Erna Magnus papers Edit

Summary

Identifier
MS 0042

Dates

  • 1943, 1974 (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.167 Cubic Feet (Whole)
    2 items

Names

Subjects

Notes

  • Abstract

    Erna Magnus was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1896, and was an author and educator in both Germany and the United States. The collection consists of two items: a typescript manuscript of Magnus's study, "Gainfully Employed Women in Chicago," (1943) and a travel diary written in German describing a trip to Germany, July 15-August 28, 1974.

  • Language of Materials

    This collection contains materials in both English and German.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

    Collection is open for use.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The collection was donated by Erna Magnus in 1982.

  • Biographical Note

    Erna Magnus was born in Hamburg in 1896, received her Ph.D. from Heidelberg University and worked in social work in Berlin. From 1928-1933 she was a faculty member of the School of Social Work of the Arbeiter Wohlfahrt in Berlin and its chief instructor.

    From 1933-1938 Erna Magnus conducted social work and research with the Jewish community of Hamburg. At that time she undertook a study of the contribution of the Jews of Hamburg to the cultural, economic and social life of their city. This study was undertaken at the suggestion and with the support of Fritz Warburg.

    Erna Magnus came to the United States in 1938 where she conducted research on the work history of household workers for the Social Security Administration. She was also a professor of social welfare and research at the Graduate School of Social Work of Howard University in Washington, D.C. from 1947 to 1966.

    She wrote The Social, Economic and Legal Conditions of Domestic Servants (1934) and Zur Ausbildung der Deutschen Sozialarbeiter (1953).

    Biographical information sourced from the Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, accessed 2017 March 1.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Name of folder or item], [Date], [Box number], [Folder number], [Collection title], [Collection number], Special Collections, The Johns Hopkins University.

  • Processing Information

    This is no known processing information for this collection.

  • Related Materials

    Another collection related to Erna Magnus is the Erna Magnus Collection, AR 7166, located at the Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, New York, NY.

  • Scope and Contents

    The collection consists of two items: a typescript manuscript of Magnus's study, "Gainfully Employed Women in Chicago," (1943) and a travel diary written in German describing a trip to Germany, July 15-August 28, 1974.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Instances

  • Type
    Mixed Materials
    Container 1 Type
    Box
    Container 1 Indicator
    1
    Container 1 Barcode
    31151030072502

Collection Details