of Paul Amann (1884-1958)
1911-1972

AR 3305/MF 771

Processed by Sven Bossmann and Michael Simonson

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Amann, Paul, 1884-1958.
Title: Paul Amann Collection
Dates:1911-1972
Abstract: The collection of author and translator Paul Amann (Prague, 1884 – Connecticut, 1958) contains both personal and professional correspondence and manuscripts. The manuscripts include novels, essays and short stories as well as nonfiction works, translations and one folder of poetry. The collection also contains personal papers and a folder of material from third parties.
Languages: The collection is in German, English and French.
Quantity: 4 linear feet.
Identification: AR 3305/MF 771
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute
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Biographical Note

Paul Amann, born in Prague in 1884, studied German and Romance languages, as well as philosophy, at Karl-Ferdinand-University in Prague, and then at the University of Vienna. He graduated in 1907 as a doctor of philosophy. After his studies he taught in Reichenberg (Liberec, Czech Republic) and Prossnitz (Prostejov, Czech Republic). In 1910 he accepted a position as a teacher at a Gymnasium in Vienna. In 1924 he married Dora Iranyi, a concert singer. From 1911 to 1938, Amann taught at the Gymnasium in Vienna; during World War I, he served in the Austro-Hungarian army. Paul Amann was the author of fiction and non-fiction works and a translator. He translated the works of Romain Rolland, Henry de Montherlant, and other English or French authors into German. He also wrote, in French, a well-received bibliography of the work of Goethe. For that book he was designated as an Officier d`Academie by the government of France in 1937.

After the occupation of Austria by the Nazis, Amann immigrated to Paris (1939) and then, following the Nazi seizure of France, to Montpellier in September of 1941. When the war ended in 1945, he immigrated to the United States. During the following years, he taught at various colleges in New York State. He died in Fairfield, Connecticut in 1958.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection is arranged in three series. The main topics and themes of the Paul Amann Collection are covered in the first two series, Personal and Manuscripts.

Series I: Personal, is divided into two subseries, General and Correspondence. Subseries 1: General provides an overview of the life of Paul Amann through official documents and numerous notebooks and fragments. His notes dealt with a variety of personal and academic topics. Subseries 2: Correspondence contains personal and business records as well as Amann's correspondence regarding his work as a translator. The correspondence includes among many others letters to and from Thomas Mann, Romain Rolland and Hermann Hesse. There is also the correspondence with Amann's literary acquaintances, and letters with regards to his publications, his translations and literary news. It should be noted that the bulk of the material consists of private correspondence between family and friends.

Series II: Manuscripts holds fictional short stories, novels, poetry and plays. Non-fiction manuscripts in the series deal largely with the so-called German Question and the literary work of Goethe. A small percentage of his translations is also represented in Series II.

Series III is of lesser research value, as it consists of material which was authored by third parties.

Paul Amann exchanged letters with Thomas Mann over nearly five decades. Some of these letters are archived in this collection. The complete set of letters is published in the work Briefe an Paul Amann 1915-1952. The book is available in the Leo Baeck Institute Library (PT 2625 A44 A3).

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Arrangement

The collection has three series arranged in the following manner:

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Readers may access the collection by visiting the Lillian Goldman Reading Room at the Center for Jewish History. We recommend reserving the collection in advance; please visit the LBI Online Catalog and click on the "Request" button.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:
Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

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Access Points

Click on a subject to search that term in the Center's catalog. Return to the Top of Page

Related Material

Paul Amann's published letters are published in the book Briefe an Paul Amann 1915-1952. This book is available in the LBI Library (PT 2625A44 A3).

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Separated Material

The following items were removed to the Memoir Collection (ME 740): Essays, notes and diary fragments on Amann's experiences in a detention camp in Sables d'Olonne in Brittany, 1940; Memoirs from the First World War, entitled "Oberst von Lukas"; Notes on the Nazi occupation of Vienna, entitled "Von der Haesslichkeit der Menschenmenge"; Reminiscences of Amann's acquaintances, including Romain Rolland and Stefan Zweig. Some drafts remain in the collection.

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Custodial History

[information about the chain of ownership of the materials being described, before reaching the archive]

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Microfilm

Collection is available on seven reels of microfilm:

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Paul Amann Collection; AR 3305/MF 771; box number; folder number; Leo Baeck Institute.

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Container List

 

Series I: Personal, 1911-1972

This series is in German, English and French.
1.33 linear feet.
Arrangement:

Separated into two subseries:

Scope and Content:

Series I: Personal is divided into general papers and correspondence. The bulk of the material in this series is correspondence.

Subseries 1: General, 1915-1958

Subseries 1 is in German, French, and English.
0.33 linear foot.
Scope and Content:

The first folders of this subseries consist of personal papers documenting the life of Paul Amann. Included are such documents as citizenship forms (Heimatscheine); educational certificates; honorary military certificates from World War I; curriculum vitae (for an application); his marriage certificate; and a Last Will and Testament. Folders 1/3 – 1/7 contain numerous notebooks and fragments of notes, dealing with such varied topics as personal family life; trips; ideas and drafts for plays; short stories; and poems. Also included are notes and drafts of articles and writings on a variety of subjects in the humanities, especially literature and psychology. Almost all were written by Paul Amann, but some of the material is authored by others, with notations or responses added by Amann. Topics and material in this subseries include but are not limited to the literature and life of Goethe; family trips and vacations; religion; Tocqueville's work on American democracy; the threat of atomic warfare; and geological world history. A diary and memoirs were transferred to the LBI Memoir Collection [ME 740].

BoxFolderTitleDate
11General (includes Curricula vitae, Greetings)1943-1953
12Documents (includes death and marriage certificates, military papers, Heimatscheine, Last Will)1941-1958
13Notebooks 11941-1958
14Notebooks 2circa 1930
15Notebook 3 (contains notes on "Der fremde Mensch" and "Schattenspiel")1919-1920
16Dated notebooks and diary fragments1939-1950
17Notes and fragmentsundated
18Condolences after Paul Amann's death1958

Subseries 2: Correspondence, 1911-1972

1 linear foot.
Arrangement:

Separated by type of correspondence:

Scope and Content:

This series contains the correspondence of Paul Amann with personal and business letters as well as exchanges of letters regarding Amann's work as a translator. The correspondence includes letters to and from Thomas Mann, Romain Rolland and Hermann Hesse, among many others. The bulk of the material consists of private correspondence between family and friends, but there is also material about Amann’s publications, translations, and literary news.

The subseries includes much of the private family correspondence from 1940-1945, when Paul Amann lived in Nazi-occupied France; his experience of being a German Jew in France during this time is described in detail. Folder 15 contains correspondence with Hugo Bergman. These letters expose the personal relationship between Amann and Bergman, and also contain lively discussions on philosophy, history, and Judaism. The correspondence with Georges Duhamel (entirely in French) discusses Duhamel's work in the 1940s and contains personal reflections between the two men. Three folders of correspondence between Amann and Romain Rolland illuminate the intellectual and aesthetic relationship which the two men shared on a public and personal level. Much of the correspondence concerns different authors and their work, but the two men also shared philosophical points of view and emotional experiences. The correspondence provides a glance into the inner life of Romain Rolland. Some letters of Romain Rolland also depict the close relationship between him and Stefan Zweig. Written largely in French, folder 20 of box 1 contains English translations.

The correspondence with Thomas and Katia Mann contains personal letters discussing literature, politics, publishing, and personal information. The second section of this folder contains letters from Dora Amann to the library Bibliothek der Hansestadt Luebeck, in which she discusses her husband's career for a planned biography.

There are letters from other notable political, historical, and literary figures in the correspondence as well. These are detailed in the finding aid in alphabetical order by name and the amount of correspondence that exists from these individuals.

A) Individuals

BoxFolderTitleDate
19Amann, Dora and Peter1940-1958
110Amann, Dora and Peter1940-1946
111Amann, Peter and Ernie1956-1959
112Amann, Dora1952
113Remaining family1934-1956, 1972
114Amann, Dora and Peter1939-1946
115Bergmann, Hugo1946-1953
116Bloch, Jean-Richard and Maguite1935-1940
117Duhamel, Georges and Blanche1924-1953
118Rolland, Romain1945-1957
119Rolland, Romain (typescript copies)1911-1937
120Rolland, Romain (typescript copies of English translations)
121Mann, Thomas and Katia1942-1959

B) Topics

BoxFolderTitleDate
122Different publishers (includes material of "Buelow's Memoirs")1949-1956
123Different colleges???
124Business correspondence1939-1967
125Exile in France and related material1939-1941

C) Alphabetical

BoxFolderTitleDate
126A:1943-1956
  
  • Agronsky, Martin (1), 1954
  • Secretary of Air Force (2), 1952
  • Allen (1), 1950
  • American Association of University Professors (1), 1949
  • American Committee for Refugee Scholars, Writers and Artists (9), 1943-1952
  • ARIFA Agency (1), 1953
  • Artemis Verlag (3), 1949
  • Atlantis Verlag (1)
  • Atlantic Monthly (1), 1954
  • Atrium Verlag (2), 1949-1956
  • Aurora Verlag (1), 1946
 
127B:1942-1957
  
  • Bainton, Roland and Ruth (12), 1942-1952
  • Baker (2), 1953-1954
  • Bedier (1)
  • Bermann (1), 1949
  • Beutler (1), 1953
  • Bond, S.O. (1), 1947
  • Bond, W.H. (1), 1955
  • Blon, Lisse (1), 1941
  • Braun-Preyer, Kaethe (2), 1953
  • Brechler, Otto and Liese (42), 1946-1955
  • Brickner, Richard (2), 1944
  • Bridge, Ann (2), 1957
  • British Museum (2), 1956
  • Broch, Hermann (10), 1942-1951
  • Brown, Little and Co. (1)
  • Bunzel, Joseph H. (1), 1955
 
128C:1942-1956
  
  • Cadbury, Leah (1), 1942
  • Chalmers, Gordon K. (1), 1954
  • Champlain Theater (1), 1954
  • Chase, Stuart (2), 1954
  • Cheval, Rene (4), 1955
  • Childers, J. Wesley (2), 1950
  • Cohen, Lilian (2), 1942
  • Colloquium Verlag (1), 1950
  • Compton (1), 1955
  • Curitis-Zimbalist, Mary (1), 1951
  • Consulate of the Czechoslovakian People's democracy (sic) (1), 1956
 
129D:1942-1958
  
  • Dana, H.W.L. (1), 1948
  • Danz (1), 1953
  • Davis, Elmer (1), 1952
  • Davis, Herbert (9), 1942-1945
  • Secretary of Defense (2), 1950
  • Demetz, Peter (10), 1957-1958
  • Deutscher, Isaac (5), 1953-1954
  • Diamond, Herbert (1), 1948
  • Diana Verlag (1), 1949
  • Walt Disney Film Corp. (1), 1952
  • Droessler (1), 1951
  • Duhamel, George (7), 1945-1951
  • Durant, Will (1), 1952
 
130E:1948-1955
  
  • Eaves (1), 1948
  • Ruben Elias (1), 1948
  • Encounter Magazine (1), 1955
  • J. Engelhorn Verlag (4), 1954
  • Epler (1), 1955
 
BoxFolderTitleDate
21F:1942-1955
  
  • Fabricius Family (1), 1955
  • Fadmiller, Carl (1), 1948
  • Fall, John (1), 1952
  • Finanzlandesdirektion der Republik Oesterreich (1), 1948
  • Firth, Anthony (16), 1950-1953
  • Fischer, Gottfried Bermann and Fischer Verlag (predecessor to Suhrkamp Verlag) (6), 1949-1954
  • Flachsieder, M. (1), 1942
  • Flesher (1), 1953
  • Florinsky (1), 1954
  • Franklin, Jay (1), 1947
  • Frazier (1), 1951
  • Freedman, Eugene (2), 1942
  • Frey, Egon (3), 1951
  • Fried, J.K. (3), 1954
 
22G:1946-1953
  
  • Garden City Publishing Co. (1), 1953
  • Geyerhahn, Siegfried (1), 1946
  • Gilles, S. (1)
  • Goding, Stowell (2), 1946
  • Goulet, Alexander (6), 1946-1947
 
23H:1942-1957
  
  • Harlow, S. Ralph (1), 1943
  • Harper and Brothers (1), 1947
  • Harper's Magazine (3), 1952-1955
  • Hartmann (1), 1957
  • Hauch, Edward (11), 1947-1948
  • Henry, Elinor M. (1), 1952
  • Hesse, Hermann (3), 1946-1949
  • Holborn, Hajo (6), 1942-1953
  • Hoptner (1), 1954
  • Hotson, Leslie (2), 1955-1956
  • Houghton Mifflin Co. (2), 1949
  • Humanitas Verlag (5), 1947-1949
  • Hutchinson, R.C. (3), 1956
 
24I - J:1942-1957
  
  • Insel-Verlag (1), 1957
  • Isherwood, Christopher (12), 1942-1954
  • Jakovsky, Richard (1), 1950
  • James, Henry (1), 1947
  • James (1), 1956
  • Joubert, C. (1)
  • Jouve, Andree (15), 1945-1953
 
25K:1942-1957
  
  • Keen, Benjamin (1), 1942
  • Kennan, George (3), 1952-1957
  • Kesselbauer; Kitto (1), 1956
  • Alfred Knopf Inc. (1), 1945
  • Kobler, Franz (2), 1953-1956
  • Kohn, Hans (5), 1942-1955
  • Kotschnig, Walter (1), 1946
  • Kramer (1)
  • Kraus, Hertha (1), 1942
  • Kriminalkreis-Verlag (1), 1949
  • Wolfgang Krueger Verlag (1), 1954
 
26L:1946-1957
  
  • Laske, Oskar (7), 1946-1950
  • Lebwicht, Emmy (6), 1953-1954
  • Lehner (1), 1942
  • Leibowitz, Judge (1), 1957
  • Leschnitzer, Adolf (3), 1955
  • Lewisohn, Ludwig (5), 1948-1952
  • Life Magazine (1)
  • Linn, Rolf (5), 1949
  • London Times Literary Supplement (1), 1951
  • J.B. Lippincott and Co. (1), 1953
  • Louve (2), 1953
  • Bibliothek der Hansestadt Luebeck (8), 1956-1957
 
27M:1944-1957
  
  • Mahn (6), 1950-1957
  • Mailer, Norman (1), 1949
  • Malloy (1), 1955
  • Mab, Jentold (6), 1949-1957
  • Maness, Irving (3), 1944-1949
  • The March of Time (2), 1947-1948
  • Marcus, Eric (2), 1953-1955
  • McClain (1), 1954
  • McClellan (1), 1945
  • Menzel, Simon (6), 1945
  • Metcalf, K.D. (18), 1947-1955
  • Meyer, Agnes E. (2), 1957
  • Miller, William (7), 1944-1945
  • Modern Language Quarterly (1), 1942
  • Moody (1), 1947
  • Morgan, B.D. (1), 1952
  • Morse, Frederic (3), 1950-1955
  • Morse, Horace (6), 1946-1953
  • Montherlant, Henry de (3), 1953
  • Moulton, William G. (5), 1948-1953
  • Muehlstein, Lisl and Dak (6), 1955
 
28N:1940-1957
  
  • Navy Department (1), 1946
  • Negronsky (1), 1951
  • Nelson, J. Robert (1), 1942
  • Paul Nettl (2), 1951
  • Nermeil (1), 1940
  • New England Telephone Co. (1), 1957
  • New York Times (6), 1945-1955
  • Niebyl (1), 1953
  • C.W. Niemeyer Verlag (1), 1955
 
29P - Q:1942-1958
  
  • Peyre, Henri (31), 1942-1957
  • Pfeiffer-Zeill, Wolfgang (1)
  • Picard, Jakob (1), 1942
  • Pitcher, Seymour and Margery (27), 1951-1958
  • Platt, Rutherford (1)
  • Polzer, Victor (11), 1954-1957
  • Postmaster General (1), 1955
  • Potter, John (1), 1946
  • Prince, Blanche (13), 1947-1957
  • Commissioner of Public Parks (1), 1955
  • G.P. Putnam and Sons (1), 1948
 
210R:1945-1956
  
  • Ransom, John (3), 1954
  • Regele, Oskar (1), 1953
  • Rentsch, Eugen (3), 1947-1948
  • Richter, Rose (8), 1945-1951
  • Romains, Jules (1)
  • Ronald, James (55), 1945-1956
  • Roosevelt, Eleanor (3), 1950
  • Rotapfel Verlag (2), 1952-1954
  • Rubendall, Howard (2), 1945-1946
 
211S:1942-1958
  
  • Sangree, Carl (1), 1942
  • Schocken, Salman (1), 1950
  • Scherz und Goverts Verlag (1), 1955
  • Schoenbrunn, David (1), 1958
  • Schreiber, Carl F. (6), 1953
  • Schulberg, Budd (1), 1947
  • Schulman, Milton (1), 1948
  • Shuster, Doris (1), 1955
  • Schwarz (2), 1955
  • Schwebel (1), 1955
  • Charles Scribner's Sons (1), 1948
  • Seelye, Laurens H. (1), 1942
  • Seyffertitz, Georg (1), 1954
  • Sherwood (1), 1948
  • Shuster (1), 1953
  • Shute, James L. (1), 1948
  • Simon (1), 1948
  • Simon and Schuster (4), 1953
  • Simon, G. (1), 1948
  • Social Security Office (1), 1953
  • Spire, André (2), 1945
  • Spitzer (1), 1942
  • Steck, Jean (1), 1944
  • Steere (2), 1943
  • Steinberg Verlag (1), 1946
  • Sterling Library, Yale Univ. (1), 1956
  • Stevenson, Adlai (13), 1952-1956
  • Stockr, Richard (1)
  • Stuerm (1), 1955
  • Sudran, E. (1), 1944
  • Sunday Herald (1)
  • Swet, Gerschon (3), 1955
  • Swing (1), 1946
  • Szekelys (1), 1951
  • Paul Szolnay Verlag (1), 1954
 
212T:1948-1957
  
  • Town Meeting on the Air (1), 1948
  • Thieberger, F. (2), 1957
  • Thomas, Mabel (1), 1954
  • Thomas, Morton (1), 1955
  • Tonis, Frank (1), 1954
  • Trinity College (1), 1952
  • Truman, Harry S. (4), 1948-1952
 
213U - V:1942-1957
  
  • Ulich, Robert (2), 1942
  • Untermayer, Jean (1), 1952
  • Veazie, Carl (1), 1944
  • Vermeil, Edward (8), 1956-1957
 
214W:1941-1957
  
  • Wagoner, Robert (2), 1957
  • Waldinger, Ernst (2), 1957
  • Weber (1), 1952
  • Christian Wegner Verlag (1)
  • Weiber (1)
  • Weigand, Hermann (3), 1952-1953
  • Wellek, René (3), 1953
  • John Hay Whitney Foundation (2), 1954
  • White, Fred and Gertrude (18), 1941- 1951
  • WNYC (4), 1954-1958
  • Wolff, Kurt (2), 1942
  • Wolfradt, Willi (1), 1957
  • Wonb, Wilburn (1), 1945
  • Wouk, Herman (1), 1955
 
215Y - Z:1945-1956
  
  • Zdanowicz (1), 1945
  • Zohn, Harry (12), 1954-1956
  • Paul Zsolnay Verlag (6), 1949-1952
  • Zweig, Frederike (13), 1951-1956
 
216Unidentified???
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Series II: Manuscripts, 1917-1970

Series II is in German, French, and English.
2.66 linear feet.
Arrangement:

Series II is arranged as follows:

Scope and Content:

Series II contains manuscripts of some of Paul Amann's own writings, including fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, as well as some of his translations. His writings are mostly about historical events, literary figures, religion, and the perils of war.

Subseries 1: Fiction, undated, 1934-1956

Subseries 1 is in German, English, and French.
1 linear foot.
Arrangement:

Divided by type of work:

Scope and Content:

This subseries includes drafts of novels, plays, and short stories authored by Paul Amann.

A) Novels

BoxFolderTitleDate
217Alkestisundated
218Des stolzen Michel Suendenfall (incomplete manuscript)undated
219Le Cas Breatundated
220Gloria Juergens Durchbruchundated
221Prelude on the Road to Tremezzoundated
222Untitled, Germanundated
223Untitled novel, Manuscript, 250 pp.undated
224Bibliographyundated
225Jonadab: Fragments and notes of a manuscript related to the topic of King Davidundated

B) Plays

BoxFolderTitleDate
226Der fremde Menschundated
227Der Heimkehrerundated
228Die strenge Goettinundated
229Untitled play about Chenier, Andréundated
230Fragment of a screenplay on the life of the evangelist Dwight Moodyundated

C) Short Stories

BoxFolderTitleDate
231Auf der Kampaundated
232Benzibenaundated
233Brief von Druebenundated
234Das Hedonaskopundated
235"Der Fall Bre" and other short stories (photocopies)1934-1941
BoxFolderTitleDate
31Der Rollbalkenundated
32Die Brille des Volkswirtsundated
33Die gelbe Orchisundated
34Die Gruppe Diamantundated
35Clownsundated
36Foot to Footundated
37Meet Sicilians Pleaseundated
38Milch und Brotundated
39Mild Casesundated
310Mipsundated
311Remember that Good Bear?undated
312Sekretaerin ges. f. Wissensch. Klub j. Milliardaereundated
313Seltsames Beispiel weiblicher Racheundated
314The Bubbling Fountainundated
315The Cactus Fishundated
316Und ich war doch gekommen! (includes a French-language version, "Mais puisque j'etais venue!")undated
317The Wheels turn slowly (co-authored with Paul Amann's son, Peter)undated
318Short stories; newspaper clippings and manuscriptsundated, 1939-1950
319Short storiesundated, 1956
320Short story; printed in NZZ1935
321Short stories, manuscriptsundated
322Short stories, (novel) manuscriptsundated
323Small fictional pieces and fragmentsundated

Subseries 2: Non-Fiction, undated, 1932-1970

Subseries 2 is in English, French, and German.
1.16 linear feet.
Arrangement:

Separated by subject:

Scope and Content:

The bulk of this subseries consists of drafts and manuscripts of Amann’s work "Whence our German catastrophe?" In the manuscript "The Incredible J.D. Falk ", Amann talks about the works of Goethe and Goethe's contemporary, Johannes Daniel Falk. Writings on Cultural Tradition include fragments of notes regarding his book Tradition und Weltkrise (1934), which was banned by the Nazis in 1935.

A) Germany and the German Question

BoxFolderTitleDate
324Whence Our German Catastrophe? (book length manuscript)undated
325Whence Our German Catastrophe? (notes and variants)undated
326Essays on the German national character (preliminary versions or variants of chapters in Whence Our German Catastrophe)undated
327Essays, lectures, notes and fragments on Germany and the German questionundated
328Essays, lectures, notes and fragments on Germany and the German questionundated

B) Goethe

BoxFolderTitleDate
329Goethe, Matres des Litteratures; Goethe, d'après ses contemporains both in Frenchundated
330The Incredible J.D. Falk Credible Witness on Goethe (book length manuscript)undated
331The Incredible J.D. Falk (notes and variants)undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
41Other essays on Goetheundated

C) Literary Topics

BoxFolderTitleDate
42Essays, notes and variants on William James and Germanyundated
43Essays, notes and fragments on various authorsundated
44Essays and lectures on French and German literary historyundated

D) Cultural Tradition

BoxFolderTitleDate
45Outlines and manuscript fragments from Amann's book: "Tradition and Weltkrise", Vienna, 1934; Other essays on cultural tradition1934
46Essay and speeches on translating, teaching foreign languages and linguisticsundated, 1942-1944
47Reprints of different historic articles by Peter and Paul Amann:1960-1970
  
  • Paul Amann - Plutôt une injustice qu'un désordre
  • P. Amann - Karl Marx, ‘Quarante-huitard’ Français"
  • A Journée in the Making: May 15, 1848
  • Peter Amann - Prelude to insurrection: the banquet of the people
  • Peter Amann - Taine, Tocqueville and the paradox of the ancient régime
 

E) Other Essays

BoxFolderTitleDate
48Essays and fragments:undated, 1939
  
  • Cities, nationalities and landscapes in Europe
  • Life in North America
  • Political questions
 

Subseries 3: Poetry, 1917-1954

Subseries 3 is in German.
1 folder.
Scope and Content:

Subseries 3 is very small, consisting of one folder of poetry.

BoxFolderTitleDate
49Kristall meiner Zeit and other poems1917-1954

Subseries 4: Translations, undated

Subseries 4 is in English and French.
0.5 linear foot.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

Subseries 4 consists of a small amount of translations. Most of Amann's translations are not represented in this collection.

BoxFolderTitleDate
410"Death in the Family" by Ronald, Jamesundated
411"Dix filles" by Bloch, Jean-Richardundated
412"Pest in Paradise" by Newman, Polybe (alias Amschelberg, Paul), Book Iundated
413"Pest in Paradise" by Newman, Polybe (alias Amschelberg, Paul), Book IIundated
414"Pest in Paradise" by Newman, Polybe (alias Amschelberg, Paul), Book IIIundated
415"Prater Violet," one of the "Berlin Stories" by Isherwood, Christopherundated
416Manuscript translation fragmentsundated
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Series III: Material by Third Parties, 1919-1941

This series is in German, English and French.
1 folder.
Scope and Content:

The series consists of one folder. It contains material not directly related to Paul Amann. Next to small booklets of poems and other writings, there are documents about the transfer of 56 children from Marseille to New York in September 1941.

BoxFolderTitleDate
417Material by third parties1919-1941
  

Copies of dossiers on 56 German-Jewish children evacuated from France to the USA, September, 1941; Literary manuscripts by third parties; Copies of material used for the agrégation (French civil service exam) in German and philosophy, 1919-1938

 
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