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Miriam Beer Hofmann Lens Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7258 / MF 492

Scope and Content Note

Originals and transcriptions of correspondence between Richard and Paula Beer-Hofmann, 1896-1935, on a variety of topics, including family matters, current events, and Richard's professional activities as playwright and theatrical producer; correspondence of other members of the Beer-Hofmann family with each other and other individuals, including Kurt Blumenfeld, Walter Grossman, Antoinette von Kahler, and Olga Schnitzler; correspondence of members of the Beer and Hofmann families in the nineteenth century.

Papers of members of the Beer-Hofmann family, including vital documents, business papers, passports and naturalization certificates, and educational documents, including Paula's notebooks from her conversion classes; obituaries of family members and letters of condolence; and reviews of works of Richard Beer-Hofmann.

Poetry, prose, and fiction manuscripts of Richard Beer-Hofmann, as well as notes and scripts for theatrical productions which he organized; poetry and fiction manuscripts of his son Gabriel Beer-Hofmann (a.k.a. Gabriel Marlowe) and Antoinette von Kahler.

Photos and photo albums from the mid-nineteenth through the twentieth century, of members of the Beer-Hofmann family and their activities, their house in Vienna, theatrical productions, and their friends and associates, including Martin Buber, Alexander Moissi, and members of the von Kahler family.

See Inventory List.

Dates

  • 1818-1985

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in German, English.

Access Restrictions

Collection is microfilmed, use MF 492 (13 reels).

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 Vienna on September 4, 1897, Miriam Beer-Hofmann was the daughter of Richard and Paula Beer-Hofmann. She was the inspiration for her father's poem "Schlaflied fuer Miriam." She was employed as a social worker and married Ernst Czuckza, a social worker and businessman, in 1924. They emigrated to Amsterdam in 1934, Paris in 1936, Great Britain in 1938, and the United States in 1940. They changed their surname to Lens when they were naturalized in 1947. Miriam Beer-Hofmann Lens died in New York in 1984.

Extent

6.25 Linear Feet (7 boxes.)

Abstract

Originals and transcriptions of correspondence between Richard and Paula Beer-Hofmann, 1896-1935, on a variety of topics, including family matters, current events, and Richard's professional activities as playwright and theatrical producer; correspondence of other members of the Beer-Hofmann family with each other and other individuals, including Kurt Blumenfeld, Walter Grossman, Antoinette von Kahler, and Olga Schnitzler; correspondence of members of the Beer and Hofmann families in the nineteenth century.

Microfilm

Collection is available on 13 reels of microfilm (MF 492).
  1. Reel 1: 1/1 - 1/5
  2. Reel 2: 1/6 - 1/10
  3. Reel 3: 1/11 - 1/17
  4. Reel 4: 2/1 - 2/21
  5. Reel 5: 2/21 - 3/10
  6. Reel 6: 3/11 - 3/20
  7. Reel 7: 3/21 - 4/8
  8. Reel 8: 4/9 - 4/15
  9. Reel 9: 4/16 - 4/28
  10. Reel 10: 4/29 - 5/10
  11. Reel 11: 5/11 - 5/23
  12. Reel 12: 5/24 - 6/12
  13. Reel 13: 6/13 - 6/23

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm

Separated Material

Photographs have been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection.

Bibliography

Memoir of George V. Wolfe, see Memoir Collection (ME 1271);
Title
Guide to the Miriam Beer Hofmann Lens Collection, 1818-1985 AR 7258 / MF 492
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by LBI Staff
Date
© 2009
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Revision Statements

  • 2010-06-09 : Encoding of linking to digital objects from finding aid was changed from <extref> to <dao> through dao_conv.xsl

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

Contact:
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States