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  • Biographical/Historical note
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  • Prcoessing Note
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  • Title: Marta Feuchtwanger papers
    Collection number: 0206
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 97.13 Linear feet 170 boxes
    Date (inclusive): 1940-1987
    Abstract: This archive contains the correspondence of Marta Feuchtwanger, wife of German-Jewish writer Lion Feuchtwanger, who survived her husband by almost thirty years. Marta Feuchtwanger remained an important figure in the exile community and devoted the remainder of her life to promoting the work of her husband. The collection contains Marta Feuchtwanger's personal correspondence, texts and manuscripts by her and others, royalty statements received for the works of her husband, correspondence with publishers, and newspaper clippings mentioning Lion and Marta Feuchtwanger and other exiles. The collection also includes correspondence regarding the establishment and administration of the Feuchtwanger Memorial Library and Villa Aurora.
    creator: Feuchtwanger, Marta
    creator: Franklin, Carl M., (Carl Mason), 1911-
    creator: Waldo, Hilde

    Scope and Content

    This archive contains the correspondence of Marta Feuchtwanger, wife of German-Jewish writer Lion Feuchtwanger, who survived her husband by almost thirty years. Marta Feuchtwanger remained an important figure in the exile community and devoted the remainder of her life to promoting the work of her husband. The collection contains Marta Feuchtwanger's personal correspondence, texts and manuscripts by her and others, royalty statements received for the works of her husband, correspondence with publishers, and newspaper clippings mentioning Lion and Marta Feuchtwanger and other exiles. The collection also includes correspondence regarding the establishment and administration of the Feuchtwanger Memorial Library and Villa Aurora. In addition, the collection includes a series called "Carl Franklin Papers". Dr. Carl M. Franklin was Vice President Emeritus and Professor of Law at USC. From 1970, he served as Vice President of Legal Affairs. He and his wife were also very involved in fundraising, raising over $150 million for USC during their lifetime. The Carl Franklin Papers contain correspondence related to the transfer of the Feuchtwanger Estate to USC. Another series, "Hilde Waldo", contains personal correspondence, financial papers, medical bills, and other personal paperwork of Hilde Waldo. Ms. Waldo first served as a secretary to Lion Feuchtwanger. After his death, she continued to work for Marta Feuchtwanger.

    Biographical/Historical note

    Marta Feuchtwanger was born Marta Loeffler on December 21, 1891 in Germany. In 1912 she married German-Jewish writer Lion Feuchtwanger and went with him into exile during WWII. First they lived in Southern France in Sanary-sur-mer but had to flee in 1940. They escaped to the US in 1940. Marta and her husband Lion moved to Los Angeles in early 1941 where they eventually bought a house at 520 Paseo Miramar. During WWII the Feuchtwanger's house became a well-known gathering place for German-speaking exiles and their American friends. Both Marta and Lion also helped others persecuted by the Nazis to escape from Europe. After Lion Feuchtwanger's death in 1958, Marta dedicated her life to keeping his memory and his work alive. She willed her house and Lion's invaluable library to USC and became the first curator of the Feuchtwanger Memorial Library. Marta assisted researchers and gave tours to USC students on a regular basis and received an honorable doctorate from USC in 1981. Marta survived her husband by almost 30 years. She died in Santa Monica in 1987.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The collection contains published materials; researchers are reminded of the copyright restrictions imposed by publishers on reusing their articles and parts of books. It is the responsibility of researchers to acquire permission from publishers when reusing such materials. The copyright to unpublished materials belongs to the heirs of the writers. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

    Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

    Prcoessing Note

    The collection was partly processed by Adi Ben-Michael in 2011.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Marta Feuchtwanger papers, Collection no. 0206, Feuchtwanger Memorial Library, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Chaplin, Charles, 1889-1977 -- Correspondence
    Dieterle, William, 1893-1972 -- Correspondence
    Eisler, Hanns, 1898-1962 -- Archives
    Feuchtwanger Memorial Library. -- Archives
    Feuchtwanger, Lion, 1884-1958 -- Archives
    Feuchtwanger, Marta -- Archives
    Feuchtwanger, Marta -- Correspondence
    Feuchtwanger, Marta -- Friends and associates
    Franklin, Carl M., (Carl Mason), 1911- -- Archives
    Guggenheim, Felix, 1904-1976 -- Correspondence
    Mann, Heinrich, 1871-1950 -- Archives
    Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955 -- Archives
    Mierendorff, Marta -- Correspondence
    Remarque, Erich Maria, 1898-1970 -- Archives
    Schoenberg, Arnold, 1874-1951 -- Archives
    University of Southern California. -- Archives
    Waldo, Hilde -- Archives
    Waldo, Hilde -- Correspondence
    Wolff, Victoria, 1903-1992 -- Correspondence
    Artists--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
    Audiocassettes
    Authors, German--20th century--Biography--Archival resources
    Authors, German--California--Los Angeles--20th century--Archival resources
    Authors, German--Germany--20th century--Archival resources
    Celebrities--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
    Charities--California--Archival resources
    Clippings
    Composers--California--Los Angeles--20th century--Archival resources
    Conductors (Music)--California--Los Angeles--20th century--Archival resources
    Correspondence
    Ephemera
    Exiles--Germany--History--20th century--Archival resources
    Exiles--United States--History--20th century--Archival resources
    Financial records
    German language--Archival resources
    German literature--Archival resources
    Germany--Emigration and immigration--History--1933-1945--Archival resources
    International relations--20th century--Archival resources
    Jews--California--Los Angeles--History--20th century--Archival resources
    Los Angeles (Calif.)--Emigration and immigration--Archival resources
    Los Angeles (Calif.)--History--20th century--Archival resources
    Manuscripts
    Memoirs
    Musicians--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
    Nonprofit organizations--United States--Archival resources
    Notes
    Photographs
    Political campaigns--California--20th century--Archival resources
    Scrapbooks
    Simon Rodia's Towers (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Archival resources
    Theater programs
    Theater--Germany--20th century--Archival resources