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Franz Rosenzweig - Martin Buber notebooks

 Collection
Identifier: AR 4219 / MF 877

Scope and Content Note

22 notebooks (carbon copies), comprising 1,998 pages, dictated by Franz Rosenzweig and addressed to Martin Buber, pertaining to the Rosenzweig-Buber translation of the bible.

19 of the 22 notebooks are dated from 1925 to 1929. No.3 - No.5 and No.7 - No.10 are dated according to the dates of the correspondence; No.11 (from p. 49 on ) - No .22 are dated page by page. There are no dates for notebooks No.1 and No.2. The latest entry in notebook No.22 is dated Dec. 6, 1929, a few days before Rosenzweig's death on Dec. 10, 1929.

The notebooks - in chronological order - follow the books of the bible. The only exception is notebook No.12, which goes back to Genesis and Exodus. There is no identification for notebooks 2, 4, 6 and 7.

The collection contains many letters by Franz Rosenzweig, dated and undated. Some letters were signed for Franz Rosenzweig, who was paralyzed since 1922. The letters do not only refer to the translation of the bible but also to the private lives of Rosenzweig and Buber, to their friends and relatives and to other academics. There are at least two references to Leo Baeck (notebook No.8, p. 54 and notebook No.9, p. 62.

11 of the 22 notebooks were examined previously by an unknown researcher. S/he added the black notations on top of the notebook-folders.

Also included is a copy of the book "Die fuenf Buecher der Weisung. Verdeutscht von Martin Buber gemeinsam mit Franz Rosenzweig" (Cologne, 1954) with handwritten notes and corrections by Martin Buber.

See inventory.

Dates

  • 1925-1929, 1954

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in German with some Hebrew and Greek.

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 877).

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

Franz Rosenzweig and Martin Buber collaborated on several projects, the most important of which was a translation of the Hebrew Bible.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Abstract

22 notebooks (carbon copies), comprising 1,998 pages, dictated by Franz Rosenzweig and addressed to Martin Buber, pertaining to the Rosenzweig-Buber translation of the bible.

Other Finding Aid

4-page inventory.

Related Material

Copies of the notebooks are also held at the Martin Buber Archives at Hebrew University Library, Jerusalem.

See also the Franz Rosenzweig Collection (AR 3001).
Title
Guide to the Franz Rosenzweig - Martin Buber notebooks, 1925-1929, 1954  AR 4219 / MF 877
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by Ilse Turnheim
Date
© 2012
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • December 10, 2012 : 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