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Poem and sketch by Helmut Hirsch , 1933

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 82
Identifier: Folder 82

Scope and Contents

Painting of man with bow and arrow, and poem "Springsong"


  • 1933


Conditions Governing Access

Access to the collection is in accordance with the policies of the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University. Please contact the department for more information.


From the Collection: 5.00 Linear Feet

From the Collection: 9 manuscript boxes, 1 oversized roll of sketches, 1 film reel other_unmapped

Language of Materials



Here we have a poem and sketch by Helmut Hirsch. The poem is in English and typed out. The poem describes a finch's song and the desire to be free as a bird. The sketch is an ink drawing of a naked archer. The archer has mythical characteristics and Hirsch has accented the masculinity of the character. The ink sketch is matted to a dark brown board.

Physical Description

1 page: 11 in. H x 8.5 in. W (28cm x 22cm) 1 page ; illustration ; 12 in. H x 9 in. W (30cm x 23cm)



Repository Details

Part of the Brandeis University Repository

415 South St.
Waltham MA

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