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Selke-Eissler Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10926 / MF 875

Scope and Content Note

Material from the estate of Ruth and Kurt Eissler consisting of documents pertaining to the Eissler and Selke families. Material on Jenny Selke née Lewin including correspondence of Jenny and Ludwig Selke 1914-ca. 1933, Selke family correspondence 1930s-1940s, documents pertaining to emigration, vital documents and passports. Manuscripts and poetry by Ruth Selke Eissler and correspondence.

The following families are mentioned in this collection: Selke family; Eissler family; Selke, Eugen; Eissler, Ruth Selke; Selke, Jenny; Selke, Ruth

The following locations are mentioned in this collection: Hamburg; Reval; Tallinnas

Dates

  • 1906-1999

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in German, English, and Russian.

Access Restrictions

Collection is microfilmed, please use MF 875.

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

email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

Biographical Note

Ruth Eissler née Selke was born Febuary 21, 1906 in Odessa. She had four siblings, Eugen, Rudya, Eva, and Angela. She graduated from the medical school of the University of Freiburg, Germany in 1930, completed her residency in Heidelberg, and after receiving her degree of Doctor of Medicine, practiced in the Psychiatric Department of the Buerger Hospital in Stuttgart. Emigrating to Vienna in December 1933, she studied and practiced psychoanalysis there until emigrating to United States in 1938. She worked in Chicago until 1948 when she moved to New York City. She died in 1988.

Kurt Robert Eissler, Ruth's husband, born 1909, was a pyschoanalyst and founder and director of the Sigmund Freud Archives. He died 1999 in New York City.

Jenny Selke née Lewin was born May 17, 1877 in Warsaw. She married Ludwig Selke, a banker, born on November 9, 1874. He died in Tallinnas August 29, 1933.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet

Overview

Material from the estate of Ruth and Kurt Eissler consisting of documents pertaining to the Eissler and Selke families. Material on Jenny Selke née Lewin including correspondence of Jenny and Ludwig Selke 1914-ca. 1933, Selke family correspondence 1930s-1940s, documents pertaining to emigration, vital documents and passports. Manuscripts and poetry by Ruth Selke Eissler and correspondence.

Microfilm

Collection is available on 3 reels of microfilm (MF 875).
  1. Reel 1: 1/1-1/10
  2. Reel 2: 1/11-2/3
  3. Reel 3: 2/4-2/10

Creator

Title
Guide to the Selke-Eissler Family Collection, 1906-1999 AR 10926 / MF 875
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by LBI Staff
Date
© 2009
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Revision Statements

  • 2010-04-02 : encoding of linking to digital objects from finding aid was changed from <extref> to <dao> through dao_conv.xsl

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

Contact:
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States