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Franz Landsberger Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 2318

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains several letters Landsberger received from various notables, as well as transcribed correspondence and other materials on Ludwig Meidner and Anita Rée.

In the first folder are various print and transcribed materials on Landsberger, including some obituaries and some of Landsberger's own articles and speeches, some in print and some unpublished. A few transcribed documents and letters of recommendation, including one written by Max Liebermann, document Landsberger's emigration to the United States. Also filed in this folder is a transcription of Landsberger's correspondence with Ludwig Meidner. The second folder contains various materials on Anita Rée, such as cards for exhibitions, correspondence with museums and other institutions and individuals regarding Rée, and transcriptions of some of Landsberger's speeches on Rée. The final folder contains personal correspondence received by Landsberger from various prominent individuals, such as Leo Baeck, Thomas Mann, and Erwin Panofsky. There are also a couple of photographs in this folder, including one of the writer Emil Ludwig signed with a personal dedication.

The collection contains correspondence from the following individuals: Leo Baeck, Rudolf Frank, Max Friedlaender, Theodor Heuss, Rudolf Kautzsch, Friedrich Kayssler, Ernst Lissauer, Thomas Mann, Gilbert Murray, Max Osborn, Erwin Panofsky, Hans Reisiger, Rudolf Rittner, Fritz Stahl, W.R. Valentiner, Max Weber, Rahel Wischnitzer, and Wilhelm Worringer.

Dates

  • 1903-1970

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in German and English.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

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

Born in Kattowitz (now Katowice, Poland) on June 14, 1883, Franz Landsberger was an art historian who emigrated to the United States in 1939 and died in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1964.

Extent

3 Folders

Abstract

This collection contains several letters Landsberger received from various notables, as well as transcribed correspondence and other materials on Ludwig Meidner and Anita Rée.

Other Finding Aid

The original German-language inventory is available in folder 1.

Separated Material

Photographs of Ludwig Hardt, Thomas Mann, and Hans Reisiger have been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection. To see photographs click here.
Title
Guide to the Franz Landsberger Collection, 1903-1970  AR 2318
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by Timothy Ryan Mendenhall
Date
© 2012
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • July 20, 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