Max Gottschalk Papers.
Extent and Medium
ca. 0,10 l.m. (9 folders).
Scope and Content
The Max Gottschalk Papers almost exclusively consist of correspondence of Gottschalk with various individuals and organisations. We note: correspondence concerning Gottschalk’s relations with Belgian Free Masons living in the USA (folder XXXI-1; period 1941); correspondence with various individuals (folder XXXI-2; 1942); letters of thanks and various invitations (folder XXXI-32; 1942-1944); correspondence of Gottschalk concerning his son Robert i.a. regarding his admission into university, bar mitzvah, summer camp performances etc. (folder XXXI-4; 1942-1943); correspondence with regards to Gottschalk’s son William i.a. about application and admission to college, personal correspondence etc. (folder XXXI-5; 1941-1943); correspondence regarding invitation, fund solicitation, receipts, statistical material (XXXI-6; 1941-1943); copies of Curriculum Vitae, cover letters, responses to research requests, press releases, texts of speeches by Gottschalk, correspondence etc. (folder XXXI-7; 1940-1943); correspondence with and about Gottschalk’s brother-in-law Benedict L. Goldschmidt of BELHICEM (folder XXXI-8; 1940-1943) and lastly correspondence between Gottschalk and various individuals and organisations, i.a. American Jewish Committee, Jewish Agricultural Society, New School for Social Research, ... (folder XXXI-9; 1940-1944).
There are two inventories - D.M. WOLFSON, Papers of Max Gottschalk (Series XXXI of the Records of HIAS and HICEM, RG 245.4), New York, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, 1980 and the more recent (but less detailed) Y.A. TAUB, Max Gottschalk Papers,1998.
The EHRI project, in cooperation with the National Archives of Belgium, selected Holocaust-relevant archival descriptions from the finding aid G. DESMET & P. FALEK-ALHADEFF, P.-A. TALLIER (dir.), Bronnen voor de geschiedenis van de Joden en het Jodendom in België (19de-20ste eeuw) - Sources pour l'histoire des populations juives et du judaïsme en Belgique (19e-20e siècles), Brussel, Algemeen Rijksarchief, 2015. Please note that this guide focuses on Belgium-related archival materials in the respective descriptions.
This archival description was created in the framework of the cooperation between EHRI and the Yerusha project.