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Philipp Brothers Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25131

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of research materials on the history of Philipp Brothers collected by Helmut Waszkis for his book Philipp Brothers: the rise and fall of a trading giant, 1901-1990.

The collection consists of various documents pertaining to the metal trading company Philipp Brothers such as correspondence, minutes, clippings, annual reports and other financial documents.

The bulk of correspondence included here is with former employees of the Philipp Brothers Firm, individuals who knew the Philipp brothers, and other researchers.

With the exception of some correspondence and some drafts, all the materials in the collection are either copies or printed materials.

Dates

  • 1960s-1995

Creator

Language of Materials

The collection is in German and English.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

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.

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

Historical Note

The origins of the metal dealer company Philipp Brothers go back to Hamburg, Germany, 1901. From very small beginnings the company developed over the decades into what is known today as the commodity trader Phibro as well as Derby and Co., Ldt, London, and a score of other companies.

Extent

2 Linear Feet

Abstract

The collection consists of research materials on the history of Philipp Brothers collected by Helmut Waszkis for his book Philipp Brothers: the Rise and Fall of a Trading Giant, 1901-1990.

Arrangement

The collection consists of a single series. The materials are arranged by type:

Related Material

Title
Guide to the Philipp Brothers Collection 1960s-1995 AR 25131
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by Yakov Illich Sklar
Date
© 2011
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.
Sponsor
as part of the Leon Levy Archival Processing Initiative, made possible by the Leon Levy Foundation

Revision Statements

  • May 2012: Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

Contact:
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New York NY 10011 United States