Guide to the Sylvia Prager Mathon papers M2800

Gurudarshan Khalsa
Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford 94305-6064

Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Title: Sylvia Prager Mathon papers
Creator: Mathon, Sylvia Prager
source: Saxe, Shelley Mathon
source: Mathon, Lauren
source: Israel, Jodie Mathon
Identifier/Call Number: M2800
Physical Description: 0.4 Linear Feet (one manuscript storage box)
Date (inclusive): 1945-2011

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of correspondence, photographs, reports and related printed and digital material created by and relating to Sylvia Prager Mathon in her role as a court reporter in the Dachau War Crimes Trials from approximately December, 1945 - December, 1946. The correspondence from 1945-1946 is primarily from Mathon to members of her family. The materials also include newspaper clippings, videos, obituary, and correspondence about Mathon from 1986-2011.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], Sylvia Prager Mathon papers (M2800). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford Libraries, Stanford, California.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use. Audiovisual & born-digital materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.

Conditions Governing Use

While Special Collections is the owner of the physical items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.


Page from library catalog:

Subjects and Indexing Terms

War crimes trials -- Germany -- Dachau -- History -- 20th century
Dachau Trials, Dachau, Germany, 1945-1947
Saxe, Shelley Mathon
Mathon, Lauren
Israel, Jodie Mathon

Box 1, Folder 1

Photos, Dachau 1946

Box 1, Folder 2

Letters and postcards 1946

Box 1, Folder 3

Letters December, 1945

Box 1, Folder 4

Letters January, 1946

Box 1, Folder 5

Letters February, 1946

Box 1, Folder 6

Letters March, 1946

Box 1, Folder 7

Letters April, 1946

Box 1, Folder 8

Letters May, 1946

Box 1, Folder 9

Letters June, 1946

Box 1, Folder 10

Letters July, 1946

Box 1, Folder 11

Letters August, 1946

Box 1, Folder 12

Letters September, 1946

Box 1, Folder 13

Letters October, 1946

Box 1, Folder 14

Letters November, 1946

Box 1, Folder 15

Videos (VHS) 1993

Scope and Contents

Testimony to the truth: Sylvia Mathon and Sylvia Gavurin, Simon Wiesanthal Center, August 30, 1993 (VHS)
VHS with a note from Ben Mather to children. The VHS is labeled "Sylvia at Dachau" and includes footage from the A+E show Our century: massacre at Malmedy
Box 1, Folder 16

Press clippings, photographs, correspondence, and Testimony to the truth transcript 1946-2008

Box 1, Folder 17

Empty envelopes, press clipping, a German newspaper, and Sylvia Praeger Mauthon obituary 1946-1948, 2011

Box 1, Folder 18

Photographs 1946

Box 1, Folder 19

Photographs and postcards 1946, 1986