Lotte Lehmann as the Marschallin in Strauss' RosenkavalierThe Lehmann Collection contains letters, scrapbooks, manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings, artwork and other material relating to the life and career of Lotte Lehmann (1888-1976), the internationally reknowned 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.

For a description of processed 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 Research 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 (