This collection comprises the business
and private archives of literary agent and Pazifische Presse co-founder Felix Guggenheim
(1904-1976). The collection includes private and business correspondence, and contracts with
publishers, authors and other business associates between 1925 and 1986 (bulk 1940-1976).
The collection also includes manuscripts, some photographs and book reviews of works by many
of the authors Guggenheim represented. Authors of the German-speaking Exile community in Los
Angeles are particularly well represented.
Felix Guggenheim was born June 6, 1904 in Constance, Germany. He studied economics and law
in Munich and Hamburg, earned his doctorate in economics and politics in Zurich in 1925, and
his doctorate in law in Leipzig in 1926. Guggenheim began his career as a journalist, and
then worked briefly in a banking institution. In 1930 Guggenheim took over the directorship
of the Seydel A.G. printing house in Berlin and the Deutsche Buch-Gemeinschaft, beginning
his long career in the literary and publishing field.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in
writing to the Exile Studies Librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org. Permission for publication is
given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not
intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be