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Wolf Franck collection, 1816-1971

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1605
Bib ID 9313625 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Franck, Wolf
Title Wolf Franck collection, 1816-1971
Physical Description .5 linear feet (.5 linear feet 1 half sized document box)
Language(s) Material is in English, German, and French.
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.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in 2 series: Series I: Autographs and Ephemera, 1816-1900; Series II: Correspondence, 1941-1973.

Description

Summary

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.

Preferred Citation

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

Processing Information

Papers processed Carrie Hintz 03/09/2012.

Finding aid written Carrie Hintz 03/09/2012.

Revision Description

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.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Correspondence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Postcards Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, 1770-1831 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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.