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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Ger 161

Dietrich Bonhoeffer papers,

Letters and compositions of German Lutheran clergyman and theologian Dietrich Bonnhoeffer.

Dates

  • 1942-1944.

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in German.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
Conditions Governing Access Papers were formerly restricted. Opened in 2002.

Extent

1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.))

Consists of 45 letters and manuscripts of writings (in German) of Bonhoeffer's. Includes 37 letters to Maria von Wedemeyer (later Maria Weller) and 1 letter to Max von Wedemeyer, mostly written after Bonhoeffer's arrest by the Nazis; 6 letters, 1943, to Karl Bonhoeffer; and 1 letter to Hans von Dohányi, which was written the day Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Donányi were arrested. The 4 manuscripts, 1944, were written in prison.

Biographical / Historical

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German Lutheran clergyman and theologian.

Physical Location

b

Immediate Source of Acquisition

*65M-164. Gift of Maria von Wedemeyer (later Maria Weller), 10 Nashoba Road Sudbury, Massachusetts; received: 1966 April 8.

Most, but not all, of this material has been published in the following sources [per note of Clifford Green, Director of Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, English Edition Project, Oct. 2003]: German version: Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Brautbriefe Zelle 92: Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Maria von Wedemeyer 1943-1945, ed. Ruth-Alice von Bismarck and Ulrich Kabitz. München: C.H. Beck, 1992. English version: Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Love letters from cell 92: Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Maria von Wedemeyer 1943-1945. London: HarperCollins, 1994. German version: Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Widerstand und Ergebung: Briefe und Aufzeichnungen aus der Haft, ed. Eberhard Bethge. München: C. Kaiser, 1951. English version: Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Letters and papers from prison; edited by Eberhard Bethge. London, SCM Press, 1953.
For additional information on English translations see: Clifford Green and Hans Pfeifer. "The Bonhoeffer Papers at Houghton Library, Harvard University." Newsletter of the International Bonhoeffer Society, English Language Section, No. 82, Summer 2003. [Also in Houghton internal file].
For additional German text information, see: Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Dietrich Bonhoeffer Werke, ed. Eberhard Bethge [et al]. München: Chr. Kaiser, 1986-1999, 17 v.
  • German version: Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Brautbriefe Zelle 92: Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Maria von Wedemeyer 1943-1945, ed. Ruth-Alice von Bismarck and Ulrich Kabitz. München: C.H. Beck, 1992.
  • English version: Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Love letters from cell 92: Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Maria von Wedemeyer 1943-1945. London: HarperCollins, 1994.
  • German version: Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Widerstand und Ergebung: Briefe und Aufzeichnungen aus der Haft, ed. Eberhard Bethge. München: C. Kaiser, 1951.
  • English version: Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Letters and papers from prison; edited by Eberhard Bethge. London, SCM Press, 1953.
  • Clifford Green and Hans Pfeifer. "The Bonhoeffer Papers at Houghton Library, Harvard University." Newsletter of the International Bonhoeffer Society, English Language Section, No. 82, Summer 2003.
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Dietrich Bonhoeffer Werke, ed. Eberhard Bethge [et al]. München: Chr. Kaiser, 1986-1999, 17 v.
Title
Bonhoeffer, Dietrich, 1906-1945. Dietrich Bonhoeffer papers: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
EAD ID
hou00705

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