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At a Glance
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 email@example.com 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.
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
Collection-level record describing unprocessed material made public in summer 2018 as part of the Hidden Collections initiative.
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.