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Henry M. Shotland Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10189 / MF 717

Scope and Content Note

The bulk of the collection consists of musical scores and sheet music, both handwritten by Henry Shotland and printed works he collected. In addition, there is biographical collection compiled by Marianne Shotland and a picture of cantor Leo Kartschmaroff.

Dates

  • 1856-1996

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in German, English and Hebrew.

Access Restrictions

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Collection is microfilmed, use MF 717.

Access Information

Readers may access the collection by visiting the Lillian Goldman Reading Room at the Center for Jewish History. We recommend reserving the collection in advance; please visit the LBI Online Catalog and click on the "Request" button.

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

Henry M. Shotland (Heinz Schottland) was born in Brezezin (Poland) in 1884. His family moved to Germany and he grew up in Burghaslach (Bavaria). His father was a Talmudic scholar and his mother ran a small store. Shotland graduated from the Israelitische Lehrerbildungsanstalt in Wuerzburg, where he particularly distinguished himself in music. His first position was as a cantor and teacher in Ruelzheim, where he met his wife, Eugenia Eva Loeb. Shortly before World War I he was transferred to serve in Crailsheim, where he stayed with his family until 1921, interrupted by his service in the army, for which he was awarded the Iron Cross. In 1921 he moved to Frankenthal and became the teacher and cantor of the local Jewish community. He immigrated to New York in 1938, where he founded the congregation Tikvo Chadoshoh. He also resumed his studies at a yeshiva and was ordained as a rabbi. He died in 1957, age 73.

Extent

5 Folders

Overview

The bulk of the collection consists of musical scores and sheet music, both handwritten by Henry Shotland and printed works he collected. In addition, there is biographical collection compiled by Marianne Shotland and a picture of cantor Leo Kartschmaroff.

Separated Material

Several song books were removed to the LBI library; photocopies of title pages and notes are available in the collection.
Title
Guide to the Henry M. Shotland Collection, 1856-1996 AR 10189 / MF 717
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by LBI Staff
Date
© 2010
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Revision Statements

  • August 21, 2012 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

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