This collection comprises the business and private archives of literary agent and Pazifische Presse co-founder Felix Guggenheim
(1904-1979). The collection includes private and business correspondence, and contracts with publishers, authors and other
business associates between 1925 and 1986 (bulk 1940-1976). The collection also includes manuscripts, some photographs and
book reviews of works by many of the authors Guggenheim represented. Authors of the German-speaking Exile community in Los
Angeles are particularly well represented.
Felix Guggenheim was born June 6, 1904 in Constance, Germany. He studied economics and law in Munich and Hamburg, earned his
doctorate in economics and politics in Zurich in 1925, and his doctorate in law in Leipzig in 1926. Guggenheim began his career
as a journalist, and then worked briefly in a banking institution. In 1930 Guggenheim took over the directorship of the Seydel
A.G. printing house in Berlin and the Deutsche Buch-Gemeinschaft, beginning his long career in the literary and publishing
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