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Gerson Stern Collection.

 Collection
Identifier: AR 172

Scope and Content Note

The bulk of the collection consists of typescript drafts, some with handwritten corrections, and private press versions of Gerson Stern's fictional and poetical writings.

In particular, a 254 page manuscript of Die Waage der Welt , a seemingly complete manuscript of the play Das Ich im Lehnstuhl , and drafts of several smaller groups of poems are present. Rounding out the collection are two articles on Stern and in his life in the German towns of Holzminden and Kiedrich, and a version of Die Waage der Welt published in a now defunct Brazilian paper Crônica Israelita .

Dates

  • circa 1930-2008

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in German.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

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

Use Restrictions

The two offprints in folder five may not be copied, reproduced, or used in publication without permission of the copyright holders.

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

Stern was born in Holzminden in 1874 to a family of textile merchants. He grew up in Elberfeld and worked as a salesman in the family business. In 1917 he married Erna Schwarz and settled with her in Kiedrich in 1920, where they lived until emigrating to Jerusalem in 1939. After health complications in 1931 forced Stern to abandon his career as a salesman, he began to pursue his lifelong passion of writing as a career. His first books appeared in Germany during the mid 1930s, and further publications appeared during the 1940s and 1950s after emigration to Jerusalem. Stern died in 1956 in Jerusalem.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet

Abstract

The bulk of the collection consists of typescript drafts, some with handwritten corrections, and private press versions of Gerson Stern's fictional and poetical writings.

Other Finding Aid

A partial inventory is available in the first folder.

Related Material

See also Gerson Stern's manuscript:

Chronik der Familie Stern aus Holzminden 1722-1933 , LBI call number ME 624.

Separated Material

A signed copy of Stille Wege with a dedication, number 42 of a limited printing of 50, has been removed to the LBI Library Collection. A photocopy of the dedication is available in the Gerson Stern Collection, folder 4.
Title
Guide to the Gerson Stern Collection, circa 1930-2008  AR 172
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by LBI Staff and Timothy Ryan Mendenhall
Date
© 2009
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • October 03, 2011 : 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