Philipp Brothers Collection
Scope and Content Note
The collection consists of research materials on the history of Philipp Brothers collected by Helmut Waszkis for his book Philipp Brothers: the rise and fall of a trading giant, 1901-1990.
The collection consists of various documents pertaining to the metal trading company Philipp Brothers such as correspondence, minutes, clippings, annual reports and other financial documents.
The bulk of correspondence included here is with former employees of the Philipp Brothers Firm, individuals who knew the Philipp brothers, and other researchers.
With the exception of some correspondence and some drafts, all the materials in the collection are either copies or printed materials.
- Waszkis, Helmut (Person)
Language of Materials
The collection is in German and English.
Open to researchers.
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.
Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.
The origins of the metal dealer company Philipp Brothers go back to Hamburg, Germany, 1901. From very small beginnings the company developed over the decades into what is known today as the commodity trader Phibro as well as Derby and Co., Ldt, London, and a score of other companies.
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The collection consists of research materials on the history of Philipp Brothers collected by Helmut Waszkis for his book Philipp Brothers: the Rise and Fall of a Trading Giant, 1901-1990.
The collection consists of a single series. The materials are arranged by type:
- Clippings (information artifacts)
- Financial records
- Gruenebaum, Arthur
- Jesselson, Ludwig, 1910-1993
- Manuscripts (documents)
- Metal trade
- Philipp Brothers (Firm)
- Philipp family
- Printed materials
- Rich, Marc
- South America
- Ullmann, Siegfried, 1894-1965
- United States
- Guide to the Philipp Brothers Collection 1960s-1995 AR 25131
- Processed by Yakov Illich Sklar
- © 2011
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Description is in English.
- as part of the Leon Levy Archival Processing Initiative, made possible by the Leon Levy Foundation
- May 2012: Links to digital objects added in Container List.