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Preliminary Guide to the Richard Exner Papers
UArch FacP 12  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Richard Exner Papers
    Dates: ca. 1950-1990
    Collection number: UArch FacP 12
    Creator: Exner, Richard
    Collection Size: (16 boxes)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Abstract: The collection contains bio-bibliographic files; correspondence; lectures, readings, and performances; research; UCSB and some Oberlin academic files; and writing files of UCSB German literature professor Richard Exner.
    Physical location: SRLF.
    Languages: English, German

    Access Restrictions

    Collection stored off-site, advance notice required for retrieval.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special 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.

    Preferred Citation

    Richard Exner Papers. UArch FacP 12. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information



    Richard Exner is a Professor Emeritus of German Literature, specializing in Hugo von Hofmannsthal, a 20th century poetry. He was born in Niedersachswerfen, Germany. He came to the United States to attend the University of Southern California, from which he received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees. He taught at University of Rochester, Princeton University, and Oberlin College before coming to UCSB in 1965, where he taught classes in German and comparative literature. Academically, he was distinguished for his work as a translator and a poet. During his tenure at UCSB, he was awarded both Fulbright research grants and a Guggenheim fellowships. In 1982 he was awarded the Alma Johanna Koenig Prize for literary excellence for his poem "Nach Auschwitz" and was elected to the P.E.N. Club, a World Association of Writers. He retired from teaching in 1992.
    See UCSB UArch Biographical files for further biographical details.

    Scope and Content of Collection


    The collection contains the following series:
    • Bio-Bibliographic Files (Box 1), including his list of publications and his curriculum vitae.
    • Correspondence Files (Box 2), 1959-1991.
    • Lectures, Readings, and Performances Files (Box 3), 1959-1989.
    • Research Files (Boxes 4-6), various subject files on authors, with a substantial file on von Hofmannsthal.
    • UCSB Academic Files (Box 7-8), 1965-1983, with additional files from Oberlin College, 1961-1964.
    • Writing Files (Boxes 9-16) related to writings and translations, as well as copies of original works.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Exner, Richard
    Hofmannsthal, Hugo von, 1874-1929
    German literature