Guide to the Papers of Hugo Ball
(1886-1927) 1903-1914

AR 7129

Processed by Yakov Illich Sklar

Leo Baeck Institute

Center for Jewish History

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Electronic finding aid was encoded in EAD 2002 by Yakov Illich Sklar in May 2011. Description is in English.
July 17, 2013  Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Hugo Ball Collection
Dates:1903-1914
Abstract: The collection consists of Hugo Ball’s correspondence with Ferdinand Schohl, review of Emmy Hennings' biography of Hugo Ball, and a musical score composed by Hugo Ball.
Languages: The collection is in German.
Quantity: 2 folders.
Identification: AR 7129
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute
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Biographical Note

Hugo Ball , actor, author, and one of the leaders of the Dada Movement, was born in 1886 in Pirmasens, Germany.

He studied sociology and philosophy at the Universities of Munich and Heidelberg before moving to Berlin to study acting. He collaborated with many actors and directors, including Max Reinhardt.

After the beginning of World War I, Hugo Ball moved to Zurich, Switzerland, where he became one of the leaders of the Dada movement.

His involvement with the Dada movement lasted for about two years.

In 1920 Hugo Ball got deeply interested in Catholicism and settled in the canton of Ticino, where he led a very religious and austere life.

He died in 1927

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Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of Hugo Ball’s correspondence with Ferdinand Schohl, review of Emmy Hennings' biography of Hugo Ball, and a musical score composed by Hugo Ball.

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Arrangement

The collection consists of a single series:

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:
Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011
email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

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Access Points

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Hugo Ball Collection; AR 7129; box number; folder number; Leo Baeck Institute.

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

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Hugo Ball Collection, 1903-1914

The collection is in German.
0.25 linear feet.
Scope and Content:

The collection consists of Hugo Ball’s correspondence with Ferdinand Schohl, review of Emmy Hennings' biography of Hugo Ball, and a musical score composed by Hugo Ball.

BoxFolderTitleDate
11Correspondence1913-1914
  

Ball, Hugo to Schohl, Ferdinand

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
OS35Schlummer-lied1903
  

also includes review of Emmy Hennings' biography of Hugo Ball

 
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