Bequest Libraries

George Grosz's handwritten dedication to Otto Schmalhausen, in: George Grosz, Gedichte und Gesänge, Litomyšl 1932

Handwritten dedication by Salomon Friedlaender (Mynona) to his sister, 1911, in: Salomo Friedlaender, Friedrich Nietzsche. Eine intellektuale Biographie, Leipzig 1911

Salomon Friedlaender's handwritten dedication to Marie Luise Schwinghoff, 1926, in: Mynona, Mein hundertster Geburtstag und andere Grimassen, Vienna, Leipzig 1928

Marginalia by Paul Dessau, in: Bertolt Brecht, Kleines Organon für das Theater, Berlin 1953

The Akademie der Künste Archives is responsible for over 300 bequest libraries, a major factor in the importance of the library holdings. These were integrated, either partially or entirely, into the archives of the Archives Departments.

The traces of working with the books, revisions, marginalia, and notes placed or glued in them often reveal details about the evolution of the works or sources used. The bequest libraries also provide an insight into their owners' personal interests and how they engaged with their era and milieu. The copies with handwritten dedications also document relationships with contemporaries. In addition, the bequest libraries hold valuable first editions and reprints of independent publications such as monographs, as well as contributions to anthologies or joint publications, including rare journals, special editions, private editions, camouflage publications and other rare items.
Not all the bequest libraries have yet been registered electronically. The links here lead directly to entries in the OPAC electronic library catalogue. Particularly extensive holdings are also provided as PDF files. More details on the bequest library donors are available in the 'overview of archives' function (Bestandsübersicht) in the Archives Database.

387 Bequest Libraries:

A

Abusch, Alexander Adorno, Theodor  [pdf] Apitz, Bruno Appen, Karl von Arendt, Erich Auer, Annemarie (Zak, Eduard)

B

Bab, Julius Bachmair, Heinrich F. S Baierl, Helmut Batt, Kurt Bauer, Hans Baumgart, Reinhard Baumgarten, Paul Beauvais, Peter Becher, Johannes R. Becher, Lilly Becker, Jurek Beheim-Schwarzbach, Martin Beltz, Matthias Benn, Gottfried (NB) Benn, Gottfried (Sammlung) Bennewitz, Fritz Berg, Jochen Berger, Ludwig Bergner, Elisabeth Berlau, Ruth Bernauer, Rudolf Besson, Benno Beyer, Frank Beyer, Frank Michael Beyer, Oskar Bickel, Moidele Bihalji-Merin, Oto Bischof, Erich Blech, Hans Christian Bohner, Bernhard Borneman, Ernest Böttcher, Maximilian Brasch, Peter Brasch,Thomas Bräunig, Werner Brecht, Bertolt Bredel, Willi Brinkmann, Reinhold Bronnen, Arnolt Bruckner, Ferdinand Brunner, Lore Bruyn, Günter de Buch, Hans Christoph Bulkowski, Hansjürgen (Meerbusch) Bunge, Hans Burghardt, Max Busch, Ernst Busoni, Ferruccio Butting, Max Butzmann, Manfred

C

Charon-Kreis Chemin-Petit, Hans Corinth, Lovis

D

Däubler, Theodor Dehmel, Walter Deisler, Guillermo Dessau, Paul Deutschkron, Inge Diebold, Bernhard Dischereit, Esther Dittrich, Paul Heinz Dörrie, Doris Dreifuß, Alfred Dresen, Adolf Drewitz, Ingeborg Drews, Berta Dudow, Slatan Durieux, Tilla

E

Ebinger, Blandine Edel, Peter Einstein, Alfred Einstein, Carl Eisler, Hanns und Steffi Engel, Erich Erb, Elke

F

Fechner, Eberhard Fehling, Jürgen Felsenstein, Walter Feuchtwanger, Lion Fidus, Sammlung Fischer, Arnold Fischer, Ilse Flörchinger, Martin Forest, Jean Kurt Franck, Hans Frank, Leonhard Fränkel, Fritz Frenzel, Herbert A. Friedrich, Fritz Fruchtmann, Karl Funke, Grete Fürnberg, Louis

G

Geerken, Hartmut Geist, Johann Friedrich  [pdf] George, Heinrich Gerster, Ottmar Gert, Valeska Giebe, Hubertus Gillen, Eckhart Girnus, Wilhelm Goette, Wolf Goetz, Wolfgang Goetze, Walter Wilhelm Gog, Gregor Gorvin, Joana-Maria Granach, Alexander Grass, Günter Greid, Hermann Greßmann, Uwe Greulich, Emil R. Grieshaber, HAP Grosz, George  [pdf] Grotzinger, Emil Grünberg, Karl Gumpert, Martin Gurk, Paul

H

Haffner, Sarah Hammer, Franz Häring, Hugo  [pdf] Hart, Julius Hartung, Harald Hasse, O. E. Haufs, Rolf  [pdf] Hauptmann, Carl Hauptmann, Elisabeth Heartfield, John  [pdf] Heartfield, John (Sammlung) Hebebrand, Werner Heißenbüttel, Helmut Helbig, Karl Hensel, Kerstin Henselmann, Hermann  [pdf] Herbstreuth, Peter Hermer, Margot Herzfelde, Wieland Herzog, Marianne Herzogenrath, Wulf Hilbig, Wolfgang Hildesheimer, Wolfgang Hilpert, Heinz Hilsenrath, Edgar Hinz, Werner Hirsch, Karl Jakob Höcker, Karla Hoffmann, Franz Holländer, Friedrich Holz, Arno Holz, Paul Horváth, Ödön von Huckauf, Peter Huder, Walter Huhn, Kurt Huppert, Hugo Hüppi, Alfonso Hyan, Hans

I

Igel, Bernhard Ihlenfeld, Kurt

J

Jacoby, Lucy von Jakobs, Karl Heinz Jastram, Jo Jens, Walter Jhering, Herbert John, Joachim Jonas, Anna Jung, Franz Jung-Alsen, Kurt

K

Kahlau, Heinz Kahler, Ernst Kaiser, Georg Kaiser, Wolf Kalkowska, Eleonora Kammer, Klaus Kapp, Gottfried Karge, Manfred Karkoschka, Erhard Kast, Peter Kaufmann, Harald Käutner, Helmut Kempff, Diana Kempowski, Walter Kerbs, Diethart Kerr, Alfred Kertész, Imre Kienzl, Florian Kirsch, Rainer Kisch, Egon Erwin Klotz, Volker Kober, Karl Max Köhler, Michael Kolbe, Uwe Kollwitz, Käthe Konwitschny, Peter Körner, Hermine Kornfeld, Paul Kortner, Fritz Koval, Alexander Krauß, Herbert Kreisler, Georg Kubisch, Christina Kurella, Alfred

L

Lampe, Jutta Lange, Hartmut Lask, Berta Layh, Willi Lazar, Auguste Lehnhoff, Nikolaus Leitner, Ferdinand  [pdf] Lenz, Leo Leonhard, Rudolf Lettau, Reinhard Lewin, Ludwig Lewin, Samuel Lietzau, Hans Linde, Otto zur Lindtberg, Leopold Loewig, Roger Lorbeer, Hans Löwenthal, Leo Lübold, Ingeborg Ludwig, Rolf Luft, Friedrich

M

Mamlok, Ursula Mann, Heinrich Mann, Thomas Manthey, Axel Martersteig, Max Maurer, Georg May, Gisela Mechnig, Elfriede Meckauer, Walter Meerapfel, Jeanine Mehring, Walter Meichsner, Dieter Meid, Hans Meinke, Hanns Meurer, Kurt Meyer, Ernst Hermann Meyer-Eppler, Werner Mierau, Fritz Minetti, Bernhard Molo, Walter von Mucchi, Gabriele Mucchi-Wiegmann, Jenny Muschler, Reinhold Conrad Mynona (Salomo Friedländer)

N

Naber, Hermann Nagel, Ivan Nelken, Dinah (s. Kaiser, Georg) Neumann, Alfred Neumann, Gert Noelte, Rudolf Nohl, Johannes

O

Ochs, Gerd Oehlmann, Werner

?

Ören, Aras Özdamar, Emine Sevgi

P

Palucca, Gret Papenfuß, Bert Pelle Igel (d. i. Hans Peter Woile) Pepping, Ernst Perten, Hanns Anselm Petersen, Jes Pijet, Georg W. Piscator, Erwin Plessen, Elisabeth Plisetskaya, Maja Pohl, Gerhard Preuß, Joachim W.

R

Rang, Florens Christian Reger, Erich Rehfisch, Hans J. Reinhardt, Max Rheiner, Walter Richter, Hans Werner Richter, Rotraut Rilla, Paul Robeson, Paul Rodenberg, Hans Rohde, Hedwig Roth, Dieter Ruest, Anselm Ruetz, Michael Runge, Erika Rutenborn, Günter

S

Scharoun, Hans Scharrer, Adam Scheffler, Karl Schenk, Johannes Scherchen, Hermann Scherenberg, Christian Friedrich Schering, Arnold Scherner, Erhard Schleef, Einar Schlesinger, Klaus Schlingensief, Christoph Schneider, Peter Schnurre, Wolfdietrich Schoder,Thilo  [pdf] Schollak, Sigmar Scholtis, August Schönherr, Johannes Schröder, Ernst Schubert, Heinz Schulz, Max Walter Schündler, Rudolf Schwachhofer, René Schwenger, Hannes Schygulla, Hanna Seghers, Anna  [pdf] Sello, Katrin Semmer, Gerd Seyppel, Joachim Shaw, Elizabeth Siegrist, H. E. Söhngen, Oskar Spengelin, Friedrich Spohr, Wilhelm Srauss, Ludwig Stern, Kurt und Jeanne Stolper, Armin Straub, Agnes Strittmatter, Erwin und Eva Stucken, Eduard Syszkowitz-Kowalski

T

Tabori, George Tecchi, Bonaventura Thiel, Fritz Tiessen, Heinz Tietjen, Heinz Toller, Ernst Tomek, Otto Trepte, Elisabeth Tschesno-Hell, Michael Tucholsky, Kurt Turek, Ludwig

U

Uhse, Bodo

V

Valentin, Max Victor, Walter Vitense, Otto Voss, Gert

W

Wagner, Else Wagner, Martin Wagner-Régeny, Rudolf Wander, Fred Wander, Maxi Wangenheim, Inge Weber, Annemarie Weber, Marta Wedding, Alex (d. i. Margarete Weiskopf) Wegener, Paul Weigel, Helene Weinert, Erich Weisenborn, Günther Weiskopf, Franz C. Weismantel, Leo Weiss, Peter Wekwerth, Manfred Welk, Ehm Wendt, Erich Wentscher, Dora Westermann, Gerhart Wiegler, Paul Wiens, Paul Wigman, Mary Wisten, Fritz Wittkugel, Klaus Wohmann, Gabriele Woisnitza, Karla Wolf, Friedrich Wolf, Gerhard Wolf, Konrad Wolf, Otto Wolfenstein, Alfred

Z

Zauleck, Gertrud Zech, Paul Zeißler, Armin Zieger, Ulrich Ziegler, Vera Ziem, Joachim Zimmermann, Alois Zweig, Arnold