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Antisemitism in USA: printed tracts and correspondence

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1556 WL 1001
Held at: Wiener Library
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Full title: Antisemitism in USA: printed tracts and correspondence
Date(s): 1925-1930s
Level of description: collection
Extent: 1 folder
Name of creator(s): Various


Administrative/Biographical history:

The central themes of the collection are the views of Judge N W Rogers, a virulent anti-semite, who believed in the Protocols of the Elders of Zion and that the financial world was controlled by international Jewry. He sent one of his pamphlets and two others of a similar nature to Hugo Valentin in Sweden, with a letter in which he reasserts his antisemitic arguments. Evidently, they had already corresponded although it is not clear why. In addition there is correspondence between the Jewish Central Information Office and Valentin. Whilst little is known about Rogers, save for the fact that he had published a number of antisemitic tracts, the following information on Valentin was taken from Encyclopoedia Judaica.

Hugo Maurice Valentin, 1888-1963, was a historian and Zionist leader. Born in Sweden, Valentin first served as a teacher of history at a high school in Falun, but in 1930 was appointed lecturer and in 1948 professor at the University of Uppsala. Topics: European/ Prussian history and history of Jews in Sweden. In 1925 he became a Zionist, and from then on dedicated himself passionately to spreading Zionism to Swedish Jews. He became president and later honorary president of the Zionist Federation. He died suddenly preparing an argument against an anti-Zionist in a Stockholm radio station.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers concerning Antisemitism in the USA, 1925-1930s, comprising antisemitic printed tracts including correspondence between Hugo Valentin, N W Rogers and The Jewish Central Information Office regarding the antisemitic material in the Wiener Library (Ref 1001/1 - antisemitic tracts collection).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
Mainly in English.

System of arrangement:

Arranged as in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:


Conditions governing reproduction:

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

Finding aids:

A detailed description exists on the Wiener Library's online catalogue

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred by one of the correspondents mentioned within the collection.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Samantha Velumyl.

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

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