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Fonds RC0039 - Klaus H. Pringsheim fonds

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Klaus H. Pringsheim fonds

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RC0039

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  • 1905-2000 (Creation)

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2.8 m of textual records, graphic material and sound recordings

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Pringsheim, Klaus H. (1923-2001)

Biographical history

Klaus H. Pringsheim was the son of Klaus Pringsheim, a conductor and composer. He was born in Germany in 1923 but he grew up in Japan where his father taught music. He remained in Japan until after the Occupation at the end of World War II. He then studied Political Science in the United States at both Berkeley and Columbia. He taught in the Political Science Department at McMaster University for 23 years. Upon retirement, he became president of the Canada -Japan Trade Council, a post he held from 1989 to 2000. He died on 6 February 2001. He published an autobiography, Man of the World: Memoirs of Europe, Asia and North America in 1995.

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The fonds contains correspondence, manuscripts, sound recordings and other materials in English, Japanese and German. There are also some materials relating to his father, Klaus Pringsheim, as well as research materials for a biography of Eisaku Sato. Pringsheim’s uncle was Thomas Mann and some documents relating to the Mann family also form part of this fonds.

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The fonds (10-2009) was acquired in 2009 from Hsiuping Pringsheim, his widow.

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