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Clara and Robert Vambery Papers

Abstract

Title:
Clara and Robert Vambery Papers
Author/Creator:
Vambery, Clara and Robert
Collection number:
99-191
Size:
9.00 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1930-1980
Inclusive dates:
1929-1998
Collection Area:
Literature and Rare Books
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

Robert Vambery (1907-1998) was born in Hungary and educated in Germany. He was the artistic director for the Theater an Schiffbauerdamm in Berlin and in this capacity was involved in the first production of Bertolt Brecht's The Threepenny Opera. While in Berlin, Vambery met his future wife, Clara Erdelyi (1909-1993), whom he would marry in 1948. Vambery left Germany in 1933 and came to the United States in 1938, where he taught in the Drama Department at Columbia University, and contributed to The Nation. The collection includes the Vamberys' correspondence, financial documents, and material relating to Robert's literary writing and research, including manuscripts of Robert Vambery's operetta Der Kuhhandel. Other materials relate to Robert Vambery's mother Olga, his grandfather Professor Arminius Vambery, and Lotte Lenya.

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Preferred citation:

Clara and Robert Vambery Papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/1552
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Status:

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