Guide to the Otto Meyerhof Collection, 1904-1963 

AR 1449

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Finding aid encoded in EAD 2002 by Chris Bentley on 2012-07-09. Finding aid written in English.
October 27, 2014  Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Creator:Meyerhof, Otto,
Title:Otto Meyerhof Collection
Dates:1904-1963
Abstract:The Otto Meyerhof Collection contains some of his writings – letters, poems and articles – either in form of transcripts or in various publications; there is one single, undated letter in the original. The collection also contains biographical writings about Otto Meyerhof.
Languages:This collection is in The collection is mainly in German, with some English and one article in French..
Quantity:0.25 linear feet
Identification:AR 1449
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute Archives
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Biographical Note

Otto Meyerhof was born in Hannover in 1884. He studied medicine in Berlin, Strassburg, Freiburg and Heidelberg, where he obtained his MD degree in 1909 with a thesis on psychology. Under the influence of Otto Warburg his interest turned to cellular physiology. He taught first at the University of Kiel and later in Berlin and Heidelberg. In 1922 he received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. He left Germany in 1938 and went to Paris, where he became Director of Research at the Institut de Biologie physico-chimique. In 1940, he immigrated to the US where the position of Research Professor of Physiological Chemistry had been created for him by the University of Pennsylvania and the Rockefeller Foundation.

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Scope and Content Note

The Otto Meyerhof Collection contains some of his writings – letters, poems and articles – either in form of transcripts or in various publications; there is one single, undated letter in the original. The collection also contains biographical writings about Otto Meyerhof.

Offprints of Meyerhof’s philosophical writings in folder 4 include the following titles: Zum Gedächtnis des Philosophen Leonard Nelson; Betrachtungen über die naturphilosophischen Grundlagen der Physiologie; Les méthodes employées par Goethe dans ses études scientifiques; Über Goethes Methode der Naturforschung.

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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.

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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Separated Material

A photograph has been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection. To see this photograph click here.

A print portrait of Otto Meyerhof by Bernhard Schultze has been removed to the LBI Art and Objects Collection.

Clippings about Bernhard Schultze have been removed to the LBI Clipping Collection.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Otto Meyerhof Collection; AR 1449; 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.

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Container list: Otto Meyerhof Collection

BoxFolderTitleDate
11“Verehrte Freundin, Sonntag, 9.Nov.”: original letter, typed plus handwriting, 2 pagesundated
12Transcripts of letters to Dr. [Leonard] NelsonOct. 1904 – June 1912
13Biographical articles and obituaries: offprints and clippingsundated; 1951-1963
14Meyerhof’s philosophical writings: offprints1928-1950
15Letters, poems and speeches: typed transcriptsundated; 1941-1951
16Poems for Marinka, Hedwig and others: typed transcriptsundated; circa 1930-1951
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