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Pauline Binswanger and Morris Wolf Family Correspondence

Collection ID

SCRC 410

Related Subject(s)

Collecting Area(s)

Description

Collection Summary 
 
Title
Pauline Binswanger and Morris Wolf Family Correspondence
 
Dates
1889-1960, bulk 1905-1915
 
Collection ID
SCRC 410
 
Creators
Wolf, Pauline Binswanger, 1889-1916
Wolf, Morris, 1883-1978
 
Quantity
0.4 linear feet (1 box)
 
Repository 
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries
 
Language
Materials in English.
 
 
Detailed Collection Information 
 
Description of Collection 
The collection consists of correspondence including letters and postcards between Pauline (Polly) Binswanger and Morris Wolf during their courtship and after their marriage on December 5, 1910. Letters discuss Morris’s legal practice and legal partner and friend, Horace Stern; his uncle, Clarence Wolf; their children, Edwin and Robert; and their daily lives. The collection also includes correspondence from Martha and Barnett Binswanger sent to their daughter Pauline and her seven siblings; family photographs, among them cabinet cards and tin types; a book of botanical drawings “Exercises in Botany” created by Pauline; school report cards, and other family records.
 
 
Patron Information 
 
Catalog Record 
A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: https://librarysearch.temple.edu/catalog/991037040986303811
 
Research Access 
Collection is open for research. 
 
Collections Stored Off-Site
This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research. 
 
Publication and Copyright Information 
The Pauline Binswanger and Morris Wolf Family Correspondence is the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. The donor assigned rights to Temple University Libraries.  Other creators’ intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to them or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.
 
Preferred Citation
[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Pauline Binswanger and Morris Wolf Family Correspondence, SCRC 410, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
 
Related Material
Robert B. Wolf and Morris Wolf Papers, SCRC 34, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
 
 
Administrative Information 
 
Acquisition Information
Donated by Mary Wolf Hurtig in February 2019.
 
Processing Information 
Collection processed and finding aid prepared in April 2019 by Jessica M. Lydon, Associate Archivist.
 
 
Index Terms 
The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:
 
Personal/Family Names: 
Binswanger, Barnett, 1854-1914
Binswanger, Martha, 1861-1931
Stern, Horace, 1878-1969
Wolf, Clarence
Wolf, Edwin, 1911-1991
Wolf, Morris, 1883-1978
Wolf, Pauline Binswanger, 1889-1916
Wolf, Robert B., 1914-2005
 
Subjects:
Courtship – United States
Jewish families – Pennsylvania – Philadelphia
Jewish lawyers
 
Places:
Philadelphia (Pa.)
 
Material Types: 
Clippings
Correspondence
Drawings
Ephemera
Manuscripts
Negatives
Photographs
School records