TABLE OF CONTENTS


Introduction

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content Note

Organization

Arrangement

Restrictions

Related Material

Administrative Information

Box and Folder Listing

Series A. Correspondence. 1920-1985

Series B. Lectures, Sermons and Writings. 1939-1983

Series C. Responsa/Research Files. 1936-1963.

Series D. Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Records. 1940-1983.

Series E. Court Related Records. 1984-1988

Series F. Personal/Family Records. 1908-1984.


A Finding Aid to the 

Alexander Guttmann Papers 

1908-1988

Manuscript Collection No. 663






Introduction


Name: The Alexander Guttmann Papers.

Dates: 1908-1988.

Abstract: The Alexander Guttmann Papers (1908-1988) detail the scholarly career and personal life of Alexander Guttmann. Guttmann served as a professor at the Hochschule in Berlin prior to his emigration to America. In 1940, he became a Professor of Talmud at Hebrew Union College. Guttmann remained there until his retirement in 1978. An ordained rabbi, Guttmann wrote and lectured extensively on halakkah. The papers consist of correspondence, research notes and writings.

Quantity: 11.8 linear feet; 29 Hollinger boxes.

Biographical Sketch

Alexander Guttmann Photo

Alexander Guttmann was born in 1904 in Budapest, Hungary to Michael and Camilla Guttmann. His father was a renowned rabbi and scholar who was also the president of the Budapest Theological Seminary. Guttmann received undergraduate degrees in Semitic languages from both the University of Budapest and the University of Breslau. In 1924, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Breslau.

Guttmann began his academic career in Berlin at the Liberal Teachers College and as a lecturer in a local adult education program. He became a professor at the Hochschule fur die Wissenschaft des Judentums in 1935. At the Hochschule, Guttmann had the exclusive privilege to ordain rabbis. Several of these students, including Emil Fackenheim, Abraham Brody and Abraham Joshua Heschel, later became prominent scholars at universities in America, Europe and Israel. In 1940, Guttmann and his family accepted an invitation from Julian Morgenstern to become a visiting Talmud professor at Hebrew Union College. He became a permanent member of the faculty in 1943.

As a professor at HUC-JIR, Guttmann frequently acted as the campus responsa on halakkah issues for President Nelson Glueck and other faculty. He was active in campus politics and a mentor to several master's and Ph.D. candidates. Guttmann revised, created and ran the Talmud and Codes courses for the forty years he was on faculty. Younger faculty members adapted and created their own courses with the full cooperation and guidance of Guttmann.

Guttmann retired from the HUC-JIR faculty in 1978, although he continued to teach. In 1981, Guttmann returned to Germany as a visiting professor of Talmud for one year at the newly formed Hochschule fur Judische Studien in Heidelberg. Because of his teaching commitments to HUC-JIR he was unable to teach sessions in succeeding years.

In June 1984, Sotheby's auctioned off an anonymous lot of Judaica books which had been moved by Guttmann from the Hochschule to the United States in 1940. Guttmann said that H. Veit Simon, director of the Hochschule, had given him the property and the rights to dispose of it prior to his Berlin departure. However, the sale was blocked by various survivor groups and the ownership of the materials became a court case. The court determined that there was no way to prove Guttmann owned those materials. HUC-JIR and several other Jewish institutions eventually obtained title to the books.

Guttmann authored a number of books starting with Das readktionelle und sachliche Verhaeltnis zwischen Misna und Tosephet in 1928, which won the Israel Lewy Prize at the University of Breslau. Other titles included Rabbinic Judaism in the Making , Studies in Rabbinic Judaism and Struggle over Reform in Rabbinic Literature During the Last Century and A Half. He was an active contributor to several journals including the HUC Annual where he also served as a committee member.

Guttmann participated in several Jewish scholarly organizations, including the Colloquium on Judaism and Christianity at Harvard in 1966, committees in both the Central Conference of American Rabbis, and Union of American Hebrew Congregations, and the World Congress of Jewish Studies (for which he won a 1969 Guggenheim fellowship in support of his lecture).

Guttmann was also an avid amateur photographer and made frequent trips to Israel and Europe. He died in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1994.

Alexander Guttmann married Manya Kampf in Berlin, Germany in 1937. They had four children: Ari Guttmann, Judy Guttmann Mizrachi, Naomi Guttmann Klatzkin, and Esther Guttmann Whitman.

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Scope and Content Note

The Alexander Guttmann Papers (1908-1988) detail the scholarly career and personal life of Alexander Guttmann. Guttmann served as a professor at the Hochschule in Berlin prior to his emigration to America in 1940 when he became a Professor of Talmud at Hebrew Union College. He remained there until his retirement in 1978. An ordained rabbi, Guttmann wrote and lectured extensively.

The papers consist of correspondence, research notes and writings and materials relating to his 1985 court case. A noted expert on halakkah, much of his correspondence and research files relate to this topic. Another common subject in correspondence is the advising of doctoral students working on their coursework and dissertations. There is information about the Guttmann family's escape to America and the subsequent efforts to obtain restitution for their property.

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Organization


The papers are organized into six (6) series as follows:

A. Correspondence

B. Lectures, Sermons and Writings

C. Responsa/Research Files

D. Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Records

E. Court Case Records

F. Personal/Family Records

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Arrangement

See descriptions of individual series.

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Restrictions

Access Information

The bulk of the Alexander Guttmann Papers are open to all users. All papers pertaining to or about living family members are restricted until one (1) year after their deaths. The original manuscript collection is available in the Barrows-Loebelson Reading Room of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the
American Jewish Archives.

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Related Material

Guttmann, Alexander. Nearprint Biographies File.

Guttmann, Alexander and Manya. Interview in which they discuss their activities in Europe and the United States. RESTRICTED. Tape Recording 1064.

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Reconds. MSS Collection. No. 20.

Morgenstern, Julian, Papers. MSS Collection No. 30.

Responsa, American Jewish. Small Collections.

Separated Material

Photographs by Alexander Guttmann of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion faculty members have been removed to the HUC-JIR Picture Collection.

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Administrative Information

Citations

Footnotes and bibliographic references should refer to the Alexander Guttmann Papers and the American Jewish Archives.

Provenance

The Alexander Guttmann Papers were donated by the Guttmann family, Cincinnati, Ohio, in September 1992 and by Herbert Zafren, Klau Library, Cincinnati, Ohio, in December 1996.

Processing Information

Processed by Melinda McMartin, September, 2001.

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Box and Folder Listing















Series A: Correspondence. 1920-1985


The correspondence series consists of ten Hollinger boxes relating to halakkah queries, HUC student candidacies, and publications. The correspondence is both personal and professional. Guttmann corresponded with current HUC students such as Stephen Passemaneck or his former Hochschüle students such as Harris Hirschberg, a rabbi in Los Angeles, California about both their research interests, and family lives. Also, of special interest are the Hungarian claims, liftvan (luggage), and Morgenstern correspondence which concerns the family emigration to the United States in 1940.



Box Folder
1 1
A, General.

2
Abraham, Henry S. (German) 1945.

3
Adland, Jonathan. 1980-1982.

4
American Federation for Jews from Central Europe. Restitution. (English, German) 1953-1968; n.d.

5
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. 1944.

6
Apfel, Ha. (German) 1944-1971.

7
Arfa, Cyrus. 1960-1961.

8
Asa, Haim. 1963-1964.

9
Auraban, Aron. (English, Hebrew) 1971; n.d.

10
B, General.

11
Baeck, Leo. (German) 1940-1956.

12
Bahr, Gordon. 1963-1977.

13
Bennett, Emmanuel. 1961-1962.

14
Berger, Philamore. 1954-1962.

15
Berkowitz, Lazlo. 1983.

16
Berlin, Germany. Jüdische Enzyklöpadie/ Jüdisch Verlag. (German) 1927-1930.

17
Berlin, Germany. Jüdischen Gemeinde. (German) 1925-1936.

18
Berlin, Germany. Lehrenstalt für die Wissenschaft des Judentums. (German) 1930-1941.

19
Bernat, Haskell. 1975.

20
Blank, Sheldon. 1941-1981.

21
Bloch, Chaim. (Hebrew) n.d.

22
Bloch Publishing. 1964-1970.

23
Blooming, Sister Mary Catherine. 1973-1974; n.d.

24
Bloomstone, Bernard. 1960-1974.

25
Bogard, Warren. 1976.

26
Borenstein, Lewis R.. 1973-1974.

27
Braude, Abraham S. 1976.

28
Breslau, Germany. Kuratorium. (German) 1927-1929.

29
Brichto, Chanan. [Herbert] 1965-1969.

30
Brieger, Gerald. Includes candidacy exams. 1975.

31
Brown, Jonathan. 1967-1975.

32
Brody, Abraham S. (German) 1942-1974.

33
Buchanan, George W. 1963-1976.

34
C-D, General.
Box Folder
2 1
Carlebach, A. (German) 1933-1936.

2
Carmilly, Moshe. 1979-1983.

3
Central Conference of American Rabbis. 1958-1977.

4
Chyet, Stanley. 1983.

5
Cincinnati, Ohio. Chofetz Chaim Day School. 1949.

6
Cincinnati, Ohio. Jewish Community Relations Council. 1984.

7
Cincinnati, Ohio. K.K. Adath Israel. 1953-1955.

8
Colloquium on Judaism and Christianity. 1966.

9
Conference on Material Claims against Germany.. Restitution. (German) 1953-1954.

10
Cook, Michael. 1971-1973.

11
Cronbach, Abraham. Hebrew Union College Annual 1941-1962.

12
David, Jerome. 1974-1980.

13
Diamond, Bruce. Includes rejected thesis. 1977-1978.

14
Dreyfus, Stanley. 1948-1950.

15
E-F, General.

16
Ehrlich, Kenneth. 1972-1979.

17
Eisenberg, Azriel. 1964.

18
Elbogen, Ismar. [See also Jüdische Verlag] (English, German) 1935-1961.

19
Finkelstein, Louis (English, Hebrew). 1941-1985.

20
Fischel, Heinz. 1940-1971.

21
Fischer, Lajos. (Hungarian) 1956-1958; n.d.

22
Foreign Claims Settlement Commission. Restitution. 1975.

23
Frank, Herbert. (German) 1940-1943.

24
Freehof, Solomon. 1952-1985.

25
Freier, G. (German) 1966; n.d..

26
Friedman, Barry. 1970-1975.

27
Frisch, Ephraim. 1954-1957.

28
Fuchs, Stephen L. 1973-1976.

29
G, General.
Box Folder
3 1
Galliner, Elisabeth and Helmud. (German) 1935-1963.

2
Galliner, J (German). 1932-1949.

3
Gershon, Phillip. 1955-1968.

4
Ginzberg, Louis. 1943-1955.

5
Glickstein, Gary. 1974-1980.

6
Glueck, Nelson. 1957-1960.

7
Glueck, Nelson. 1961-1970.

8
Goetsch, Christian. (German) 1957-1966.

9
Golb, Norman. 1972-1980.

10
Goldhamer, Douglas. 1972-1974.

11
Goldman, Ed. 1973-1979.

12
Golub, Mark A. 1975-1976.

13
Gottschalk, Alfred. 1955-1984.

14
Greengus, Samuel. 1976-1981.

15
Gross, Anna and Eugene. (Hungarian) 1949-1950; n.d.

16
Gross, Sera and Anci. 1972-1975.

17
Gruenwald, Max. (English, German, Hebrew) 1955-1968.

18
Gutman, Joseph. 1971-1981.

19
Guttmann, Ariel. [son] 1946-1975.

20
Guttmann, Henry. [brother] (English, German) 1927-1945.

21
Guttmann, Henry. [brother] (English, German) 1946-1948.

22
Guttmann, Henry. 1949-1969.

23
Guttmann, Henry. [brother] (English, German) 1970-1988; n.d.
Box Folder
4 1
Guttmann, Manya Kampf. [wife] (English, German) 1940-1964.

2
Guttmann, Manya Kampf. [wife] (English, German) 1965-1968.

3
Guttmann, Manya Kampf. [wife] (English, German) 1969-1971; n.d.

4
Guttmann, Michael and Camilla. [parents] (German, Hebrew) 1920-1933.

5
Guttmann, Michael and Camilla. [parents] (German, Hebrew) 1934-1952.

6
Guttmann, Michael and Camilla. [parents] (English, German) n.d.

7
H-I, General.

8
Haas, Peter. 1975-1978.

9
Hahn, Harold. 1957-1978.

10
Hamburger, Wolfgang. (German) 1950-1984.

11
Hans, ? (German) 1942.

12
Harr, Sheldon. 1973-1974.

13
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.Faculty Publication Committee. 1974.

14
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Sabbatical leave. 1962-1963.

15
Heidelberg, Germany. Hochshule für Jüdische Studien. (German) 1979-1983.

16
Heineman, L. (German) 1943-1957.

17
Heisman, Mordecai. 1944-1945.

18
Helfern, Judith. (German) 1940-1978; n.d.

19
Herman, Ginzcler. (German) 1928-1948.

20
Herscher, Uri. 1977.

21
Hershfield, Nathan. 1955-1963.

22
Heschel, Abraham J. 1943-1950.

23
Hirschberg, Harris. (German, Hebrew) 1943-1960.
Box Folder
5 1
Hirschberg, Harris. (German, Hebrew) 1961-1970.

2
Hirschberg, Harris. (German, Hebrew) 1971-1977; n.d.

3
Hoffman, Lawrence. 1971-1973.

4
Hungary claims. (English, German, Hungarian) 1947-1950.

5
Hungary claims. n.d.

6
Insel, Eugene and Margaret. (English, German) 1949-1965.

7
Jacob, Walter. 1945-1985.

8
Jacobs, Maurice. 1978-1982.

9
Jaye, Harold. 1967-1980.

10
Jerusalmi, Isaac. (Hebrew) n.d.

11
Jewish Law Association. 1982-1984.

12
Jüdische Blindenstalt für Deutschland (German) 1927.

13
K, General.

14
Kammermeyer, J. 1944.

15
Kampf, Abraham and Tauba. [father and mother-in-law] (German, Hungarian) 1940-1972.

16
Karff, Samuel. 1958-1978.

17
Katten, Max and Vilma. [sister] (English, German) 1927-1942.

18
Katten, Max and Vilma. [sister] (English, German) 1943-1950.

19
Katten, Max and Vilma. [sister] (English, German) 1951-1959.

20
Katten, Vilma. [sister] (English, German) 1960-1986; n.d.
Box Folder
6 1
Katten, Merianne. 1940.

2
Katten, Nanny. (German) 1940-1941.

3
Katz, Al. 1975.

4
Katz, Robert. 1950-1984.

5
Kaufman, Max. 1959; n.d.

6
Kende family. [cousin] (Hebrew) 1959-1985; n.d.

7
Kende, Walter. [cousin] 1942-1967; n.d.

8
Klatzkin, Naomi Guttmann. [daughter] 1955-1978; n.d.

9
Klein, Moric. (Hungarian) 1940-1946; n.d.

10
Koller, Israel. (English, Hebrew) 1963-1964.

11
Kozberg, Cory. 1975-1984.

12
Ktav Publishing. 1970-1976.

13
L, General.

14
Landsberger, Dora. (German) 1964-1966.

15
Lauterbach, Jacob. 1928-1940.

16
Lazarus-Yafeh, Havaa. (Hebrew) 1966-1973; n.d.

17
Leo Baeck Institute. 11955-1966.

18
Levy, Theodore S. 1960.

19
Liftvan. Re: luggage transfer from Germany. (German) 1939-1942; n.d.

20
Lippman, Eugene. 1952-1972.

21
Lost, M. (German) 1938-1941.

22
Lowinger, S. (Hebrew, Hungarian) 1946-1972.

23
M, General.

24
Magid, Arthur. 1975-1983.

25
Mannheimer, J. (German) 1948-1952.

26
Marcus, Jacob Rader. 1942-1986.

27
Mehlman, Bernard. 1969-1981.

28
Melamed, Joseph. 1975.

29
Mihaly, Eugene. 1955-1980.

30
Mizarchi, Judy Guttmann. [daughter] 1955-1977; n.d.

31
Morgenstern, Julian. (English, German) 1928-1940.

32
Morgenstern, Julian. 1941-1974.
Box Folder
7 1
Mosad, Harav Kook. 1975.

2
Moses, Sig. 1940.

3
N-O, General.

4
Narot, Joseph. 1971-1973.

5
Nathan, Y. (German) 1941.

6
Nave, Prima. 1967-1981.

7
Neudecker, Reinhard .(English, German) 1976-1980.

8
Neuman, Isaac. 1958-1961.

9
Neusner, Jacob. 1966-1985.

10
Okomoto, Hiroshi. 1960-1973; n.d.

11
Orlinsky, Harry. 1955-1981.

12
Ostrich, David. 1981.

13
Ostrow, Jonah. 1961-1962.

14
Ouelette, Jean. 1969-1971.

15
P, General.

16
Paper, Herbert. 1978-1980.

17
Passamaneck, Stephen. 1961-1965.

18
Passamaneck, Stephen. 1967-1975; n.d.

19
Pearlson, Jordon. 1978.

20
Perelmuter, H. Goren. 1956-1966.

21
Pessner, ? (German) 1935-1941.

22
Petuchowski, Jakob (English, Hebrew) 1965-1978; n.d.

23
Philo Press. 1963.

24
Plaut, Jonathan. 1970-1973.

25
Plaut, W. Gunther. 1971-1978; n.d.

26
Podet, Allen H. 1962-1976.

27
Poller, H. Leonard. 1959-1973.

28
R, General.

29
Racovsky, Boris A. 1957-1961.

30
Raynor, John. 1965-1973.

31
Remson, Michael. 1971-1974.

32
Rivkin, Ellis. 1965-1979.
Box Folder
8 1
Roseman, Kenneth. 1966-1972; n.d.

2
Rosenbloom, Joseph. 1954-1957.

3
Rosenthal, Franz. (English, German) 1943-1958.

4
Roth, Ernst. (German, Hebrew, Hungarian) 1955-1981.

5
Rothman, Robert. 1957.

6
Rothschild, Lothar. (German) 1968-1970.

7
Rothstein, Luisa. (German) 1939-1941; n.d.

8
Roszl, ? (German) n.d.

9
Ruslander, Selwyn. 1964-1967.

10
Ruttenberg, Edward. Candidacy. 1975.

11
S, General.

11
Sandmel, Samuel. 1957-1977.

12
Sapinsley, Elbert. 1955-1967.

13
Sarason, Israel. 1952; n.d.

14
Scala, Bea. n.d.

16
Scheiber, Alexander. (Hungarian) 1947-1958.

17
Schindler, Alexander. 1950-1981.

18
Schwartz, Frederick. 1958-1964.

19
Schwartzmann, Sylvan. 1956-1985.

20
Schweiger, Ernest. (German) 1944-1946; n.d.

21
Segal, Jack. 1955-1963.

22
Sherbok, Dan. 1971-1972.

23
Silverman, William. 1951-1975.

24
Soloff, Mordecai. 1956.

25
Sonsig, Rifat. 1966-1974.

26
Snyder, George. 1983.

27
Spicehandler, Ezra. (English, Hebrew) 1947-1981; n.d.

28
Stahl, Samuel. 1967-1974.

29
Stern, Malcolm. 1966-1970.

30
Stern, Seymour. 1955.

31
Sternfield, Michael. 1973-1976.

32
Sussman, Eva and Fritz. 1947-1948.

33
Szenes, Michael. 1979-1985.
Box Folder
9 1
T-Z, General.

2
Task, Arnold. 1973.

3
Taeubler, Eugen. (English, German) 1934-1953; n.d.

4
Taeubler, Selma Stern (German) 1943-1978.

5
Tchernowitz, Chaim. (Hebrew) n.d.

6
Tsevat, Matitiahu. (Hebrew) n.d.

7
Union of American Hebrew Congregations.Torah Advisory Committee. 1968-1973.

8
Union of American Hebrew Congregations. Torah Advisory Committee. 1974-1977; n.d.

9
United Restitution Organization. (English, German) 1962-1968.
Box Folder
10 1
Veit Simon, Heinrich .(German) 1936-1940.

2
Vida, George. 1969-1970.

3
Volckers, Johannes. (German) 1976-1982.

4
Wacholder, Ben Zion. 1972-1973; n.d.

5
Wallach, Leopold. (English, German) 1940-1976.

6
Wayne State Press. 1966-1971.

7
Wedding telegrams. 1937.

8
Weiler, William. 1971-1973.

9
Weinberg, Dudley. 1945-1946.

10
Weinberg, Werner. 1969-1975.

11
Weinryb, Bernard. 1943.

12
Weiss, Freda. Candidacy. 1979.

13
Weizenbaum, Joseph. 1956-1959.

14
Wheeling, West Virginia. Jewish Institute. 1972.

15
Whitman, Esther Guttman. [daughter] 1957-1968; n.d.

16
Wiener, Tori. (German) 1945-1946.

17
Wolf, Sylvan. 1962.

18
World Congress of Jewish Studies. (English, Hebrew) 1969-1977.

19
World Jewish Congress. 1944.

20
Zionist Organization of America. 1945-1946.

21
Zucker, Daniel. 1983.

22
Unidentified correspondence.

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Series B: Lectures, Sermons and Writings. 1939-1983


The lectures, sermons and writings series consists of four Hollinger boxes (1939-1983). The writings are in either draft or note form, and are sometimes accompanied by relevant correspondence. Many of the lectures were given either at the Hocshchule or HUC-JIR. Manuscript writings do not normally identify their eventual place of publication.

Two index card boxes of Hebrew Talmudic notes are at the end of the series. These files frequently correspond with the material located in the Responsa/Research files.



Box Folder
11 1
Adult Education lecture. n.d.

2
Article fragments. n.d.

3
Bann im Judentum im fruhtalmudischer Zeit. (German) n.d.

4
Bible interpretations and observations. n.d.

5
Bibliographies on Judaism. n.d.

6
Breslau Seminary Inaguration. 1983.

7
Customs and laws. n.d.

8
Does the weekly Torah portion teach us anything? HUC Chapel Sermon. 31 October 1970.

9
Disciples of Hillel and Shammai. n.d.

10
Divergency in Jewish practices recorded in Talmud and Codes. n.d.

11
Eine Ravolutionaere Wandlung im Juedisch-Religösen Leben. (German) n.d.

12
Ethical attitudes in medieval Jewry. n.d.

13
Ezra Stiles, Newport Jewry and A Question of Jewish Law. American Jewish Archives Journal. 1981.

14
Family history. n.d.

15
First Female Rabbi. 1972.

16
Forsdungzeil der Talmudmiffenschaft. (German) 1934.

17
From Bible to Talmud. n.d.

18
Hadassah lecture. 1970s.

19
Haggadah of the Talmud. n.d.

20
Halakkah and miracles. n.d.

21
History of Halakkah. n.d.

22
History of Jewish tradition. n.d.

23
Hochschule lectures. (German) 1930s.

24
Holocaust and Rabbi. n.d.

25
Humane insights of the Rabbis particularly with respect to the Holocaust. n.d.

26
Impact of the Rabbinical Seminary of Budapest on scholarship. 1980.

27
Introduction to prayer and other religious observances. n.d.

28
Jerusalem in Tannaitic Law. n.d.
Box Folder
12 1
Hebrew Union College. Summer institute lectures. 1928.

2
Jewish practices- what are their reasons? n.d.

3
Journey to Jerusalem. n.d.

4
Labelling- Generalisations in Past and Present. n.d.

5
Langer Case. n.d.

6
Leadership. n.d.

7
Lectures. (English, Hebrew) n.d.

8
Localists Linguistic Connections. n.d.

9
Manuscripts. n.d.

10
Marriage and Divorce in Rabbinic Literature. HUC alumni lecture. 1943.

11
Missing Link: Transition from Bible to Talmud. n.d.

12
Notes on Hefker Bet-Din in Talmudic and medieval law. n.d.

13
On Patriotism. n.d.

14
Participation of the common people in Pharasaic and rabbinic legislative processes: chapter in the history of Halakkah. n.d.

15
Pharisees and Sadducees. Jewish Chronicle. 1964.

16
Pharisees and Sadduces: an opinion. n.d.

17
Place of the Minhag in the Talmud. n.d.

18
Psychology as applied by rabbis with respect to and during the Nazi Holocaust. n.d.

19
Punkko die altasyrischen hethischen Gesetz und das alte Testament. (German) n.d.

20
Rabbi Abraham Kook. 1865-1935; n.d.

21
Rabbinical Ordination: a study . pp. 1-100 n.d.

22
Rabbinical Ordination: a study . pp. 101-200. n.d.

23
Rabbinical Ordination: a study . pp. 201-300. n.d.
Box Folder
13 1
Rabbinical Ordination: a study . pp. 301-400. n.d.

2
Rabbinical Ordination: a study . pp. 401-500. n.d.

3
Rabbinical Ordination: a study . pp. 501-600. n.d.

4
Rabbinical Ordination: a study . pp. 601-700. n.d.

5
Rabbinical Ordination: a study . pp. 701-800. n.d.

6
Rabbinical Ordination: a study . pp. 801-900 n.d.

7
Rabbinical Ordination: a study . pp. 901-960. n.d.
Box Folder
14 1
Das redaktionelle und sachliche Verhaltniz zwischen Misna und Tosephta. Review. (German) 1928-1929.

2
Responsa- Life Cycle. (Hebrew) 1973.

3
Reviews. 1951-1971.

4
Road to the Promised Land. Ordination address. 1973.

5
Role of Laymen in Talmudic and Rabbinic Laws. n.d.

6
Second Commonwealth. n.d.

7
Sermons. Holydays. 1952-1954; n.d.

8
Sermons. Kol Nidre. n.d.

9
Sermons. Untitled. 1979; n.d.

10
Some aspects of theoretical halakkah. n.d.

11
Some rabbinical authorities and codifiers. n.d.

12
Some responsa dealing with Holocaust causes. 1971.

13
Spatpharisaertum. (German) 1969.

14
Stellund des Minhag im Talmud. (German) 1939.

15
Struggle over Reform in Rabbinic Literature. 1973-1975.

16
Talmud lecture. n.d.

17
Talmud: a few glimpses. n.d.

18
Talmud and Antisemitism. n.d.

19
Talmud and Rabbinics: selected bibliography. 1970.

20
Talmud- Vergangenheit und Gegenwort. (German) n.d.

21
Tragedies at HUC. n.d.

22
Undated speeches. n.d.

23
Unsere leser schreiben. (German) 1970.

24
Weintraub, Joseph. Tribute. n.d.

25
Woman Rabbi. 1982.

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Series C: Responsa/Research Files. 1936-1963.


The responsa and research files consists of six Hollinger boxes (1936-1983). Materials in the files range from personal notes to printed sources and Talmudic authorities. Some of the material is accompanied by the original correspondence requesting information about the subject. Guttmann frequently provided responsa for his fellow HUC-JIR faculty.

Much of this series is in Hebrew.



Box Folder
15 1
Abortion.

2
Adoption.

3
Articles. (Hebrew)

4
Artificial insemination.

5
Ark.

6
Bar Mitzvah.

7
Bibliographies.

8
Burial.

9
Calender.

10
Card playing.

11
Central Committee of American Rabbis. Committee on Responsa.

12
Children and registration.

13
Codes- Responsa.

14
Conversion.

15
Conversions- adoptions.

16
Conversions- annulment.

17
Cyrogenics.

18
Dead Sea Scrolls.

19
Divorce.

20
Exegenesis. Notes.

21
Euthanasia.

22
Halakkah. (German)

23
Halakkah- guide to Reform Jewish practice.

24
Hebrew abbreviations.

25
Hillel. Notes.

26
Hillel-Shammai controversy.

27
Holocaust.

28
Homosexuality.

29
Human rights.
Box Folder
16 1
Israel Double Standard.

2
Jerusalem in Jewish law and custom.

3
Jewish practices. Notes.

4
Kaddish.

5
Kashrut.

6
Kosher toothpick boxes.

7
Lohe, Edward.

8
Matrilineal principles.

9
Marriage- Cohen and Busik.

10
Marriage- intermarriage, women.

11
Medicine.

12
Mezuzah.

13
Miscarriage.

14
Naming ceremonies.

15
New Testament.
Box Folder
17 1
Notes.

2
Numbers.

3
Pesach.

4
Pesach. Talmudic authorities.

5
Pharisees. Notes.

6
Potatoes.

7
Prayerbooks.

8
Priesand, Sally. Women rabbis.

9
Quotations.

10
Rabbi as counselor.

11
Rabbis in literature.

12
Rabbi's Manual. 1975.

13
Responsa literature. (Hebrew)

14
Ritual.

15
Sabbath.

16
Sacrifice.

17
Sanhedrin. Notes.

18
Sex.

19
Stillborn children.

20
Sukkot. Talmudic authorities.

21
Synagogues, sale of.

22
Synagogue dues.
Box Folder
18 1
Tabulation. Notes.

2
Talmud- rabbi relations.

3
Talmudic rabbis.

4
Talmudic rabbis- part 2.

5
Terminology. Notes.

6
Todstraffen. Notes.

7
Torah reading.

8
Transplants.

9
Weddings.

10
Weinberg, Werner.

11
Widows.

12
Women, education.

13
Women. Tallis.

14
Women and Talmud.

15
Zadokte documents.
Box Folder
19

Unidentified Talmud notes. (Hebrew)
Box Folder
20

Unidentified Talmud notes. (Hebrew)



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Series D: Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Records. 1940-1983.


The Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion series consists of two Hollinger boxes(1940-1983). Materials include correspondence and minutes from committees in which Guttmann was active, including the Committee on Religious Affairs and the HUC Annual .

Guttmann taught Talmud and other Biblical courses for over 40 years. This series has course bibliographies, exams and worksheets filed by course title. There are thesis reports for the students whom Guttmann advised. Finally, the series also has the degree requirements for majors, minors and Ph.Ds. These degree requirements are sorted alphabetically within the major/minor/Ph.D.



Box Folder
21 1
Bachelor of Hebrew Letter Exams. 1957.

2
Cincinnati campus statistics. 1956-1957.

3
Codes. Courses. 1956-1975; n.d.

4
Committee lists. 1969-1979.

5
Committee minutes. 1953-1973.

6
Committee on Curriculum. 1941-1979.

7
Committee on Faculty. 1974-1975.

8
Committee on Religious Affairs. 1970-1983.

9
Course descriptions. 1958/59-1975/76.

10
Course descriptions. 1976/77-1980/81.

11
Degree requirements. 1958; n.d.

12
Faculty memos. 1947-1982.

13
Gaonica Responsa. Course. n.d.

14
Hebrew Union College Annual . Correspondence; reports. 1940-1982.

15
Hebrew Union College Annual . Minutes. 1962-1982.

16
Jerusalmi, Israel. Report on degree. 1971.

17
Library. Donations. 1974.

18
Life Cycle Responsa- 20th century. Course. n.d.
Box Folder
22 1
Major/minor requirements. Christian Fellows. 1959-1960.

2
Major/minor requirements. Codes. 1959; n.d.

3
Major/minor requirements. PhD. Codes. n.d.

4
Minors requirements. Responsa. n.d.

5
Major/minor requirements. Talmud/Rabbinics. n.d.

6
Major/minor requirements. PhD. Talmud/Rabbinics. n.d.

7
Major/minor requirements. Talmud/Tannaitic Literature. n.d.

8
Major/minor requirements. Tannaitic Literature. 1964; n.d.

9
Mishnah. Course. n.d.

10
Miscellaneous bibliography. n.d.

11
Ordination. 1966-1969.

12
Pensions. 1946-1967.

13
Salaries. 1966.

14
Sanhedrin. Course. n.d.

15
Seder. Course. n.d.

16
Summer Institute. Course descriptions. 1945-1946; n.d.

17
Summer Institute. Coursework. 1951-1952; n.d.

18
Talmud. Courses. 1954-1976; n.d.

19
Tannaitic Literature. Course. n.d.

20
Thesis reports. A-K. 1954-1981.

21
Thesis Reports. L-Z. 1954-1981.

22
Year in Israel program. 1965-1966.

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Series E: Court Related Records 1984-1988


The court case series consists of five Hollinger boxes (1984-1988). In June 1984, Sotheby's auctioned off an anonymous lot of Judaica books which had been moved by Guttmann from the Hochschule to the United States. The sale was blocked by various survivor groups and the ownership of the materials became a court case.

This series contains depositions and documents used in the case followed by articles about the case written by Guttmann and others. It is primarily the official court documents, with some media response at the end.



Box Folder
23 1
Sotheby's catalog for auction of manuscripts/books. June 1984.

2
Bamberger, Fritz. Affidavit. 25 June 1984.

3
Guttmann, Alexander. Affidavit. 25 June 1984.

4
Simon, Herman. Affidavit. 26 June 1984.

5
Stone, Marjorie. Affidavit. 27 June 1984.

6
Memorandum of the City of New York. 18 July 1984.

7
Bill of Particulars/Preliminary Statement. 30 July 1984.

8
Strauss, Herbert. Affidavit. 3 August 1984.

9
Kagan, Saul. Affidavit. 7 August 1984.

10
Simon, Herman. 7 August 1984.

11
Amended verified complaint. 8 August 1984.

12
Dennis, Noel. Affidavit. 8 August 1984.

13
Japha, Etta. Affidavit. 8 August 1984.

14
Memorandum of Law in Support of Plaintiffs' motion for preliminary injunction. 8 August 1984.

15
Appendix to the Memorandum. 8 August 1984.

16
Snyder, George. Deposition. 8 August 1984.

17
Guttmann, Alexander. Affidavit. 10 August 1984.

18
Guttmann, Alexander. Deposition. 10 August 1984.

19
Guttmann, Manya Kampf. Deposition. 10 August 1984.

20
Supplemented Bill of Particulars. 10 August 1984.
Box Folder
24 1
Affidavit in opposition to motion for preliminary injunction. 1984

2
Defendants' Memorandum of law in opposition to plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction. 14 August 1984.

3
Schwarz, Walter. Affidavit. 14 August 1984.

4
Snyder, George. Affidavit. 14 August 1984.

5
Biermann, Franz. Affidavit. ca. 14 August 1984.

6
Opinion of Judge White. 24 August 1984.

7
Zafren, Herbert. Deposition. 5 December 1984.

8
Greengus, Samuel. Deposition. 5 December 1984.

9
Gottschalk, Alfred. Deposition. 6 December 1984.

10
Mihaly, Eugene. Deposition. 6 December 1984.

11
Guttmann, Alexander/ Whitman, Esther. Deposition. 11 December 1984.

12
Guttmann, Alexander. Deposition Exhibits. 11 December 1984.

5
10 August 1984.
Box Folder
25 1
Kagan, Saul. Deposition. 4 March 1985.

2
Wachs, James S. Deposition. 12 March 1985.

3
Menke, David. Deposition. 13 March 1985.

4
Meyer, Michael. Deposition. 19 March 1985..

5
Hamburger, Wolfgang. Deposition. 26 March 1985.

6
Lash, Stephen. Deposition. 3 April 1985.
Box Folder
26 2
Snyder, George. Part 2. Deposition. 5 April 1985.

2
Stone, Marjorie. Part 2. Deposition. 18 April 1985.

3
Dennis, Noel. Affidavit. 23 April 1985.

4
Day, Joseph. Deposition. 6 May 1985.

5
Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law for Defendants. 14 June 1985.

6
Plaintiffs' Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law. 15 May 1985.

7
Grossman, Cissy. Statement and correspondence. June 1985.

8
Mann, Pamela. Affidavit. 12 July 1985.

9
Notice of motion for oral arguments. 12 July 1985.

10
Order of Settlement. 16 July 1985.

11
Leo Baeck Institute Memo of Opposition. 30 July 1985.

12
Gottschalk, Alfred. Deposition. 31 July 1985.

13
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Memo of Opposition. 31 July 1985.
Box Folder
27 1
Appendix to Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Memo of opposition. 31 July 1985.

2
Letter to Hebrew Union Colledge-Jewish Institute of Religion concerning Memo of Opposition. 1 August 1985.

3
Mann, Pamela. Affidavit. 5 August 1985.

4
Memo on defendants response. 6 August 1985.

5
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Memo of Opposition. 14 August 1985.

6
Settlement Order. 23 August 1985.

7
Settlement Order. 30 August 1985.

8
Judaica Conservancy Trust. November 1985.

9
Newsclippings. 1984-1987.

10
Notes by Guttmann. n.d.

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Series F: Personal/Family Records. 1908-1984.


The personal and family records series consists of two Hollinger boxes (1908-1984). Much of this material is in German and Hungarian. It includes classroom notes of both Alexander and Manya Guttmann, papers from the Hochschule in Berlin, photographs and police registration papers for the Guttmann family between 1937-1940.



Box Folder
28 2
Autograph book. (German) n.d.

2
Berlin, Germany. Lehrenstadt. (German) 1935-1940.

3
Berlin, Germany. Lehrenstadt. Teaching worksheets. (German) n.d.

4
Biographical sketches. n.d.

5
Birth certificates. 1939-1943.

6
Breslau, Germany. Jewish Theological Seminary. (German) 1921.

7
Calenders. (German) 1938-1943.

8
Cartoon. n.d.

9
Classroom notes. (German) 1924.

10
Classroom notes. (German) 1929; n.d.

11
Educational records. (German, Hungarian) 1920-1932; n.d.

12
Educational records. Jüdische Gemeinde. (German) 1926-1930.

13
Family history. n.d.

14
Guttmann, Manya Kampf. Classroom notes. (German) 1930s.

15
Guttmann, Manya Kampf. Certificates, documents. (English, German) 1901-1973; n.d.
Box Folder
29 1
Guttmann, Manya Kampf. Report cards. 1914-1927.

2
Guttmann, Michael. (German, Hungarian) n.d.

3
Ministerial license/marriage certificates. 1961; n.d.

4
Nearprint. Speaking engagements. 1928-1984.

5
Newspaper clippings. (English, German) 1936-1981.

6
Official documents. (Hungarian, German) 1920-1936.

7
Official documents. (Hungarian, German) 1937-1941.

8
Passports. n.d.

9
Photographs. Guttmann, Alexander. n.d.

10
Photographs. Guttmann family. n.d.

11
Photographs. Unidentified. n.d.

12
Report cards. (German, Hungarian) 1916-1936.

13
Schoolbooks. (Hungarian) 1908-1920.

14
Talmudic postcards. n.d.

15
War related organizations. 1941-1944.

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