Erna Magnus papers
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.
- 1943, 1974
- Magnus, Erna, 1896- (Person)
Language of Materials
This collection contains materials in both English and German.
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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.
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.
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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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated by Erna Magnus in 1982.
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