Guide to the Alfred Philippson Collection, 1872-1953

AR 3245 / MF 461

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Finding aid was encoded in EAD 2002 by Chris Bentley on July 1, 2010. Description is in English.
January 05, 2012  Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Creator:Philippson, Alfred
Title:Alfred Philippson Collection
Dates:1872-1953
Abstract:The collection contains numerous personal papers, manuscripts and correspondence with explorers and geographers. The personal papers follow Philippson’s career as professor in Bonn and in Halle.
Languages:This collection is in German, French and English.
Quantity:0.5 linear feet
Identification:AR 3245 / MF 461
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute Archives
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Biographical Note

Born in Bonn on January 1, 1864, Alfred Philippson received his doctorate in geography at Leipzig in 1886, his habilitation in Bonn in 1891 and taught at the Universities of Halle, Bern, and Bonn. He was deported to Theresienstadt in 1942, returned to Bonn in 1945, and died there on March 28, 1956.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection contains numerous personal papers, manuscripts and correspondence with explorers and geographers. The personal papers follow Philippson’s career as professor in Bonn and in Halle.

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Arrangement

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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; use MF 461.

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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Separated Material

Photographs have been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection.

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Microfilm

Collection is available on 1 reel of microfilm (MF 461).

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Alfred Philippson Collection; AR 3245; box number; folder number; Leo Baeck Institute.

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Other Finding Aid

12-page inventory.

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Bibliography

Memoir microfilm reel # 127, 128

See also Ludwig Philippson Family Collection (AR 2679)

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Container List

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

Follow the links to access the digitized materials.

Folder 1: Identification and military service papers, clippings, diaries, memoirs, academic papers, curricula vitae; 1877-1942
Folder 2: Material pertaining to Philippson and his wife, Dora Philippson, from their imprisonment in Theresienstadt, including correspondence, identity cards, ghetto scrip, and lectures; 1942-1945
Folder 3: Clippings, academic papers, honorary medals and awards; 1945-1953
Folder 4: Handwritten notes and short manuscripts
Folder 5: Correspondence with individuals, including Leo Baeck, Sven Hedin, Wilhelm Levison, and Ferdinand von Richthofen; 1900-1953
Folder 6: Materials pertaining to Dora Philippson, mainly from her imprisonment in Theresienstadt; 1941-1945
Folder 7: Inventory list of the Alfred Philippson Collection at the Geographisches Institut der Universitaet Bonn