Willie Wolff papers, 1856-1966 | Louisiana Research Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: Willie Wolff papers, 1856-1966

ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 777

Primary Creator: Wolff, Willie.

Extent: 2.0 Boxes

Arrangement: The collection is arranged as follows: diaries (arranged chronologically) and volumes. The collection consists of two boxes.

Date Acquired: 00/00/1988

Subjects: Jews -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 20th century., Wolff, Willie., World War, 1914-1918 -- Jews -- Diaries., World War, 1914-1918 -- Jews., World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners and prisons, German.

Forms of Material: Diaries., Religious texts.

Languages: English, German, Hebrew

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of six diaries written by Willie Wolff, a German citizen working in England at the outbreak of World War I. He was imprisoned for the duration of the war. In his diaries he recorded, in German, his treatment, living conditions, and activities while in jail. There are also Jewish-themed texts, as well as a novel, in German, Hebrew, and English.

Biographical Note

Willie Wolff was a German citizen working in England at the outbreak of World War I. He was imprisoned for the duration of the war during which time he wrote six diaries. The diaries record his treatment, living conditions, and activities while in jail. After the war, Wolff moved to New Orleans.

Subject/Index Terms

Jews -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 20th century.
Wolff, Willie.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Jews -- Diaries.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Jews.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners and prisons, German.

Administrative Information

Repository: Louisiana Research Collection

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.

Use Restrictions: Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Acquisition Source: Estate of Willie Wolff.

Preferred Citation: Willie Wolff papers, Manuscripts Collection 777, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.

Processing Information: Collection processed in 1988 by WEM.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid information entered in Archon by LAC Group in 2011.


Box and Folder Listing


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Box 1: Diaries and volumes
Folder 1: Diaries, Tagebuch, 1914-1915
Folder 2: Diaries, 1915 September 12-October 31
Folder 3: Diaries, 1915 December 21-1916 July 7
Folder 4: Diaries, 1916 August 1-October 31
Folder 5: Diaries, 1917 November 1-December 31
Folder 6: Diaries, 1917 May 7-1918 February 28; 1919
Volume 1: Gebete in Denticher Sprache fur alle Tage des Jahres Bearbeitet von Dr. S. Baer, Rodelheim, 1884
Volume 2: Die Funf Bucher Mojes mit Deutscher Ubersetzung, Frankfurt, 1929
Volume 3: Gebete fur ben Versohnungsabend mit Deutscher Ubersetzung, Rodelheim, 1892
Volume 4: Lion Feuchtwanger, Der Judische Krieg, Berlin, 1932


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