This collection contains correspondence, press
clippings, and other material regarding Edward R. Hagemann’s research on B. Traven.
Includes articles written by Hagemann, correspondence between Hagemann and other
Traven researchers, a number of Traven short stories (typescripts), and works by
other authorities on and acquaintances of Traven.
Edward R. Hagemann (1921- ) was a professor of literature at the University of
California, Los Angeles from 1954-1959 and the University of Louisville from
1963-1965. It was during his time at UCLA that Professor Hagemann compiled his
important “Checklist of the Work of B. Traven and the Critical Estimates and
Biographical Essays on Him; together with a Brief Biography,” which was published in
the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America,
vol. 53, First Quarter, 1959, pages 37-67. This is the earliest known effort to list
Traven’s works in their many editions and translations (at the time, into 21
different languages) as well as the articles about this mysterious writer. In
compiling his bibliography, Hagemann accumulated many German, British, and American
B. Traven first editions and short stories published in various magazines as well as
an almost complete run of Ret Marut’s Der Ziegelbrenner
magazine. This collection later became the foundation for the University of
California, Riverside Libraries' excellent research collection on B. Traven.
1.88 linear feet
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