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Altschuler and Weinberger Families Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25333
Abstract

The Altschuler and Weinberger Families Collection includes materials related to the history of these families prior to World War II as well as materials that shed light on the fate of various members of the Altschuler and Weinberger families during the Holocaust. The collection consists of correspondence, printed materials, documents, photographs, genealogical materials such as charts and family trees, stammbuch (most likely belonging to Helen Altschuler), and a handwritten cookbook.

Dates: 1884-2007

Bernhard Altmann Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25672
Abstract

The collection holds papers, photographs, documents and correspondence pertaining to four generations of the Altmann family. Topics of the collection are, among others, the lives of the family members in Austria-Hungary, in pre-war Austria, in the emigration process and in the United States. Part of the material focuses on the family’s genealogy. The collection comprises correspondence, memoirs, personal and official papers, family photographs, postcards and some notes.

Dates: 1916-1987; Majority of material found within 1933-1966

Blanka Falk Bardach Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25222
Abstract

This collection contains personal papers of Blanka Bardach née Falk (1910-2005). Born in Rogatica (today Bosnia and Herzegovina), Blanka became a dressmaker in Vienna and immigrated to the United States, settling in New York City. Materials include education records, letters of recommendation and certificates from employers, official documents issued from Austrian and U.S. authorities related to immigration, and a few financial records.

Dates: 1916-1970

Blum Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25132
Abstract

This collection primarily includes documents related to the Blum family’s immigration to the United States from Vienna, Austria. The materials include correspondence, passports, emigration records, a marriage certificate, a U.S. Army Safe Conduct pass, identity cards, employment records, school report cards, and university enrollment records.

Dates: 1913-1965; Majority of material found within 1938-1947

Brüder Böhm Company Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25122
Abstract

The Brüder Böhm Company Collection includes materials documenting the operations of the company that was involved in the production of hats and had plants in Vienna, Austria and Neutitschein, Czechoslovakia (now Nový Jicín, Czech Republic). There is also a small amount of personal materials pertaining to the lives of the owners of the company, the brothers Joseph and Victor Böhm and their cousin Richard Böhm, as well as some other members of the Böhm family.

Dates: 1910-1979; Majority of material found within 1938-1965

Deutsch-Edel Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25826
Abstract

This collection contains the papers of the Deutsch-Edel family, originally from Vienna, and in particular the family of Georg and Sabina Deutsch and their children. The bulk of the collection – dating 1940 to 1990 -- is correspondence, but there are also large sections of educational and immigration records, as well as memoirs documenting the history of the family authored by George Deutsch. The collection documents the lives of family members in Vienna, including their educational and professional lives, up to the time of the Nazi annexation of Austria and the flight of different members of the family to England and the United States. Post-World War II materials (the largest portion) consist mostly of correspondence between Thomas Deutsch and his parents, and material pertaining to Thomas’s academic career and travel.

Dates: 1895-2006; Majority of material found within 1950-1980

Edith Neumann Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25262
Abstract

The Edith Neumann Collection describes the personal and professional life of the microbiologist Edith Neumann née Spitzer and several of her family members. Foremost her husband Frederick Neumann. The emigration from Austria and eventual immigration to the United States of Edith and Frederick Neumann is also documented here, as are significant events in her life. Documents in this collection include personal correspondence, official papers, notes, calendars, index cards, address books, photographs and other visual material, and clippings.

Dates: 1889-2002; Majority of material found within 1926-2002

Edith Neumann Estate Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25450
Abstract

The Edith Neumann Estate Collection documents aspects of the microbiologist Edith Neumann's private life. Included is a large amount of personal correspondence to herself and her husband as well as documentation on the art collection of her father Alfred Spitzer. Other papers include correspondence of her husband Fritz Neumann with colleagues and his professor Martin Heidegger and some personal papers of Edith Neumann, primarily documenting her death.

Dates: 1879-2002; Majority of material found within 1938-1988

Edmund H. Immergut Collection Addenda

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25704
Abstract

The collection deals with Edmund H. Immergut's path of immigration from Austria to Shanghai and later to the United States. Based on correspondence and official documents, Edmund's struggle to become naturalized in the United States is presented in this collection.

Dates: 1928-1974; Majority of material found within 1946-1957

Eleanor G. Feitler Family Collection

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Identifier: AR 25629
Abstract

The Eleanor G. Feitler Family Collection consists of the correspondence and papers of members of the Emil and Auguste Glauber and Heinrich and Erna Mayer families, especially the descendants of the three Herrmann sisters (Clara, Paula, and Erna) along with the families into which they married.

Dates: 1927-2009; Majority of material found within 1938-1945

Ella and Ernst Stern Collection

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Identifier: AR 25860
Abstract

This collection documents the personal and professional lives of Ella (née Kalt) and Ernst Stern. It contains official records and papers concerning their careers in Vienna until 1938 as well as documents about the dressmaking business they ran in Manhattan after their immigration to the United States.

Dates: 1906-1979; Majority of material found in 1923-1939, 1945-1956

Erna Katzenell Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10777
Abstract

The Erna Katzenell collection consists of documents about Katzenell's life in hiding during the Second World War and her ultimate rescue. Amongst others, it includes documents about her rescuers, clippings, correspondence, photographs, and transcripts of interviews.

Dates: 1920s – 2000; Majority of material found in 1978-1984, 1998-2000

Frances and Gustave Kauders Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25705
Abstract

The Frances and Gustave Kauders Family Collection holds the papers of this couple, as well as of members of the Kauders family, and correspondence from the Schostal family. Topics found in the collection include the immigration of Frances and Gustave Kauders, some details of their early lives as expressed in family correspondence, and the failed emigration and subsequent deportation of members of the Schostal family. The collection includes family correspondence, official and educational documents, and correspondence with official agencies regarding immigration and restitution with related documentation.

Dates: 1829-2001; Majority of material found within 1925-1942

Genealogy and Family History Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG 44
Abstract

The collection consists of family papers pertaining to a number of Jewish families from the Russian Empire, Austro-Hungarian Empire, Germany, and France. Included here are vital documents, personal, professional and financial correspondence, family trees, and financial documents

Dates: 1813-1950s

Germany (Vilna Archives) Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG 31
Abstract

The Germany (Vilna Archives) collection contains materials of diverse provenances pertaining to Jewish life in Germany and, to a much lesser extent, other German-speaking areas of central Europe (Austria, Bohemia, Moravia), from the 16th century until the beginning of the Second World War. It includes correspondence, financial records, official documents, business records, writings, minutes, reports, book catalogs, printed ephemera, occasional clippings, and a handful of photographs. A little more than 60% of the collection comprises personal and family papers, or individual items of correspondence (approximately 140 different name headings); and a little over 20%, portions of the records of the Jewish communities of Darmstadt, Frankfurt am Main, Filehne (Wieleń), Raschkow (Raszków), and Rybnik. The remainder of the collection consists of various printed ephemera and scattered records related to Jewish communities, organizations, or firms, including publishers and booksellers. Also included are some 15 individual older items dating from the mid 16th to the early decades of the 19th century, including Schutzbriefe (residence permits), petitions, and attestations, as well as a mohel book (registry of circumcisions). Especially noteworthy among the personal papers are those of art dealer Josef Sandel, comparative law scholar Ernst Rabel, the Henschel brothers (artists), writer and social activist Lina Morgenstern, engineer Erich Kempinski, and writer and editor Julius Rodenberg. The several rabbis represented include Josef Jona Horovitz, of Hunsdorf (Huncovce) and Frankfurt am Main; Salomon Breuer and Isidor Friedmann, both of Frankfurt am Main; and Wolf Landau, of Dresden.

Dates: 1567-1945; Majority of material found within 1732-1938

Gertrud Kurth Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10905
Abstract

The Gertrud Kurth Collection consists of material related to Gertrud Kurth and her family members. This collection has over 5 linear feet, and includes personal documents, correspondence and manuscripts. The last 3 linear feet of the collection contain photographs, photograph negatives and slides.

Dates: 1877-1996; Majority of material found within 1920-1965

Gettinger Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25677
Abstract

This collection comprises letters, official documents, and photographs that pertain to the lives of members of the Gettinger family, specifically the brothers Isadore (Isidor) and Israel, as they attempted to emigrate from Austria amid the rise of the German Reich and the implications thereafter.

Dates: 1911-2012; Majority of material found within 1939-1946

Goldmark Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 1909
Abstract

This collection documents the life and accomplishments of the Goldmark family, whose most famous members were the two composers Carl Goldmark (1830-1915), who embraced Viennese musical life with colleagues such as Brahms, Liszt, Wagner and Rubinstein, and his nephew Rubin Goldmark (1872-1936), who has been honored for his services to American music, as a prolific composer, and composition department chair at (amongst others) the newly created Juilliard School of Music. The collection contains a large amount of correspondence, but also includes newspaper clippings, musical journal articles, concert programmes and notes, a libretto, a citizenship certificate, obituaries, eulogies and photographs.

Dates: 1832-1969; Majority of material found within 1863-1956

Greta Loebl Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25101
Abstract

The collection documents the private and artistic life of Greta Loebl, an American artist who was born in Vienna and immigrated to the United States in 1939. As an artist, she was professionally known under her married name, Greta Schreyer. Besides correspondence of a personal and business nature, the collection comprises photographs of the artist, family members and her artwork as well as various collected documents, articles and items meaningful to the artist. A remarkable part of the collection consists of her former husband Oskar Schreyer’s correspondence concerning the immigration of his own parents, Chaim Eisig and Pessie Schreyer, as well as his of parents-in-law, Sigmund and Irene Loebl and of his sister and brother-in-law, Gusti and Mosei Graboi. Furthermore, Schreyer’s personal correspondences are enclosed in the collection.

Dates: 1902-2002; Majority of material found in 1939-1993

Guide to the Records of the Displaced Person Camps and Centers in Austria

 Collection
Identifier: RG 294.4
Abstract

These records detail the history of the displaced person camps in the American zone in Austria. They include the records of the individual camps as well as political and cultural groups that operated within the camps. The collection primarily consists of administrative records such as reports, correspondence, and lists as well as cultural materials from political, vocational, and cultural groups, as well as personal papers. There are also records of the U.S. Army, UNRRA, and IRO’s actions in the camps.

Dates: 1938-1960; Majority of material found within 1945-1950

Gustav Beck Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25290
Abstract

The Gustav Beck Collection includes materials documenting Gustav Beck's genealogical efforts, personal correspondence, documents, memoirs, and a large amount of photo albums.

Dates: 1882-2007

Hanna Kunz Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25253/MF 758
Abstract

This collection describes the restitution appeals made by Hanna Kunz and Czeczowiczka family members. In addition, it includes a small amount of personal papers detailing the family history as well as some personal correspondence. Other material includes copies of official documents and application forms and accompanying papers that provide details on the family's properties in Bartošovice and Vienna.

Dates: 1905-2005; Majority of material found in 1939-2000

Hanna Spitzer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25537
Abstract

This collection contains correspondence and various documents pertaining to Hanna Spitzer, her sister Edith Neumann, née Spitzer, and her father Alfred Spitzer.

Dates: 1910-1973; Majority of material found within 1916-1948

Hans Heller Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25858
Abstract

The Hans Heller Collection contains papers of the businessman and author John (Hans) Heller, originally from Vienna. The collection focuses on his creative writing, such as novels, poems, plays, essays, and his memoirs, as well as on files related to the Heller Candy companies in Austria, England, and in the United States, including the original company’s finances and property in Austria. The collection also includes personal documents, personal correspondence, some papers of his wife, artist Helen Heller, family photographs, and other materials.

Dates: 1907-2010; Majority of material found within 1930-2007

Harry Kranner Fiss Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25595
Abstract

The Harry Kranner Fiss Collection documents the life of Harry Kranner Fiss, especially highlighting his life in Vienna, Austria, in the 1930s, as a translator for the American military's prosecution team at the Nuremberg Trials in 1945, and his professional career. A smaller amount of material relates to the Kranner/ Fiss family and to the related Römer, Singer, and other families. The collection contains many manuscripts and drafts of articles, novels, and poetry; diaries; extensive photographs and photograph albums; correspondence; notes; official documents; programs; and other materials.

Dates: 1907-2010; Majority of material found within 1920-2001

Henry and Hilda Gottfried collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25742
Abstract

This collection mainly consists of documents pertaining to Hilda and Henry Gottfried from Vienna, Austria. There are, for example, several photographs as well as official documents and letters.

Dates: 1882-2005; Majority of material found within 1938-1954

Herbert and Nancy Bernhard Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25258
Abstract

This highly diverse collection contains material of various sources, times, and genres, from Germany, Austria, Eastern Europe and Argentina. The documents included range from correspondence, such as letters, postcards or telegrams, to emigration documents, such as ship lists and permits, to vital records, such as family registers, various certificates and awards, to a number of small publications, such as brochures, programs and clippings. There is also a number of Jewish devotionals, including Yahrzeit calendars, religious graphics and prayer manuals, as well as some ephemera.

Dates: 1801-1960; Majority of material found within 1914-1938

Herta and Egon Wells Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25683
Abstract

The Herta and Egon Wells Family Collection centers on the emigration of Herta (née Guttmann) and Egon Wells from Vienna to New York by way of Trinidad, with further documentation on their lives prior to and following emigration. Documents relating to the emigration experiences and attempts of other family members are also present. About half the collection consists of personal correspondence, but it additionally includes official documents, immigration and citizenship documentation, educational and professional documents, memorabilia, legal correspondence, a few family photographs, and newspaper clippings.

Dates: 1879-2014; Majority of material found within 1920-1943

Hugo Knoepfmacher Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7172
Abstract

This collection holds the papers of the lawyer and librarian Hugo Knoepfmacher. The main subject of the collection is his personal and professional life, although material concerning other members of the family is also present. The collection consists of official documents, notes, correspondence, manuscripts, some clippings, and a very small amount of published material.

Dates: 1865-1979; Majority of material found within 1920-1979

Joe Quittner Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25561
Abstract

This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Joseph (Joe) Quittner, mostly correspondence and notebook entries but also including photographs, pictures and newspaper clippings, family papers, personal and professional writings, and other personal documents. These materials reflect Joe Quittner’s childhood experiences in Vienna (Austria) during the Nazi regime, his escape via Kindertransport to England in 1938, and his work as a radio engineer in England as well as a radio technician in Canada. The collection also provides information about the rest of his family, especially his parents Egon and Amalie Quittner (Weltmann), who died in the Holocaust.

Dates: 1883-2014; Majority of material found within 1930s-1960s