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Adamus play collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0372
Franz Adamus, the pseudonym of Ferdinand Bronner, was born in Poland in 1867. The collection consists of four bound plays in typescript written by Franz Adamus, only one of which has been published.

Dates

  • 1899-1911

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Collection is open for access.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

0.19 Cubic Feet (1 letter half-size document box)

Biographical / Historical

Franz Adamus, the pseudonym of Ferdinand Bronner, was born in Poland in 1867. Adamus was a playwright whose works were of the Naturalistic style predominant at the end of the 19th century in Germany. Adamus is known for a Naturalistic trilogy of plays, Jahrhundertwende, written in 1900. Franz Adamus died in Austria in 1948.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of four bound plays in typescript written by Franz Adamus. The titles are: Achtzehnhundert Acht Und Vierzig, Ernannt, Portugiesische Tragoedie, Will. Eine Szenenfolge. Of the four, it is known that Will is a published play.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Adamus Play Collection was formally included with the Loewenberg Collection Of Modern German Drama in Rare Books. The four volumes of Adamus plays were transferred to Manuscripts in 1994. The Accession Number is 93-94.12. The plays were originally acquired in 1937 from Dr. Alfred Loewenberg and were a gift of Dr. Ernst Feise and the Friends of the Library.

Related Materials

Published copies of Adamus's plays, part of the Loewenberg Collection of Modern German Drama, are filed in Rare Books, Special Collections.

A microfilm copy of Will is available in the Audio-Visual Department. (Film no. 1034).

Processing Information

Finding aid prepared by Joan Grattan in May 1995.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
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Baltimore MD 21218 USA