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Guide to the Juris Svendsen Collection ARS.0011
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Source
  • Biography
  • Arrangement note
  • Related Collections
  • Sponsor
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Juris Svendsen Collection
    Dates: 1960-1994
    Collection number: ARS.0011
    Creator: Svendsen, Juris
    Collection size: 7 boxes: 94 open reel tapes, 34 audiocassettes
    Repository: Archive of Recorded Sound
    Abstract: Audio tapes of spoken word and musical performances, largely related to Bertolt Brecht and radical theater of the 1960s.
    Language of Material: English


    Open for research; material must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use. Contact the Archive for assistance.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with repository. Publication and reproduction rights reside with the creators or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Head Librarian of the Archive of Recorded Sound.

    Preferred Citation

    Juris Svendsen Collection, ARS-0011. Courtesy of the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


    The Juris Svendsen Collection was donated to the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound by the estate of Juris Svendsen, January 1998.


    Juris Svendsen was an actor, director, and Bertolt Brecht scholar. He directed and translated works for the San Francisco Mime Troupe, broadcast on KPFK in Berkeley, California and wrote criticism for various journals.

    Arrangement note

    Recordings in this collection are arranged by format. Series 1 contains audio cassettes and Series 2 contains reel to reel tapes. There is no chronological order.

    Related Collections

    Stanford University Library's Manuscripts Department also holds The Juris Martin Svendsen Papers, M1028.


    This finding aid was produced with generous financial support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

    Indexing Terms

    Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956
    Theatre--Study and Teaching (Higher)