Scope and Content
Title: Paul Lieberenz film and travel collection
Identifier/Call Number: Bernath Mss 451
UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Research Collections
Language of Material:
5.34 linear feet
(3 document boxes, 4 oversize boxes)
Lieberenz, Paul, 1893-1954
Date (inclusive): 1923-1954
Abstract: Cinematography archive, documenting the travels and work of Paul Lieberenz from 1923 to 1954.
Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library
The collection is open for research.
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Research Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish
or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Research Collections. Permission for publication
is given on behalf of the Department of Special Research 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.
[Identification of Item], Paul Lieberenz film and travel collection, Bernath Mss 451. Department of Special Research Collections,
UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Library purchase, 2014.
Paul Lieberenz (1893-1954) was a German filmmaker and writer famous for his expeditions and subsequent documentaries on wild
game in Africa. He was one of the first German documentary film producers. Between 1923 and 1939 he travelled several times
to Africa. From 1927 to 1929 Lieberenz undertook an expedition with Sven Hedin to Inner Mongolia and Lapland, the most elaborately
equipped of Hedin's expeditions.
Scope and Content
Cinematography archive, documenting the travels and work of Paul Lieberenz from 1923 to 1954. The collection features over
345 photographs, four passports and other identification papers, 11 dossiers containing letters and assorted documents, original
film typescripts, two large binders of contracts with production studios and other related material, eight personalized steel
and copper engraved plates, newspaper reviews, and nine pocket sized day journals. The collection also includes some posthumous
items relating to Lieberenz's death and a biography in his honor, up to 1970. Most of the text is in German, with a few documents
in both German and English.
The collection is divided into the following five series: Series 1. Dossiers, Series 2. Photographs, Series 3. Passports and
ID cards, Series 4. Clippings, and Series 5. Miscellaneous artifacts.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Cinematography and photography
Travel in motion pictures
Clippings (information artifacts)
Lieberenz, Paul, 1893-1954 -- Archives