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Kahn-Freund, Otto (1900-1979): pamphlets and newsletters


Reference code(s): GB 1556 WL 1426

Held at: Wiener Library

Title: Kahn-Freund, Otto (1900-1979): pamphlets and newsletters

Date(s): 1941-1965

Level of description: collection

Extent: 1 file

Name of creator(s): Freund | Otto | Kahn- | 1900-1979 | Knight | lawyer x Kahn-Freund


Administrative/Biographical history:

Sir Otto Kahn-Freund was Professor of Comparative Law at the University of Oxford.

Born in Frankfurt am Main of Jewish parents, 1900; educated at the Goethe-Gymnasium and Frankfurt University; Judge of the Berlin labour court, 1929; dismissed by the Nazis, fled to London and became a student at the London School of Economics (LSE), 1933; Assistant Lecturer in Law, LSE, 1936; Professor, 1951; called to the bar (Middle Temple), 1936; British citizen, 1940; Professor of Comparative Law, University of Oxford, and fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford, 1964; elected FBA, 1965; honorary bencher of the Middle Temple, 1969; QC, 1972; knighted, 1976; played important part in the establishment of labour law as an independent area of legal study, and was a member of the Royal Commission on Reform of Trade Unions and Employers' Associations, 1965; died 1979.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers compiled by Otto Kahn-Freund, 1941-1965, comprising newsletters, pamphlets and reports from organisations including the following: the Union of German Socialist Organisations in Great Britain; Jewish Socialist Labour Party; Socialist Vanguard Group; Union of Democratic Control; Arbeitswohlfahrt Gross-Britannien and the Palestine Labour Political Committee.


Language/scripts of material: English and German

System of arrangement:


Conditions governing access:


Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies can be made for personal use. Permission must be sought for publication.

Finding aids:

Description exists to this archive on the Wiener Library's online catalogue



Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Otto Kahn-Freund



Archivist's note: Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2008

Associations | Organizations
Campaign literature | Documents | Information sources
Jews | Religious groups
Political literature | Literary forms and genres | Literature
Socialism | Collectivism | Political doctrines

Personal names
Freund | Sir | Otto | Kahn- | 1900-1979 | Knight | Professor of Legal Science x Kahn-Freund | Sir | Otto

Corporate names
Arbeitswohlfahrt Gross-Britannien
Jewish Socialist Labour Party
Palestine Labour Political Committee
Socialist Vanguard Group
Union of Democratic Control
Union of German Socialist Organisations in Great Britain