Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964
Biographical / Historical
Herbert Hoover (1874-1964) was an American politician, mining engineer, author, and government official. He served as president of the United States from 1929 to 1933.
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
This collection is comprised of papers pertaining to Admiral Lewis Lichtenstein Strauss, his career, and his community and organizational activities. He belonged to such groups as the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Temple Emanu-El in New York, the American Jewish Committee, the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, the Jewish Agricultural Society, and the Union of Hebrew Congregations.
His papers include extensive correspondence, organizational and institutional records, photographs, and publications which document his personal and public life as well as American Jewish issues that he was involved with such as relief efforts for Jewish refugees from Central Europe, interest and involvement in the Reform movement, and endeavors to combat anti-Semitism, especially as propagated by Father Charles E. Coughlin and Henry Ford.
Folder one contains a variety of personal certificates and documents belonging to Heinrich and Dora Jacob, including documents related to his arrest, deportation, and emigration from Vienna and arrival in the United States in 1939. There are also a number of letters from prominent literary and cultural figures such as Thomas Mann, Max Brod, Hugo von Hoffmansthal, and Stefan Zweig.