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Gustav Landauer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7236

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence comprises the bulk of the collection, both original materials and transcripts. The rest of the collection contains a significant amount of photographic documentation of the 1918/1919 revolution in Munich, including photos of street demonstrations in February, photos of memorial services for Kurt Eisner, and a photo of Landauer being led off by police before imprisonment. There are also photographs of a memorial service for Landauer and of his grave site. The collection also contains two of Landauer's notebooks and a large amount of photocopies of Landauer's police records.

Dates

  • 1888-1947

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in German and English.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to researchers.

Access Information

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

Use Restrictions

In case of publishing Gustav Landauer materials, the donor retains permission rights.

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

Born in Karlsruhe in 1870, Landauer was a philosopher, literary critic, Shakespeare scholar, and anarchist-socialist writer and politician. In November 1918, he became a member of the central council of the revolutionary government of Kurt Eisner in Munich. After Eisner's assassination, he served briefly as Minister of Public Enlightenment in the short-lived Bavarian Soviet Republic. He was murdered in prison on 1919 May 2 during the suppression of the revolutionary government.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

Correspondence comprises the bulk of the collection, both original materials and transcripts. The rest of the collection contains a significant amount of photographic documentation of the 1918/1919 revolution in Munich, as well as two of Landauer's notebooks.

Other Finding Aid

A 3-page partial inventory is available in folder 1.

Related Materials

The Landauer polices files are located in the: Library of Congress, Manuscript Division 10 Independence Ave. SE Washington, DC 20540 URL: http://www.loc.gov/rr/mss/

Werner Schulz Correspondence is located at the: Archive of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Godesberger Allee 149 D-53175 Bonn Germany URL: http://www.fes.de/

Separated Materials

Some photographs have been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection.

The album of photographs documenting the Bavarian Revolution in Munich has been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection.
Title
Guide to the Gustav Landauer Collection, 1888-1947  AR 7236
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by LBI Staff and Timothy Ryan Mendenhall
Date
© 2009
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English..

Revision Statements

  • 2011-05-09: Deaccessiond photocopies of police files and photocopy letter from Werner Schulz (originals held by other repositories), changed Location of Orignals note to Related Materials note, revised folder numbers, added Autographs folder as box 1 folder 9.
  • November 28, 2011 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.
  • March 24, 2012 : 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