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Moritz Werner Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 304

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains manuscripts and clippings of writings by Werner, correspondence, programs of the Freies Jüdisches Lehrhaus and various other materials.

The writings primarily cover topics such as Jewish history, especially of the Rothschild family, and pedagogical and theological issues relating to the place of Judaism in modernity and in German culture. Much of the correspondence is professional in nature, and includes letters from various periodicals and publishing houses; correspondence with one publisher, the Orell Füssli Verlag, even includes a contract. In fact, a considerable portion of the correspondence relates to a project for Füssli to translate Bevan's work Legacy of Israel . Some personal letters and postcards, among them a postcard from Bertha Rothschild, are also present in the correspondence. A subgroup of letters to Berthold and Siegfried Tendlau concerns their father, the noted folkorist and scholar Abraham Tendlau. A selection of course catalogs (1934-1936) from the Freies Jüdisches Lehrhaus in Frankfurt am Main lists some of the course Werner taught. Finally, there are some cards and photos of locations in Spain and Italy, as well as some photo-reproductions of pages from Hebrew manuscripts and various incunabula.

Dates

  • 1896-1939
  • Majority of material found within 1928-1936

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in German, Hebrew, and English.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

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

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

Werner was born in 1873 and died in 1939. He wrote for various German-language periodicals and taught courses on literature and other topics at the Freies Jüdisches Lehrhaus in Frankfurt am Main.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (6 folders.)

Abstract

This collection contains manuscripts and clippings of writings by Werner, correspondence, programs of the Freies Jüdisches Lehrhaus and various other materials.

Other Finding Aid

An original inventory is available in folder 1

Separated Material

Some photographs have been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection.
Title
Guide to the Moritz Werner Collection, 1896-1939  AR 304
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by Timothy Ryan Mendenhall
Date
© 2009
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • October 04, 2011 : 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