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Hugo Ball Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7129

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of Hugo Ball’s correspondence with Ferdinand Schohl, review of Emmy Hennings' biography of Hugo Ball, and a musical score composed by Hugo Ball.

Dates

  • 1903-1914

Language of Materials

The collection is in German.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

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

Biographical Note

Hugo Ball , actor, author, and one of the leaders of the Dada Movement, was born in 1886 in Pirmasens, Germany.

He studied sociology and philosophy at the Universities of Munich and Heidelberg before moving to Berlin to study acting. He collaborated with many actors and directors, including Max Reinhardt.

After the beginning of World War I, Hugo Ball moved to Zurich, Switzerland, where he became one of the leaders of the Dada movement.

His involvement with the Dada movement lasted for about two years.

In 1920 Hugo Ball got deeply interested in Catholicism and settled in the canton of Ticino, where he led a very religious and austere life.

He died in 1927

Extent

2 Folders

Abstract

The collection consists of Hugo Ball’s correspondence with Ferdinand Schohl, review of Emmy Hennings' biography of Hugo Ball, and a musical score composed by Hugo Ball.

Arrangement

The collection consists of a single series.

Title
Guide to the Papers of Hugo Ball (1886-1927) 1903-1914 AR 7129
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Yakov Illich Sklar
Date
© 2011
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.
Sponsor
funding made possible by The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

Revision Statements

  • July 17, 2013 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

Contact:
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States