Guide to the Selke-Eissler Family Collection, 1906-1999

AR 10926 / MF 875

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Creator:Selke-Eissler Family
Title:Selke-Eissler Family Collection
Dates:1906-1999
Abstract:Material from the estate of Ruth and Kurt Eissler consisting of documents pertaining to the Eissler and Selke families. Material on Jenny Selke née Lewin including correspondence of Jenny and Ludwig Selke 1914-ca. 1933, Selke family correspondence 1930s-1940s, documents pertaining to emigration, vital documents and passports. Manuscripts and poetry by Ruth Selke Eissler and correspondence.
Languages:This collection is in German, English, and Russian.
Quantity:1.5 linear feet
Identification:AR 10926 / MF 875
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute Archives
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Biographical Note

Ruth Eissler née Selke was born Febuary 21, 1906 in Odessa. She had four siblings, Eugen, Rudya, Eva, and Angela. She graduated from the medical school of the University of Freiburg, Germany in 1930, completed her residency in Heidelberg, and after receiving her degree of Doctor of Medicine, practiced in the Psychiatric Department of the Buerger Hospital in Stuttgart. Emigrating to Vienna in December 1933, she studied and practiced psychoanalysis there until emigrating to United States in 1938. She worked in Chicago until 1948 when she moved to New York City. She died in 1988.

Kurt Robert Eissler, Ruth's husband, born 1909, was a pyschoanalyst and founder and director of the Sigmund Freud Archives. He died 1999 in New York City.

Jenny Selke née Lewin was born May 17, 1877 in Warsaw. She married Ludwig Selke, a banker, born on November 9, 1874. He died in Tallinnas August 29, 1933.

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Scope and Content Note

Material from the estate of Ruth and Kurt Eissler consisting of documents pertaining to the Eissler and Selke families. Material on Jenny Selke née Lewin including correspondence of Jenny and Ludwig Selke 1914-ca. 1933, Selke family correspondence 1930s-1940s, documents pertaining to emigration, vital documents and passports. Manuscripts and poetry by Ruth Selke Eissler and correspondence.

The following families are mentioned in this collection: Selke family; Eissler family; Selke, Eugen; Eissler, Ruth Selke; Selke, Jenny; Selke, Ruth

The following locations are mentioned in this collection: Hamburg; Reval; Tallinnas

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

Collection is microfilmed, please use MF 875.

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.

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

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

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Microfilm

Collection is available on 3 reels of microfilm (MF 875).

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Selke-Eissler Family Collection; AR 10926; box number; folder number; Leo Baeck Institute.

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Container List

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

 

Box 1, undated

BoxFolderTitleDate
10APhotograph of Ruth Silke Eisslerundated
10BPublished essays on Psychoanalysis by RSE1940s
11Ruth Selke Eissler Biographical and Vital Documents, Obituary for Kuth Eisslerundated
12RSE, Gezeiten (Book hard and paperback editions)undated
13RSE, Gezeiten (copies in in Memoriam)undated
14RSE, Gezeiten (Manuscript) with fragmentsundated
15RSE, Hans im Glueck (version with prologue) (Manuscript) pp 1-157undated
16RSE, Hans im Glueck (version with prologue) (Manuscript) pp 158-342undated
17RSE, Hans im Glueck (w/o prologue copy 1) (Manuscript) pp 1-157undated
18RSE, Hans im Glueck (w/o prologue copy 1) (Manuscript) pp 158-342undated
19RSE, Hans im Glueck (w/o prologue copy 2) (Manuscript) pp 1-157undated
110RSE, Hans im Glueck (w/o prologue copy 2) (Manuscript) pp 158-342undated
111RSE, "Die Haende" (Manuscript)undated
112RSE, "Gelbe Rosen" (Manuscript)undated
113RSE, "Die Hexe von Endor" (Manuscript)undated
114RSE, "Die Ueberraschung" (Manuscript)undated
115RSE, Manuscript fragmentsundated
116RSE, Manuscript fragmentsundated
117RSE, Manuscript fragmentsundated
118RSE, Manuscript fragmentsundated
119RSE, Manuscript fragmentsundated
120RSE, Manuscript fragmentsundated
121Jenny Selke, Naturalization Documentsundated
122JS and Ludwig Selke, Vital Documentsundated
123Clippings and flyersundated
124Photographsundated
125Untitled Play (anonymous)undated
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Box 2, undated, 1914-1942

BoxFolderTitleDate
21Correspondence: Jenny and Ludwig Selke1914-1918
22Correspondence: Jenny and Ludwig Selke1919-ca. 1933
23Correspondence: Jenny and Ludwig Selke1919-ca. 1933
24Correspondence: Jenny and Ludwig Selke1919-ca. 1933
25Ruth Selke Eissler Correspondenceundated
26Correspondence1938-1942
27Correspondence; Selke family (unaccessioned)undated
28Correspondence; Selke family (unaccessioned)undated
29Correspondence; Selke family (unaccessioned)undated
210Correspondence; Selke family (unaccessioned)undated
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