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Finding Aid for the Arthur Schnitzler Papers, 1875-1931
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Arthur Schnitzler Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1875-1931
    Collection number: 511
    Creator: Schnitzler, Arthur, 1862-1931
    Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.) 9 oversize boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Arthur Schnitzler (1862-1931) was a physician and author. He wrote poems, plays, short fiction, and novels. The collection consists of microfilm copies of the Arthur Schnitzler Archives from Cambridge. The microfilm includes manuscripts, correspondence, scripts, sketches, a dissertation on Schnitzler, and autobiographical material and documents related to Arthur Schnitzler's father, Johann Schnitzler.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
    Microfilm portion of the collection is restricted from photocopying.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    • Originals of most of the microfilm material are located in the Arthur Schnitzler Archives at the University Library, Cambridge, England.
    • Gift of Henry Schnitzler, 1951 & 1956.
    • Gift of Heinrich Schnitzler, 1970.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Arthur Schnitzler Papers (Collection 511). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233739 


    Schnitzler was born May 15, 1862 in Vienna, Austria; graduated from the University of Vienna in 1885 and became a practicing physician; he was more interested in a literary career, and his poems began to appear in literary journals under the pen name Anatol in 1886; he characterized himself as an Austrian writer of Jewish origin and wrote plays, short fiction, and novels; died in Vienna on October 21, 1931.

    Scope and Content

    The bulk of this collection is microfilm copies of the Arthur Schnitzler Archives from Cambridge. Microfilm includes manuscripts, correspondence, scripts, and sketches. The microfilm also includes Henry Schnitzler's letters to Theodor Hersel, a copy of Susan Polsterer's Ph.D thesis about Arthur Schnitzler from the University of Vienna, and autobiographical material and documents related to Arthur Schnitzler's father, Johann Schnitzler. Original material includes Arthur Schnitzler's manuscript diaries (1879-1931).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Schnitzler, Arthur, 1862-1931--Archives.
    Schnitzler, Johann, 1835-1893.
    Schnitzler, Heinrich, 1902- --Correspondence.
    Dramatists--Austria--Vienna--Archival resources.
    Authors, Austrian--Archival resources.