Intended to encourage the scholarship and appreciation of Stefan Zweig by promoting the extensive Zweig Collection at Fredonia, the weblog also spotlights manuscript collections of Zweig materials from other repositories around the world and informs readers of Zweig-related conferences, symposia, exhibits and other events, both on the campus of Fredonia and at institutions worldwide.
Stefan Zweig (1881-1942) was an Austrian author of Jewish descent whose works have been translated into over fifty languages. Zweig is known in the literary community as a humanitarian thinker. By the 1920s he was one of the most published authors in the world. He left Austria in the 1930s with the rise of the Nazi party. He tirelessly labored on his writings until he tragically ended his life.
The Stefan Zweig Collection at Fredonia contains over 6,000 manuscript letters written between 1901-1942 to Zweig by over 300 eminent personalities. Notable correspondents include Martin Buber, Albert Schweitzer, Richard Strauss, Rainer Maria Rilke, Luigi Pirandello, Jules Romains, Joseph Roth, Frans Masereel and Virginia Woolf among others.
The Collection also contains correspondence (approximately 2,000 letters) between the author and his first wife, Friderike Zweig (née Winternitz); letters written to Friderike by other correspondents; a small collection of materials belonging to the author's brother, Alfred Zweig, including some correspondence, memorabilia and photographs (donated in 1979 after Alfred's death); miscellaneous secondary sources and published material, including articles by and about Zweig, theatre programs and reviews of Zweig's works; a small assortment of media material and other memorabilia.
The Archives & Special Collections also holds a significant number of published works by and about Zweig, including biographies, translations of Zweig's work and multilingual critical studies.
The Inventory of the Stefan Zweig Collection (1993) is an itemized list to the above materials and is currently undergoing revision. The extensive introduction provides a more detailed history of the collection and the circumstances surrounding its acquisition by Fredonia.
Click here for a brief introduction to the Stefan Zweig Collection by Birger Vanwesenbeeck, Associate Professor of English at Fredonia. For research inquiries, please contact the Coordinator of Archives & Special Collections, Kim Taylor.
The Reed Library Archives & Special Collections typically does not hold the intellectual property rights for the materials in its collections. The Archives & Special Collections assumes that all requests for reproductions are made within the guidelines of the U.S. Copyright Office Fair Use doctrine and are intended exclusively for research and educational purposes. As such, the Archives & Special Collections will assume no responsibility for any infringement of copyright on the part of the researcher. When seeking to use any reproductions for publication, it is the sole responsibility of the researcher to determine the copyright status of the materials and to contact the appropriate individual(s) in order to gain permission to publish. Please consult this table from Cornell University for more information on determining copyright status.
Requests for copies of materials in the Stefan Zweig Collection may be initiated by completion of the Reproduction Request Form. In accordance with good scholarly practice, we ask that researchers acknowledge the Archives & Special Collections as the holding institution for the original materials by using the following credit line:
The Stefan Zweig Collection, Daniel A. Reed Library Archives & Special Collections, State University of New York at Fredonia
Individuals or organizations who plan to publish or exhibit materials from the Stefan Zweig Collection must contact the Coordinator of Archives & Special Collections directly and complete the Intent to Publish Form. Permission is granted for one-time use only, regardless of published format.
Reference quality scans (PDF, 200 dpi) $1.00 per page or image
Publication quality scans (JPEG or TIFF, 600 dpi) $10.00 per image
Unusually large or complex orders may be subject to additional processing fees. Limits on the quantity of materials requested are assessed on a case-by-case basis and are dependent on available staff resources and the physical condition of items.
Once you have submitted the Reproduction Request Form, a staff member of the Archives & Special Collections will contact you via e-mail to confirm that we will be able to fulfill your request and to provide you with the total charges due. You may then submit your payment securely online using either VISA or MASTERCARD. Depending on the quantity of reproductions requested, processing may take approximately 1-3 weeks. Orders will not be processed until payment in full is received.
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