Skip to main content

Paul Schrag Collection

Identifier: AR 25161

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains Paul Schrag's personal correspondence with his wife's family in Germany and Switzerland, in particular with Winfried Fuchs. It also contains correspondence with Dr. Max Gutzwiller, and with Ernst August Seligmann. The correspondence discusses mainly personal matters but also Schrag's creative work. The collection also includes some of his novels, poems and speeches. It contains in particular The Black Book which are very personal notes Schrag made during the 1930s for his wife Suzanne.


  • 1924-1992
  • Majority of material found within 1938-1976


Language of Materials

The collection is in German, English, French, and Latin.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Collection is digitized.

Collection is microfilmed - use MF 1004.

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


Biographical Note

Paul Schrag was born in Germany in 1909. He studied law, married Suzanne (Susie) Fuchs and had three sons. Paul arrived in New York in 1938. In 1942 he joined a law firm where he worked for 25 years. Later he opened a law firm with a son. His passion was writing stories, novels, plays and poetry. He wrote mostly in English and German, but also in French. In addition, he translated poems from the Latin. Paul Schrag died in 1991.


1.5 Linear Feet


The Paul Schrag Collection contains his personal correspondence, manuscripts, poems and speeches.


The collection is on four reels of microfilm (MF 1004):

  1. Reel 1: 1/1 - 1/2
  2. Reel 2: 1/3 - 1/9
  3. Reel 3: 1/10 - 2/3
  4. Reel 4: 2/4 - 2/12

Related Material

The LBI Library has copies of the novels Heimatkunde and Die Geschichte von Herrn Rat by Paul Schrag.

Processing Information

The bulk of the collection is in two series: his personal correspondence and his manuscripts. The third series includes the black book and its translation. The third series includes papers that did not fit into these two categories.

Guide to the Papers of Paul Schrag (1909-1991) 1924-1992 AR 25161 / MF 1004
Processed by Katharina Hoffmann
© 2009
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Description is in English.
Edition statement
This version was derived from PaulSchrag.xml

Revision Statements

  • September 2010:: Links to digital objects added in Container List.
  • 2010-09-21 : encoding of linking to digital objects from finding aid was changed from <extref> to <dao> through dao_conv.xsl
  • December 2009.: Microfilm inventory added.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States