Erwin W. Straus Collection
Scope and Contents
The strength of this collection lies in the published materials included in it, especially the amount of monographs and reprinted articles which Straus collected, since they reflect Straus's interests in his field and even include his own writings. This is especially true of his folder for Binswanger's article "Vom Sinn Der Sinne," as Straus compiled other supporting materials on the piece.
The second largest series is that of correspondence. While there is a great deal of correspondence from 1969 and 1970, records before and after those dates are less comprehensive, tending to focus more on specific topics such as Straus's stolen art and his family's flight from Germany.
Other series in this collection are smaller and therefore not comprehensive. The entire collection is a small one, so few research materials exist, and the scope of the collection is limited. A language barrier also exists in this collection, as much of the text is in German, rendering it useless for researchers who do not read that language.
Biographical / Historical
1.5 Linear Feet (The Erwin Straus Collection, consisting of 1.5 linear feet of materials, is contained in three acid-free boxes.)
Language of Materials
- Erwin Straus Collection
- An inventory of the personal artifacts and papers of Dr. Ewin W. Straus
- Kelly Anderson and Matthew Jones
- updated 2018
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script
- Language of description note
- English, German
Part of the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center Repository