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Inventory of the Jakob Rosenthal Papers, 1928-1995

Descriptive Summary

Abstract: Biographical material, writings, typescripts, photographs, and other assorted papers of Jakob Rosenthal, historian, educator, and writer. As a journalist Rosenthal wrote extensively on contemporary Jewish history, literature, and life, as well as Zionism, its history, and the State of Israel, for various European, Middle Eastern, and American daily newspapers.
Title: Jakob Rosenthal papers
Creator: Rosenthal, Jakob
Date(s): 1928-1995    
Extent: 1.0 linear feet
(2 document boxes, 6 reel to reel tapes, 1 videocassette)
Repository: Jewish Heritage Collection, Special Collections, College of Charleston Libraries
66 George Street
Charleston, SC 29424
Phone: (843) 953-8016
Fax: (843) 953-6319
URL: http://archives.library.cofc.edu
Call Number: Mss 1109
Language of Material: Materials in English, German, and Hebrew

Biographical Note

Jakob Rosenthal, historian, educator, and writer, was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1907. After Hitler's annexation of Austria in March 1938 Rosenthal escaped to Palestine and for the next ten years worked on the editorial staff of The Palestine Post, the only English language daily in that country. In 1948 he immigrated to the United States, serving as the educational director and principal for many Conservative congregations including, from 1957 to 1960, Synagogue Emanu-El and its Hebrew school in Charleston, South Carolina. Rosenthal wrote extensively on contemporary Jewish history, literature, and life, as well as Zionism, its history, and the State of Israel, for numerous European, Middle Eastern, and American daily newspapers.


Collection Overview

Biographical material, writings, typescripts, photographs, and other assorted papers of Jakob Rosenthal, historian, educator, and writer. Materials primarily relate to Rosenthal's work as a journalist and writer and include biographical materials consisting of personal and professional history statements, curriculum vitaes, photocopied school records, biographical sketches, and notes. Also included are articles written for international and national newspapers; various typescripts for newspaper articles, radio broadcasts, television appearances, and lectures; a copy of his book, With Flowers From Israel: An Intimate History of Zionism; assorted photographs; publications collected by Rosenthal; correspondence; research and teaching materials; clippings; and audiovisual materials.

Collection Arrangement

Materials are described at the folder level.


Search Terms

The following terms have been used to index this collection in the Library's online catalog. They are grouped by name of person, family, or organization, by topical subject, by place, and by types of material.

    Names

    • Rosenthal, Jakob

    Subjects

    • Jewish authors
    • Jewish journalists
    • Jewish historians

    Types of Material

    • Biographies
    • Résumés (personnel records)
    • Articles
    • Typescripts
    • Black-and-white photographs
    • Publications
    • Correspondence
    • Stats (copies)
    • Clippings (information artifacts)
    • Audiotapes
    • Videocassettes

    Inventory




    Biographical material, 1928, undated   box 1 | folder 1

    Includes personal and professional history statements, curricula vitae, photocopied school records, biographical sketches, and notes.


    Writings, 1931-1979

    Newspaper articles, 1931-1973

    Assorted articles on Zionism, Israel, Jewish history and holidays, and Theodor Herzl written by Rosenthal for international, national, and local newspapers including Der Wierner Tag, The American Zionist, the Sunday Patriot-News, and the Charleston News and Courier.




    Zionism, 1931-1955   box 1 | folder 2



    Israel, 1961, 1969   box 1 | folder 3



    Jewish history and holidays, 1940-1969   box 1 | folder 4



    Theodor Herzl, 1940-1973   box 1 | folder 5

    Assorted English and German articles on Theodor Herzl, Jewish Austro- Hungarian journalist and the father of modern political Zionism.




    Newspaper article scrapbook pages, 1945-1969   box 1 | folder 6

    Typescripts, 1946-1979, undated

    Assorted typescripts on Israel, Jewish history and holidays, the Holocaust, Hebrew language and Jewish education, and other subjects for newspaper articles, radio broadcasts, television appearances, and lectures.




    Israel, 1976, 1979, undated   box 1 | folder 7



    Jewish history and holidays, 1955-1968, undated   box 1 | folder 8



    The Holocaust, 1946, 1978, undated   box 1 | folder 9



    Hebrew language and Jewish education, 1965, 1979, undated   box 1 | folder 10



    Life Story of Louis Parnes: An Autobiography typescript, undated   box 1 | folder 11

    Written in collaboration with Rosenthal.




    "Telecast on Albert Einstein," 1979 April 9   box 2 | folder 1

    Typescript for Charleston, South Carolina, television appearance about interviewing Albert Einstein for the Viennese paper Der Wiener Tag.




    Addresses, 1960-1968   box 2 | folder 2



    With Flowers From Israel: An Intimate History of Zionism, 1978   box 2 | folder 3

    Rosenthal's personal memoir of Zionist history.


    Photographs, 1959, 1969, undated



    Synagogue Emanu-El Hebrew School graduation, 1959   box 2 | folder 4



    Rosenthal with President Shneour Zalman Shazar, 3rd President of Israel, 1969   box 2 | folder 5



    Portraits, undated   box 2 | folder 6

    Contains assorted portraits of Rosenthal and a small family portrait.




    Rosenthal with various unidentified individuals, 1969, undated   box 2 | folder 7



    Miscellaneous, undated   box 2 | folder 8

    Images include Rosenthal assisting at a bris, images of newspaper articles written by Rosenthal for Swiss, German, Austrian, and Palestinian newspapers, and assorted images of Prague.




    Publications, 1947-1982   box 2 | folder 9

    Assorted magazines, books, and newsletters collected by Rosenthal reflecting his interest in Israel, Palestine, and Zionism, including A Palestine Picture Book, Now the Story Can Be Told, and the Z.O.A. newsletter.




    Correspondence, 1955-1995   box 2 | folder 10

    Includes letters from Arthur M. Wilcox, editor of the News and Courier, Theodor "Teddy" Kollek, former Mayor of Jerusalem and founder of the Jerusalem Foundation, and letters to Leah F. Chase, executrix of the Rosenthal estate.




    Research materials, 1943-1944, undated   box 2 | folder 11

    Assorted photostats of official documents from the Jewish self government of Theresienstadt of the Theresienstadt ghetto in the Czech Republic.




    Teaching materials, undated   box 2 | folder 12

    Contains College of Charleston syllabus and Synagogue Emanu-El Hebrew School curriculum material.




    Clippings, 1951, undated   box 2 | folder 13

    Audiovisual, 1956-1966, undated

    Reel to reel tapes, 1956-1966, undated
    (JHC Miscellaneous Audiovisual Formats Box 2 | 6 Reel to Reel Tapes)

    "Dr. Rosenthal, Hebrew Broadcast on 'Jerusalem-Seder of the Hunger Strikers, 1946 '," WBOS, Boston, 1966 April   reel 1108-m01

    "Dr. Rosenthal, narrator-Model Seder," 1963   reel 1108-m02

    "Hebrew lesson #8," 1956 April 29   reel 1108-m03

    "Hebrew lesson #12," 1956 May 27   reel 1108-m04

    "Teacher at school," undated   reel 1108-m05

    Untitled, undated   reel 1108-m06

    "Home EC B Roll-Interview teacher," undated   videotape 1108-v01
    (JHC Videocassettes Box 4 | 1 videocassette)

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions

    This collection is open for research.

    Copyright Notice

    The nature of the College of Charleston's archival holdings means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. Special Collections claims only physical ownership of most archival materials.

    The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Jakob Rosenthal papers, College of Charleston Libraries, Charleston, SC, USA.

    Acquisitions Information

    Materials were donated in 2010 by Leah F. Chase.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Joshua Minor, September 2012.

    Encoded by Joshua Minor, October 2012.

    Reviewed and uploaded by Martha McTear, February 2013.

    Funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the processing of this collection and encoding of the finding aid.

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