Correspondence, memoranda and other papers of the Leeds Academic Assistance Committee, 1933-1940

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

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.

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

Acquisition Information

Gift of the School of Economic Studies, through Professor J.R. Crossley, December 1976

Note

In English

Other Finding Aids

Contents listed in Handlist 36 and in the Letters database http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/letters/letintro.htm

Related Material

See also MS 446