Correspondence, memoranda and other papers of the Leeds Academic Assistance Committee, 1933-1940, founded to collect funds for the support of academic refugees from Nazi Germany.
Correspondence, memoranda and other papers of the Leeds Academic Assistance Committee, 1933-1940
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Leeds Academic Assistance Committee was founded in 1933 by John Harry Jones, Professor of Economics, and others, to collect funds for the support of academic refugees from Nazi Germany. The Committee sponsored three scholars: Dr Robert Bloch, a Jewish botanist, who was enabled to emigrate to the United States; Dr Boris Kaufmann, a Jewish mathematician, who went to Cambridge; and Dr Lothar Richter, a Lutheran and civil servant, who went to Canada as an expert on unemployment.
Conditions Governing Access
Access is unrestricted
Gift of the School of Economic Studies, through Professor J.R. Crossley, December 1976
Other Finding Aids
Contents listed in Handlist 36 and in the Letters database http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/letters/letintro.htm