Access and Provenance

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content Note

Box and Folder Listing

A Finding Aid to the

Carl E. Pritz Papers 

Manuscript Collection No. 217

1922-1948. 0.8 Linear ft.


The Carl E. Pritz were donated to the American Jewish Archives by Mrs. Carl E. (Dora) Pritz, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1951. Dora Pritz, by the act of donating the Carl E. Pritz Papers to the American Jewish Archives, assigned the property rights to the American Jewish Archives. All literary rights to material in the collection are retained by the individual authors or their heirs. Questions concerning rights should be addressed to the Executive Director of the American Jewish Archives. The papers are available to researchers in the reading room of the Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives.


Carl E. Pritz was born in Cincinnati in 1878 to Solomon and Caroline Williams Pritz. He was a businessman and a philanthropist. After work as a clerk, salesman, and later, partner, in the Pritz family distillery business Stauss, Pritz & Co., he retired and became active in various Jewish welfare and communal organizations. He served on the Board of Governors of Hebrew Union College and as president of United Jewish Social Agencies in Cincinnati.

In 1907, Carl Pritz married Dora Wertheimer. Pritz died in 1948.


Correspondence, lists, minutes, and reports of a Cincinnati businessman. Included are letters from Paul Baerwald, Israel Bettan, Jacob Billikopf, Boris D. Bogen, Barnett R. Brickner, Louis Finkelstein, James Heller, Henry Hurwitz, Alvin Johnson, Herbert Lehman, Maurice Levine, Ralph Mack, Judah Magnes, Adolph S. Ochs, Lessing Rosenwald, Murray Seasongood, Max Senior, Charles and Robert Taft, Ludwig Vogelstein, Felix Warburg, Jonah B. Wise, and Louis Wolsey. The collection also includes correspondence and reports on various committees, organizations, and societies concerning the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, the United Jewish Social Agencies. Hebrew Union College, the B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation, the Joint Distribution Committee, the New School for Social Research, the Menorah Association, and topics such as Jewish welfare organizations and immigration.


Box Folder	Contents
1	1	A-B, General. [Correspondence.]  1922-1947.  
	2	C-E, General.  [Correspondence.]  1922-1948.  
	3	F-H, General.  [Correspondence.]  1922-1948.  
	4	Graduate School for Jewish Social Work. [Correspondence and Reports.]  1927; 1933; 1937-1939.
	5	Graduate School for Jewish Social Work.  [Correspondence and Reports.]  1940-1941.
	6	Graduate School for Jewish Social Work.  [Correspondence and Reports.]  1944-1947, undated.  
	7	I-K, General.  [Correspondence.]  1924-1947.  
	8	L-M, General.  [Correspondence.]  1922-1948.  
	9	Loewenstein, Sol.  [Correspondence.]  1924-1941.
	10	Morgenstern, Julian.  [Correspondence.]  1924-1948.
2	1	N-R, General.  [Correspondence.]  1922-1948.  
	2	S-T, General.  [Correspondence and Addresses.]    1922-1948.  
	3	U-Z, General. [Correspondence and Addresses.]  1922-1945.  
	4	Union of American Hebrew Congregations.  [Correspondence.]  1922-1943.
	5	United Jewish Social Agencies.  [Correspondence and Reports/Budget Information.]  1923-1948, undated.  
	6	Unidentified Correspondence.  1932-1948, undated.  
	7	Miscellaneous. [Reports, Notes, Lists, Clippings.]  1929-1941, undated.  

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