The Lehmann Collection contains letters, scrapbooks, manuscripts, photographs, video cassettes, art works, and sound recordings relating to the life and career of Lotte Lehmann (1888-1976), the internationally famous soprano famous for her interpretations of Fidelio, Der Rosenkavalier and German lieder who spent the last thirty-six years of her life in Santa Barbara.
The collection is undergoing reprocessing during 2003. For a description of completed portions of the collection, consult the preliminary finding guide in the Online Archive of California (OAC). A paper copy of the legacy finding guides are available in the Special Collections Reading Room.
Copies of the Lotte Lehmann Centennial Album (three long playing records) with forty-four previously unreleased songs taken from 1941 Columbia radio transcriptions are available through Special Collections for $15. Please send a check payable to the "UC Regents" to the address below.
A good place to start looking for Lotte Lehmann information on the Internet is the Lotte Lehmann League (http://lottelehmannleague.org/).