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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Ger 131

Richard Beer-Hofmann compositions


Plays of Austrian poet and dramatist Richard Beer-Hofmann.


  • 1885-1966

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in German.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


14.5 linear feet (29 boxes)

Includes substantial material relating to Beer-Hofmann's plays Der Graf von Charolais, Die Historie von König David, Der Junge David, Der Tod Georgs, and Jaakobs Traum. Also includes letters from Maria Rainer Rilke among other items.

Biographical / Historical

Beer-Hofmann, an Austrian poet and dramatist, emigrated to the U.S. in 1938.


Arranged alphabetically by title

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

58M-61. Purchased with the Amy Lowell Fund; received: 1959 January 19.

Beer-Hofmann, Richard, 1866-1945. Richard Beer-Hofmann compositions, 1885-1966: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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