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Paul Oskar Kristeller papers, 1910-1989

Series II: Personal and Biographical Material, 1905-1997

This series includes personal, biographical, and genealogical material related to both Paul Oskar Kristeller and his wife Edith. There are copies of Kristeller's memoirs "Recollections of My Life" that he wrote and shared with friends and colleagues towards the end of his life, as well as his C.V., Bibliographies, and awards and honors that he received throughout his career. There are also numerous photographs included in this series-- both his family and travel photographs and photographs of Edith Kristeller's family. This series also includes documents related to both Paul and Edith's attempts to collect indemnity pensions from the German Government, their attempts to locate relatives missing after the holocaust, and family trees and genealogical material.

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Biographical Material

Box 77 Biographical Data, (2 Folders)

Box 77 Student Records, 1905-1926

Box 77 Birth, Marriage, and Naturalization Certificates

Box 77 Passports

Box 77 Legal Documents, (2 Folders)

(includes wills)

Box 77 Application Material for German Indemnity Pension, 1957-1975

(includes letters of support from scholars including Martin Heidegger)

Box 77 Library Cards

Box 77 Membership Cards

(For Professional Organizations and Societies)

Box 77 Autograph Book, 1919-1939

Box 77 Calendars, 1985-1996

Box 81 Diaries and Notebooks, 1920-1932


Box 77 "Recollections of My Life,", 1996, (4 Folders)

(contains manuscript, drafts, and letters of receipt from friends and colleagues)

Box 77 Autobiographical Note

Box 77 Short, Autobiographical Writings

Box 77 Notes on Kristeller's and Edith's Interest in Music and Literature

Oral Histories and Interviews

Box 77 Correspondence-- Paul Oskar Kristeller Oral History Project, 1981

Box 77 Interview with Marzio Mian in Il Giornale , 1993-1994

Box 77 Margaret King Interview, 1994-1995

Box 77 Mesotes Interview, 1991-1992

Box 77 Obituary Drafts and Instructions, 1997

Box 77 Curriculum Vitae, (2 Folders)

Box 77 Bibliographies and Lists of Lectures, 1938-1992, (4 Folders)

Awards and Honors

Box 77 General, (3 Folders)

Box 77 Talks and Letters Relating to Honors, 1969-1977, 1992, 1969-1977, 1992

Box 78 Tributes to Kristeller, (2 Folders)

Box 78 Festschrifts-- Supplementum and Florilegium Columbianum, 1987-1989

Box 78 "Why Kristeller" lecture -- Introduction to Italian Academy Lecture Series in his honot,

Box 78 Honorary Membership in Société International pour L'Étude de la Philosophie Médieval,, 1992

Box 78 John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, 1984-1992, (4 Folders)

Box 78 Kristeller Book Prize-- Renaissance Society of America, 1994

Box 78 90th Birthday Celebration/Butler Medal, 1995, (2 Folders)

Box 78 Who's Who in America, 1979-1992, (2 Folders)

Box 79 Plaques, Medals, and Other Award Realia

Box 80, 172 Honorary Degrees

Genealogical and Family Material

Box 78 General, (7 Folders)

Box 78 Survivors of the Shoah, 1995

(Correspondence and notes related to Kristeller's participation, and a VHS of the final program)

Box 78 Correspondence related to Juden in Kreuzberg and Kristeller Family History

Box 78 Names of Jewish Emigrés from Hamburg

Box 78 Peter Wolff Immigration Material, 1948-1950

Box 78 Family Trees

Box 82 Printed Material related to or belonging to Kristeller Family

Box 85 Photographs

Edith Kristeller Papers

Box 83 Personal

Box 83 Genealogical Material

Box 83 Research and Notes Related to Displaced Family Members

Box 83 Material Related to Emil Luthy

Box 83 German Federal Restitution Claims, 1948-1964, (2 Folders)

Box 83 Address Books

Box 83 Calendar, 1988

Box 83 Family Photographs, (3 Folders)


Box 83 General, (3 Folders)

Box 83 Curriculum Vitae

Box 83 Medical Notes and Research, 1946

Box 83 Retirement, 1974

Box 83 Presentation-- Council for Women in Medicine, 1986

Box 83 Lecture

Box 83 Publications, (2 Folders)

Box 84 Awards and Honors

Box 173 Awards and Honors

Box 174 Awards and Honors