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Jan Lowenbach Papers, 1948-1973 | Special Collections & University Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: Jan Lowenbach Papers, 1948-1973Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Lowenbach, Jan (1880-1972)

Extent: 6.79 Linear Feet


I. Correspondence

II. Biographies

III. Articles

    1. Unpublished Articles by Lowenbach

    2. Unpublished Articles by Other Authors

    3. Articles, Majority by Lowenbach

IV. Pamphlets

V. Various works by other authors

    1. Various Works by Frantisek Langer

    2. Programs and Flyers

VI. Lowenbach Works

    1. Pamphlets collected by Lowenbach

    2. Smetana

    3. Smetana Book Drafts by Lowenbach

    4. Smetana Book

VII. Added Material

    1. Manuscripts

    2. Typescripts

    3. Articles on Music and Musicians by Lowenbach

    4. Articles on Copyright by Lowenbach

    5. Articles, Notes, etc. About Lowenbach

    6. Articles and Publications containing Lowenbach’s name

    7. Material Not Related to Lowenbach

    8. Photographs and Postcards

    9. Typescripts of Smetana: Composer and Leader

Subjects: Lowenbach, Jan, 1880-1972, Music--Czechoslovakia--Sources, Smetana, Bedřich, 1824-1884

Forms of Material: Personal Papers, Photographs

Languages: English, Czech, German

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of correspondence, articles, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, manuscripts, books and photographs.

Biographical Note

Dr. Jan Lowenbach (1880-1972) was a native of Czechoslovakia who resided in the United States from 1941 until his death in 1972.  He was a Czech music critic, writer and attorney.  The papers contain information on persons such as Bedrich Smetana, Antonin Dvorak, Leos Janacek, Max Brod, and Bohuslav Martinu.  The papers also include newspaper clippings, autographed scores from composers, and personal papers of Lowenbach.

Subject/Index Terms

Lowenbach, Jan, 1880-1972
Smetana, Bedřich, 1824-1884

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & University Archives

Accruals: 1979, 1988, 1998, 2017-038

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: The copyright interests in the materials found in this collection have been transferred to San Diego State University.  Special Collections and University Archives can only grant permission to publish materials for which it is the copyright holder.  For further information, please consult the section on copyright in the rules for using the collections, or contact the United States Copyright Office at (202) 707-3000 or

Acquisition Source: Vera J. Bala

Related Materials: Lida Brodenova Papers

Preferred Citation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, Jan Lowenbach Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Correspondence],
[Series 2: Biographies],
[Series 3: Publications],
[Series 4: Smetana],
[Series 5: Added Material],

Series 2: BiographiesAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Löwenbach biographies for publication (8 items)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Bio-bibliographies on Jan and Vilma Löwenbach (8)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Manuscript Biographies about J. Löwenbach (3)Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Correspondence],
[Series 2: Biographies],
[Series 3: Publications],
[Series 4: Smetana],
[Series 5: Added Material],

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