Rudolf Joseph Collection
Scope and Content Note
The Rudolf Joseph Collection consists of papers of this architect. Series I includes manuscripts and articles written by Joseph on the history and theory of modern architecture, as well as proposals and sketches of his own designs. It also includes numerous newspaper clippings written by Joseph or written about his work and various documents pertaining to modern architecture in Europe, especially the architectural activities of the Jewish community. Also included is the old item-level inventory. Series II includes two Ketubot (Jewish wedding agreements) from the 19th century.
- Creation: 1837-1963
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1928-1939
- Joseph, Rudolf, 1893-1963 (Person)
Language of Materials
The collection is in German and English, with some French and Hebrew.
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
Rudolf Joseph was born in Pforzheim, Germany, on August 14, 1893. He trained as an architect in Dresden and Karlsruhe. He initially worked in France, Poland and Germany, where he designed a variety of public and private buildings, such as offices and military buildings. In the 1930s he worked mostly in Paris, where he designed a new synagogue and a pavilion for the Exposition Internationale in 1937. He immigrated to the United States in the late 1930s. Joseph died in New York City on January 17, 1963.
0.5 Linear Feet
The Rudolf Joseph Collection consists mainly of documents pertaining to his architectural work and research in Germany, France and the United States.
Other Finding Aid
The original German-language inventory is available in the folder.
Photographs were removed to the LBI Photograph Collection.
- Guide to the Papers of Rudolf Joseph 1837-1963 AR 2180
- Processed by Matthew Johnson and LBI Staff
- © 2013
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Description is in English.
- Edition statement
- This version was derived from RudolfJoseph.xml
- May 2016: dao links added by Emily Andresini.