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Guide to the Jan Lowenbach Papers
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  • Overview of the Collection
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  • Access Terms
  • Administrative Information
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  • Scope and Contents

  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: Jan Lowenbach Papers
    Dates: 1948-1973
    Identification: MS-0003
    Creator: Lowenbach, Jan, 1880-1972
    Physical Description: 5.00 linear ft
    Language of Materials: English Czech German
    Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
    5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
    San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
    URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
    Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
    Phone: 619-594-6791

    Biographical Information:

    Dr. Jan Lowenbach (1880-1972) was a native of Czechoslovakia who resided in the United States from 1941 until his death in 1972. He was a Czech music critic, writer and attorney. The papers contain information on persons such as Bedrich Smetana, Antonin Dvorak, Leos Janacek, Max Brod, and Bohuslav Martinu. The papers also include newspaper clippings, autographed scores from composers, and personal papers of Lowenbach.

    Access Terms

    This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Genre/Form of Material:

    Personal Papers

    Personal Name:

    Lowenbach, Jan, 1880-1972
    Smetana, Bedřich, 1824-1884

    Topical Term:

    Music -- Czechoslovakia -- Sources

    Administrative Information


    1979, 1988, 1998

    Conditions Governing Use:

    The copyright interests in the materials found in this collection have been transferred to San Diego State University.  Special Collections and University Archives can only grant permission to publish materials for which it is the copyright holder.  For further information, please consult the section on copyright in the rules for using the collections, or contact the United States Copyright Office at (202) 707-3000 or http://www.copyright.gov.

    Conditions Governing Access:

    This collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation:

    Identification of item, folder title, box number, Jan Lowenbach Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

    Related Materials:

    Lida Brodenova Papers

    Arrangement of Materials:

    I. Correspondence
    II. Biographies
    III. Articles
        1. Unpublished Articles by Lowenbach
        2. Unpublished Articles by Other Authors
        3. Articles, Majority by Lowenbach
    IV. Pamphlets
    V. Various works by other authors
        1. Various Works by Frantisek Langer
        2. Programs and Flyers
    VI. Lowenbach Works
        1. Pamphlets collected by Lowenbach
        2. Smetana
        3. Smetana Book Drafts by Lowenbach
        4. Smetana Book
    VII. Added Material
        1. Correspondences
        2. Typescripts
        3. Articles on Music and Musicians by Lowenbach
        4. Articles on Copyright by Lowenbach
        5. Articles, Notes, etc. About Lowenbach
        6. Broadcasts on birthdays of J. Lowenbach
        7. Articles and Publications containing Lowenbach’s name
        8. Material Not Related to J. Lowenbach
        9. Photographs and Postcards

    Scope and Contents

    The collection consists of correspondence, articles, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, manuscripts, books and photographs.