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COLLECTION — Box: unidentified Identifier: 2003M-44

Correspondence with Rudolf Hirsch

Scope and Contents

Manuscript drafts and typescript (carbon) letters, unsigned, from Demus; with typescript letters, signed, from Hirsch. With autograph manuscript poems in a gathering of 24 leaves, previously authored in 1940, 1943, and 1944 (according to dates); and five unidentified photographs, of which two are dated 1953.

Some correspondence concerns the so-called "Goll-Affaire" and the false plagarism charges brought by Claire Goll against Paul Celan.


  • 1958-1996

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Consult curatorial staff.


.1 linear feet (1 envelope)

Biographical / Historical

Demus is an Austrian art historian; Hirsch (1905-1996) was an editor and publisher of the works of Hugo von Hofmannsthal.


Collection is unprocessed.

Ownership and Custodial History

Purchased with the Amy Lowell fund, 2003.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Georg Fritsch Antiquariat. Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--9 August 2002. Accession number--2003M-44.

Processing Information

Processing Information Finding aid derived from existing records, Adrien Hilton, 2020.
Link to catalog
Demus, Klaus, 1927- Correspondence with Rudolf Hirsch, 1958-1996 (2003M-44): Guide
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
November 16, 2018
Description rules
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

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