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Littauer Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10466

Abstract

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.

Dates

  • 1926-1997

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in German and English.

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

email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

Biographical Note

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.

Extent

8 Folders

Related Material

A bound volume, privately printed in 1924, with writings of Louise Littauer (19 Aug 1857-30 Apr 1876) may be found in the AJHS library. Louise seems to have been sister to Lucius, who died at age 18.

Processing Information

During microfilming and consequent digitization the original order of the collection has been disrupted.
Title
Inventory of the Littauer Family Collection, 1926-1997 AR 10466
Status
In Progress
Date
© 2009
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
The inventory is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

Contact:
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States