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Hannah Arendt papers

LC control 79011056
Type of materialArchival Manuscript/Mixed Formats (Collection)
Personal nameArendt, Hannah, 1906-1975.  » More like this
Main titleHannah Arendt papers, 1898-1977 (bulk 1948-1977).
Related namesArendt, Hannah, 1906-1975. Between past and future; six exercises in political thought. 1961.  » More like this
Arendt, Hannah, 1906-1975. Eichmann in Jerusalem; a report on the banality of evil. 1963.  » More like this
Arendt, Hannah, 1906-1975. Men in dark times. 1968.  » More like this
Arendt, Hannah, 1906-1975. Life of the mind. 1978.  » More like this
Blücher, Heinrich, 1899-1970. Heinrich Blücher papers.  » More like this
Related titlesHannah Arendt Papers at the Library of Congress.
Description25,000 items.
95 containers plus 1 oversize.
38 linear feet.
Organized/ArrangedArranged in 10 series. Series 1: Family Papers, 1898-1975; Series 2: Correspondence, 1938-1976; Series 3: Adolf Eichmann File, 1938-1968; Series 4: Subject File, 1949-1975; Series 5: Speeches and Writings File, 1923-1975; Series 6: Clippings, 1942-1975; Series 7: Addition I, 1966-1977; Series 8: Addition II, 1906-1975; Series 9: Addition III, 1945; and Series 10: Oversize, 1930-1972.
Access advisoryOpen to research.
Restrictions may apply to unprocessed material.
Biography/History noteAuthor, educator, and political philosopher. Born Johanna Cohn Arendt in 1906; married Heinrich Blücher (after moving to the U.S. the couple primarily used the spelling Bluecher) in 1940 and used her married name Hannah Arendt Blücher for domestic identification.
SummaryCorrespondence, speeches and writings, subject files, family papers, clippings, and other papers primarily concerning Arendt's intellectual, social, and professional life as a lecturer and writer after World War II. Subjects include the Eichmann trial in Jerusalem, Jewish response to the Holocaust, totalitarianism in Germany, and Zionism. Manuscripts of her works include Between Past and Future; Six Exercises in Political Thought (1961), Eichmann in Jerusalem; A Report on the Banality of Evil (1963), Men in Dark Times (1968), and The Life of the Mind (1978). Family papers include correspondence and unpublished writings of her husband, Heinrich Blücher. Many of the letters and papers are in German and other European languages.
Correspondents include W.H. Auden, Hanan J. Ayalti (Hanan Klenbort), Saul Bellow, Walter Benjamin, Rosalie Littell Colie, Joachim C. Fest, Carl J. Friedrich, Elke Gilbert, Robert Gilbert, J. Glenn Gray, Waldemar Gurian, Rolf Hochhuth, Randall Jarrell, Hans Jonas, William Jovanovich, Alfred Kazin, Lotte Köhler, Robert Lowell, Mary McCarthy, Dwight MacDonald, Judah Leon Magnes, Hans Joachim Morgenthau, David Riesman, Ruth H. Rosenau, Gershom Gerhard Scholem, William Shawn, Robert Silvers, Stephen Spender, Paul Tillich, Eric Voegelin, Ernst Vollrath, Anne Weil, Helen Wolff, Kurt Wolff, and University of Chicago faculty members.
NotesPhotographs: transferred to Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
Collection material in English, French, and German.
Finding aidsFinding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room and at <>
Acquisition sourceGift and bequest, Hannah Arendt, 1964-2000.
Gift, Klaus Loewald, 1981.
Gift, Roger Errera, 1994.
Gift, Jochen Kölsch, International Verbindungen, 2007.
Additional formatsSelected material also available through the Library of Congress Web site.
SubjectsAuden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973--Correspondence.  » More like this
Ayalti, Hanan J., 1910---Correspondence.  » More like this
Bellow, Saul--Correspondence.  » More like this
Benjamin, Walter, 1892-1940--Correspondence.  » More like this
Colie, Rosalie Littell--Correspondence.  » More like this
Eichmann, Adolf, 1906-1962--Trials, litigation, etc.  » More like this
Fest, Joachim C., 1926-2006--Correspondence.  » More like this
Friedrich, Carl J. (Carl Joachim), 1901-1984--Correspondence.  » More like this
Gilbert, Robert, 1899-1978--Correspondence.  » More like this
Gilbert, Elke--Correspondence.  » More like this
Gray, J. Glenn (Jesse Glenn), 1913-1977--Correspondence.  » More like this
Gurian, Waldemar, 1902-1954--Correspondence.  » More like this
Hochhuth, Rolf--Correspondence.  » More like this
Jarrell, Randall, 1914-1965--Correspondence.  » More like this
Jonas, Hans, 1903-1993--Correspondence.  » More like this
Jovanovich, William--Correspondence.  » More like this
Kazin, Alfred, 1915-1998--Correspondence.  » More like this
Köhler, Lotte--Correspondence.  » More like this
Lowell, Robert, 1917-1977--Correspondence.  » More like this
McCarthy, Mary, 1912-1989--Correspondence.  » More like this
MacDonald, Dwight--Correspondence.  » More like this
Magnes, Judah Leon, 1877-1948--Correspondence.  » More like this
Morgenthau, Hans J. (Hans Joachim), 1904-1980--Correspondence.  » More like this
Riesman, David, 1909-2002--Correspondence.  » More like this
Rosenau, Ruth H.--Correspondence.  » More like this
Scholem, Gershom, 1897-1982--Correspondence.  » More like this
Shawn, William--Correspondence.  » More like this
Silvers, Robert B.--Correspondence.  » More like this
Spender, Stephen, 1909-1995--Correspondence.  » More like this
Tillich, Paul, 1886-1965--Correspondence.  » More like this
Voegelin, Eric, 1901-1985--Correspondence.  » More like this
Vollrath, Ernst--Correspondence.  » More like this
Weil, Anne--Correspondence.  » More like this
Wolff, Helen, 1906-1994--Correspondence.  » More like this
Wolff, Kurt, 1887-1963--Correspondence.  » More like this
University of Chicago--Faculty--Correspondence.  » More like this
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)  » More like this
Jews--Persecutions.  » More like this
National socialism.  » More like this
Philosophy.  » More like this
Political science--Philosophy.  » More like this
Totalitarianism.  » More like this
War crime trials--Jerusalem.  » More like this
Zionism.  » More like this
Germany--Politics and government--1933-1945.  » More like this
Palestine--Politics and government--1948-  » More like this
Local shelving no.0625N
Oversize 6:4
Small backlog (Unprocessed ac. 23,222)
Small backlog (Unprocessed ac. 23,506)
Language codeeng fre ger
RepositoryLibrary of Congress Manuscript Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu <>
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