Guide to the Hubert Jannach collection on B. Traven

Processed by Heidi Hutchinson.

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University of California
Riverside, California 92517-5900
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Hubert Jannach collection on B. Traven
Date (inclusive): 1926-1987, undated
Date (bulk): 1950-1975
Collection Number: 245
Creator: Jannach, Hubert
Extent: 0.5 linear feet (1 document box)
Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
Riverside, CA 92517-5900
Abstract: This collection contains correspondence, notes, and other material regarding research conducted on B. Traven by author Hubert Jannach.
Languages: The collection is in English.

Access

This collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item]. Hubert Jannach collection on B. Traven, Collection 245. University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & Archives, University of California, Riverside.

Acquisition Information

The Hubert Jannach collection on B. Traven was acquired in 1987.

Processing History

Processed by Heidi Hutchinson, 2012.

Biography

Hubert Jannach was a professor in the Department of Modern Languages at Purdue University. He researched and wrote on the identity and language of B. Traven during the years 1955-1986 and corresponded with many B. Traven scholars, including Rolf Recknagel and Michael L. Baumann.
B. Traven was the pseudonym for an internationally famous writer who guarded his identity with jealousy and determination throughout his life, creating one of the greatest literary puzzles of the 20th century. Other names he went by in his lifetime are Traven Torsvan, Hal Croves, and Ret Marut. His twelve novels, the best known of which are The Death Ship and the Treasure of the Sierra Madre, and many short stories have been translated into numerous languages. Films have been made of his the Treasure of the Sierra Madre, White Rose, Macario, The Death Ship, and Rebellion of the Hanged. He died in March 1969 in Mexico City, Mexico.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection contains correspondence, notes, and other material regarding research conducted on B. Traven by author Hubert Jannach.

Collection Arrangement

This collection is arranged into three series. The series arrangement of this collection is as follows:
  • Series 1. Articles about B. Traven and his works, 1948-1986.
  • Series 2. Correspondence, 1949-1987.
  • Series 3. Research and biographical material, 1926-1978, undated.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Traven, B.

Genres and Forms of Materials

Correspondence.
Research notes.
Typescripts.


Collection Contents

 

Series 1. Articles about B. Traven and his works. 1948-1986.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains publications, clippings, and other material regarding B. Traven. Includes several articles on B. Traven by Michael L. Baumann, Judy Stone, Gerd Heidemann, Rolf Recknagel, and Jannach himself.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged sequentially according to box and folder number.
Box 1, Folder 1

Articles on B. Traven, including Michael L. Baumann's Reflections on B. Traven's language (1976), a typescript by Rolf Recknagel (1975), typescripts of two of Jannach's papers on B. Traven, and an article on Tina Modotti and Edward Weston by Amy Conger (1986). 1948-1986.

Box 1, Folder 2

Newspaper (original) and magazine articles (photocopy and original) on B. Traven, including Judy Stone's Ramparts article, The Mystery of B. Traven (1967) and Gerd Heidemann's Stern article, Wer ist der Mann, der Traven heisst? (1967). 1955-1973.

Box 1, Folder 3

Magazine titled The Pennsylvania Gazette, complete copy, vol. 74, no. 6 (April, 1976) including article by Michael L. Baumann, "Who is B. Traven?" on p. 15-21, 40-42; and story from magazine Showcase vol. 2, no. 6 (1960s?) by B. Traven, "Why I don't get drunk no more at Doña Amalia's cantina", p. 2-4, 63-65. 1960-1976.

Box 1, Folder 4

Photocopy of complete book: Rolf Recknagel, B. Traven: Beiträge zur Biographie (Leipzig: Reclam, 1971). 1971.

 

Series 2. Correspondence. 1949-1987.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains Hubert Jannach's correspondence with various individuals regarding B. Traven. Includes correspondence with Michael L. Baumann, Peter Briscoe and E.R. Hagemann.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged sequentially according to box and folder number.
Box 1, Folder 5

Correspondence between Hubert Jannach and Michael L. Baumann. 1974-1977.

Box 1, Folder 6

Correspondence between Hubert Jannach and Peter Briscoe. Includes typescripts of two papers on B. Traven presented by Jannach in 1952 and 1965, a conference program from the 1982 Penn State conference on B. Traven, and correspondence regarding transfer of Jannach's papers and selected B. Traven books to the University of California, Riverside Library. 1952-1987.

Box 1, Folder 7

Correspondence between Hubert Jannach and W. Bernard Fleischmann, editor of Encyclopedia of World Literature in the Twentieth Century, Frederick Ungar Pub. Co., to which Jannach contributed the article on B. Traven. 1960-1970.

Box 1, Folder 8

Correspondence between Hubert Jannach and Charles R. Humphrey. 1963-1964.

Box 1, Folder 9

Correspondence between Hubert Jannach and Charles Miller. 1963-1974.

Box 1, Folder 10

Correspondence between Hubert Jannach and Carl Mora, University of New Mexico Press. 1974.

Box 1, Folder 11

Correspondence between Hubert Jannach and various correspondents, including E.R. Hagemann. 1949-1979.

 

Series 3. Research and biographical material. 1926-1978, undated.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains notes, manuscripts, conference programs, and other material pertaining to Hubert Jannach's research on B. Traven.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged sequentially according to box and folder number.
Box 1, Folder 12

Notes and correspondence on the B. Traven article "Spielzeug," Typographische Mitteilungen, vol. 26 (1929), p. 71-73, including a photographic reproduction of the article. 1929-1964.

Box 1, Folder 13

Conference on the Life, Literature and Cinema of B. Traven, held at the University of Arizona, April 18-20, 1975; includes program and correspondence relating to the conference, at which Jannach gave a paper titled The Early and Later Works of B. Traven. 1974-1975.

Box 1, Folder 14

Newspaper clippings, photocopies, manuscript notes, book reviews of B. Traven books, some B. Traven stories. 1926-1969.

Box 1, Folder 15

Research notes, manuscript and typed, Hubert Jannach. circa 1938-1978.

Box 1, Folder 16

Research notes, manuscript, Hubert Jannach; and photocopied excerpts from the National Union Catalogue. circa 1978, undated.