Guide to the Fritz Haber Collection, 1907-1960 

AR 182

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Finding aid encoded in EAD 2002 by Emily Andresini on 2013-03-12. Finding aid written in English.

Creator:Haber, Fritz,
Title:Fritz Haber Collection
Dates:1907-1960
Abstract:Original correspondence consists of one letter each to Peter Pringsheim (1912); Joseph Koeth (1928); and A. Sommerfeld; as well as six letters to Ernst Stern (1907-1908). A handwritten 1933 letter from Fritz Haber to Chaim Weizmann in Mannern, Switzerland (6 pages) is available as a photocopy only. Also included is a typescript by Hans Schaeffer on Jews in Breslau (photocopy), Die soziale, politische und religioese Stellung der juedischen Familien in Breslau um die Jahrhundertwende 1900. The typescript is part of a letter by Hans Schaeffer to Johannes Jaenicke, also in the collection.
Quantity:2 folders
Identification:AR 182
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute Archives
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Biographical Note

Born in Breslau (now Wroclaw, Poland) on December 9, 1868, Haber was a chemist, professor of chemistry at the Karlsruhe Technical Institute from 1903 to 1911, when he was appointed director of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institut fuer Physikalische Chemie. Haber received the Nobel Prize in 1919 for his work on the fixation of atmospheric nitrogen. He resigned his directorship in 1933 and died in Basel on January 29, 1934.

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Scope and Content Note

Original correspondence consists of one letter each to Peter Pringsheim (1912); Joseph Koeth (1928); and A. Sommerfeld; as well as six letters to Ernst Stern (1907-1908). A handwritten 1933 letter from Fritz Haber to Chaim Weizmann in Mannern, Switzerland (6 pages) is available as a photocopy only. Also included is a typescript by Hans Schaeffer on Jews in Breslau (photocopy), Die soziale, politische und religioese Stellung der juedischen Familien in Breslau um die Jahrhundertwende 1900. The typescript is part of a letter by Hans Schaeffer to Johannes Jaenicke, also in the collection.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

The 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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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Fritz Haber Collection; AR 182; box number; folder number; Leo Baeck Institute.

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Other Finding Aid

3-page inventory.

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Bibliography

Photographs removed to Photograph Collection

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

 

Box 1:

BoxFolderTitleDate
11Clippings, biographical material, family tree, correspondence, and photographs of Fritz Haber.
12Autographs
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