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Photographs, c. 1928-1981,

 File — Box: 9, Folder: 11

Scope and Contents note

From the Series: This series is comprised of legal and financial documents, personal references, and photographs. The legal and financial documents include wills, publishing and consultant contracts, diplomatic papers, personal bills, high school and university transcripts, military records, receipts, royalty statements, diplomas, certificates, insurance claims, and medical records. Arranged in chronological order from 1914 to 1981, they provide some early biographical data regarding Bochner's education in Poland and Germany, his citizenship, and his military service during World War I. They also give a glimpse of his financial dealings with publishers, particularly Princeton University Press.

The personal references from teachers and employers were written in the form of general statements concerning Bochner's moral and academic characteristics rather than as true letters to specific individuals. For this reason, they were not included in the correspondence category. The four such statements in the collection, all within the period 1915-1924, are from his preparatory school in Berlin, the Konigstadtisch Oberrealschule, his professor at the University of Berlin, Issal Schur, the Cuten and Syman banking firm, where he worked for almost a year, and Josef Wdowinski, for whom Bochner worked as a secretary.

The twenty-seven photographs of the collection consist of mostly unidentified snapshots of Bochner and his colleagues and family in Munich, Princeton, Houston, Los Angeles, and Bombay from c.1928 to c. 1981.


  • c. 1928-1981,

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This material is open for research.

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From the Collection: 21 Linear Feet (21 boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA