Finding Aid for the Morton G. Wurtele collection of Brechtiana, 1938-1960
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Title: Morton G. Wurtele collection of Brechtiana
Date (inclusive): 1938-1960
Collection number: 1962
Wurtele, Morton G., collector.
2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
1 oversize flat box.
Abstract: Collection of material by and about Bertolt Brecht, including typescripts of prose and poetry, books, recordings and a script
for an adaptation of Brecht's play
Galileo, collected by Morton G. Wurtele, professor emeritus of atmospheric science at UCLA.
Language: Finding aid is written in
University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections
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Restrictions on Access
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library
Special Collections for paging information.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
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Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Gift of Morton G. Wurtele, 1998.
[Identification of item], Morton G. Wurtele collection of Brechtiana (Collection 1962). UCLA Library Special Collections,
Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.
UCLA Catalog Record ID
Scope and Content
Collection consists of material by and about Bertolt Brecht collected by Morton G. Wurtele, Professor in the UCLA Department
of Atmospheric Sciences. It includes typescripts of Brecht's prose and poetry, recordings of Brecht songs, a copy of Charles
Laughton's adaptation of Brecht's
Galileo, and books inscribed to and by Bertolt Brecht.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956.
Playwrights --Archival resources.
Other Index Terms Related to this Collection
Wurtele, Morton G., collector.
Box 1, Folder 1
Various typescripts of prose and poetry (An Die Nachgeborenen, Kleines Organon Fur Das Theatre)
Box 1, Folder 2
Theatrical still from an unidentified play
Box 1, Folder 3
Galileo by Bertolt Brecht, adapted by Charles Laughton, mimoegraphed copy of text used in world premier performance. Los Angeles,
1947. Inscribed by playwright Bertolt Brecht.
Box 1, Folder 4
Bertolt Brecht singt, Zwei Songs Aus Der Dreigroschenoper - recording
Box 1, Folder 5
Portrait of Bertolt Brecht as a Chinese Scholar, inscribed by Bertolt Brecht, 1947
Box 1, Folder 6
Program for Galileo with Charles Laughton, Coronet Theatre
1947 Jul 14
Box 1, Folder 7
Die Verurteilung des Luikulllus, von Bertolt Brecht, musik von Paul Dessau, Aufbau Verlag, Berlin
Box 1, Folder 8
Brecht, Bertolt. A Penny for the Poor, trans. Desmond I. Vesey, verses trans. Christopher Isherwood. Hillman-Curl, New York
Box 1, Folder 9
Kaechele, Heinz. Bertolt Brecht, Sein Leben in Bildern. VEB Verlag Enzyklopaedie, Leipzig
Box 1, Folder 10
Tsiang, H.T. The Hanging on Union Square, published by the author, inscribed to Bertolt Brecht
Box 1, Folder 11
Brecht. Der Gute Mensch von Sezuan. Aufbau Verlag, Berlin
Box 2, Folder 1
Bertolt Brechts Dreigroschenbuch, Texte, Materialien, Documente. Suhrkamp, Berlin. 480 pp.
Box 2, Folder 2
Theaterarbeit. 6Auffuhrungen des Berliner Ensembles, VVV Dresdener Verlag, Dresden. 434 pp. Inscribed by Bertolt Brecht and
Box 3, Folder 1
Helene Weigel liest Bertolt Brecht - recording
Box 3, Folder 2
Dessau, Paul. Im Memoriam Bertolt Brecht. Bach Variation, Phillips recording
Box 3, Folder 3
The Seven Deadly Sins, text by Bertolt Brecht, sung by Lotte, Lenya, Columbia Masterworks recording
Box 3, Folder 4
Brecht on Brecht by various performers, Columbia recording
Box 3, Folder 5
8 Lieder zu Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder, Bertolt Brecht/Paul Dessau, sung by Helene Weigel, 2 discs