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S. Theodor Stein Collection

Identifier: AR 3262 / MF 1006

Scope and Content Note

The collection pertains to the career of the German physician S[iegmund] Theodor Stein (1840-1891), particularly to the congratulatory correspondence that he received upon the publication of academic books. Correspondents included high dignitaries, such as the German Emperor Wilhelm I, the German Crown Prince Friedrich Wilhelm, and the King of Belgium, Leopold II. Also included are international certificates and patents from Austria-Hungary and the USA (among others), as well as titles and medals bestowed on him by various German governments.

There are also offprints and clippings with Dr. Stein’s writings, published in academic as well as general journals and papers.


  • 1865-1965


Language of Materials

This collection is primarily in German, with some English, French, Spanish and Hungarian.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

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

Collection is microfilmed (MF 1006).

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

Born in Burgkundstadt on April 2, 1840, S. Theodor Stein studied physics and medicine at various European universities, receiving doctorates in 1862 and 1864. Besides his medical practice, he engaged in extensive research on the application of physics to medicine. He died in Frankfurt am Main on September 27, 1891.


0.25 Linear Feet


Certificates of honor, titles, clippings, and offprints by and about the physician Dr. S. Theodor Stein, most noteworthy letters from crowned European individuals.

Other Finding Aid

A 5-page inventory is located at the beginning of Series I.


Collection is available on 1 reel of microfilm (MF 1006).

  1. Series I: Reel 1, Frames 1-14, 16, 19-20, 22
  2. Series II: Reel 1, Frames 18, 46-75
  3. Series III: Reel 1, Frames 83-105, 40-43, 76-82
  4. Series IV: Reel 1, Frames 23-39, 106-128, 44-45

Separated Material

Photographs have been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection.

Guide to the S. Theodor Stein Collection, 1865-1965 AR 3262 / MF 1006
Processed by LBI Staff
© 2009
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Revision Statements

  • April 2011: Revised Scope and Content Note. Revised Container List and added links to digital objects. Added microfilm information.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States