Jakob Schönberg Collection
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
- Schönberg, Jakob, 1900-1956 (Person)
Language of Materials
This collection is in German, English, and Hebrew.
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
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.
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.
- November 28, 2011 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.