Walter Hochstadter Collection
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.
- Majority of material found within 1900s-1970s
- Hochstadter, Walter, 1914-2007 (Person)
Language of Materials
The collection is in German with some English and Chinese.
Open to researchers.
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.
Collection is microfilmed, please use MF 1051.
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 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.
3.5 Linear Feet
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
Collection is available on 4 reels of microfilm (MF 1051).
- Reel 1: 1/1-1/28
- Reel 2: 1/29-3/2
- Reel 3: 3/3-3/17
- Reel 4: 3/18-3/25
- Guide to the Papers of Walter Hochstadter 1876-2002 AR 25344 / MF 1051
- 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
- May 2011: Links to digital objects added in Container List.