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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

Arrangement:

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 Unpublished Articles by Lowenbach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 Unpublished Articles by Other Authors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
Music--Czechoslovakia--Sources
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 http://www.copyright.gov.

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],
[All]

Series 5: Added MaterialAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: ManuscriptsAdd to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: American Diary, 31 pp. (1 item)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Letters and postcards by Löwenbach written to: Max Brod, Vaclav Mikota, Jan Papnek, Vilma Löwenbach (6)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondences: Letters to Löwenbach written by- Prokop Drtina, Leonard Lyons, Dr. Mich. Wassermann, Zdenek Nemecek, Jaroslav Drabek, Szell, Louis Gruenberg, Franta Belsky, K.B. Jirak, Ada Hodocova-Golova, Rudolf Firkusny, Arnold Schwab, Olin Downes, Jirka Mala, Valenta, M. Biterman, Alcantara, Affidavit of Support (25)Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: TypescriptsAdd to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Item 1: Obchod Znamkami cili Hlas Ameriky, a comedy in German; c. 1943, 44 pp.Add to your cart.
Item 2: Bedrich Smetana, der taube Genius eines freiheitsliebenden Volkes, 8 pp.Add to your cart.
Item 3: Muzikantske Dusicky by Jan Löwenbach; c. 1922Add to your cart.
Item 4: Literary PublicationAdd to your cart.
Item 5: Bedrich Smetana V Nasem Zivote Narodnim A Politickem by Löwenbach; New York, 1944 (2 copies)Add to your cart.
Item 6: Kulturni Zivot V Ceskoslovensku by Löwenbach; Chicago, 1941 (?)Add to your cart.
Item 7: Martinu pozdravuje domov by Löwenbach; Praha, 1947Add to your cart.
Item 8: "Czechoslovakia and Her Music" in The Educator, July-August 1946 by Löwenbach.Add to your cart.
Item 9: "Smetana, The National Spokesman of the Czechs" in New Flashes from Czechoslovakia under Nazi Domination by Löwenbach; New York, March 6, 1944.Add to your cart.
Item 10: "Music of the Times: Dvorak Centenary" in The New York Times, September 7, 1941Add to your cart.
Item 11: Hudaba v Samostatnem Ceskoslovensku, 1931.Add to your cart.
Item 12: "Das Musikleben der Tschechoslowakei" in Musikblatter des Anbruch, May 1924Add to your cart.
Item 13: Program of the chamber music of Bedrich Smetana at Times Hall, May 14, 1944Add to your cart.
Item 14: "The Czech National Theater" in Program-Magazine of the New York City Center, p. 4, February 7, 1944Add to your cart.
Item 15: "Zdenek Nejedly v Zivote Hudebnim" in Ceskoslovenske Epistoly, 1948Add to your cart.
Item 16: Gluck a Cechy; Umelecka Beseda v Praze, 1914Add to your cart.
Item 17: Memorial plaque Antonin Dvorak dedication, December 13, 1941Add to your cart.
Item 18: Dr. Ludevit Prochazka; V Praze, 1908Add to your cart.
Item 19: Bedrich Smetana; Pisen Svobody (1848); text prepracoval; New York, 1944.Add to your cart.
Item 20: "About Two Prokfieff Operas" from New York Times, October 26, 1947Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Articles on Music and Musicians by LowenbachAdd to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Item 1: "Czechoslovak Composer and Musicians in America" in The Musical Quarterly; July, 1943; p. 313.Add to your cart.
Item 2: "Junge Tscechische Musik Hic Sunt Leones?" in Der Auftakt, 1925Add to your cart.
Item 3: Ceskoruske vztahy hudebni; Praha: Hudebni Matice Umelecke Besedy, 1947Add to your cart.
Item 4: "Glucl and the Czechs" in The Slavonic and East European Review, 1944Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 4: Articles on Copyright by LowenbachAdd to your cart.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Pravo nakladatelske; Praha, 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 2: "Nejvyssi soud o amplionovych produkcich" in Zpravy O.S.A.; Cerven, 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Novela k Zakonu o Pravu Autorskem; Praha: Cekoslovensky Kompas, 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 4: "Pravni Ochrana Vykonnych Umelcu" in Klub Orchestralnich Umelcu v Praze; Praha, 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Pravo Autorske v Cinnosti Karla Hermanna-Otavskeho, 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 6: "La Critique en Droit et la Droit a la Critique" in La Revue Francaise de Prague, December 15, 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Bedricha Smetany Boj o prava autorska, June, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Funkrecht in der Tschechoslowakei (monograph)Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Zakony a Vyznam revidovane Konvence bernske pro Knihtiskare.Add to your cart.
Folder 10: "das Czechoslovakisiche Urherber-und Verlagsrecht" in Zeitschrift fur Ostrecht.Add to your cart.
Folder 11: "Autorskopravni Vztahy Czechoslovenska ke statum latinske Ameriky" in Soutez a Tvorba; proofs of an article by Kan Löwenbach; published in 1947 and 1948.Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Ochrana Autora v Oboru Radiodiffuse se Zretelem k Clanku 11 bis Usneseni Rimske Konference 1928.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 5: Articles, Notes about LowenbachAdd to your cart.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Broadcasts on birthdays of J. LöwenbachAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Jan Löwenbach, a distinguished Czech music critic is 75 today... His life and work., April 29, 1955Add to your cart.
Item 2: Dr. Jan Löwenbach, 85th birthday, April 29, 1965Add to your cart.
Item 3: Czechoslovak Desk, May 1, 1970Add to your cart.
Item 4: Jan Löwenbach, Propagator of Czech Music, died., August 17, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 14Add to your cart.
Item 1: Janova Hul by Jaroslav Kricka' poem, 1939Add to your cart.
Item 2: "News Overseas" in The New York Times, November 10, 1946Add to your cart.
Item 3: Svornik Svetove Hudby;" Musical Festival in Prague, Spring 1947Add to your cart.
Item 4: Objevitel Talentu;" Vestnik Zno, Praha, 1984-1985?Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Hudebni Rozhledy, p. 156, March 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Honorary Membership SVU; New York City, 1970?Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Graphological assessment of Jan Löwenbach's handwriting done by Mrs. Sofie Dostalova.Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Letter of condolence to Vilma Löwenbach from the Drabeks, August 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Zlata Svatba U Löwenbachu, 1961Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 6: Articles and Publications Containing Lowenbach's NameAdd to your cart.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Association Littéraire et Artistique Internationale conference program, 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Hudebni Kalendar A Adresar, name of J. Löwenbach mentioned in passim; p. 76, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 22: OSA Seznam Zastupovanych, p. 54, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 23: OSA Seznam Zastupovanych, p. 52, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Zpravy OSA, p. 62, 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Antonin Dvorak; New York: Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences in America.Add to your cart.
Folder 26: List of books where J. Löwenbach is mentioned.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 7: Material Not Related to LowenbachAdd to your cart.
Box 13Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Z Repertoiru Sevcikova-Lhotskeho KvartetaAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Spolecnost Bedricha Smetany, 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Spolecnost Bedricha Smetany, 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Ochranny Svaz Autorsky, December 31, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Ochranny Svaz Autorsky, December 31, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Ochranny Svaz Autorsky, 1919-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Patnact Moravskych Lidovyvh Pisni; Praha, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Leos Janacek, (1854-1928)Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Leos Janacek (includes record and photos), (1854-1928)Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Letters by different Greek composers to Vaclav Mikota, director Hudebni Matice from Czech composers: Suk, Foerster and others (11 items).Add to your cart.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Item 1: Bedrich Smetana exhibition portfolio of the Národní Muzeum in Prague, 1984Add to your cart.
Clamshell case containing board-mounted text and illustrations. Sheet music for four pieces by Smetana and other composers laid in.
Sub-Series 8: Photographs and PostcardsAdd to your cart.
Box 13Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Three photographsAdd to your cart.
Includes group shot of musicians (date?) in Czechoslovakia: A. Jiranek, Hofman, Hon, Zamanek, Vaska, Suk; Jaroslav Kricka to J. Löwenbach; Josef Suk, 1910 - autographed for Löwenbach.
Folder 12: 14 pictures of misc. individualsAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: 10 postcards of misc. individuals and placesAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Photographs: Jan and Vilma Löwenbach, Mima (Löwenbach) Bála, Eva (Löwenbach) Fischer, Katja Fischer, Joseph Winn and othersAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 9: Typescripts of Smetana: Composer and LeaderAdd to your cart.
Box 13Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Smetana, Dedication, Ch. IAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Smetana, Ch. IIAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Smetana, Ch. IIIAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Smetana, Ch. IVAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Smetana, Ch. VAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Smetana, Ch. VIAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Smetana, Ch. VIIAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Smetana, Ch. VIIIAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Smetana, Ch. IXAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Smetana, Ch. XAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Smetana, Ch. XIAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Smetana, Ch. XIIAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Smetana, Ch. XIIIAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Smetana, Ch. XIVAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Smetana, Ch. XVAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Smetana, Ch. XVIAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: Smetana, Ch. XVIIAdd to your cart.

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