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Leopold and Berta Katscher papers, (bulk 1873-1914).

Title
Leopold and Berta Katscher papers, 1866-1939 (bulk 1873-1914).
Author
Katscher, Leopold, 1853-
Supplementary Content
Finding Aid

Details

Additional Authors
  • Schwimmer, Rosika, 1877-1948.
  • Suttner, Arthur Gundaccar, Freiherr von, 1850-1902.
  • Suttner, Bertha von, 1843-1914.
Description
16 feet (43 boxes).
Summary
The collection consists of correspondence, writings, legal case files, scrapbooks, printed matter, and personal documents reflecting the literary careers and social activism of Leopold Katscher (1853-1939) and his wife Berta Katscher (1860-1903).
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Photographs.
  • Scrapbooks.
Note
  • Forms part of the Schwimmer-Lloyd Collection.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
  • Original letters of Bertha von Suttner are available only by written permission of the Curator of Manuscripts. Transcripts and photocopies of her letters are provided in box 20 of the collection.
Biography (note)
  • Leopold Katscher (1853-1939), born in Csakova, near Temesvár, Hungary, and his wife and cousin Berta Katscher (1860-1903), born in Trencín, Slovakia, were authors, journalists and translators actively engaged in social reform and pacifist movements in Europe.
Language (note)
  • The collection is largely in German, with significant portions in Hungarian and English.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
Call Number
MssCol 6318
Author
Katscher, Leopold, 1853-
Title
Leopold and Berta Katscher papers, 1866-1939 (bulk 1873-1914).
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Access
Original letters of Bertha von Suttner are available only by written permission of the Curator of Manuscripts. Transcripts and photocopies of her letters are provided in box 20 of the collection.
Biography
Leopold Katscher (1853-1939), born in Csakova, near Temesvár, Hungary, and his wife and cousin Berta Katscher (1860-1903), born in Trencín, Slovakia, were authors, journalists and translators actively engaged in social reform and pacifist movements in Europe. Leopold Katscher wrote on literary, ethnographic, and socio-political topics; co-founded and edited several journals; advocated copyright protection for authors; and co-founded and held office in various Austrian, German and Hungarian peace societies. Berta Katscher wrote children's books, popular fiction, and non-fiction pieces on social reform, pacifism and animal rights. Both wrote about and were active in the women's rights movement. Leopold Katscher studied in Vienna and other cities and traveled extensively in Europe. During the course of their marriage the Katschers resided in London, Berlin and Budapest.
Language
The collection is largely in German, with significant portions in Hungarian and English.
Indexes
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Related collections include the Kohlbach-Bickel Family Papers, and the Schwimmer-Lloyd Collection, containing the papers of related families; Manuscripts and Archives Division; New York Public Library.
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Occupation
Journalists.
Pacifists.
Added Author
Schwimmer, Rosika, 1877-1948.
Suttner, Arthur Gundaccar, Freiherr von, 1850-1902.
Suttner, Bertha von, 1843-1914.
Research Call Number
MssCol 6318
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