Beck, Rudolf: family papers

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 1556 WL 826
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      German English
  • Physical Description
      3 folders

Scope and Content

Papers of the Beck family, including papers relating to their preparations for departure, including forms and correspondence regarding possessions of Beck family; draft inventories of possessions; correspondence of the Rudolf Beck removal company on the shipment of possessions to USA, [1939-1940]. Personal papers of Ferdinand Beck including school reports, references, doctors' certificates; and correspondence on naturalization, 1928-1965. Post war correspondence on property in Austria, mostly between a lawyer and Beck family members, 1949-1952.

Administrative / Biographical History

Rudolf Beck owned a removals business in Vienna. His contacts enabled him to ship many of his possessions to the USA during World War Two. Ferdinand Beck is the son of Rudolf.


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Acquisition Information

Deposited by the family, Nov 1989.

Other Finding Aids

Detailed description on the Wiener Library's online catalogue

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.

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