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Georg Kaiser Collection
University of Alberta, Bruce Peel Special Collections Library

Kaiser, Georg; German drama; Expressionism, German

The collection was established in 1963. It forms part of the German Expressionist and Exile Literature Collection.

The collection includes material by and about Georg Kaiser, the leading dramatist of German expressionism. Kaiser wrote some seventy-four plays, in addition to novels, poems, essays, dramatic sketches and over one thousand letters. The collection includes first editions, theses, international symposia proceedings, and bibliographical works. Most of Kaiser's manuscripts are included in photocopies and microforms from the Kaiser Archive in Berlin and the Caesar von Arx Archive in Switzerland.

German material predominates.

For the German Expressionist and Exile Literature Collection: 1,250 monographs; 14 serials; 8 serials currently received; 200 microforms.

Bibliographic Access
The monographs are on OPAC.

Physical Access
The collection is open to the public with identification. For further information visit:

Interlibrary Loan: No.

Reprography: As the condition of the material warrants.

Reference Assistance: Yes.

Publications Describing Collection
A detailed finding aid of the archives, in photocopy and microform is available, electronically and as a hand list, since May 1997.