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Constantin Brunner Collection @ LBI New York

 Collection
Identifier: AR 1509

Scope and Content Note

The collection comprises typescripts; reprints; clippings; articles; circulars; and correspondence pertaining to the philosopher Constantin Brunner and the circle of his followers worldwide. Of interest are three manuscripts by Brunner himself, as well as a series of manuscripts by other authors, written either during Brunner’s lifetime or as commemorations of Brunner’s anniversaries. In particular, there are articles by Ferdinand Alquié, Magdalena Kasch, Abraham Klein, Ernst Ludwig Pinner and others. In addition, there are reports and circulars of the ‘Internationaal Constantin Brunner Instituut’ (the International Constantin Brunner Society), as well as announcements for the publications of Brunner’s books and their reviews.

Dates

  • 1932-1974

Language of Materials

This collection is in German and English .

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Collection has been digitized. Follow the links in the finding aid to access the digitized materials.

This material has been digitized to expand access while protecting the materials from degradation through physical handling. Access to the original materials in the reading room of the Center for Jewish History in New York City will only be granted to users who can demonstrate a legitimate research need to do so. Please submit requests to view original materials via email to lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org and include a description of your research project and an explanation of why access to the physical materials is necessary.

Access Information

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

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

The German-Jewish philosopher Constantin Brunner (originally Leo Wertheimer) was born in Altona near Hamburg on August, 27th 1862. His work was primarily inspired by Spinoza, Kant and Plato. Brunner was a follower of holism. His major paper was called Die Lehre von den Geistigen und vom Volk and it was published in 1908. Some of his followers were famous persons in Germany, for example the politician Walter Rathenau and the poet Rose Auslaender. Nevertheless, his ideas never became very popular. In 1933 Brunner had to leave Berlin after the Nazis burned his books. He moved to the Netherlands where he died in The Hague on August 27th, 1937.

In 1948 Magdalena Kasch, one of Brunner's students and closest confidants, founded the Internationaal Constantin Brunner Instituut in The Hague to publish Brunner's work again.

Extent

6 Folders

Abstract

The collection comprises typescripts; reprints; clippings; articles; circulars; and correspondence pertaining to the philosopher Constantin Brunner and the circle of his followers worldwide. Of interest are three manuscripts by Brunner himself, as well as a series of manuscripts by other authors, written either during Brunner’s lifetime or as commemorations of Brunner’s anniversaries. In particular, there are articles by Ferdinand Alquié, Magdalena Kasch, Abraham Klein, Ernst Ludwig Pinner and others. In addition, there are reports and circulars of the ‘Internationaal Constantin Brunner Instituut’ (the International Constantin Brunner Society), as well as announcements for the publications of Brunner’s books and their reviews.

Bibliography

The original Constantin Brunner holdings at LBI New York have been united with the holdings in The Hague and are held by LBI in Berlin.
Photographs removed to Photograph Collection
Title
Guide to the Constantin Brunner Collection @ LBI New York, 1932-1974  AR 1509
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by LBI Staff
Date
© 2014
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

Contact:
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States