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Fritz Stern papers, 1879-2011

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1203
Bib ID 5477081 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Stern, Fritz, 1926-2016
Title Fritz Stern papers, 1879-2011
Physical Description 70 linear feet (37 record storage cartons, 23 manuscript boxes, 1 large record storage carton, 11 Home Depot boxes, 1 plastic bin, 5 boxes off-site, and 4 folders in the general manuscript collection)
Language(s) English .
Access

Material is unprocessed. Please contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information. Batches 1 through 5 [5 linear ft.] are unprocessed, but refoldered and rehoused. Assessed September 2018, collection can be made available without further intervention. Assessment performed 9/12-9/14/2018 by Christopher M. Laico as part of Hidden Collections.

Eight boxes are 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.

Description

Summary

Restricted personal correspondence, personal correspondence, annotated carbon copy of book chapter, annotated copy of Rembrandt als Erzieher, and miscellaneous correspondence, 1880-1890s, from Munster, German ambassador to London. (0.46 linear foot).

Three letters from Albert Einstein to Rudolph Stern, 1940s.

One document box cantaining 4 folders of correspondence (one folders contains material relating to his parents).

Box of correspondence of his parents with his father's sister, Lotte.

Box of correspondence with students as well as C.A. and R.B. Ster files.

Correspondence re. ""Gold and Iron"".

Talk by Eric R. Kandel "In Celebration of the Stern Dynasty".

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

Material is unprocessed. Please contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information. Batches 1 through 5 [5 linear ft.] are unprocessed, but refoldered and rehoused. Assessed September 2018, collection can be made available without further intervention. Assessment performed 9/12-9/14/2018 by Christopher M. Laico as part of Hidden Collections.

Eight boxes are 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.

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); Fritz Stern Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Collection-level record describing unprocessed material made public in summer 2018 as part of the Hidden Collections initiative.

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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Genre/Form

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"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Personal papers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Germany -- History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Historians Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Moeller van den Bruck, Arthur, 1876-1925 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stern, Fritz, 1926-2016 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Prominant historian best known for two highly influential books: "The Politics of Cultural Despair" (1961), which traced the origins of Nazi antisemitism through a study of three far-right authors in late 19th-century Germany, and "Gold and Iron: Bismarck, Bleichröder and the Building of the German Empire" (1977), which traced the relationship between the founder of imperial Germany and his banker.