Guide to the Papers of Edouard Roditi
(1910-1992) 1931-1989

AR 7058

Processed by Yakov Sklar and Nicolas Döring

Leo Baeck Institute

Center for Jewish History

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New York, N.Y. 10011

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Roditi, Edouard
Title: Edouard Roditi Collection
Dates:1931-1989
Abstract: The collection documents professional activities of Edouard Roditi as a art historian and critic and consist of manuscripts, notes, research files, and a wealth of art catalogues, press release, photographs, and exhibit invitations.
Languages: The collection is in English, French, and German, with some Hebrew, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Quantity: 4 linear feet
Identification: AR 7058
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute
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Biographical Note

Edouard Roditi was born in France into American family. He was educated in England, France, Germany, and the United States.

During WWII and shortly after he worked for a number of United States agencies. He was an author as well as a well established art critic and a translator.

Edouard Roditi died on May 10, 1992, at the age of 81.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection documents professional activities of Edouard Roditi as a art historian and critic and consist of manuscripts, notes, research files, and a wealth of art catalogues, press release, photographs, and exhibit invitations.

There are manuscripts by Roditi as well as by other authors on such topics as Jewish artists in France, Sephardic Jews, and other.

Correspondence collected here includes Roditi’s professional correspondence with individuals as well as organizations.

However, the bulk of the collection consists of art catalogues, press release, photographs, and exhibit invitations dealing with Jewish artist in France. These materials have not been microfilmed and are available in the original form.

There are no personal materials that shed light on Eduard Roditi’s life, nor any materials pertaining to his work as an interpreter for the Nuremberg trial, or San Francisco Conference, during which the United Nations Organization was established.

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Arrangement

Alphabetical

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Access and Use

Access Information

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`

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:
Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

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Access Points

Click on a subject to search that term in the Center's catalog. Return to the Top of Page

Related Materials

UCLA Library:

Roditi, Edouard. Papers, 1910-1992

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Separated Material

Photographs have been removed to the LBI Photo Archive

Medals and metal stamps have been removed to the LBI Art Library

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Microfilm

Series IV: Printed materials, 1920-1989 is not microfilmed.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Edouard Roditi Collection; AR 7058; box number; folder number; Leo Baeck Institute.

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Container List

 

Series I: Biographical Materials on Artists, 1950s-1986

This series is in French and English with some German.
20 folders
Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Scope and Content:

Series I includes biographical materials on Jewish artists collected by Edouard Roditi and consists of clippings, notes, and press releases. It also includes an address list of the Jewish painters in Paris.

BoxFolderTitleDate
11Aundated, 1955-1957
12Bundated, 1951-1958
13Cundated, 1952-1958. 1986
14Dundated
15Eundated
16Fundated, 1955
17G
18Hundated, 1955-1957
19I-Jundated
110Kundated, 1952-1972
111Lundated, 1955-1956
112Mundated, 1955-1957
113Nundated, 1955-1957
114O-Pundated, 1958
115Q-R1950s
116S1950s-1980
117Tundated
118U-W1950s
119X-Z1950s
120Jewish painters in Parisundated
  

address list

 
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Series II: Manuscripts, 1930-1981

This series is in English with some German and French.
16 folders
Arrangement:

[Alphabetical

Scope and Content:

Series II includes manuscripts, notes, and published materials by Edouard Roditi and by other authors. Materials in this section cover such topics as Jewish artists in France, Sephardic Jews, and Israeli art in Paris.

BoxFolderTitleDate
121Age of Impressionismundated
  

Namenyi, Ernö

 
122Ein deutscher Maler in Paris1930
  

Freundlich, Otto

 
123Israeli Art in Parisundated
  

author unknown

 
124Jewish Paintingundated
  

author unknown

 
125Les Israélites Méditerranéens Parmi les Peintres de L'école de Parisundated
  

author unknown

 
126Medalists Jacques, Leopold, and Charles Wienerundated
  

Roditi, Edouard

 
127Notes on Sempronio's Abuse of Galixto...undated
  

Shephard, Sanford

 
128[Pages From the Lost Lexicon]undated
  

author unknown

 
129French Jewry in Perspective1981
  

[Goldstein, Bernard]

 
130Prostitutes and Picaros in Inquisitional Spainundated
  

Shephard, Sanford

 
131School of Parisundated
  

George, Waldemar

 
132Sephardic Jews1970s
133Untitledundated
  

Roditi, Edouard

 
134Untitled[Roditi, Edouard]
  

Roditi, Edouard

 
135Untitledundated
  

author unknown

 
136Published materials1950-1972
  

Roditi, Edouard

 
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Series III: Correspondence, 1968-1989

This series is in French with some English.
5 folders
Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Scope and Content:

This section includes professional as well as personal correspondence of Edouard Roditi.

BoxFolderTitleDate
137Leo Baeck Institute1971
138Generalundated, 1980-1982
139General1968-1969
140General1972-1979
141General1984-1989
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Series IV: Printed Materials, 1920-1989

This series is in French, English, German, Spanish, and Hebrew.
3.25 linear feet
Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Scope and Content:

This section includes art catalogue, exhibit invitations, photographs, and press release pertaining to Jewish artists in France.

BoxFolderTitleDate
142A1920-1980s
143B1930-1980s
BoxFolderTitleDate
21C1961-1985
22D1960s-1980s
23E1970s-1980s
24F1953-1980s
25G1949-1980s
26H1922-1980s
27K1920-1980s
BoxFolderTitleDate
31L1932-1988
32M1960-1989
33N1969-1988
34O1969-1984
35P1960s-1980s
36R1959-1980s
37S1960-1980
BoxFolderTitleDate
41S1960s-1980
42T1960s-1980s
43V1959-1982
44W1952-1980s
45Z1950s-1987
46Unsorted
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