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Finding Aid for the Friedrich S. Krauss Papers, 1884-1930
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Description
Friedrich S. Krauss (1859-1938) was an Austrian ethnographer and folklorist. He specialized in Slavic ethnography and folklore. During the course of his fieldwork, he amassed one of the largest collections of Guslar epic songs. He later turned his attention to erotic folklore, which helped lay the groundwork for the emerging Viennese psychoanalytic school. The collection consists of research materials, manuscripts, illustrations, and published materials on south Slavic folklore compiled by Krauss. The collection also includes hundreds of drawings by Max Lehmann.
Background
Krauss was born in 1859 in Pozega, Slavonia; awarded degree in classical philology from the University of Vienna in 1882; later turned his attention to south Slavic ethnography and folklore; took field trip from 1884-85 to Bosnia, Herzegovina, and Dalmatia, and amassed one of the largest collections of Guslar epic songs; he later turned his attention to erotic folklore, which helped lay the groundwork for the emerging Viennese psychoanalytic school; books include: Sitte und Brauch der Südslaven (1885), Volkesglaube und religiöser Brauch der Südslaven (1890), Streifzüge im Reiche der Frauenschönheit (1903), and Die Anmut des Frauenleibes (1904); he died on May 30, 1938 in Vienna.
Extent
15 boxes (7.5 linear ft.) 3 oversize boxes
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.