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Series II, 1944-1981
At a Glance
Arranged in two series.
Correspondence, manuscripts, biographical and printed materials. The first series contains a small amount of personal and professional correspondence from the 1940s to 1970s, manuscripts of poetry and of theses and research papers from Berl's graduate studies at Leipzig and Columbia, biographical materials including photographs, reminiscences by and about Berl, and a few documents from his early years in Germany. The second and larger series includes papers which were posthumously arranged for publication by Susan Leibtag. The bulk of these writings are on topics related to psychology and social welfare, with a small number on philosophy and on Jewish identity as it relates to social work.
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Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
This collection has no restrictions.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Fred Berl papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of Mrs Della Berl, 1985 & 1989.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Papers: Source of acquisition--Berl, Della (Mrs. Fred). Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1985.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers Processed LR 12/--/1985.
The original printed finding aid was converted into an EAD document in July 2021. There is a Subject Index and a Personal Name Index for the papers in Series II in the printed finding aid that were not included in the EAD document. The indexes are available here as a pdf.
2021-07-08 EAD document created by CCR.
History / Biographical Note
Fred Berl, 1903-1981 (Columbia A.M., 1941), director of professional services at the Baltimore Jewish Family and Children's Services until 1974 taught courses in social work at the University of Pennsylvania, Catholic University, and the University of Maryland.