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Beck, Rudolf: family papers

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1556 WL 826
Held at: Wiener Library
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Full title: Beck, Rudolf: family papers
Date(s): 1930s-1950s
Level of description: Collection level (fonds)
Extent: 3 folders
Name of creator(s): Beck family


Administrative/Biographical history:

Rudolf Beck owned a removals business in Vienna. His contacts enabled him to ship many of his possessions to the USA during World War Two. Ferdinand Beck is the son of Rudolf.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of the Beck family, including papers relating to their preparations for departure, including forms and correspondence regarding possessions of Beck family; draft inventories of possessions; correspondence of the Rudolf Beck removal company on the shipment of possessions to USA, [1939-1940]. Personal papers of Ferdinand Beck including school reports, references, doctors' certificates; and correspondence on naturalization, 1928-1965. Post war correspondence on property in Austria, mostly between a lawyer and Beck family members, 1949-1952.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
German and English

System of arrangement:

Original order

Conditions governing access:


Conditions governing reproduction:

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

Finding aids:

Detailed description on the Wiener Library's online catalogue

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited by the family, Nov 1989.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.

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:
Mar 2008

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