The Elisabeth Jastrow papers document the life and scholarship of this émigré archaeologist who left Germany due to the anti-Semitic
policies of the Third Reich. The archive contains personal and professional correspondence, unpublished manuscripts, extensive
research notes and photographic documentation on terracotta arulae from Magna Grecia, and teaching notes, as well as material
related to her father, Ignaz Jastrow.
Elisabeth Jastrow was born into an assimilated Jewish, academic family in Berlin on October 7, 1890. Her father, Ignaz Jastrow,
was an economist, historian and professor of political science at the University of Berlin, as well as one of the founders,
and later the Rector, of the Berliner Handelhochschule. Through her father's position, the family was part of the cosmopolitan
world of intellectualism and salons that flourished in Berlin at this time, and the family moved within a circle of noted
artists and scholars in the humanities and social sciences.
37.4 linear feet
(67 boxes, 3 flat file folders)
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