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Guide to the Edward R. Hagemann collection on B. Traven
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Separated Materials
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Edward R. Hagemann collection on B. Traven
    Date (inclusive): 1905-1984, undated
    Date (bulk): 1965-1980
    Collection Number: 243
    Creator: Hagemann, E. R. (Edward R.), 1921-
    Extent: 2.0 linear feet (1 document box, 1 half-size document box, 1 record storage box)
    Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
    Riverside, CA 92517-5900
    Abstract: 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.
    Languages: The collection is in English.

    Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    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 the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item]. Edward R. Hagemann collection on B. Traven, Collection 243. University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & Archives, University of California, Riverside.

    Acquisition Information

    The Edward R. Hagemann collection on B. Traven was acquired in 1984.

    Processing History

    Processed by Heidi Hutchinson, 2011.

    Biography

    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.
    B. Traven was the pseudonym for an internationally famous writer who guarded his identity with jealousy and determination throughout his life, creating one of the greatest literary puzzles of the 20th century. Other names he went by in his lifetime are Traven Torsvan, Hal Croves, and Ret Marut. His twelve novels, the best known of which are The Death Ship and the Treasure of the Sierra Madre, and many short stories have been translated into numerous languages. Films have been made of his the Treasure of the Sierra Madre, White Rose, Macario, The Death Ship, and Rebellion of the Hanged. He died in March 1969 in Mexico City, Mexico.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    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.

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection is arranged into four series. The series arrangement is as follows:
    • Series 1. Correspondence, 1958-1976, undated.
    • Series 2. Articles about B. Traven and his works, 1905-1984, undated.
    • Series 3. Research and bibliographical material, 1956-1971, undated.
    • Series 4. Stories by B. Traven, 1936-1969, undated.

    Separated Materials

    Hagemann's extensive collection of books by and about B. Traven was acquired with this archival collection. These books have been cataloged and added to the Special Collections & Archives print collection. Cataloged records for this material can be found in UCR's online public access catalog, SCOTTY.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Stone, Judy, 1924-
    Traven, B.

    Genres and Forms of Materials

    Articles.
    Correspondence.
    Magazines (periodicals).
    Typescripts.