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Ernst J. Schlochauer Collection

Identifier: AR 5785

Scope and Content Note

The Ernst J. Schlochauer collection mostly contains the personal and professional papers of Professor Schlochauer. The bulk of the collection focuses on his professional work. The collection also contains documents pertaining to his in-law Ernst Warschauer and his extended family.

Series I is composed of personal documents of Ernst Schlochauer, including obituaries, clippings about Schlochauer’s lectures, photographs, school certificates and diplomas, and other personal papers. This collection also contains the manuscript Tragedy of Hoffman signed by the editor Harold Jenkins specifically to Schlochauer.

Series II is made up of Schlochauer's writings, including journal articles, academic reprints, his dissertation, an article about the project he was working on right before he died, and other writings pertaining to Elizabethan drama. A handwritten manuscript, entitled Between Today and Tomorrow, by Schlochauer, is also included; the manuscript pertains to experiences as a Jewish refugee in England.

Series III pertains to the Warschauer and Casper families. It is mostly made up of photographs of members of the Warschauer, Casper, and Schlochauer families. There are also sketches by Walter Casper included in this collection and an English translation by Ernst Warschauer of Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach's Elixir of Wisdom: Aphorisms and letters about its publication.


  • 1880-1972
  • Majority of material found within 1941-1961


Language of Materials

The collection is in English and German.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

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

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

Ernst J. Schlochauer was born on April 3, 1921 in Berlin, Germany. At age 16, he was sent to school in England and in 1939 he and his family immigrated to England. After surviving the London Blitz, he moved to the United States. In 1944, he received his bachelor’s degree from Queens College in Flushing, NY and a doctorate from Princeton in 1948 in literature. Schlochauer specialized in Elizabethan drama, writing on the works of William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, and Henry Chettle. In 1951, Schlochauer became an instructor at Queens College and was promoted to assistant professor in 1955. In 1957, he married his wife, Ursula Smith nee Kantorowicz (daughter of Claire Warschauer). In 1960, he received a fellowship to the Folger Shakespeare Library. Schlochauer passed away from a heart ailment on March 1, 1961.


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This collection contains the writings and some personal documents of literature professor and scholar Ernst J. Schlochauer. The collection also contains some materials pertaining to his in-law Ernst Warschauer and his family.

Other Finding Aid

The original inventory is available in box 1, folder 1.

Related Material

The LBI Archives also hold the Ernst Warschauer Collection (AR 5784).

Separated Material

Ernst J. Schlochauer’s memoir, Memoirs of a blue baby 1922-1961 was removed to the Memoir Collection (ME 786).

Offprints and clippings (in the original order, box 1 folders 4 and 12) have been removed to the Ernst J. Schlochauer Clippings Collection AR 5785 C .

A portrait of Ernst Schlochauer has been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection.

Processing Information

Documentation pertaining to Ernst Warschauer and family was moved together. Documents pertaining to Schlochauer's personal and professional life were separated and put into different series.

Guide to the Papers of Ernst J. Schlochauer (1921-1961) 1880-1972 AR 5785
Processed by Nicole Greenhouse
© 2011
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Description is in English.
Edition statement
This version was derived from ErnstSchlochauer.xml

Revision Statements

  • 2011-August-15 :: T. Mendenhall: removed offprints and clippings, including box 1 folders 4 and 12, to Ernst J. Schlochauer Clippings Collection AR 5785 C. Divided "Between today and tomorrow" into 4 separate folders. Revised hyperlinks, added links to photographs.
  • January 17, 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