Papers of Abraham Aaron Roback, 1915-1965 (inclusive).


Roback, A. A. (Abraham Aaron), 1890-1965. Papers of Abraham Aaron Roback, 1915-1965 (inclusive).

Papers of Abraham Aaron Roback, 1915-1965 (inclusive).

Contains correspondence, manuscripts, essays and other papers, most of which relate to Roback's interest in Yiddish language and literature. Some materials on psychology are also present. Includes extensive correspondence with persons, organizations, and publications concerned with fostering the preservation and use of Yiddish. Includes drafts of some works on Yiddish literature. Press clippings, many from Yiddish and Hebrew newspapers, concern various topics such as Yiddish, anti-semitism, and psychology; also includes newspaper articles by Roback. Personal materials include papers related to a book on Albert Schweitzer. Handwriting analyses and psychological tests are also present. For information on component parts of collection, see Harvard Archives LOCATION below.

5.7 cubic feet in 16 containers of manuscripts.

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Roback, A.A. (Abraham Aaron), 1890-1965 (person)

Abraham Aaron Roback (1890-1965) was instructor in psychology at Harvard University and also at other institutions. He wrote many books and articles on psychology, Yiddish, and Jewish questions. From the description of Papers of Abraham Aaron Roback, 1915-1965 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76977307 Psychologist. From the description of Papers of A.A. Roback, 1935-1950. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78306855 From the description ...