Peter Bloch Collection
Scope and Content Note
The Peter Bloch Collection includes mostly personal materials pertaining to various members of the Bloch family. Included in the collection are correspondence, documents, printed materials, and writings.
Most of the correspondence consists of letters between Peter Bloch and L. Laasman, during Bloch’s stay in Switzerland. However, there is also of Peter Bloch and his mother, Else Bloch with lawyers regarding restitution.
Additionally, there are vital, professional, legal, and immigration documents, writings, and printed materials.
Language of Materials
The collection is in German and English with some French and Spanish.
Open to researchers.
Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.
Peter Rafael Bloch, historian, writer, journalist and an expert of Puerto Rican culture, was born on October 19th, 1921 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
In 1939 he escaped to England and later that year moved to Belgium to get reunited with his family. In 1942 he escaped to Switzerland but moved back to Belgium in 1945. Peter Bloch stayed in Belgium with his mother until 1949. In 1949 Peter Bloch was allowed to come to America.
Peter Bloch studied Hispanic culture and history since his youth and became an authority on Puerto Rican culture. He earned his living by writing for European magazines and newspapers.
When writing for the International Socialist Workers Review from 1955 to 1962, Peter Bloch used the pseudonym Trent Hutter.
He died in New York on July 31st, 2008.
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The Peter Bloch Collections includes mostly personal materials pertaining to various members of the Bloch family. Included in the collection are correspondence, documents, printed materials, and writings.
- Guide to the Peter Bloch Collection 1916-2008 AR 25353
- Processed by Yakov Illich Sklar
- © 2011
- 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
- December 04, 2013 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.