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Alexander Lenard Collection

Summary Information
Title: Alexander Lenard Collection
Dates: 1958-1961
Creator: Lenard, Alexander
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1892
The collection consists of production material associated with Latin translations of two titles, and unidentified art.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Material was given by the translator to Dr. Irvin Kerlan in 1961.


Materials are arranged by title.

Biographical Sketch

Alexander Lenard was born in Budapest. His father, a brilliant linguist, spoke a dozen languages. His mother was a painter. He was educated in Austria, studied medicine, and was awarded his doctor's degree at the University of Vienna. Between 1928 and 1938 he traveled widely across Europe, studying French, English and the Scandinavian languages. After the Nazi occupation of Austria he left Vienna for Rome, where he was active in the Italian resistance. From 1938 forward he supported himself by a series of odd jobs, including writing articles for literary and historical magazines. In 1952 he emigrated to Brazil where he practiced medicine and served as a translator at medical congresses. He translated Winnie Ille Pu into Latin after exploring five centuries of Latin literature.

Biographical Source: News About Books and Authors Publicity Department, E. P. Dutton and Company, 1961

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of production material associated with Latin translations of two titles, and unidentified art.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Lenard, Alexander
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Max and Moritz  
Box MF551
typescript of portion of Latin translation (1 p.)  Box MF551
Winnie Ille Pu 1960 
Note Londonii, Sumptibus Methueni: Neo-Eborici Sumptibus Duttonis, 1960
Box MF551
A few words about Winnie Ille Pu (1 p.)  Box MF551
Language and aims of Winnie Ille Pu (1 p.)  Box MF551
Unidentified Art  
Box MC1019
ink drawings (3 p.)  Box MC1019
watercolor on postcard (1 p.)  Box MC1019
black and white drawings on postcards (6 p.)  Box MC1019