Alfred Neumann Collection
Scope and Content Note
This collection contains several short prose manuscripts and over 100 poems, some of them handwritten or with handwritten corrections. In some cases the short prose manuscripts indicate that they were used as the basis for potential film projects. The largest other group of material is correspondence, particularly with the writer Alexander Frey. In folder 1/1, however, are only letters from Neumann's wife Kitty; correspondence from Neumann himself can be found in the Autographs folders. There are also several photographs, a bibliography of Neumann's print and cinematic works, some publicity materials, and a couple of clippings.
- Majority of material found within 1927-1962
- Neumann, Alfred, 1895-1952 (Person)
Language of Materials
This collection is in German and English.
Open to researchers.
Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.
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
Neumann was born in Lautenburg, West Prussia (today Lidzbark, Poland) in 1895. He attained renown as a writer and novelist in Germany, and won the Kleist Prize (Kleist-Preis) in 1926. He left Germany for Italy in 1933, and eventually settled in Los Angeles in 1941, where he worked as a screenwriter in the film industry. A couple of his novels and screenplays were adapted into films. In 1949 he and his wife returned to Europe. Neumann died in Lugano, Switzerland in 1952.
This collection contains several of Alfred Neumann's short prose manuscripts and over 100 poems, as well a considerable amount of correspondence.
Other Finding Aid
Details inventories are available in each folder.
Some photographs have been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection
- Black-and-white photographs
- Clippings (information artifacts)
- Frey, Alexander M. (Alexander Moritz), 1881-1957
- Manuscripts (documents)
- Neumann, Alfred, 1895-1952
- Neumann, Kitty
- Personal correspondence
- Photographic postcards
- Speeches (documents)
- Tau, Max, 1897-1976
- Guide to the Alfred Neumann Collection, 1927-1976 AR 4983
- Processed by LBI Staff
- © 2009
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
- September 28, 2011 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.