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Oscar H. Netter Family Collection

Identifier: AR 4097

Scope and Content Note

The Oscar H. Netter Family Collection contains the family trees and genealogical research of Oscar H. Netter into the Netter/ Neter/ Noether family. It includes documents of various family members or research on towns where the family resided, with family documents dating largely from the nineteenth century. It also includes articles, notes and correspondence. Most of the papers in the collection are photocopies.

Series I consists of the results of Oscar Netter's research and holds family trees along with his manuscript on the family history of the Pforzheimer Netters. It also has some photographs of family gravestones and information on the town of Bühl, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Series II contains the copies of papers of various family members, including of Oscar Netter's father Hermann Netter. Articles on some family members, such as the successful Charles Netter, may also be found in Series II along with some research correspondence.


  • 1805-1972


Language of Materials

The collection is primarily in German and English, with a small amount of French, Hebrew, Spanish and Portuguese.

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 "Reserve" 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


Biographical Note

Oscar H. Netter was born in Pforzheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany on August 12, 1906, the son of the physician Hermann Netter and his wife Gertrude (née Mainzer). Oscar Netter emigrated from Germany to the United States around 1939 and died in Miami Beach, Florida on February 22, 1974.

The Netter family originated in the town of Bühl, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Some branches of the family spread to the region of Alsace and then to other areas in France. Among the most well-known family members was the businessman and Zionist Charles Netter, who founded the Alliance israélite universelle and Mikveh Israel, the first agricultural school in Israel.


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The Oscar H. Netter Family Collection contains detailed genealogies and a history of the Netter (alternately spelled Neter or Noether) family with supporting papers, including clippings, articles and family and business documents.

Other Finding Aid

A 5-page inventory lists each item in the collection.

Digitization Note

This collection was digitized and made accessible in its entirety with the exception of oversized materials, which were not digitized due to technical issues.

Related Material

The LBI Archives includes the Wolf Netter and Jacobi Collection (AR 7215), which contains material on Wolf Netter's iron and steel production firm as well as on the Netter family.

The LBI Library holds a publication on Carl Leopold Netter by Dionys Höss, Carl Leopold Netter - "ein Mann, in welchem Geist ist." (DS 135 G5 N468 H6)

Processing Information

The collection was reprocessed in August 2013 in preparation of the EAD finding aid. At this time two series were formed without altering the arrangement of the collection.

Guide to the Oscar H. Netter Family Collection 1809-1972 AR 4097
Processed by Dianne Ritchey and LBI Staff
© 2013
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Description is in English.
Digitization made possible by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
Edition statement
This version was derived from OscarNetter.xml

Revision Statements

  • July 2015: dao links and digitization information added by Leanora Lange.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States