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Alfred Philippson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 3245 / MF 461

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains numerous personal papers, manuscripts and correspondence with explorers and geographers. The personal papers follow Philippson’s career as professor in Bonn and in Halle.

Dates

  • 1872-1953

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in German, French and English.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

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

Collection is microfilmed; use MF 461.

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

Born in Bonn on January 1, 1864, Alfred Philippson received his doctorate in geography at Leipzig in 1886, his habilitation in Bonn in 1891 and taught at the Universities of Halle, Bern, and Bonn. He was deported to Theresienstadt in 1942, returned to Bonn in 1945, and died there on March 28, 1956.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

The collection contains numerous personal papers, manuscripts and correspondence with explorers and geographers. The personal papers follow Philippson’s career as professor in Bonn and in Halle.

Arrangement

  1. I. Personal documents (1877-1942)
  2. II. Theresienstadt (1942-1945)
  3. III. Personal documents (1945-1953)
  4. IV. Manuscripts
  5. V. Correspondence
  6. VI. Dora Philippson
  7. VII. Addenda

Other Finding Aid

12-page inventory.

Microfilm

Collection is available on 1 reel of microfilm (MF 461).

Separated Material

Photographs have been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection.

Bibliography

Memoir microfilm reel # 127, 128
See also Ludwig Philippson Family Collection (AR 2679)
Title
Guide to the Alfred Philippson Collection, 1872-1953 AR 3245 / MF 461
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by LBI Staff
Date
© 2010
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Revision Statements

  • January 05, 2012 : 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