This collection contains correspondence, press clippings, and other material regarding Edward R. Hagemann’s research on B.
Traven. Includes articles written by Hagemann, correspondence between Hagemann and other Traven researchers, a number of Traven
short stories (typescripts), and works by other authorities on and acquaintances of Traven.
Edward R. Hagemann (1921- ) was a professor of literature at the University of California, Los Angeles from 1954-1959 and
the University of Louisville from 1963-1965. It was during his time at UCLA that Professor Hagemann compiled his important
“Checklist of the Work of B. Traven and the Critical Estimates and Biographical Essays on Him; together with a Brief Biography,”
which was published in the
Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, vol. 53, First Quarter, 1959, pages 37-67. This is the earliest known effort to list Traven’s works in their many editions
and translations (at the time, into 21 different languages) as well as the articles about this mysterious writer. In compiling
his bibliography, Hagemann accumulated many German, British, and American B. Traven first editions and short stories published
in various magazines as well as an almost complete run of Ret Marut’s
Der Ziegelbrenner magazine. This collection later became the foundation for the University of California, Riverside Libraries' excellent research
collection on B. Traven.
2.0 linear feet
(1 document box, 1 half-size document box, 1 record storage box)
Copyright has not been assigned to the University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & Archives. All
requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections
& Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California 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
This collection is open for research.