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Papers of Carl Levine

 Collection
Identifier: ULEV

Scope and Contents

The Papers of Carl Levine consists of documents dated 1921 to 2002. Materials primarily consist of scripts of his plays and research material. Other materials present are faculty records, manuscripts, and journals with articles written by Levine. Posters and one photograph are also included.

Dates

  • 1921-2002

Creator

Restrictions on Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection. However, the collection is stored off-site so advance notice is required.

Restrictions on Use

Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.

Biography

Dr. Louis "Carl" Levine (1907-2002) was on the faculty of the Colorado State University (CSU) English Department during the 1960s and early 1970s. Prior to his arrival at CSU, Levine taught at the Colorado State University, Pueblo for three years. He was a playwright whose most notable works centered around the life and accomplishments of Raoul Wallenburg.

A dedicated humanitarian, Levine, along with his wife Augusta "Gus", worked with war survivors in Sweden and Germany following World War II. They began their efforts by traveling to Sweden to join a Jewish organization supplying goods to people in recovery. When they had done all they felt they could do in setting up a supply plan, they traveled to Germany where they worked one-on-one with war survivors, including those from concentration camps and others whose lives were destroyed by loss of homes or family. The Levines began helping a group of people that were waiting to travel to America to begin new lives. They realized the best way to prepare the displaced persons for America was to teach them English and familiarize them with American culture.

Dr. Levine was also responsible for a volunteer program, which put students in contact with patients at the state mental hospital in Pueblo, Colorado. Levine and students visited the hospital monthly and conducted social activities, assisted them with tasks such as letter writing, and doing whatever they could do for them.

Levine died in 2002 and his wife in 2004.

Extent

22.5 linear feet (14 record cartons, 1 oversize folder)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Dr. Louis "Carl" Levine (1907-2002) was on the faculty of the Colorado State University (CSU) English Department during the 1960s and early 1970s. He was a playwright whose most notable works centered around the life and accomplishments of Raoul Wallenburg. A dedicated humanitarian, Dr. Levine, along with his wife Augusta, worked with war survivors in Sweden and Germany following World War II. He also researched in the field of mental illness. Materials include manuscripts of his plays, correspondence, newspaper clippings, yearbooks, play posters, video recordings, reel-to-reel tapes, audiocassettes, and photographs.

Arrangement

The collection consists of 1 series in 14 record cartons and 1 oversize folder:

Series 1: Papers, 1921-2002 and undated

Acquisition

The Papers of Carl Levine was donated to Archives and Special Collections by the Levine family in March 2004.

Processing

Processing was completed in September 2019. The collection was minimally processed. Acidic folders were replaced with non-acidic folders when necessary and the collection was housed in archival boxes. Posters were removed from frames and housed in a non-acidic folder.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Papers of Carl Levine
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Prepared by Victoria Lopez-Terrill
Date
Copyright 2019
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the CSU Libraries Archives & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Fort Collins Colorado 80523-1019 USA
970-491-1844