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Fritz Halbers Papers

 Collection
Identifier: BUSC-2018-005

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of newspaper clippings, photographs, various theater materials, correspondence, as well as other miscellaneous and oversized items.

Dates

  • 1894-1975

Biographical / Historical

Fritz Halbers was born Fritz Josef Halberstaedter in Berlin, Germany, in 1894. He studied at the Max Reinhardt drama school between 1912 and 1914 appearing in some of Reinhardt's productions and joined the German military in 1915. After World War I, Halbers worked as an actor, director and stage designer in various locations in Germany until 1933 when a stage ban was placed on Jewish actors. He and his wife, Johanna Archenvold, emigrated to La Paz, Bolivia, in 1939, where he worked as a house painter, artist and translator of German philosophical works into Spanish. In 1954, Halbers moved to New York, living near his sister until moving to Cordoba, Argentina in 1970. He died in 1987 in Buenos Aires.

Extent

1 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Fritz Halbers was a German actor who studied with Max Reinhardt from 1912-1914 before entering the German military. He worked as an actor, director, and stage designer until 1933 when a stage ban on Jewish actors was instituted. He fled to Bolivia with his wife where he worked as a translator, artist and painter. From there he moved to New York (1954-1970) and then to Argentina, where he died in 1987.
Title
Halbers Fritz Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Bethany Maloney
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Binghamton University Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Binghamton NY 13902 USA