This archive contains the correspondence of Marta Feuchtwanger, wife of German-Jewish writer Lion Feuchtwanger, who survived her husband by almost thirty years. Marta Feuchtwanger remained an important figure in the exile community and devoted the remainder of her life after his death to promoting the work of her husband. The collection contains Marta Feuchtwanger's personal correspondence, texts and manuscripts by her and others, royalty statements received for the works of her husband, correspondence with publishers, and newspaper clippings mentioning Lion and Marta Feuchtwanger and other exiles. The collection also includes correspondence regarding the establishment and administration of the Feuchtwanger Memorial Library and Villa Aurora.
In addition, the collection includes a series called "Carl Franklin Papers". Dr. Carl M. Franklin was Vice President Emeritus and Professor of Law at USC. From 1970, he served as Vice President of Legal Affairs. He and his wife were also very involved in fundraising, raising over $150 million for USC during their lifetime. The Carl Franklin Papers contain correspondence related to the transfer of the Feuchtwanger Estate to USC. Another series, "Hilde Waldo", contains personal correspondence, financial papers, medical bills, and other personal paperwork of Hilde Waldo. Ms. Waldo first served as a secretary to Lion Feuchtwanger. After his death, she continued to work for Marta Feuchtwanger.