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The Archive's holdings

The Schopenhauer-Archive comprises a part of the literary remains of Arthur Schopenhauer and other important material which benefits research on the life, work and effects of the philosopher.

  1. Arthur Schopenhauer's manuscripts, letters written by him, letters sent to him and those from Schopenhauer's environment as well as documents connected with the philosopher's biography.
  2. A copy of the entire Schopenhauer manuscript holdings of the Staatsbibliothek Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz Berlin.
  3. Objects from Schopenhauer's everyday life in three museum-like rooms.
  4. A part of the remaining Schopenhauer library (30%).
  5. Portraits, (oil paintings, graphics, photographs, sculptures) of Arthur Schopenhauer, his relatives and other contemporaries who were connected with him.
  6. The literary remains of Arthur Hübscher, Schopenhauer researcher and long-standing president of the Schopenhauer Society
    1. Arthur Hübscher's library
    2. Working manuscripts
    3. Correspondence
    4. Working materials
    5. Documents and objects

The Archive's index

The Archive possesses a typewritten book catalogue with the following parts:

  1. Autographs
  2. The library of Arthur Schopenhauer in the holdings of the Archive.
  3. Copy of the catalogue of the library as left by Arthur Schopenhauer at the time of his death.
  4. Catalogue of the picture department of the Archive.

The following catalogues are available on the book market:

  • Estermann, Alfred: Die Autographen des Schopenhauer-Archivs der Stadt- und Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt am Main : Gesamtverz. / bearb. von Alfred Estermann. - Frommann-Holzboog, 1988. - 175 S. ISBN 3-7728-0980-4
  • Hübscher, Arthur: Schopenhauer-Bildnisse. Eine Ikonographie / von Arthur Hübscher. - Frankfurt am Main : Kramer, 1968.-159 S.

Only one part of Arthur Hübscher's literary remains has been catalogued and thus accessible via the Online-Catalogue (OPAC) of the Universitätsbibliothek. Everything else is listed in a stock list overview.

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