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   Wolf Franck collection 1816-1971

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Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Wolf Franck Collection; Box and Folder (if known); Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.:MS#1605
Bib ID:9313625 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Franck, Wolf. Collector
Title:Wolf Franck collection 1816-1971
Physical description:.5 linear ft. (1 half sized document box)
Language(s): Material is in English, German, and French
Access: This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in 2 series

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Description

Scope and Content

The collection includes both Wolf Franck's autograph collection, as well as some correspondence between Franck and his wife and notable figures.

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Using the Collection

Offsite

Access Restrictions

 This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

      offsite requestMore information and link to off-site request form

This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Wolf Franck Collection; Box and Folder (if known); 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

Papers processed 03/09/2012 Carrie Hintz

Finding aid written 03/09/2012 Carrie Hintz

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion March 10, 2012 Finding aid written in English.
    2012-03-10 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz

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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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Correspondence.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
PhotographsPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Postcards.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, 1770-1831.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Wolf Franck was a German scholar and radio broadcaster who relocated to New York during World War II. Franck was a radio broadcaster in Berlin, but moved to Paris in 1933 after Hitler came to power in Germany. He wrote several books, including one on exiles, and many articles, and associated with Andre Gide, Thomas and Heinrich Mann, Berthold Brecht, among others. In June 1940, when the Germans began their occupation of Paris, he was captured, sent to a French concentration camp but escaped and ended up in Casablanca. President Franklin Roosevelt gave Wolf Franck a personal visa to emigrate to the United States in 1941. Wolf Franck met his future wife Jane Franck while at Columbia University and they married in 1953.

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