Guide to the Edith Falk Collection, 
AR 5994

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Leo Baeck Institute

Center for Jewish History

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Finding aid encoded in EAD 2002 by Timothy Ryan Mendenhall on 2010-07-28. Finding aid written in English.
December 09, 2011  Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Creator:Falk, Edith, 1911-
Title:Edith Falk Collection.
Abstract:Documentation from Falk's professional career, in particular with the United States Army Civil Censorship Division during and after World War II, makes up the bulk of the collection.
Languages:This collection is in English, German, and French.
Quantity:0.5 linear feet: 19 folders
Identification:AR 5994
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute Archives
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Biographical Note

Edith Falk, daughter of Karl Falk,of Miltenberg am Main was born on July 5, 1911 at Miltenberg. During the 1920s she attended high school and professional school in Miltenberg and Frankfurt, and from 1930-1931 she worked as a kindergarten teacher in Berlin. In 1935-1936 she moved with her father and stepmother to New York City. Until 1943, she continued working as a kindergarten teacher and as a freelancer for newspapers. From 1943-1948, she worked for the United States Army Civil Censorship Division, first domestically and then abroad in Germany.

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Scope and Content Note

Documentation from Falk's professional career, in particular with the United States Army Civil Censorship Division during and after World War II, makes up the bulk of the collection. This paperwork includes documents on raises and promotions, official memos, procedural documentation and training information, applications, and speeches on the political situation in Germany. Other materials in the collection document her education and other professional experience, and there is a small amount of personal correspondence, personal papers, and some personal financial documens. Among the education documents is a certificate from her time at the historic Philanthropin Jewish women's academy in Frankfurt am Main. Other professional documents show evidence of her employment in various clerical, editorial, and managerial positions, including for the American Federation of Labor, employment agencies, and the National Baby Show.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to researchers.

Financial records (folder 5) may only be viewed on-site at the Leo Baeck Institute Reading Room.

Access Information

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

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

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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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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Edith Falk collection.; AR 5994; box number; folder number; Leo Baeck Institute.

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Other Finding Aid

Original inventory is available in folder 1.

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Container List

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

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Series I: Personal papers , 1926-1948

12Correspondence with Red Cross on relatives in Europe1940-1942
12AAmerican Red Cross Club Toursundated
13Personal papers -- education and curricula vitae1926-1945
14Personal papers -- Compositions for City College of New Yorkundated, 1943
15Financial papers1945-1948
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Series II: Professional papers , 1931-1948

16Employment -- non-governmental1931-1948
17National Baby Show1948
17AAmerican Federation of Laborundated
18Employment applicationsundated, 1943-1948
19Civil Censorship Division -- papers on promotion and transfers1943-1947
110Civil Censorship Division -- job descriptionsundated, 1946
111Civil Censorship Division -- Communications of War Department and Office of Censorship1944-1947
112Munich military post telephone directory1947
113Three lectures: Ideas of German Expansion; the Nazi Foreign Organization in the early 1940s; German world influenceundated, 1946
114Lecture: Political parties in Bavaria1946
114aCivil Censorship Division -- training materials, including comments on censorship order no.71undated, 1946
115Civil Censorship Division -- training materials on referral and submission slipsundated, 1946-1947
116Civil Censorship Division -- insurance and retirement1943-1948
117War bond drive1944-1945
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