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   Lienhard Bergel Papers, 1928-1995

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Lienhard Berger papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4078535 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Bergel, Lienhard, 1905-1987.
Title:Lienhard Bergel Papers, 1928-1995
Physical description:3.5 linear ft (ca. 1,485 items in 7 boxes).
Language(s):In English, German, and Italian.
Access: This collection has no restrictions. This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 7 series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscripts, documents, photographs, printed material, and memorabilia. The cataloged correspondence is with Jacques Barzun, Benedetto Croce, Elena Croce, Wallace Fowlie, Thomas Mann, Salvatore Quasimodo, Arthur Schlesinger Jr., and René Wellek. There is manuscript material relating to the Bergel-Hauptman case and a number of Bergel's own essays and reviews. A copy of Bergel's German passport is included, as well as numerous family photographs and miscellaneous printed material. There is a cataloged photograph of Hugo von Hofmannsthal; and a gold Benedetto Croce centennial medal.

Series I: Cataloged Correspondence

II. Cataloged Manuscripts

III. Cataloged Photographs

IV. Arranged Correspondence

V. Arranged Manuscripts

VI. Memorabilia

In the Vault

VII. Sylvia Bergel Papers

The correspondence in this series was originally in chronological order but has been arranged by correspondent. Duplicates of correspondence and newspaper clippings were removed.

7.1 Correspondence

7.2 Writings by Others

7.3 Subject/Topical Files

7.4 Documents

7.5 Photographs

7.6 Printed Material

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Using the Collection

Offsite

Access Restrictions

This collection has no restrictions.

 This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Lienhard Berger papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Processed 04/21/88 PL

Revised 2004 Christine Lovelace

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2010-01-22 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Additional Creators

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Barzun, Jacques, 1907-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Croce, Benedetto, 1866-1952.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Croce, Elena, 1915-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Fowlie, Wallace, 1908-1998.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hauptmann, Johannes Friedrich.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hofmannsthal, Hugo von, 1874-1929.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Quasimodo, Salvatore, 1901-1968.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Schlesinger, Arthur M. (Arthur Meier), 1917-2007.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Wellek, René.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Genre/Form

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CorrespondencePortalCLIOArchiveGRID
MemorabiliaPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
PhotoprintsPortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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College teachersPortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Lienhard Bergel (1905-1987) was born in Silesia, Germany, and emmigrated to the United States in 1931, where he obtained a position as Instructor in the German Department of the New Jersy College for Women. In 1935 he was refused reappointment because, he claimed, his anti-Nazi views conflicted with those of the Department Head, Johannes Friedrich Hauptmann. The matter was investigated by a special committee of Rutger's University in 1935 and again in 1986. Both panels found the discharge of Bergel justified. Bergel later went on to teach at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (1938-1974). His writings include Cervantes in Germany ; Croce, Blake, Goethe ; and The Esthetics of Nihilism .

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