Walter Federn papers, 1956-1968  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Federn, ErnstFedern, Walter, 1910-1967
Walter Federn papers
1956-1968 (inclusive)
1.0 linear feet, (1 container)
Collection Number
A 295
Walter Federn (1910-1967) was an Egyptologist who received his Ph.D at the University of Vienna and who was interested in the history of science and medicine. The collection (1956-1968) contains correspondence, including incoming letters from James. H. Breasted, and Immanuel Velikovsky, and also a short biography of Walter Federn.
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University of Oregon
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Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Historical NoteReturn to Top

From a young age, Walter Federn (1910-1967) wanted to become an Egyptologist. He received his Ph.D from the University of Vienna in 1934. Federn was able to read and translate over twelve languages. After 1950, he turned to history of science and medicine, and became a research assistant at Mount Sinai hospital.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection is organized first by the initial donation, then subsequent accession(s).

The initial donation contains correspondence (1956-1962) organized into three sections: outgoing letters; incoming letters from James. H. Breasted; and incoming letters from Immanuel Velikovsky.

Accession 91.111M/Up 515: includes correspondence of Walter Federn and Ernst Federn, a biography of Walter Federn prepared by Ernst Federn, obituaries of Walter Federn, and a Doctorate certificate (in Latin). This accession is filed in the same box as the initial donation.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Welter Federn papers, A 295, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Egyptologist
  • Historians--United States--Correspondence
  • Personal Names :
  • Federn, Walter, 1910-1967
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence