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Abraham Rattner and Esther Gentle papers, 1891-1986

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Series 15: Date Books and Diaries , 1937-1977, undated
(boxes 16-17; 1.6 linear ft.)

The date books and diaries record the Rattners' daily lives, business appointments, and their personal thoughts. Most notable is Abraham Rattner's diary from 1939 recounting his departure from Paris to escape Nazism.
This series has been divided into three subseries and filed chronologically:
  • 15.1: Abraham Rattner, 1937-1976, undated
  • 15.2: Abraham Rattner and Esther Gentle, 1955-1973, undated
  • 15.3: Esther Gentle, 1954-1977, undated
Date books and diaries are on reels 5272-5274 unless noted otherwise.
15.1: Abraham Rattner, 1937-1976, undated
Description Container
Date book/diary, 1937
16
1
Date book/diary, 1939 [1940]
16
2
Date books/diaries, 1947-1949
16
3-6
Date books/diaries, 1954-1955
16
7
Date book/diary, 1955
16
8
Date books/diaries, 1958, 1959
16
9
Date books/diaries, 1962, 1966, 1967, 1974
16
10-13
Date book/diary, 1976
16
14
Date book/diary, undated
16
15
15.2: Abraham Rattner and Esther Gentle, 1955-1973, undated
Description Container
Date books/diaries, 1955, 1956
16
16
Date book/diary, 1958
16
17
Date book/diary, 1964-1973
16
18
Date books/diaries, 1965-1966
16
19
Date books/diaries, undated
Unfilmed
16
20
15.3: Esther Gentle, 1954-1977, undated
Description Container
Date book/diary, 1954
17
1
Date book/diary, 1965, undated
17
2
Date book/diary, 1972, undated
17
3
Date book/diary, 1973
17
4
Date book/diary, 1977
17
5

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