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Preliminary Inventory of the Wolfgang Janisch papers
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Memoirs, photographic collages, other photographs, postcards, correspondence, police reports, printed matter, sound recordings, videocassettes, and memorabilia relating to political dissent and the peace movement in East Germany.
Wolfgang Janisch is a German photo collage artist and peace activist. Born in Berlin in 1940, Janisch’s early years were defined by the turmoil of life in post-war occupied Berlin. Living in East Berlin, Janisch often found himself ideologically at odds with the Soviet authorities, and his views are evidenced in his large body of work. Janisch specialized in photo collage and created hundreds of posters that satirically expressed his critical view of the Soviet government.
23 manuscript boxes, 13 oversize boxes, 2 cubic foot boxes, 1 microfilm box, 4 linear feet, media, object case (20.5 linear feet)
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Box 39 restricted; use copies available in Box 5. The remainder of the collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use.