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Fred Berl papers, 1913-1981, bulk 1944-1981

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0107
Bib ID 4078350 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Berl, Fred
Title Fred Berl papers, 1913-1981, bulk 1944-1981
Physical Description 6 linear feet (14 boxes)
Language(s) English , German .
Access

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Arrangement

Arrangement

Arranged in two series.

Description

Summary

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.

  • Series I

  • Series II, 1944-1981

    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.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Fred Berl papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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

Processing Information

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.

Revision Description

2021-07-08 EAD document created by CCR.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Child welfare -- Maryland -- Baltimore Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Jews -- Charities Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Social service Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Social work education Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Social workers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

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.