Bernard Blum Family Collection
Scope and Content Note
The Bernard Blum Family Collection consists of materials pertaining to various family members and includes correspondence, printed materials, photographs, and vital and business documents.
Personal materials constitute a smaller portion of the collection and include a baby book for Bernard Blum, a friendship book of Else Blum, née Hirschfeld, large amount of photographs, cassette tapes with interviews of the members of the Blum family conducted by Andrew Blum, and a travel diary of Else Blum.
Professional materials include correspondence, invoices, sales books, business documents, and a photograph. Other professional-related materials include documents pertaining to Paul Blum’s business dispute with Oppenheimer Corporation.
- Creation: 1920-1990s
- Blum, Bernard, 1933- (Person)
Language of Materials
The collection is in German and English.
Open to researchers.
Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.
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.
Bernard Blum was born on December 6th, 1933 in Hanover, Germany. He was the oldest son of Paul Blum (1904-1993) and his wife Else née Hirschfeld.
Paul Blum had his business in Hannover, dealing with paper production.
The family immigrated to the United States in 1938 and settled in Buffalo, N.Y.
After working with Openheimer Corporation for a number of years, Paul Blum founded his own company, Paul Blum Company, which dealt with chemical and industrial waste management.
0.75 Linear Feet
The Bernard Blum Family Collection consists of materials pertaining to the members of the Blum family and includes correspondence, printed materials, photographs, and vital and business documents.
The collection consists of a single series:
Several books in this collection have been removed to the LBI Library
The audiocassettes in folder 12 have been removed to the LBI Audiovisual Collection.
- Guide to the Bernard Blum Family Collection 1920-1990s AR 25429
- Processed by Yakov Illich Sklar
- © 2011
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Description is in English.
- as part of the Leon Levy Archival Processing Initiative, made possible by the Leon Levy Foundation
- August 14, 2012 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.
- March 19, 2015: Note about audiocassettes added to separated material.