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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GRAHAM, Professor Ilse (b 1914)
Created 1974, 1977
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 box or 0.01m3


Name of creator(s)

Graham, Ilse, b 1914, Professor of German

Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1914; educated Furnstin Bismarck School, Berlin, Germany, and Bedford College, Cambridge, 1935-1939; postgraduate student, 1939-1941, and Amy Lady Tate postgraduate student, 1941-1943, Bedford College, Cambridge; Supervisor, Newnham College, Cambridge, 1942-1945; part-time Assistant Lecturer, Queen Mary's College, Cambridge, 1942-1946; Assistant Lecturer, 1946-1949, and Lecturer, 1949-1951, University College London; part-time teaching at King's College London, 1954-1957; Lecturer, 1957-1965, and Reader, 1965-1975, at King's College London; Professor of German at King's College London, 1975-1979.

Publications: Goethe: portrait of the artist (Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, 1977); Goethe: schauen und glauben (Walter de Gruyter, Berlin and New York, 1988); Heinrich von Kleist. Word into flesh: a poet's quest for the symbol (Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, 1977); Goethe and Lessing: the wellsprings of creation (Paul Elek, London, 1973); Schiller: a master of the tragic form. His theory in his practice (Duquesne University Press, Pittsburgh, [1975]; Schiller's drama: talent and integrity , (Methuen, London, 1974).

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Transferred by the Department of German, King's College London, in 1988.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Offprints of Schiller's drama: talent and integrity , (Methuen, London, 1974), and Goethe: portrait of the artist (de Gruyter, Berlin, 1977), both by Graham.

System of arrangement

4 files

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services, King's College London.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Collection level description.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Description control

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

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Date(s) of descriptions

Feb 2000

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  • Biographies
  • European literature
  • German literature
  • Literary forms and genres
  • Literature
  • National literatures
  • Prose

Personal names

  • Graham, Ilse, b 1914, Professor of German

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives

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