Contents and Arrangement

Einhorn and Kohler Families Papers, 1859 November 6-1946

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Consists of a group of family papers connected to Jewish Reform movement leaders David Einhorn (1809-1879) and Kaufmann Kohler (1843–1926), German-born rabbis active in the United States in the 19th and early 20th centuries, respectively. The bulk of the materials comprise papers of Kaufmann Kohler, who was David Einhorn's son-in-law by way of his marriage to Johanna Einhorn Kohler (1848-1932). Kohler's papers include professional and personal correspondence, writings, a personalized wedding and funeral manual, family photographs, documents, and clippings. There is also a group of papers belonging to Kohler's wife, Johanna Kohler, including correspondence, speeches, prayers, and other writings; as well as some correspondence of their children, sculptor Rose Kohler (1873-1947) and lawyer Max James Kohler (1871-1934). Materials related to David Einhorn include a manuscript draft of an 1859 sermon, a group of letters to Johanna and Kaufmann Kohler, and obituaries and a funeral sermon for his wife, Julie Ochs Einhorn (1817-1909).


Arranged by family member.

Collection History


AM 2019-32


No materials were separated from the collection during 2018-2023 processing.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by John Delaney in 2013. Finding aid updated by John Delaney in 2013; Kelly Bolding in 2016, 2018, 2020, and 2021; Faith Charlton in 2021; and Amy C. Vo in 2023.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Einhorn and Kohler Families Papers; Leonard L. Milberg '53 Collection of Manuscripts, Correspondence, and Photographs, C0962, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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