Guide to the Papers of Leo Kerz Collection
(1912-1976)
1959-1970

AR 25445

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 June 2011. Description is in English.
January 18, 2012  Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Descriptive Summary

Creator:Hirschfeld, Louise Kerz, 1936-
Title: Leo Kerz Collection
Dates:1959-1970
Abstract: The collection consists of typescripts (copies) of stage plays in English translation by Bert Brecht, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Eugene Ionesco, Georg Kaiser, Leonard Lesley, and Martin Walser, translated and/or adapted by Leo Kerz. Also included here are postcards showing stage designs by Leo Kerz.
Languages: The collection is in English.
Quantity: 0.5 linear feet
Identification: AR 25445
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute
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Biographical Note

Leo Kerz was born in Berlin, Germany, where he began his career as a stage designer. He escaped Nazi Germany in 1933, living in the Netherlands, in the United Kingdom and in South Africa, before immigrating to the US in 1941, where he became an acclaimed scenic and lighting designer on Broadway. He was married to Louise Kerz, who later married Al Hirschfeld in 1996.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of typescripts (copies) of stage plays in English translation by Bert Brecht, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Eugene Ionesco, Georg Kaiser, Leonard Lesley, and Martin Walser, translated and/or adapted by Leo Kerz.

Also included here are postcards showing stage designs by Leo Kerz.

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Arrangement

The collection consists of a single series:

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Copyright with Leo Kerz and/or the Harvard Theatre Collection at the Houghton Library

Access Information

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

Readers may access the collection by visiting the Lillian Goldman Reading Room at the Center for Jewish History. We recommend reserving the collection in advance; please visit the LBI Online Catalog and click on the "Request" button.

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Access Points

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Related Material

Harvard Theatre Collection at the Houghton Library.

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Separated Material

Three original watercolors of stage designs removed to the LBI Art and Objects Collection.

Audio/Visual materials were removed to the LBI A/V Collection.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Leo Kerz Collection; AR 25445; 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.

Follow the links to access the digitized materials.

 

Leo Kerz Collection, 1959-1970

The collection is in English.
0.5 linear feet.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by author.

Scope and Content:

The collection consists of typescripts (copies) of stage plays in English translation by Bert Brecht, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Eugene Ionesco, Georg Kaiser, Leonard Lesley, and Martin Walser, translated and/or adapted by Leo Kerz.

Also included here are postcards showing stage designs by Leo Kerz.

BoxFolderTitleDate
11Brecht, Bertolt1959
  

Man is Man

translated by Leo Kerz

 
12Brecht, Bertolt1960s
  

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

adapted by George Tabori

 
13Brecht, Bertolt1960
  

The Threepenny Opera Songs

translated by Eric Bentley

 
14Dürrenmatt, Friederich1970
  

The Meter

American version by Leo Kerz

 
15Ionesco, Eugene1960s
  

Rhinoceros

new translation and adaptation by Leo Kerz

 
16Kaiser, Georg1960s
  

English adaptation by Max Slater

 
17Kerz, Leo1963
  

The Transformation of Lucky

 
18Lesley, Leonard with Leo Kerz1960s
  

Tom Paine

 
19Walser, Martin1960s
  

The Detour

English adaptation by Leo Kerz

 
110Post cardsundated
  

stage designs by Leo Kerz

 
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