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Guide to the Joseph Jastrow Papers, 1875-1961

Abstract

Collection contains correspondence, manuscripts of lectures, speeches, prose, poetry, and copies of published articles, book reviews, and newspaper clippings. Subjects include the Jastrow family of Philadelphia and the Szold family of Baltimore, the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Judaism in Baltimore and Philadelphia, and the Zionist movement. Correspondents include Marcus Jastrow and Henrietta Szold.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Joseph Jastrow papers
Creator
Jastrow, Joseph, 1863-1944
Extent
5.5 linear feet, 11 boxes, 1,009 items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

This collection contains the papers of Joseph Jastrow (1863-1944), a scholar and writer pioneering in the field of psychology, most of his career spent at the University of Wisconsin. It includes correspondence of Jastrow and his wife, Rachel (Szold) Jastrow, with their families principally concerning family matters, but with references to affairs of the University; Judaism in Baltimore, Maryland, and Madison, Wisconsin; and the Zionist movement.

Also included are photographs of the Szold and Jastrow families; manuscripts of his lectures, speeches, prose and poetry; the galley proofs of several articles; a diary kept during a vacation in Spain; a scrapbook containing copies of his articles and book reviews; a compilation of his early writings; copies of his articles in pamphlet form; and newspaper clippings.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Contents of the Collection

Letters, 1875-1889
(2.0 folders)
Box 1
Letters, 1890-1894
(2.0 folders)
Box 2
Letters, 1895-1908
(2.0 folders)
Box 3
Letters, 1909-1945 and undated
(2.0 folders)
Box 4
Volumes, undated
Box 5
Volumes, undated
Box 6
Scrapbook, 1887-1907
Box 7
Printed material, undated
(1.0 folders)
Box 8
Photographs, undated
(5.0 folders)
Box 9
Photographs, undated
(16.0 folders)
Box 10
Photographs (negatives), miscellaneous papers, undated
(13.0 folders)

Box contains glass negatives

Box 11

Historical Note

Joseph Jastrow (1863-1944), was a psychologist and professor at the University of Wisconsin. He was married to Rachel (Szold) Jastrow.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Joseph Jastrow Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Joseph Jastrow Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1959.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff.