Lotte Lehmann as the Marschallin in Strauss' RosenkavalierThe 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 (