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Photographs ca. 1898-1918

Scope and Contents

The photographs series contains a small number of portraits and other snapshots of the Kohnstamm-Reich family. Included are posed portraits of those in the family who were drafted into World War I, other more casual portraits, and those of close friends.
Box 1, Folder 3

Joseph P. Reich, 1917 1917

Box 1, Folder 4

Joseph Reich, with cigarette, 1917 1917

Box 1, Folder 7

Dr. Joseph P. Reich, World War I ca. 1914-1918

Scope and Content

Dr. Joseph P. Reich is the soldier on the right in this photograph.
Box 1, Folder 8

Dr. Joseph P. Reich, WWI ca. 1914-1918

Box 1, Folder 5

Dr. Joseph P. Reich, World War I ca. 1914-1918

Box 1, Folder 6

[Dr. Joseph P. Reich] ca. 1914-1918

Box 3, envelope 1

[Photos of Joseph Reich] undated

Box 3, envelope 2

[Photos of Oscar Kohnstamm] 1898-1917

Box 3, envelope 3

[Small Kohnstamm family photo album] ca. 1900s-1910s

Box 3, envelope 5

[Portraits of Rudi Kohnstamm] ca. 1912-1916

Box 3, envelope 6

[Photos of Oscar Kohnstamm's grave] ca. 1917

Box 3, Folder 13

[Photos from the extended family and friends of the Kohnstamms] undated

Box 3, Folder 23

[Kohnstamm family photos] ca. 1898-1917

Box 3, Folder 27

[Photo of Oscar Weiss] ca. 1904-1905

Box 3, Folder 31

[Photographs of Johannes Gad (Eva's brother)] 1914-1915

Box 3, Folder 36

[Portraits of Oskar Kohnstamm] ca. 1917


Graphic Materials ca. 1600s-1910s

Scope and Contents

The graphic materials series is somewhat wide in its scope, with materials from around the 17th/18th century all the way through WWI. Included are a picture postcard, a book plate engraving, an etching, and photocopies of artist Ernst Kirchner's famous depictions of Dr. Oskar Kohnstamm. While they do not share much in common thematically, together they show the nature of the visual materials the family saved over the years even through a number of moves.
Box 3, envelope 4

[Postcards featuring Alexander Moissi as Hamlet] ca. 1910

Box 3, Folder 15

Book plate engraving for Adrienne von Buelow, by Reinhold Naegele undated

Box 3, Folder 16

[Latin-German prints with etchings] undated (ca. 17th/18th century?)

Processing Information

These prints were originally framed, and then taken out of the frames and put in the folder for preservation. The first is entitled, "Non Ficta Haec Tibi Mente Precor;" the second "Honorandi Parentes."
Box 3, Folder 33

[Depictions of Otto Klemperer by Ernst Kirchner (photocopies)] 1915-1916


Artifacts 1813-1980 bulk

Scope and Contents

The artifacts series contains items that indicate important milestones in the lives of the members of the Kohnstamm-Reich family. The pocketbook belonged to an earlier generation of the family, perhaps a parent of patriarch and pioneering neurophysiologist Johannes Gad. The ring, link bracelet, and Iron Cross are all from the WWI era, when the family changed permanently, gaining some (Joseph Reich) and losing others (Rudi Kohnstamm, Oskar Kohnstamm, and Johannes Gad Jr.). The war ration book is from WWII, another era of upheaval for the family, when necessary immigration caused them to split. Lastly, the medal of confirmation from 1980 was given to Anneliese Kohnstamm Reich upon her return to her hometown, where she was able to visit again near the end of her life.
Box 1, Folder 1

Ring, inscribed with "Gold gab ich fuer Eisen" 1914

Box 1, Folder 2

Link bracelet with inscriptions: "In Eiserner Zeit 1916" and "Gold zur Wehr, Eisen zur Ehr" 1916

Box 1, Folder 9

Iron Cross, First Class, for Dr. Reich 1914

Scope and Content

In original delivery package, labeled: Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse, Nur von dem Beliehenen zu oeffnen. With handwritten additions.
Box 1, Folder 31

War Ration Book for Anneliese Reich 1943

Box 1, Folder 42

Pocketbook/Wallet inscribed "1813-14 M. Gad" ca. 1813-1814

Scope and Content

Contained the papers that are now in folders 1.37 - 1.41.
Box 3, envelope 7

[Medal in honor of confirmation, Anneliese Kohnstamm] 1980 September 21

Scope and Contents

This medal is presented in honor of the day of confirmation for Anneliese Kohnstamm. It lists her birthday as 1900 August 3, her baptism date as 1900 October 21, and her confirmation as 1916 30 April. However, the medal itself seems to have been given to her on 1980 September 21, when it is signed and dated with an inscription, all in German, from the Evangelical Church in Koenigstein.
Box 2

[Boxed stereoscopic slides] undated

Box 2

[Two Stereoscopes] undated

Box 2

[Framed engraving] 1908 May 6

Scope and Contents

This drawing, which seems to be in the format of a book plate, was given to Dr. Oskar Kohnstamm by the artist himself, Marcus Behmer. The engraving itself is signed "Marcotino," which is how Behmer signed some of his work. The artist has also added a note, which reads, "Fuer Herrn Dr. Oskar Kohnstamm in Dankbarkeit, Florenz 6.IV.08 [For Dr. Oskar Kohnstamm in gratitude, Florence 1908 May 6]."
Box 2

[Portfolio documenting E.L. Kirchner's murals for the Sanatorium Dr. Kohnstamm] undated

Scope and Contents

This portfolio contains documentation of the murals that E.L. Kirchner painted on the walls of one of the rooms in Dr. Kohnstamm's sanatorium. Kirchner had been a patient there himself, and then contributed these expansive and completely unique works of art to the building. There are photos of the paintings, as well as a layout of how they were originally arranged on the room wall. This is particularly an important set of documents because during World War II, they were destroyed in a bombing maneuver. These are some of the last remaining photographs of these massive works by Kirchner.

Correspondence and Personal Effects 1852-1991

Scope and Contents

The correspondence and personal effects series is composed of the more personal materials in the collection, including letters from friends and family, items owned by different members of the family, as well as biographical and autobiographical information.
Box 1, Folder 13

[Postcard to the Kohnstamm family from Theodor Herzl] 1903 April 2

Scope and Content

With unused envelope, with note "Theodor Herzl."
Box 1, Folder 21

[Letter from the Sturmabteilung of the NSDAP in Breslau, to Dr. Joseph Reich] 1933 March 29

Box 1, Folder 29

[Official letter to Mrs. Anneliese S. Reich from Malvina Thompson, secretary to Eleanor Roosevelt] 1941 February 13

Box 1, Folder 33

[Letter from the United Restitution Organization West Coast Branch, Los Angeles, to Hanna Hayman] 1961 March 3

Box 1, Folder 37

[Letter/Notes from Elrike von Stoltz with envelope] 1852

Scope and Content

Found with folders 1.38 - 1.41 in a pocketbook marked "1813-1814, M. Gad."
Box 1, Folder 38

[Letter] 1855 July 25

Scope and Content

Found with folders 1.37 - 1.41 in a pocketbook marked "1813-1814, M. Gad."
Addressed to Fraeulein Pauline Gad, postmarked Berlin.
Box 1, Folder 39

[Letter] 1870 August

Scope and Content

Found with folders 1.37 - 1.41 in a pocketbook marked "1813-1814, M. Gad."
From Warsaw.
Box 1, Folder 40

[Picture postcard of Krain, Kr. Strehlen (Schl.)] undated

Scope and Content

Found with folders 1.37 - 1.41 in a pocketbook marked "1813-1814, M. Gad."
Handwritten notes on back, one of which says: "Das Schloss von Urgrossmutter von Koppy (Gad)," (The Castle of Great-Grandmother von Koppy [Gad]).
Box 1, Folder 41

[Postcard from Professor Gad to Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Reich] 1925 July 2

Scope and Content

Found with folders 1.37 - 1.40 in a pocketbook marked "1813-1814, M. Gad."
From Prof. Gad in Prague to Dr. and Mrs. Reich in Breslau.
Box 1, Folder 43

[Picture postcard to Anneliese Reich] 1921

Box 1, Folder 44

[Picture postcard to Eva Kohnstamm from "Erika"] November 4

Box 1, Folder 45

[Picture postcard] undated

Box 3, Folder 17

[Letters from Carl Reich to his wife, Julie] 1878-1908

Box 3, Folder 18

[Photographs and personal materials, Johannes and Clara Boltz Gad] ca. 1880-1938

Box 3, Folder 19

Schneeblume: Ein Maerchen vom Nordpol ca. 1886

Scope and Contents

The title page says: Schneeblume. Ein Maerchen vom Nordpol. Seinen lieben Eltern zu Weihnachten 1886 erzaelt von Udo Kraft (here is hand-written in: "close friend of Oskar Kohnstamm"). Geboren in Kriegsjahr 1870, gefallen bei Anloy am 22. August 1914. Eine Weihnachtsgabe fuer seine kleinen Freunde.
Box 3, Folder 20

[Personal effects and biographical information for Oscar Kohnstamm] 1895-1980

Box 3, Folder 21

Kinder-Chronik for the Kohnstamm Family 1897-1914

Box 3, Folder 24

[Photographs and personal materials, Eva Gad Kohnstamm] ca. 1900-1963

Box 3, Folder 26

[Photographs and personal effects of Anneliese Kohnstamm Reich] ca. 1901-1944

Box 3, Folder 29

[Oscar Kohnstamm's notes and correspondence] 1907-1917

Box 3, Folder 30

[Miscellaneous correspondence of Carl Reich] ca. 1908

Box 3, Folder 32

[Correspondence between Rudi and Anneliese Kohnstamm] 1915-1916

Box 3, Folder 34

[Materials regarding Rudi's death] ca. 1916

Box 4, Folder 2

[Miscellaneous correspondence, Anneliese Reich] 1922-1947

Box 4, Folder 3

[Anneliese Reich wedding book and card] 1923 January-August

Box 4, Folder 4

[Love letters from Joseph Reich to Anneliese Kohnstamm Reich] ca. 1923

Box 4, Folder 6

[Miscellaneous correspondence with photos, Joseph Reich] 1923-1948

Box 4, Folder 7

[Compositions and speeches by Joseph Reich] ca. 1930-1949

Box 4, Folder 8

[Letters to Joseph and Anneliese Reich with photos, from Otto Reich] 1932 June 12-1933 August 16

Box 4, Folder 9

Worte bei Ottos Einaescherung 1933 September 19

Scope and Contents

A handwritten note at the top says: "Joseph Reich for his brother Otto (suicide)."
Box 4, Folder 10

[Work and hobbies of Joseph Reich] 1936-1956

Box 4, Folder 12

[Eulogy for Betty Reich, given by old friend Fried Marck] ca. 1940s

Box 4, Folder 17

[Memorial book in honor of Joseph Reich's death] 1956

Box 4, Folder 18

[Happy New Year's card from Lore] 1960 December

Scope and Contents

One side of the card is a color print of "Das alte Berlin: Koenigliches Schloss mit Schlossbruecke (The Old Berlin: Royal Castle with the castle bridge)," and on the reverse is printed, "Ein Glueckliches und Erfolgreiches Neues Jahr 1961 wuenscht (A happy and successful new year 1961 wished)" and handwritten "von Herzen deine Lore Dezember 1960 (from the heart, your Lore, December 1960)."
Box 4, Folder 25

[Correspondence with Peter Kohnstamm regarding family history] 1985-1991

Box 4, Folder 26

The Kohnstamm Family: The First Four Generations, first partial draft compiled by C.T. Marx 1990 January


Legal and Official Documents 1894-1983 bulk

Scope and Contents

The legal and official documents series is composed of items from federal governments, states, or other official bodies that pertain to the lives of the Kohnstamm-Reich family. This includes certificates for marriages, divorces, births, deaths, school records, identification, and other such licensing.
Box 1, Folder 11

[High school grade report, Joseph Reich] 1894-1895

Scope and Content

From the Koenig-Wilhelms-Gymnasiums zu Breslau.
Box 1, Folder 12

Geburtsurkunde for Anne-Liese Stella Kohnstamm Reich 1900 August 4

Box 1, Folder 14

[New York State education certificate and original license to practice medicine in Germany, both for Joseph Paul Reich] 1911 June 16 and 1936 November 20

Box 1, Folder 15

[Detention release certificate for Dr. Reich] 1914 August 23

Box 1, Folder 17

Besitzzeugnis and Vorlaeufigen Besitzzeugnis for Oberarzt d. Res. Dr. Reich 1918 August 12-1918 October 24

Box 1, Folder 19

Familien Stammbuch fuer die Familie Reich ca. 1923-1924

Scope and Content

Book containing details concerning basic family information, such as Mr. and Mrs. Reich's marriage and the birth of their child.
Box 1, Folder 20

Deutsches Reich Reisepass for the Reich family, with Hanna Reich's Kinderausweis 1932 May 4

Box 1, Folder 22

Re-certification of Marriage (USA) for Joseph and Anneliese Reich 1936 February 13

Box 1, Folder 23

[Grade report, Hanna Reich] 1937 March 25

Scope and Content

From the Cecilienschule in Breslau.
Box 1, Folder 24

Application for an American Visa, Joseph Reich 1937 July 2

Box 1, Folder 25

Deutsches Reich Heimatschein (fuer den Aufenthalt im Ausland) 1937 July 2

Box 1, Folder 27

[Grade report for Gerd (Gerald) Haymann, with photograph] 1939 April 29

Scope and Content

From the Institution Terrier-Ferrier, "Beau Soleil," Villars s/ Ollon (Suisse). Gerald Haymann is in the center of the photograph.
Box 1, Folder 30

United States Department of Justice (Alien Registration) Certificate of Identification for Gerald Haymann 1942 February 3

Box 1, Folder 35

Certification of donation to the Tree Fund of the Jewish National Fund 1963 October

Scope and Content

In memory of Eva Kohnstamm, planted by Franklin and Ann Thayman.
Box 3, Folder 25

[Information regarding the Sanatorium Dr. Kohnstamms] ca. 1900s-1983

Box 3, Folder 28

[Materials regarding the buildings of the Sanatorium] 1904-1980

Box 3, Folder 39

Meisterbrief, Anneliese Kohnstamm Reich 1929

Box 3, Folder 40

[Documents regarding the divorce of Anneliese Kohnstamm Reich and Joseph P. Reich] 1948-1956

Box 3, Folder 41

[Documents regarding Joseph Reich's death] 1956

Box 4, Folder 5

[Materials regarding Anneliese Kohnstamm and Joseph Reich's marriage] ca. 1923


Misc. Articles and Ephemera 1868-1991

Scope and Contents

The misc. articles and ephemera series contains both articles written by members of the family as well as those concerning them. The series includes scientific writing, articles about Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (who had stayed for a time at Oskar Kohnstamm's sanatorium), and other miscellaneous writing and clippings.
Box 1, Folder 10

Der Bazar 1868 January 1

Box 1, Folder 16

Frankfurter Zeitung und Handelsblatt 1914 September 14

Box 1, Folder 26

Interview with Two German Refugees, a Neighborhood Guild Broadcast by Dr. Charles Copeland Smith, with photograph 1939 February 26

Scope and Content

The two German refugees interviewed are Mrs. Anneliese Reich and her daughter, Hanna Reich. They are listed as Mrs. and Miss King. The accompanying photograph is of Mr. Charles Copeland Smith.
Box 4, Folder 11

[More information concerning the Interview with Two German Refugees] 1939 February 26

Box 1, Folder 28

A Case of Psychoanalytic Self-Observation 1939 October

Scope and Content

Reprinted from Psychoanalytic Review, Vol. 26, No. 4, October, 1939. By Joseph P. Reich, M.D. of Chicago, Ill.
Box 1, Folder 32

Psychosomatic Aspects of General Medicine 1944 December

Scope and Content

by Julius Bauer, M.D., reprinted from "Clinical Proceedings."
Box 1, Folder 34

The National Spinal Injuries Centre Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury, Bucks. 1962

Scope and Content

by Ludwig Guttmann, Director, National Spinal Injuries Centre. Reprinted from the Monthly Bulletin of the Ministry of Health and the Public Health Laboratory Service, 1962, 21, p.60. With handwritten note: "To Anneliese Reich in friendship! Ludwig Guttmann."
Box 1, Folder 36

20 Jahre Rehabilitationsarbeit an Querschnittsgelaehmten 1964 July 31

Scope and Content

By Ludwig Guttman. From "Medizin in aller Welt," 1964. Muench. Med. Wochenschrift. No. 31, 106. Jahrgang. Also in folder: newspaper clipping, "'Thank-You-Britain' Fund Opened."
Box 3, Folder 8

[Materials found in the Philo Lexicon] undated

Scope and Contents

The materials in this folder were originally found in the Philo Lexicon hardbound book, but were removed and placed in their own folder to better preserve them. They are notes on miscellaneous information found in the Lexicon.
Box 3, Folder 9

[Materials found in the paperback copy of Erscheinungsformen der Seele] undated

Scope and Contents

These materials were originally found in the paperback copy of Oscar Kohnstamm's Erscheinungsformen der Seele, but were removed and placed in their own folder to better preserve them. There is a note to the previous owner of the book (likely Peter Kohnstamm) as well as photocopies of a newspaper article concerning Koenigstein and notes of Dr. Kohnstamm's.
Box 3, Folder 10

[Materials found in the hardbound copy of Erscheinungsformen der Seele] undated

Scope and Contents

These materials were originally found in the hardbound copy of Oscar Kohnstamm's Erscheinungsformen der Seele, but were removed and placed in their own folder to be better preserved. They include a wide variety of miscellaneous newspaper articles and notes.
Box 3, Folder 11

[Materials found in the stereoscopic slide boxes] undated

Scope and Contents

These materials were found in the two stereoscopic slide boxes, but removed and placed in their own folder in interest of better preservation. The blank, numbered sheet was in the lid of the darker brown, taller box labeled "Arnold Lederer, Prague," while the envelope and the numbered, filled-out sheet came from the lighter brown, flatter box.
Box 3, Folder 12

[Poetry clippings] undated

Scope and Contents

There are three items in this folder: a clipping of "Stiller Besuch" by Erich Kaestner, a clipping of "Jardin du Luxembourg" by Erich Kaestner, and "Kinder laufen fort!" by Franz Werfel which has been re-typed on a small piece of paper.
Box 3, Folder 37

[Clippings regarding Oskar Kohnstamm] 1917-1991

Box 3, Folder 38

[Newspaper and magazine articles written by Otto Reich] ca. 1909-1913

Box 4, Folder 20

[Writing and correspondence regarding Ernst Ludwig Kirchner] ca. 1969-1971

Box 4, Folder 21

[Articles and clippings regarding Ernst Ludwig Kirchner] 1969-1987

Box 4, Folder 22

[Clippings and writing concerning Otto Klemperer] ca. 1972-1982

Box 4, Folder 23

[Materials regarding Anneliese Reich and Hanna Hayman's return to Koenigstein im Taunus] 1980-1986

Box 4, Folder 24

[Clippings regarding "Juden in Koenigstein"] 1981-1983


Ephemera ca. 1922-1980s

Box 1, Folder 18

Fuenfzigtausend (50,000) Mark Note, Berlin, Reichsbankdirektorium 1922 November 19

Box 3, Folder 14

League of Women Voters' certificates for Anneliese Reich undated


Books and Print Publications 1898-1962

Scope and Contents

While members of the Kohnstamm-Reich-Hayman family often wrote or were featured in short articles, the books and print publication series puts together the bound volumes in the collection that were either written or collected by a member of the family.
Box 3, Folder 22

Eckstein's Medizinische Hausbibliothek Bd. 3: Die Nervenschwaeche, von Oskar Kohnstamm ca. 1898

Box 3, Folder 35

Ausserzweckhaftigkeit und Form in Leben und Kunst by Oscar Kohnstamm 1916

Box 4, Folder 1

Sassa yo Yassa: Japanische Taenze 1921

Box 4, Folder 13

Medical and Philosophical Results of the Method of Hypnotic Self-Observation by Oskar Kohnstamm 1951

Scope and Contents

The original article was printed in German in 1918. This English translation by Anneliese Kohnstamm Reich was published in 1951.
Box 4, Folder 14

Medical and Philosophical Results of the Method of Hypnotic Self-Observation by Oskar Kohnstamm undated

Box 4, Folder 15

The Medical Way 1954 August

Scope and Contents

This issue of The Medical Way features an article by Solomon R. Kagan, M.D. about Oskar Kohnstamm and his work.
Box 4, Folder 16

Erinnerungen an Ernst Ludwig Kirchner 1955

Scope and Contents

This is a small volume with pieces by Kirchner included throughout. It is written by Hans Fehr, and was the "Christmas publication" of Gutekunst and Klipstein (Klipstein and Co., Vorm.). There are two copies in the folder.
Box 4, Folder 19

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner im Tanzcafe 1962

Scope and Contents

Special publication by "Insel-Verlag."