|Rare Book & Manuscript Library|
At a Glance
This collection is arranged in 2 series: Series I: Autographs and Ephemera, 1816-1900; Series II: Correspondence, 1941-1973.
The collection includes both Wolf Franck's autograph collection, as well as some correspondence between Franck and his wife and notable figures.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
This collection has no restrictions.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Wolf Franck Collection; Box and Folder (if known); Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers processed Carrie Hintz 03/09/2012.
Finding aid written Carrie Hintz 03/09/2012.
2012-03-10 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Wolf Franck was a German scholar and radio broadcaster who relocated to New York during World War II. Franck was a radio broadcaster in Berlin, but moved to Paris in 1933 after Hitler came to power in Germany. He wrote several books, including one on exiles, and many articles, and associated with Andre Gide, Thomas and Heinrich Mann, Berthold Brecht, among others. In June 1940, when the Germans began their occupation of Paris, he was captured, sent to a French concentration camp but escaped and ended up in Casablanca. President Franklin Roosevelt gave Wolf Franck a personal visa to emigrate to the United States in 1941. Wolf Franck met his future wife Jane Franck while at Columbia University and they married in 1953.