Guide to the Koppel S. Pinson Collection, 1932-1962 

AR 4310

Processed by Timothy Ryan Mendenhall

Leo Baeck Institute

Center for Jewish History

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Center for Jewish History, Publisher.
Finding aid encoded in EAD 2002 by Timothy Ryan Mendenhall on 2012-07-23. Finding aid written in English.
January 23, 2013 Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Creator:Pinson, Koppel S. (Koppel Shub), 1904-1961
Title:Koppel S. Pinson Collection
Dates:1932-1962
Abstract:This collection consists primarily of letters Pinson received from Hans Kohn, Emil Lederer, Thomas Mann, and Robert Weltsch, and several others.
Languages:This collection is in German, English, Hebrew and Yiddish.
Quantity:4 folders
Identification:AR 4310
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute Archives
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Biographical Note

Born in Postawy, Lithuania on February 11, 1904, Koppel Pinson came to the United States with his parents in 1907. He received his doctorate in history at Columbia University in 1934 and taught from 1934 to 1961 at various branches of the City University of New York. Pinson's academic specialty was German history, and he was active in assisting refugee scholars during the 1930s. He died in New York City in 1961.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection consists primarily of letters Pinson received from Hans Kohn, Emil Lederer, Thomas Mann, and Robert Weltsch, and several others.

The first folder contains several letters from Hans Kohn as well as a transcription of a letter from Martin Buber, a list of Pinson's publications, and a couple of other items. Additional correspondence from Hans Kohn is available in folder 4. The bulk of the collection consists of the correspondence in folders 2 and 4, most of it from notables in academia, culture and politics. Much of the correspondence deals with professional academic matters, but a number of the letters deal with Pinson's work personally and professionally to aid European Jewish refugees during the 1930s and 1940s.

Correspondents include: Martin Buber, Ludwig Feuchtwanger, Karl Jaspers, Hans Kohn, Emil Lederer, Thomas Mann, Werner Milch, G. (Gottfried) Salomon, Richard Samuel, P. Schuldenrein, Gerty Spies, Rudolf Treuenfels, Robert Weltsch, Ernst Karl Winter, and Franz Wolf.

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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 portrait photograph of the philologist Richard Samuel has been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Koppel S. Pinson Collection; AR 4310; box number; folder number; Leo Baeck Institute.

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Other Finding Aid

The original inventory is available in folder 1.

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Note

Series I section a, correspondence with Hans Kohn, has not been digitized since it is the property of the New York Public Library.

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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.

 

Container list:

BoxFolderTitleDate
11Correspondence from Hans Kohn, varia1935-1954
12Correspondence1932-1959
13Varia1933-1962
14Additional correspondence1933-1962
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