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Edith Falk Collection.

 Collection
Identifier: AR 5994

Scope and Content Note

Documentation from Falk's professional career, in particular with the United States Army Civil Censorship Division during and after World War II, makes up the bulk of the collection. This paperwork includes documents on raises and promotions, official memos, procedural documentation and training information, applications, and speeches on the political situation in Germany. Other materials in the collection document her education and other professional experience, and there is a small amount of personal correspondence, personal papers, and some personal financial documens. Among the education documents is a certificate from her time at the historic Philanthropin Jewish women's academy in Frankfurt am Main. Other professional documents show evidence of her employment in various clerical, editorial, and managerial positions, including for the American Federation of Labor, employment agencies, and the National Baby Show.

Dates

  • 1926-1948

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in English, German, and French.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to researchers.

Financial records (folder 5) may only be viewed on-site at the Leo Baeck Institute Reading Room.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

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

Edith Falk, daughter of Karl Falk,of Miltenberg am Main was born on July 5, 1911 at Miltenberg. During the 1920s she attended high school and professional school in Miltenberg and Frankfurt, and from 1930-1931 she worked as a kindergarten teacher in Berlin. In 1935-1936 she moved with her father and stepmother to New York City. Until 1943, she continued working as a kindergarten teacher and as a freelancer for newspapers. From 1943-1948, she worked for the United States Army Civil Censorship Division, first domestically and then abroad in Germany.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (20 folders)

Abstract

Documentation from Falk's professional career, in particular with the United States Army Civil Censorship Division during and after World War II, makes up the bulk of the collection.

Other Finding Aid

Original inventory is available in folder 1.
Title
Guide to the Edith Falk Collection,  1926-1948 AR 5994
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by LBI Staff
Date
© 2009
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • December 09, 2011 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

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