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Theodor Blum Collection

Identifier: AR 10983

Scope and Content Note

Folder 1, Publications, contains three articles by or about Theodor Blum: a). "Theodor Blum, D.D.S., M. D." by William T. Reich and Alice Kahn Ladas, 88 pages, New York, 1963. b). "A Reporter At Large. A Most Valuable Accident" by Daniel Lang, in: The New Yorker, May 2nd, 1959. c). "Diagnosis And Management Of Oral And Maxillofacial Pathology", program for the 1993 Clinical Congress of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

A Festschrift in folder 2 was issued for the commemoration of the twentieth anniversary of the New York Institute of Clinical Oral Pathology 1933-1955, and was edited by Ruth Schaeffer and Theodor Blum.

Folder 3 holds a letter to Theodor Blum’s mother in old German script, Vienna 1893.

Folder 4, In honor of Theodor Blum, contains correspondence, photographs and documents related to a dinner honoring Theodor Blum in the Hotel Plaza in New York, 1953.


  • Creation: 1883-1993


Language of Materials

This collection is in English and German.

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

The dentist Theodor Blum was born 1883 in Vienna, Austria. He immigrated to the United States in 1904, where he died in 1962.


0.5 Linear Feet


Documents related to Theodor Blum’s professional carreer as a dentist; autobiography by Theodor Blum; personal documents.

Related Material

Professional certificates and diplomas pertaining to Theodor Blum’s career in dentistry may be found in AR 11942.

See also "Blum, Theodor: Autobiography" in the Memoir Collection, ME 1201.

See also a portrait of "Dr. Theodor Blum" in the Art and Objects Collection, Accession number: 99.1.: Gouache on paper on panel, laminated, framed, signed K. P.

Separated Material

Six negatives of photographs of Theodor Blum’s office are held in the paper collection’s 5th folder, but are not available on microfilm nor online.


Austrian Heritage Collection, AHC 347.

Processing Information

During microfilming and consequent digitization the original order of the collection has been disrupted.

Inventory of the Theodor Blum Collection, 1883-1993 AR 10983
© 2009
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
The inventory is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States