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Robert Klein papers

Title
Robert Klein papers, 1909-1957.
Author
Klein, Robert, 1892-1958.
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Box 1Mixed materialSupervised use *T-Mss 1958-001 Box 1Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 2Mixed materialSupervised use *T-Mss 1958-001 Box 2Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 3Mixed materialSupervised use *T-Mss 1958-001 Box 3Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 4Mixed materialSupervised use *T-Mss 1958-001 Box 4Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 5Mixed materialSupervised use *T-Mss 1958-001 Box 5Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 6Mixed materialSupervised use *T-Mss 1958-001 Box 6Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 7Mixed materialSupervised use *T-Mss 1958-001 Box 7Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 8Mixed materialSupervised use *T-Mss 1958-001 Box 8Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre

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3.13 lf. (8 boxes)
Subjects
Access (note)
  • Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Source (note)
  • Estate of Robert Klein
Biography (note)
  • Robert Klein, director, professor and writer was born in Mannheim, Germany in 1892.
Language (note)
  • Correspondence is in English and German.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in repository:
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  • Cataloged
Call Number
*T-Mss 1958-001
Author
Klein, Robert, 1892-1958.
Title
Robert Klein papers, 1909-1957.
Restricted Access
Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Summary
The Robert Klein papers consist of both personal and professional correspondence, papers from organizational affiliations in the United States and Europe, materials regarding projects, articles written by Klein and ephemera documenting his careeer both in the United States and in Europe. The materials are in English and German and there is much in the collection from the 1930s dealing with Max Reinhardt. Later materials in the collection document his career as a professor of drama in United States colleges.
Biography
Robert Klein, director, professor and writer was born in Mannheim, Germany in 1892. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Munich by writing a history of the theater. During the 1920s he was well known in the German theater as both an owner of theaters in Berlin and an associate of Max Reinhardt. He left Germany in 1932, settling first in Switzerland and later, in London where he stayed until 1939.
He emigrated to the United States in 1939, arriving in New York City, where he co-founded the studio theater of the New School of Social Research with Erwin Piscator. He continued his career in the United States by teaching at colleges in the eastern United States. Among these were Rollins College, Connecticut College, Goddard College and Cooper Union.
Klein was a Shavian enthusiast and also an acquaintance of George Bernard Shaw. Many of Klein's project ideas reflected his love of Shaw's works. Klein produced and directed many of Shaw's plays both at the professional and college level. Robert Klein died in 1958 in Forest Hills, Queens.
Language
Correspondence is in English and German.
Indexes
Finding aid available in repository: folder level control.
Local Note
Some materials in this collection previously cataloged as MWEZ+ n.c. 25527-25530; 25532-25533.
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Occupation
Theatrical producers and directors.
Added Author
Reinhardt, Max, 1873-1943.
Piscator, Erwin, 1893-1966.
Bergner, Elisabeth, 1897-1986.
Rothe, Hans, 1894-
New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y.)
Rollins College (Winter Park, Fla.)
Goddard College.
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.
Research Call Number
*T-Mss 1958-001
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