manuscripts, Syracuse University Special Collections, Richard Wagner, Jakob Burckhardt, Friedrich Nietzsche
History | History of Philosophy
From November 1 to 10, 1972, Syracuse University's Bird Library was host to a unique exhibition of books, manuscript materials, photographs, and original graphics by and about Friedrich Nietzsche.
The section of the exhibition subtitled "Nietzsche and Friends" is given emphasis in this paper, which was based on materials from Syracuse University Special Collections. They detail Nietzsche's friendship with Richard Wagner and Jakob Burckhardt. As Walter Kaufmann wrote: "It was Wagner's presence that convinced Nietzsche that greatness and genuine creation were still possible, and it was Wagner who inspired him with the persistent longing first to equal and then to outdo his friend."
Butler, Meredith A. "Nietzsche and His Friends: Richard Wagner and Jakob Burckhardt." The Courier 10.3 (1973): 11-17.