Access and Provenance 

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content Note

Box and Folder Listing

A Finding Aid to the

Katharine Slohm Auslender Papers

Manuscript Collection No. 750

1934-1956. 4.2 Linear ft.



The Katharine Slohm Auslender Papers were donated to the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives by Auslender’s daughter, Barbara Linden of Encino, California, on October 11, 2005.

Property rights are assigned to the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives. All literary rights to materials authored by Katharine Auslender are held by her heirs. Literary rights to materials authored by others are held by the individual author or his/her heirs. Questions concerning rights should be directed to the Executive Director of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives.

The Katharine Slohm Auslender Papers are open to all users. The original manuscript collection is available in the reading room of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives.


Katharine Slohm married Edward Auslender shortly after he was discharged from the Army, in the 1920's. She and her husband lived in Denver, Colorado, where he took up the practice of law. She pursued an avid interest in amateur theatrics. In 1929, they - along with so many others - lost what property they had in the stock market crash.

The Auslenders decided to move to Hollywood, California in 1931. They were the parents of two children, Leland and Barbara. Katharine became very active in Jewish organizations, and in 1939, took an extended trip to Palestine. She wrote a number of manuscripts while there, and filed numerous reports subsequent to the trip. She also spoke to various groups about her experiences in Palestine, and maintained an active correspondence with members of a kibbutz she had visited while there, Ein Hashofet. Katharine Auslender died in 1976


The Katherine Slohm Auslender Papers consist of her writings during a trip to Palestine in 1939, reports she wrote after the trip, family correspondence during the trip, correspondence with residents of kibbutz Ein Hashofet,a trip diary, trip photo album, other photographs, and three scrapbooks. One of the scrapbooks contains writings and drawings done by the children of “Hashomer Hazair” Mishmar Haemek, Palestine.


Box	File	Contents

1	1	Trip to Palestine.  1939.
	2	Trip reports.  1939.
	3	Trip correspondence with family.  1939.
	4	Trip-related correspondence.  1937-1946.
	5	Cooperative work camp in California.  1939.
	6	Trip photographs.  1939, n.d.
	7	Miscellaneous.  1934-1956.
	8	Trip diary.  1939.
	9	Photo collage of children at kibbutz.
	10	Photo album of a kibbutz.  1939.

X-501		Two scrapbooks, one about AuslenderÂ’s theatrical activities,
		the other containing clippings from the years 1944-1946.

X-502		Scrapbook containing drawings and writings by the children of
		"Hashomer-Hazair” Mishmar-Haemek, Palestine.  1938, n.d.

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