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Böll mss. II, 1950-1980

Summary Information

Repository
Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Lilly Library
Indiana University
1200 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-5500
Phone: 812-855-2452
Fax: 812-855-3143
Email: liblilly@indiana.edu

Creator
Böll, Heinrich, 1917-1985

Title
Böll mss. II, 1950-1980

Collection No.
LMC 2270

Extent
19 items

Language
Materials are in English.

Abstract
The Böll mss. II, circa 1950-1980, consist of cards and letters from German author and Nobel Prize winner, Heinrich Böll, 1917-1985, to various people, acquired from various sources.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Biographical Note

Böll was born in Cologne, Germany on December 21, 1917. During the 1930s, his family opposed the rise of Nazism and he refused to join the Hitler Youth. He was apprenticed to a bookseller before studying German at the University of Cologne. Conscripted into the Wehrmacht, he served in France, Romania, Hungary and the Soviet Union, and was wounded four times before being captured by United States armed forces in April 1945 and sent to a POW camp. Böll became a full-time writer at the age of 30. His first novel, Der Zug war pünktlich (The Train Was on Time), was published in 1949, and in 1972 he received the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of cards and letters from Böll to Joan Davies, Böll's American agent, and Richard Graves, an English translator of Böll; acquired from various sources.

Related Material

Böll mss. and Böll mss. III , also located at the Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
Acquired: 2003-2004
Usage Restrictions
Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library, however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with permission of the Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly Library.

Preferred Citation
[Item], Böll mss. II, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
Processing Information
Processed by Staff.

Completed in 2013


Folder 1:

To Daves, Joan, 1919-1997 Böll's American agent

1955, Apr. 25. T.L.S.

1p.


1955, Sept. 6. T.Pc.S.

1p.


1956, Mar. 22. A.Pc.S.

1p.


1956, May 6. T.Pc.

1p.


1956, Aug. 3. T.Pc.S.

1p.


1956, Aug. 30. T.Pc.S.

1p.


Folder 2:

To Daves, Joan (cont.)

1964, Aug. 15. T.L.S.,

1p.


1965, Feb. 27. A.L.S.,

1p.


1965, Apr. 25. A.L.S.,

1p.


1966, Mar. 29. T.L.S.,

2p.


1966, July 2. T.L.S.,

2p.


1968, Mar. 3. A.L.S.,

1p.


1974, June 2. T.L.,

1p.


1974, June 10. T.L.S.,

2p.


1976, Apr. 12. T.L.S.,

1p.


1976, May 24. T.L.S.,

2p.


Folder 3:

To Graves, Richard, English translator of Böll

1954, Apr. 19. T.L.S.

1p.


1954, May 12. T.L.S.

2p.


1954, Nov. 15. A.L.S.

2p.