Gert von Gontard Papers
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Collection Scope and Content Note

Scope and Contents Note

Gert von Gontard’s Papers are part of a larger collection given to Washington University in 1980 by his widow, Hildegard. The collection includes von Gontard’s extensive book collection and is highlighted by his collection of over 1300 books, manuscripts, and memorabilia relating to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Also present in the Papers is a file of letters from von Gontard’s colleagues in the literary and arts communities, the highlights of which are listed below.

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