The collection mainly contains invitations, programs, articles, reviews, and other items relating to the 1949 Johann Wolfgang
von Goethe Bicentennial Celebration, which were collected by Goethe - Faust scholar Stuart Pratt Atkins (1914-2000), UCSB professor of Germanic, Slavic, and Semitic Studies from the mid-1960s to the
mid-1980s. Atkins previously had retired from Harvard University.
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or
quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given
on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply
permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.