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Walther R. Volbach Papers

Identifier: MS 171

Scope and Contents

The collection contains reproductions of over 200 letters from Adolphe Appia wrote to Chamberlain between 1893 and 1904. The letters maintain the creator’s original organization and follow a chronological format.
Scope and Contents German theatre historian Walther R. Volbach earned a doctorate at the University of Muenster in 1920 and became a prolific writer of articles and books on theatre and operas. He left Germany for the United States in 1936 and taught at several universities before accepting a position at Texas Christian University. While at TCU, Volbach devoted his time researching Adolphe Appia, a noted opera set designer. After his retirement in 1965, Volbach published Adolphe Appia: The Prophet of the Modern Theatre. On February 2, 1965, Volbach donated some of his research material to Special Collections.


  • 1893-1904

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has not been transferred to Texas Christian University.


.50 Linear feet

Language of Materials



Arranged chronologically

Physical Location

Vault BC2
Guide to the Walther R. Volbach Papers
Complied by Miriam Elizabeth Villanueva
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Mary Couts Burnett Library Repository

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