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Jakob Schönberg Collection

Identifier: AR 3390

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a short autobiographical manuscript and 3 other short manuscripts on music, two of which specifically address Jewish music and its history. Accompanying these manuscripts are lists of Schönberg's compositions and publications, as well as a few items of correspondence.

The bulk of the collection is taken up by two scrapbooks. The first scrapbook contains several programs for concerts in which Schönberg performed, mostly in Germany during the 1920s and 1930s. Several of the concert programs from the 1930s bear the sponsorship of the Jüdischer Kulturbund, and there are also a few programs from Holland, England, and the United States during the 1940s. This first scrapbook also holds several reviews of Schönberg's performances and works. The second scrapbook consists exclusively of short articles published by Schönberg in German-language periodical. These articles span a wide range of formats, from concert and radio reviews to historical and theoretical essays.


  • Creation: 1920-1948


Language of Materials

This collection is in German, English, and Hebrew.

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


Biographical Note

Schönberg was born in Fürth in 1900, and was active as a composer and music writer in Berlin in the 1920s and 1930s. He then emigrated to New York and died in 1956.


3 Folders


Typescripts and correspondence by Schönberg; 2 scrapbooks, one containing concert programs and reviews of Schönberg's works (1921-1948), the other containing articles by Schönberg, mostly on music and culture (1920-1938).

Other Finding Aid

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


Guide to the Jakob Schönberg Collection, 1920-1948  AR 3390
Processed by Timothy Ryan Mendenhall and LBI Staff
© 2011
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • November 28, 2011 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States