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Finding Aid to the Ulrich Leo papers, ca. 1904-1965
BANC MSS 75/46 z  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Ulrich Leo papers,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1904-1965
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 75/46 z
    Creator: Leo, Ulrich, 1890-1964
    Extent: 1 box, 1 carton (1.65 linear ft.)
    Repository: The Bancroft Library.
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, and Middle Latin

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Ulrich Leo papers, BANC MSS 75/46 z, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The Ulrich Leo Papers were given to The Bancroft Library by Mrs. Helene Leo on November 14, 1974.


    Ulrich Leo was born in Germany on May 8, 1890. The son of the great Latinist, Friedrich Leo, Ulrich studied the Classical languages, philology, and hermeneutics at Goettingen and Greifswald. After completing his studies in Germany he taught briefly at William Penn College in Iowa before going to the University of Toronto as professor of Romance literature. His specialty was the literature of Italy. He published works on Dante, Pirandello, Tasso, Rutebeuf, Romulo Gallegos, and Fogazzaro, as well as studies in philology and style.

    Scope and Content

    The Ulrich Leo papers contain correspondence and papers relating primarily to his career as a professor of Romance literature, mainly at the University of Toronto. Although his scholarly interests were wide, Leo's particular field was the literature of Italy: the collection includes manuscripts and revisions of Leo's works on Dante and Pirandello. Leo published several works on Tasso, Rutebeuf, Romulo Gallegos, and Fogazzaro, as well as studies in philology and style. Also contained in the collection are manuscripts, reprints of his writings, galleys, Leo's notes in Italian, French, Middle Latin, and Provencal, book reviews, and short biographical articles on his contemporary peers. Many of the articles, manuscripts, and other materials are in written German, with some in Italian, Spanish, or French.