Hans David Blum Collection
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.
- Blum, Hans David (Person)
Language of Materials
The collection is in German and English with some French.
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.
Open to researchers.
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
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 .
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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.
The collection is divided into three series:
The collection is on four reels of microfilm (MF 953):
- Reel 1: 1/1 - 1/6
- Reel 2: 1/7 - 2/5
- Reel 3: 2/6 - 2/13
- Reel 4: 2/14 - 3/10
Some photographs have been removed to the LBI Photo Collection. Books have been removed to the LBI Library.
- Guide to the Papers of Hans David Blum 1700s-2003 AR 25256 / MF 953
- Processed by Yakov Illich Sklar
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Description is in English.
- as part of the Leon Levy Archival Processing Initiative, made possible by the Leon Levy Foundation
- February 2009.: Microfilm inventory added.
Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States