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Eduard Gans Family Collection

Identifier: AR 24

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains information about the Gans family as well as materials related to the jurist Eduard Gans and his descendant Edward Gans, a numismatist.

Series I: Genealogy of Gans and Lande Families contains family trees, correspondence and other genealogical materials about the Gans and Lande families.

Series II: Eduard Gans contains materials by and about Eduard Gans, such as photographs, articles, speeches and obituaries.

Series III: Gans Family Correspondence contains genealogical correspondence as well as correspondence concerning foundation of a Jewish publishing firm, (1936-1937) with Leon Algazi, Benno Balan, Paul Emden, Edmond Fleg, Victor Gollencz, Oskar Guttmann, Ernst Hainauer, Emil Hauser, Henri Hinrichsen, Paul Hirsch, Industrie und Handelskammer, Berlin, Gerhart Jacoby, Alfred Kalmus, Paul Kern, S. Kramarsky, Leonid Kreutzer, Maria Lanckoronska, Frederic Lederer, Otto Lilien, Kurt Loewenstein, Darius Milhaud, M. Perlzweig, Franz Roizenstein, Robert Robitschek, Martin Rosenblueth, Richard Schauer, Kurt Singer, Arthur Stern, Bruno Walter, Max Warburg, Karl Wiener, Hans Wolff.

The bulk of the collection consists of Series IV: Numismatics and contains Edward Gans' correspondence related to numismatics.

The following individuals are mentioned in this collection: Gans, Edward; Gans, Isaac Jacob; Algazi, Leon; Balan, Benno; Emden, Paul; Fleg, Edmond; Gollancz, Victor; Guttmann, Oskar; Hainauer, Ernst; Hauser, Emil; Hinrichson, Henri; Hirsch, Paul; Jacoby, Gerhardt; Kalmus, Alfred; Kern, Paul; Kramarsky, S.; Kreutzer, Leonid; Lanckoronska, Maria; Laube, Heinrich; Lederer, Frederic; Lilien, Otto; Loewenstein, Kurt; Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix; Milhaud, Darius; Perlzweig, rabbi; Roizenstein, Franz; Rosenblueth, Martin; Schaaf, Friedrich; Schauer, Richard; Singer, Kurt; Stern, Arthur; Walter, Bruno; Warburg, Max; Wiener, Karl; Wolff, Hans

The following families are mentioned in this collection: Gans family; Lande family


  • 1796-1982


Language of Materials

The 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.

Collection is microfilmed (MF 627).

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

Eduard Gans (1798-1839) was a jurist and professor of law in Berlin. Together with Leopold Zunz he founded the Society for Jewish Culture and Science in 1819. He was a disciple of Hegel and converted to Christianity in 1825.

Edward Gans was a banker in Germany. After he immigrated to the US he became a dealer of ancient coins and fine arts of various kinds. He donated his coin collection together with an archive containing book publications on seals and similar objects, sets of archaeological magazines, and his correspondence with experts in various fields to the Department of Near Eastern Studies of the University of California at Berkeley.


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The collection contains information about the Gans family as well as materials related to the jurist Eduard Gans and his descendant Edward Gans, a numismatist.


  1. Series I: Genealogy of Gans and Lande Families
  2. Series II: Eduard Gans
  3. Series III: Gans Family Correspondence
  4. Series IV: Numismatics
  5. Series V: Photographs
  6. Oversized Materials
  7. Misc. Materials


Collection is available on 10 reels of microfilm (MF 627).

  1. Reel 1: 1/0 - 1/33
  2. Reel 2: 1/34 - 1/36
  3. Reel 3: 1/37 - 2/5
  4. Reel 4: 2/6 - 2/10
  5. Reel 5: 2/11 - 2/27
  6. Reel 6: 2/28 - 2/66
  7. Reel 7: 3/1 - 3/5
  8. Reel 8: 3/6 - 3/18
  9. Reel 9: 3/19 - 3/21
  10. Reel 10: 3/22 - 3/28

Separated Material

Photographs have been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection.


Other identifiers include: MF 55, MF 90, MF 627 Reels 1-10.

Guide to the Eduard Gans Family Collection, 1796-1982 AR 24
Processed by LBI Staff
© 2009
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Revision Statements

  • May 24, 2012 : 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