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Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 16-001

Hirshhorn, Joseph H.

Joseph H. Hirshhorn Papers, circa 1981-2015, undated

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Hirshhorn, Joseph H.
Title: Joseph H. Hirshhorn Papers
Dates: circa 1981-2015, undated
Quantity: 2.69 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Collection: Accession 16-001
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of genealogical records of the Hirshhorn (Hirschhorn) and Friedlander families. These materials were collected or created by Gene LePere, daughter of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, and include notes, photographs, family genealogy reports, audio interviews, correspondence, copies of vital records, and related materials. In addition, this accession includes three books written by LePere regarding Joseph H. Hirshhorn and the Hirschhorn and Friedlander families as well as LePere's personal file related to her father's estate, including an exhibition/auction catalogue for his furniture collection. Some materials are in electronic format.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of genealogical records of the Hirshhorn (Hirschhorn) and Friedlander families. These materials were collected or created by Gene LePere, daughter of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, and include notes, photographs, family genealogy reports, audio interviews, correspondence, copies of vital records, and related materials. In addition, this accession includes three books written by LePere regarding Joseph H. Hirshhorn and the Hirschhorn and Friedlander families as well as LePere's personal file related to her father's estate, including an exhibition/auction catalogue for his furniture collection. Some materials are in electronic format.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-001, Joseph H. Hirshhorn Papers

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Container List

Box 1

"Bringing the Past to Life: the Story of Lazer and Amelia Friedlander Hirschhorn" by Gene Hirshhorn LePere, 2001

Box 1 of 3

"Bringing the Past to Life, Part II: Hirschhorn/Friedlander Families Revisited" by Gene H. LePere, 2004

Box 1 of 3

"Little Man in a Big Hurry: the Life of Joseph Hirshhorn, the Man Behind the Museum" by Gene Hirshhorn LePere, 2009

Box 1 of 3

Metz/Bluestone (Anna Kaplan)

Box 1 of 3

Kassel, David

Box 1 of 3

From Norway (Becker married Goodman)

Box 1 of 3

Friedlanders - United States (Jacobson)

Box 1 of 3

Additional Family Information - Friedlanders/Hirschhorns/Jewish Brigade Group

Box 1 of 3

Passenger Lists - Joseph H. Hirshhorn

Box 1 of 3

Passenger Manifests - Hirschhorn Family Members Arriving in the United States from Europe

Box 1 of 3

Immigration Passengers Lists of Hirshhorn Family Members

Box 1 of 3

Passenger Manifests - Hirshhorn Family Members (Other)

Box 1 of 3

Hirschhorn, Herman

Box 1 of 3

Other Family Documents - Hirschhorn

Box 1 of 3

United States Vital Records - Hirschhorns

Box 1 of 3

United States Vital Records - Friedlanders

Box 1 of 3

Naturalization Papers - Hirschhorns that made it to the United States

Box 1 of 3

Censuses - Chronological Order

Box 1 of 3

United States - Itzak Friedlander

Box 1 of 3

England Vital Records - Hershons

Box 1 of 3

Birth and Marriage Certificates - England

Box 1 of 3

Australia Vital Records - Friedlanders

Box 1 of 3

South Africa - Friedlanders

Box 1 of 3

Other Documents from the United States, Latvia, and Russia - Hirshhorns/Hirschhorns

Box 1 of 3

Bermans - Joseph Hirshhorn's In-laws

Box 1 of 3

Johanna Friedlander

Box 1 of 3

Written Observations about Joseph Hirshhorn by Family Members and Friends

Box 1 of 3

Letters from Abram Lerner to Gene LePere that Shed Light on Joseph Hirshhorn's Personality and Character, 1991-2000

Box 1 of 3

"Important American Furniture: The Collection of Joseph H. Hirshhorn," Sotheby's Catalogue with Annotations by Gene LePere, January 30, 1982

Box 1 of 3

Joseph H. Hirshhorn Estate - Gene LePere's Personal File, 1981-1987 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 3

Photographs - Joseph Hirshhorn

Box 1 of 3

Box 2

Photographs - Hirshhorn Descendants (2 folders)

Box 2 of 3

Photographs - Friedlanders

Box 2 of 3

Photographs - Latvia (19th and 20th centuries)

Box 2 of 3

Photographs - Friedlanders in Latvia, 2011 (Mitau-Libau and other cities)

Box 2 of 3

Photographs - Gene Hirshhorn

Box 2 of 3

Photographs - Gordon Hirshhorn

Box 2 of 3

Interview with Al Lerner, April 2001 (audiocassettes)

Box 2 of 3

Diane Interviewing Mother (Dora - sister of Joseph Hirshhorn)/Louis/Ella 3 (audiocassette)

Box 2 of 3

Interview with Florie (Florence) Weiss (sister of Esta Carlen, daughter of Annie, niece of Joseph Hirshhorn) (audiocassette)

Box 2 of 3

Interview with Esta Carlen (daughter of Annie, niece of Joseph Hirshhorn) Regarding Amelia (mother of Joseph Hirshhorn), May 4, 2003 (audiocassettes)

Box 2 of 3

Ruth Breakstone Interview about Short-term Affair of Joseph H. Hirshhorn and Anna Ray (Rae) White (friend of Ruth), 2003 (audiocassette)

Box 2 of 3

Interview with Donald Hirschhorn (son of Irving, nephew of Joseph Hirshhorn) (audiocassette)

Box 2 of 3

Interview with Thelma Hirschhorn (divorced wife of Leo Hirschhorn) about Herman Hirschhorn (father-in-law of Thelma, brother of Joseph Hirshhorn), January 31, 2002 (audiocassette)

Box 2 of 3

Interview with Leo Gold (Goldzweig) (son of Freida, nephew of Joseph Hirshhorn) about Joseph Hirshhorn's Business Life (audiocassettes)

Box 2 of 3

Interview with Leo Hirschhorn (son of Herman, nephew of Joseph Hirshhorn) (audiocassette)

Box 2 of 3

Box 3

Photograph - Gene Hirshhorn

Box 3 of 3

Family Trees - Latvian Archives

Box 3 of 3

Selected Documents in Large Format

Box 3 of 3
Electronic Records

Hirschhorn Family Genealogy Report, October 19, 2015

Electronic Records

Friedlander Family Genealogy Report, August 15, 2015

Electronic Records