Robert Jungk Letters & Ephemera collection. Robert JUNGK, Irma ANTONETTO, born Robert Baum, provenence.
Robert Jungk Letters & Ephemera collection
Robert Jungk Letters & Ephemera collection
Robert Jungk Letters & Ephemera collection
Robert Jungk Letters & Ephemera collection
Robert Jungk Letters & Ephemera collection
Robert Jungk Letters & Ephemera collection
Robert Jungk Letters & Ephemera collection
Robert Jungk Letters & Ephemera collection
Robert Jungk Letters & Ephemera collection
Robert Jungk Letters & Ephemera collection
Robert Jungk Letters & Ephemera collection

Robert Jungk Letters & Ephemera collection

Date Published: 1954 to 1984
Binding: No binding

Robert Jungk was an Austrian writer and journalist who wrote mostly on issues relating to nuclear weapons. His book Brighter than a Thousand Suns: A Personal History of the Atomic Scientists, originally published in German in 1956 under the title Heller als tausend So nnen. Das Schicksal der Atomforscher, was the first published account of the Manhattan Project and the German atomic bomb project.

Robert Jungk collection contains 25 items dating from 1954 to 1984, specifically 15 letters, 2 telegrams, 1 post card and 7 photos, a list of questions, all written in French with the exception of the letter from Jungk’s publisher (written in German), 1954-9.

15 Letters (14 Typed Letters Signed (TLS), 1 Autographed Letter Signed (ALS), 2 telegrams and 1 signed post card, all to Irma Antonetto, Associazione Culturale Italiana. Irma Antonetto, was the creator of the Italian Cultural Association and In forty-six years of activity she had brought to Italy over 400 personalities including philosophers, scientists, writers, Nobel laureates. • 21 June 1954, TLS

• 2 July 1954, TLS

• 17 July 1954, TLS

• 2 March 1955, TLS

• 2 March 1955. TLS to Jungk from Henry Goverts, Scherz & Goverts Verlag, his publisher, The correspondence concerns Antonetto’s invitation for Jungk to give lectures at several venues in Italy. Jungk is travelling in Asia, sends Antonetto a photo, comments on his health problems and maladies, mentions that he has to finish a book by February 1955, that his book on the Manhattan Project will be published in Italy in 1956, asks for a translator of his presentation, praises the translation, and refers to colleagues (René Kovrig in Turkey and Libya, the help of Mlle Toennissen, and Albert Duroq). Jungk proposed various subjects for his lectures: “Regards sur le monde de 1975”, “Progrès aveugle or Progrès aux yeux ouverts”, “Pauvre petit surhomme!”, and “De la fission des atomes à la fission des consciences”.

• 11 March 1955, TLS

• 26 March 1955, TLS

• 7 February 1956, (ALS) Autographed Letter Signed

• 31 May 1958, TLS

• 15 January 1959 ,TLS with a list of six questions,

• 6 February 1959, TLS

• 14 February 1959, TLS

• 22 February 1959, TLS

• 2 March 1959, TLS

• 31 March 1959? TLS

• 1 post card hand-written and signed

• 2 telegrams to Antonetto, 2 March 1955 and [1955?].

7 b&w photos:

• Camera Press Ltd., n.d.;

• Svenska Dagbladet, 29 September 1975;

• Svenska Dagbladet, 30 September 1975;

• Keystone Svenskt Pressfoto, 11 May 1978, Jungk celebrating his 65th birthday; Svenskt Pressfoto, n.d.;

• Svenska Dagbladet, 7 May 1981;

• “Robert Jung[k]. physicien nucléaire allemande, participe aux manifestations pacifistes à Mutlangen”, Sicov/Sipa Press, 23 April 1984.

Collection on consignment with LDRB.
/ Very Good. Item #8317

$1,400.00 USD
$1,813.22 CAD

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