Walter Herzfeld Collection
Scope and Content Note
The collection documents professional activities of Walter Herzfeld before WW II and also, to a smaller degree, professional activities of his grandfather Abraham Herzfeld.
The bulk of the collection consists of financial and legal documents and professional correspondence.
Also included here are printed materials, drawings, personal correspondence, and educational documents.
- Herzfeld, Walter, 1907-1968 (Person)
Language of Materials
The collection is in German, French, and English.
Open to researchers.
Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.
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
Walter Herzfeld was born in 1907 in Germany into a wealthy family of industrialists and bankers.
He became a lawyer and practiced his profession in Germany and France before immigrating to the United States in the late 1930s.
He continued practicing law in New York where he became one of the founders of the law firm Herzfeld and Rubin.
Walter Herzfeld died in New York in 1968.
3.25 Linear Feet
The collection documents professional activities of Walter Herzfeld in the period before WW II and also, to a smaller degree, professional activities of his grandfather Abraham Herzfeld. The bulk of the collection consists of financial and legal documents and professional correspondence. Also included here are printed materials, drawings, personal correspondence, and educational documents.
The collection is divided into three series:
This collection is on nine reels of microfilm (MF 1102):
- Reel 1: 1/1 - 1/9
- Reel 2: 1/10 - 1/14
- Reel 3: 1/15 - 2/4
- Reel 4: 2/5 - 2/6
- Reel 5: 2/7 - 2/11
- Reel 6: 3/1 - 3/3
- Reel 7: 3/4 - 3/6
- Reel 8: 3/7 - 3/10
- Reel 9: 3/11 - 4/5 B
Photographs have been removed to the LBI Photo Collection
- Guide to the Papers of Walter Herzfeld (1907-1968) 1883-1948 AR 7278 / MF 1102
- Processed by Yakov Illich Sklar
- © 2009
- 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
- June 2011.: Microfilm inventory added.
- April 22, 2013 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.
Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States