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Arthur Schnitzler Autographs Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 531

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists entirely of autographs – letters, cards, postcards, notes, and one photograph – by Arthur Schnitzler to various friends and acquaintances, mainly in Austria and in Germany. The correspondence is private as well as professional (as an author) in nature.

Dates

  • 1880-1931, 1962

Creator

Language of Materials

The collection is in German, and some English.

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

Arthur Schnitzler (May 15, 1862 - October 21, 1931), the son of a Jewish physician, took a medical degree and practiced medicine for much of his life, interesting himself particularly in psychiatry. He made his name as a playwright and novelist, known for his psychological dramas that dissect turn-of-the-century Viennese bourgeois life.

His first success was Anatol (1893), a series of seven one-act plays depicting the casual amours of a wealthy young Viennese man. In his play Liebelei (1896) and in his most successful novel, Leutnant Gustl (1901) he depicted the hollowness of the Austrian military code of honor. In the play Professor Bernhardi (1912) and the novel Der Weg ins Freie (1908) he analyzed the position of the Jews in Austria. His works include plays, novels, collections of stories, and several medical tracts.

Source: Encyclopædia Britannica Online Academic Edition. Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2012. Web. 28 Dec. 2012.

Extent

8 Folders

Abstract

The collection consists entirely of autographs – letters, cards, postcards, notes, and one photograph – by Arthur Schnitzler to various friends and acquaintances, mainly in Austria and in Germany. The correspondence is private as well as professional (as an author) in nature.
Title
Guide to the Arthur Schnitzler Autographs Collection., 1880-1931, 1962  AR 531
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by Hermann Teifer, Timothy Ryan Mendenhall
Date
© 2009
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

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