Guide to the Gisela Stein Collection, 1938-1965

AR 25314 / MF 987

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Creator:Stein, Gisela
Title:Gisela Stein Collection
Abstract:Documents, correspondence and writings of Gisela Stein
Languages:This collection is in German, English, and Yiddish.
Quantity:1 linear ft.
Identification:AR 25314 / MF 987
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute Archives
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Biographical Note

Gisela Stein was born in Vienna, Austria on Jan. 27, 1924. She went to the Schwarzwald Realgymnasium in Vienna until 1938, when she and her mother suffered from Nazi persecution. Stein left Vienna in May 1939 and arrived in the United States in June 1939. She finished her high school education in Brooklyn, NY, winning a city-wide essay contest on ‘National Unity’ in 1941. She acquired a Ph.D. degree in German literature from New York University and taught at Brooklyn College in New York. Gisela Stein died in 2005.

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Scope and Content Note

Documents, correspondence and writings of Gisela Stein

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Collection is microfilmed; use MF 987.

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.

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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Related Material

See also: Austrian Heritage Collection, AHC 3099

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Separated Material

Some books have been removed to the LBI Library.

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Collection is available on 2 reels of microfilm (MF 987).

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Gisela Stein Collection; AR 25314; 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.


Box 1, undated, 1941-1965

11AHC Questionnaireundated
12School records and note books from the Schwarzwald Realgymnasium, Viennaundated
13Photocopies of documents (German, 1939) pertaining to Stein’s father, Hirsch Stein, with handwritten translation. – ‘Saul Raphael Landau in den U.S.’ in: Aufbau, 8/15/1941 (photocopy with Stein’s handwritten translation)
14Yearbook of the Blue and Gold Girls’ High School, Brooklyn, NY1941
15Stein’s letter to J. Donald Adams from the New York Times Book Review about Thomas Mann, and Adam’s article with a reference to Dr. Stein in the New York Times Book Review, p.2Sept. 25, 1955
16Documents pertaining to Stein’s studies at Hofstra and New York Universityundated
17BOOK: Stein, Gisela : The inspiration motif in the works of Franz Grillparzer – with special consideration of Libussa ; Martinus Nijhoff , The Hague1955
18Various reviews about Ms. Stein’s Grillparzer book in publications from the United States, England and Austria. Also: handwritten letter by Ms. Stein about the writer Franz Grillparzerundated
19Brooklyn College
  Brooklyn College Staff Bibliography, Numbers 27/28, January, 1958-December, 1959, with a reference to her work on page 35, abstract on Literature and BeliefJan. 1958-Dec. 1959
  Stein, Gisela : ‘The Lure of the Lyre or How to increase the study of German’, typescript of an article published in : NYU Germanic Quarterly, spring 1957, 3 pages1957
  Stein, Gisela : ‘The force of personality: The educational philosophy of Gottfried Keller’, in: Improving College and University Teaching, Vol. 7, Autumn 1960, p. 132f with a typescript of the same article1960
  Stein, Gisela : ‘Honors projects in elementary German courses’, in: The Superior Student Newsletter of the ICSS, University of Colorado, Vol. 2, 1/1960, p.11-13 with a typescript of the same article1960
  Stein, Gisela : ‘An evaluation of German honors projects at Brooklyn College their operation and effectiveness in required courses’, typescript of an article published in: The German quarterly, Vol. 34, No. 1 (1/1961), 8 pages1961
  Typescripts: ‘The Scholars Program’, 1961; ‘Honors Program and Honors Office’, 1960-19631960-1963
  Stein, Gisela : ‘Advanced Placement Helps Brooklyn College Find Honor Student’, in: The Superior Student, Vol.5, No 4 (3-4/1963), p. 12 & p.441963
110Brooklyn College correspondenceundated
111Gisela Stein’s articles and contributions on Franz Grillparzer (reprints and typescripts)undated
112Stein, Gisela : ‘Oesterreichische Gelehrte im Ausland – Gisela Stein, USA’, in: Oesterreichische Hochschulzeitung, vol. 14, No. 12 (6/15/1962), p. 4 (short bipgraphy with portrait). - CV update [1965] of Gisela Stein, Modern language Department, Brooklyn College.1962, 1965
113Clippings from NY newspapers (English, German, Yiddish), mentioning Gisela Steinundated
114Stein’s contributions to Sociological Abstractsundated
115BOOK: Stein, Gisela : Heinrich Boell , aus unseren Tagen, edited by Gisela Stein , Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, 1960. Book removed to the library.1960
116Gisela Stein’s articles and contributions on Hermann Hesse (reprints and typescripts)undated
117Hermann Hesse autographsundated
118BOOK: Stein, Gisela : Hermann Hesse , Dichter und Weltbuerger , bearbeitet von Gisela Stein , Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, 1961. Book removed to the library.1961
119Comments about Stein’s Hesse bookundated
120Notes and research notesundated
121Published material not by Gisela Steinundated
122Correspondence pertaining to Gisela Stein’s donation to the Museum of Jewish Heritage, New Yorkundated
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Oversized Materials, undated

OS 125Sound discs containing German poetryundated
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