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.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright has not been transferred to Texas Christian University.
.50 Linear feet
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- Guide to the Walther R. Volbach Papers
- Complied by Miriam Elizabeth Villanueva
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