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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2257

Herbert Marcuse compositions


Manuscript compositions of German-born American political philosopher, Herbert Marcuse, sent to the Beacon Press.


  • Creation: 1964-1971

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Conditions Governing Use

Scholars wishing to publish in any form must contact Dr. Peter Marcuse, 140 Greenwood Avenue, Waterbury, CT 06704.


1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)

Collection consists primarily of manuscripts of Marcuse's books published by the Beacon Press. Includes Marcuse's notes and correspondence concerning publication of these books. Some of the descriptive notes about this material were supplied to the repository by Arnold C. Tovell, a Beacon Press editor, and are marked (ACT) in this finding aid. Tovell also has annotated many of the manuscripts.

Biographical / Historical

Herbert Marcuse was a German-born American politcal philosopher.


Arranged alphabetically by title of composition.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

*2001M-67. Gift of Arnold C. Tovell, 2 Meadow Trail, Chappaqua, New York 10514; received: 2002 Apr. 18.

Processing Information

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Marcuse, Herbert, 1898-. Herbert Marcuse compositions: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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