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Bach, Marcus, 1901-1995



  • Existence: 1901 - 1995


Marcus L. Bach (1901-1955) was a philosopher, teacher, minister, and author.

Marcus L. Bach was born on December 15, 1901 in Sauk City, Wisconsin. He studied music at the University of Wisconsin from 1920-1922. He then went on to study ordained ministry at the Mission House College and Seminary in Plymouth, Wisconsin from 1924-1925. He married Lorena Otto Ernest on August 19, 1932 in Kansas City, Missouri. In 1936 he attended the University of Iowa and studied playwriting. He published many plays. From 1945-1964 he worked as a professor teaching tolerance and respect for all faiths and other faith related courses.

In 1964 he and his wife moved to Palos Verdes Estates, California to provide an opportunity for both of them to further pursue their interests. Throughout his life he continued to act as a minister and traveled all around the world in order to learn about other religions and cultures. He wrote 46 books covering his experiences.

He passed away on March 26, 1995 in Los Angeles, California.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Marcus L. and Larena Bach papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2801
Scope and Contents

Collection contains many small booklets describing the life and works of Marcus L. and Lorena Bach. Includes correspondence about Bach's literary works between coworkers and acquaintainces. Some literary works are also included. A packet from a memorial service honoring the Bachs can also be found in the collection. Materials are dated 1989-2003.

Dates: 1989-2003

Marcus Bach literary manuscripts and correspondence

Identifier: MSS 7631
Scope and Contents

The collection comprises plays and novels by Marcus Bach as well as correspondence about his work. These date circa 1927-1947.

Dates: approximately 1927-1947

Marcus Bach correspondence, 1937

Identifier: MSS 7631 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Correspondence dated 1937 about Within These Walls. Correspondence includes letters to producers as well as Works Progress Administration officials.

Dates: 1937

Marcus Bach novels, undated

Identifier: MSS 7631 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Literary drafts as well as final copies for four (4) novels written by Marcus Bach.

Dates: undated

Marcus Bach plays, 1927-1947

Identifier: MSS 7631 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Drafts as well as completed copies of thirty–two (32) plays written by Marcus Bach. Many of these plays were produced during Bach’s lifetime.

Dates: 1927-1947

Additional filters:

Archival Object 3
Collection 2
Letters 1
Paintings 1
Religious literature, American 1