Guide to the Lilian Singer Collection
early 1900s-2008

AR 25363

Processed by Yakov Illich Sklar

Leo Baeck Institute

Center for Jewish History

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Electronic finding aid was encoded in EAD 2002 by Yakov Illich Sklar in 2012. Description is in English.
November 25, 2013  Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Descriptive Summary

Creator:Barbasch, Irene
Title: Lilian Singer Collection
Dates:early 1900s-2008
Abstract: The Lilian Singer Collection includes materials pertaining to the personal life and professional activities of Lilian Singer and some members of her family. The bulk of the collection consists of photographs; other materials include personal, educational, immigration, and professional documents, correspondence, and sketches.
Languages: The collection is in English and German with some Czech.
Quantity: 1.5 linear feet.
Identification: AR 25363
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute
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Biographical Note

Dr. Lilian P. Singer was born on Feb. 17,1898 in Brno (today Czech Republic) and died on June 8, 1977 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Scope and Content Note

The Lilian Singer Collection includes materials pertaining to the personal life and professional activities of Lilian Singer and some members of her family. The bulk of the collection consists of photographs; other materials include personal, educational, immigration, and professional documents, correspondence, and sketches.

Personal materials include correspondence, documents, and materials pertaining to her death, History of Anne Kelemen, written by her niece, Anne Kelemen, and Harry and Ruth Marcus’ description of their trip to Israel.

Materials pertaining to Lilian Singer’s occupation as a physician include diplomas, certificates, recommendation letters and letters of appointment, and materials documenting her job search.

The largest portion of the collection consists of photographs of friends and Lilian Singer’s family. Most of the folders are accompanied with a detailed list of photographs and their content.

Materials collected in the collection are fragmentary and do not allow a researcher to look deeply into Lilian Singer’s personal life, nor does the nature of the collection permit a closer look at her professional activities.

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Arrangement

The collection is divided into three series:

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

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Access Points

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Related Material

Robitscher Family Collection, LBI

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Lilian Singer Collection; AR 25363; box number; folder number; Leo Baeck Institute.

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Follow the links to access the digitized materials.

 

Series I: Personal, 1917-2008

This series is in German and English.
10 folders.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Scope and Content:

Series I: Personal includes Lilian Singer’s personal materials such as correspondence, documents, materials pertaining to her death, History of Anne Kelemen, written by her niece, Anne Kelemen, and Harry and Ruth Marcus’ description of their trip to Israel.

Materials collected in this series are fragmentary and do not allow a researcher to look deeply into Lilian Singer’s personal life.

BoxFolderTitleDate
11Correspondence1957-1978
12Correspondence1964-2008
  

mostly concerning Lilian Singer's burial

 
13Documents1917-1970
  

passports, driver's license, vital documents, residency permits and certificates

 
14Drawingsundated
  

most likely by Lilian Singer

MOLD

 
15Drawingsundated
  

most likely by Lilian Singer

 
16Memorial Service. Lilian Singer1977
17Kelemen, Annalate 1990s
  

History of Anne Kelemen

 
18Marcus, Harry and Ruth1977
  

Israeli Journey

 
19Printed materials1930s-1994
110Various1945-1970s
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Series II: Professional, 1909-1963

This series is in German and English.
8 folders.
Arrangement:

Topical

Scope and Content:

Series II: Professional includes materials pertaining to Lilian Singer’s education and professional activities as a physician.

Documents collected here trace her career from the Czech Republic to England and India, and finally to the United States, where she worked as an anesthesiologist.

The bulk of the series consists of diplomas, certificates, recommendation letters and letters of appointment.

Other materials include documents pertaining to Lilian Singer’s job search.

BoxFolderTitleDate
111Greene, Barnett1957-1959
  

correspondence

 
112Documents1909-1961
  

education

 
113Documents1917-1950s
  

Diplomas, certificates, letters of recommendation

 
114Documents1934-1939
  

materials are in Czech

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
OS130Documents1935-1954
BoxFolderTitleDate
116Documents1930s
115Certificatesundated
  

copies

 
117Job search1922-late 1950s
118Recommendation letters, letters of appointment1953-1963
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Series III: Photographs, early 1900s-1977

0.75 linear feet.
Arrangement:

Chronological

Scope and Content:

Subseries III: Photographs includes photographs of friends and Lilian Singer’s family. Most of the folders are accompanied with a detailed list of photographs and their content.

BoxFolderTitleDate
119Photographsundated, 1930s-1964
120Photographs1912-1958
121Photographs1915-1970
BoxFolderTitleDate
21Photographs1918-1950s
22Photographs[1920s-1950s]
23Photographs1925-1954
24Photographs1930s-1970s
25Photographs1930s-1970s
BoxFolderTitleDate
OS130Camp Wood Crest1966
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