Correspondence with Epstein, Prof. Fritz T.

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  • Reference
      GB 1556 3000/9/1/393
  • Dates of Creation
      09/12/1953 - 11/10/1963
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      118 letters

Scope and Content

The correspondence documents the close association between Epstein and The Wiener Library over the years. Numerous minor issues related to the correspondents’ tasks are dealt with including among others personal meetings, the exchange of published material, or Epsteins contribution to a Wiener Library Festschrift for its president Leonard G. Montefiore. A recurring issue deserving particular reference is the exchange of information on sources related to Nazi era and their availability in several archives and libraries.

Administrative / Biographical History

Prof. Dr. Fritz Theodor Epstein (1898-1979) was an American historian of Jewish-German descent. Having left Germany in 1933 he held positions in Harvard, the State Department, Stanford, the Library of Congress, and the Bloomington University.

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