Guide to the Blum Family Collection
undated, 1913-1965
(bulk 1938-1947)
AR 25132

Processed by Catherine Greer

Leo Baeck Institute

Center for Jewish History

15 West 16th Street

New York, N.Y. 10011

Phone: (212) 744-6400

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© 2014  Leo Baeck Institute
Electronic finding aid was encoded in EAD 2002 by Catherine Greer in January 2014. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Blum, Bruno, 1907-1977
Title: Blum Family Collection
Dates:undated, 1913-1965
Dates:bulk 1938-1947
Abstract: This collection primarily includes documents related to the Blum family’s immigration to the United States from Vienna, Austria. The materials include correspondence, passports, emigration records, a marriage certificate, a U.S. Army Safe Conduct pass, identity cards, employment records, school report cards, and university enrollment records.
Languages: The collection is primarily in German, with some English, Hebrew, Spanish and Polish.
Quantity: 0.25 linear feet
Identification: AR 25132
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute
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Biographical Note

Bruno Blum (1907-1977) was born in Buchach, Galicia (today Ukraine) to Beile Blum née Rosenblüth and Moses Blum. He married Fryda Blum née Golger on July 31, 1938 in Vienna, Austria. Fryda Blum was born in Husiatyn, Austria-Hungary (today Ukraine). Bruno and Fryda Blum immigrated to the United States in February 1939 aboard the steamer “Deutschland.” Beile and Moses Blum arrived in the United States on December 21, 1939.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection primarily includes documents related to the immigration of Bruno, Fryda, Beile, and Moses Blum to the United States. The materials include passports, telegrams, a marriage certificate, a 1939 passenger list and menu for the steamer “Deutschland,” emigration records, and family correspondence. The collection also includes Fryda Blum’s birth certificate and other official records in Polish. Also included are Bruno Blum’s school report cards, identity card and enrollment books for the University of Vienna, streetcar pass, employment records, a 1936 program from a Vienna Philharmonic concert, a German Safe Conduct pass, and documents related to a fine for the improper transport of margarine. English translations of family correspondence and a partially inaccurate original inventory list are also included.

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The collection is arranged by document type.

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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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Digitization Note

The collection was digitized and made accessible in its entirety.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Blum Family Collection; AR 25132; box number; folder number; Leo Baeck Institute.

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Processing Information

Duplicate photocopies were discarded. Brittle documents were placed in mylar sleeves.

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Container List


Blum Family Collection, undated, 1913-1965

1 1 Bruno and Fryda Blum--Personal Documents 1913-1938
1 2 Bruno Blum--University Documents, Streetcar Pass 1928-1933
1 3 Blum Family Passports 1938-1939
1 4 Blum Family Emigration Documents 1938-1965
1 5 Blum Family Correspondence 1938-1947
1 6 Correspondence Translations and Previous Inventory undated
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