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Karel Steinbach Papers, 1906-1990

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: BA# Gen MS
Bib ID 6568287 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Steinbach, Karel, 1894-1990
Title Karel Steinbach Papers, 1906-1990
Physical Description .5 linear feet (1 box)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

Material is arranged into 7 series.

Description

Summary

Collection consists of correspondence, writings, clippings, music scores, personal documents, printed material, photographs and one audiotape.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

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 on-site.

Collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to quote or publish must be obtained in writing from Professor Richard Wortman, Chair of the Bakhmeteff Committee.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Name of Collection; Box and Folder; Bakhmeteff Archive, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Ownership and Custodial History

Donated by Frank C. Steiner, nephew of Karel Steinbach.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

1999.2000.M052: Source of acquisition--Frank C. Steiner. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--09/12/1990.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers processed Tanya Chebotarev 11/05/2003.

Finding aid written Tanya Chebotarev 11/05/2003.

Revision Description

2013-10-10 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

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"
Čapek, Karel, 1890-1938 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Masaryk, Jan, 1886-1948 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Physicians -- Czechoslovakia Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Steinbach, Karel, 1894-1990 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Doctor Karel Steinbach was born on June 8,1894 in a small Czech village of Trebsko. He graduated from the famous Imperial and Royal Czech Secondary School in Prague. In 1913, he entered the Charles University but had to interrupt his studies. In 1915, he was drafted and went to the army in 1916. He finally became a doctor in 1920 when the war was over. While living in Prague, Doctor Steinbach became a friend of Jan Masaryk and Karel Capek, a famous Czech writer. All his life he belonged to Karel Capek's legendary circle and left a truthful testimony on Capek's last days. He first immigrated to the United States in 1939 and came back to Prague as an American doctor after the World War II. When he returned to New York for the second time, he was an American citizen and for a great number of years he was in charge of women recruits for the American Army. He died in New York on December 31, 1990.

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Series I: Cataloged Correspondence



Box 3A Folder 1 Masaryk, Jan to Capek, Karel, 1926 June 28, 1926


Box 3A Folder 2 Masaryk, Jan to his mother, undated

(copy)


Box 3A Folder 3 Masaryk, Jan to his mother, 1906 November 16, 1906

(copy)


Box 3A Folder 4 Masaryk, Jan to his mother, 1907 January 20, 1907

(copy)


Box 3A Folder 5 Masaryk, Jan to his mother, 1940 December 23, 1940

(copy)

Series II: Cataloged Manuscripts


Box 3A Folder 6 Steinbech, Karel--Witness to a Century, 1990


Box 3A Folder 7 Steiner, Helen--Raw Carrots for Breakfast, 1998


Box 3A Folder 8 Steiner, Frank--Tale of Two Contents, 1998

Series III: Clippings


Box 3A Folder 9 Clippings, 1983-1990

Series IV: Personal Documents


Box 3A Folder 10 Steinbach, Karel, 1944 1946 1947, 1944, 1946, 1947

Series V: Photographs


Box 3A Folder 11 Masaryk's, Tomas G.--Funeral, 1937


Box 3A Folder 12 Steinbach, Karel, 1916-1978


Box 3A Folder 13 Schleinpflugova, Olga, undated (40 photographs), undated

Series VI: Musical Scores


Box 3A Folder 14 Steinbach, Karel, 1984

Series VII: Printed Matter


Box 3A Folder 15 Edwards, Paul J.--Reminiscences of a Native of Prague


Box 3A Folder 15 Steinbach, Karel--Svedek temer stolety, 1988


Box 3A Folder 16 Steinbach, Karel--Vzpominkove odpoledne

(audiotape)