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Walter Hochstadter Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25344 / MF 1051

Scope and Content Note

Materials comprising the Walter Hochstadter Collection are quite fragmentary in nature and only give us a rather patchy understanding of the history of the Hochstadter family and Walter Hochstadter’s professional activities.

The bulk of the collection consists of photographs, most of which are Hochstadter family photographs, with some photographs taken by Walter Hochstadter in China during his trip there in the mid 1930s.

Another large segment of the collection consists of correspondence, most of which is correspondence between Walter Hochstadter and his parents, Amalia and Hermann Hochstadter.

The most interesting part of correspondence consists of the letter written by Walter Hochstadter during his stay in China in the mid 1930s.

Other materials in the collection include vital, travel, and immigration documents, cookbooks, lists, a travelogue, genealogical materials and some printed materials.

Dates

  • 1876-2002
  • Majority of material found within 1900s-1970s

Creator

Language of Materials

The collection is in German with some English and Chinese.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Collection is microfilmed (MF 1051).

Readers may access the collection by visiting the Lillian Goldman Reading Room at the Center for Jewish History. We recommend reserving the collection in advance; please visit the LBI Online Catalog and click on the "Request" button.

Access Restrictions

Collection is microfilmed, please use MF 1051.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011

email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

Biographical Note

Walter Hochstadter, a well known and distinguished dealer of Chinese art, was born in Krumbach (Germany), in 1914. In the late 1930 he immigrated to the United States. He died in Melbourne, Australia in 2007.

Extent

3.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

Materials comprising the Walter Hochstadter Collection are quite fragmentary in nature and give us only a rather patchy understanding of the history of the Hochstadter family and Walter Hochstadter’s professional activities. Included here are correspondence, photographs, and printed materials

Microfilm

Collection is available on 4 reels of microfilm (MF 1051).

  1. Reel 1: 1/1-1/28
  2. Reel 2: 1/29-3/2
  3. Reel 3: 3/3-3/17
  4. Reel 4: 3/18-3/25
Title
Guide to the Papers of Walter Hochstadter 1876-2002 AR 25344 / MF 1051
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by Yakov Illich Sklar
Date
© 2009
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.
Sponsor
as part of the Leon Levy Archival Processing Initiative, made possible by the Leon Levy Foundation

Revision Statements

  • May 2011: Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

Contact:
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States