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Ernest A. Grunsfeld Collection

Identifier: AR 7149


The collection contains diaries and other private and business related documents of the businessman Ernest A. Grunsfeld and his family, 1894-1927.


  • Creation: 1894-1927


Language of Materials

This collection is in English and some German.

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

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 businessman Ernest A. Grunsfeld was an immigrant from Germany with business interests in Albuquerque, Chicago and New York City. In 1896 he married Tessie Nusbaum in Chicago; the couple had two children, a daughter Elinor Louise, and a son Ernest junior, who became a renowned architect. In 1922, Ernest Grunsfeld’s mother (?) Minna Grunsfeld died in Kassel, Germany.

Julius Rosewald, executive at Sears, Roebuck and Company, was related by marriage to Tessie Nusbaum.


1 Linear Feet

Separated Material

Photographs have been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection.

Inventory of the Ernest A. Grunsfeld Collection, 1894-1927 AR 7149
© 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