Welcome to the Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven (Baroness Elsa) Digital Library. You can browse and read seven of her poems, as well as learn more about her life (1874-1927) and participation in the Dada movement. This digital collection was built by students at the University of Maryland's College of Information Studies (CLIS) and contains materials housed in the University's Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven Special Collection. This collection was built as a class project for Creating Digital Repositories-Theory and Practice in fall 2004.
Follow this link to browse seven of Baroness Elsa's unique and innovative poems. These poems are encoded according to the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Guidelines and displayed via the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities' "Versioning Machine," open source, freely available software that allows readers to view all versions of a poem side-by-side and track changes line-by-line. You can also view images of each poem in manuscript form alongside the typewritten (diplomatic) transcription. For background details on the editing of each of the poems, please see the essays written by students in the University of Maryland's "Literary Research and Critical Contexts" graduate seminar.