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Hans David Blum Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25256

Scope and Content Note

The Hans David Blum Collection documents his research of the history of his family and consists of correspondence, documents, photographs, manuscripts and notes, genealogical tables and trees, and clippings. Additionally there is a small amount of personal materials.

Materials dealing with Hans David Blum’s genealogical research can be found throughout the entire collection, however the bulk of these materials are located in Series II: Genealogy. These materials include correspondence with other researchers and family members, vital and other documents, such as birth and death certificates, registries, marriage certificates, some manuscripts and notes, genealogical tables, and photocopies and printed materials.

Materials collected here are research files and include very few originals.

Additionally, there are family photographs and well as photographs of the Jewish cemeteries, where the ancestors of Hans David Blum are buried.

Other materials include manuscripts and clippings that cover topics such as the history of the Blum family and other related families, German Jews in a historical prospective, particularly the Jews of Müllhein and Baden.

Small amount of personal materials consists of correspondence and photographs.

Dates

  • 1700s-2003

Creator

Language of Materials

The collection is in German and English with some French.

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.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

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

Hans David Blum was born in 1919 in Breisach am Rhein, Germany. He is the author of a number of books, including Juden in Breisach .

Extent

2.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

The Hans David Blum Collection documents his research of the history of his family and consists of correspondence, documents, photographs, manuscripts and notes, genealogical tables and trees, and clippings. Additionally there is a small amount of personal materials as well.

Microfilm

The collection is on four reels of microfilm (MF 953):
  1. Reel 1: 1/1 - 1/6
  2. Reel 2: 1/7 - 2/5
  3. Reel 3: 2/6 - 2/13
  4. Reel 4: 2/14 - 3/10

Separated Material

Some photographs have been removed to the LBI Photo Collection. Books have been removed to the LBI Library.
Title
Guide to the Papers of Hans David Blum 1700s-2003 AR 25256 / MF 953
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by Yakov Illich Sklar
Date
©2008
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.
Sponsor
as part of the Leon Levy Archival Processing Initiative, made possible by the Leon Levy Foundation

Revision Statements

  • February 2009.: Microfilm inventory added.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

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