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Hellmut E. Lehmann-Haupt

Hellmut E. Lehmann-Haupt, German author, bibliographer.


  • Lehmann-Haupt, Hellmut E. was born on October 4, 1903 in Berlin. Came to the United States, 1929. Naturalized, 1936. Son of Carl F. and Therese (Haupt) Lehmann-H.

  • Education

    • Student universities, Frankfurt, Vienna and Berlin. Doctor of Philosophy, University Frankfurt, 1927.


    • Junior curator Gutenberg Museum, Mainz, Germany, 1927-1929. Curator rare books Columbia University, 1930-1937, assistant professor books arts, 1937-1950. Visiting lecturer Smith College, 1939-1941.

      Visiting professor University Illinois, 1940. Research principal (Rockefeller Foundation grant) New School Social Research, 1950-1952. Bibliographical lecturer Pratt Institute, 1954-1955, research principal (Rockefeller grant) 1956.

      Bibliographical consultant H.P. Kraus, rare books and mss., 1952-1968. Research associate history science and and medicine Yale, 1965-1967. Professor bibliography, consultant rare books University Missouri, 1969-1974, professor emeritus, 1974-1992.

      Deputy chief German policy desk Office of War Information, London, 1944-1945. With information control division Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces , Germany, 1945.



    • Married Letitia Grieson, August 19, 1933. Children: Christopher, Carl Andrew, H. Alexander. Married Rosemarie Muller, March 1, 1948.

      Children: John Peter, Roxana. Married Ingeborg Kreck, June 4, 1965.
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    Born October 4, 1903
    Died March 29, 1992
    (aged 88)
    • 1927
      University Frankfurt
    • 1927 - 1929
      Junior curator Gutenberg Museum
      Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany