The Gerd Heidemann Collection

The Gerd Heidemann Collection

Intrepid Stern magazine reporter Gerd Heidemann spent many years in the 1960s and 70s pursuing the identity of B. Traven, examining every lead, real or false. He amassed along the way enough material to fill these 93 ring binders, now in the collection at UC Riverside Libraries. They are a veritable treasure trove of documents, letters, articles, reports, photographs, film, tapes, interviews and notes on B. Traven.   Gerd Heidemann
Heidemann binders on shelf
  Heidemann binder  
Click on the binder for a sample page.   Heidemann binder, open

Heidemann's experiences are chronicled in his book Postlagernd Tampico [General Delivery Tampico] and numerous articles.

Postlagernd Tampico 1977

  Postlagernd Tampico 1983

Photomagazin article m-report article
Two B. Traven articles from the Heidemann collection, one written by Heidemann himself and one by Ferdinand Anton, who accompanied the journalist on his Traven quest one year.

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Gerd Heidemann's collection also included over 200 B. Traven books and some fascinating artifacts.

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Travens hand   Clay figures


Last modified: 7/30/2007 11:19 AM by by H. Hutchinson

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