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Kappel-Kristeller Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6328 / MF 893

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains documents (birth and death certificates, diplomas, wills, etc.) and correspondence related to the Kristeller and Kappel families. One section deals with Hans Kristeller's collection of materials related to Jacques Offenbach. There is extensive documentation about him sending the collection to the US in 1937 and trying to sell it there. The fate of the collection is unknown.

Dates

  • 1889-1966

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in German 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, please use MF 893.

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

Copyright remains with the Schweizerische Vereinigung fuer juedische Genealogie

Biographical Note

Hans Kristeller was born in Berlin in 1890 to the ‘Amtsgerichtsrat’ Heinrich Kristeller and his wife Hedwig, née Kappel. Hans Kristeller studied law and government in Munich and Kiel. During World War I, he served in the German army. After the war, he held several government positions. In 1931, he published a book on the composer Jacques Offenbach. At one point, Kristeller owned the largest collection of materials related to the composer containing 236 letters and 1000 other pieces. He immigrated to Porto Ronco, Switzerland, probably in 1937. Kristeller died in Switzerland in 1944.

His grandfather, the gynecologist Dr. Samuel Kristeller, was born in Xions (Książ Wielkopolski, Poland) in 1820 and died in Berlin in 1900.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

The collection contains documents (birth and death certificates, diplomas, wills, etc.) and correspondence related to the Kristeller and Kappel families. One section deals with Hans Kristeller's collection of materials related to Jacques Offenbach. There is extensive documentation about him sending the collection to the US in 1937 and trying to sell it there. The fate of the collection is unknown.

Related Material

Hans Kristeller's book "Der Aufstieg des Koelners Jacques Offenbach; ein Musikerleben in Bildern" is available in the LBI library (ML 410 O 41 K98)
Title
Guide to the Kappel-Kristeller Collection, 1889-1966 AR 6328 / MF 893
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 03, 2012 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

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