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Jakob Rosenthal papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 1109

Collection Overview

Biographical material, writings, typescripts, photographs, and other assorted papers of Jakob Rosenthal, historian, educator, and writer. Materials primarily relate to Rosenthal's work as a journalist and writer and include biographical materials consisting of personal and professional history statements, curriculum vitaes, photocopied school records, biographical sketches, and notes. Also included are articles written for international and national newspapers; various typescripts for newspaper articles, radio broadcasts, television appearances, and lectures; a copy of his book, With Flowers From Israel: An Intimate History of Zionism; assorted photographs; publications collected by Rosenthal; correspondence; research and teaching materials; clippings; and audiovisual materials.

Dates

  • 1928-1995

Creator

Language of Material

Materials in English, German, and Hebrew

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

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Biographical Note

Jakob Rosenthal, historian, educator, and writer, was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1907. After Hitler's annexation of Austria in March 1938 Rosenthal escaped to Palestine and for the next ten years worked on the editorial staff of The Palestine Post, the only English language daily in that country. In 1948 he immigrated to the United States, serving as the educational director and principal for many Conservative congregations including, from 1957 to 1960, Synagogue Emanu-El and its Hebrew school in Charleston, South Carolina. Rosenthal wrote extensively on contemporary Jewish history, literature, and life, as well as Zionism, its history, and the State of Israel, for numerous European, Middle Eastern, and American daily newspapers.

Extent

1.0 linear feet (2 document boxes, 6 reel to reel tapes, 1 videocassette)

Abstract

Biographical material, writings, typescripts, photographs, and other assorted papers of Jakob Rosenthal, historian, educator, and writer. As a journalist Rosenthal wrote extensively on contemporary Jewish history, literature, and life, as well as Zionism, its history, and the State of Israel, for various European, Middle Eastern, and American daily newspapers.

Collection Arrangement

Materials are described at the folder level.

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated in 2010 by Leah F. Chase.

Processing Information

Processed by Joshua Minor, September 2012.

Creator

Source

Title
Inventory of the Jakob Rosenthal Papers, 1928-1995
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by: Joshua Minor; machine-readable finding aid created by: Joshua Minor
Date
2012
Description rules
Dacs
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Sponsor
Funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the processing of this collection and encoding of the finding aid.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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