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Abraham Salomon Weissman Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25865
Abstract

The collection contains materials pertaining to the life and work of Abraham Solomon (Salo) Weissman(n). Materials in this collection include official documents, correspondence, and photographs. Most of the materials pertain to everyday life in pre-war Germany, as well as the struggle to help people escape the country during the war.

Dates: 1907 - 1982

Addenda to the John (Hans) and Trude Schiff Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25730
Abstract

The John D. Schiff Collection contains both photographic prints and negatives of John D. and Trude Schiff’s photography careers. The subjects are predominantly portraits of artists and their works. Highlights include portraits of Ludwig Bemelmans and his Madeline illustrations, as well as photographic prints of Marcel Duchamp's Twine installation. and many other photographs of works of art.

Dates: 1940s through 2000

Adler Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25684
Abstract

The Adler Family Collection holds materials regarding the lives of Thekla (née Grünebaum) and Leopold Adler and their children Bennie, Rose, Irma, and Berthold. The papers document their lives in Hintersteinau, Germany, the deaths of Leopold and Irma Adler, and the emigration of the remaining family members to New York. Included in the collection is a large amount of their correspondence, in addition to various family papers, including official documents, school records, immigration documentation, documentation relating to the careers of family members, and genealogical and historical research. The collection also contains family photographs and a photo album.

Dates: 1884-2013; Majority of material found in 1920-1938

Adolf Leschnitzer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25320 / MF 897
Abstract

The Adolf Leschnitzer Collection documents the life and professional activities of Adolf Leschnitzer, researcher, historian, and teacher. The collection includes brochures, booklets, clippings, correspondence, financial, vital, and immigration documents, minutes, notes, photographs, printed materials, and writings, by Adolf Leschnitzer as well as other authors. Additionally, there are materials dealing with other members of the Leschnitzer family, namely his wife, Maria Leschnitzer, née Bratz, her mother, Elly Bratz, née Michael, Adolf and Maria Leschnitzers' son, Michael Lesch, also known as Michael Leschnitzer, and Adolf and Albertt Frank.

Dates: 1886-1986; Majority of material found in 1937-1973

Adolf Lorch (1883-1971) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-1010
Abstract

This collection consists of materials related to Adolf Lorch’s efforts to support the emigration of family members and others from Germany between 1934 and the early 1950s. The bulk is made up of correspondence and affidavits. Also included are other family papers, business correspondence, a biographical sketch, and a photograph of Lorch.

Dates: 1896-2013; Majority of material found within 1934 - 1941

Adolf Schwersenz Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25615
Abstract

This collection includes personal and official documents of the Adolf Schwersenz family, including his professional work as a cantor, mainly during his time in Berlin. It contains sheet music used by Adolf Schwersenz, as well as newspaper clippings and letters.

Dates: 1895-1969; Majority of material found within 1937-1951

Albert F. Hirsch Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 1187
Abstract

This collection contains documents related to Albert Friedrich Hirsch, his family and the Philanthropin School in Frankfurt am Main, at which Hirsch was headmaster. Prominent topics are emigration and the school's fate under the Nazi regime as well as the attempts of its former pupils and faculty to stay in touch after 1945. The papers in this collection include some original material from the late 19th century through World War I and the "Third Reich" as well as several typescripts from the 1950s and 1960s that are related to a memorial book, which was eventually published in 1964.

Dates: 1880-1991; Majority of material found within 1930s-1960s

Alfred and Elisabeth Mayer Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25527
Abstract

The Alfred and Elisabeth Mayer Family largely centers on the emigration from Germany of the extended members of this family as well as documentation of Alfred and Elisabeth Mayer and information on the family's genealogy and individual experiences. The collection includes a large quantity of family correspondence; family trees; articles; official, military, and educational documents; some financial and legal documentation and correspondence; and photographs.

Dates: 1896-2012; Majority of material found within 1937-1946

Alfred Schutz Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25500
Abstract

This collection comprises the family papers of the social scientist Alfred Schutz and his family members, including his wife, parents and daughter. The majority of the collection consists of correspondence, especially concerning family members' immigration. Aside from correspondence, the collection holds official, travel and identification papers and vital records, the creative writing of Alfred Schutz and other family members, and a small amount of material on restitution and genealogy.

Dates: 1868-2005; Majority of material found within 1935-1959

Anne Fischer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10519
Abstract

This collection contains the correspondence and personal papers of Anne Fischer. The bulk of the material consists of nearly five decades of continuous correspondence between Anne Fischer and Hermann Simon. In addition, there is a very small amount of official documents of family members and a few photographs.

Dates: 1884-1982; Majority of material found within 1930-1978

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

Berthold M. Herko Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25834
Abstract

This collection holds documentation about the personal and professional life of the artist Berthold M. Herko. It also includes some material about his family members, including members of the Cohn and Bock families. The collection includes many family photographs, official documents, documentation related to exhibits of his work, examples of his work, professional correspondence, and other papers.

Dates: 1915-2017; Majority of material found within 1915-1988

Berwin-Neisser Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25895
Abstract

This collection contains papers related to the lives of individuals belonging to the Berwin and Neisser families. The papers include documents related to the business operations of the Guttman company. as well as documents related to the emigration of the Berwin and Neisser families to Israel and the United States. The materials include correspondence; official documents; newspaper clippings; publications; and photographs.

Dates: 1890-2011; Majority of material found within 1938-1969

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

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

Carola S. Trier Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25039/MF 771
Abstract

The Carola S. Trier collection consists of the personal documents of Carola S. Trier. The bulk of the collection consists of her memoirs, covering a period from 193 to 1942. The collection also includes Carola S. Trier's personal and official correspondence and personal documents, as well as notes and notebooks by her father, Eduard Strauss. Also included clippings, mostly from The New York Times and Aufbau.

Dates: 1910-2000

Congregation B'nai Jacob Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25095
Abstract

The Congregation B’nai Jacob Collection includes materials documenting the history of the congregation and includes bank statements, circulars, correspondence, documents, membership lists, minutes of Annual Meetings, journals containing information about the congregation’s cemetery, a prayer book, and rubber stamps.

Dates: 1945-1970s.

David Friedmann Freemason Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25766
Abstract

This collection contains documents related to the membership of David Friedmann in several Freemason organizations. The materials include correspondence; official documents; newspaper clippings; and photographs. Most of the materials relate to the correspondence between David and the different Freemason lodges he was a member of as well as official documents documenting the membership of the lodges.

Dates: 1946-1965

Denise Wilde Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25189
Abstract

The Denise Wilde Family Collection holds the papers of members of the Wilde and Szymanski families, with much of the material centering on the life of dentist Herbert Wilde. The collection largely focuses on the immigration of the Wilde family, the education and Belgian dental practice of Herbert Wilde, and the restitution claims of several family members. The collection consists of official and educational documents, correspondence, photographs and family trees.

Dates: 1906-2010; Majority of material found within 1929-1951

Denise Wilde Family Collection Addenda

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25877
Abstract

The collection contains materials relating to the members of the Wilde family that are addenda to the Denise Wilde Family Collection (AR 25189). The items in this collection consist primarily of restitution correspondence, official documents such as birth and death certificates, as well as a few personal notes by Bertha Wilde and family trees.

Dates: undated, 1906-1969; Majority of material found in 1952-1969

Dorothy Filene Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7202 / MF 984
Abstract

The Dorothy Filene collection documents the personal life and professional activities of Dorothy Filene, née Finkelstein and to a lesser extent personal lives of a number of members of the Finkelstein family. This collection consists of a variety of materials such as correspondence, clippings, annual reports, brochures, job applications, notes and other school materials, minutes, and various manuals, used by Dorothy Filene in her work as a social worker.

Dates: 1860s-1972; Majority of material found in 1900-1962

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

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

Einstein, Exstein, Bloch and Rosenbloom Families Genealogy Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25686
Abstract

Joan Adams had researched intensively her Jewish family’s history. The collection presents her ancestors since the 18th century and shows the connections between several German Jewish families, which migrated to the United States.

Dates: 1748-2002; Majority of material found within 1850-1915

Einzig-Field Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25156
Abstract

This collection contains the personal papers of members of the Einzig and Biberfeld (later Field) families. Physician Heinrich Biberfeld immigrated via Italy to New York City with his wife Johanna, two sons, and his mother-in-law in 1940. The collection includes personal correspondence with family members who had not been able to flee Germany, as well as vital records, education records, World War I military records, records of Henry Field’s medical career in Germany and New York, genealogical tables, and photographs.

Dates: 1879-2004; Majority of material found within 1914-1959

Elisabeth Lunau Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6461
Abstract

The Elisabeth Lunau Collection documents Elisabeth Lunau’s personal life and her research on her father, Ludwig Marum, a Minister in the Weimer Republic and a prominent figure in the Socialist movement; the collection also documents Elisabeth Lunau’s research on her family’s genealogy. The collection consists of correspondence, vital-, immigration-, and financial documents, photographs, lists, genealogical tables, manuscripts, notes, and printed materials.

Dates: 1750s-1997; Majority of material found in 1916-1997

Ella and Ernst Stern Collection

 Collection
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

Erich Jacobs Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25650
Abstract

The Erich Jacobs collection contains documents and correspondence, as well as genealogical tables of both the Jacobs and Neumann families. There are several documents regarding emigration attempts, as well as receipts, passport and naturalization forms, registrations to various organizations, and certificates. Much of the collection includes facsimiles of the original records with translations attached.

Dates: 1923-1973

Erna and Werner Blade Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25509
Abstract

This collection documents the life and work of the Erna and Werner Blade family and details 20th century Jewish life in Wuerzburg, Nuremberg and in exile. It consists mainly of writings; genealogical documents; education, legal and military documents; photographs and postcards.

Dates: 1897-1988; Majority of material found within 1934-1988

Erna B. and Fred G. Katz Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25818
Abstract

This collection holds personal and official documents, correspondence, genealogical information, biographical manuscripts and photographs related to the Feith, Lyon and Katz families. Most of the documents pertain to Erna Bonette, Fred Gustav and their son Henry Arthur Katz. The collection focuses on their lives in Germany and the United States as well as their emigration via Luxemburg and Portugal. It also holds materials pertaining to members of the extended Katz and Lyon families and their ancestors, including the Feith family. Also included is material about a Mikveh from the 15th century in Siegburg, Germany.

Dates: 1877-2013; Majority of material found within 1914-2013

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