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Carl Landauer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7053

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists primarily of correspondence (incoming and outgoing) concerning assistance for refugee scholars, including correspondence with the Academic Assistance Council (later the Society for the Protection of Science and Learning); American Committee for Refugee Scholars, Writers and Artists; Hilfsverein der deutschen Juden, part of the Reichsvereinigung der Juden in Deutschland; National Student Federation (later the International Student Service); San Francisco Committee for Service to Émigrés; and Selbsthilfe deutscher Ausgewanderter / Selfhelp for German Émigrés, which includes correspondence with Toni Stolper and the 1934 founding minutes.

The collection also includes correspondence with Jewish community organizations in San Francisco and Oakland, as well as five original offprints of scholarly economic and historical articles by Landauer.

Note that the correspondence consists of photocopies.

Dates

  • 1934-1955

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in English and German.

Access Restrictions

This collection is 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 "Request" button.

Biographical Note

Born in Munich on October 15, 1891, Carl Landauer received his doctorate in economics at the University of Heidelberg in 1915, and worked as a journalist and in various academic positions. He immigrated to the United States in 1934, where he became professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley, and lived in Berkeley, California, after his retirement. He died in Oakland in 1983.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Abstract

This collection consists primarily of economist Carl Landauer's correspondence (incoming and outgoing) concerning assistance for refugee scholars during the 1930s and 1940s. It also includes correspondence with Jewish communal organizations in San Francisco and Oakland, and some offprints of Landauer's articles.

Arrangement

Folders are arranged in alphabetical order. Correspondence within each folder is roughly chronological.

Digitization Note

The collection was digitized in its entirety. Folder 7 is available onsite only.

Related Material

The LBI Library holds three of Carl Landauer's books.

The LBI Archives holds an oral history with Landauer as part of AR 25385, as well as a photo of him (F 2309).

Correspondence with Landauer is also found in the Toni and Gustav Stolper Collection (AR 7212).

The Hoover Institution Archives also holds a set of Landauer's papers (collection 90079).

Processing Information

Materials were rehoused in new acid-free folders. The offprints, originally found under the title Carl Landauer collection (AR 728), were added to this collection.
Title
Guide to the Carl Landauer (1891-1983) Collection 1934-1955 AR 7053
Author
Processed by Kevin Schlottmann
Date
© 2014
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.
Sponsor
Processing made possible by the Leon Levy Foundation and the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany. Digitization made possible by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

Revision Statements

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

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

Contact:
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New York NY 10011 United States