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Creator:
Flexner, Bernard, 1865-1945
Title:
Bernard Flexner Papers
Repository:
Public Policy Papers
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/8910jt60x
Dates:
1882-1946 (mostly 1917-1943)
Size:
20 boxes and 1 folder
Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (scamudd): Box 1-20
Language:
English

Abstract

Bernard Flexner, a lawyer, philanthropist and Zionist leader, was an early supporter of the juvenile court movement. Contains the personal papers of Flexner, including diaries and letters to his sister Mary while he served with the American Red Cross Commission to Romania (1917) and as counsel for the Zionist delegation to the Paris Peace Conference (1918-1919); material concerning Albert Einstein, Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Sacco-Vanzetti trial record, and the juvenile court system of the early 1900s; and miscellaneous correspondence.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Contains the personal papers of Flexner, including diaries and letters to his sister Mary while he served with the American Red Cross Commission to Romania (1917) and as counsel for the Zionist delegation to the Paris Peace Conference (1918-1919); material concerning Albert Einstein, Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Sacco-Vanzetti trial record, and the juvenile court system of the early 1900s; and miscellaneous correspondence.

Also included are biographical notes on Flexner family history, photographs, poems by Hortense, James, and Jean Flexner, and correspondence (1882-1944) between various other members of this large Kentucky family.

Collection Creator Biography:

Flexner, Bernard, 1865-1945

Bernard Flexner, a lawyer, philanthropist and Zionist leader, was an early supporter of the juvenile court movement. From 1917 he lived in New York, devoting himself to various Zionist movements and organizations to aid Palestine.

Collection History

Acquisition:

No aquisition information was captured at the time of processing.

Appraisal

No materials were separated from this collection.

Processing Information

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Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Credit this material:

Bernard Flexner Papers; Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/8910jt60x
Location:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345
Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (scamudd): Box 1-20