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Rudolf and Victoria Pordes Collection
The Rudolf and Victoria Pordes Collection primarily comprises material on the life and work of the furrier and artist Rudolf Pordes. Included is documentation of his immigration from Vienna through Belgium and France to the United States. Material on his professional work is also prevalent. This collection contains correspondence, official papers and certificates, notes, publications, photographs and legal documents.
Rudolph Seiden Collection
The Rudolph Seiden Collection describes the life and work of Rudolph Seiden, who was a chemist and a Zionist activist. Included in this collection is personal and editorial correspondence regarding Judaism, Zionism, anti-Semitism and the proposed Jewish resettlement in Alaska in the 1930s. Unpublished manuscripts collected by Rudolph Seiden for the Foreign Authors’ Syndicate can be found in this collection as well as autographs from Max Brod, Lujo Brentano, Franz Oppenheimer, Erich Muehsam, Arthur Schnitzler and Otto Warburg.
Rudolph Shaffert Family Collection
The collection contains Rudolph Shaffert’s personal and official correspondence, restitution claims, newspaper clippings, photographs, and official documents from Austria and the United States as well as immigration records from the United States. It includes official and personal documents and photographs from other family members.
Ruth Rogers-Altmann Collection
This collection contains materials about fashion designer and artist Ruth Lotte Rogers-Altmann née Karplus (1917- ). Documents found here include photocopies of professional materials and clippings relating to her career as a ski fashion designer, as well as some photographs.
Salomons-Fox Family Collection
The Salomons-Fox family collection documents the lives of various family members of the extended Salomons-Fox family. Topics of the collection are the education; the emigration or attempted emigration to the United States, the establishment of a new life in America; and the professional career of the individuals represented in the collection. An extensive amount of the collection focusses on the artistic career and life of Dave Fox. Also included are papers pertaining to the circus artist and actor, Jackie (Leo) Gerlich, who appeared in the 1939 movie “The Wizard of Oz."
Siegfried Altmann Collection
The Siegfried Altmann Collection contains primarily his correspondence with various luminaries and other personalities, the International Red Cross, as well as materials pertaining to the Jewish Institute for the Blind in Hohe Warte, Vienna. Documents consist of a guestbook, a manuscript, articles, an obituary, autographs, and correspondence.
Siegfried Jacoby Family Collection
This collection contains the papers of members of the Siegfried Jacoby family, depicting the family's private lives as well as their literary work. Most prominent among the papers here are many unpublished manuscripts, family correspondence, and Siegfried Jacoby's herbarium. There is also personal correspondence with others, some professional correspondence, official and personal papers, newspaper clippings, and a few notebooks and family photographs.
Sonia Wachstein Collection
This collection documents Sonia Wachstein's personal life and professional work. It includes personal documents, correspondence, diaries, and photographs concerning her personal affairs as well as her education and professional life as a social worker.
Stefan Zweig autographs collection
The collection consists mainly of correspondence from the famous Austrian writer Stefan Zweig with various friends and acquaintances, acquired by the Leo Back Institute in New York through donations and auctions. Also included are copies and a few printed materials.
Stern and Fantl Families Collection
This collection documents the Stern and Fantl families of Vienna, Austria from the mid-nineteenth century through 1980. Materials include personal correspondence, vital records (birth and marriage certificates), immigration and naturalization records, education records, passports, legal papers, contracts of sale for family property, photographs, poems, and Erwin Stern’s personal account of imprisonment in Dachau.
Susan Graham Collection
The collection contains correspondence mostly authored by Stephanie and Franz Pisker, dispatched from Vienna, Austria and the Jewish ghetto in Opole, Poland to their daughter Susan (née Herta) in America, before Franz and Stefanie were killed in the extermination camp of Sobibor. Also included are official documents and letters pertaining to their unsuccessful attempt to immigrate to the United States and the questionnaires by the Austrian Heritage Collection of Susan and her husband John H. Graham.
Susi Friedmann Kirsch Family Collection
This collection contains the papers of Susanne (Susi) Friedmann-Kirsch (1926-), documenting her family’s history in Austria, Eastern Europe, and Israel, from the mid 1800s to the 2000s. The collection mostly holds vital documents and genealogical materials, including family trees, photographs, correspondence, family narratives, diaries, and other writings.
The Edmund and Berta Wachs Collection
The Edmund and Berta Wachs Collection consists of documents of Edmund, his wife, and their daughter, and correspondence from official authorities, friends, and relatives. Prominent topics are the emigration from Europe, the imprisonment of Edmund Wachs in 1938, and his job applications. The documents include official certificates, taxation papers, a student registration book, and identification papers.
Thurnauer Family Collection
This collection contains correspondence, photographs, a genealogical table, a cookbook, and a handmade children's picture book pertaining to the family of Josie Rudolph Thurnauer, a German Jew born in 19th century Alaska.
Trudy Jeremias Collection
The Trudy Jeremias Family Collection documents the lives of several family members of Trudy Jeremias, née Epstein. The largest part of the collection documents the life and art of her mother, Anna de Carmel, who left Vienna in 1938 and opened an arts studio in New York City. There is also material on her stepfathers Walter Gutman and Felix Augenstein. Felix was an architect who became famous for designing Sigmund Freud's chair. Only two clippings pertain to Trudy Jeremias herself.
Walter Ornstein Collection
Records pertaining to the life and business activities of Walter Ornstein, proprietor of beauty salons and purveyor of cosmetics. These include business records and patents pertaining to Goubaud, the perfume business that Max and Elsa Fahrer began in Vienna and that Walter Ornstein reestablished in New York. Also included are photograph albums, song lyrics and letters from a suitor of Gertrude Goldschmidt that date to her life in Vienna prior to emigration and marriage to Walter Ornstein.
Weichert Family Collection
This collection contains the personal papers of Vienna lawyer Joachim David Weichert, his wife Käthe, and their son Hans (later John). The family immigrated to the United States in 1938. Included are education records, military records, official documents, medical records, emigration records, photographs, and prints of painted portraits.
Weiss-Frohsinn Family Collection
The Weiss-Frohsinn Family Collection contains the papers of members of the Weiss and Frohsinn families, with a focus on the life of the gymnastics teacher Lily Frohsinn (née Weiss). The collection includes official documents, correspondence from friends, photo albums and photographs, a family tree, poetry, and other papers as well as prayer books..
Windner Lieberman Family Collection
The Lieberman Windner Family Collection holds papers and correspondence of Marianne Lieberman and her ancestors as well as photographs. Prominent topics are the art of Marianne Lieberman and the murder of Hedwig Windner under the Nazi euthanasia program. The collection comprises official documents and personal and official correspondence.
Wolf Popper Family Collection
Manuscripts, vital documents, correspondence, heraldry, and genealogical materials pertaining to Wolf Popper and his family, emphasizing Wolf Popper’s studies at the Hawtreys Preparatory School in England and to the family’s ennobled heritage. Also included is a manuscript about the mezzo-soprano Mathilde Marchesi, née Graumann (March 24, 1821 – November 17, 1913), who made her name as a singing teacher in Vienna, Paris and other European conservatories.
Wulkan-Berger Family Collection
The collection holds the personal documents of both the Wulkan and Berger families from Vienna. While most of the documents cover the time of emigration to the United States and Kenya, the collection also holds documents on the family’s life in Vienna before World War II. Much of the correspondence was written during the 1910s, 1920s, and early 1930s.
- Leo Baeck Institute 137
- YIVO Institute for Jewish Research 4
- Vienna (Austria) 140
- Photographs 72
- Official documents 57
- New York (N.Y.) 56
- Clippings (information artifacts) 54
- Emigration and immigration 52
- Manuscripts (documents) 45
- United States -- Emigration and immigration 38
- Genealogical tables 24
- Jewish families 24
- Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) 21
- Restitution 18
- Jews, Austrian 17
- Legal documents 17
- Notes (documents) 15
- Archival materials 14
- Articles 14
- Jewish refugees 13
- Diaries 12 + ∧ less
- English 117
- French 31
- Hebrew 30
- Polish 14
- Spanish; Castilian 14
- Czech 13
- Yiddish 13
- Hungarian 10
- Italian 9
- Russian 7
- Latin 6
- Chinese 4
- Danish 3
- Dutch; Flemish 3
- Portuguese 3
- Slovak 3
- Greek, Modern (1453-) 2
- Multiple languages 2
- Romanian; Moldavian; Moldovan 2 + ∧ less
- Dachau (Concentration camp) 6
- Beer-Hofmann, Richard, 1866-1945 5
- Universität Wien 4
- American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee 3
- Auschwitz (Concentration camp) 3
- Galerie St. Etienne 3
- Grossberg, Mimi, 1905- 3
- Herz family 3
- Kallir family 3
- Neumann, Edith, 1902-2002 3
- Spitzer, Alfred Alexander 3
- Theresienstadt (Concentration camp) 3
- United States. Army 3
- Altenberg, Peter, 1859-1919 2
- Braunstein, Josef 2
- Buchenwald (Concentration camp) 2
- Buchwald, Julius, 1909-1970 2
- Dukes, Eva 2
- Feitler, Eleanor G. 2
- Friedmann family 2 + ∧ less