Finding Aid created January, 1991
Scope and Content
The Hans Rosenhaupt Papers contain correspondence between Hans Rosenhaupt and Thomas and Katia Mann. In some cases Rosenhaupt sent Thomas Mann typed questions and Mann replied on the same letter. Also included are clippings, a sketch of Thomas Mann by Boardman Robinson, and photocopies of Rosenhaupt's articles, speeches, short stories, and tributes. Many of the letters are from 1941, the year Thomas Mann visited Rosenhaupt and Colorado College.
Biography of Hans Wilhelm Rosenhaupt
Hans Wilhelm Rosenhaupt was an Instructor in German at Colorado College from 1938 to 1942. In 1942, he was made Assistant Professor, but spent November 1942 to 1946 on a leave of absence to serve in the Armed Forces. In 1945 he worked with the Army Air Forces in Holland, Luxembourg, France and England. When he returned to Colorado College in 1946, he was made director of the Summer School of Languages. In December of that year, he married Maureen (Church of London, England), and resigned from Colorado College in the fall of 1947 to become a lecturer for Rotary International. In August of 1948 Rosenhaupt was appointed Director of Admissions at Columbia University.
Rosenhaupt was born in 1911. He was educated in Germany, Switzerland and the United States. He majored in Psychology at the University of Frankfurt and in German at the Universities of Munich and Berlin. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Bern in Switzerland in 1935 and came to the United States shortly after. Rosenhaupt did some work at the University of Chicago and taught at Oak Park, Illinois Junior College, and Knox College. He died in 1985.
1. German Newspaper "Simplicimus" dated Sept. 1934
2. Program to the addresses at the dinner in honor of Dr. Thomas Mann on the occasion of his seventieth birthday.
3. Newspaper article on T. Mann
4. Photocopied picture, 2 newspaper clippings on Mann visit to C.C.
5. Encapsulated photograph - Prof. Rosenhaupt
6. Newspaper photo of Thomas Mann and family
7. Newspaper Clipping on Thomas Mann Press conference
8. Sketches of Thomas Mann by Boardman Robinson
9. Typed letter to Rosenhaupt from Mann dated Nov.29, 1941
10. Handwritten letter to Rosenhaupt from Mann-Dec.15, 1941
11. Handwritten letter to Rosenhaupt from Mann-Jan 9, 1942
12. Typed questions from Rosenhaupt with Mann's holograph answers
13. Handwritten letter to Rosenhaupt from Mann-Oct. 14, 1940
14. Handwritten letter to Rosenhaupt from Mann-no date
15. Typed questions from Rosenhaupt with Mann's holograph answers-Oct. 14, 1940
16. Typed questions from Rosenhaupt with Mann's holograph answers- Aug. 1941
17. Typed questions from R., Mann's holograph answers-Aug.1941
18. Typed questions from R., Mann's holograph answers-Aug, 1941
19. Typed questions from R., Mann's holograph answers-Sept. 1940
20. Typed questions from R., Mann's holograph answers-Jan. 1941
21. Mann Letter to Hartung on Library of Congress paper-Feb 1946
22. 2 copies of Rosenhaupt article "Thomas Mann's Interest in Translation."
23. 2 photocopied newspaper clippings on Rosenhaupt
24. Photocopied newspaper clippings on Rosenhaupt commencement speech
25. Copy of #4
26. Photocopied newspaper article on Mann visit to C. Springs
27. Photocopy of Rosenhaupt book review of "The Magic Mountain"
28. Photocopied article on Mann's lecture at Fine Arts Center
29. Handwritten Letter from Katia Mann to R.-May 10, 1939
30. Typed letter from K. Mann to Rosenhaupt-Jan. 26 1941
31. Typed letter from K. Mann to Rosenhaupt-Feb. 12, 1941
32. Typed letter from K. Mann to Rosenhaupt-Mar. 2, 1941
33. Typed letter from K. Mann to Rosenhaupt-March 13,1941
34. Typed letter from K. Mann to Rosenhaupt-March 14, 1941
35. Typed letter from K. Mann to Rosenhaupt-July 30, 1941
36. 2 page handwritten letter from K. Mann to R.-Ap. 6, 1942
37. Typed questions from R., Mann's holograph answers-Jul.21, 1942
38. Typed questions from R., Mann's holograph answers-no date
39. Typed questions from R., Mann's holograph answers-Aug. 1942
40. Letter to Klaus Jonas-June 4, 1968
41. Letter from R. Ludwig to Rosenhaupt-Sept. 16, 1975
42. Letter to Rosenhaupt regarding sale of Mann letters-April 1980
43. Photocopies of sold letters between Rosenhaupt, K. and T. Mann
44. Letter to Rosenhaupt from Klaus Jonas-May 4, 1968
Bound copy, Hans Rosenhaupt, Articles, Speeches, Short Stories and Tributes, 1932-1983 (photocopies and offprints)
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