Thanks to the efforts of many dedicated people working over a long period of time, Reed Library at the State University of New York College at Fredonia today houses the largest Stefan Zweig Archive in North America. The immense collection of materials related to the life, work and time of this great European author is a treasure house of the documents for all interested in the study of many facets of his intellectual and literary legacy.
The Inventory prepared by the Compiler, Franciska Safran, with the cooperation of colleagues and volunteers, is the indispensable tool to help guide potential users to specific documents in the collection which has been divided into three parts: first, the collection of Zweig; second, the extensive collection of published works by these authors; third, the amazing and delightful collection of miscellanea and memorabilia, including such things as family photos, postcards, and other personal documents.
The materials included in the collection, however, go beyond the limits of Zweig scholarship and contain much that would be of interest to scholars interested in a broad spectrum of writers, thinkers, and artists from many different countries, such as Ernst Bloch, Sergei Eisenstein, Andre Gide, Paul Claudel, Pierre Jean Jouve, James Joyce, Emile Ludwig, Roger Martin du Gard, Luigi Pirandello, Jules Romains, Andre Suares and Bruno Walter, to name a few of his famous correspondents.
Now housed in Archives and Special Collections, in Reed Library's new South wing, the Zweig Collection is open to all students, scholars, and other individuals interested in knowing more about the life, work and time of Stefan Zweig and Friderike Zweig, or in completing research projects that would benefit from this unique collection of Zweigiana.
Thomas H. Goetz
Distinguished Service Professor
Department of Foreign Languages and Literature