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Finding Aid to the Bernard M. Rosenthal, Inc. Records, 1916-2001
BANC MSS 99/317  
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Description
This collection documents the work of Bernard M. Rosenthal, Inc. and its owner, Bernard M. Rosenthal. Included in the collection are business correspondence, publications produced by Rosenthal, Inc. and business records as well as Rosenthal's personal correspondence and teaching materials.
Background
Bernard Rosenthal, founder of Bernard M. Rosenthal, Inc., was born in Munich, Germany in 1920, into a family of rare and antiquarian booksellers. Escaping Adolph Hitler in the 1930s, Rosenthal's family immigrated to the United States. Ultimately, Rosenthal attended the University of California, Berkeley, as an international student. He served in the U.S. military from 1942-1946, and returned to Berkeley when his service was over. He worked as a chemist and an interpreter before deciding to enter the rare book business. He married his wife, Ruth, in 1950.
Extent
Number of containers: 6 cartons; 1 box Linear feet: 8
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94720-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html.
Availability
Collection is open for research.