Biographical data on Karl Landsteiner, 1923-1952

Mss.B.L23m

Date: 1923-1952 | Size: 0.5 Linear feet, 650 items

Abstract

Correspondence of Dr. George M. Mackenzie with friends and associates of Karl Landsteiner; memoranda of conversations; notes and recollections of Landsteiner by Thomas M. Rivers, 1944-1952, and by Max Neuberger; Landsteiner's departmental reports at Rockefeller Institute, 1923-1943; correspondence on publications. There is much material on immunology, the study of blood, the Nobel award, 1930, antisemitism, and the Vienna medical schools.

Background note

Karl Landsteiner was a medical researcher and Nobel laureate. He was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1935.

Digital objects note

This collection contains digital materials that are available in the APS Digital Library. Links to these materials are provided with context in the inventory of this finding aid. A general listing of digital objects may also be found here.

Collection Information

Physical description

650 items

Provenance

Presented by the Landsteiner family and accessioned, 1958 (1958 1622ms).

Processing information

Only images are noted below.

Physiology, Biochemistry, and Biophysics Note

AuthorFormatDateLanguage
Mackenzie, George M. Anti-Semitism (For use in the biography of Karl Landsteiner. Includes "The Founder of Political Anti-Semitism: Georg von Schoenerer" by Oscar Karbach (1945).) Correspondence (120 pages)1945, 1948, n.d.English
Mackenzie, George M. Memorandum of conversation with Simon Flexner about Landsteiner (For Mackenzie's planned biography of Landsteiner. Includes a letter to Esther Judkins about Flexner and Landsteiner.) Correspondence (2 items)1944, 1951English
Mackenzie, George M. The University of Vienna when Karl Landsteiner was there (Records on Landsteiner's education in Vienna. See also folders entitled "Background: Vienna, Austria. Karankenhaus, Inst. Path.-Anat.;" "Background material on Austria and Vienna;" "Material about Vienna;" "Vienna faculty of medicine.") Records (65 pages)1944-1945, n.d.English
Neuburger, Max, 1868-1955 (Correspondence with George M. Mackenzie regarding Karl Landsteiner.) Correspondence (6 items)1949-1950English
Rivers, Thomas M. (Thomas Milton), 1888-1962 (Notes and recollections of Landsteiner.) Correspondence (3 items)1944-1952English
Rockefeller Institute. Annual Departmental Reports (Annual reports from Landsteiner's laboratory at the Rockefeller Institute.) Records (87 pages)1923-1943English

Indexing Terms


Corporate Name(s)

  • Rockefeller Institute

Personal Name(s)

  • Landsteiner, Karl, 1868-1943
  • Mackenzie, George M.,collector
  • Neuburger, Max
  • Rivers, Thomas M. (Thomas Milton), 1888-1962

Subject(s)

  • Antisemitism.
  • Blood.
  • Immunology
  • Medical colleges -- Austria -- Vienna.
  • Medical sciences.


Detailed Inventory

Photographs
 14 photograph(s)

Abstract: The photographs described at the item level represent a selection from the Biographical data on Karl Landsteiner. They were seperated from the rest of the collection and placed in the photograph collection.

F8.28.5. Karl Landsteiner, half length, formal, seated.
undatedSize: 25.5 x 16.5 cm. Format: 1 photoprintLH-B-33
F8.28.6. Karl Landsteiner, full length, formal, seated.
undatedSize: 25.5 x 20.5 cm Format: 1 photoprintLH-B-33
F8.28.7. Herman Emil Fischer, half length, informal, seated.
undatedSize: 25.5 x 20.5 cm. Format: 1 photoprintLH-B-33
F8.28.8. Karl Landsteiner with four unidentified men and women, half length, informal, seated.
1942Size: 20.5 x 25.5 cm. Format: 1 photoprintLH-B-33
F8.28.9. Emperor Francios Joseph of Austria, engraving, half length, 3/4 profile, formal.
1886Size: 25.5 x 20 cm. Format: 1 photoprintLH-B-33
F8.28.10. Unidentified man, half length, formal.
undatedSize: 20 x 13 cm. Format: 1 photoprintLH-B-33
F11.9.15. Karl Landsteiner in laboratory
undatedSize: mount 30 x 25 cm., image 24 x 19 cm. Format: 1 photoprintLH-B-33
U4.5.47. Karl Landsteiner, formal profile portrait
1917Size: 7.5 x 11 cm.,Format: 1 silver gelatin printLH-B-33
U4.5.48. Karl Landsteiner, formal portrait, age five
1873Size: 8 x 12 cm.,Format: 1 silver gelatin printLH-B-33
U4.5.49. Karl Landsteiner, formal portrait, Vienna, Austria
1916-1917Size: 8 x 12 cm.,Format: 1 silver gelatin printLH-B-33
U4.5.50. Karl Landsteiner, bust, formal profile portrait
UndatedSize: 8 x 11 cm.,Format: 1 silver gelatin printLH-B-33
U4.5.51. Karl Landsteiner, formal portrait, with stone building in background
UndatedSize: 9 x 12 cm.,Format: 1 silver gelatin printLH-B-33
U4.5.52. H. Lampl (?) with wife and two daughters, sitting outside in garden.
Undated LH-B-33

Size: 9 x 12 cm.,Format: 1 silver gelatin print

U4.5.53. J. van der Scheer, Miss Jacobs, and another man, standing in garden, with house in background
UndatedSize: 8 x 11 cm.,Format: 1 silver gelatin printLH-B-33
U4.5.54. Leopold Landsteiner, formal portrait, Vienna, Austria
UndatedSize: 8 x 11 cm.,Format: 1 silver gelatin printLH-B-33

Probably Karl Landsteiner's father

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U4.5.55. Fanny Hess, formal portrait, Vienna, Austria
UndatedSize: 8 x 11 cm.,Format: 1 silver gelatin printLH-B-33

Probably Karl Landsteiner's mother

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U4.5.56. Leopold Landsteiner, formal full length portrait, Vienna, Austria
UndatedSize: 8 x 11 cm.,Format: 1 silver gelatin printLH-B-33
U4.5.57. Herndkigs (?), formal portrait, Vienna, Austria
1903Size: 8 x 11 cm.,Format: 1 silver gelatin printLH-B-33
U4.5.58. Woman, formal portrait
UndatedSize: 8 x 11 cm.,Format: 1 silver gelatin printLH-B-33

Grandmother of Christe Dietrich

U4.5.59. Woman, formal portrait, with hair in bun
UndatedSize: 8 x 11 cm.,Format: 1 silver gelatin printLH-B-33

Aunt of Fanny Hess Landsteiner

U4.5.60. Woman, formal portrait, wearing coat and hat
1903Size: 8 x 11 cm.,Format: 1 silver gelatin printLH-B-33

Grandmother of Helene Wlasto Landsteiner

U4.5.61. Herndkigs (?) and another man, seated, wearing hats and coats, Vienna, Austria
1903Size: 8 x 11 cm.,Format: 1 silver gelatin printLH-B-33
U4.5.62. Death mask of Professor Zucherkiendl
UndatedSize: 9 x 12 cm.,Format: 1 silver gelatin printLH-B-33
U4.5.63. Copy of autospy for patient Heberle, written by Karl Landsteiner
1898Size: 6.5 x 11 cm.,Format: 1 silver gelatin printLH-B-33
U4.5.64. Helene Landsteiner, formal portrait, with signature
UndatedSize: 8.5 x 10 cm.,Format: 1 silver gelatin printLH-B-33
U4.5.65. Helene Landsteiner, standing outside beside fence, holding dog
1916Size: 7.5 x 10.5 cm.,Format: 1 silver gelatin printLH-B-33
U4.5.66. Helene Landsteiner, standing outside with woman holding bag, dog in foreground
1916Size: 7.5 x 10.5 cm.,Format: 1 silver gelatin printLH-B-33
U4.5.67. Helene Wlasto, standing outside, buildings in background, Vienna, Austria
1910Size: 8 x 11 cm.,Format: 1 silver gelatin printLH-B-33
U4.5.68. Robert L. Herbert, bust, formal portrait
1986Size: 6 x 6 cm.,Format: 1 photoprintLH-B-33
U4.5.69. Laboratory, Pathological-Anatomical Institute, Vienna, Austria
UndatedSize: 10.5 x 13 cm.,Format: 1 photoprintLH-B-33
U4.5.70. Group portrait, Karl Landsteiner with nine other men, standing outside, Pathological-Anatomical Institute, Vienna, Austria
1906Size: 8 x 11 cm.,Format: 1 silver gelatin printLH-B-33

Other Descriptive Information: Note with this photograph offers names for several of the men pictured; identities not confirmed.

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U4.5.71. Group portrait, Karl Landsteiner with seven men, in lobby, wearing hats and coats, Vienna, Austria
1911Size: 9.5 x 13 cm.,Format: 1 silver gelatin printLH-B-33
U5.5.164. Karl Landsteiner at microscope
1958Size: image 15 x 10.5 cm. Format: 1 postcardLH-B-33
U5.5.165. Karl Landsteiner posing. Child approximately age 5.
undatedSize: image 17.5 x 13 cm. Format: 1 photoimageLH-B-33
U5.5.166. Karl Landsteiner formal 3/4 view portrait
undated1 photograph(s); Size: image 15.5 x 10.5 cm. Format: 1 photoimageLH-B-33

Abstract: Formal bust length portrait of Lansteiner.

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U5.5.167. Karl Landsteiner and Helene Wlasto Landsteiner [?] and another woman, sitting outside at table.
ca. 1940Size: image 17.5 x 12.8 cm. Format: 1 photoimageLH-B-33

Abstract: Landsteiner and two women sitting outside, exterior wall of house in background.

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U5.5.168. Karl Landstiener, formal portrait
1937Size: image 17.5 x 12.8 cm. Format: 1 photoimageLH-B-33
U5.5.169. Karl Landsteiner and girl dressed as Santa Lucia. Nobel Prize
1930Size: image 17.5 x 12.8 cm. Format: 1 photoimageLH-B-33
U5.5.170. Karl Lansteiner at microscope
undatedSize: image 17.5 x 12.8 cm. Format: 1 photoimageLH-B-33
U5.5.171. Karl Landsteiner formal portrait
undatedSize: image 17.5 x 12.8 cm. Format: 1 photoimageLH-B-33
U5.5.172. Karl Landsteiner, formal portrait
undatedSize: image 17.5 x 12.8 cm. Format: 1 photoimageLH-B-33
U5.5.173. Karl Landsteiner with E. Prasek from Belgrade
1913 December 14Size: image 17.5 x 12.8 cm. Format: 1 photoimageLH-B-33
U5.5.174. Karl Landsteiner in Laboratory
1914Size: image 17.5 x 12.8 cm. Format: 1 photoimageLH-B-33

Abstract: Half length profile of Landsteiner sitting at desk in laboratory with beakers.

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U5.5.175. Karl Landsteiner sitting on ground in Jamaica, Vermont
1937 August 2Size: image 17.5 x 12.8 cm. Format: 1 photoimageLH-B-33

Abstract: Full length candid view of Landsteiner sitting on ground, beside exterior wall of building.

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U5.5.176. Karl Landsteiner
undatedSize: image 17.5 x 12.8 cm. Format: 1 photoimageLH-B-33

Other Descriptive Information: This formal portrait was used with press notices of Lansteiner's death.

U5.5.178. Group portrait, Karl Landsteiner with seven men, in lobby, wearing hats and coats, Vienna, Austria
19111 negative.LH-B-33

Other Descriptive Information: See: image printed box U4.5.171

U5.5.179. Group portrait, Karl Landsteiner with nine other men, standing outside, Pathological-Anatomical Institute, Vienna, Austria
19061 negativeLH-B-33

Other Descriptive Information: See: image in box U4.5.70

U5.5.180. Laboratory, Pathological-Anatomical Institute, Vienna, Austria
undated1 negativeLH-B-33

Other Descriptive Information: See: image U4.5.69

U5.6.1. Karl Landsteiner formal portrait
undatedSize: image 18 x 12.5 cm. Format: 1 photoimageLH-B-33
U5.6.2. Karl Lansteiner formal portrait
undatedSize: image 18 x 12.5 cm. Format: 1 photoimageLH-B-33
U5.6.3. Landsteiner seated in chair outside with hat
1937, August 30Size: image 18 x 12.5 cm. Format: 1 photoimageLH-B-33

Abstract: Full lenght of Landsteiner seated in chair outside.

Other Descriptive Information: Note on back of photograph: " 'Dear doctor, you need a shave?' New Farm, VT. Aug. 30, 1937."

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U5.6.4. Earnest Landsteiner as baby on table in garden.
1918-1919Size: image 18 x 12.5 cm. Format: 1 photoimageLH-B-33
U5.6.5. Earnest Landsteiner, New York City
undatedSize: image 18 x 12.5 cm. Format: 1 photoimageLH-B-33
U5.6.6. Child sitting on bench
1921Size: image 18 x 12.5 cm. Format: 1 photoimageLH-B-33

Other Descriptive Information: Child is probably Earnest Landsteiner

U5.6.7. Helene Wlasto Landsteiner
1906 DecemberSize: image 18 x 12.5 cm. Format: 1 photoimageLH-B-33
U5.6.8. Helene Wlasto (Landsteiner), in Romeo and Juliet
1897 AprilSize: image 18 x 12.5 cm. Format: 1 photoimageLH-B-33

Abstract: Full length formal portrait of Helene Wlasto dressed in costume for play.

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U5.6.9. Helene Wlasto (Landsteiner) in Romeo and Juliet
1897 AprilSize: image 18 x 12.5 cm. Format: 1 photoimageLH-B-33
U5.6.10. Helene Wlasto Landsteiner
1901Size: image 18 x 12.5 cm. Format: 1 photoimageLH-B-33
U5.6.11. Helene Landsteiner, formal portrait, standing.
1901Size: image 18 x 12.5 cm. Format: 1 photoimageLH-B-33

Abstract: Helen Landsteiner standing beside table, formal portrait.

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U5.6.12. Helene Wlasto Landsteiner and unidentified woman
undatedSize: image 18 x 12.5 cm. Format: 1 photoimageLH-B-33
U5.6.13. Helene Wlasto (Landsteiner) as a child
undatedSize: image 18 x 12.5 cm. Format: 1 photoimageLH-B-33
U5.6.14. Helene Wlasto (Landsteiner)
undatedSize: image 18 x 12.5 cm. Format: 1 photoimageLH-B-33
U5.6.15. Helene Wlasto (Landsteiner)
undatedSize: image 18 x 12.5 cm. Format: 1 photoimageLH-B-33
U5.6.16. Helene Wlasto, Vienna, Austria
1900 JulySize: image 18 x 12.5 cm. Format: 1 photoimageLH-B-33

Abstract: 3/4 lenght formal portrait of Helene Wlasto dressed in military attire with sword and cigarette.

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U5.6.17. Helene Wlasto Landsteiner
undatedSize: image 18 x 12.5 cm. Format: 1 photoimageLH-B-33
U5.6.18. Wilhelminen Hospital
undatedSize: image 16.1 x 8.5 cm. Format: 1 photoimageLH-B-33
U5.6.19. Pathalogisch Anatomisches Universitats Institute in Vienna
undatedSize: image 16.1 x 11.8 cm. Format: 1 photoimage
U5.6.20. New clinics. Vienna, Austria
undatedSize: image 16.3 x 7.8 cm. Format: 1 photoimageLH-B-33
U5.6.21. Vienna General Hospital, engraving by Joseph and Peter Schaffer (copy)
1784Size: image 15.8 x 10.2 cm. Format: 1 photoimageLH-B-33
U5.6.22. New farm, Vermont
1940Size: image 17.7 x 13 cm. Format: 1 photoimageLH-B-33
U5.6.23. "Helene Landsteiner and Karl Landsteiner once stayed near here."
undatedSize: image 18 x 12.5 cm. Format: 1 photoimageLH-B-33
U5.6.24. The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, New York, NY
undatedSize: image 13.7 x 8.8 cm. Format: 1 photoimageLH-B-33
U5.6.25. Vienna University, Austria
undatedSize: image 14 x 9 cm. Format: 1 photoimageLH-B-33
U5.6.26. Dachshund
undatedSize: image 15.8 x 11.2 cm. Format: 1 photoimageLH-B-33
U5.6.176 a-f. Nobel Prize for Karl Landsteiner
1930 December 11Size: image 18 x 13 cm. Format: 6 photoimagesLH-B-33