Inventory of the Uwe Westphal Collection, 1836-1993

AR 5528

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Inventory created 2014 by Hermann Teifer. The inventory is in English.

Creator:Westphal, Uwe
Title:Uwe Westphal Collection
Dates:1836-1993
Abstract:The collection represents Uwe Westphal’s research material for his book about the heydays and ultimate destruction of Berlin’s clothing and fashion industry, 1836-1939: ‘Berliner Konfektion und Mode : die Zerstoerung einer Tradition’.
Languages:This collection is in German with some English and French.
Quantity:6 folders
Identification:AR 5528
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute Archives
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Scope and Content Note

The collection represents Uwe Westphal’s research material for his book about the heydays and ultimate destruction of Berlin’s clothing and fashion industry, 1836-1939: ‘Berliner Konfektion und Mode : die Zerstoerung einer Tradition’.

The following names are mentiond in this collection: Ehrenfreund, Kurt; Gorke, Lucie; Israel, Wilfrid; Manheimer-Behren family; Newman, Alice; Riecken, Harald; Strassburger, Feige; Töpfer, Willy; Valentin-Löwen family; Wachtel, Gitta; Wachtel, Nathan.

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Access and Use

Access

The Uwe Westphal Collection may be viewed online.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:
Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

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Access Points

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

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Related Material

Uwe Westphal’s book, 'Berliner Konfektion und Mode : die Zerstoerung einer Tradition 1836-1939' is available in the LBI Library, call number GT 931 B4 W4.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Uwe Westphal Collection; AR 5528; box number; folder number; Leo Baeck Institute.

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Processing Information

During microfilming and consequent digitization the original order of the collection has been disrupted.

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Container List

 

Uwe Westphal Collection, 1836-1993

Scope and Content:

Folder 1 holds a draft manuscript of Uwe Westphal’s book, consisting of typescripts, manuscripts, and handwritten notes about fashion, the fashion industry in Germany, and the expulsion of Jews from the clothing industry in Germany during the Nazis.

Folders 2; 3 and 4 hold various research materials, including address lists, bibliographies, correspondence, notes, photocopies of printed materials, as well as documents pertaining to various individuals. Also included in folder 2 are printed address books from Berlin for 1836 and 1890/91. Printed address books from Berlin for 1849, 1854, and 1864 are held in folder 3, which also includes the family history of the Valentin-Loewen, Manheimer-Behrend families and various documents from Germany’s Nazi period. Research material in folder 4 contains correspondence, documents and leaflets pertaining to expropriations, clippings and printed address books for Berlin, 1932-1940.

Folder 5 holds primarily clippings with articles from German fashion magazines in the 1920s and 1930s. Also included is a printed list of self-employed Jewish craftsmen in Berlin, ‘Verein selbständiger Handwerker jüdischen Glaubens E.V. Berlin’, as well as clippings from "Stuermer" and "Juedische Rundschau".

Folder 6 holds correspondence and various accompanying documents pertaining to a planned memorial for the center of Berlin’s garment industry from 1836 to 1938 on Berlin’s Hausvogteiplatz.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1 1 Partial manuscript (typed and handwritten) for ‘Berliner Konfektion und Mode’ 1985
1 2 Research materials 1836-1986
1 3 Research materials 1849-1986
1 4 Research materials undated, 1932-1945
1 5 German fashion magazines and other clippings undated, 1926-1938
1 6 Konfektionsviertel am Hausvogteiplatz 1992-1993
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