SEBBA, GREGOR.
Gregor Sebba papers, 1927-1983

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

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rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8zvt3


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Sebba, Gregor.
Title: Gregor Sebba papers, 1927-1983
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 779
Extent: 2 linear feet (4 boxes), 1 oversized papers box (OP), and AV Masters: .25 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:Papers of Gregor Sebba, World War II veteran, writer, and educator, including book-length works, essays, reviews, and articles.
Language:Materials in English, German, and French.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Use copies have not been made for audiovisual material in this collection. Researchers must contact the Rose Library at least two weeks in advance for access to these items. Collection restrictions, copyright limitations, or technical complications may hinder the Rose Library's ability to provide access to audiovisual material.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Gift, 1995.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Gregor Sebba papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Barbara J. Mann, Associate Processing Archivist, December 1995.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Gregor Sebba, born in Latvia, entered the advertising business in Austria as Hitler was coming into power. In 1931 he brought together a group of about 35 people (among them Eric Voegelin) who were troubled about the rise of totalitarianism. Civil war broke out and Sebba fled to England when threatened with arrest for his political beliefs. There he opened an art studio and served in the British Army. Early in World War II, Sebba was recruited by the Office of Strategic Services for Europe, where his duties included parachuting behind enemy lines. He came to the United States in 1938 and gained American citizenship. He was one of the founders of Austrian Action, an organization which permitted Austrian émigrés to serve with Americans in the war. Among his works was a study on displaced persons in Georgia.

Gregor Sebba was the first faculty appointment (1959-1973) to the Institute for the Liberal Arts at Emory University. Sebba left Atlanta in 1973 in order to teach for two additional years in Florida. He died in 1985.

Gregor Sebba, born in Latvia, entered the advertising business in Austria as Hitler was coming into power. In 1931 he brought together a group of about 35 people (among them Eric Voegelin) who were troubled about the rise of totalitarianism. Civil war broke out and Sebba fled to England when threatened with arrest for his political beliefs. There he opened an art studio and served in the British Army. Early in World War II, Sebba was recruited by the Office of Strategic Services for Europe, where his duties included parachuting behind enemy lines. He came to the United States in 1938 and gained American citizenship. He was one of the founders of Austrian Action, an organization which permitted Austrian émigrés to serve with Americans in the war. Among his works was a study on displaced persons in Georgia.

Gregor Sebba was the first faculty appointment (1959-1973) to the Institute for the Liberal Arts at Emory University. Sebba left Atlanta in 1973 in order to teach for two additional years in Florida. He died in 1985.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of Gregor Sebba from 1927-1983. The papers include Sebba's published and unpublished book-length works, essays, reviews, and articles. Subjects of his writings include René Descartes, creative ability, philosophy, and Georgia agriculture. Also included are works by Alex Bloch and Josef Alexander Binder.

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Arranged by record type.


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Container List

Writings by Gregor Sebba: Early
Box Folder Content
1 1 "Ultra Posse Nemo Obligation": Typecript carbon, 1927
1 2 "Die Moderne Architektur": Typescript carbon, 1927
1 3 Dissertation: "Uber das Wesen und den Begriff der Volkwirtschaftspolitik": Typescript, 1927
1 4 Dissertation: Table of contents, citations, forward: Typescript carbon
1 5 Dissertation: Part I: Typescript carbon
1 6 Dissertation: Part II: Typescript carbon
1 7 Dissertation: Notes: Typescript carbon
1 8 ["Zur Artkunde der Zeibdrift?"]: Typescript carbon, [1920's?]
1 9 "Die Alpen Methodisches und Angewandtes zur Sofiologie der Alpen,": Manuscript, [1920's?-1930's?]
1 10 "Social Science Research in Georgia 1930-1949": published, 1950
Writings by Gregor Sebba: Articles
2 1 Published and typescript, 1932, 1939, [1930's?]
2 2 Reprints, 1953
2 3 Photocopies, 1962
2 4 Reprints, 1963
2 5 Published, 1967, 1969
2 6 Photocopies, 1972, 1975, 1979
2 7 Reprints, 1971-1972
2 8 Published in The Southern Review: Photocopies, 1967, 1975, 1977
2 9 Published, photocopy, 1981, undated
Writings by Gregor Sebba: Book reviews
2 10 Published, 1930's
2 11 Published, typescript, 1947-1948
2 12 Published, typescript, 1949-1950
2 13 Published, photocopies, typescript, 1954, 1960, 1963, 1967, 1968, [1960's], undated
2 14 Published in Journal of the History of Philosophy: Published, 1964-1965, 1968
Writings by Gregor Sebba: Conference proceedings
2 15 "Political Idea and Movements in Post-War Austria," International Studies Conference, 28 June-3 July 1937
Writings by Gregor Sebba
3 1 Unpublished and abandoned essays: Typescript, 1957, 1965-1966, 1970
3 2 Unpublished and abandoned essays: Dr. Faustus, 1961: Corrected typescript
3 3 Unpublished and abandoned essays: Typescript, no date
3 4 Material for unpublished book on creativity: Research material: Printed material
3 5 Material for unpublished book on creativity: Notes of Robert England on Sebba's ILA course on creativity
3 6 Material for unpublished book on creativity: Papers by Emory faculty re creativity
3 7 Material for unpublished book on creativity: Misc. pages: Corrected typescript
3 8 Material for unpublished book on creativity: Misc. pages: Corrected typescript
3 9 Material for unpublished book on creativity: Collected notes and lectures
Research material
3 10 Misc. Descartes material: Printed material, 1722, 1954, 1956, 1961, 1966, undated [1950's-1970's?]
3 11 Misc. Descartes material: Printed material, 1968, 1970, 1973-1974, 1976
OP1 1 Misc. Descartes material: Photocopies
3 12 Descartes bibliography, 1951-1953 July
3 13 Descartes bibliography, 1953 August-1956, undated
3 14 Georgia Agriculture Study: Correspondence, collected material, 1950, 1952-1953, 1956
3 15 Georgia Agriculture Study: Lumber, no date: Typescript and tables
4 1 Sebba's close reading of Apollinaire's "Jolie Rousse" for his ILA seminar on The Work of Art and its interpretation and his analysis of the poem in The Poem Itself: Corrected typescript The Poem Itself: Corrected typescript
4 2 Goethe: Correspondence, 1949, 1982-1983
4 3 Transition: Economics to humanities: Correspondence, 1953-1954
4 4 Malebranche: Correspondence, 1958-1959
4 5 Publication of Decartes Bibliography as volume 5 of International Archive of the History of Ideas: Correspondence: Sebba and Paul Dibon, 1959-1962, 1964, [1970's?]
4 6 The Poem Itself: Correspondence: Sebba and Stanley Burnshaw, 1959
4 7 Stifer Death Mask: Correspondence: Sebba and Karl Gustav Klein, 1977-1979
Writings of others
4 8 "La Cathedrale de Roen Quelques Secrets" by Alex Bloch: Sections A-Ga: Manuscript
4 9 "La Cathedrale de Roen Quelques Secrets" by Alex Bloch: Sections Ha-Hf: Manuscript
4 10 "La Cathedrale de Roen Quelques Secrets" by Alex Bloch: Section Ia: Manuscript
4 11 "La Cathedrale de Roen Quelques Secrets" by Alex Bloch: Sections Ib-If: Manuscript
4 12 Das LichteAntlitz by Josef Alexander Binder: Published, 1923
4 12 Das Lichte Antlitz by Josef Alexander Binder: Published, 1949
4 13 Gedichte by Josef Alexander Binder: Published, undated
4 14 Gedichte by Josef Alexander Binder: Published, 1949
4 15 Poetry by Josef Alexander Binder: Manuscript, undated
Other materials
4 16 Class records: The Linz Staatsgymnasium, 1919-1920
AV1 - Memorial service for Gregor Sebba, Cannon Chapel, Emory University, April 26, 1985 [original: audio cassette]
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