Papers of industrialist and insurance executive Edward Atkinson of Brookline, Mass. include letters received from William Heath regarding business affairs, 1859-63; a handwritten copy of a speech discussing state and town government, 1882; typewritten memoirs; and a diary kept while travelling in Europe, 5 July- 18 Sept. 1881, describing his sea voyage from New York and places visited such as England, Amsterdam, and Italy. Collection also includes a typescript list (with annotations) of guests at the wedding of relative Mary Forbes Atkinson, 1923
Diary kept by Goelet during his various travels (1746-1758). Includes journeys New York to London and return, 1746-1747 and 1750-1752; New York to St. Thomas, Sept. 1754-Jan. 1755; from there to Amsterdam, 1757; and from there to St. Eustatius and on to New London, Connecticut, 1758. Entries record his sojourns in London and Amsterdam, local customs, social events, public works, points of interest, sailing through a hurricane, his long stay in Boston while his ship was repaired, and privateers met on route to the West Indies. Illustrated by Goelet with watercolor drawings of ships and maps
Digital images acquired as part of a project to document the death of Prince with a public call for personal photographs of memorials and celebrations dedicated to the talented musician and cultural icon.
The Hans Oppenheimer letter is a letter written by Hans Oppenheimer (1901-1945), a German Jewish bank official who was detained in Westerbork transit camp and later perished in Bergen-Belsen. The collection is comprised of a single letter written by Hans from Westerbork in 1943 to Dr. K. Prager, a non-Jewish friend and business associate in Amsterdam. In the letter, Hans discusses his wife and children and a little about life in the camp
The Toni Heller collection contains documents relating to Harry and Toni Heller, who both were imprisoned in Westerbork transit camp from 1940-1945. Items include travel and work passes from Westerbork, certificates of good conduct, and a newsletter from the refugee camp. Other items include an interview with Commander Gemmecke of Westerbork, a testimony on life in the camp, and a brief biography and testimony written by Toni Heller. The collection also contains photographs of the Hellers and postcards
The Henry Blumenstein family papers consist of wartime and postwar correspondence among members of the Blumenstein family, with other relatives and friends, and with the Dijkstra family; photographs of the Blumenstein and Dijkstra families in Austria, the Netherlands, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic; and subject files including Franz Blumenstein's date book, Henry Blumenstein's identification papers, and emigration and immigration papers
The collection comprises letters, official documents, and photographs that pertain to the lives of members of the Gettinger (Göttinger) family, specifically the brothers Isadore (Isidor) and Israel, as they attempted to emigrate from Austria amid the rise of the German Reich and the implications thereafter
This collection contains the personal papers of members of the Leiter and Berliner families of Hamburg and Berlin. Some members of these families immigrated to the United States in the late 1930s while others survived World War II in Amsterdam, as forced laborers in Berlin, or in Theresienstadt. Materials include vital documents, official papers, personal correspondence, poems, clippings, official announcements and orders, banking records, restitution materials, and a few photographs