Manuscripts (1955-1969) of Sigurd Burckhardt, literary scholar specializing in Shakespeare, Goethe, and Kleist, and founding
member of the University of California, San Diego, Literature Department. Materials include published and unpublished essays
and articles, reprint copies, chapbooks, drafts, relevant notes, Burckhardt's dissertation entitled "Sprache als Gestalt in
Shakespearean Meanings, and a transcript of Michael Kohlhaas. The collection consists of two series: 1) MISCELLANEOUS MANUSCRIPTS, and 2) BOOK-LENGTH
Sigurd Burckhardt was born on November 21, 1916, in Bielefeld, Germany. He received his secondary education at the Friedenauer
Gymnasium, Berlin, from which he graduated in 1935. After absolving two years of compulsory military service, he emigrated
to the United States. Burckhardt's family was relatively large and had long been working to earn enough money to send one
of the children to America. When that sum had been accumulated, Sigurd seemed the most worthy recipient due to his scholarly
inclinations and ambitious intellect. In the autumn of 1938, Burckhardt matriculated at the University of California at Berkeley,
where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in German in 1940 and, after some interruptions of his graduate studies by employment
in a war industry and as a high school teacher, received his Master of Arts degree in English in 1945.
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