Rudolph D. Keller Collection
Scope and Content Note
This collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, scientific notes and scientific manuscripts. Many of these notes, fragments, and short manuscripts were written while interned in Manhattan State Hospital on Wards Island in New York City. The Bruno Kisch correspondence (folder 2) features many reminiscences of events in pre-war Austria and Bohemia, including his time working at the Prager Tageblatt and autobiographical memoirs. The biographical sketches (folder 4) contain Keller's handwritten descriptions of notable personalities in pre-war Austria and Bohemia. The other manuscripts and writings focus on political, religious, and scientific matters. Folder 7 contains two scientific typescripts on biophysics written before his internment.
- Creation: 1954-1971
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1957-1960
- Keller, Rudolph D., 1875-1964 (Person)
Language of Materials
This collection is in English and German.
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
Rudolph Kohn Keller was born in 1875 in Schlackenwerth near Karlsbad in Bohemia/Austria. Trained as a biochemist, he married into the family who published the Prager Tageblatt and other newspapers. In 1939 he emigrated to Great Britain and later to the United States where he returned his focus to biochemistry. His research focused on proving that body is held together by physical, rather than chemical, processes. fter suffering several strokes, he was interned in the Manhattan State Hospital - Department of Mental Hygiene (Wards Island, New York, NY). He died in 1964 in New York City.
0.5 Linear Feet
This collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, scientific notes and scientific manuscripts.
Other Finding Aid
The original handwritten inventory is available in folder 0.
Rudolph Keller's diary (ME 362) has been removed and catalogued separately.
Clippings have been removed to the Rudolph D. Keller Clippings Collection, (AR 7281 C).
- Guide to the Rudolph D. Keller Collection, 1954-1971, bulk 1957-1960 AR 7281
- Processed by LBI Staff and Timothy Ryan Mendenhall
- © 2010
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
- January 05, 2012 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.