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Glatzer Collection and Archives

The Divinity Library acquired the Judaica collection and archives of Professor Nahum N. Glatzer in 1991. Glatzer's German Judaica collection includes works by many of the prominent 19th and 20th century German Jewish thinkers, including Leopold Zunz, Herman Cohen, Franz Rosenzweig, Martin Buber and Gershom Scholem.

The Glatzer Collection and Archives contains unique materials focusing on Franz Rosenzweig, Martin Buber, and correspondence between the Zunz and Ehrenberg families. The Rosenzweig papers include manuscripts, correspondence, and ephemera. The focal point of the Rosenzweig papers are the manuscripts of his masterwork, Der Stern der Erlösung. Also in the Rosenzweig papers are correspondence between Rosenzweig and Buber regarding their collaborative work on Die Schrift, their translation of the Hebrew Bible into German, which Buber completed after Rosenzweig's death.

If you have questions about these collections, please contact Vanderbilt University Special Collections and University Archives (e-mail Special Collections ; phone: (615) 322-2807).


Finding Aids for the Glatzer Collection and Archives

All finding aids are .pdf files.