Gert von Gontard Papers
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Gert von Gontard Papers, Accrual I   
Scope: Accession 1575

I. Goethiana
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I.1 Correspondence from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749-1832
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[Fahlmer, Johanne] ((ALS, 1 p))
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To Unidentified ((ALS, 2 pp))
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Fritsch, Jakob Friedrich von ((ALS, 2 pp))
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[Müller, Friedrich von] ((LS, 1 p))   
Scope: Dictated by Goethe and signed.

I.2 Realia
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Hexen Fest auf dem Blocksberge   
Scope: Illustration from an unknown publication depicting the "Witches Sabbath" or Walpurgisnacht.

Farmhouse [drawing]   
Scope: Original watercolor sketch by Goethe. Framed.

Portrait [etching] of Goethe by Karl Bauer, ca. 1910   
Scope: Signed in pencil by the artist. Framed.

II. Gert von Gontard Memorabilia
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II.1 Playbills, programs, and one photograph relating to various theatrical productions with which von Gontard was involved. (5 items)
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II.2 Three bound scrapbooks of clippings, photographs, and other memorabilia relating to various theatrical productions with which Gert von Gontard was involved. Also, one scrapbook relating to his book, In Defense of Love . (4 items)
II.3 Original pen and ink cartoon sketch by John Collins, staff artist at The Gazette Montreal , relating to von Gontard's book In Defense of Love . The drawing was published in the November 23, 1940 issue. (1 item)   
Scope: Located in oversize.

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II.4 Award from Washington University William Greenleaf Eliot Society to Mrs. Gert von Gontard (1 item)
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II.5 Gert von Gontard bookplate dies (5 items)
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II.6 Neue Revue framed covers (12 items)
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Gert von Gontard Papers, Accrual II   
Scope: Accession 1576

I. Correspondence   
Scope: All correspondence is incoming and addressed to Gert von Gontard or jointing to him and his wife. The majority of the letters are written in German. Folders are arranged alphabetically by author and chronologically within each folder.

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Bin Gorion, Emanuel, 1903- , Israeli author and translator (81 items)   
Scope: His letters are often signed jointly with his wife, Deborah Bertnotoff, the noted Israeli dancer, and often include clipping announcements, etc. relating to her work. The letters contain numerous enclosures, including typescript drafts of poems and other writings by Bin Gorion.

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Grosz, George, 1893-1959, German artist (12 items)
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Habsburg, Otto von (45 items)   
Scope: His letters are often written jointly with or entirely by his wife, Regina von Hapsburg.

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Landgrebe, Erich, 1908- (7 items)   
Scope: His letters are all ALS and are often written jointly with his wife, Margaret. Letters include numerous drawings as well.

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Reinhardt, Max, 1873-1943, Austrian theatrical director and stage manager (15 items)   
Scope: His letters consists of two TLS and two telegrams from Reinhardt to von Gontard regarding the latter's tenure as a faculty member in the Max Reinhardt workshop which he helped found. Also included are various teaching materials used by von Gontard which at the workshop; an inscribed photo of Helene Reinhardt; exhibition catalogue, first day cover, program, and bookseller's catalog relating to Reinhardt.

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Remarque, Erich Maria, 1897- (4 items)
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Voss, Hans (20 items)   
Scope: One folder of material relating to ca. 1966 publication of Voss poems. Includes typescript draft of poem, and photocopies of published work; typescript [carbon] of biographical material relating to Hans Voss, and typescript [carbon] letters from B______ Wiemer to Emmanual Bin Gorion and Gert von Gontard, as well as typescript [photo] reply from Bin Gorion.

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Zuckmayer, Carl, 1896- , German playwright, novelist, and poet (110 items)   
Scope: Ts and auto letters and cards, telegrams, along with numerous auto and ts drafts of poems.

II. Literary Autographs and Memorabilia
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Reimer, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1774-1845, German scholar, literary historian, and teacher of Goethe's son (ALS. 3 pp)
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Wagner, Wilhelm Richard, 1813-1883, German composer (ALS, 4 pp)
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Kraus, Karl, 1874-1936, Austrian author and editor
Der Sterbende Mensch [poem] (Auto, 3 pp)   
Scope: Signed by the author with his auto corrections.

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Photographs. One photo of a painting of Richard Wagner, one photo of a bust of Wagner, framed photo of Gert von Gontard
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Announcements. Handbill for November 20, 1805 performance of Beethoven's Fidelio in Vienna.
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Framed print of Goethe.
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One box of medallions (7 items)
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Framed etchings by unidentified artist (7 items)   
Scope: Searching for one as of 2007: April 17.

Books transferred to Rare Books Division
Marcus Aureluis, Selbstbefrachtungen .
Franz Jung, Gnadenreiche, Unsere Königen. .
Aristophanes, Der Frieder .   
Scope: Possibly von Gontard's director's copy, contains his auto notes.

Emanuel Bin Gorion, Josephus und Jesus. .
[ ], Erinnerungen An Oskar Loerke. .   
Scope: Inscribed by Bin Gorion who contributed to the volume.

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III. Materials Originally Laid in Books   
Scope: Consists of materials tranferred from Rare Books originally laid in books.