Guide to the Papers of Rudolf Loeb
1885-1968

AR 4057

Processed by Yakov Illich Sklar

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Center for Jewish History

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Electronic finding aid was encoded in EAD 2002 by Yakov Illich Sklar in June 2011. Description is in English.
2011-August-16 T. Mendenhall: removed clippings (box 1 folder 1A) to clippings collection, added links to Henriette Mendelssohn diary and photographs. Removed diary from container list. Jaunary 2012: Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Rudolf Loeb Collection
Dates:1885-1968
Abstract: The Rudolf Loeb Collection consists of materials fragmentary in nature that deal primarily with the Loeb family and the banking house Mendelssohn & Co. Included in the collection are correspondence, documents, photographs, and printed materials.
Languages: The collection is in German with some English.
Quantity: 0.75 linear feet
Identification: AR 4057
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute
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Biographical Note

Rudolf Loeb was born in Elberfeld (part of Wuppertal, Germany) on November 21, 1877. Rudolf Loeb was a banker with Mendelssohn & Co. and consultant to the German and Russian governments. In the 1930s, he served as the Belgian general consul in Berlin.

He immigrated to Argentina in 1939 and to the United States in 1948.

He died in Boston on January 30, 1966.

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Scope and Content Note

The Rudolf Loeb Collection consists of materials fragmentary in nature that deal primarily with the Loeb family and the banking house Mendelssohn & Co.

Included in the collection are correspondence, including photocopies of letters from Otto von Bismarck, Bernhard von Bülow, the German Emperor Wilhelm II, and a letter from Hermann J. Abs describing the "aryanization" of the Mendelssohn banking firm in 1939.

There is a large amount of printed materials including articles by Loeb and others on the 1924 Dawes Plan and other issues of politics and economics. Also included are theater and concert programs, mostly from Berlin. There are also clippings on political, cultural, and financial topics as well as obituaries.

Other materials include honors from various governments, the directory of the diplomatic corps in Berlin for 1937-1938, photographs of Loeb, his family, and employees of the Mendelssohn banking firm.

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Arrangement

The collection consists of a single 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.

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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Separated Material

Some photographs were removed to the LBI Photo Collection.

The handwritten diary of Henriette Mendelssohn (call number DM 95) has been removed from the collection and catalogued separately.

Clippings (formerly in box 1 folder 1B) have been removed to the Rudolf Loeb Clippings Collection, AR 4057 C.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Rudolf Loeb Collection; AR 4057; 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.

 

Rudolf Loeb Collection, 1885-1968

This series is in German and English.
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Scope and Content:

The Rudolf Loeb Collection consists of materials fragmentary in nature that deal primarily with the Loeb family and the banking house Mendelssohn & Co.

Included in the collection are correspondence, including photocopies of letters from Otto von Bismarck, Bernhard von Bülow, the German Emperor Wilhelm II, and a letter from Hermann J. Abs describing the "aryanization" of the Mendelssohn banking firm in 1939.

There is a large amount of printed materials including articles by Loeb and others on the 1924 Dawes Plan and other issues of politics and economics. Also included are theater and concert programs, mostly from Berlin. There are also clippings on political, cultural, and financial topics, as well as obituaries.

Other materials include honors from various governments, the directory of the diplomatic corps in Berlin for 1937-1938, photographs of Loeb, his family, and employees of the Mendelssohn banking firm.

Also included with the collection was the original, handwritten diary of Henriette Mendelssohn, née Meyer (1776-1862) for 1848 and early 1849. She was the wife of Joseph Mendelssohn (1770-1848) , the founder of the banking house of Mendelssohn & Co.

BoxFolderTitleDate
11Old inventory1970s
12Directory of the diplomatic corps in Berlin1937-1938
13Photographs and celebratory poems1891-1927
  

mostly Loeb family

 
14Loeb, Emil1885-1894
  

school documents

 
15Loeb, Rudolf1885-1966
  

correspondence, printed materials, documents, lists

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
21Loeb, Rudolf1951-1966
  

printed materials, photographs

 
22Mendelssohn & Coundated, 1930s-1968
  

photographs, correspondence, printed materials

 
23Theater and concert programs and bills1922-1926
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