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Collection Manuscript/Mixed Material Benjamin C. Gruenberg and Sidonie Matsner Gruenberg papers, Benjamin C. Gruenberg papers / Sidonie Matsner Gruenberg papers

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  • Benjamin C. Gruenberg and Sidonie Matsner Gruenberg papers,

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  • Benjamin C. Gruenberg papers
  • Sidonie Matsner Gruenberg papers


  • Correspondence, diaries, speeches, writings, notes, newspaper clippings, printed matter, and other papers relating to the Gruenberg's professional careers and to their personal and family relationships as Jewish immigrants.
  • Papers of Sidonie Matsner Gruenberg document her work as founder and director of the Child Study Association of America, New York, N.Y.; educator of child training and parent education; and activities as a member of the editorial board of Parents Magazine and the Literary Guild of America. Benjamin C. Gruenberg's papers pertain to his career as a leader in the field of research in science teaching, researcher or consultant to government agencies and educational organizations in the fields of public health education and medical economics, lecturer, and as editor and author of a number of books, some in collaboration his wife. Includes material pertaining to the Gruenberg's association with the Society for Ethical Culture, New York, N.Y. Subjects include parenting, cultural assimilation and progressive education, child development, sex education, the teaching of science in secondary schools, and the popularization of the behavioral and natural sciences.


  • Gruenberg, Benjamin C. (Benjamin Charles), 1875-1965
  • Gruenberg, Sidonie Matsner, 1881-1974


  • -  Child Study Association of America
  • -  Literary Guild of America
  • -  Society for Ethical Culture
  • -  Parents magazine
  • -  Assimilation (Sociology)
  • -  Book clubs (Bookselling)--United States
  • -  Child care
  • -  Child care--Periodicals
  • -  Child care--Societies, etc
  • -  Child care--Study and teaching
  • -  Child care--New York (State)--New York--Societies, etc
  • -  Child development
  • -  Child development--Periodicals
  • -  Child development--Societies, etc
  • -  Child development--Study and teaching
  • -  Child development--New York (State)--New York--Societies, etc
  • -  Child rearing
  • -  Child rearing--Study and teaching
  • -  Children--Study and teaching
  • -  Education
  • -  Education--Philosophy
  • -  Emigration and immigration--United States
  • -  Ethical culture movement
  • -  Ethics--Societies, etc
  • -  Ethics--New York (State)--New York--Societies, etc
  • -  Family life education
  • -  Immigrants--United States
  • -  Jews--United States
  • -  Literature
  • -  Medical economics
  • -  Natural history
  • -  Parenting
  • -  Parenting--Periodicals
  • -  Parenting--Study and teaching
  • -  Parents--Study and teaching
  • -  Progressive education
  • -  Social sciences
  • -  Public health--Study and teaching
  • -  Science--Study and teaching
  • -  Science--Study and teaching--Research
  • -  Science--Study and teaching (Secondary)
  • -  Sex instruction
  • -  Gruenberg family


  • -  Arranged in two parts composed of twelve series.
  • -  Part I arranged in seven series. Series 1: Diaries, 1901-1963; Series 2: Correspondence, 1896-1972; Series 3: Subject File, 1914-1962; Series 4: Speeches and Writings File, 1914-1965; Series 5: Scrapbooks, 1901-1960; Series 6: Printed Matter; and Series 7: Miscellany, 1908-1968.
  • -  Part II arranged in five series. Series 1: Journals and Diaries, 1878-1952; Series 2: Correspondence, 1892-1962; Series 3: Subject File, 1894-1958; Series 4: Writings File, 1902-1965; and Series 5: Miscellany.
  • -  Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Container number, Benjamin C. Gruenberg and Sidonie Matsner Gruenberg Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
  • -  Gift, Sidonie Matsner Gruenberg and Ernest M. Gruenberg, 1967-1975.
  • -  Maps transferred to Library of Congress Geography and Map Division.
  • -  Photographs transferred to Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
  • -  Benjamin C. Gruenberg, author and educator, and his wife, Sidonie Matsner Gruenberg, child study specialist, and author.
  • -  Collection material in English with some German and Hebrew.
  • -  Finding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room and at


  • 45,000 items.
  • 137 containers plus 2 oversize.
  • 55.6 linear feet.


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  • mm82024265

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Gruenberg, Benjamin C, and Sidonie Matsner Gruenberg. Benjamin C. Gruenberg and Sidonie Matsner Gruenberg papers.

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