Guide to the Edna Ehrlich Papers
1898-2014
(bulk 1930-2014)

AR 25639

Processed by Nicole Greenhouse

Leo Baeck Institute

Center for Jewish History

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Electronic finding aid was encoded in EAD 2002 by Nicole Greenhouse in July 2015. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Ehrlich, Edna E.
Title: Edna Ehrlich Papers
Dates:1898-2014
Dates:bulk 1930-2014
Abstract: The Edna Ehrlich Papers, dating from 1898-2014, document the personal and professional life of Edna Ehrlich, an economist with the Federal Reserve of New York for 43 years. The collection focuses on her work as an economist expert in Asian markets and her relationships with her husband Otto Ehrlich, an economy professor, and her friend Jin Xiang, a Chinese composer. The collection contains personal documents and images relating to the Gottesman and Ehrlich families; Otto Ehrlich's interests in art and musical history; photographs, slides, albums, and other vacation documents from Ehrlich's travels; interviews, writings, and correspondence from her work as a consultant and economist at the Federal Reserve; administrative and concert planning documents for the East-West Music Exchange Association; and Jin Xiang's compositions, concert programs and reviews, and correspondence relating to royalties, organizations, other musicians, and professional opportunities.
Languages: The collection is in English, German, Chinese, Japanese, and French.
Quantity: 31.25 linear feet (26 record cartons, 1 manuscript box, 9 photograph boxes, 2 flat boxes, and 3 oversized folders.)
Identification: AR 25639
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute
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Biographical Note

Edna E. Ehrlich was born on January 8, 1919, to Pauline Gottesman née Hellman and Herman I. Gottesman in Beacon, New York. Ehrlich attended Brooklyn College and received her BA in 1943 and her MA at Columbia University in 1944, both in economics. She married Otto Ehrlich, an Austrian Jew who fled to the United States, in 1949. She received her doctorate in 1960 from the New School for Social Research and her dissertation, The Role of Banking in Japan's Economic Development, won the New School Graduate Faculty Award.

Ehrlich began working at the Federal Reserve as a staff economist in 1944 and after a series of promotions was named as the chief of the Balance of Payments Division in 1962. In 1968, she was promoted to Senior Economist of the Research and Statistics Function, the second woman in the history of the Federal Reserve to be promoted to that office. From 1972-1978 she was the Manager of the International Research Department. She was named International Advisor in the Research and Statistics area in 1978. Ehrlich retired in 1987.

In addition to her work at the Federal Reserve, Ehrlich also served as a consultant to the United Nations in the 1950s on fiscal policies in Asia. During the summers from 1963-1965 Ehrlich and her husband lectured in West Germany on the US balance of payments and international financial problems sponsored by the United States Information Service. From 1985-1986, Ehrlich took a leave of absence from the Federal Reserve to serve as a consultant for the International Monetary Fund on a balance of payments study. Ehrlich also taught as an adjunct professor at both New York University and Columbia University and wrote a number of articles for the Federal Reserve journals, the Monthly Review and the Quarterly Review, as well as outside publications.

Ehrlich also served on a number of professional organizations, including the Women's Economic Roundtable as the Director from 1984-1990, the American Committee on Asian Economic Studies as the Director for Corporate Relations and Public Affairs from 1988 to the early 2000s, the Downtown Economists Club as president from 1978-1980, and the Metropolitan Economics Association as president from 1970-1971. After her retirement, Ehrlich founded her own consulting firm, Ehrlich International Consulting. As a consultant, she conducted interviews with officials in major banks, lectured, wrote articles, and participated in conferences and panels.

Ehrlich also founded the East-West Music Exchange Association in 1996 with Chinese composer Jin Xiang and was its Vice President and Executive Secretary. Ehrlich remained active in the eastern music and economics communities until her death on March 11, 2015.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of the papers, photographs, slides, and negatives of Edna Ehrlich, documenting her life as an economist and patron of classical music, from the 1930s to 2014. Ehrlich worked for the Federal Reserve for 43 years and later as a consultant; materials in the collection represent her expertise in Asian banking, pension funds, and balance of payments. Her work is documented through interviews with bank officials, correspondence and reports, presentations, conferences, and events. Ehrlich's personal materials also reflect how tied she was to the world of economics; much of her correspondence is with colleagues and her membership and leadership in economic professional organizations took up much of her spare time. The collection documents her continuing efforts to educate others and educate herself. Not only did she lecture as an adjunct, but guest lectured in Germany and Asia. The collection also reflects on her continuing education and highlights her doctorate work on Japanese banking.

The papers also focus on her interest in Eastern music and Chinese culture, which led to her friendship with Jin Xiang and the foundation of the East-West Music Exchange Association (EWMEA). Ehrlich maintained the files of the EWMEA and Jin Xiang. Ehrlich worked to promote the organization and Jin Xiang through fundraising, concerts, and other publicity.

The collection also reflects on her relationship with her husband, Otto Ehrlich. Edna and Otto Ehrlich travelled significantly throughout Europe and North America and took thousands of photographs and slides of their trips, which often became slide shows and photograph albums. Otto Ehrlich was also interested in classical music and art history, and created notebooks and lecture series with slides to educate the public. The collection also contains personal correspondence between Otto Ehrlich's immediate family in Austria (dating as early as 1898), correspondence with Edna, as well as some of his work as an economist.

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Arrangement

This collection has been arranged into four series by subject.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

This collection is open to researchers.

Access Information

Readers may access the collection by visiting the Lillian Goldman Reading Room at the Center for Jewish History. We recommend reserving the collection in advance; please visit the LBI Online Catalog and click on the "Request" button.

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Access Points

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Related Material

The LBI holds the Otto Ehrlich Papers (AR 25192) were processed in 2009 and digitized in 2012.

An oral history interview was conducted with Edna Ehrlich in 1995 as part of the Alberta R. Edwards Women Economists Oral History Videotape Collection. The collection is located in the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe College.

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Separated Material

27 linear feet of monographs relating to Asian economics, economic theory, and musical scores were separated to the Library.

Two linear feet of reel-to-reel tapes with Edna and Otto Ehrlich's lectures relating to their trips, classical music, and economics were separated to the LBI audiovisual collection. 3 CDs of Jin Xiang's music and a floppy disk with information for a concert at the China Institute were also sent to the audiovisual collection.

Medals and pins were separated to the LBI Arts and Objects Collection.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Edna Ehrlich Papers; AR 25639; box number; folder number; Leo Baeck Institute, New York, NY.

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Processing Information

In May 2015, the collection was received and immediately rehoused into archival boxes. No original order was apparent from the initial survey. From June-July 2015, the collection was arranged, described, and refoldered by the archivist and folder titles were supplied. Slides were removed from their metal cases and placed in slide protectors. Glass plate negatives were individually housed and described. Duplicates, playbills, published articles, maps and travel brochures, and tax documents were discarded.

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Container List

 

Series I: Personal, 1923-2014

In English, German, Chinese, Japanese, and French.
13 linear feet.
Arrangement:

Arranged into two subseries.

Scope and Content:

This series contains the personal papers, photographs, and slides created by Edna Ehrlich over the course of her life, from 1935-2014. The materials that make up this series include correspondence with colleagues, the Gottesman family and friends; photographs, slides, and photograph albums of her trips; calendars and diaries; teaching materials from her time as an adjunct at New York University and Columbia University; and educational materials from her secondary and higher education at Beacon High School, Brooklyn College, Columbia University, and the New School for Social Research. Ehrlich's personal life was intimately tied to her work as an economist, and the personal papers reflect her attachment to her profession.

Subseries A: Papers, 1935-2014

In English, German, Chinese, Japanese, and French.
8.25 linear feet.
Arrangement:

This series is arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains materials documenting Ehrlich's personal life from 1935-2014. The subseries includes correspondence, calendars, diaries, contacts, programs, vacation materials, clippings, economist subject files, educational materials, language learning notes, medical documents, vital documents relating to the Gottesman family, albums, and other documents.

The bulk of the subseries is made up of correspondence Ehrlich had with friends, family, and colleagues. Notable correspondents include Pauline Gottesman, Edna's mother, her sister Shirley Geller, Otto's first wife Rose Ehrlich, Bank of Tokyo Economist Akira Tsusaka, Bank of Japan/later Yamaichi Research Institute economist Toshihiko Yoshino, Eleanor M. Hadley, Patricia Kuwayama, and Adolfo Comba. Ehrlich also sponsored visas for Chinese friends to come to the United States. Colleagues often wrote her for critiques and advice on their work, requests for character references, discussion of her dissertation, requests for book reviews and articles from editors, and her expertise on Asian banking, as well as congratulations on her promotions and retirement. After her retirement from the Federal Reserve, Ehrlich also sent out many inquiries to colleagues looking for consulting work. Often the correspondence is logistical in nature; Ehrlich set up many meetings with economic experts while on trips, and as a head of economic associations, organized talks and conferences. There is also a large amount of holiday cards from international banks. In 1979, Ehrlich's husband's health deteriorated rapidly and the subseries also contains materials related to his nursing home and his death, including condolences cards and a memorial fund set up in his name.

Ehrlich also created albums of vacations she took with Otto Ehrlich from the late 1940s up until the mid 1970s. Edna and Otto Ehrlich travelled extensively throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, photographing and documenting their trips in the albums. The albums contain photographs with captions, clippings and maps of locations, postcards, dried plants, and handwritten accounts of their daily activities on the trip. Other trip materials include ephemera related to their lecture tour in Germany. After Otto's death, Ehrlich travelled throughout Asia; the subseries also contains itineraries and other materials from these trips.

Ehrlich was also highly educated, and materials in the subseries reflect her efforts. It contains materials from her time at Beacon High School, Brooklyn College, Columbia University, and the New School including grades, papers, diplomas, scholarships, her master's thesis, and drafts and abstracts of her dissertation. She also worked as an adjunct professor and lecturer, and the subseries holds lecture notes, student evaluations, and course listings.

BoxFolderTitleDate
11Abstract of Dissertation — "The Role of Banking in Japan's Economic Development"1960
12Alumni Associations1982-1983
13Beacon High School1935-1937
14Brooklyn College1937-1943
15Calendar1969
16Calendar1974
17Calendar1983-1987
18Calendar1991-1992
19Calendar1993-1998
110Calendar2000
111Calendar2007
112Calendar2008-2009
113Calendar2010-2011
114Calendar2012-2013
115Certificates1979
116China1989-1990
117Chinese Translations1992
118Clippings1953-2009
119Clippings and Ephemera on Concerts and Art Exhibits1969-1991
120Columbia University Lecturing1989
Box TitleDate
37 Company Names Cardsundated
BoxFolderTitleDate
121Concert and Theatre Programs1945-1947
122Concert and Theatre Programs1979-1989
123Concert and Theatre Programs1979-1989
BoxFolderTitleDate
21Concert and Theatre Programs1981-1989
22Concert and Theatre Programs1983-1990
23Contacts1997
Box TitleDate
37-38 Contactsundated
BoxFolderTitleDate
24Contactsundated
25Contactsundated
Box TitleDate
34 Contacts — Household and Subjects (New)undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
26Contributions1987-2006
27Correspondence1940-1949
28Correspondence1950-1959
29Correspondence1960-1964
210Correspondence1965-1969
211Correspondence1970-1975
212Correspondence1976-1977
213Correspondence1978-1979
214Correspondence1980-1981
215Correspondence1982
216Correspondence1983-1985
BoxFolderTitleDate
31Correspondence1986
32Correspondence1987
33Correspondence1988-1989
34Correspondence1990-1992
35Correspondence1993-1999
36Correspondence2000-2014
37Correspondenceundated
38Correspondence — Bloch, Henry A.1980
39Correspondence — Camp, Wesley1989-1991
310Correspondence — Chinese Correspondents1987-1994
311Correspondence — Doctorate Dissertation1958-1961
312Correspondence — Doctorate Dissertation1960-1979
313Correspondence — Feldman, Robby1989-2001
314Correspondence — Grinnell, Holly2001-2004
315Correspondence — Hadley, Eleanor1984-1991
316Correspondence — Rumics, Elizabeth1987-1990
317Corwins' Loan Court Case1997
318Croatia, Montenegro, and Slovenia Trip2008
319Diary1935
320Dissertation Defense1954-1961
321Dissertation Draft1960
Box TitleDate
34 Domestic Cardsundated
BoxFolderTitleDate
322Economists1946-1983
BoxFolderTitleDate
41Education Foundation for Jewish Girls Scholarship1943-1951
42Elderhostel Trip1990
43Employment1946-1946
Box TitleDate
35 Flashcards — Chineseundated
BoxFolderTitleDate
44French Language Learningundated
BoxFolderTitleDate
30Foreign Contacts; US Contacts — Washington, Foreign Banks with Offices in New York or United States1967-1987
BoxFolderTitleDate
45Genealogy2005
46German Language Learning1971
47Gottesman Family1911-1990
48Greece Trip1983
49Greenbrook Manor Nursing Home1979
410Hayek, Friedrich A. Von1924-1976
411Indonesia and Bali Trips1994-1995
412Investments1994-2014
413Journal2004-2007
414Handwritten Notes1950s-1997
415Laski, Harold J.1948
416Lecture Notes by Arthur F. Burns1944
417Lecture Series in Germany1961-1965
418Leo Baeck Institute1990
419Letters of Reference for Edna Ehrlich1943-1949
420Lin Xiadong1988-1991
421Luncheon Invitations1979-1983
422Luo Zheng1998-2002
423Masters Thesis — "The Place of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Adminstration in Postwar Reconstruction"1944
424Medical Documents — Appointment Log2008-2012
425Medical Documents — Beijing Health Hospital1999-2000
426Medical Documents — Cancer Diagnosis2000-2002
427New School for Social Research1946-1960
428New York University Class — "Economic Issues behind the Headlines"1980
429Notebook1976-1987
430N.T.Wang — Columbia University Seminar, China-International Trade Notes1991
431"Odyssey: Teaching and Loving in a New Country"1979
432Otto Ehrlich Funeral1979
433Otto Ehrlich Memorial Fund1979-1991
434Passports and IDs1971-1985
435Publications by Edna Ehrlich1949-1991
436Publishing1980
437Recipesundated
BoxFolderTitleDate
51Resumes and Biographical Sketches1971-1994
52"Robert Hsu's China Strategy"2008
53Rose Ehrlich Estate1987
54Snow, C.P.circa 1960
55Seminar Notes on Taiwan and China1989-1991
56Social Security1988
Box TitleDate
35 Subjects (New) Cardsundated
BoxFolderTitleDate
57Taiwan1988-1992
58Trip to China and Follow-Up Correspondence1987
59Vacation — Pauline Gottesman, Shirley, and Edna1945
510Vacation1957
511Vacation1960
512Vacation1966
513Vacation1971
514Vacation1972
515Vacation — Switzerland1997
516Vacation — Austria, Prague, Nuremberg, Budapest2005
517Vacations1946-1961
518Vacation Album — Canada1944
519Vacation Album — Missouri, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Calfornia, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Wyoming1948
520Vacation Album — Missouri, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Calfornia, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Wyoming1948
521Vacation Album — Chicago, Nevada, California1949
522Vacation Album — Chicago, Nevada, California1949
523Vacation Album — Canada, Massachusetts, Maine1950
524Vacation Album — Canada, Massachusetts, Maine1950
BoxFolderTitleDate
61Vacation Album — Georgia, Florida, Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, South Carolina1951
62Vacation Album — Georgia, Florida, Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, South Carolina1951
63Vacation Album — Georgia, Florida, Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, South Carolina1951
64Vacation Album — Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado1952
65Vacation Album — Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado1952
66Vacation Album — Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado1952
67Vacation Album — Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut1953
68Vacation Album — Scotland, England, France, Switzerland1954
69Vacation Album — Scotland, England, France, Switzerland1954
610Vacation Album — Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands1956
611Vacation Journal1962-1963
612Vacation Journal1967
613Vacation Journal1968
614Vacation Journal1969
615Vacation Journal1970
616Vacation Journalundated
617Vacation Index1919-2006
618Vacation Planning Notescirca 1980s
619Wang Dahong1988-1993
620Xiao Qing1993
621Yearbook of East-European Economics1988-1990
622Yearly Newsletter1988-2008

Subseries B: Visual Materials, 1923-2007

In English.
4.75 linear feet.
Arrangement:

Series is arranged by document type, then chronologically.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains photographs, slides, and negatives of Edna and Otto Ehrlich's travel around the United States, Europe, and Asia and the Gottesman family from 1923-2007. The majority of the subseries are slides from their trips in the United States, Canada, and Europe, presumably to project for friends. The slides are numbered, dated, and labeled with the landmark and location the image was taken. An “O” for Otto and an “E” for Edna are often written on the slide, denoting who took the image. There are also some slides from Edna's trips to Asia in the late 1980s.

Photographs and negatives make up the remainder of the subseries. Photographs depict the Gottesman immediate family in Beacon, New York before her marriage to Otto, photographs of family and friends, photographs from conferences, concerts, and other travel in Europe and Asia. In general, negatives depict images already printed in the vacation albums, slides, and photographs.

Photographs

BoxFolderTitleDate
623Gottesman Family1923-1976
624Otto Ehrlich1940s
BoxFolderTitleDate
71Gottesman Family and Friends1940-1949
72Portraits1945-1980
73New York and New Jersey1946
74New York and Shirley Gottesman1947
75Otto Teaching, New York, New Jersey1947-1953
76New York1949
77"Living at East 10th Street" Album1949-1950
78Vacation Enlargements1949-1953
79New Jersey1950-1951
710Geller Family, Switzerland, Diane Gast, Edna and Otto Lecturing, Akira Tsusaka's Wedding, New Jersey, and other Images1950-1976
711New York1982
712International Monetary Fund, New York, New Jersey, Washington DC1985
713Photograph Inventories1985-1987
714China, Conference on China-US Economic Cooperation, New York, Family and Friends1986-1989
715China1987
716China1987
717Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seattle1987
718New York1987
719Possibly China and New York1989
720Bali, China, Washington DC, Jin Xiang, and others1990-1999
721Hainan Tour1990
722Hainan Tour, Guangzhou, Mount Rainer1990
723Montana with Elizabeth1990
724"Rake's Progress" Concert, Avery Fisher Hall1993
725Massachusetts1996
726Ohio1996
727Qing Xiao, Passover at Vogelns, Mother's Day Concert by Qiadong, Hainan, Lin1997
728Germany1997
729Germany and Belgium1997
730Germany and Switzerland1997
731Switzerland1997
732Jin Xiang with Milton Babbitt, Merkin Hall Concert1998
733South Korea and China1999
734Seoul, South Korea1999-2000
735Edna and Jin Xiang with Family and Friends2000-2007
736Trip with Shirley to Terezin, Czech Republic, Budapest, and Vienna2005

Slides

BoxFolderTitleDate
101Alfred Gutman, New Hampshire, Niagara Falls1946
102Nevada1949
103New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maine1950
104New Jersey, Georgia, Florida, Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, South Carolina1951
105New Jersey, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado1952
106New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut1953
107New Jersey, Scotland, England, France, Switzerland1954
108New Jersey, Scotland, England, France, Switzerland1954
109New Jersey, Scotland, England, France, Switzerland1954
1010New Jersey, New York, Chicago, Canada, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming1955
1011New Jersey, New York, Chicago, Canada, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming1955
1012New Jersey, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands1956
1013New Jersey, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands1956
1014New Jersey, California, Oregon1957
1015New Jersey, California, Oregon1957
1016Art Reproductions, New York, Vermont, Canada, Otto Teaching, New Jersey, Brooklyn Museum Concert, Music Lectures, "Two Eggheads in Europe"1958
1017Art Reproductions, New York, Vermont, Canada, Otto Teaching, New Jersey, Brooklyn Museum Concert, Music Lectures, "Two Eggheads in Europe"1958
1018Art Reproductions, Lecture Slides, Washington DC1959
1019New Jersey, New York, England, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway1960
1020New Jersey, New York, England, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway1960
1021New Jersey, New York, England, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway1960
1022New York, New Jersey, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Massachusetts1961
1023New York, New Jersey, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Massachusetts1961
1024New York, New Jersey, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Massachusetts1961
1025Virginia, North Carolina, Lectures1962
1026Lectures on Art and Composers, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Virginia, North Carolina1962
1027Lectures on Art and Composers, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Virginia, North Carolina1962
BoxFolderTitleDate
111Lectures on Art and Composers, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Virginia, North Carolina1962
112New Jersey, Staten Island, Germany, Austria, Italy, San Marino1963
113New Jersey, Staten Island, Germany, Austria, Italy, San Marino1963
114New Jersey, Staten Island, Germany, Austria, Italy, San Marino1963
115Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy1964
116Germany, Switzerland1965
117Germany, Switzerland, World's Fair, New Jersey1965
118New Jersey, New York, England, the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Italy, Massachusetts1966
119New Jersey, New York, England, the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Italy, Massachusetts1966
1110Germany, Italy, Long Island1967
1111Germany, Italy, Long Island1967
1112Germany, Italy, Long Island1967
1113New York, New Jersey, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado1968
1114New York, New Jersey, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado1968
1115Art Reproductions, Pauline Gottesman, Belgium, Austria1969
1116Art Reproductions, Pauline Gottesman, Belgium, Austria1969
1117France1970
1118France1970
1119Pauline Gottesman, New Jersey, Spain, New Orleans1971
1120Pauline Gottesman, New Jersey, Spain, New Orleans1971
1121Switzerland, France1972
1122Switzerland, France1972
1123New Jersey1973
1124Adirondack Mountains, Pauline Gottesman1974
1125New York, Vermont, Quebec1975
BoxFolderTitleDate
121New York, Vermont, Quebec1975
122Visit to Patty, Kurayama's House, South Mountain Reservation1975
123Greewood Lake with Bea and Bill Lenidow1979
124Bennington, East Orange1980
125New Jersey, Virginia, Washington DC1982
126Greece1983
127Greece1983
128Greece1983
129Central Park and Fifth Avenue, New York1983
1210Vacation1984 May-August
1211Honolulu, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Japan1985
1212Seattle with Hadley, Washington with Lederers, New York1986
1213Asia1987
1214Hong Kong, Shanghai, Wuhan, Beijing, Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Xian, Hangzhou, Wuxi, Suchow, Guilin, Kunming, Tokyo, Nikko, Seattle1987
1215New York, Westchester, Florida, Shanghai, Chengdu, Beijing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Manila, Puerto Azul1988-1989
1216Third International Congerence on People's Republic of China and United States Economic Cooperation, China1990
1217Slides1990
1218Japan, Taiwan, Taroko Gorge, Shirley Kyo, T.S. Chiang1991
1219Asia1992
1220Thailand, China1992
1221Slides1995

Negatives

BoxFolderTitleDate
271Negativescirca 1930-1950
272Edna, Friends and Family in Beaconcirca 1935
273CanadaSummer 1946
274Negatives File 1 — Bensonhurst, Coney Island, Central ParkJune 1949
275Negatives File 2 and 3 — Cannibal Beach, Edna's Apartment, Central Park, Bregg Point, Sheepshead Bay, Port Jefferson, Bridgeport1949
276Negatives File 4 — New York, Chicago, Reno, Nevada, California, Donner Summit1949
277Negatives File 5A and 5B — Nevada, Lake Tahoe1949
278Negatives File 6 — Nevada, Chicago, East 10th Street, East Orange1949-1950
279Negatives File 7 — East 10th Street, Long Branch, Cedar Grove Lake1950
BoxFolderTitleDate
281Images 8-47a1951
282Images 50-951951
283Images 97-1461951
284Images 147-1951951
285Images 197-2551951
286Images 256-3141951
287Images 479-513. In Salem, Gloucester, Rockport.5 August 1950
288Images 514-550. From Old Orchard Beach to Monhegan Island.6-7 August 1950
289Images 551-587. Bar Harbor, Maine. Borden, Prince Edward Island.8-11 August 1950
2810Images 588-621. Prince Edward Island.11-14 August 1950
2811Images 622-652. Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, New Glasgow.15-19 August 1950
2812Images 658-694. Sydney, Cape Breton Island.20-22 August 1950
2813Images 741-755. From Prince Edward Island to Halifax.1-2 September 1950
2814Images 756-791. From Halifax along South Shore.2-3 September 1950
2815Images 792-827. Towards Yarmouth, Newark.3-17 September 1950
2816Images 869-8841951
2817Images 885-9511951
2818Images 954-1951
2819Old Negatives (17 rolls)1953-1959
BoxFolderTitleDate
29Negatives1952-1953
BoxFolderTitleDate
2710Germany, Belgium, Switzerland1997
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Series II: Professional Activities, 1944-2012

In English, Chinese, and Japanese.
5.25 linear feet.
Arrangement:

Arranged into five subseries.

Scope and Content:

This series documents Ehrlich's professional activities in her 43 years in the Federal Reserve, her work as a consultant for the International Monetary Fund, a member and leader of a number of professional economist organizations, and as a private consultant after her retirement, from the 1940s to the early 2000s. Ehrlich specialized in Asian banking, balance of payments, pensions, and economic research and her professional records demonstrate her expertise in these topics. Types of materials in this series include correspondence, memoranda, interviews with bank officials and economists, reports and articles written by Ehrlich independently and dependently of her employers, writings by other economists, talks given by Ehrlich at conferences and other events, conference proceedings, and documents related to the administration of professional organizations.

Subseries A: Federal Reserve, 1944-2012

In English.
2.25 linear feet.
Arrangement:

This subseries is arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

This series contains materials related to Ehrlich's work as an economist for the Federal Reserve of New York, from 1944-1987. Her work primarily focused on financial institutions and markets, monetary and credit policies, international capital flows, and the problems of developing economies, especially in regards to economic development issues in Europe and Asia. Ehrlich also travelled throughout Europe to hold discussions with central bank, foreign bank, and US bank branch officials. Other materials in this series include articles written by Ehrlich for the Federal Reserve's publication, the Monthly Review, and other journals, talks given by Ehrlich at conferences, articles written by colleagues, and materials related to the internal administration of the Federal Reserve, including organization charts, salary notices, vacation notices, and training seminars. The subseries also contains materials related to the Federal Reserve after her retirement, including her involvement in the Federal Reserve's oral history program.

The bulk of the series is made up of internal memoranda containing summaries of conferences, requests for publication, reports on individuals and specific banks, summaries of articles, background research, lists of memoranda, and departmental accomplishments. Topics include: Discussion of ways to increase rate of US economic growth to meet the Communist challenge, investments opportunities in the Japanese economy, Sri Lanka, function of the foreign research division, the need for research units on Asia, Sterling-Australian exchange rate, banking as a tool for Japanese industrialization, Canada's influence on the US Balance of Payments, foreign dollar balances, Thursday-Friday transactions in foreign exchange, gold collateralized loans, Eurodollar market, US price and wage controls during the Korean War, US bank liabilities to their foreign branches, mandatory controls on bank and nonbank credit, federal funds transactions statistics from all member banks, Federal Open Market Committee, trust department, executive training and development program, International Monetary Fund relationship with commercial banks, Euro-currency market controls, US bank foreign lending activities, International Deposit Insurance Corporation proposal, United Way Tri-State Campaign, portfolio diversification by US pension funds, difference between lines of credit and letters of credit, capital outflows, foreign equity capital for developing countries, Chinese investment, country closed-end funds, Philippine debt equity swaps, and Ehrlich's retirement.

BoxFolderTitleDate
737Annual Open House for Retired Staff Members1990-1991
738Annual Reports2007
739Asia Trip1985
740Austrian Economic History1932-1975
BoxFolderTitleDate
81Balance of Payments and International Adjustment1964-1990
82Balance of Payments Division1966-1967
83Bank Objectives1987
84Business Cards and IDs1981-1986
85"Central Bank Principles, Policies, and Techniques in the Philippines"1956
86China Trip1987
87Comments on "Personal Trust Department" Articles1972-1973
88Contacts1982
89Correspondence Regarding "US Pensions" Articles1983
810"Current Government Policies Re. US Banking Industry"1992
811"The Debate Over Regulating the Eurocurrency Markets"1979-1980
812Directories1986-1997
813"The Dollar and International Liquidity"1965
814"Dollar Assets in Foreign Pension Fund Portfolios"1983
815"Economic Overview"1978-1980
816Eurodollar Seminar for Reporters1971
817European Bank Study Trip1966
818European Bank Study Trip1975
819Executive Training and Development Program1974-1977
820The Fed1960-1987
821Federal Reserve Class in Correlation and Regression for Economic Analysis1964
822Federal Reserve System Purposes and Functions1974
823The Federalist1944
824Fiftieth Anniversary Volume1964
825Fisher, Eric, "The Macroeconomic Costs of Current Account Adjustment"1986
826"Foreign Pension Fund Investments in the United States" in Quarterly Review1983
827Frydl, Edward. "Special Manager Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Foreign Department"circa 1964
828"The Functions and Investment Policies of Personal Trust Departments," Parts I and II in Monthly Review1972-1973
829Glossariesundated
830Handwritten Notesundated
831Holmes, Allan R. "A Day at the Trading Desk"1970
832Hong Kong Contacts1987
833"India Retrospect and Prospect" in Monthly Review1953
834"International Diversification by United States Pension Funds" in Quarterly Review1981
835"International Diversification of US Pension Fund Portfolios"1986
836International Finance Report1977
837"The Inter-Relationship between Foreign Economic Developments and Domestic Inflation and Recession"1980
838Job Descriptions1946-1978
839Leave of Absence1958-1986
840Lecture Tours in Germany1963-1965
841Meeks, Paul, "Open Market Operations"1978
842Memos1948-1958
843Memos1960-1966
BoxFolderTitleDate
91Memos1967-1969
92Memos1970-1975
93Memos1977-1979
94Memos1980-1985
95Memos1986-1987
96Memos1987
97Notes on Greece1984
98Notes on Turkey1984
99Office Correspondence — Reports1968-1985
910Oral History Program2007-2012
911Organization Charts1980-1977
912"Personal Trust Fund Developments and their Significance for Banking and Monetary Policies"1971
913Personnel Changes and Salary1949-1985
914Photographs1961-1987
915Press Releases1967-1981
916Projects1976-1978
917Promotion1962-1967
918Promotion to Senior Economist1967
919Proposal to Modify or Abandon the Present Gold Exchange Standard1968
920Remolona, Eli M. and David L. Roberts, "Loan Swaps: A Controversial Tool for Managing LDC Debt"1987
921Retirement1987
922Security Clearance1974-1975
923Spanish Banks Visits1971
924Switzerland Trip1972
925System Committee on Banking and Credit Policy1969
926Trust Department1971-1979
927Vacation Memosundated
928Talk — "The Central Bank and its role in Development of Japan" at the Japan Society, Inc.1976
929Talk — "Economic Problems Confronting the U.S." at Business and Professional Women's Club of Summit"1980
930Talk — "The Eurodollar Market" to Financial Analysis and Policy Course Program of the International Monetary Fund Institute1969
931Talk — "The International Payments Systems in Transformation" at Fifth Annual International Banking Seminar"1974
932Talk — "The Operations of Foreign Banks in the United States" at Southern Finance Association-Southern Economic Association Conference1974
933Talk — "Problems and Issues in the US Balance of Payments" at System Committee on Business Analysis"1968
934Talk — "The Significance of Personal Trust Funds for Banking and Monetary Policy"1969
935Talk — "US Balance of Payments Situation"1963
936Volcker's Seminars Notes1984
937"US Capital Flows to China"1987

Subseries B: International Monetary Fund, 1985-1986

In English.
0.25 linear feet
Arrangement:

This subseries is arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

This series contains materials generated by Ehrlich when she consulted for the International Monetary Fund from 1985-1986. She participated in a balance of payments project to investigate the reasons for the statistical discrepancy that developed in the global current account after 1978 and then analyze how and how much offshore financial center activities might have contributed to the global statistical discrepancy. Ehrlich travelled to Asia to meet with government officials at central banks, ministries of finance, and other government agencies as well as representatives from private financial sector institutions. This series contains reports, publications, and materials related to her appointment.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1412Publications1986
BoxFolderTitleDate
131Reports — Balance of Payments Study1985-1986
132Reports — "Financial Innovations" and "International Financial Centers"1986
133Southeast Asia Trip1985-1986
134Technical Staff Appointment1985-1986
135World Bank1986

Subseries C: Consulting, 1984-1996

In English.
1 linear foot.
Arrangement:

This subseries is arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

After her retirement, Ehrlich founded her own consulting firm, Ehrlich International Consulting, primarily focusing on international financial markets and on East Asian economies. As a consultant, she conducted interviews with officials in major banks, lectured, wrote articles, and participated in conferences and panels. The majority of the subseries focuses on her work as a key economist on a corporate strategy report for J.P.Morgan from 1989-1990. As part of this project, she worked with Wave Hill Associates and Thomas Pepper and generated correspondence and interviewed Japanese bank officials. This subseries also contains contacts and inquiries to colleagues.

BoxFolderTitleDate
136Asia and Africa Contacts1985-1992
137Asian Contacts1988-1995
138Asian Contacts1988-1995
139Bank of China Seminar Contacts1995
1310China Contacts1987-1996
1311China Contacts1987-1996
1312China Research Interviews — Shanghai1994
1313China Trip1992
1314Contacts1992
1315Contacts, A-Lundated
1316Contacts, M-Zundated
1317Correspondence — Japan1986-1992
1318Ehrlich International Consulting Business Certificate1995
1319Food Processing Strategic Planning Project1988-1989
1320Inquiries1984-1987
1321Mah, David1994
1322Pepper, Thomas1987-1989
1323People's Bank of China Lectures and Jin Qi Correspondence1989-1991
1324Symposium on Commercial Banking and Financial Markets in Asian Industrialization1989
1325Taiwan and Thailand1988-1994
1326Talk — Trends and Issues in International Financial Markets1990-1994
1327Tokyo Trip — Interviews1989
1328Tokyo Trip — Interviews1989
1329Tokyo Trip — Interviews1989
1330Tokyo Trip — Non Interview Memoranda1989
1331Tokyo Trip — Setting up Interviews1989
1332United States Information Agency Program in Shenyan and Dalian1992
1333Wave Hill Associates Consulting Project on Japanese Official Foreign Exchange Reserves1988-1990
1334Wave Hill Associates Consulting Project on Japanese Official Foreign Exchange Reserves1988-1990
BoxFolderTitleDate
141Wave Hill Associates Consulting Project on Japanese Official Foreign Exchange Reserves1988-1990
142Wave Hill Associates — "Japanese Capital Outflows, 1989-1991: Implications for Securities Products"1989
143Wave Hill Associates — J.P. Morgan Guaranty Capital Outflows Project1989-1990

Subseries D: Other's Writings, 1980-2000

In English.
0.25 linear feet.
Arrangement:

This subseries is arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains articles by others on Asian economics, mostly written in the 1980s and 1990s.

BoxFolderTitleDate
144Bank for International Settlements — "Report of the Committee on Interbank Netting Schemes of the Central Banks of the Group of Ten Countries"1990
145Baumol, William J. — "Technology Sharing Cartels"1990
146Eckhaus, R.S. — "Prospects for Development Finance in India"1986
147Kim, Samuel S. — "The Making of China's Korea Policy in the era of Reform"circa 2000
148Ito, Kazuhisa — "Japanese Perspectives on National Development Policies"undated
149Rourk, Phil — "Private Development Banks: An Approach to the Developing-Country Debt Crisis"undated
1410Stuermer, John — "Maintaining Growth and Creditworthiness: The ASEAN Case"undated
1411Ver Eecke, W. — "The Economy and Values Commentary"1980

Subseries E: Professional Organizations, 1954-2008

In English, Chinese, and Japanese.
1.5 linear feet.
Arrangement:

This series is arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

This subseries is made up of materials generated by Edna Ehrlich as a member of professional economic organizations from 1954-2008. It holds circulars, conference proceedings and brochures, remarks by Ehrlich and other conference attendees, membership lists, meeting and event notices, awards, and other ephemera. Ehrlich held leadership positions in Women's Economic Roundtable, the American Committee on Asian Economic Studies, the Downtown Economists Club, and the Metropolitan Economics Association and the materials in this subseries reflect her work.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1413American Committee on Asian Economic Studies1992-1997
1414American Committee on Asian Economic Studies Conferences1987-1991
1415American Committee on Asian Economic Studies Conferences1992-2002
1416American Committee on Asian Economic Studies — Dutta, Manoranjan2001-2002
1417American Committee on Asian Economic Studies, Third International Conference on China1990
1418American Committee on Asian Economic Studies, Fourth International Conference on China1994
1419American Committee on Asian Economic Studies, Fourth Special Financial Conference1990
1420American Committee on Asian Economic Studies, 23rd International Conference on Asian Economics1999
1421American Economic Association1973-1979
1422American Society of Women Accountants, New York Chapter1965
1423American Statistical Association Speech, "The Eurodollar Market: Agent for Good or Evil?"1979
1424Asian Organizations1954-2008
1425Association for Asian Studies1957-1959
1426Business Economists Council1986
1427Center of Asian Studies Sun Yat-Sen Lecture Series Speech, "China's Rapid Economic Growth and the Problem of Inflation"1993
1428Chamber Music Conference and Composers' Forum of the East1980
1429Columbia University Modern Japan Seminar1993-1994
1430Corporate Governance Reform in Asian Conference2002
1431C.V. Starr Center for Applied Economics1988
1432Delegation of Women Leaders from the Republic of China to the USA1989
1433Downtown Economists Club1989-1999
1434Downtown Economists Luncheon Group1975-1980
1435Eastern Economic Association, 10th Annual Convention1984
Box TitleDate
29 Eastern Economic Association Plaque1984
BoxFolderTitleDate
1436Economic Club of New York1991
1437Eighth Meeting of Technicians of Central Banks of the American Continent1976
1438Federation of Women Shareholders in American Business, Inc.1967
1439Financial Conference1978
1440Financial Women's Association of New York1980
1441International Economic Association1980
BoxFolderTitleDate
151International Economists Club of New York1976-1992
Box TitleDate
OS 169 Institute of Systems Science, Academia Sinica Lecture Postercirca 1985-1995
BoxFolderTitleDate
152Japan Economic Seminar1992-1999
153Money Marketeers of New York University1988
154Metropolitan Economic Association1970-1985
155Midwest Economic Association and Midwest Finance Association Speech, "International Diversification of Institutional Portfolios: The Pension Funds"1982
156National Committee on United States-China Relations1998
157National Economists Club1987
158New York Association of Business Economists1984
159New York Women Economists1988
1510People's Republic of China-United States Economic Cooperation Conferences1987-1990
1511Public Securities Association1987
1512Second International Conference on Sino American Economic Cooperation Speech, "Modernizing the Role of Bank Credit in China: Goals, Achievements, Difficulties"1988
1513Seventeenth Annual Tagaytay Seminar on Philippine-American Relations in the Year 2000: "Look Ahead" and "Notes on the Philippines"1988-1989
1514Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences1997
1515Sixth Biennial Conference on US-Asia Economic Relations1994
1516United States-Asia Economics Relations Conferences1981-1990
1517United States Information Agency American Participant Progam1988
1518United States Information Agency US Speakers program1991-1993
1519Women's Economic Round Table1983-1991
1520Women's Groups1981-2003
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Series III: Classical Music, 1988-2012

In English and Chinese.
3.75 linear feet.
Arrangement:

This series is arranged into two subseries.

Scope and Content:

After her retirement, Ehrlich became interested in Eastern classical music and its connection to the West. As part of her interest, she became friends with and a supporter of Jin Xiang, a Chinese composer. Together, they formed the East-West Music Exchange Association (EWMEA). This series chronicles the work of the EWMEA, through board member correspondence and meeting minutes, concert planning and publicity, and contracts and documentation related to musicians who performed in their concerts in the 1990s and 2000s. As a supporter of Jin Xiang, Ehrlich maintained his United States files, which included copies of his compositions, correspondence with Ehrlich and potential employers and financers of his work and programs and reviews of his performances.

Subseries A: East-West Music Exchange Association, 1993-2006

In English and Chinese.
1 linear foot.
Arrangement:

This subseries is arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

Ehrlich was a founder and served as the Vice President and Executive Secretary of the East-West Music Exchange Association, which was a not-for-profit organization that promoted “international understanding through music.” The organization presented concerts of Asian and Western Music throughout the late 1990s to early 2000s and Ehrlich played an active role in the association. The EWMEA held multiple concerts, including "From La Traviata to Savage Land" at the Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center in 2001 and a concert series at the Merkin Concert Hall in 1999. The subseries is made up of board member correspondence, meeting minutes, by-laws and other governance documents, concert planning materials, correspondence and informational materials about musicians, fundraising materials, musician contracts, and concert publicity and posters.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1521Application for Recognition of Tax Exemption1998
1522Articles of Incorporation and Organization1996
1523Board Members — Babbitt, Milton1998-2004
1524Board Members — Corigliano, John1998-2004
1525Board Members — Darby, Mary1998-2004
1526Board Members — Foss, Lukas1997-2004
1527Board Members — Grinnell, Helen2000-2004
1528Board Members — Privitera, Michael1998-2004
1529Board Members — Whitman, Torrey1998-2004
1530Board of Directors1998-2004
Box TitleDate
OSL 51 Concert Posters1999-2001
BoxFolderTitleDate
1531Contacts2001
1532Contracts1999
1533Contributions1999-2002
1534Correspondence1999-2006
1535Du Yaxiong1993
1536East-West Bridge Concerts1996-1997
1537"From La Traviata to Savage Land" Concert2001
1538"From La Traviata to Savage Land" Concert — Expenses2001
1539"From La Traviata to Savage Land" Concert — Publicity2001
1540Four Nations1998
BoxFolderTitleDate
161Hemenway, John1996-2001
162Handwritten Notes and Contactscirca 2000
163Inoue Chamber Ensemble1998-2001
164Jade String Trio2001-2002
165Korean Concerts2001
166Lawrence and Mary Darby Concert1999
167Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust2002
168Music from China Festival1995-1999
169Native Americans Opera1994
1610Ong, Celia — "Requiem in Remembrance of Those Lost on September 11th" Concert Proposal2002
1611Per Brevig1990-1996
1612"Prelude to a New Century" Concert16 November 1999
1613Publicity1999-2001
1614Qing Xiao1994-1999
1615Rockefeller Foundation Application2001-2002
1616Yahui Yangundated
1617"Voices from East and West" Chamber Concert Program1999

Subseries B: Jin Xiang, 1988-2012

In English and Chinese.
2.75 linear feet
Arrangement:

This subseries is arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

Jin Xiang (1935-) is a Chinese composer and conductor. Ehrlich was heavily involved in his career since his move to the United States in 1988 up until the mid 2000s, and acted as his manager and supporter in New York. Jin wrote a number of compositions and operas, including Savage Land, The King of Chu, Manhattan Duet, Nanjing Lament, and other works, which were performed throughout the world. Jin has also held a number of different teaching roles, including as a visiting scholar at Julliard School of Music and the University of Washington's School of Music, and as a professor at the China Music Conservatory in Beijing. The subseries contains biographical materials, music compositions, librettos of his operas, lists of his works, biographies and resumes, reviews of his work and other clippings, his professional affiliations, royalties, teaching materials, subject files on other musicians and composers, programs of his concerts, and concert publicity.

This series also holds a significant amount of correspondence, including letters and faxes between himself and Ehrlich, correspondence with other musicians and composers, emails related to the establishment of his website, and applications for commissions of his work.

BoxFolderTitleDate
161892nd Street Y1996
1619American Music Center1998
1620American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers1994-2012
1621American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers1994-2012
1622American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers — Awards1998-2006
1623American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers — International Publishing1995-2005
1624American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers — Title and Live Performance Registrations1994-2000
1625Articles and Reviews1992-2008
1626Asia Society1996-1998
1627Asian American Arts Alliance1997-1998
1628Asian Cultural Council1996
1629Autobiographies and Biographies1991-2001
1630Beautiful Warrior Libretto2000
1631Beautiful Warrior Performances2002
1632Bellagio Center1997
1633Bill Rhoads and Associates2005-2007
1634Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra1995-1997
1635Cameron, Al1998
1636CD Distributionundated
1637Center for Contemporary Opera1997
1638Chamber Concerto for 14 Instruments, Opus 471991
1639China Institute1995-2009
1640Chinese Calligraphy for Percussion Trio, Opus 711999
1641Clippings1991-2008
BoxFolderTitleDate
171Clippings1994-2014
172Composer Organizations1997-1998
173Composers1997-2002
174Composers Recording, Inc.1997-2000
Box TitleDate
33-34 Contactsundated
BoxFolderTitleDate
175Concert Commissions and Proposals1993-1998
176Correspondence1993-1995
177Correspondence1996
178Correspondence1997-1998
179Correspondence1998-2000
1710Correspondence2001
1711Correspondence2002
1712Correspondence2003-2012
1713Correspondence — Potential Performances2007-2008
1714Diamond, David1996-1997
1715East-West Center Association1995-1996
1716Encompass New Theatre2001
1717Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center1995-1997
1718Five Songs from Shi-Jing1985
1719Foundations1995-2002
1720Four Seasons Songs of Zi Yeh, Opus 291981
1721"From La Traviata to Savage Land" Concert2001
1722Grants2001-2002
1723Guggenheim Foundation1995-1998
1724Handwritten Notes and Contactsundated
1725Honors1984-1994
1726Illusion Bassoon Concerto, Opus 362006
1727Instant for Clarinet and Piano, Opus 631998
1728Integrated Arts People1990-1994
1729Introductory Letters1993-1996
1730Job Application Correspondence1994
1731Julliard School1993-2004
1732The King of Chu Librettoundated
1733Korea Material1990s
1734Krieger, Barbara Zinn2000
1735Lawyers1994
1736Lecture Fliers1992-1998
1737Lists of Works1996-1998
1738Los Angeles Opera1995-1996
1739Manhattan Duet — Correspondence1995-1997
1740Manhattan Duet — Libretto1995-1996
1741Manhattan Duet — Music and Lyrics1996
BoxFolderTitleDate
181Ming for Di-Zi (Chinese Flute) and Orchestra, Opus 511994
182Musicundated
183Music Associates of America1994-1997
184Music Publishers2000-2002
185Musicians1997-2000
186Nanjing Lament1997
187Nanjing Lament — Concerts1997
188National Opera Association2001
189New York City Opera1996-2001
1810New York Foundation for the Arts1994-1996
1811New York New Music Ensemble1996-1998
1812New World Records2003-2006
1813Nu Wa, Music Poem, Opus 431989
1814Opera Company Correspondence and Contacts1992-1997
1815Operas1995-2000
1816Orchestras2001
1817Perplexity and Investigation: Reflections of a Composer — Chapter 5 and Translations2005-2007
1818"Plum" and "Black and Red"undated
1819Poems for Songs1995-1996
1820Professional Organizations1994-1998
1821Programs1988-1997
1822Programs1997-2000
1823Programs2001-2009
1824Oberlin Conservatory1995-1997
1825Qin Se Po, Pipa Concerto, Opus 872007
1826Recording Companies2000
1827References1991-1997
1828Reno, Nevada Residency (Wright, Fran)1996-1999
1829Resumes1995
1830Placido Domingo1995-2000
1831Savage Land Lecture1992
1832Savage Land Libretto and Plot Synopsis1992
1833Savage Land Score1992
1834The Shape and the Spirit, Opus 481991
1835Stephanie Ho and Saar Ahuvia2005
1836String Quartet Number 1, Opus 451990
1837Subito Publishing Company1993
Box TitleDate
OS 169 Symphonic Rhapsody Asking the Sky, Opus 491993
BoxFolderTitleDate
1838Tan Dun1997-1999
1839Theodorabis, Mikis2000
1840Universities1997-1998
1841Vasilevski, Valeria1995-1997
1842Vancouver Opera1995-1997
1843Washington Opera1995-2000
BoxFolderTitleDate
191Website2002-2004
192Yaddo1995-1999
193Yang Gui Fei2004-2005
194Zou, Changhua2002-2004
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Series IV: Otto Ehrlich, 1898-1979

In English and German.
9.25 linear feet.
Arrangement:

This series is divided into two subseries.

Scope and Content:

Otto Ehrlich was an economics professor and husband of Edna Ehrlich. This series contains papers, photographs, slides, and negatives related to his interests in classical music and the fine arts in the 1950s and 1960s, as well as a significant amount of materials documenting his immediate family in Austria in the early 20th century up until the 1930s. The series also contains correspondence between Otto and Edna, written dialogue that record the Ehrlich's travels in Europe and the United States, correspondence with his friends and colleagues, materials related to his work in economics, and his interest in jokes and other parodies of popular culture.

Subseries A: Papers, 1898-1979

In English and German.
7.5 linear feet.
Arrangement:

This subseries is arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains courtship correspondence between Edna and Otto, correspondence with his immediate family and first wife Rose before his immigration to the United States from Austria, correspondence with colleagues and friends, indexes of slides, scrapbooks of jokes and other humorous clippings, and materials related to his work in economics, including a draft of his book Uncle Sam versus Inflation. Materials in this series date from 1898-1979.

Otto Ehrlich was also a fan of art and classical music. The majority of the subseries consists of notebooks containing Otto's notes and clippings on the fine arts of Europe and the United States. Otto Ehrlich also put on lecture concerts at his home and at the public library in East Orange of classical composers. The subseries contains scripts of the lectures. The couple also created scripts to go with their slides of their trips; these generally contain the word “Eggheads” in the title.

BoxFolderTitleDate
195"1936-1951: From the General Theory to the 'Accord'"circa 1964
196American Art Notebook — Primitive Provincialism, Colonial Sophistication, Death of Gilbert Stuart to Philadelphia World's Fair to Chicago World Columbian Exposition (1670-1893)undated
197American Art Notebook — Chicago World Columbian Exposition to the New York Armory Show (1893-1913)undated
198American Art Notebook — New York Armory Show to World War I, Contemporary Art (1913-)undated
199Artwork1923
1910Bard, Conne1973
1911Biographies1945-2008
1912Civil Disobedience1968-1969
1913Classical Music History Notescirca 1957
1914Clippings1958-1971
1915Concert and Theatre Programs1953-1953
1916Correspondence1898-1909
1917Correspondence1910-1919
1918Correspondence1920-1949
1919Correspondence1950-1959
1920Correspondence1960-1979
1921Correspondence — Otto's Friends1972-2010
1922Correspondence — Edna and Otto1943-1949
1923Correspondence — Madison, Cindy Sandt1966
1924Cultural History and the State of the Arts from the Renaissance to the Present — Table of Contentsundated
1925Cultural History and the State of the Arts from the Renaissance to the Present — Part Iundated
1926Cultural History and the State of the Arts from the Renaissance to the Present — Part IIundated
1927Cultural History and the State of the Arts from the Renaissance to the Present — Part IIIundated
BoxFolderTitleDate
201Cultural History and the State of the Arts from the Renaissance to the Present — Part IV and Vundated
202Economic Jokes and Bon Motscirca 1950
203English Painting Notebookundated
204English Painting Notebookundated
205Diary1957
206Finances1958-1979
207Fisher, Irving — 100 Percent Reserve Plan1945-1946
208French Art History Notebook — Before 1530-1600undated
209French Art History Notebook — French Classicism and the era of Louis XIVundated
2010French Art History Notebook — Rococoundated
2011French Art History Notebook — French Classicismundated
2012French Art History Notebook — Realismundated
2013French Art History Notebook — Conservatives-Academiciansundated
2014French Art History Notebook — Impressionismundated
2015French Art History Notebook — Impressionismundated
BoxFolderTitleDate
211French Art History Notebook — Post (Neo) Impressionismundated
212French Art History Notebook — Post (Neo) Impressionismundated
213French Art History Notebook — Post (Neo) Impressionismundated
214French Art History Notebook — Cubism, Constructivismundated
215French Art History Notebook — Cubism, Constructivismundated
216French Art History Notebook — Fauvismundated
217French Art History Notebook — Fauvismundated
218French Art History Notebook — Expressionismundated
219French Art History Notebook — Surrealism, The Primitivesundated
2110French Art History Notebook —Abstractionism, Neo Realismundated
2111German Painting Notebook — Before 1400, 15th Cenrury-Beginning of Realismundated
2112German Painting Notebook — 16th Century-Influence of Italian Renaissanceundated
2113German Painting Notebook — 18th Century Classicism, Baroque and Rococoundated
2114German Painting Notebook — Romanticism, Realism, Sezessionundated
2115German Painting Notebook — Expressionismundated
BoxFolderTitleDate
221German Painting Notebook — Expressionismundated
222Harmonic Progressionundated
223Harmonic Progressionundated
224Harmonic Progressionundated
225Historical Timeline1969
226Historical Timeline1972-1973
227History of Music Chronologyundated
228Italian Art — Byzantine Influenceundated
229Italian Painting Notebook — Early Renaissance-Florenceundated
2210Italian Painting Notebook — Early Renaissance-Florenceundated
2211Italian Painting Notebook — Early Renaissance-Florenceundated
2212Italian Painting Notebook — Early Renaissance-Florenceundated
2213Italian Painting Notebook — Early Renaissance-Siena, Tuscanyundated
2214Italian Painting Notebook — Early Renaissance-Perugia, Veronaundated
2215Italian Painting Notebook — Early Renaissance-Milanundated
2216Italian Painting Notebook — Early Renaissance-Padua, Veniceundated
2217Italian Painting Notebook — High Renaissanceundated
2218Italian Painting Notebook — High Renaissanceundated
2219Italian Painting Notebook — High Renaissanceundated
2220Italian Painting Notebook — High Renaissanceundated
BoxFolderTitleDate
231Italian Painting Notebook — High Renaissanceundated
232Italian Painting Notebook — High Renaissanceundated
233Italian Painting Notebook — Mannerismundated
234Italian Painting Notebook — Mannerismundated
235Italian Painting Notebook — Baroqueundated
236Italian Painting Notebook — Baroqueundated
237Italian Painting Notebook — After 1800undated
238Jokes1958-1966
239Jokes1950s-1960s
2310Jokes1950s-1960s
2311Keynes, John Maynard1931-1980
2312Lecture — "Art Education Combined with Music Education"undated
2313Lecture Concerts — "Berlioz: The Great Unhappy French Romanticist"circa 1958-1962
2314Lecture Concerts — "The Debussy Revolution in Music"1959
2315Lecture Concerts — "The Debussy Revolution in Music"1962
2316Lecture Concerts — "Franz Schubert: Romanticism in Music"1958-1959
2317Lecture Concerts — "Franz Schubert: Romanticism in Music"1958-1959
2318Lecture Concerts — "George Frederic Handel: Worldliness and Grace in Baroque Music"1962
2319Lecture Concerts — "George Frederic Handel: Worldliness and Grace in Baroque Music"1962
BoxFolderTitleDate
241Lecture Concerts — "Gustav Mahler: The Last Romantic Composer"1962
242Lecture Concerts — "Haydn and the Origin of Classical Music"1962
243Lecture Concerts — "Johann Sebastian Bach's Personality, Religion, and Music"1958-1962
244Lecture Concerts — "Johann Sebastian Bach's Personality, Religion, and Music"1962
245Lecture Concerts — "Johannes Brahms: Longing for the Lord Paradise"undated
246Lecture Concerts — "Liszt: The Virtuoso Composer"undated
247Lecture Concerts — "Ludwig van Beethoven: Classical Music at the Threshold of Romanticism"1962
248Lecture Concerts — "Ludwig van Beethoven: Classical Music at the Threshold of Romanticism"1962
249Lecture Concerts — "Mendelssohn: Perpetual Motion and Perpetual Emotion"1958-1959
2410Lecture Concerts — Mozart1958-1962
2411Lecture Concerts — Mozart1958-1962
2412Lecture Concerts — "Mozart's Life, Time, and Music"1962
2413Lecture Concerts — Music Mattersundated
2414Lecture Concerts — "The Music of Giuseppe Verdi"1958
2415Lecture Concerts — "The Never-Ending Appeal of Verdi-Operas"1958-1962
2416Lecture Concerts Program1960
2417Lecture Concerts — Quiz for Economist, Life with Edna, My Way to Musicundated
2418Lecture Concerts — "Richard Wagner: From Opera to Music Drama"1962
2419Lecture Concerts — "Stravinsky-The Greatest Living Composer of our Time"1958-1959
2420Lecture Concerts — "Stravinsky-The Greatest Living Composer of our Time"1958-1959
BoxFolderTitleDate
251Lecture Concerts — "Who Says Handel's Music is Dull?"circa 1960
252Lippman, Walter1962-1973
253Moore, Geoffrey Hoyt — Writings1958-1961
254Netherlandish Art Notebook — Flanders, School of Bruges up to 1500undated
255Netherlandish Art Notebook — Flanders, School of Antwerp (1500-Breughel)undated
256Netherlandish Art Notebook — Northern Provinces before Dutch Rebellion of 1581, Italian Influence (16th Century)undated
257Netherlandish Art Notebook — Rubensundated
258Netherlandish Art Notebook — Rubens' Contemporaries and Successorsundated
259Netherlandish Art Notebook — Rembrandtundated
2510Netherlandish Art Notebook — Rembrandt's Contemporaries and Successorsundated
2511Netherlandish Art Notebook — Rembrandt's Contemporaries and Successorsundated
2512Netherlandish Art Notebook — 19th-20th Century, Holland 19th Centuryundated
2513New Lecture Programsundated
2514"Otto is not Always Serious"undated
2515Poems1968-1976
2516Publications by Otto Ehrlich1956-1961
Box TitleDate
36-37 Reference Cardsundated
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2517Scandinavian, Russian Painers, Ancient Artundated
2518Slide Index — A-Mundated
2519Slide Index — N-Zundated
2520Slide Index — Composersundated
2521Slide Index — Nature, Countriesundated
2522Slide Index — People, Edna, Ottoundated
BoxFolderTitleDate
261Slide Index — Subjectsundated
262Spanish Art Notebook — Before 1500-1700, School of Valenciaundated
263Spanish Art Notebook — School of Toledo, School of Seville (1600-1700)undated
264Spanish Art Notebook — School of Madrid, From 1700 onundated
265Teaching1946-1952
266"Two Eggheads, Edna and Otto in Europe"circa 1956
267"Two Eggheads Plotting a Play," "Eggheads and Headaches on Vacation"circa 1960
2626"Two Eggheads Out West"circa 1950s-1960s
268"Two Eggheads Over There"1960
269Uncle Sam versus Inflation — Draft1942
2610Uncle Sam versus Inflation" — Draft Notes1943
2611Wagner's Die Walküre Slide Draftsundated
2612Writings1954-1974

Subseries B: Visual Materials, 1906-1969

In English and German.
1.75 linear feet.
Arrangement:

Series is arranged by document type, then chronologically.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains slides, photographs, and glass-plate negatives, mostly of Otto Ehrlich's immediate family, dating from 1906-1960s. The bulk of the subseries documents the Ehrlich family's daily life in Austria; people featured in the images include Hildegard, Otto's daughter, Rose, his wife, Franz Ehrlich, his brother, Anna Ehrlich (later Abeles), his sister, and his parents, Marie and Julius Ehrlich. Many of the photographs and glass-plate negatives were numbered and described in detail in an inventory found in Box 27, Folder 11. In addition to his family photographs, there are photos of his service with the Austrian army during World War I. Photograph albums document a vacation in New Hampshire in 1942 and of his life in New York in the early 1950s. Ehrlich also created an album of humorous photo montages mocking advertisements from the 1930s. The subseries also holds slides used by Ehrlich during his lecture concerts on classical composers, as well as some slides from Edna and Otto Ehrlich's “Eggheads” series of slide shows.

Photographs

BoxFolderTitleDate
2613Images 1864-19561906-1910
2614Images 1882-20051911-1914
2615World War I1915-1916
2616World War I1917-1919
2617Ehrlich Family, Images 9-711920-1929
2618Ehrlich Family1923-1925
2619Ehrlich Family, Images 374-4601930
2620Ehrlich Familycirca 1931-1932
2621Ehrlich Family, Images 936-17131931-1939
2622Photo Montages1934
2623Images 2029-21531935
2624New Hampshire Vacation Album1942
2625Photo Album1952-1953

Slides

BoxFolderTitleDate
1223Music Lectures on Bach, Bartok, Beethoven, Bellinicirca 1960s
1224Music Lectures on Bach, Bartok, Beethoven, Bellinicirca 1960s
1225Music Lectures on Berlioz, Debussy, Handelcirca 1960s
1226Music Lectures on Debussycirca 1960s
1227Music Lectures on Haydncirca 1960s
1228Music Lectures on Lanner, Mahler, Mendelssohncirca 1960s
1229Music Lectures on Mozartcirca 1960s
1230Music Lectures on Mussorgsky, Schubertcirca 1960s
1231Music Lectures on Strauss, Stravinsky, Tchaikovskycirca 1960s
1232Music Lectures on Verdicirca 1960s
1233Music Lectures on Wagner and Weilcirca 1960s
1234"Otto is Not Always Serious I"circa 1969
1235"Otto is Not Always Serious II"circa 1969
1236"Two Eggheads Out West"circa 1950s
1237"Two Eggheads Over There"1961

Negatives

BoxFolderTitleDate
2711Images Inventory1906-1934
2712Images 1008-1620circa 1930
2713Images 1621-2177circa 1930
2714Glass Plate Negatives Original Cases1906-1934
BoxFolderTitleDate
311Image 2 or 3. Otto im ehemaligen Gartenhauschencirca 1930
312Image 2 or 3. Otto im ehemaligen Gartenhauschencirca 1930
313Image 4 or 5. Hildegard mit Frau Minna am Fenstercirca 1930
314Image 4 or 5. Hildegard mit Frau Minna am Fenstercirca 1930
315Image 4 or 5. Hildegard mit Frau Minna am Fenstercirca 1930
316Image 8. Hildegard Spielhoserlcirca 1930
317Image 9. Hildegard mit Milchbecher und kleinem Tischerl im Gartencirca 1930
318Image 10. Hildegard mit Milchbecher und kleinem Tischerl im Gartencirca 1930
BoxFolderTitleDate
3222Image 11 or 12.circa 1930
3223Image 11 or 12. Hildegard.circa 1930
BoxFolderTitleDate
319Image 13. Rosa mit Hildegard im Liegestuhlcirca 1930
3110Image 13. Rosa mit Hildegard im Liegestuhlcirca 1930
3111Image 14. Hildegard, Kopf.circa 1930
3112Image 15. Hildegard, Brustbild.circa 1930
3113Image 16. Hildegard im Schottischen Kleidcirca 1930
BoxFolderTitleDate
3221Image 25.circa 1930
BoxFolderTitleDate
3114Image 65. Bauer und Bauerin.circa 1930
3115Image 66. Im Innern des Bauershofs.circa 1930
3116Image 67. Abladen eines Fuhrwerks im Bauernhof.circa 1930
3117Image 68. Im Maisacker.circa 1930
3118Image 80.circa 1930
3119Image 81.circa 1930
3120Image 209.circa 1930
3121Image 336. Zufahrt.circa 1930
3122Image 384. Nummerschild (Pötzleindorferstrasse 44)circa 1930
3123Image 385. Reinhold Pollak und ich bei Fotomontage.circa 1930
3124Image 386. Telefon.circa 1930
3125Image 388 or 390. Otto Ehrlich.circa 1930
3126Image 388 or 390. Otto Ehrlich.circa 1930
3127Image 388 or 390. Otto Ehrlich.circa 1930
BoxFolderTitleDate
3224Image 394. Gottscheer im Gerlos-Tel.circa 1930
3225Images 395-397. Otto, Hans Reich, Hildegard, nähend im Gröbming.circa 1930
BoxFolderTitleDate
3128Image 417.circa 1930
BoxFolderTitleDate
3226Images 465-467. Rosa mit Hildegard, Winterbild.circa 1930
3227Images 666-673. Hildegard.circa 1930
BoxFolderTitleDate
3129Image 691. Hildegard auf dem Schulweg.April 1932
3130Image 692. Marie Ehrlich.circa 1930
BoxFolderTitleDate
3228Image 692. Marie Ehrlich.circa 1930
BoxFolderTitleDate
3131Image 695. Rosa, Otto, und Hildegard am Wasserfall bei Gröbming.circa 1930
3132Image 699. Spielende Katzen.circa 1930
3133Image 700. Hildegard mit Katze.circa 1930
3134Image 762.circa 1930
3135Image 814. In Ungarn lebten vor dem Krieg.circa 1930
3136Image 821. Arzt bei Patientin.circa 1930
3137Image 894.circa 1930
3138Image 931.circa 1930
3139Image 931.circa 1930
3140Image 933.circa 1930
3141Image 934.circa 1930
3142Image 960.circa 1930
3143Image 962.circa 1930
BoxFolderTitleDate
3220Image 1337.circa 1930
BoxFolderTitleDate
3144Image 1667.circa 1930
3145Image 1861. Franz Ehrlich.3 June 1906
3146Image 1862. Gruppenaufn. Beim Doblhoff in Baden, Josef Schanda.July 1906
3147Image 1867. Große Gruppe mit Tante Berta beim Rudolfshof in Baden.12 August 1906
3148Image 1877. Familienausflug in Purkersdorf.23 June 1907
3149Image 1878. Franz Ehrlich und Ernst Böhm.3 July 1907
3150Image 1881. Julius Ehrlich.4 August 1907
BoxFolderTitleDate
321Image 1884. Julius Ehrlich.18 August 1907
322Image 1888. Gaaden.7 April 1908
323Image 1891. Gruppe auf dem Schulausflug in Sittendorf7 April 1908
324Image 1892. Franz Ehrlich im Salon.11 June 1908
325Image 1895. Anna Ehrlich mit Hut.18 June 1908
326Image 1903. Tanzschule Gruppenaufnahme bei Blitzlicht1911
327Image 1911. Schulausflug.1906
328Image 1914. Mutter im Schlafrock.15 Juli 1916
329Image 1943 or 1944. Piazza Tartini und Kirche Casa Veneziana.20 August 1908
3210Image 1945. Gruppenaufnahme bei der Kirche.29 Mai 1907
3211Image 1945. Gruppenaufnahme bei der Kirche.29 Mai 1907
3212Image 1952 or 1953. Anna mit Gruppe im Bad.12 June 1908
3213Image 2178.circa 1930
3214Image 2178.circa 1930
3215Franz Ehrlichcirca 1930
3216Probably Hildegardundated
3217Unidentified Negativesundated
3218Unidentified Negativesundated
3219Unidentified Negatives1940
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