Papers of Samuel Krauss

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Correspondence, 1891-1948, including correspondence with publishers and booksellers, 1892-1936, and correspondence about student theses; diaries, 1941-7; letters of condolence on Krauss' death, obituaries, seventieth and eightieth birthday papers, family papers and photographs, notes and greetings. Manuscripts and typescripts of works by Krauss, including material on Talmudic archaeology and history, the synagogues of Bratislava, Jewish liturgy up to the close of the Mishnah, Christian legislation on the synagogues and material, not all by Krauss, relating to the Jews and Byzantium.

Administrative / Biographical History

Samuel Krauss (1866-1948) was professor at the Jewish Teachers' Seminary, Budapest, 1894-1906, and at the Jewish Theological Seminary, Vienna, 1906-38. He came to England as a refugee and spent his last years at Cambridge. Krauss' work is listed by Dr Eli Strauss Bibliographie der Schriften Prof. Dr. Samuel Krauss' 1887-1937 (Vienna, 1937), with supplementary list to 1948.

Conditions Governing Access

The Special Collections Division is available for anyone to use, regardless of whether you are attached to an academic institution. Access to the Archives and Manuscripts and Rare Books reading room, however, is by prior appointment to access the manuscript material. See our website for more details.