Littauer Family Collection
The collection holds mainly published materials and some original documents pertaining to Lucius Littauer and his family’s endowment for hospitals and study centers in the U.S.A. and in Breslau, Germany. Also included are two documents pertaining to the Littauer relative, Paul Schreyer.
- Littauer family (Family)
Language of Materials
This collection is in German and English.
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
The Littauer Family originated in Breslau, and came to America in the nineteenth century, eventually settling in Gloversville, NY. Lucius Littauer, born there in 1859, served as a Congressman for ten years, and in 1930 was awarded the Chevalier of the Legion of Honor by the President of France, receiving also a medal from the French Ministry of Hygiene.
Paul Schreyer was Littauer’s second cousins. He was born in Germany, resided in Paris, France for approximately eight years, and in 1939 escaped with his wife to Port au Prince, Haiti, arriving in New York in about 1940.
During microfilming and consequent digitization the original order of the collection has been disrupted.
- Archival materials
- Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations
- Genealogical tables
- Gloversville (N.Y.)
- Haiti -- Emigration and immigration
- Harvard University
- Hospitals -- Endowments
- Israelitische Kranken-Verpflegungsanstalt und Beerdigungs-Gesellschaft (Breslau, Germany)
- Littauer family
- Littauer, Lucius Nathan, 1859-1944
- Publications (documents)
- Schreyer, Paul
- Wrocław (Poland)
- Inventory of the Littauer Family Collection, 1926-1997 AR 10466
- © 2009
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- The inventory is in English.