Elizabeth Jacob Collection
Scope and Content Note
The bulk of this collection documents the emigration of Hermann Jakob and his mother Pauline Hermann from Ludwigshafen am Rhein to Chicago in 1940. There are also miscellaneous materials relating to Max Jakob, his wife Anna, and his children Elizabeth and Karl; various documents relating to the work of Max Jakob as physicist including laudatios, official diplomas, lectures; family trees; family correspondence and official correspondence relating to the emigration of Pauline and Hermann Jakob to Chicago from Ludwigshafen.
- Jacob, Elizabeth (Person)
Language of Materials
This collection is in German and English.
Open to researchers.
Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.
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
Hermann Jakob (later Jacob as a United States citizen) was a salesman.
His cousin Max Jacob (1879-1955) was one of the world's foremost authorities on the physics of heat transfer. He was a professor and experimental researcher at the Physikalisch-technische Reichsanstalt (Imperial Physical and Technical Facility) in Berlin-Charlottenburg from 1910 until he was forced to emigrate in 1934. Upon settling in the United States, he obtained in 1936 a professorship at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago where he continued his work, eventually publishing an authoritative book, Heat Transfer. The Max Jakob Memorial Award is named after him.
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The bulk of this collection documents the emigration of Hermann Jakob and his mother Pauline Hermann from Ludwigshafen am Rhein to Chicago in 1940. There are also miscellaneous materials relating to Max Jakob and other family members.
- Guide to the Elizabeth Jacob Collection, 1759-1997 AR 10568
- Processed by LBI Staff and Timothy Ryan Mendenhall
- © 2009
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
- January 29, 2014 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.