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Inventory of the Jakob Rosenthal Papers, 1928-1995
Inventory of the Jakob Rosenthal Papers, 1928-1995
|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|
|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
|Call Number:||Mss 1109|
|Language of Material:||Materials in English, German, and Hebrew|
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.
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.
Materials are described at the folder level.
Search TermsThe 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.
- Rosenthal, Jakob
- Jewish authors
- Jewish journalists
- Jewish historians
Types of Material
- Résumés (personnel records)
- Black-and-white photographs
- Stats (copies)
- Clippings (information artifacts)
Includes personal and professional history statements, curricula vitae, photocopied school records, biographical sketches, and notes.
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.
Assorted English and German articles on Theodor Herzl, Jewish Austro- Hungarian journalist and the father of modern political Zionism.
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.
Written in collaboration with Rosenthal.
Typescript for Charleston, South Carolina, television appearance about interviewing Albert Einstein for the Viennese paper Der Wiener Tag.
Photographs, 1959, 1969, undated
Contains assorted portraits of Rosenthal and a small family portrait.
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.
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.
Assorted photostats of official documents from the Jewish self government of Theresienstadt of the Theresienstadt ghetto in the Czech Republic.
Contains College of Charleston syllabus and Synagogue Emanu-El Hebrew School curriculum material.
Audiovisual, 1956-1966, undated
Reel to reel tapes, 1956-1966, undated
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[Identification of item], Jakob Rosenthal papers, College of Charleston Libraries, Charleston, SC, USA.
Materials were donated in 2010 by Leah F. Chase.
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.