Guide to the Papers of Jacob Picard (1883-1967)
AR 6016 / MF 487

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Jacob Picard
Title: Jacob Picard Collection
Abstract: The collection documents the life and interests of the lawyer and writer Jacob Picard, and includes his own writing in the form of manuscripts and diaries, as well as clippings, a large amount of correspondence, personal documents, financial and legal papers, photographs, poetry, and a few artifacts.
Languages: The collection is in German, English, Yiddish, Dutch, and French.
Quantity: 7 linear feet
Accession number: AR 6016
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute
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Biographical Note

Jacob Picard was born November 1, 1883 in Wangen, Germany and died January 10, 1967 in Konstanz, Germany.

Picard grew up in the area near the Bodensee (Lake Constance) and studied law in Berlin, Munich, and Heidelberg. He started writing poetry while studying law and his first articles were published before 1914. He served in World War I, during which two of his brothers, Wilhelm and Erwin, died.

After an interruption of four years, 1914-1918, he practiced law in Konstanz and Köln until 1933. During this time, he published his poetry under the pseudonyms of J.P. Wangen or Jakob Badner so the writing would not affect his legal career. From 1922-1939 he was on the staff of the Central Verein Zeitung. In 1936 Picard's work Der Gezeichnete (The Marked One) was published, which described the lives of Jews in rural Germany.

Shortly before the outbreak of World War II, he escaped from Germany and travelled to the United States via Russia and Japan. He made his home in the U.S. for 18 years, and in 1958 returned to Europe, where he remained until his death. His writings and poems frequently reflect his great love of the place of his birth.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection documents the life and interests of Jacob Picard, and includes his own writing in the form of manuscripts and diaries, as well as clippings, a large amount of correspondence, personal documents, financial and legal papers, photographs, poetry, and a few artifacts.

There are sevaral prominent topics in this collection. These include Jacob Picard's biography of Civil War general Franz Sigel, Picard's interest in the works of poet Gertrud Kolmar, and Picard's own poetry. Biographical information concerning Jacob Picard is also located in various series of the collection, as is information on Picard's daughter Renate Picard and his divorce with Renate's mother, Frieda Picard-Gerson.

Material pertaining to the biography on Franz Sigel will be found in three series. Manuscripts of the work, in both German and English, will be found in Series I: Manuscripts. Newspaper clippings concenring the work are located in Subseries 4 of Series II: Clippings and Writings by Others. Extensive correspondence concerning the publication and translation of the work will be found in Series VI: Correspondence.

A second topic encountered frequently in this collection are the works of poet Gertrud Kolmar, also known as Gertrud Chodziesner. A play by Gertrud Kolmar entitled Cécile Renault: Schauspiel in vier Aufzügen, is located in Series III: Clippings and Writings by Others, as well as clippings about her and her literary works. In Series VI: Correspondence, there is correspondence concerning publication of Gertrud Kolmar's works as well as correspondence with Thea Chodziesner.

Biographical information about Jacob Picard will also be found in several series. Subseries 2 of Series I: Manuscripts contains Picard's autobiography. Subseries 4 of Series II: Clippings and Writings by Others contains newspapers articles about Jacob Picard. Some biographical information may be found in Series III: Diaries and Series V: Personal Documents. Finally, Subseries 1 of Series VI: Correspondence contains several clippings with biographical information on Jacob Picard.

Information on Jacob Picard's failed marriage with Frieda Picard-Gerson and his subsequent relationship with his daughter Renate will also be found in this collection. Correspondence with Renate is available in Subseries 3: Family of Series VI: Correspondence. Other material concerning this topic is also located in Series VII: Legal and Financial Papers, and includes legal documents pertaining to Jacob and Frieda Picard's divorce as well as the custody of their daughter Renate. In addition to court papers and witness depositions for the case, the couple's wedding rings are also placed in this series.

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The arrangement is based on that of an earlier typed finding aid, available at the LBI. This older finding aid contains a detailed listing of items in the collection for Series I-VI.

This collection is comprised of eight series:

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Collection is microfilmed - MF 487.

Readers may access the collection by visiting the Lillian Goldman Reading Room at the Center for Jewish History. We recommend reserving the collection in advance; please visit the LBI Online Catalog and click on the "Request" button.

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Access points

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Separated Material

Jacob Picard's memoirs are catalogued separately in the memoir collection (ME 501).

Addenda 3: Dissertation certificate (Heidelberg, 1914, 2 scrolls) is also located separately from the rest of the collection.

Photographs have been removed to the photograph collection. They include photos of Jacob Picard, family members, and others, as well as photographs from World War I.

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This collection has been microfilmed and is available on MF 487 reels 1-27.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Jacob Picard Collection; AR 6016; box number; folder number; Leo Baeck Institute.

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Other Finding Aid

An earlier 38-page typewritten inventory which lists each item in the collection is also available. Roman numerals and numbers of items in the container list refer to this previous inventory.

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

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Series I: Manuscripts, 1849-1961

This series is in German and English.

Roman numerals in the container list refer to the earlier typewritten inventory. Numbers of items refer to the earlier inventory available at the LBI which lists each manuscript.

Series I is comprised of two subseries: Subseries 1: Biography of Franz Sigel and Subseries 2: Other Manuscripts.

Scope and Content:

This series encompasses 131 manuscripts written by Picard. The manuscripts contain a biography of Franz Sigel, an 1848 revolutionary and Union general during the American Civil War, as well as an autobiography of Picard and literary topics.

Subseries 1: Biography of Franz Sigel,  undated, 1849-1895,, 1946-1961

Scope and Content:

This subseries is comprised of material used in Picard's biography of the Civil War Union General Franz Sigel. Jacob Picard's grandfather fought under Sigel when he was involved in the 1848 revolutions in Germany.

Material concerning Franz Sigel includes several drafts of the manuscript of his biography, as well as outlines of chapter details. Drafts are in both German and English. In addition, research material for the book is also included here. Research material consists of handwritten notes and newspaper clippings.

Information on the publishing of Franz Sigel's biography, as well as on difficulties in finding a translator, will be found among the correspondence in Series VI: Correspondence.

11Part I — Fragmentsundated
12English Draftsundated
13Part II — Germanundated
14Part III — Germanundated
15Part IV — German and Englishundated
16Inventories; AR 6016-6024
17Bibliographie zur Biographie von Franz Sigel Europa — German; Outline Franz Sigel Biography; Chapter-Outline: Franz Sigel Citizen and Soldier; General Franz Sigel Outline of Contents; A Few Words about the Biography of Franz Sigel (I.A; Nos. 2-8)undated
18Incomplete biography pp.1-329 — German (I.A; No. 9)undated
19Incomplete biography pp.330-end — German (I.A; No. 9)undated
110Incomplete biography pp. 1-329 — English (I.A; No. 10)undated
111Incomplete biography pp. 330-end — English (I.A; No. 10)undated
112The Martyrdom of General Porter; The Case of Fitz John Porter — German (I.A; Nos. 11-12)undated
113Note by the Translator; Draft of Biography — Part I: Europe (I.A; Nos. 13-14)ca. 1953
114Part I: Life in Germany — Outline, Draft (I.A; No. 13)undated
115Part II: America — Draft; pp. 199-428 (I.A; No. 14)undated
116Part III: America — Draft; pp. 429-end (I.A; No. 14)undated
21Research notes (I.A; No. 15)1946-1961
22Research Material — Clippings (I.A; No. 16)1849-1895; 1946-1961
23Research Notes — Notebooks (I.A; 17/a-c)ca. 1953
24Research Notes — Notebooks (I.A; 17/f-j)ca. 1950s
25Research Material — Notebooks (I.A; 17/k-o)1946-1952
26Research Material — Notebooks (I.A; 17/p-t)ca. 1950s
27Research Material — Notebooks (I.A; 17/u-z)1950-1955
28Zum 125. Geburtstage von Franz Sigel: Betrachtung eines Lebens; Bodenseebuch 1960: Die Konstanzer Proklamation von 1848, Sonderdruck (I.A; Nos. 18-19)ca. 1960

Subseries 2: Other Manuscripts,  undated, 1875-1962

Scope and Content:

Items included in this subseries include drafts of writings which do not pertain to Picard's biography of Franz Sigel. The first folder of this subseries includes several articles about the American Revolution as well as drafts of Picard's autobiography. Many of the writings found in other folders concern literary topics, including the writing of several authors. Several topics which are also addressed in the numerous manuscripts are the American Revolution, non-Nazi literature in Nazi Germany, and the issues of the return of Jews to Germany after World War II. Other topics addressed here include war and its effects, including an essay on the use of the atom bomb and considerations on its use in the future.

29I.B; Nos. 1-4after 1911
210I.B; Nos. 5-221912-1938
211I.B; Nos. 23-291875-1962
212I.B; Nos. 30-501939-1944
213I.B; Nos. 51-791936-1941
214I.B; Nos. 80-100after 1938
215I.B; Nos. 101-112undated
216I.B; Nos. 113-131ca. 1949
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Series II: Clippings and Writings by Others, undated, 1882-1964

This series is in German and English.

Roman numerals in the container list refer to the earlier typewritten inventory. Numbers refer to the earlier inventory available at the LBI which lists each clipping.

Series II is comprised of the following five subseries:

Scope and Content:

Clippings include articles about Picard's written works, articles by and about Gertrud Kolmar, and editorials. Many clippings focus on issues related Jewish life, religion, and literature, or on well-known Jewish personalities, and most of the clippings are from Jewish newspapers and newsletters.

Subseries 1: Clippings by Jacob Picard, 1908-1964

Scope and Content:

Subseries 1 holds clippings written by Jacob Picard, and published under his name. Most of these clipping focus on literary issues, including poetry.

31Clippings (II.A; Nos. 1-50)1908-1934
32Clippings (II.A; Nos. 51-105)1934-1949
33Clippings (II.A; Nos. 106-157)1951-1964

Subseries 2: Clippings Under Pseudonyms,  1920-1937

Scope and Content:

This subseries is comprised of newspaper articles written by Jacob Picard under his pseudonyms J.P. Wangen and Jakob Badner. Items found here include poetry, literary articles, and an article on Jews in Wangen.

34Clippings, Editorials (II.B; Nos. 1-25)1920-1937

Subseries 3: Literary Works by Others, undated, 1938-1950

Scope and Content:

Subseries 3 does not include clippings, but does hold writings by other authors. Significant among these writings are many poems by Marianne Rein as well as some poetry by Gerturd Kolmar. A play written by Gertrud Kolmar will also be found here.

35Poetry and Editorials (II.C; Nos. 1-16)1938-1950
36Cécile Renault: Schauspiel in vier Aufzuegen von Gertrud Kolmar — Original: FRAGILE - NOT FOR USE (II.C; No. 16)undated

Subseries 4: Clippings about Jacob Picard and his Literary Works,  1882-1964

Scope and Content:

Subseries 4 holds clippings concerning Jacob Picard and his literary works. Items mentioned in the clippings in this subseries include the Bodensee-Literatur award he received, biographical articles, and articles concerning his works Der Gezeichnete and Franz Sigel: Bürger und Soldat, Kämpfer für die Freiheit in zwei Welten. Other articles found here include reviews Jacob Picard wrote concerning other authors' works, announcements for his books, and articles on Jewish topics.

37Clippings (II.D; No.1)1882-1964
38Clippings, Articles (II.D; No.2)1936-1963

Subseries 5: Clippings about Gertrud Kolmar, 1956-1957

Scope and Content:

This subseries is comprised of newspaper clippings about Gertrud Kolmar and her works. It includes some biographical information on Gertrud Kolmar (also known as Gertrud Chodziesner), reviews of her works, and correspondence concerning the Berliner-Kritiker-Verband Literatur-Preis Gertrud Kolmar received in 1956. Subseries 5 also contains clippings of Gertrud Kolmar's poetry and a foreword written by Jacob Picard for the book Gertrud Kolmar: Das Lyrische Werk.

39Articles concerning Gertrud Kolmar (II.E; No.1)1956-1957
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Series III: Poems, undated, 1905-1961

This series is in German and English.

Roman numerals and numbers of items in the container list refer to the earlier typewritten inventory available at the LBI which lists each poem.

Scope and Content:

This series contains poetry collected by Picard as well as a few clippings regarding some of the poems. The poetry found here is mainly Picard's although there is a typed draft of some poetry by Stefan Andres in folder 12. Several of the poems here discuss war and its effects, including a copy of "Erschütterung," a poem by Picard relating to his experiences in World War I and the death of his brothers.

310Poems (III; No.1)1920
311Poems (III; No. 2)undated
312Poems (III; Nos. 3-4)1905-1950
313Poems — Clippings (III; No. 5)1909-1961
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Series IV: Diaries, 1903-1950

This series is in German, Yiddish, and English.

Roman numerals and numbers of items in the container list refer to the earlier typewritten inventory available at the LBI.

Scope and Content:

Diaries located in Series IV contain Jacob Picard's handwritten notes, poetry, and recollections.

314Diaries (IV; No. 1)1932-1950
315Diaries — Loose Pages (IV; Nos. 1-3)1905-ca. 1915
316Diaries (IV; Nos. 1-3)1903-ca. 1915
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Series V: Personal Documents, 1892-1963

This series is in German and English.

Roman numerals and numbers of items in the container list refer to the earlier typewritten inventory available at the LBI which lists each document.

Scope and Content:

Personal documents include Picard's personal papers, including identification papers, citizenship and naturalization documents, as well as vital documents and correspondence of Picard's parents.

317Personal Documents (V; Nos. 1-36)1892-1957
318Personal Documents (V; Nos. 37-38)1929-1963
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Series VI: Correspondence, 1861, , 1895-1967

This series is in German, English, Yiddish, Dutch and French.

Roman numerals and numbers of items in the container list refer to the earlier typewritten inventory available at the LBI which lists each correspondent.

This series is comprised of the following four subseries:

Correspondence in Subseries 4 is arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

Correspondence covered in this series includes letters exchanged with family members, including letters from the front in World War I, letters concerning a memorial to Gertrud Kolmar, as well as correspondence with professional associates, friends, and publishers.

Correspondence is with family members, individuals and institutions, among them: Karl Adler, Paul Amann, American Committee for Refugee Scholars, Writers and Artists, American Jewish Congress, Aufbau, Julius Bab, Bertha Badt-Strauss, Bernhard Brilling, Werner Cahnmann, Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany, Ludwig Feuchtwanger, Oskar Maria Graf, Max Grünewald, Ludwig Hardt, Hermann Hesse, Theodor Heuss, Otto Hirsch, Jewish Publication Society, Jüdischer Kulturbund, Kurt Kersten, Hans Kohn, Leo Baeck Institute, Paul Mayer, Caroline Norment, Kurt Pinthus, Joachim Prinz, Reichsvereinigung der Juden in Deutschland, Franz Rosenzweig, Nelly Sachs, Selfhelp for German Refugees, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Nathan Stein, Stuttgarter Zeitung, Selma Stern-Täubler, Karl Vietor, Alfred Wiener, and Stefan Zweig.

Subseries 1: Birthday Greetings, 1953-1964

Scope and Content:

Subseries 1 consists of cards and letters sent to Jacob Picard on his seventieth, seventy-fifth and eightieth birthdays. Much of this correspondence is congratulatory, although some letters included here simply mention his birthday among other topics. This subseries also holds many newspaper clippings with biographical information on Picard published to mark his birthdays.

41Correspondence and Clippings (VI; Nos. 1-3)1953-1964

Subseries 2: World War I, 1914-1918

Scope and Content:

Correspondence found in Subseries 2 consists of letters exchanged between Jacob Picard and his family members and close associates during World War I. It includes letters with his mother, siblings, relatives, and friends. Noteworthy among this correspondence are the letters with his brother Wilhelm, who was killed on July 1, 1916 and his brother Erwin who fell on July 31, 1917.

42Correspondence (VI; Nos. 4-4b)1914-1918

Subseries 3: Family,  1895-1967

Scope and Content:

Family correspondence includes correspondence between Jacob Picard and his family members as well as with his daughter, born Renate Picard, later known as Renee van Dÿk. Renate lived in England during World War II and eventually moved back to Holland where whe grew up and married Dirk van Dÿk, a Dutchman. There is also correspondence with Jacob Picard and his siblings, including his brother Hermann, who was a U.S. citizen while Jacob Picard was attempting to come to the United States, and supported his emigration.

43Simon Picard (Bickard) (father) to father-in-law and family; Grandparents; Aunts; Uncles (VI; Nos. 5-7)1895-1913
44With mother Eugenie — Part I (VI; No. 8)1903 - 1939
45With mother Eugenie — Part II (VI; No. 8)1925 - 1938
46With mother Eugenie — Part III (VI; No. 8)1929 - 1939
47With mother Eugenie — Part IIIb — Birthday (VI; No. 8)1911 - 1935
48With daughter Renate Picard (later Renee van Dÿk) (VI; No. 9)1930 - 1958
49With brother Ernst Picard, his wife Emma and son Claude (VI; No. 10a)1930 - 1959
410With brother Hermann Picard and his wife Marge (VI; No. 10b)1940 - 1957
411With sister Lotte Herbst-Bing and her daughter Elsbeth (VI; No. 10c)1916 - 1967
412With sister Liesel Liebmann, husband Otto and son Erwin (VI; No. 10d)1939 - 1958
413With siblings and close relatives (VI; No. 10e)1919 - 1955

Subseries 4: General, 1861,, 1900-1965



Scope and Content:

A considerable amount of correspondence contained in the General correspondence concerns Picard's attempts to publish his works, including Der Gezeichnete (The Marked One). There is extensive correspondence with the Jewish Publication Society concerning the publishing of this book. Another work whose publication is discussed among these letters is the autobiography Picard wrote of Franz Sigel, a Civil War general, as well as some correspondence with Elise Barry, who was a descendant of Franz Sigel. There was some controversy surrounding the translation of the work, much of which will be found with the correspondence with Theo Knauth. Other correspondence concerning this matter will be found with letters Picard exchanged with authors' representatives Franz J. Horch and Kurt Hellmer, as well as with the Chicago University Press, who was interested in publishing the work.

Another topic encountered among the correspondence found here concerns Picard's attempts to bring his brother Ernst and his family to the United States. The visa application was rejected by the U.S. State Department in spite of the fact that their brother Hermann had been a U.S. citizen for many years, and Jacob Picard wrote to several relief agencies pleading for their assistance in the matter.

Correspondence included here also contains letters with some of Jacob Picard's close acquaintances and friends. Extensive correspondence of a friendly nature will be found between Picard and Dorothee and Stefan Andres, Anne Gallagher, Elise and Wilhelm Haas, Caroline Normant, Gustav and Lola Wolf, Ernst and Rose Waldinger, and Anna Yarnall.

In addition to correspondence of people who were close friends to Jacob Picard, this series also holds correspondence between Jacob Picard and Mala Laaser, to whom he was once engaged, and between Picard and his former wife, Frieda Picard-Gerson, the mother of his daughter Renate. Included among the correspondence with Frieda is a lock of her hair. Material pertaining to the divorce of the Picards will be found in Series VII: Legal and Financial Papers, and includes numerous depositions by witnesses on the state of their marriage. Although Jacob Picard and Mala Laaser broke off their engagement in 1939, they remained friends, and began corresponding with one another once more several years later. Laaser escaped to England, married an Englishman, Henry Moyes, and had a daughter, Joy. Her brother died fighting for England in Italy and the fate of her mother, who was not able to leave Germany, was never determined. Jacob Picard wrote Mala Laaser's obituary in 1953.

Another subject encountered in Jacob Picard's correspondence is the publication of the work of Gertrud Kolmar, also known as Gertrud Chodziesner. Much of the material on this topic will be found in box 7 folder 5. It should be noted that material pertaining to Gertrud Kolmar is located in various parts of the correspondence. Correspondence with Gertrud Chodziesner will be found here, as well as correspondence with Thea Chodziesner; these letters are located in box 5 folder 5. Postcards will be found in folder 14 of the same box. Material on Gertrud Kolmar, including articles about her and her work as well as corresondence with the Deutsche Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung about publishing her poetry will be found in box 7 folder 5.

In addition to material pertaining to Jacob Picard, box 6 also holds several folders of correspondence from James E. Pinker with Dion Clayton Calthrop concerning the publication of a book by Pinker. Included here are discussions of which books should be published, titles, and the film adaptations of books.

414Alexander Abusch; Julius Adler; Karl Adler; Hildegard Ahem; J. Aigner Buchhandlung; American Committee for Refugee Scholars (VI; No. 11.A)1937-1964
415Atlantic Monthly; Aufbau (VI; No. 11.A)1941-1954
51Dorothee and Stefan Andres (VI; No. 11.A)1941-1958
52Julius Bab; W.G. Becker (VI; No. 11.B)1941-1964
53Badisches Tageblatt; Bertha Badt-Strauss; Elise Barry; Max Barth; R? Batsek; David Baumgardt; Hans Bäuminger; Bayerischer Rundfunk; Claus Behnke; H.E. Bejach; Libby Benedict; Heinz Berggrün; Ludwig Berliner; Viktor Bermann; Ernst Bernheim; Jacob Bernheim; Franz Beyerle; Erich Bloch; Dr. Blumenthal; Ingrid and Lotte Borgers; Lilla Brandes; Rose Bremerman; B. Brilling; Otto Brues; Günther Bugge; Fridel Burge; Hugo Burger; Lucie Buschinski-Burger; Hermann Eris Busse (VI; No. 11.B)1930-1964
54Bertha Badt-Strauss; Leo Baeck; Leo Baeck Institute (VI; No. 11.B)1938-1964
55Werner Cahman; Rudolf Callman; Hans Carosse; Central Verein Zeitung; Chicago University Press; Fritz Chodzieser; Gertrud Chodziesner (Gertrud Kolmar); Thea Chodziesner; Commentary; Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany; Congregation Habonim; Congregational Christian Committee for War Refugees (VI; No. 11.C)1933-1957
56Dava; Deutscher Presseklub; Deutsche Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung; Deutsche Bank und Disconto-Gesellschaft; Deutsche Rundschau (VI; No. 11.D)1938-1965
57Dora Edlinger; Jakob Ehrlich; Alfred Einstein; Benno Elkan; Howard Elkinton; Israel Ellenbogen; Arthur Eltzbacher; Hans Eltzbacher; Émigré Service Bureau (VI; No. 11.E)1937-1957
58? Fechter; F. Feichenfeld; Phillipp Feldheim; Ludwig Feuchtwanger; Eva Fleischner; Frankfurter Allgemeine; Margaret Fried; Ernst Fürst; Leah and Carl Furtmueller; Else Freudiger (VI; No. 11.F)1935-1955
59Hans Gaidies; Anne Gallagher/ Casi; Edgar A. Gerson; Nahum N. Glatzer; Mr. ? Goldschmidt; Franz Golffling; Oskar Maria Graf; Karl Gruber; Max Grünewald; Paul Günther; Joachim Günther; Hugo and Siegfried Guggenheim; Felix Gut (VI; No. 11.G)1931-1963
510Hermann Hesse; Theodor Heuss (VI; No. 11.H)1927-1957
511Elise and Wilhelm Haas; R.G. Häbler; Dr. Rabbiner ? Hahn; Hartlaub, Grno; Arthur Heidenheim; Kurt Hellmer; Israel Otto Hirsch; Rose Hirschfeld; Paul van den Hoff; John Haynes Holmes; Franz J. Horch; M. Horst; Paul Hühnerfeld; Peggy Hunter (VI; No. 11.H)1933-1964
512Internationaal Literatur Bureau (VI; No. 11.I)1960-1963
513Eva Jacob; Moritz Jacob; Norbert Jacques; Walter Janka; Walter Jens; Jewish Community of Kobe; Jewish Digest; Jewish Publication Society; Jewish Theological Seminary; Richard Jung (VI; No. 11.J)1928-1958
514Mascha Kaleko; Ossip Kalenter; Heinrich Kaminski; A. Katzenstein; Barbara Klie; Otto Klonz; H.A. Kluthe; Theo Knauth; Hans Kohn; Gertrud Kolmar; Julien Krähling; Jul Kraemer; Friedrich Kraus; Mr. Kriendler; Hans Kühner; Künstlerhilfe; Otto Kuthner (VI; No. 11.K)1921-1964
515Mala Laaser/Moyes; Hans Lamm; Hans Larosse; Thilde Laubert; Ludwig Lewissohn; Emmi Levy; Hermann Lewy; Erich Liechtenstein; Mr. Lieser; Chrarlotte Linton; E.G. Loewenthal; Ida Lublinski; Gertrud Luckner (VI; No. 11.L)1937-1964
516Dr. Mannheim; Mr. Markus; Ludolf Marx; Paul Mayer; Mr. Meidner; Siegfried Melchinger; Menorah Journal; Mr. Merten; Ernst Meyer; Otto Meyerhoff; Mittag; Dr. S. Moos; Herminia zur Mühlen; Margaret Mühsam; Erich Musewald (VI; No. 11.M)1930-1960
517Agnes Nadirbeck; Gustav Nathan; Hans Nathan; National Council of Jewish Women; National Refugee Service; H.J. Netzer; Neue Zuricher Zeitung; Mr. Neumetzger; Allen Nevins; Caroline Normant; Ernst Erich Noth; Max Nussbaum (VI; No. 11.N)1937-1963
61D.O.?; Karl Obermann; Ludwig Oberndorf; Otto Oldenburg; L. Oppenheimer; Heinz Orth (VI; No. 11.O)1941-1957
62P.E.N. Zentrum Deutschsprachiger Autoren in Ausland (VI; No. 11.P)1959-1964
63Karl O. Paetel; Richard and Connie Peters; Theodore Pfister; Philo Gmbh; Kurt Phintus; Frieda Picard-Gerson; Emmy Pinner; Heinz Piontek; Joachim Prinz; Henry Pross (VI; No. 11.P)1922-1964
64Pinker I (VI; No. 11)1906-1934
65Pinker II (VI; No. 11)1912-1934
66Pinker IIIa (VI; No. 11)1906-1934
67Pinker IIIb (VI; No. 11)1901-1924
68Pinker IV (VI; No. 11)1907-1934
69Pinker V (VI; No. 11)1900-1934
610Pinker VI (VI; No. 11)1908-1943
611Mr. Quenzer (VI; No. 11.Q)1952-1958
612Marianne Rein; Karin Renzel (VI; No. 11.R)1929-1941
613Paul Raabe; Franz Rapp; Menny Rapp; Hans Reetz; Eduard Reinacher; RIAS Berlin; Hans Riepl; Max Rieser; Wolfgang Ritter; Alfred Rosenstiel; Ralph Lord Roy (VI; No. 11.R)1929-1964
614Erich Sachs; Nelly Sachs; Max Salinger-Stiftung; Salvat Editores, S.A.; Erich Schaefer; Wilhelm Schaefer; Werner Schendell; Paul Schleich; Hugo Schleicher; Fritz Schmidt; August Scholtis; Elfriede Schork; Hans Schroeter; Sigmund Schwarz; Fritz Schwarzschild; Steven S. Schwarzschild; Wolfgang Schwerbrock; Selfhelp of Émigrés (VI; No. 11.S)1921-1964
615Stuttgarter Zeitung (VI; No. 11.S)1959-1964
616Schweizerische Volksbank (VI; No. 11.S)1928-1933, 1957
71Selma Täubler; Wilbur K. Thomas; Rebecca J. Timbres; Hans Tramer; Dr. Treue; Turnverein (VI; No. 11.T)1861, 1942-1961
72U.S. International Information Administration; University of Maryland (VI; No. 11.U)1946-1952
73Velhagen and Klasings Monatsheften; Karl Vietor; Klara Vogel (VI; No. 11. V)1933-1957
718Ernst Warschauer; Werner Weber; Gustav Weil; Moritz Weinberg; Fred S. Weissman; Trude Weiss-Rosmarin; Curt Weller Verlag; Astrid Wennerberg; Martha Wertheimer; David and Lucie Weyl; Eva Wiegelmesser; Alfred Wiener; O. Wöhrle; Elsie and Kate Wolcott; Arnold Wolfers; Frieda D. Wolff; A.J. Worina (VI; No. 11.W)1913-1954
74Gustav and Lola Wolf (VI; No. 11.W)1942-1947
75Gertrud Kolmar (VI; No. 11)1945-1956
76Miscellaneous and Unidentified (VI; No. 11)1942-1957
77Ernst and Rose Waldinger (VI; No. 11.W)1943-1958
78Anna B. Yarnall (VI; No. 11.Y)1942
79Julius Zellermayer (VI; No. 11.Z)1938
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Series VII: Legal and Financial Papers, Artifacts, and Correspondence, 1914-1976,, 1991

This series is in German.
Scope and Content:

The papers in this series are comprised mostly of papers dealing with financial and legal issues. The financial papers are composed mostly of correspondence with banks and financial institutions, the legal papers include papers concerning Picard's divorce and his suit against the Schweizerische Volksbank.

Documents pertaining to the Picard vs. Picard divorce case describe the reasons for the divorce of Jacob and Frieda. In addition, the divorce proceedings elaborate the division of property and the custody of their daughter, Renate, who was given to Frieda Picard-Gerson with visitation rights for Jacob Picard. Landgericht documents focus on charges brought by Jacob Picard, who accused his former wife of taking Renate outside of the country and of not allowing him to see his daughter.

710Financial Correspondence1927-1929
711Financial Correspondence — to Frau Dr. Picard-Gerson1927-1963
712Legal Papers — Picard vs. Picard1926-1929
713Legal Papers — Picard vs. Picard1927-1931
714Legal Papers — Picard vs. Picard1927-1932
715Financial Correspondence — Bankhaus Tillmann1925-1932
716Correspondence Concerning Mother1926-1936
717Artifacts — Purse, Dogtags, Wedding Rings, Medal, Coinca.1914-1938
719Correspondence — Landgericht1929-1934
720Correspondence — Landgericht1925-1932
721Correspondence — Landgericht1929-1935
723Manuscripts, Clippings1948-1976
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Series VIII: Addenda, 1915-1992

This series is in German.
Scope and Content:

Addenda contains materials added to the collection at a later date. It includes a scrapbook created by Jacob Picard, mainly of loose pages interleafed between the pages of the scrapbook. Interleaved pages include typed poetry and handwritten correspondence to Jacob Picard. Folder 27 includes items such as a military driver's license, a paper listing his work "Der Ruf" as being used as part of the curriculum at a Jewish school in Berlin, and a list of addenda items (Nachlass) left by Picard in Konstanz.

725Correspondence, Publications1935, 1990
726Scrapbook with Inserts, Brochure1940-1952, 1992
727Unidentified Documents concerning Location1915-1968
Photographs have been removed to the photograph collection. They include photos of Jacob Picard, family members, and others, as well as photographs from World War I.
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