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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Ger 317

Bertolt Brecht additional papers


Correspondence and typescripts of the German writer Bertolt Brecht and correspondence about him.


  • 1943-1978

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in German, English and Czech.

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted: fragile; consult curatorial staff.


.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Contains typescripts of Bertolt Brecht's plays and poetry, his and Helene Weigel's correspondence with Brecht's collaborator and friend, novelist and scriptwriter Ferdinand Reyher, and his bibliographer Walter Nubel. Also contains Walter Nubel's correspondence concerning Brecht with various correspondents; notes, programs, clippings, commemorative stamps, a medal, and negatives.

Biographical / Historical

Bertolt Brecht was a German dramatist and poet.


Organized into the following series:
  1. I. Compositions
  2. II. Correspondence
  3. III. Other material

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

85M-52. Purchased with the Amy Lowell Fund; received: 1985 November.

85M-53. Gift of Stefan Brecht; received: 1986.

Separated Materials

Broadside of Brecht's poem An Meine Landsfleutewas separated from this collection and cataloged separately.

Processing Information

Processed by: Irina Klyagin
Link to catalog
Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956. Bertolt Brecht additional papers, 1943-1978: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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